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You Don’t Have to Leave the City for A Soul-searching Retreat at These 7 Staycation Hotels in Metro Manila

Visit these hotels for your peaceful Holy Week staycation in Metro Manila.

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | March 24, 2023
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It’s Holy Week once again—a time for reflection and prayer for most Filipinos.

Images: Azumi Boutique Hotel (L); Diamond Hotel (R)

The question of what hotels in Metro Manila to stay in this Holy Week is frequently asked. For most urbanites, the answer lies in the province, where they can take a break from city life. But since most city-dwellers do this, heavy traffic going out of the city becomes an added burden. Thankfully, there is good news: you don’t have to leave the city to spend your Holy Week staycation. Metro Manila is teeming with some of the best staycation destinations. So whether you want peace or soul-searching, let the following hotels show you where to stay in Metro Manila.


1. Azumi Boutique Hotel

Where: 2205 Market Street, Madrigal Business Park Phase III, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Rate: Starts at PhP2,829


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The Japanese word Azumi means “safe residence.”

Image: Azumi Boutique Hotel’s Facebook page

Unlike most other establishments, Azumi Boutique Hotel is a hotel in Metro Manila that takes a minimalist approach to style, which means less clutter and more space. Despite not having as many decors as the other hotels, this boutique hotel offers the same level of comfort and convenience. It also adopts environment-friendly features and maximizes natural light through ceiling glass windows. If you still don’t know where to stay in Metro Manila, which offers a saltwater infinity lap pool, Azumi is the only one with this!


2. Acacia Hotel Manila

Address: 5400 E Asia Dr, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Rate: Starts at PhP3,040


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Acacia Hotel Manila’s pool offers a great view of Alabang.

Image: Acacia Hotel Manila

Next, on our list of hotels in Metro Manila is the Acacia Hotel Manila that gained a five-star status thanks to its luxurious interiors and world-class service and facilities. Located in Alabang, Acacia Hotel is a great Holy Week staycation destination for those looking for where to stay in Metro Manila, which is near shopping centers and tourist attractions. After your tiring day, have plenty of blissful sleep in your room’s “Dream Bed”–a customized orthopedic bed with memory foam. If you’re not catching some rest, you can take a quick dip into one of their outdoor pools with a view of the city. Looking a warm and comforting experience? Relax in one of their hot tubs instead.


3. The Malayan Plaza Hotel

Address: ADB Avenue corner Opal Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Rate: Starts at PhP3,100


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The Malayan Plaza Hotel combines a hotel’s sophistication and the home’s warmth.

Image: The Malayan Plaza Hotel

Who knew business centers like Ortigas could be one of your Holy Week staycation hubs? Along ADB Avenue stands The Malayan Plaza Hotel, where business meets relaxation. Just a short walk to The Podium and SM Megamall, this hotel in Metro Manila’s location is perfect for those who want to do some shopping during their staycation. Whether you’re here for a night or a whole weekend and still don’t know where to stay in Metro Manila, The Malayan Plaza Hotel’s spacious and home-like rooms will make you comfortable. Some of the outstanding amenities in the hotel include a four-foot-deep lap pool, a children’s playroom, and a fitness gym. When you want to go on a gastronomical adventure, head to the Executive Lounge and sample the vast array of a la carte dishes inspired by various cultures.


4. Belmont Hotel Manila

Address: Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City
Rate: Starts at PhP4,926.01


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You can choose from either the jacuzzi or the swimming pool.

Image: Belmont Hotel Manila

Just a short walk from Resorts World Manila is the next in our list of hotels in Metro Manila for your Holy Week staycation. Belmont Hotel Manila combines leisure with entertainment. Its convenient location makes it an excellent option for those who want to relax but also go out and have fun. Some of these hotels in Metro Manila’s best features are their roof deck swimming pool with a 360-degree panoramic view of the city and an outdoor jacuzzi. There is also a sauna, steam room, and massage deck for additional relaxation. Regarding their accommodations, Belmont Hotel’s rooms might be compact but are designed to be fully efficient.


5. Astoria Plaza

Where: 15 J. Escriva Drive, Ortigas Business District, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Rate: Starts at PhP4,940


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You can see the incredible Ortigas skyline from your room at Astoria Plaza.

Image: Astoria Plaza

Despite being in one of the busiest cities in the country, Astoria Plaza is a hotel in Metro Manila that offers you the rest and recuperation you need. For your Holy Week staycation, Along with their spacious and upscale rooms, the hotel’s overall pleasant and cozy ambiance can make even the most stressed guest feel at peace. Some amenities include a fitness center and outdoor pools for adults and kids. If you’re hungry, there are two options: Cafe Astoria, where you can indulge in different flavors of the world, and Minami Saki, for your Japanese food cravings.


6. I’M Hotel

Where: 7862 Makati Ave. Makati, 1210 Metro Manila
Rate: Starts at PhP5,700


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I’M Hotel is the first five-star hotel in Poblacion, Makati

Image: I’M Hotel

Here’s a fact about I’M Hotel: it is the first hotel in Manila that features an onsen spa. Resembling a hot spring, the onsen spa is the hotel’s version of a Japanese onsen (public bath) which uses carbonated bath technology imported from Japan. If that doesn’t impress you enough, wait until you see their acrylic-bottomed infinity pool. For a chill drinking session, you can check out Antidote, the hotel’s rooftop bar, which is also the first jellyfish bar in the country. Of course, a great hotel stay means that there should be equally great choices for food as well. With nine different dining outlets offering various international cuisines, you can eat anything from Italian to modern Chinese.


7. Diamond Hotel Philippines

Where: Roxas Boulevard cor. Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila, Philippines
Rate: Starts at PhP6,072.87


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Diamond Hotel’s outdoor pool is also surrounded by comfy lounge chairs.

Image: Diamond Hotel

Located right at the heart of Manila, Diamond Hotel Philippines is a hotel in Metro Manila that promises excellent experiences for all its guests. Its impressive facilities, such as an outdoor whirlpool, swimming pool, tennis court, and gym, will fill your stay with recreational activities. If you’re not in the mood for physical activities, unwind at The Health Club and Spa with massages and reflexology treatments. With a fantastic sight of the magnificent Manila Bay, you can view the spectacular sunsets from your rooms. The rooms are also fabulously decorated, so expect a comfortable and luxurious stay.


A quiet refuge is something that every stressed city-dweller should escape to at least once in a while. And as these hotels show, a haven doesn’t have to be far away: it can be right at the heart of a busy city!


If you don’t know where to stay in Metro Manila, visit Yoorekka Magazine to discover more staycation spots.


Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions. For now, keep safe!


This article was initially published in Yoorekka on April 15, 2019.


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About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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