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10 Best Essential Places to Stay in the Philippines in 2022

According to TripAdvisor, here are the perfect Place to Start Your Adventure!

Best places to stay in Philippines - ABACA BOUTIQUE RESORT
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The Philippines, without a doubt, is surely one of the most exciting destinations in the world. From white sand beaches, mesmerizing blue waters, mountain ranges, and cascading waterfalls to the busy streets and tall buildings of its cities boasting delicious street food and nightlife–the country truly is a paradise full of wonders waiting to be explored.

But before you can venture on all of these, here are TripAdvisor’s… 

10 Essential Places To Stay in the Philippines this 2022

(10) Summit Ridge Tagaytay (Tagaytay City, Cavite)

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Nestled near one of the most iconic attractions in Tagaytay, Summit Ridge Tagaytay; a 108-room first class hotel and convention center offers and provides a respite that could make one’s stay in Tagaytay worthwhile. 

The first entry in our best places to stay in Philippines according to TripAdvisor, has recreational facilities to help keep guests fit and relaxed during their stay: a tranquil spa, gorgeous infinity pool, in-house gym, and an indoor basketball and badminton court. And after a long day of fun and relaxing activities, fall for the savory treats from Cafe Summit, and at the numerous dining outlets found next door at Robinsons Tagaytay.

(9) COAST (Boracay, Aklan)

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With its all-white walls and floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, COAST Boracay is the perfect accommodation for the hip and trendy. The hotel will allure you with its charming outlook that speaks fun, quirky, and vibrant. The resort features 71 chic rooms with five different types to choose from–Deluxe, Premier, One Bedroom Suite, Loft, and Blue Marina. 

It also brags quality facilities which cater to their guests’ needs. Take a relaxing dip in their pools while savoring free servings of ice cream and popcorn. The resort also takes pride in serving good quality food through Cha Cha’s Beach Cafe that is also just inside the premises.

(8) Harolds Evotel (Cebu City, Cebu)

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Harolds Evotel, situated in the uptown area of Cebu City, offers a variety of amenities one will enjoy and relax into. From their luxurious rooms, high-speed internet, your stay in this hotel will surely be worthwhile. 

Pamper yourself with their recreational opportunities such as a fitness center and enjoy international cuisine at H-Cafe, or stay in and take advantage of the room service. Featured amenities include a business center and dry cleaning/laundry services. And to wrap your day, have a drink and relax at the bar.

(7) El Nido Resorts (El Nido, Palawan)

Best places to stay in Philippines - EL NIDO RESORTS LAGEN ISLAND
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From the variety of birds and other animals that can be found on the island, this is without a doubt a paradise not only for ocean lovers–but for nature lovers as well! Featuring 51 fully furnished rooms with full-height sliding glass doors, it has options of a forest, water, and cove view. 

Guests can enjoy on-site sport activities such as frisbee, volleyball, badminton, soccer, and table tennis. Kids also get access to the resort’s Kids Activity Center. And the resort also offers marine activities such as diving, kayaking and windsurfing. Hike through the forest trails to get to the coves of the island offering a spectacular view!

(6) New Coast Hotel Manila (Manila)

Best places to stay in Philippines - NEW COAST HOTEL MANILA
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The 5-star business deluxe hotel in Manila boasts of 288 guest rooms featuring superior and deluxe rooms, well-appointed club rooms and luxurious suites. Capping the well-orchestrated hotel experience is the picturesque sunset overlooking the Manila Bay.

Moreover, it offers a full range of amenities and services including an executive lounge, signature restaurants, event facilities together with other wellness and recreational centers.


(5) Citadines Bay City Manila

Best places to stay in Philippines - CITADINES BAY MANILA
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Citadines Bay City Manila is a serviced apartment located in Manila’s Entertainment City Complex. Citadines Bay City Manila is a part of Citadines Apart’Hotel brand and is managed by Singapore’s The Ascott Limited. With splashes of blues and yellows, the interior of Citadines Bay City Manila brings in the coastal vibe of Manila Bay’s area famous for its golden sunsets.

Enjoy a buffet breakfast offered in the restaurant and dinner at the À La Carte Bay City Cafe restaurant. Child care, babysitting and children’s menu are available for guests with children. There is also a fitness club on site.

(4) Abaca Boutique Resort ( Mactan Island, Cebu)

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In the tranquil peninsula of Punta Engano in Mactan Island lies Abaca Boutique Resort, an exclusive boutique resort in a tropical garden setting that boasts of an oceanfront, suite room accommodations, and a full-service California-Mediterranean restaurant. 

Abaca is all about relaxing in style. The spa offers treatment in sublime surroundings either inside or outdoors. The award-winning Abaca Restaurant provides fine dining on the oceanfront, with a laid-back atmosphere in an open-air setting. Ask to sit at the Chef’s Table and you’ll be able to watch the chefs as they prepare gastronomical delights.

(3) The Manor at Camp John Hay (Baguio City, Benguet)

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The Manor Hotel is found in Camp John Hay, within the forests just outside of Baguio City. The hotel isn’t only a trusted luxury hotel in Baguio; it’s a home away from home that offers guests the quintessential Baguio experience. With their rooms offering stunning views of the surrounding forests, and are all equipped with modern amenities, you would probably prolong your stay here!

The Camp is a popular leisure destination in Northern Luzon, with walking trails, picnic areas, bridle paths, and an 18-hole golf course on site. There is also a restaurant, deli, and bar to provide all dining requirements, and a number of spa packages are available.

(2) The Cocoon Boutique Hotel (Quezon City)

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The Cocoon is a hotel with a mission: to leave the smallest possible footprint. At Cocoon Boutique Hotel, they believe in environmentally sustainable luxury with the least impact on the environment to make a positive contribution to the community. 

The hotel offers spacious and luxurious rooms and amenities, superb customer service, and delicious food. Spa at Cocoon is a relaxing wellness center offering massages and salon services. It features a couple of treatment rooms, a sauna, and a mani-pedi area. 

(1) The Alpha Suites (Makati City)

Best places to stay in Philippines - THE ALPHA SUITES
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Offering a wide range of stylish, well-equipped suites that are more spacious and up-to-date than those of other neighboring luxury hotels, The Alpha Suites is not your typical staycation hotel in the block as it offers unbeatable value for such well thought out and designed interiors that millennials would surely enjoy.

For more details about each of the properties listed here in the Best Essential Places to stay in Philippines, be sure to check each of the contact information.


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