Moms and Dads

Local Escapes: Staycations in and Around Metro Manila

Relax and recharge in style while reconnecting with your partner at these luxury hotels in and around the Metro.

This story about staycations in Metro Manila first came out in Modern Parenting’s special Mother’s Day-Father’s Day 2023 Print Edition available on

Sometimes, the best vacation is one where you don’t have to go through traffic. Going on a staycation in Metro Manila is also the perfect way to recharge and relax while spending some time with your husband or wife. Take a break from the daily grind and temporarily escape the chaos of home or work at these luxury hotels.

Hotel Okura

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First up is Hotel Okura Manila. Nestled within Newport World Resorts Manila, Hotel Okura offers a unique fusion of traditional Japanese designs and Filipino warmth. From the moment you step into the lobby, you’ll be greeted by warm smiles, an inviting atmosphere, and a host of luxurious amenities. The hotel’s Japanese-inspired structures, surrounded by natural wood and stone elements, create a cozy and enchanting atmosphere that sets the tone for the rest of your stay, too.

They offer a wide array of accommodations. These include the Hinoki-yu Room which features Hinoki (Japanese cypress) wooden bathtubs handcrafted by Japanese artisans. All guest rooms are furnished with the comfiest beds. Moreover, they have separate areas for bathtub and rainfall shower. Plus, they boast state-of-the-art amenities, which include a Nespresso machine and a Japanese bidet. With its premium service coupled with exceptional dining options, Hotel Okura is the perfect choice for a relaxing and unforgettable staycation for parents looking to unwind.

Admiral Hotel

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Up next is Admiral Hotel. Set along Roxas Boulevard with sweeping views of Manila Bay, Admiral Hotel is a portal to the city’s golden era. And it’s all thanks to its distinctive blend of modern Filipino-Spanish and Art Deco design reminiscent of Manila in the early 1940s. The hotel’s signature design honors its legacy as an iconic landmark and a vibrant social hub of the city’s elite. Guests are invited to experience the country’s rich Filipino-Spanish history and the multicultural neighborhood surrounding it.

The hotel has six uniquely themed floors. Each floor showcases local culture—including festivals, heroes, folk dances, traditional games, and native objects. The 123 guestrooms have premium amenities. These include Samsung TVs with Bose soundbars, Nespresso coffee machines, TWG tea sets, and organic Appelles bath amenities. It also boasts Six Executive Suites and the Doña Suite (or Presidential Suite) to offer an expansive living space. As the only luxury boutique hotel in Manila that provides an unparalleled array of experiences and offerings that go beyond the ordinary, parents will surely enjoy reliving the glamour of Manila’s golden age.

Anya Resort Tagaytay

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Last but not least is Anya Resort. Located in a verdant seven-hectare landscape just an hour away from the bustle of the city, with picturesque views of pineapple plantations and the Tagaytay panorama, Anya Resort is a boutique hotel that springs to life. With elemental tranquility and touches of luxury and privacy. Behind the mindful design that favors guests’ needs is powerhouse Manny Samson and Associates. Their familial Filipino tropical theme accentuated with functional contemporary elements translate to comfort, light, natural harmony, and restorative energy.

Anya understands that keeping mindset, health, and wellness in check is a rising priority for many parents in search of a luxury getaway. The resort is designed to address all its guests’ needs by offering a multi-sensory experience of revitalization. Enjoy the cool Tagaytay breeze right from your en-suite veranda. All while you sip your morning brew or catch up on your current read. Level up your relaxation by drawing a warm bubble bath in the resort’s spacious signature bathroom. The full range of experiences that you can curate is just among the many reasons why Anya Resort Tagaytay is a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World. It’s a distinct institution that includes the 500 best luxury hotels in the world!

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