Whether you’re in the mood for some quality time with your guy or simply in need of a quick escape, consider a staycation. And no, we don’t mean the usual Netflix and chill at home. If you’re ditching the usual dinner and movie routine, you might as well do it in style, right? Check out these spots within and not far from the Metro where you can have your romantic getaway—no long weekend required.
1. Henry Hotel
It’s time you discover Pasay’s hidden gem, the Henry Hotel, which is known for its modern-vintage look. Check in at the Garden Suite, a cabin-like room with a sitting porch that leads to a lawn and a pool—perfect for lounging about with a bottle of beer.
2. Azumi Boutique Hotel
Game for a retreat down south? Try booking a room at the Azumi, located in the Madrigal Business Park in Alabang. With interiors decorated with books and street photography, it’s also a place to visit for being the only hotel in the city so far to have a saltwater infinity lap pool. After a good swim, relax in your minimalist room while taking in the amazing views of the city skyline through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows.
3. Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
Nothing would suit an artsy, bohemian couple better than the Picasso in Salcedo, Makati. The colorful lobby interior—inspired by the hotel’s namesake—complement the paintings that hang across the room. Guests can choose from any of the hotel’s 136 European-inspired rooms, dine at Pablo Bistro, and get access to the in-house art gallery.
If you and your partner love food, then checking in at Sofitel is a no-brainer for your weekend getaway. The cheese room at Spiral is enough to make this luxury resort hotel your top staycation choice. But if you need more, maybe the unobstructed view of the best sunset Manila Bay has to offer will convince you.
5. Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa
Go off the grid and visit the only hanging gardens and spa facility in the country thus far. Nestled in Antipolo, Luljetta's is the best spot for a quick couple’s detox. Their offerings consist of a fish spa, infinity pools, a jacuzzi, sauna, a hydro-massage pool, and therapeutic massages.
Whether you decide to go to a relaxing spa facility or an artsy hotel, you’ll always be able to relish your time with your partner. Spice up your mini vacation by trying out new things with him, from taking a salt-water swim in the middle of the city to experimenting with the different flavors of high-quality premium beers. Choose among the crisp, dry and smooth finish of San Miguel Super Dry; the bold, rich caramel undertones and full-bodied flavor of Cerveza Negra; or the perfectly refined San Miguel Premium All-Malt.
The three premium beers of San Miguel have consistently won Gold and Silver medals for excellence at the prestigious Belgian competition, Monde Selection. These prove that what San Miguel freshly brews for the Filipinos are truly world-beloved, world-renowned and are among the best in the world.
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