Hippest Boutique Hotels in the South

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by | August 09, 2016

Imagine star-ranked hotels’ hospitality and facilities, but with a more intimate, personalized and intricately-designed setting. That is the charm of boutique hotels. No room looks the same. You can look forward to distinct furnishings and a special ambiance—with every room providing a different experience. They’re smaller and generally more modest than normal hotels, but that also means more privacy and attention from the staff.

Sold? Head down south, and enjoy a lavish stay at these hip and beautiful, boutique hotels.


Kilometer 58, General Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy, Maharlika East, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Hwy
(046) 413 3552, 0917 672 8182 |
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Tagaytay’s first design hotel, Domicillo, is a product from leading Filipino designers, architects and style gurus. Your eyes will have plenty of eye candy even as your soul is pampered in this serene and exclusive eight-room boutique hotel. Here, aesthetics and function are perfectly combined.

Excellent service mingles with three elements that Domicillo puts great importance on—contemporary art, design and architecture. Most rooms feature a majestic view of the Taal volcano and lake, too.

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Domiccilo Tagaytay

Vivere Azure

Anilao 4202, Mabini, Batangas City
(02) 771 7777 | Facebook | Website

Here’s a luxurious getaway at the diving capital of the Philippines. Vivere Azure merges tropical amenities, impeccable service and the irresistible combo of sun-sand-sea. Enjoy its private beach, spa services, diving packages and water sports. Don’t miss the majestic sunset while you’re here, too. It’s best viewed while lounging at Vivere Azure’s gorgeous infinity pool.

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Vivere Azure

The Boutique Bed and Breakfast

45 Aguinaldo Highway, Silang Crossing East, Tagaytay City
(046) 413 1798, 0927 363 2660, 0917 598 4480 |

This isn’t your usual cozy bed and breakfast. The Boutique is a quirky fusion of American, European and Asian designs with Filipino hospitality always at the forefront. It’s conveniently located at the heart of Tagaytay, right beside the city’s best food spots.

The Boutique’s rooms are uniquely inspired by the stages of falling in love. Each one represents an emotion included in that all too familiar process. And for the ultimate in relaxation with your beau, go for The Boutique’s spa and breakfast-in-bed services.

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2205 Market Street, Cupang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
(02) 869 9888 |
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Azumi is a modern and tasteful boutique hotel that’s walking distance from Alabang’s prime attractions. Hotspots for shopping, dining and night-life are very near Azumi—such as Alabang Town Center, Molito Mall and Madrigal Business Park. But if you don’t feel like going out, Azumi is practically complete with the makings of a good staycation. There’s Romulo’s Café, an infinity lap pool and nail spa.

Also, don’t miss out on its roof deck that provides a 360-degree view of the Alabang skyline.

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Azumi Hotel Alabang

Discovery Country Suites


300 Calamba Road, San Jose, Tagaytay
(02) 529 8172 |
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While you’re staying at Discovery Country Suites, you can pretend you’re ballin’ enough to have a beautiful country home. This manor has seven master suites that are each uniquely furnished. They have some things in common, though. All rooms are spacious, tastefully-decorated and designed with the priority of your utmost comfort.

Also look forward to the world-class Verbena restaurant and a garden that provides a lovely view of the Taal Lake and Volcano.

Any other boutique hotels in the South we need to check out? Let us know in the comments!

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