The Boutique Hotel Experience: Where to Check In for a Spectacular Staycation

Great interior decor and that all too elusive ambiance define these hotels.
by | September 27, 2016

Vacations don’t always mean going to the beach or exploring a new town. Sometimes, all you need is quiet time somewhere you can do whatever you want (like sleep, eat and be merry).

Here are some staycation places where you can do just that—and they’re all very unique, too!

The Henry Manila


2680 F.B. Harrison Street, Pasay City | Website

The charm of this 32-room boutique hotel is in its quirky and artsy interior. It’s a home away from home with rooms surrounded by gardens and mid-century furnishings. The hotel occupies five houses which were built in the 1950s and it’s kept its nostalgic ambience—perfect for lounging around with a great book or just enjoying a lazy day in bed.

Privato Hotel


706 Shaw Boulevard, Pasig, 1605 Metro Manila | Website

If you’re looking for a hotel that’s got that artistic, bohemian vibe with all the modern amenities, then Privato is the perfect place—and it’s also affordable with rates starting around PHP1800!

You can enjoy a hearty breakfast at Piazza Privato, international cuisine and sundown drinks at Verona Roof deck, or indulge on sweet treats at Privato Café. This hotel also has a rooftop pool.

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences



119 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati | Website

Just 15-minutes away from Ayala Museum is this very chic, very hip boutique hotel which offers themed studios and suites. Just like it’s iconic painterly namesake, the vibrant colors and statement arts will make you feel like you’re staying inside a virtual art gallery. Because of its convenient location, pubs and restaurants are also just around the corner if you want to have drinks or enjoy a good meal. The hotel also has a gym and a bistro café for added convenience.

Azumi Boutique Hotel



2205 Market St, Cupang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila | Website

This place’s name is the Japanese term for “safe residences.” It is located in the heart of Alabang, just walking distance from malls like Alabang Town Center and Molito. Each room has its own mini-kitchen so bringing your own food won’t be a problem. While here, make sure to spend a relaxing afternoon on the rooftop where you can enjoy the city view while having a swim.

The Bayleaf Intramuros



Muralla corner Victoria streets, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila | Website

Stay within the historic walled city and be just a stone’s throw away from historical churches, palaces, museums, and fine courtyards. One of outstanding features of this hotel is the al fresco, strategically located roof deck View Bar; it’s where guests can view the beautiful Manila sunset. It’s also known for its coffee and churros pairing which can be had at the Churros Café.

Got any other unique, and themed accommodations perfect for staycations? Post them in the comments!


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