We asked and got answered and among the picks are an irreverent industrial-style room and a sky hotel with city and mountain views
You don’t have to fly out to enjoy a break in the city if only you know where to book and stay cocooned. Here are five beautifully-designed rooms in Metro Manila to consider for your next staycation.
B Hotel is minimalist and definitely instagrammable, its hallways and rooms adorned by pipes and bike wheels; furniture are made of wood and glass; and its unpainted walls evoke an industrial vibe consistent with its monochrome color scheme.
The industrialist feel extends to all rooms. The one-bedroom suite features a more subdued palette working well with its uncluttered floor layout, large windows, and metal light fixtures. It also comes with a living room, dining room, mini-kitchen and a separate bedroom furnished with a king-size bed and private toilet and bath enclosed in frosted glass. Modern comforts are available to enjoy: satellite/cable LED TV, free LAN and WiFi internet access, in-room safe, telephone with NDD/IDD, and minibar.
Located at 14 Scout Rallos, Laging Handa, Quezon City
As the name suggests, this boutique hotel is really a nesting place allowing you to escape everyday life. Putting sustainability at the core of its design makes it the perfect choice for those who want a comfortable, luxurious yet guilt-free stay.
The eco-friendly amenities are the selling point of the rooms, which use reclaimed woods, nature-inspired paintings hung on the walls and organic bath essentials. The color palette—oranges, greens and whites—is a nod to nature. The deluxe room, for one, promises a restful slumber—thanks to its premium bed with pocket springs and memory foam and Egyptian cotton bedlinen. Its bathroom is equally luxurious with its deep-soak bathtub, rainshower and speakers for TV-viewing convenience.
Located at 61 Scout Rallos St., cor Scout Tobias St., Brgy. Laging Handa, Diliman, Quezon City
Artsy meets nature is the vibe of this serviced residence. Its main colors green, blue and yellow instantly put you at ease the moment you go inside the lobby. Inside are interesting touches like furniture pieces by Kenneth Cobonpue including the designer’s Hibiscus flower inspired “The Bloom Chair” and framed photos of the Philippines’ iconic symbols such as banig (local weave), sampaguita, and barong (an outfit for men).
It gets a bit more modern in the the apartments, 293 of it, all set in more neutral tones. The studio executive is comfortable but radiates a vibrant, art-inspired vibe. Like a modern home, it has separate dining and living areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the cityscape.
Located at 11 Ortigas Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Known to have the largest urban spa property in the Philippines, I’M Hotel proves that it does aim at being exceptional. The names of its rooms are as exciting as they actually are. Indulgence, for instance, is a 34 square meter room designed to provide a taste of how good urban retreats should be—plush king size bed, Grohe luxury bathroom fittings with amenities by Crabtree & Evelyn, complimentary minibar, and a work station where you can still do last minute grind while transitioning into relaxation mode.
Located at 7862 Makati Avenue Corner Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
Staying at Marco Polo Ortigas means you get to enjoy impressive views of the city and the mountains of Antipolo given that the hotel is the first sky hotel in the Philippines. Everything about Marco Polo is tasteful, from its massive collection of art pieces and installations, chic interiors, to the beautiful and carefully-selected furniture in muted tones.
When it comes to rooms, Marco Polo claims class and comfort and these are what you get. The 51sqm Premier Room is serene and intimate, done in elegant earth tone finish. Marble, wood, and warm lighting are strategically used. Notable too are the top tier amenities such as the Nespresso coffee machine, multi-docking device with Bluetooth technology for personal gadgets, and large customized bathroom and bathtub. Bed time is as pleasant as it can be when you finally lay on the king size bed fitted with plush goose down toppers.
Located at 1600 Meralco Ave, San Antonio, Pasig City