Drink and try every concept bar you may have heard of in Poblacion, Makati City’s budding “it” place,” because at the end of a long night of partying, there’s a place in the hood you can have a restful sleep in: Element Boutique Hotel. Next day, the hotel’s intriguing artworks in every nook will sober you up.
The warm French bistro at the ground floor is made more interesting with art pieces here and there
In a neighborhood that is becoming a home for all things artsy, hipster, cool, and cosmopolitan, Element Boutique Hotel on Guerrego Street in Poblacion, Makati is like a calm haven that lets you breathe after a night of riotous fun.
Taking a bath can be serious business to some and this random survey conducted among travelers and style buffs will help seal the deal.
Who wouldn’t want a bit of high life, bathing in style like royalty? If you’re the type who wants to get pampered to the hilt, then these top tier bathrooms are reasons enough to book your next staycation.
Sophia’ s Garden Resort, a seven-minute ride from the main town of Coron, Palawan, is straight from a fairytale book. It’s an elegant Hispanic outdoor space full of greens and fruit-bearing trees and has a landscaped courtyard with outdoor gazebos, wrought iron chairs and tables and swing sets. At the heart of the property are a fire pit and a pool with Jacuzzi surrounded by wicker seating and loungers. It even gets more romantic at night when lights draped on trees are lit.
It can get cold and night in Coron and this ingenious fire place can bring some warmth
All 22 rooms are set in a standalone structure with roof tiles, rustic wood, lattice windows, colonial deck balustrade, and a stucco finish—a nod to old Spanish-style homes.
The Honeymoon Suite
There are 22 rooms but the Honeymoon Suite is a standout. It has all the right recipe for ultimate comfort— spacious, balcony with views of the lush garden, a king-size bed, sleeper sofa, a mini bookshelf filled with good reads, and a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower and complete set of toiletries.
Pinakbet with tagunton (vegetable and baby shrimp stir fry)
Enjoy international comfort food, Asian fusion, and classic Filipino favorites prepared using ingredients indigenous to Coron at in-house restaurant El Comidor. Must try are the chef’s original recipe bagnet kare-kare with sauce made from cashew, grilled to-perfection stuffed squid, pinakbetwith tagunton(vegetable and baby shrimps stir fry) and shrimp in sour soup served with fresh vegetables.
Coffee, fruit shakes, canned juice, soda, beer, wine (whites and reds) and cocktails.
The resort offers islandhopping activities and tour packages through its in-house tour operator Amika Travel and Tours.