Ah, Manila. The pearl of the east and the land of the famous jeepneys and tricycles. The land where Magellan first discovered the way around the world and the land that stood despite years of conquerors.
Why don’t you spend the long weekend staycationing and touristing around the country’s capital—explore new and old spots in Malate like Tap Station for home-brewed beers, or Vest-O Ramen for PHP50 a bowl. Plan that itinerary!
Meanwhile, here’s are a few of Manila’s Airbnb rentals to check out.
This chic studio in Adriatico
Specifics: Apartment-type, one bed, one single folding bed, one bathroom, accommodates three, check in/check out schedules
Amenities: Kitchen, Wi-Fi, cable TV, air conditioning, essential needs, pool and gym use, wheelchair accessible
The apartment sits on the 30th floor of the newly-built 8 Adriatico Condominium in Malate, which is situated beside Robinson’s Place for easy access to shopping and dining. For only PHP1957, guests can get this minimalist apartment with a gorgeous view of the Manila Bay and skyline.
This boutique hotel with a heck of a view
Specifics: Apartment-type, two beds, one bathroom, accommodates four, check in/check out schedules
Amenities: Kitchen, Wi-Fi, cable TV, air conditioning, heating, essential needs, pool and gym use, wheelchair accessible, free parking space, suitable for events
With a minimum stay of three nights, guests can stay in this apartment for only PHP1770. It has one of the best views and locations in Manila—you get a breathtaking vantage point to the Manila Bay sunset and it’s right in the center of the historic city, across the Luneta Park and US Embassy.
This quiet and relaxing wooden house in a garden
Specifics: House-type, one bedroom, one bed, one bathroom, accommodates three, check in/check out schedules, pets are allowed
Amenities: Kitchen, Wi-Fi, cable TV, air conditioning, essential needs, washer and dryer use, wheelchair accessible, smoking allowed free parking space
Coco’s Garden Guest Room is a 75-square meter private room styled like an authentic mid-20th century American-colonial wooden house. It also has a patio and garden where guests can use for outdoor activities. The owner is also offering guests to dine in his Italian restaurant, My Kitchen, and even helps guests enroll in local cooking lessons for free.
Situated in Paco, the house, which costs PHP2283, is near the walled city of Intramuros, one of the most historical and important commercial places built during the Spanish period.
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