Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, is the gateway to many famous islands and beaches of the country. But there is more to it than meets the eye. Also known as the “Pearl of the Orient”, the metropolitan city is vibrant, chaotic and densely populated. In fact, it is the most densely populated city in the world with over 46,000 people per square mile, nearly twice that of New York City! Despite so, it is still growing at a tremendous speed.
The city has endured a lot, from disasters to wars, leaving much history and heritage for you to uncover during your Manila honeymoon. On your Manila honeymoon, visit Intramuros, the heart of Old Manila which reflects a walled city in colonial times, where the Spanish ruled their eastern empire for centuries. The 16th Century baroque San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and former military prison are also key landmarks of Manila’s history. Today, despite poverty experienced in large shanty towns, modern skyscrapers line the city skyline and pop up among congested roads. A travel experience here is eye-opening and uniquely beautiful. Apart from its rich history, culture and terrible traffic, open your hearts to experience the friendly hospitality of the locals.
If you are wondering where to stay in Manila, here’s our list of Top 10 Most Romantic Manila Hotels for your Honeymoon.
Top 10 Most Romantic Manila Hotels for your Honeymoon
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1. Conrad Manila, for luxe, upscale living
Conrad Manila, one of the most impressive new additions to Manila’s wide selection of hotels makes the top of our list. The reason an obvious one – living by the ocean with sweeping views comes as a dream to many. Overlooking Manila Bay, Conrad Manila is home to magnificent views of the ocean and bay, presented to you in a spectacular fashion the moment you arrive at the Level 3 lobby. Styled and shaped like a cruise ship, the architecture of Conrad Manila is remarkably unique. The interiors of the hotel are refined and decorated with art pieces showcasing the talents of local artists. Rooms are luxe and incredibly comfortable.
The bay and its surrounding areas offer you a peaceful luxe escape from the city hustle and bustle of Makati, yet you get to enjoy conveniences of the underground mall S Maison, and the nearby SM Mall of Asia. Conrad Manila is accessible from the airport via the Expressway, so you get to escape being stuck in heavy traffic to arrive at your new vacation home in just 15 minutes from the airport. Stay tuned for our upcoming review of Conrad Manila.
2. The Bellevue Manila, for a refreshing urban escape
The Bellevue Manila, located in the heart of Alabang, makes an ideal spot for you to seek refuge from the busy city. The hotel’s tranquil surroundings, warm ambience, comfortable rooms refresh you with an experience you probably did not know existed in the bustling city of Manila. To top it off, the delicious dining and buffets offered by their in-house restaurants is a definite must-try on your Manila honeymoon. Read our full review of The Bellevue Manila here.
Read more: The Bellevue Manila – A Refreshing Urban Abode in the heart of Alabang, Manila for your Wedding & Honeymoon
3. Discovery Primea, for lavish facilities and majestic skyline.
Located along Ayala Avenue, Discovery Primea is a hotel that business, culture, and leisure complement each other. The hotel has 141 spacious guestrooms together with facilities like Terazi Spa, beauty salon, a fully equipped business center, restaurants and bars, and a fitness center.
Their rooms are also filled with luxury, Pillow menu, hypoallergenic mattress, and high-end bath amenities. The hotel made sure that the services to every guest are unique and special to their enjoyment. What will truly amaze you is their infinity pool that is located at the third floor and overlooks the majestic skyline of the city -it’s heated too!- you will not be able to resist the temptation to take a dip or two.
4. Raffles Makati, for a cozy yet elegant vibe in a contemporary hotel.
Located in the financial hub of Makati, Raffles Makati is truly an oasis of calmness and tranquility in an urban setting. Each suite of the hotel is elegant, stylishly designed, and spacious. Every room of the hotel gave this vibe of comfort and warmth because of the elegant interiors. Their room has floor-to-ceiling windows that give the stunning view of the Makati cityscape.
Another great thing about this hotel is the restaurants and bar! Spectrum, the all-day-dining restaurant that has a huge variety of cuisines like the Middle East, China, India, Europe, and the Philippines. You will get to see the food being prepared right at your own eyes! You will surely enjoy the cakes and pastries at Café Macaron too.
5. Fairmont Makati, for an urban sanctuary.
Housed together with Raffles Makati on the same building, Fairmont Makati is another surreal place of the city to experience a tranquil and calm setting. Fairmont Makati exudes glamour and grandiose the moment you step foot at the hotel lobby, maybe because of the art pieces that could be found all around the property and the giant chandelier hanging in the middle of the lobby’s ceiling.
The rooms are a delight too. With floor-to-ceiling windows offering the stunning views of their pool and the cityscape. The room is also spacious and luxurious, the beds are a delight to snuggle into. They also have marble spa bathroom, separate rain shower, and bathtub.
6. Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila for a dynamic luxury.
Located at one of the component city of Manila, Shangri-La the Fort Manila is where luxury meets with contemporary lifestyle and clicked together. There are 576 guestrooms and suites with a minimum of 45 sqm that gives majestic city and bay views. The interior of the room is remarkable, with elaborate patterns on the wall, and contemporary decorations filling up spaces, their rooms are surely a delight to stay in.
The hotel also has restaurants that offer innovative cuisines from all over the world. If you love to stay fit during your honeymoon head over to the Kerry Sports Manila which is the city’s comprehensive indoor recreation destination, they have 2 floors dedicated just to fitness!
7. The Peninsula Manila, for a redefined luxury.
Glamour, luxury, and grandiose are evident at the hotel interior. The lobby has this Victorian look that exudes elegance and class, add in the ambiance is just asking you to stay and experience what it has to offer. Considering that it is one of the longest-running luxury hotels in Manila there’s no doubt that we were in for a treat during our stay.
The rooms are truly spectacular. With plush bedrooms, sleek interiors that exude old-school elegance, and relaxing city views, walk-in-closet for all of your stuff, and a separate bathtub, and comfortable rooms. They also have an in-house spa to treat their guests’ treatments that will relieve all the stress on their bodies.
8. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, for a spectacular view of the city
As the only sky hotel in the Philippines, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila offers majestic views of valley and mountain scenery from their rooms. Great view plus luxurious amenities? You are surely in for a treat on a stay in Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. They have 316 spacious rooms and suites equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and amenities with interiors done in elegant earth colors and a bed that is begging to be slept on with how soft it was. Bathrooms have rain showers and marble bathtub is surely an additional plus!
Their in-house spa will give you remarkable spa treatments that are perfect for unwinding and relaxation. They also have an indoor heated pool that is located on the 22nd floor of the hotel offering the stunning views of the city’s skyscrapers that is a delight while taking a dip on it.
9. Manila Marriott Hotel, for contemporary elegance and world-class service.
Ideally located in the Manila’s Resorts World, Manila Marriott Hotel is another urban oasis that provides utmost comfort and pampering. Their rooms are spacious and that feel-at-home quality. Their comfortable King size bed and lounge chair is truly a perfect ingredient for comfort and relaxation. There is also a welcome platter the moment you went into the room, and the hotel will really make you feel special with a personalised welcome message once you turn on the room’s TV. Another delight is their bathroom which has separate sink and shower room.
During your stay at the Manila Marriott Hotel, you will be always greeted by your name whenever you ask for assistance or the hotel staff greeting you as you pass by, which truly felt touching and personal in an entirely different level.
10. Nobu Hotel Manila, for a Japanese-inspired luxurious stay
Located in the compound of the City of Dreams, Nobu Hotel Manila is one of the best place to escape the chaotic city of Manila. Comfort and relaxation are the best ways to describe their rooms. Add in the stunning views of the city and mixed with their signature contemporary Japanese designs, you’ll surely be in for a treat. The room has floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the view of the cityscape. Some of the suites even have separate bedrooms and living room offering the ultimate privacy to its guests.
One of the highlights of a stay at Nobu Hotel is dining at the world’s most recognized Japanese restaurant -Nobu Restaurant by Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. The food at the restaurant are incredibly delicious that will tickle you palate, the interior of the restaurant is great too, it feels warm and relaxing making the dining experience more delightful.
We hope that our list of the Top 10 Most Romantic Manila Hotels for your Honeymoon had helped you choose the perfect place to stay for your upcoming Manila Honeymoon. If you feel like we’ve missed anything, feel free to drop us a comment below.
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