Beat the summer heat: Agoda.com highlights properties on your next getaway near the metro
Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering great deals on last-minute bookings in popular destinations within easy travel distance from Manila, perfect for a quick summer getaway that doesn’t require complicated planning or loads of luggage.
The best part about summer in Manila is that there are plenty of amazing places to recharge your batteries nearby. Whether it’s the next long weekend with the family or simply a random day off with a group of friends, now is the perfect time to explore new places or return to favorite destinations just a few hours’ outside of the city.
Below, Agoda.com presents a list recommended properties in some of our favorite nearby vacation spots. Take a look for some last-minute bookings this week, or plan ahead for upcoming trips you’ve been daydreaming about. No plane or boat trips necessary!
One to two hours away from Manila:
Madie’s Place Guest House is a bed and breakfast in the heart of Santa Rosa, Laguna. The quaint and homey feel that the establishment has ensures that guests have a place to stay outside of Manila which is private, serene and affordable. The standard room good for two in Agoda.com is only P 1,722.00++. An extra bed is only an additional thousand pesos. They have a garden, BBQ area, and it’s also pet-friendly.
For those who want to experience a place a little cooler than Manila and only an hour away, then Tagaytay Wingate Manor is the place to be. It is a bed and breakfast situated in the heart of Tagaytay, with easy access to the many different tourist attractions in the area. They have a total of 24 rooms, a café, garden, and kids and adults swimming pool. Their standard room with twin beds starts only at P 4,304+++ which also includes breakfast.
Two to three hours away from Manila:
The Harvest Hotel is the first full service property in the largest city of Nueva Ecija. The 83-room establishment has modern and spacious rooms and offers recreational activities such as massage, outdoor pool, and garden. Nature lovers will definitely enjoy it here, as it’s easy to explore Gaballdon Falls and Minalungao National Park. Their best-selling standard queen is only P 2,416+++ with breakfast included.
For travelers who are looking forward to a weekend of invigorating adventure, Green Canyon Resort should be on top of the list. It is also known as the country’s first eco-art resort in Pampanga City, and promises to relax the body, mind, and soul with nature’s majesty. For only P 5,328 excluding tax, guests can stay in one of the uniquely designed rooms decorated with eco-art pieces. Activities include mountain trails, ATV, a tour in their organic farm, and even art workshop classes.
Newly renovated Pontefino Hotel and Residences is the luxury getaway that travelers deserve. Their premium twin rooms with breakfast start at P 5,400+++ and offer modern home conveniences and top-notch facilities. They take pride in their restaurants too, such as Robusta Café, which offers sumptuous meals to satisfy all cravings. Aside from their 25-meter swimming pool and gym, guests can even enjoy their stay at the KTV & entertainment room too.
Three to five hours away from Manila
Awesome Hotel opened just last year, and is perfect for those who want to ride the waves of La Union. They have rooms that are perfect for groups – a standard triple room starts at P 5,410+++. Even though the property is near the beach, they have their own pool and beach gardens where travelers can relax and unwind after their surf session.
What’s a summer without a visit to the summer capital city? Relive your favorite childhood memories or make new ones in Azalea Residences. The serviced apartment is found in a quiet area, making it easier to relax and unwind. It’s perfect for big groups too. They have a one bedroom loft that sleeps 3 pax which is only P 7,036 per night with breakfast, excluding tax. With the handy expressway, the drive to Baguio may now be a breeze.