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Luxe Lodgings in Makati for a Stylish Staycation

by Julia Escaño

Maybe you have a big work deadline coming up. Or you and your barkada need to finish a group project. Or you just want a change of atmosphere. Whatever the reason, staycations are a quick and easy way to give us a refreshing boost without going far or spending too much. And what better place for a staycation than one that’s not only familiar to us, but also a haven of food and recreation? Here are some awesome Makati suites that are fitted perfectly for anything and everything your quick escape calls for.

For the Urban Sophisticate

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The Gist A lavish 2-bedroom in one of the most exclusive addresses in town
The Space Accommodates: 6
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Rating 4.5 stars (60 reviews)
Amenities Kitchen
Wireless internet
PoolFree parking on premises

Feel like a millionaire for a weekend in this luxurious 2-bedroom unit in Rockwell Center. High ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass windows characterize this corner unit, while high-end furnishings and tasteful details in every room give it a designer flair. The unit is designed for 4 guests, with two bedrooms, but can accommodate up to 6 without feeling cramped. It’s perfect for a grown-up getaway where your day includes wine and cheese while overlooking the stunning city. For a little activity, the building has 2 pools and is right across Power Plant Mall where top brands and big names in fashion and gastronomy can be found.

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For the Nostalgic

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The Gist Find old-world charm in the middle of the big city
The Space Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 8
Beds: 1-2
Rating 5 stars (10 reviews)
Amenities Wireless internet
Cable TV
Breakfast included
24-hour check-in

Stepping into La Casita Mercedes is like going home to Lola’s house for a visit. The colonial architecture, antique furnishings, and old-world décor make this beautifully-preserved home more than a vacation experience; it’s a cultural experience as well. Each of its 8 guest rooms feature wide Capiz windows, traditional barandilya, and luxurious wooden furniture which transport guests to days gone by. Its common areas, like the indoor lounge or the al fresco dining area, are just as cozy with original terracotta tiles, rustic decorative touches, and homey layouts.  La Casita Mercedes may be short on high-end amenities, but its undeniable charm and understated elegance make for a real escape from the city’s fast pace and modernity.

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For a Little More Space

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The Gist A barkada getaway in the heart of it all
The Space Accommodates: 10
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Rating 5 stars (3reviews)
Amenities Kitchen
Wireless internet
Cable TV
Pool
Sauna
Free parking on premises

Between two bedrooms that can accommodate 4 and convertible couches that can accommodate 6, this 2-bedroom unit is the perfect space for barkadas to lounge around and chill. It features 2 balconies with city views for extra room, on top of a full-sized kitchen, dining room, and living room. A huge TV is a focal point of the unit where guests can laze and watch movies all day. The building also has a rooftop pool and sauna for extra R&R and is walking distance from all the happening spots in Greenbelt and Salcedo Village.

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Stunning Views at The Gramercy

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The Gist A luxurious retreat in one of the city’s most exclusive addresses
The Space Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Rating no reviews yet
Amenities Kitchen
Wireless internet
Cable TV
Pool
Smoking allowed
Family/kid friendly

You cannot be more indulgent than staying for a weekend at The Gramercy Residences. As one of the most exclusive and affluent addresses in town, you can be sure to get a feel for the luxury, however, short your stay would be – but at a very budget-friendly rate. The clean, modern interiors are simple but elegant, perfectly putting guests in a pampered and lavish mood. It also has 2 balconies with stunning views of the metro, ideal for romantic moments over wine.

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A Quiet Studio in the Middle of the Buzz

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The Gist A bright and airy unit across some of the best shopping in the country
The Space Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Rating 5 stars (133 reviews)
Amenities Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Pool
Hot tub
Cable TV

It may only be a studio, but this unit in Mosaic Tower across Greenbelt 1 and Asian Institute of Management packs a punch. The bright and airy space is punctuated by stylish contemporary furnishings, perfectly embodying a modern, urban lifestyle. But while it’s only a few steps away from the luxury shopping in Greenbelt or the more home-grown offerings of the Legaspi Sunday Market, guests in this unit may find that everything they need is within the building itself. A lap pool and Jacuzzi tub are available for use, as well as a fully-equipped gym. In the studio, a well-stocked kitchen and an entertainment unit are everything one could need for a lazy and cozy night in.

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A Cozy Spot for Staying in

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The Gist A lush and spacious studio for holing up in
The Space Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: studio
Beds: 1
Rating 5 stars (60 reviews)
Amenities Kitchen
Wireless internet
Cable TV
Family/kid friendly

The thoughtful design in this studio unit across from Greenbelt Mall gives a feeling of space and separation. It almost feels like a 1-bedroom, without the additional costs. High thread-count sheets, fluffy pillows, and a cozy duvet make it a tempting spot for just holing up in bed and watching TV all day – a perfect staycation. An updated kitchen with a complete set of kitchenware also makes it easy to stay in and just cook your favorite comfort food. For any needs, Greenbelt is just across the street.

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Guijo Suites Makati

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The Gist Cute and cozy on the edge of the city
The Space Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Rating 4 stars (264 reviews)
Amenities Wireless internet
Cable TV
Family/kid friendly
Complimentary breakfast
Minibar

Guijo Suites Makati is a recipient of Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2016, with rave reviews about its great customer service and value for money. What may be an unassuming structure in the middle of Guijo St. is, in fact, a full-service hotel with 74 rooms and a full hotel staff. Rooms are categorized between a Deluxe Room, with one queen bed; a Junior Suite, with one queen bed, living area, and dining area; and a Premier Suite, which is set-up like a 2-bedroom condo. Whether you come here for some lazy alone time or to have fun with friends and family, there’s a room option for you.

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Fraser Place Manila

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The Gist Stylish, spacious, and serviced – need we say more?
The Space Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Rating 4 stars (159 reviews)
Amenities Wireless internet
Cable TV
Pool
Family/kid friendly
Complimentary breakfast

Fraser Place sits in the heart of Salcedo Village, which means it’s at the heart of it all. With 89 fully furnished apartments, the condotel offers a choice from 1-bedroom units good for 2 people to 4-bedroom apartments good for groups of up to 7. Its Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellency for 2016, among many other awards, is proof of its stellar customer service and first-class amenities. Guests here are treated to a stylish space that’s the perfect balance of homey and upscale, giving them familiar comforts with a much-needed boost.

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Hotel Celeste

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The Gist Old-world opulence meets modern-day comforts
The Space Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Rating 4.5 stars (248 reviews)
Amenities Wireless internet
Cable TV
Room service
Laundry service
Free parking on premises

Described as an “haute couture” hotel, Hotel Celeste delivers sophistication and charm like no other place in the city. Its rooms are decorated with eclectic, old-world European touches giving it a level of unparalleled richness. Its 25 deluxe rooms and 5 suites are all uniquely designed to make every guest’s stay more personal and memorable. As a full-service hotel, it also has a waiting army of professionals, ready to assist you with whatever you need. Despite being in the heart of the CBD, the Hotel Celeste itself makes it more tempting to stay in and enjoy its luxuries.

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