The Philippines is one of the Rising Stars in Travel that Forbes names to potentially be the world’s major travel destinations post-COVID. As an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands, it is your best bet if you want to go swimming, diving, or maybe go for a boat ride on an underground river in one of the best islands in the world.
You could also choose to visit globally recognized sceneries like Bohol’s Chocolate Hills or Masungi Georeserve’s hiking trails. But beyond this refreshing immersion in nature that we long for, sometimes, all we want to do is immerse in a little bit of luxury, which makes it perfect to look for the best hotels in Manila.
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Okada Manila and Its Perks
Okada Manila is a casino resort and hotel complex located at the Entertainment City gaming strip in Metro Manila. Being only about five to ten minutes away from the airport, it gets to the top of the list of travelers’ choices. It also offers a free shuttle ride to and from one of Asia’s biggest malls, SM Mall of Asia.
Its gold facade alone is a headturner for all passersby and travelers alike—no wonder it is dubbed as Manila’s Grand Icon! It is also the most common go-to spot of organizers of big events and luxurious gatherings. So if you’re traveling for events like these, staying at Okada will help you get to your events on time.
Additionally, Okada is one of the few hotels in Manila that are actually kid-friendly. Little to most people’s impression, Okada offers a great opportunity to bond with the family. Apart from the spacious comfortable suites, Okada PLAY offers an inspired approach to creative learning for the young ones.
Its latest addition to a family of attractions, The Garden, is Okada’s take on a communal spot to enjoy the beautiful views of the Manila Bay sunset.
Like any other luxury hotel, Okada Manila offers a lot of options that will fit your style and needs. With almost 1,000 hotel rooms, each is equipped with high-end amenities and designer furniture. Okada’s Deluxe Rooms are fitted with either a king-sized or twin beds with Sealy mattresses. With each room having a jet tub and a rain shower, you will surely get that relaxation you have been wanting for so long.
The Grand Deluxe Rooms are slightly more spacious with 77 square meters of floor space. Similarly, it also has a king bed with a Sealy mattress, a bathtub, and a shower to complete your relaxing staycation.
The Junior Suite, a popular pick for those traveling for business, includes an ergonomically designed study/work area, a king-sized bed with a Sealy mattress, either a private jet tub or bathtub with rain shower, designer amenities, and a mini bar.
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If that’s not enough to get your vacation juices flowing, a slight level up is seen in the hotel’s Premium Suite. It inlcudes a lavish living space, dining area, and private bar apart from the usual king-sized bed with a Sealy mattress, jet tub, and rain shower.
Okada’s Executive Suite spells sophistication with its own private massage room. This is on top of the living space, dining area, and private bar filled with the finest selections just for you. It comes with a king-sized or double beds with Sealy mattresses, a jet tub, and rain shower.
Of course, your travel to the metro will not be complete if you don’t see Manila Bay. And Okada’s Manila Bay Suite can help you with that. Positioned intentionally to this view, the suite gives you a 180-degree view of Manila Bay so you can enjoy the breathtaking sunset views without leaving the comfort of your suite and getting hassled with the crowd.
With your own private massage room, dining area, and living space, jet tubs and rain shower bathrooms, topped with designer-picked interior details like Rivolta Carmignani Italian linens, intelligent toilet, your own walk-in closet, and Roberto Cavalli bathroom amenities, the Manila Bay Suite will definitely keep you from leaving the room!
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Of course, it won’t be a luxury hotel without pushing its limits. Okada’s Presidential Suite will make you feel presidential, indeed! Aside from spacious living and dining areas, a private bar, and a private massage room all in a two-bedroom suite, it also houses its own butler and nanny room, pantry, and exclusive lift.
It features high quality feather bed components, Italian linens from Rivolta Carmignani, and a spacious bathroom with an intelligent toilet and jet tub.
Finally, Okada’s largest suite yet, the Celebrity Suite, features living and dining areas, and two expansive bedrooms—one with king-size bed and the other with two double-size beds. With a private bar, massage room, entertainment room, butler’s room, pantry, sauna, personal fitness gym, and personal exclusive lift, you’ll definitely feel extra pampered like a celebrity!
This is complimented by interior details like Rivolta Carmignani Italian linens, intelligent toilet, whirlpool jet tub, and Robert Cavalli bathroom amenities—all perfect for that celebrity getaway you planned.
Of course, is you prefer to be isolated from all vacationers but still stay in the city, Okada still has got you covered. With their villas, inspired by the most visited tourist spots in the Philippines, you’ll surely feel like you have muted the busy city life. The 1,170-square-meter Villa Cebu has 4 bedrooms, while the 1,400-square-meter Villa El Nido and Villa Coron has 5 bedrooms.
Each villa features a 12-seater dining room with a private bar, entertainment room, built-in gym, spacious his-and-hers bathrooms with smart toilets and Roberto Cavalli bathroom amenities, a couples’ spa suite including a sauna, an outdoor swimming pool and a jet tub, and garden patios. A 24-hour butler service is available; plus, you can even request for the services of a private chef! Some Villas also offer a pituresque view of Manila Bay.
While the Philippines definitely has breathtaking provincial island and mountainous views, it won’t hurt to get a rare chance to appreciate the beauty of the city. But despite the unwanted crowdedness, Okada Manila offers you a great way to isolate while being in the metro. It is definitely one of the best hotels in Manila to check out.
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