Not all but maybe most of the travelers around the world check if a hotel has a swimming pool. Plus points if it’s a rooftop pool. Well surprisingly, looking for one in the National Capital Region is quite easy because Manila is the center of everything! From history, culture, activities, business, up to the country’s food specialties, you’ll find it all here. Not only that, the city boasts a number of hotels with superb amenities and beautifully designed rooftop pools. What to do when you get tired of wandering the city? Of course, it is so much better to unwind in a rooftop pool because of its magnificent views and the relaxing ambiance it offers. Plus, you’ll gain Vitamin D from sunlight for free! These hotels could be the next staycation staple for the locals or a comfy haven for foreigners during their trip to the country. Whatever reason you’re hitting Manila, here are the best hotels with rooftop pools around Manila, the Philippines for your next trip!
Azumi boutique hotel is an eco-friendly hotel found in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. It is in the perfect neighborhood of Alabang Town Center for about a 5-minute walk and surrounded by various restaurants of the South. The Romulo Cafe, the restaurant available on site, is where the buffet breakfast is being served in the morning. Its rooftop infinity pool overlooks the houses and buildings in Alabang and a remarkable view of the city skyline. There are several sunbathing beds alongside the pool and few chairs and tables where guests may hangout after a quick swim. Beside the swimming pool is a small function area where some events are being held. The accommodation is perfect for travelers who wish to relax but wanted to stay in a budget-friendly hotel.
Encompassing various known and unknown restaurants around Quezon City, Luxent Hotel is a haven for a wide range of Philippine gastronomy. The hotel itself features two restaurants namely Garden Café and Lush Bar & Lounge both serving regional and international dishes. Not only that, it is popular among wedding couples to stay here and hold their nuptials shoot due to its outstanding facilities. It makes the hotel’s banquet services marketable among wedding occasions or business-related events. Their favorite part? The rooftop infinity glass pool, of course. It is the perfect backdrop not just for the pre-wedding shots but also for that Instagram feed!
Nestled in the bustling city of Malate, Manila, Amelie Hotel is popular among tourists who seek lively nightlife and fascinating attractions like the Rizal Park and Manila Ocean Park for just a 5-minute drive away. From the rooftop pool is the wonderful view of the city of Manila and its tall buildings. Alongside the swimming pool are an indoor rooftop deck event area and a designated section on the rooftop for smokers. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, safe, minibar, complimentary bottled water, and electric kettle. The hotel has its own restaurant serving various international cuisines.
Belmont hotel is one of the hotels you can find in Newport City, Resorts World Manila among Mariott hotel, Maxims hotel, and more. It is conveniently in front of the Ninong Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 which travelers may access through Runway Manila — a bridge directly connecting RWM to NAIA Terminal 3. It is, in fact, faster than taking an airport shuttle due to traffic! But there’s also a free airport shuttle service on site. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV, mini-bar, safety deposit box up to toiletries. If you are staying in Belmont straight from the airport, make sure to take advantage of the beautiful amenities or head to the deck area and take a quick dip in the rooftop pool with a 360-degree panoramic view. There also a kiddie pool, an outdoor jacuzzi, and massage facilities for you to enjoy!
City garden hotel Makati is situated right in the heart of Makati’s business district. It encompasses several shops, restaurants, and is the center of a buzzy nightlife. The hotel boasts its spacious rooms and high-end amenities including the fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool in the deck area. Each room is air-conditioned and is outfitted by large windows with city views. There are a few sunbathing chairs and tables beside the pool area and a small jacuzzi which the guests may use. During the night, guests may have a few drinks or fancy eating dinner by the pool at Encima Roofdeck Restaurant overlooking the bright city lights of Makati.
Armada Hotel is close to numerous attractions around Malate, Manila including Star City, Manila Ocean Park, Intramuros, and the closes of them all, the Manila Bay waterfront. Luckily, guests may smoothly book their tours through the tour desk to maximize your visit. It features amenities fit to give both comfort and convenience to its guests. The rooftop swimming pool and the spa treatments, both provide a relaxing treat awaiting the guests. After consuming all your energy, head on to The Caliber Cafe — an all-day dining restaurant at the property serving Filipino specialties and international cuisine.
Located just a few walks away from the City Garden Hotel Makati, City Garden Grand Hotel is one of the newest addition to the hotel chain. It offers a luxurious take on the busy area of Makati with upscale facilities. Its rooms are spacious with city views and equipped with air-conditioning, cable LED TV and coffee or tea. The hotel is also known for its affordable meals at the Firefly Roofdeck Bar where guests may enjoy a fresh and unique vibe. There are also different restaurants on the other floors like Cinnamon Bark and Spice Cafe. A stay at the hotel is incomplete without trying out their outdoor rooftop pool with jacuzzi on the 32nd floor. Bet you’ll instantly love the clear view of Makati skyline!
Y2 Residence Hotel is a 4-star hotel in the district of Makati. It is only a 30-minute drive away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. What guests would love about the rooms in Y2 is that all of it features an equipped kitchen with basic cooking necessities such as a microwave, a range, a minibar, and more making it homier than the usual hotels. Each room has a dining area, so rest assured that all rooms are spacious enough for an individual traveler, couples, or families. One of the coziest spots in this hotel is its rooftop swimming pool with several sunbathing chairs to hang out after a quick dip. It offers a panoramic 360-degree view of the city of Makati and a lovely garden to keep you relaxed.
Not like the other hotels in Makati, Jade Hotel and Suites is in the quiet neighborhood and the less crowded area of Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. The hotel is not as big as other hotels in the area, but it offers promising amenities where travelers can rest and relax. Surprisingly, the property manages to include a rooftop infinity pool in its facilities overlooking Makati’s community. Beside the infinity pool is the Enzo’s View Bar where guests may have a drink before or right after swimming. There’s also a small function room for business meetings and events with exceptional service offered by the property. Plus, it is a 10-minute drive away from the Glorietta Mall and about a 100 meters from the Shopwise Supermarket for the guest’s convenience throughout their stay!
Last, but surely not the least on our list, is Herald Suites Solana with spacious and luxurious rooms fit for all sorts of travelers staying in the area of Makati. Rooms in the hotel are all air-conditioned and feature a cable TV, a desk, a minibar, and a sofa. The hotel has a restaurant available on site called Café Mondo which serves European, Filipino and Japanese dishes to satisfy your cravings. Should you wish to do some activities, a sauna, the gym, and the outdoor rooftop pool are on the 9th floor of the property. It is also used as an event space area for small private gatherings and is the perfect spot to see the uninterrupted view of the sunrise or sunset. If you still have energy, shop in the malls like Greenbelt and SM Makati for only 3.6 km (2.24 miles) and 4.6 km (2.86 miles) respectively.
The heat is on
Get all the vitamin D you could ever have and enjoy your stay in these hotels with exceptional rooftop pools in Manila, Philippines!
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