Thursday, July 18, 2013

Holiday Inn and Suites Makati A Family Friendly Hotel


Holiday Inn and Suites Makati: A Business Hotel That's Kid-Friendly, Too

July 15, 2013

There are currently 60 hotels, 23 bed and breakfast inns, and 24 specialty lodgings in Makati City. But just as we thought Makati has already enough accommodation options, a 348-room hotel recently opened its doors at the heart of Makati's Central Business District.

Holiday Inn and Suites Makati, the first purposely-built Holiday Inn in the country, sets itself apart from other Makati hotels by encouraging its regular corporate guests to bring their families along for a staycation.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Vacation at Bantayan Island, Cebu

White Sands at Bantayan Island 

White Sands at Bantayan Island

by Cityzen | Chris Mallari

There’s nothing more I crave for every start of the summer (besides a good meal and ice cream) than going to the beach.  It literally beckons me.  It’s a family tradition and one that I’ve kept alive now that I have my own family.  This year, we decided to visit Bantayan Island which is just a bit north-west of Cebu in the Visayan Sea.

Getting There
First, you will need to fly to Cebu unless you’re already there. From Manila, we took a very early flight to Cebu so that we could get to the island by noon. Once we arrived at the airport we headed straight to the taxi stand. You’ll head to the North Bus terminal and take a bus to Hagnaya. The bus ride will take about 3 hours so make sure to pack some snacks.  The taxi ride will cost you about P120 – P150, while the bus ride will cost P150 as of today’s writing.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Visita Iglesia - Churches in Manila to Pray this Holy Week

Visita Iglesia Itinerary: Seven Churches in Manila to Pray at This Holy Week

by The Click List
 Visita Iglesia (Church Visitation) is the Catholic tradition of praying the fourteen stations of the cross in seven different churches during Holy Week. Pre-war, Visita Iglesia was done in Intramuros' seven churches. After earthquakes and warfare destroyed five of the seven original churches, it has been acceptable to recite the prayers in other churches.
If you're planning to do your Visita Iglesia within Manila this coming Holy Week, you might want to put these seven beautiful and historical churches in your itineraries. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Traveler's Hostel in Manila - MNL Boutique Hostel

Come, Stay, Play: Have a Social Staycation at MNL Boutique Hostel

by Beatriz Acosta

Wanderlust has led me to far off places, but it has also brought me back home at this new and colorful backpacker haven in Makati called MNL Boutique Hostel.

Hotel grade comfort meets backpacker hospitality and fun
While I am not new to the concept of hostels, I often wonder why traveler's hostels are not so commonplace in Manila. I remember my first try at hostel life back in 2009 in Singapore. Apart from the place being accessible to the nearest public transports and key commercial areas of the city, what I appreciated most is the social aspect of hostel life -- the owners were hands-on and conversed with you daily, you get to meet and greet and mingle with dorm mates and other guests, and just feel downright at home, no stiff environment whatsoever.

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