Philippines and Hong Kong best hotels and resorts accommodations.

Philippines and Hong Kong best hotels and resorts accommodations

 

Philippines and Hong Kong best hotels and resorts accommodations.
Philippines and Hong Kong best hotels and resorts accommodations.

We have not yet travel all of the 7,107 islands in the country nor wander the rest of the world but the year 2012 was an adventure year for us, as we had the pleasure of seeing and experiencing the best places not only in the country, as well in our neighboring Asia’s World City. From the far Luzon province of Ilocos Norte to the Queen City of the South and the bustling Kowloon City, here are our choices for the Philippines and Hong Kong best hotels and resorts accommodations.

BORACAY GARDEN RESORT

Boracay Garden Resort, a 5-star hotel is a subsidiary of Henann Resorts.
Boracay Garden Resort, a 5-star hotel is a subsidiary of Henann Resorts.

Boracay Garden Resort, a 5-star hotel is a subsidiary of Henann Resorts, owner and operator of Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Spa, Regency Lagoon Resort, Boracay and Henann Resort at Alona Beach Bohol.

The resort rests on a two-hectare property located at the center of Station 2. It has 201 well-appointed deluxe and premiere rooms with charming and elegant interiors. It features premiere rooms with direct access to the pool and family rooms that can fit up to six persons.

A large number of guests of Boracay Garden Resort are Koreans and few English and American tourists.

Resort features
Garden Café offering sumptuous international menu
Cable television
2 massive swimming pools and a children’s pool
Gym and Fitness Center
Direct, private access to the beachfront
Daily housekeeping service
Transportation to and from the resort (charge)
WIFI internet access (charge)
24-hour security
Foreign currency exchange

Room rates (1-2 persons): Php 6,160.00 (USD 154.00) to Php 9,378.00 (USD 234.45) per night
Website: http://boracaygarden.com.ph/
Reference: http://www.thejuantraveler.blogspot.com/2012/03/juan-traveler-goes-to-boracay.html

CRIMSON HOTEL FILINVEST CITY MANILA

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila is an urban sanctuary.
Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila is an urban sanctuary.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila, 15 minutes from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, is the newly-opened elegant hotel located in the main gateway of the progressive Calabarzon region. It is right at the center of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment locales, golf courses and theme parks. For business, the hotel is just minutes away from key economic zones and information technology parks and 20 minutes from Makati.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila is an urban sanctuary housed in the most stunning tower complex ever to grace Filinvest City, Alabang. Its iconic architecture in the heart of this cosmopolitan city makes it a landmark hotel in Southern Metro Manila. It offers savvy business and leisure travelers an elegant lifestyle of live-work-shop-play seamlessly. With its hub location, it is an ideal venue for momentous social and business events. Discerning guests will enjoy the convenience of a deluxe hotel complemented by diverse dining options, upscale shopping and entertainment within the city.

Hotel features
325 Guest Rooms
20 Suites
1 Executive Club Lounge
Cafe Eight
The Lobby Lounge
The Deck Bar
Deli Shop

Room features
All Rooms and Suites are Non-Smoking
Wheelchair-accessible rooms available
Cotton bathrobes
Down duvets and pillows
Hair dryer
Lighted make-up/shaving mirror
Slippers
40″ LED television
Cable channels including nine (9) international networks
All-news cable network
Complimentary newspapers
Tea/coffee maker
Daily housekeeping service
Wireless Internet access
Humidifier and air ionizer on request
In-room safe suitable for a laptop computer
Iron and ironing board
Refrigerated private bar

Room rates (1-2 persons): Php 3,000.00++ (USD 75.00++) to Php 6,000.00++ (USD 150.00++) per night
Website: http://www.crimsonhotel.com/manila/
Reference: http://www.socialplusmagazine.com/2012/12/a-new-hotel-opens-discover-true-elegance-at-the-new-crimson-hotel-filinvest-city-manila/

CRIMSON RESORT & SPA MACTAN

Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan is a sprawling 6-hectare resort with 40 luxurious Villas.
Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan is a sprawling 6-hectare resort with 40 luxurious Villas.

Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan is a sprawling 6-hectare resort with 40 luxurious Villas with private pools and 250 guestrooms that combine both comfort and style with its contemporary Asian style. Only 15 to 20 minutes drive from Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan have four (4) concept-themed restaurants and bars, a Grand Ballroom, various sports and water sports facilities, it is also home to a 2,000 square meter Aum Spa. This 290-key deluxe beach resort on the island of Mactan is professionally managed and operated by FilArchipelago Hospitality, Inc. – a joint venture of Filinvest Development Corporation and Singapore-based Archipelago International Pte. Ltd. and is affiliated with Aston International.

Resort features
6-hectare resort
40 luxurious Villas
250 guestrooms
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Buffet at Saffron Cafe
3-Tiered Infinity Pool
Private Beach
Fitness Center
CrimZone (Children’s Activity Area)
Tempo Bar
Score Sports Bar
Azure Pool Bar

Room features
Cotton bathrobes
Down duvets and pillows
Hair dryer
Hypoallergenic bedding on request
Lighted make-up/shaving mirror
Orthopedic pillows on request
Slippers
LCD television
All-news cable network
Satellite television
Complimentary newspapers
Tea/coffee maker
Daily housekeeping service
Wired or wireless Internet access
Radio/alarm clock
Humidifier and air ionizer on request
In-room safe suitable for a laptop computer
iPod docking station
Iron and ironing board
Refrigerated private bar

Room rates (1-2 persons): Php 6,750.00++ (USD 168.75++) to Php 42,003.00++ (USD 1,050.75++) per night
Website: http://www.crimsonhotel.com/mactan/
Reference: http://www.thejuantraveler.blogspot.com/2012/12/cebu-perfect-island-getway.html

EL CIELITO HOTEL BAGUIO

El Cielito Hotel Baguio offers a variety of choices for room types for each guests.
El Cielito Hotel Baguio offers a variety of choices for room types for each guests.

Considered as the Philippines’ summer capital, Baguio is bathed in refreshing mountain breeze and has been claimed on numerous occasions as the cleanest city in the country. It boasts of breathtaking hilltop panoramas dotted with pine trees and coated with the region’s naturally majestic flora. These enchanting views, together with popular attractions and subtle entertainment spots, are literally footsteps away from the El Cielito Hotel Baguio.

El Cielito Hotel Baguio offers a variety of choices for room types for each guests. The only thing is, the rooms are not that big as compared to other econotels.

Room features
NDD/IDD Telephone Access
72 channel cable television
Hot and cold shower
Cable television
Private toilet and bath
Internet connectivity in room
Telephone

Amenities
Baguio City Tour
Mother Nature Tour

Room rates (1-2 persons): Php 2,520.00 (USD 63.00) to Php 4,383.00 (USD 109.58) per night
Website: http://www.elcielito-baguio.com/
Reference: http://www.thejuantraveler.blogspot.com/2012/10/october-road-trip-to-baguio.html

GRAN PRIX BORACAY HIDEAWAY

Gran Prix Boracay Hideaway is one of the two Gran Prix Hotels & Resorts owned hotels in Boracay.
Gran Prix Boracay Hideaway is one of the two Gran Prix Hotels & Resorts owned hotels in Boracay.

Gran Prix Boracay Hideaway is one of the two Gran Prix Hotels & Resorts owned hotels in Boracay, the other one is Sitio Boracay.

Gran Prix Hotels and Resorts have well-trained personnel and staffs to assist each of the guests, 24-hours on standby. Front desk personnel can be reach through phone anytime, day or night. More than just a resort in Boracay Island, Gran Prix Boracay Hideaway lets you to breathe and appreciate all the possible delights in one of the Philippines’ astounding beaches. With its proximity to Station 2, the island’s main commercial hub, you can relish mouth-watering dishes and dance all night until your feet get sore.

Room features
Balcony
21-inch cable TV
Luggage rack
Mini refrigerator
Private toilet with hot and cold shower
Multi-functional telephone system
Complimentary Wi-Fi connection

Room rates (1-2 persons): Php 3,850.00 (USD 96.25) to Php 6,930.00 (USD 173.25) per night
Website: http://www.granprixhotels.com/Boracay/index.php
Reference: http://www.thejuantraveler.blogspot.com/2012/10/7-reasons-to-love-gran-prix-hotels-and.html

GRAN PRIX HOTELS & RESORTS MANILA

Gran Prix Hotels & Resorts Manila is located right beside City State Tower Hotel along Mabini cor. Padre Faura Street in Malate.
Gran Prix Hotels & Resorts Manila is located right beside City State Tower Hotel along Mabini cor. Padre Faura Street in Malate.

Gran Prix Hotels & Resorts Manila is located right beside City State Tower Hotel along Mabini cor. Padre Faura Street in Malate. A perfect place for people who want to experience comfort & convenience for an affordable price. The location of this econotel is also accessible and it’s situated at the heart of the metropolis.

Gran Prix Hotels and Resorts has been around since 2006 with branches in Manila, Pasay, Cubao, Boracay, and Cebu. Through the years, the chains of this econotel has been giving away customer satisfaction with its affordable, safe, and clean accommodation and efficient hotel service for local and foreign tourist, transients, and travelers.

Room features
Flat screen cable televisions
Hot and cold shower
Sound proofed rooms
Free WiFi

Room rates (1-2 persons): Php 799.00 (USD 19.98) to Php 2,599.00 (USD 64.98) per night
Website: http://www.granprixhotels.com/Manila/index.php
Reference: http://www.thejuantraveler.blogspot.com/2012/10/7-reasons-to-love-gran-prix-hotels-and.html

KAPULUAN VISTA RESORT

Kapuluan Vista Resort is a haven for nurturing one's self with the healthiest diet menu offered and soothing spa services.
Kapuluan Vista Resort is a haven for nurturing one’s self with the healthiest diet menu offered and soothing spa services.

Located at the surfing capital of the Philippines in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Kapuluan Vista Resort is a haven for nurturing one’s self with the healthiest diet menu offered and soothing spa services. While they are located on the ocean front, Kapuluan Vista Resort is not on the popular main beach known as the “Blue Lagoon”. They are a pleasant ten minute stroll away through the coconut groves.

Resort features
Communal male and female bathroooms
Welcome drink
Complimentary breakfast
Air-conditioned
Satellite television
Hot/cold shower w/ tub

Amenities
Surfboard rental
Pagudpod and Vigan Tour
Children 12 years and younger free of charge (bed sharing, no complimentary breakfast or welcome drink)
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Holidays (Holy Week, Christmas and New Year) are restricted to a 3 night minimum stay
All bookings must be made by calling or text messaging the resort at +63 (920) 952-2528

Transportation
Take a 10 minute tricycle ride to the resort from the town proper of Pagudpud. Manila-Laoag bound buses include Partas, Farinas Trans, Maria de Leon and Autobus. Once you arrive in Laoag City, take a tricycle to any Cagayan bound mini-buses, such as St. Joseph. For those who want to take a jeepney to the resort from Laoag, you can simply hire one for about Php 2,500.00. Kapuluan Vista Resort also offer Laoag pick-ups and drop-offs for Php 3,000.00 (one-way).

Room rates (1-2 persons): Php 600.00 (USD 15.00) to Php 4,750.00 (USD 118.75) per night
Website: http://www.kapuluanvista.com
Reference: http://www.thejuantraveler.blogspot.com/2012/03/discovering-beauty-of-ilocos-norte.html

MIRAMAR HOTEL MANILA

Miramar Hotel is Manila's finest boutique hotel.
Miramar Hotel is Manila’s finest boutique hotel.

Miramar Hotel is Manila’s finest boutique hotel located along Roxas Boulevard, near the corner of Kalaw Street and right across US Embassy, facing the picturesque Manila Bay. It has the art deco facade which will remind you of the “old Manila” architectural designs. The old stylish yet classical architectural design from outside the hotel are visible all the way through out the lobby, hallway, and rooms.

MiraMar Hotel has 6 type of rooms namely Deluxe (with double & twin selections); Superior (with double & twin selections); and Suite (with Junior and Presidential choices). Kiramar Hotel has a total of 40 rooms with art deco inspired designs.

Room features
Complimentary Breakfast at hotel’s Bistro Michelle
Air conditioning
TV with cable channels
Wireless Broadband Internet
NDD & IDD telephone
Stocked Refrigerator
Private Bathroom
Smoke detector and Sprinkler
Piped-in music
Unlimited Wi-Fi service

Room rates (1-2 persons): Email [email protected] for room rates and packages
Website: http://www.miramarhotel.ph/
Reference: http://www.thejuantraveler.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-eclectic-twist-of-miramar-hotel.html

PLAYA TROPICAL RESORT HOTEL

Playa Tropical Resort Hotel is built in traditional Balinese style.
Playa Tropical Resort Hotel is built in traditional Balinese style.

Located at Brgy. Victoria, Curimao, Ilocos Norte, Playa Tropical Resort Hotel is built in traditional Balinese style, where one can relax in truly fabulous settings that celebrate privacy with charming thatched roof villas, private pools, unique garden bathrooms and exquisite interiors featuring Balinese art with heavenly views from the swimming pool that looks out at the gentle waters of the China Sea. This exclusive resort reflects the wonderful romance of Bali.

With 30 hotel rooms and 4 Exclusive Villas with a private pool awaits guests for their discovery. The infinity pool is right at the doorstep and the sea a few steps away. Guests will experience the warmth of Playa Tropical Resort Hotel blankets as they doze of blissfully on comfortable mattress that lies one a Narra wood bed.

Room features
Air conditioning units
Intercom phone service
Cable television

Amenities
Kayaking
Pedal Boating
Paddle Boarding
Skim Boarding

Room rates (1-2 persons): Php 4,180.00 (USD 104.50) to Php 7,150.00 (USD 178.75) per night
Website: http://www.playatropical.com.ph
Reference: http://www.thejuantraveler.blogspot.com/2012/03/discovering-beauty-of-ilocos-norte.html

PLAZA DEL NORTE HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER

Plaza Del Norte Hotel & Convention Center has a selection of rooms that offer continual comfort.
Plaza Del Norte Hotel & Convention Center has a selection of rooms that offer continual comfort.

Have you seen the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote At Si AKO” where they showed this beautiful poolside in one of the scenes? That pool is part of the premier vacation places in Laoag, Ilocos Norte.

When visiting the northern parts of the Philippines for either business or leisure, the perfect vacation accommodation you deserve can be found at Plaza Del Norte Hotel & Convention Center in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Guests are treated to a value-filled stay, where Ilocos’ Spanish-colonial charms seamlessly blend with contemporary accommodations and conveniences, ensuring the best experience of the region. Plaza Del Norte Hotel & Convention Center has a selection of rooms that offer continual comfort, location close to the beach and the famous Paoay Church, and services that can handle the little things, so you can focus on what really matters—savoring a fantastic holiday.

Going up north by land can take you up to 9 to 10 hours of travel by public bus from Manila. There are also direct flights from Manila to Laoag via Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines which is approximately will reach you to the province within 45 minutes to a one hour travel.

Room features
All 124 accommodations, from dormitory type to suite room, are spacious and fitted with modern comforts to ensure a restful stay
Free WIFI access
Hot & cold shower with bathtub
Cable television
Refrigerator
2 Airconditioning units

Room rates (1-2 persons): Php 5,000.00 (USD 125.00) (Deluxe & Suite) to Php 15,000 (USD 375.00) (Dormitory) per night
Website: http://www.plazadelnorte-laoag.com
Reference: http://www.thejuantraveler.blogspot.com/2012/03/discovering-beauty-of-ilocos-norte.html

QUEST HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER CEBU

Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu is the first Quest Hotel in the Philippines.
Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu is the first Quest Hotel in the Philippines.

Located in the Business District and just a 3 minute walk from the leisure establishments, Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu is a convenient, comfortable and enjoyable hotel with 427 delightfully furnished rooms and suites and 10 modern state-of-the-art meeting rooms. The hotel combines good value with unique and inspiring design elements and uncompromising service making it ideal for business and leisure travelers seeking a stylish but unpretentious environment.

Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu is the first Quest Hotel in the Philippines with over 400 rooms. It is a 3 star hotel with an affordable lifestyle.

Hotel features
427 Rooms Available
10 Meeting Rooms
Coffee Shop
Pusó Bistro & Bar / Lounge
Concierge Services
Business Center
Medical Clinic

Room rates (1-2 persons): Php 2,250.00 (USD 56.25) to Php 4,100 (USD 102.50) per night
Website: http://www.questhotels.com/location/hotel/3-Quest-Hotel—Conference-Center—Cebu
Reference: http://www.juanmanilaexpress.com/2012/12/17/its-a-onederful-holiday-at-quest-hotel/

REMINGTON HOTEL

Remington Hotel is a budget-friendly hotel.
Remington Hotel is a budget-friendly hotel.

If you’re looking for an elegantly-looking valued-hotel, Remington Hotel is the place to be. Remington Hotel is situated inside the Resorts World Manila‘s vicinity and right across NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City.

Remington Hotel is a budget-friendly hotel which caters to couples and families who might be needing quality time together. A 3-star hotel with 712 standard rooms and 89 serviced apartments that are available for overnight or long-stay. Remington Hotel sits on the vast area where Resorts World Manila is located and everything is integrated with entertainment and lifestyle facilities altogether. Guests of Remington Hotel need not to go away very far because of the various shopping, restaurant, games, cinemas and entertainment that they will find inside Resorts World Manila.

Room features
Dining table and chairs
32 inch LCD television with cable
Refigerator and electric kettle
Hot and cold shower and bathroom with bidet spray
Bathroom amenities include dispenser, shampoo, bath gel, hand soap and tissue paper
Standard bed linen and 2 bath towels
Closet
Electronic door and keycard system
In-room safety box
In-room telephone (room to room only)
Individually controlled airconditioning units
220V universal sockets
Daily make-up room service from 8AM to 3PM
Maximum occupancy of 2 adults and 2 children below 12 years
Free WiFi
Luggage storage and assistance
Local, NDD and IDD telephone access – charges apply
Hairdryer – Php 500.00 (USD 12.50) refundable deposit
Microwave oven (for serviced apartments only) – upon request
Basement parking – charges apply
Laundry services – charges apply

Room rates (1-2 persons): Php 3,900.00++ (USD 97.50++) to Php 4,900.00++ (USD 122.50++) per night
Website: http://www.rwmanila.com/hotels-at-resorts-world-manila/remington
Reference: http://www.thejuantraveler.blogspot.com/2012/05/indulging-stay-at-remington-hotel.html

THE KIMBERLEY HOTEL HONG KONG

The Kimberley Hotel is centrally located in the bustling shopping and entertainment district of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon.
The Kimberley Hotel is centrally located in the bustling shopping and entertainment district of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon.

The Kimberley Hotel is centrally located in the bustling shopping and entertainment district of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon with 45 minutes drive from the airport and 15 minutes from the Hung Hom Train Station & Kowloon Station. The MTR station, Star Ferry, Avenue of Star, Hong Kong Space Museum, Cultural Center and major corporate offices are within walking distance.

At the Kimberley Hotel, the three elegant restaurants and Bar are on offer to guest, as well as business center, gym and health spa for your recreation.

Room features
546 guest rooms and suites
22 to 50 square meter
Non-Smoking / Smoking room
IDD telephone system
Tea and coffee making facilities
Fully stocked mini-bar and snack
In-room El-safe
Air-conditioning with temperature control
Fully equipped kitchen utensils
Flat screen satellite TV
Hair Dryer
Sofa Bed
Broadband internet access (wireless or network cable)

Room rates (1-2 persons): HK$ 1,320.00 (Php 8,050.00 / USD 201.25) to HK$ 1,980.00 (Php 12,072.00 / USD 301.80) per night
Website: http://www.kimberley.hk
Reference: http://www.thejuantraveler.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-flashpacker-trip-diary-in-hong-kong.html



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There you have it. All the hotels and resorts that we went to last year, 2012. By the way, all the rates are on room only basis and subject to applicable taxes and service charge by the company. For details and if you want to inquire more about the hotels and resorts, we suggest you visit the websites we included above.

We also invite you to share your thoughts in our comments box if you have been in one of the hotels and resorts that we featured above.

Thanks to all the people and companies who made these trips and accommodations possible. They are STRATOS INC., Boracay Garden Resort, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila Marketing & PR Dept., Kat Ante, Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan, Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan Marketing & PR Dept., Nice Te, Malca Villanueva, Stratworks Inc., Cebu Pacific Air, El Cielito Hotel Baguio, SM Supermalls Digital Marketing, Jesse Herrera, Gran Prix Boracay Hideaway, Rhina Villagracia, Zest Air, Philippine Travel Mart 2012, Gran Prix Hotels & Resorts Manila, Gran Prix Hotels & Resorts Marketing, Orange Magazine TV, Kapuluan Vista Resort, PHILTOA, GeiserMaclang, Miramar Hotel, Michelle Pe, Playa Tropical Resort Hotel, Plaza Del Norte Hotel & Convention Center, Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu, Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu Marketing & PR, Mia Sy, Remington Hotel, Christine U. Ibarreta, The Kimberley Hotel Hong Kong, SL Travel Hong Kong, TeamAsia PR, Hong Kong Tourism Board, and others that we forgot to mention.

For business related and future hotels and resorts reviews, sponsorship and accommodations, please email us at [email protected] for details. We will be glad to be of service for you and promote your business.

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