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Relax in Historic Ambience in The Philippines

August 20, 2019 Visit ASEAN No Comments Email Email

Not only is the Philippines home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the tropical archipelago also has an abundance of history and culture just waiting to be discovered. For those wanting to delve deeper in their destination and to experience something a little different, a number of historic hotels provide travellers with an insightful alternative.

Ms Norjamin Delos Reyes, Tourism Attaché at Philippine Department of Tourism Australia and New Zealand said,

“The Philippines one of the most exotic holiday destinations, located just a short flight from Australia and New Zealand, however not many people realise it is also bursting with history and culture.  In addition to beachside retreats, a variety of hotels offer a historic ambience for those travellers wanting to delve deeper into our history. This selection of intriguing hotels mixes authentic Philippine tradition with contemporary luxury and comfort.”

The Manila Hotel

First opening its doors in July 1912, The Manila Hotel is one of the most historic hotels in the Philippines, filled with huge chandeliers, distinct red carpet, and colonial architecture. Defined by its history, elegance, and world-class service, the hotel exudes elegance and sophistication while showcasing the beauty of authentic Philippine interior design, providing a truly memorable stay.

The Peninsula

As one of the world’s leading luxury hotel groups, The Peninsula Hotels has a proud heritage as Asia’s oldest hotel company, which first started in Hong Kong in 1866. The Peninsula Manila first opened its doors in 1976, and offers stunning facilities, world-class service and a unique combination of tradition, heritage, innovation and glamour. A haven of comfort, quality service and fine cuisine, the hotel is as much a favourite with discerning locals as it is with visitors. Located in the centre of Makati City, the hotel is known as the “Jewel in the Capital’s Crown, offering guests a range of beautifully appointed accommodation options.

The Henry Hotel, Manila

Built in the 1950s, this boutique hotel remains true to its heritage, whilst also offering guests a contemporary edge.  The Henry Hotel is quite unlike the usual hotels in Manila and offers travellers the perfect base to explore the city’s culture and its people. A stay at this hotel offers a gateway to the Filipino culture, located close to art galleries, museums, and restaurants in Manila’s southern end.

La Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Located in Bagac, Bataan, Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar is one of the best historical attractions in the Philippines offering 30 restored homes belonging to the Spanish colonial period. The impressive resort transports travellers to Old Manila’s glory days, with a variety of classic architecture, beautiful landscapes and stunning waterworks.

The Bayleaf, Intramuros

A boutique hotel located in Manila, The Bayleaf Intramuros is set within the walls of the oldest district and historical core of Manila.  This iconic landmark promises contemporary luxuries in 57 guestrooms, all of which blend style and comfort for the ultimate relaxation.  The hotel is also just a short distance away from Fort Santiago, San Agustin Church, and Manila Cathedral.

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