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Ultimate Chill spots for the weekends

By: - Reporter / @amyremoINQ
/ 05:44 AM November 04, 2017

The spate of long weekends and holidays over the next two months is giving you all the more reasons to pack your stuff and hit the road for a much needed getaway.

And you can very well take your pick: plan a staycation in the city to avoid the hassle of long queues at the airport or traffic, or, if you fancy a short drive to the outskirts of the metro, you may want to consider the usual, nearby touristy spots like Tagaytay.


Better yet, if you can score some fairly affordable airline tickets, you can jetset your way to the next island and settle in a hotel or resort to your liking—perhaps one in the famed Mactan Island in Cebu.

So before you kick your way to your next escape, you may want to look at these three hotel options that will afford you a staycation, an out-of-town, and an island getaway.




Call it your soothing urban oasis.

The La Breza Hotel in Quezon City has always been a popular choice for families wanting some quality time and business travelers seeking for quality mid-range accommodation.

All of its 64 rooms are bright and spacious, and are made more charming by a clean, fresh, and minimal modern design.

Each room offers comfort and privacy to its guests, and comes complete with amenities that the modern traveler requires.

If you plan to stay in, you can readily indulge in local fare and international dishes at Cafe La Breza or spend a day relaxing by the outdoor pool. A gym and fitness center will cater to your health and wellness needs.

But if you’re up to explore some nearby areas, the La Breza Hotel is close to the malls such as Gateway Mall, Robinsons Galleria, SM Megamall, Greenhills Shopping Center, SM North Edsa, and Trinoma; the country’s two biggest  TV networks; government agencies; and other commercial hubs. Business centers in Ortigas and Makati can also be reached via the MRT at the Quezon Avenue Station.



A short drive can take you meanwhile to Tagaytay, where you can simply bask in the cool weather, lush surroundings, and fresh air. And where better to stay than Splendido Hotel, which affords you a little distance from the busier part of Tagaytay, but still near the restaurants and other conveniences you may require.

Overlooking the majestic view of the Taal Lake along the Tagaytay Ridge, and surrounded by the enthralling beauty of nature, the Splendido Hotel indeed sets an unprecedented standards in luxury living.

Splendido Hotel features an outdoor pool and a spa center, while its rooms offer guests a sun terrace and views of the mountain.

An array of activities are also offered in the area, such as golfing and hiking. The hotel has cars for hire, perfect for those who would want to go to the Picnic Grove, which is 16 km from Splendido Hotel, or the Taal Volcano, also 16 km away.



Be one with nature and be at peace with yourself as the Arterra Hotel and Resort in the province of Cebu gives you a much needed privacy with a panoramic view of the sea.

The Arterra Hotel and Resort is perched at the edge of the Punta Engaño, a famed diving destination in Mactan Island, thus granting you stunning views of the ocean and the coastline. It is likewise located on the same strip where one can find the most popular five-star hotels in the Cebu province.

Apart from the usual amenities of any resort, hotel guests can also enjoy the exclusive country club life with Arterra’s membership-only North Point Peninsula and Resort Club.

Truly, a gorgeous, nature-inspired property is like having your own piece of paradise. And it can be readily had at Arterra.

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