SPOT.ph’s Easter Guide: Staycation Places and Easter Egg Hunts for Kids
Use the long weekend to relax and have some family fun, even when you’re stuck in the city.
(SPOT.ph) Staying in the city during Holy Week shouldn’t be a problem. Skip the long hours of driving and the delays at the airport. You can have the same amount of rest and relaxation in a matter of minutes by booking a Manila staycation with the family instead.
To make matters easier, we’ve compiled special Lenten promo rates and packages from hotels and serviced residences. Plus, you can also check out our list of Easter activities.
Acacia Hotel Manila’s Easter Escapade room package for April 19 to 20 is priced P6,695 net inclusive of an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room, buffet breakfast for two, two tickets to the Chocolate Wonderland Easter party, complimentary use of Wi-Fi, and shuttle service around Alabang. For P1,288 net, guests may enjoy their signature buffet, Acaci.
The Easter Sunday Party at the Grand Acacia Ballroom will be from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. At P995 net per person, it comes with a sumptuous buffet brunch (with kid-friendly and international cuisine selections), various parlor games, Easter egg hunts, activity booths, candy buffets, and entertainment.
Azumi Boutique Hotel
2205 Market Street, Madrigal Business Park, Phase III Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Tel. No. 869-9888; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Azumi Boutique Hotel’s Summer Splash promo is offered for as low as P2,440+ for a Queen Room. Enjoy the complimentary drinks at the mini bar, a 10% discount in the Nail Spa, Wi-Fi access, free use of infinity lap pool, and scheduled shuttle service to nearby malls.
The Bellevue Manila
North Bridgeway, Northgate Cyberzone, Filinvest Corporate City, Muntinlupa City
Tel. No. 771-8181; e-mail email@example.com
The Easter Fiesta room rates at The Bellevue Manila are available for P11,800 to P12,800 net for either three days/two nights or two rooms/one night for a Deluxe Room. Your choice of getting one in either the Main Wing or Tower Wing.
On April 20, a major Easter Hunt will happen during the Easter Wonderland party at the 20/20 Function Room. Registration starts at 11 a.m. The egg hunting for different age groups will begin at noon. Party proper is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available on the event for only P950 net with a snacks buffet, entertainment, prizes, and giveaways.
Century Park Hotel
599 P. Ocampo Street, 100 Malate, Manila
Tel. No. 528-8888; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Package rates at Century Park Hotel range from P4,000 per room per night to P5,500 per room per night in the Superior room and Deluxe room, respectively. The reservation comes with a breakfast buffet for two at Café in the Park and the option to purchase four tickets to the Easter EGGvengers event at a discounted price of P750. Other amenities include free use of the temperature-controlled swimming pools, jacuzzi, and fitness center.
Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Tel. No. 863-2222; e-mail email@example.com
Find comfort at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City for P2,800++. Enjoy the Deluxe Room that comes with buffet breakfast for two at Cafe Eight, use of gym and swimming pool, complimentary parking and valet services, and scheduled shuttle service within Filinvest City. Enjoy a special Lenten buffet (lunch or dinner) at Café Eight for P500++ (per person).
Diamond Hotel Manila
Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila
Tel. No. 528-3000 local 1140
Avail yourselves of Diamond Hotel Manila’s Holy Week room packages for P5,000 net, inclusive of an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with breakfast for two, a 20% discount on massage at the Health Club and Spa, and one complimentary ticket per stay to the Easter Event on April 20. Stay for two nights and pay only P4,500 net per night. Room-only offer is available at P4,000 net.
25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel. No. 719-8888; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Discovery Suites’ rooms are going for P4,000 net (Regular Junior Suite), P4,500 net (Regular one-bedroom suite), P5,500 net (Junior Serendipity Suite), and P6,500 net (one-bedroom Serendipity Suite). Rates are inclusive of breakfast buffet for two and a P250 discount on the Super Duper Easter Egg Hunt Party on April 20.
Get more out of the weekend by booking three nights in the regular One Bedroom suite for only P11,500 net. Package is inclusive of breakfast for two, a P500 food credit, and two tickets to the Super Duper Egg Hunt Party on April 20.
Dusit Thani Manila
Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel. No. 238-8888
Book Dusit Thani Manila’s I Love Long Weekend Room Package starts at P5,500 net and is inclusive of a choice of breakfast, lunch, or dinner buffet for two at Basix Restaurant.
Stay until Sunday and participate in the Easter Fun Day for a day of goodies, suprises, and prizes. Bunny mascots, mime artists, creative face painting, cupcake decorating, clay-pot painting, and other activities await children and families. Tickets are available at P500 per kid. Guests can avail themselves of the Easter Sunday Lunch at P2,500 net per person to get a ticket, too.
Spend Easter at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel where rates are as low as P4,000 net. Packages include a buffet breakfast for two. The Easter celebration packages also include passports to Eastwood City's grand and adventure-packed Easter Wonderland event.
On Easter Sunday, delight in sumptuous celebrations at the Eastwood Café with lunch and dinner buffets for P880 net and merienda buffet for P600 net.
Bond with the family this Lenten season at EDSA Shangri-La. Stay for two consecutive nights to get 50% savings on the second night or three nights to get one night free. Indulge at the hotel’s breakfast spread at HEAT All-day Dining. Guests are also able to stay connected 24/7 in the hotel and have access to the Health Club and the free-form swimming pool with aqua play facility, complete with water cannons, fountains, and kiddie slide.
For Easter Sunday, dress the kids in their fantasy winter costumes and set off on an epic journey at the Isla Grand Ballroom. Have fun with the following Easter Frost kiddie activities, such as Snowflake Cookie Decorating, Frosty Face Paint & Glitter Tattoo, Easter Frost Egg Hunt, and many more for P1,350 net per person.
Fairmont Makati makes a splash this summer with a relaxing staycation package offered exclusively to local residents. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet for two and use of the fitness center and outdoor swimming pool. Book a minimum of two nights and receive one raffle entry for a chance to win stays at the Raffles Hotel in Cambodia or Fairmont Hotel in Beijing. Rates start at P6,700 per night.
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
1588 Pedro Gil Corner M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila
Tel. No. 245-1234
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila’s Easter Room packages come with special treats. The Guestroom Package is available at P4,888 net, while the Regency Suite is available at P8,888 net. Each package comes with buffet breakfast for six (terms and conditions apply), 40% discount on lunch and dinner buffets at Market Cafe (Thursday to Sunday), Easter Welcome Amenity, special rate of P500 on the Easter Egg Hunt Activity, use of Club Oasis Fitness Center and outdoor swimming pool, and a 15% discount in massage services and 10% discount in spa treatments at The Spa at Club Oasis.
Also, enjoy Hyatt’s Easter celebration on April 20. For P700 net, enjoy arts and crafts, exciting games, snacks, and other activities and surprises!
Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Tel. No. 813-8888 or e-mail email@example.com
Spend a meditative time at Makati Shangri-La this Lenten season with limited special room rates exclusive for local residents. Stay in a Superior Room for P6,000 net per night. Special rate is applicable from April 11 to 20 only.
On April 20, embark on an Easter egg hunt with exciting activities and a magic show, while enjoying kiddie snack stations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Isabela Ballroom. Tickets for the hunt are priced P750+ per adult or child and are inclusive of three food stubs and one beverage stub.
Spend an unforgettable Easter at Mandarin Oriental Manila. Their intimate Easter experience will let your child enjoy an exciting egg hunt and hands-on creative sessions such as cake-decorating, egg-painting, and crafts-making for P1,999 net. The option to include a Paseo Uno lunch buffet for two adults and one child is also available at P4,999 net (inclusive of Easter activities). Book the Easter Getaway room package, starting from P5,000++. At the Mandarin Deli, indulge in homemade chocolate eggs and bunnies.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
Tel. No 720-7777; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Staycations are made more serene with this new hotel. Marco Polo has an introductory room offer of P5,500 net per night, inclusive of a buffet breakfast for two at Cucina buffet, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and late check-out of up to 4 p.m. (subject to availability). As an added value, a consumable dining credit worth P800 per room per night will be given for guests to sample the distinct food and beverage offerings of the hotel during their stay.
Poised to be a dining haven in itself, the hotel's all-day dining restaurant Cucina will offer an array of the freshest seafood options for dinner on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday. An Easter Sunday Brunch also awaits diners with special treats for children. The hotel also has its ongoing 3+1 buffet promotion for diners to enjoy.
Marriott Hotel Manila
10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex, Pasay City
Tel. No. 988-9999
Marriott Hotel Manila is throwing daily merienda for two at the Pool Bar on top of the daily breakfast buffet for two at Marriott Café! Enjoy a room package for P9,888 per night for a minimum of two nights.
Midas Hotel and Casino
2702 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Tel. No. 902-0100
Beat the summer heat by having your Easter weekend at Midas Hotel and Casino. For P5,500 net, enjoy the hotel’s deluxe room or upgrade to forward-looking executive rooms for P6,500 net. This very special package includes a buffet breakfast for two, with P1,000 spending credit in the 2702 Lobby Lounge or Yanagi, complimentary use of the studio gym, access to sunset lounge for an afternoon cocktail from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (for Executive floor), a complimentary shuttle service to nearby malls and churches, 20% discount on laundry services, 20% discount for a 90-minute hot stone massage, and a 10% discount on body scrub at Essenses Spa.
New World Hotel Makati
Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Makati City
Tel. No. 755-9195
Escape to an exciting Easter celebration at New World Makati Hotel. Wake up feeling rested and refreshed in the comfort of its newly renovated Deluxe room and enjoy a scrumptous buffet breakfast for two with complimentary Internet access at P7,500 per night. Guests can avail themselves of the Easter Room Package from April 11 to 20 and get two tickets to the Easter Sunday Activity on April 20.
Richmonde Hotel Ortigas
San Miguel Avenue corner Lourdes Street, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel. No. 638-7777
Have an easy and relaxing Easter Break Escape with the family at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas for as low as P3,500 net. Available from April 13 to 20, this rate includes a buffet breakfast for two, free pool activities, and afternoon tea (April 17 to 19). On Easter Sunday, celebrate with a classic country-style brunch buffet at Richmonde Café for just P750 (P375 for kids, eight to 12 years old; free for children, seven years old and below).
The Peninsula Manila
Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City
Tel. No. 887-2888 local 6630
Spend your Easter holiday in the luxury of a Premier Suite at The Peninsula Manila. Choose between the "One Egg in a Basket (one-night)" offer at P16,800+ per night or "Two Eggs in a Basket (two nights)" at P16,000+ per night. These rates are valid from now until April 20.
Suite stay includes Halo-Halo for four at The Lobby or lunch/dinner for two in Escolta, a special Easter gift, daily buffet breakfast at Escolta for two adults and two children under 12, complimentary Club access, unlimited local calls, complimentary wired and wireless Internet access, and access to The Peninsula Fitness Center and outdoor swimming pool.
Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
119 LP Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Tel. No. 828-4774; e-mail email@example.com
Take advantage of the weekend rates at Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences. Enjoy the Malaga and Madrid Studio Rooms for P6,000 net, the Andalusia Premiere Studio for P7,500 net, or the Barcelona and Montparnasse Suites for P8,000 net. Each package is inclusive of a deluxe continental breakfast for two, complimentary in-room Wi-Fi Internet access, complimentary scheduled shuttle service around Makati CBD and Ayala Malls, free use of gym and access to in-house art gallery exhibits, and other standard room amenities.
706 Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City
Tel. No. 717-5888
Find a home away from home at the Privato Hotel. Enjoy a night at the Executive King or Executive Twin Room for P2,200+ per night, Deluxe Double Queen Room for P3,500+ per night, and the One-bedroom Suite for P7,500+ per night. Visiting Privato is an experience in itself: explore the Italian marble-clad lobby (using water-cut marble to create the Privato design pattern), the Ostrich sculpture by Davao artist Ann Pamintuan, the acrylic birds that are the silhouettes of endangered Philippine bird species, and the recycled paper art by Japanese artist Wataru Sakuma.
30th Street corner 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Tel. No. 588-5700 or 945-8888; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Spend the rest of the Lenten Season at the Seda BGC. Special room rates are offered for each room category during Easter week, starting at P4,700 net for a Deluxe Room with buffet breakfast for two at Misto and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Club Room rate is P5,700 net, while the Suite, which has a separate living room and kitchenette, is P6,700 net-the latter two are inclusive of access to the Club Lounge with complimentary Continental breakfast, afternoon refreshments, and cocktails daily.
On Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, Seda BGC presents a Lenten Dinner Buffet with an international food selection for P850+ per person at Misto restaurant. Easter Sunday is made special by a four-course set lunch, which includes soup, salad, choice of Buttermilk -Poached Turkey Breast or Spice-crusted Pink Grouper, and dessert for P1,500+ per person.
Treat your kids to a magical Easter getaway at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. On April 19, a fun-filled treasure hunt is slated at the sprawling gardens of the Treasure Island. Exciting prizes are up for grabs and a treasure chest full of goodies awaits the winner.
Let the little ones wander in a whimsical forest with giant mushrooms, teacups, and flowers, as the famous Grand Plaza Ballroom takes on the classic Alice in Wonderland theme on Easter Sunday. Face-painting, balloon-sculpting, interactive games, photo booths, and a magical musical presentation hosted by our favorite Easter characters are sure to keep our little guests entertained.
Room rates start at P5,850+ for April 14 to 17 and P6,500+ for April 18 and 19, inclusive of a buffet breakfast at Spiral for two adults and two children 11 years old and below. Bookings for April 18 to 19 include two tickets to the activity for the day.
Come to The Heritage Hotel Manila’s Easter Circus Celebration on April 20. A mouthwatering buffet, fun activities, exciting games, prizes, and amazing performances await. Lunch buffet is available for P1,300+ per adult and P700+ per child. Get ready for giveaways and raffle draws for the whole family.
Book a room or a table for two adults at the Cafe Jeepney to get the kids passes to the Easter Egg Hunt at the poolside on April 20. The Easter egg hunt can only be availed by in-house guests of Intercontinental Manila and those dining at the Cafe Jeepney (minimum of two adults) on 20 April 2014.
Every bunny is invited for an egg-citing hop-pening at Vivere Hotel’s The Nest Alabang for an Easter Eggscape in the Sky on April 20, 7 a.m. For P950 net per person, enjoy sumptuous brunch delights and art activities, such as egg-painting, placemat-coloring, glitter tattoo for kids, and Easter lootbags.