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2014 Best Luxury Hotels in the Philippines by TripAdvisor

Every year, TripAdvisor – one of the world most popular travel portal is releasing an impressive list of the Best Luxury Hotels in the Philippines. As part of 2014 Travelers’ Choice® Awards, Tripadvisor’s goal is to identify and honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers.

Shangri-la Boracay Resort and Spa
Shangri-la Boracay Resort and Spa

Celebrating the 12th year of the awards, TripAdvisor’s chief marketing officer Barbara Messing enthused, “We’re excited to recognize the world’s best properties, based on the opinions of those who know them best – the millions of travelers around the globe who come to TripAdvisor to share their experiences.”

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

Heres the list of The Top 25 Best Luxury Hotels in the Philippines for 2014:

Abaca Boutique Resort (Book Online)
Location: Punta Engaño Rd, Lapu-Lapu City
Description: Abaca, one of the most exclusive boutique resorts is located in the beautiful central Philippines on Mactan Island. Abaca is a tropical hideaway that offers the tranquility of very private deluxe suites set in a lush tropical oceanfront retreat. In addition to the spacious suites and villas, guests enjoy full luxury spa and restaurant experiences.

Amanpulo (Book Online)
Location: Pamalican Island in Palawan
Description: Set on its own private island in the Sulu Sea, Amanpulo is the epitome of a tropical paradise, and has been for the past two decades. The resort began its 20th anniversary celebrations in December 2013, enjoying a beautiful, full-capacity festive season, and will continue to mark its anniversary year.

Fairmont Makati (Book Online)
Location: 1 Raffles Drive, Makati City
Description: The Fairmont Makati City hotel is an urban sanctuary where guests can enjoy luxury and privacy at its finest. The hotel offers 280 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites with unparalleled views of the stunning Makati skyline. Each accommodation is remarkably spacious complete with premium amenities that are essential to both business and leisure travelers, including the Fairmont Gold – our exclusive lifestyle hotel experience.

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa (Book Online)
Location: Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan
Description: Another plush property from a renowned Shangri-La’s group, this resort is located in a northern part of Boracay Island, approximately 315 km south of Manila. Its secluded location makes it possible for guests to enjoy 350 meters of unspoiled beach and well-preserved nature. This luxury resort features guest rooms and villas decked out in ethnic Filipino décor, each room connecting to a balcony where guests can relax and revel in panoramic views of the beach.

Makati Shangri-La Manila (Book Online)
Location: Ayala Avenue corner,Makati Avenue,Makati City
Description: Makati Shangri-La, Manila is a 5-star luxury hotel located in Makati City. It opened on April 27, 1993. The hotel has 696 rooms and suites, including Horizon Club floors located on the 22nd to the 25th floors, an outdoor pool, a 24-hour gym, spa, outdoor tennis courts, function and banquet halls that can accommodate up to 1,200 people, and a number of restaurants and bars.

Atmosphere Resorts & Spa (Book Online)
Location: Maayong Tubig, Dumaguete
Description: Set beautifully among an old coconut plantation on Negros Island, guests can devour in the spectacular beach sight when staying at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa. To make your stay a memorable one, you can choose to step into the resort’s breathtaking underwater world, surrender to the spa, appreciate your mind and body by joining a yoga class – or simply relax by the infinity pool. Every room is decorated in a boutique style ensuring that your experience in Philippines will be a long lasting and unique one. This is an accommodation that most ideal for guests seeking for an unforgettable experience.

Discovery Shores Boracay (Book Online)
Location: Boracay Highway Central
Description: Boasting an unrivaled level of luxury guest services and the best beachfront accommodations in Boracay, Discovery Shores has been consistently voted by Travel + Leisure readers as one of the Top Resorts in Asia. Listed among T+L’s World’s Best Hotels for three years running, it is also the first and one of only three Philippine resorts to be included in the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World Collection.

Pan Pacific Manila (Book Online)
Location: M. Adriatico corner General Malvar Streets, Manila
Description: Pan Pacific Manila Hotel is the first and finest luxury hotel in the Philippines that delivers the promise of royal treatment by providing all guests with the impeccable ‘Butler Service’ – a unique concept of consolidated services associated with the utmost personalised care. Located in the heart of the historical and cultural district of Malate in Manila, Pan Pacific Manila Hotel is just a short drive from the city’s convention, exhibition and business centres.

The Peacock Garden (Book Online)
Location: Upper Laya, Baclayon, Bohol
Description: Perched atop a hill, this luxurious destination has a panoramic view of the sea, welcoming you to experience the charming Filipino hospitality along with superior services and facilities at this hotel. A 10-hectare retreat set in the style of Old-World Europe allows you to enjoy the finest dining, wine cellars, music and dance clubs, and cigar lounge. Indulge in Fontana Aurelia Spa, offering high-end face and body treatments. The resort graciously offers round trip transfers from both the airport and the seaport, and is just 15 minutes from the city center. Popular tourist attractions include the Chocolate Hills, the Philippine Tarsier, Loboc River Cruise, and Dolphin Watching. The Peacock Garden also enjoys an environment with sprawling gardens and a beautiful infinity pool.

Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila (Book Online)
Location: Ortigas Center Pasig City
Description: Delivering the experience of a 5 star hotel in Ortigas Center but with the personality and exclusivity of a private residence, Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila is the first and only serviced apartment awarded the prestigious “Deluxe” classification by Department of Tourism. Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila is located in Ortigas Center in Pasig City, one of the three CBD’s in the National Capital Region of Manila.

Manila Marriott Hotel (Book Online)
Location: 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex, Pasay City
Description: Beckoning travelers with unending luxuries the Manila Marriott Hotel shines amidst the world-class casino entertainment complex of Resorts World Manila as a popular choice among hotels in Manila, Philippines. Conveniently located across from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Newport City, the property features spectacular accommodations and is just 15 minutes from the Makati Business District and Bonifacio Global City.

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa (Book Online)
Location: Punta Engaño Rd, Lapu Lapu City Cebu
Description: Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa Cebu offers the perfect ambience and setting for a relaxing getaway. The hotel is spread over two wings, and provides large, bright and comfortable rooms and suites each equipped with modern amenities including satellite TV and internet access.

Monaco Suites de Boracay (Book Online)
Location: Tulubhan, Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island Malay, Aklan
Description: Monaco Suites de Boracay Hotel is home to 14 Villas, one Club House, and 50 Ocean View Suites which are surrounded by a sloping hill and the sparkling sea. The hotel is solar-powered and all guestrooms are fully-equipped with a kitchenette, mini-bar, widescreen television, and spacious balcony. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreation offers a dolphin-shaped infinity pool, wellness sanctuary & spa, on-site water sports, private access road, private beach with docking port and splendid ocean views from all the rooms to ensure you have plenty to do during your stay.

The Farm at San Benito (Book Online)
Location: 119 Barangay Tipakan, Lipa City, Batangas
Description: Surrounded by greenery, the air-conditioned guestrooms feature a mix of native and modern decor. Manila is a scenic 1-hour 30-minute drive away. Chargeable transfers to nearby golf and country clubs can be arranged. Alive! restaurant serves gourmet vegan meals prepared in an Asian style. Using fresh, home-grown and organic ingredients, its menu includes vegetable burgers and freshly baked bread.

The Peninsula Manila (Book Online)
Location: 1226 Makati City
Description: The Peninsula Manila also known as Manila Pen or Manila Peninsula is a 5-star hotel in Makati City. It is located on the corner of Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue in the central business district of Makati City, wherein it is now a landmark because of its majestic fountain and falls in Metro Manila.

Edsa Shangri-La (Book Online)
Location: 1 Garden Way Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Description: Edsa Shangri-La suites are all tastefully decorated in rich mahogany, teak and burgundy accents. The dining is world-class and depending on how you are feeling you may take your choice of menus from a wide arrange of restaurant styles that cater to Cantonese, International and Italian cuisines. The hotel also offers a wide arrange of health and leisure opportunities including multiple decadent and refreshing spas.

The Bellevue Manila (Book Online)
Location: North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Alabang Muntinlupa City
Description: Offering great services with luxurious accommodations, the The Bellevue Manila is a perfect place for a memorable holiday in Manila. Boasting well appointed guestrooms and suites, all are thoughtfully designed and tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities for guests’ comfort and convenience.

Atlantis Dive Resorts & Liveaboards (Book Online)
Location: Lipayo, Dauin, Philippines
Description: Surrounded by an amazing tropical garden with some of the rarest plants to be found in the Philippines it is just a short trip to some of the most renowned dive sites in Asia – Apo Island, Siquijor and of course the local Dauin Marine Sanctuaries.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila (Book Online)
Location: CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard Pasay City
Description: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Hotel is located beside the beautiful Manila Bay. This 609-room property contains all the amenities and services you expect from a 5-star hotel. Included in all rooms are tea and coffee facilities, air conditioning, internet access, separate shower, minibar and private safe. The hotel boasts a salon, voicemail, iron and ironing board, car rental, travel counter and morning call among its services and amenities.

Manila Hotel (Book Online)
Location: Bonifacio Drive,One Rizal Park, Manila
Description: The Manila Hotel is a 570-room, historic five-star hotel located along Manila Bay Area. The hotel is the oldest premiere hotel in the Philippines built in 1909. The hotel complex was built on a reclaimed area of 35,000 square metres (380,000 sq ft) at the northwestern end of Rizal Park along Bonifacio Drive.

Plantation Bay Resort And Spa (Book Online)
Location: Marigondon, Mactan Island, Mactan Island, Cebu
Description: This resort was recently listed as one of the top 25 resorts in Asia by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. Plantation Bay Resort And Spa is hidden away between clear blue bodies of water and tropical surroundings. For the restless tourists in need of additional activity on dry land, stop by the fitness center for a few hours. The travel desk and car rental services are available to make reaching scuba diving locations like Mogambo Springs an easy task. Currency exchange, medical services, and multilingual staff are included for added convenience.

Acacia Hotel Manila (Book Online)
Location: 5400 East Asia Drive, Alabang / Filinvest Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Description: Acacia Hotel Manila is just 17. Km from the airport, this 5-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. Also within easy reach are Festival Supermall, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Acacia Hotel Manila also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Manila. Top features of the hotel include 24-hour room service, coffee shop, safety deposit boxes, shuttle service, bar.

Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu (review) (Book Online)
Location: Punta Engano Mactan Island Lapu-Lapu, Mactan Island, Cebu
Description: Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is a five-star beachfront hotel located on the lush and tropical island of Cebu. The hotel is situated only 10 minutes away from Mactan Cebu International Airport and boasts an exceptional location, ideal for both business travelers and visitors wishing to explore the city’s historical points of interest. Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is a perfect choice for guests who love to experience world class entertainment and a spectacle view. It is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Cebu.

Ascott Makati (Book Online)
Location: Glorietta 4, Ayala Centre, Makati City
Description: Ascott Makati is a luxurious serviced apartment that is famous for Business Travelers. Ascott Makati is located near the city’s prime business district and has easy access to the attached mall as well as the many great restaurants, shops and entertainment areas around town. Executives on an overseas assignment will appreciate the wireless Internet zones, meeting rooms, serviced offices and a boardroom.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila (Book Online)
Location: 2609 Civic Drive, Entrata Urban Complex , Filinvest City, Alabang Muntinlupa City
Description: Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila is placed in the heart of the bustling metropolis, just minutes from the best shopping, entertainment, and business sites Muntinlupa City has to offer. In a city gleaming with confidence and excitement, Crimson responds with glamour, fun experiences and a pulsating energy found only in the Philippines.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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