Metro Manila's 10 Most Soothing Indoor Pools to Hide in This Weekend
Rainy season in the Philippines can mess up your vacation plans. Looking at the most beautiful travel videos just makes you want to book a flight to Palawan or the Visayas ASAP. But still, you wouldn't want to risk getting stuck on an island amid a raging storm, right?
In the meantime, you can relax and take a dip in these Metro Manila hotels with stunning indoor swimming pools.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila recently earned the coveted five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide 2017, being one of the first two hotels in the Philippines to be recognized by the publication. Part of this luxurious hotel's charm is the indoor infinity pool at the 22nd floor, where you'll get a great view of the Ortigas cityscape thanks to floor to ceiling glass walls. This facility is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street, Ortigas Center, Pasig City; 720-7777; [email protected]; www.marcopolohotels.com. Rates start at P4,400++.
Discovery Suites Manila
You can find Discovery Suites' swimming pool and hot tub at the fifth floor. One side has a roof above it while the other half, where you can lounge around on poolside chairs, is open air. Because of its proximity to the hotel's Restaurant 5, you can easily order refreshments and snacks while enjoying an afternoon dip. The pool is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. By the way, if you book directly on the website, you get a complimentary pizza and guaranteed late check-out.
25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City; 719-8888; [email protected]; www.discoverysuites.com. Rates start at P4,700++.
KL Tower Serviced Residences
You'll feel right at home in this serviced apartment with their fully furnished suites and lofts. Families would also be happy to know that KL Tower's pool facility has a shallow and separate area for kids.
117 Gamboa Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City; 845-0084; [email protected]; www.accorhotels.com. Rates start at P3,800++.
The Linden Suites
Linden Suites has three types of fully equipped units ideal for families and groups on a long stay. Their temperature controlled swimming pool and hot tub can be found at the 9th floor and stay open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
37 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City; 638-7878; [email protected] Rates start at P4,000++.
Ace Water Spa
This indoor water spa-slash-park uses hydrotherapy to inject a bit of fun into the spa exerpeience. Different stations use Ultrasonic Jet Systems to target and soothe different parts of the body. There's always a wraparound pool for a bit of leisure, an activity area for kids, as well as a lap pool for exercise.
Branches at 399 Del Monte Avenue (near cor. Banaue Street) SFDM, Quezon City; United Street corner Brixton Street near Pioneer, Pasig City; www.acewaterspa.com.ph. Rate is P550 per head.
Berjaya Hotel Manila
This underrated hotel has a family-friendly pool that will it enjoyable to swim in even when it's gray and cloudy outside.
7835 Makati Avenue Corner Eduque Street, Makati City; 750-7500; [email protected]; www.berjayahotel.com. Rates start at P2,500++.
Makati Diamond Residences
This luxury serviced apartment has more than 400 guestrooms, which comes with a kitchenette as well as a 55-inch LED television. It has an indoor lap pool at the fourth floor to ensure that you maintain your figure during your much-needed staycation in the heart of Makati. This facility is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City; 317-0999; [email protected]; www.makatidiamond.com. Rates start at P6,900++.
Millennia Suites completes its sports-minded guests' experience with an indoor swimming pool, a half-court for basketball and badminton, a game room for table tennis and billiards, and a fitness center. Like KL Tower Serviced Residences, it also has a separate kiddie pool for the young ones who can't get enough of the water.
8001 Jose Escriva Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City; 470-2306; [email protected]; www.goldlandmilleniasuites.com. Rates start at P2,800++.
Richmonde Hotel Ortigas
Richmonde Hotel in Ortigas boasts a heated indoor pool that allows you to do some laps even when it's cold outside. Imagine how soothing the warm water could be in the middle of the rainy season. This facility is located on the fourth floor and is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
21 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City; 638-7777; [email protected]; www.richmondehotelortigas.com.ph. Rates start at P3,900++.
Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila
Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila features an all-blue indoor swimming pool with patterns of various hues on the floor and glass walls that provide a stunning view of the Ortigas cityscape. You can also relax in the hot tub on one end while chill music plays in the background.
17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City; 637-7888; [email protected]; www.oakwood.com. Rates start at P5,000++.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.