Photos by Mount Purro Nature Reserve and Cristina Villas Mountain Resort
Antipolo, Rizal is one Philippine destination that offers a selection of quality getaway hotels and resorts near Manila, the country’s capital city. It's only a few hours away from Manila, around 19 KM, situated on Sierra Madre Mountain’s foothills.
Due to its high altitude, its cooler weather has made it a go-to destination for quick but relaxing weekend escapes. Sprawled across the town are old churches, museums, falls, eco-park, and cozy cafés.
Antipolo is landlocked so there are no beaches, instead, you’ll find swimming pools set in lush greeneries with some also treating you to majestic views of the metro. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing or thrilling staycation or a base to go back to after a day of exploring, there will be an Antipolo hotel or resort that will fit your preference.
Here's a list of the best Antipolo accommodations that you should consider for your getaway:
Photo by Altaroca Mountain Resort and Convention Center
Altaroca Mountain Resort and Convention Center is nestled in a lush green landscape less than 2 KM away from famous tourist attractions like Casa Santa Museum and Pinto Art Museum. The resort's whitewashed Mediterranean architecture and design will make you feel like you're in Greece. Every room has air-condition and free wifi, while some rooms have a balcony and TV with cable. They also have dorm-type bedrooms that can accommodate big families and groups.
Altaroca makes an ideal resort to host parties, events, company seminars, and team buildings, with various facilities and activities available. Guests can enjoy three outdoor swimming pools, including a lounge pool, a kiddie pool, and a lap pool. Moreover, there are different body and mind games, like a monkey bar, Tarzan bridge, giant versions of jenga, chess, domino, etc.
An onsite bar and restaurant serve a fusion of Filipino and Mediterranean flavors to make sure you will never go hungry.
Photo by Bosay Resort
Bosay Resort is the first resort in the Philippines to have a seawater storm wave pool. The strong waves that come from the wave ball will allow you to experience surfing. It's the ultimate swimming destination in Antipolo with its ten swimming pools, including the storm wave pool, infinity pool, and disco pool with lights and sounds.
The hotel’s facade and interior are sturdy and wooden – styled like you’re inside a giant and modern treehouse. Rooms are spacious and open up to a terrace with a view of the pools, garden, and surrounding greeneries. The resort has the perfect recipe to have fun and relieve stress with its onsite barbecue, karaoke, and swimming pools. These will make you feel the traditional out-of-town Filipino culture.
You can also dine at their restaurant that serves local and international cuisines and drink cocktails at the bar. Also, you can visit Antipolo Church which is 2.5 kilometers away, and Pinto Art Museum, just 2.7 kilometers away from the resort.
Photo by Cristina Villas Mountain Resort
Cristina Villas Mountain Resort is seated on top of the hills of Antipolo. It's an ideal escape from the busyness and stress of day-to-day life. If you're planning to go on an adventure at Hinulugang Taktak Waterfall and Park, this is one of the top Antipolo resorts to stay at. The two are just 1.7 kilometers away from each other.
Photo by Cristina Villas Mountain Resort
The Mediterranean-inspired exterior with a mix of a contemporary interior is a picturesque view for a gratifying vacation. Whether you're looking for an exciting time or tranquility, you will get to experience both here. You will get to lounge and swim in 5 swimming pools, play basketball and volleyball, and zipline. You can also unwind at their wellness center that has a gym and spa.
There are choices of Filipino and Italian cuisine at Café Cristina. Beside the café is another entertainment for everyone to enjoy, a classic KTV music room to sing your heart out.
Photo by Seven Suites Hotel Observatory
Seven Suites Hotel Observatory boasts its title as the only hotel observatory in the Philippines. It's located along the hillside of Antipolo and will give you a stunning overlooking view of Manila at night. Aside from that, you can see the sky through the lens of the country's fourth-largest telescope.
It’s a modern hotel with bright and well-ventilated rooms with either a view of the city or the mountains. Each room has a living area and a bathroom with a bathtub to relax in. Moreover, they have an outdoor pool, and you will get to indulge at their restaurant, dessert bar, and coffee shop.
You can also dine out at famous tourist spots just less than 500 kilometers away from the hotel, like Hippies Bar and Resto, Yellow Lantern Café, and Café Lupe Antipolo. This hotel is 2.2 kilometers away from the beautiful Parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Photo by Mount Purro Nature Reserve
Be close to nature at Mount Purro Nature Reserve. This place is a little over 20 kilometers away from downtown Antipolo and its famous attractions. The serene and province-like atmosphere are things you won’t get in an urbanized city; that’s why this eco-park and reserve is also an attraction in itself. People can go on day trips, but it makes for a lovely stay too.
The clean and cozy-farm style accommodations are reimagined from the Filipino bahay kubo (native nipa hut) and have the basic amenities you will need. The humble accommodations have a homey feel.
Photo by Mount Purro Nature Reserve
Mount Purro Nature Reserve is not your typical Antipolo hotel; they promote a sustainable stay and travel. Plus, a home-cooked lunch buffet at Loli's Kitchen will fill your stomachs for a day full of activities.
An infinity pool, guided forest hikes & river walks, nature playscape, and community bonfire await you, amongst many more.
Photo by Boso-Boso Highlands Resort and Hotel
Boso-Boso Highlands Resort and Hotel is 4.3 kilometers away from the popular tourist spots, like Old Boso-Boso Church, and 12.4 kilometers from Forest Hills Golf and Country Club if you’re into golf.
This Antipolo hotel and resort has cottages and pavilions you can rent for the day and night trips (events too), while there are several room and suite options for guests staying a night or more. Dorms that are good for ten people max with shared bathrooms are also available. Private rooms and suites have cable TV, while family suites have additional living rooms.
Boso-Boso Highlands and Resort has plenty of facilities that can give you both adventure and downtime – you can feel the thrill as you zip line amid the trees, swim at the outdoor pools, and slide through the long waterslides, and have a friendly competition over basketball, billiards, and table tennis.
The spa can help you cool down following all the excitement. After that, you can dine by the viewing deck of Café Cristina that serves Filipino and international cuisines. If you're there on a Saturday, you can catch live entertainment and an open mic.
Photo by Antipolo Star Resort
Guests can find one of the top-rated Antipolo resorts – Antipolo Star Resort on the mountains’ eastern end. The nearest attractions are Crescent Moon Café and Studio Pottery, Antipolo Cathedral, and Pinto Art Museum. A resort fit for a day or night trip, their motto is to offer their guests the best "getaway for a day.”
There are five swimming pools with salt water from the falls and a couple of exciting waterslides. The saltwater can feel like a spa because it will soften your hair and skin. Different types of bahay kubos (nipa huts) and pavilions are available for hanging out under the shade. You can play around and get an overlooking view of Manila and Antipolo on a big grass lawn.
There are food and drinks you can buy from their on-site store and restaurant. Guests loved how helpful and friendly the staff are, the fun pool options, and the clean environment & fresh air.
Photo by Date and Dine Resort
Date and Dine Resort is located 5 kilometers from the highway, while it's 1 kilometer from popular sites, like Campo PH Airsoft Gamesite and Burrow Café. The resort feels homey with plenty of exclusive amenities. The facade looks like a modern house with a tropical interior. The rooms have different themes, and you can choose from a rustic theme, zen, or safari theme.
Some resort inclusions are free wifi in each room and all common areas, a library, and an Italian bar and restaurant by the pool. Aside from that, you can sweat it out at the gym, de-stress at the outdoor pool, or just lounge on the terrace. You can also book their massage and beauty services.
Date and Dine Resort has that superb romantic setting with the city lights view as the backdrop and Antipolo's cool breeze. Resorts in Antipolo will not be complete without that combination.
Photo by Cloud 9 Resort
The Cloud 9 Resort has been a famous tourist attraction in Antipolo for years, especially now that they've added more recreational activities. This resort is 5 kilometers from tourist hotspots like Jardin de Marimar and Hinulugang Taktak Waterfalls and Park. They offer accommodation with several types of rooms – from dormitories to penthouse suites. Some rooms and suites have bathtubs and balconies or patios with a view of the forest.
The activities and amenities of Cloud 9 Resort are also perfect for events, seminars, and team buildings. The on-site Cloud 9 Sports and Leisure Club has a lot of experiences to offer. Inside the property is the Butuan Caraga Heritage Museum, where you can learn more about Butuan and Caraga Region's archaeological artifacts. If you’re feeling adventurous, go ziplining and cross the sky-hanging bridge with the 360° view of Manila's cityscape.
You have access to the gym, outdoor pool, and karaoke rooms as well. Don't miss out on filling yourself with Filipino food at the restaurant too.
Photo by Loreland Farm Resort
Loreland Farm Resort is a big resort ideal for families, leisure, and business. It's close to many popular spots in Antipolo, like Via Dolorosa (formerly known as 'The White Cross') and Pinto Art Museum. It's a resort with greeneries everywhere you look. The interior of the rooms and villas are well-ventilated and minimalist-style.
Every accommodation has air-conditioning, free wifi, and a flat-screen TV with cable. There are four outdoor pools, two of which are specifically for kids, so as the playground. At the same time, the adults can relax at the wellness center and have a massage or sauna at the spa. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the local and international dishes that Verde Restaurant will offer.
You can play billiards, go horse riding, and sing at karaoke for more recreational activities. Maybe you can catch an art exhibition while you’re there as they hold temporary ones yearly. There is a chapel/shrine you can visit inside the premises as well. You can also shop essentials and snacks at their mini market and buy souvenirs at the gift shop.
Photo by Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa
Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa is part of Loreland Farm Resort’s extensive property that focuses on health and wellness. It's the only hanging gardens and spa in the Philippines and has become one of the top Antipolo hotels and tourist spots. Here, you will have views of the Manila skyline and Laguna De Bay.
Luljetta's is an Asian-inspired destination with a mix of two Santorini and Mykonos-style suites to set the mood for a peaceful state of mind. Each room includes welcoming snacks, access to Luljetta's and Loreland Farm Resort's amenities, and a complimentary breakfast. This accommodation is known for its impressive line of facilities.
You can lounge in their three infinity pools (one has a hydro-massage equipped), relax in the heated jacuzzi, and sweat out at the sauna. You can also avail their various massages and body scrubs, and then top it off with their delicious meals and famous rice cakes. The spa treatments and relaxing amenities will make for a rejuvenating stay.
Photo by LeBlanc Hotel and Resort
LeBlanc Hotel and Resort is an exclusive luxury accommodation in Antipolo. Situated in an accessible roadside area and near some hotspots, it’s 300 meters from Hinulugang Taktak Waterfall and Park and 810 meters from Antipolo Cathedral. The public market, a big mall, and a convenience store are also within reach.
Each room and suite has a minimal and classic design, fit with cable flat-screen TVs, desks, safes, and bathrooms have bathtubs. Suites have additional living areas and sofa beds. The hotel's front desk and room service are available 24/7, and they also provide full-service laundry. The staff is polite and helpful.
The whole site has wifi access, plus a garden and outdoor pool to unwind in. Also, the place has a sauna and spa for relaxation. LeBlanc Hotel and Resort's bar and restaurant, The Bistro, serve a grill-style menu with a local twist. You will have an option for an ala carté complimentary breakfast or feast on buffet breakfast.
Escape to Antipolo for a Restful Vacation
Photo by Cristina Villas Mountain Resort
Many hotels and resorts near Manila will provide a more relaxed atmosphere, and Antipolo is one of the best places for that. You don't have to go that far from the Philippines’ capital to recharge, especially if you don't have the luxury of time in your hands because of a busy schedule. Once you decide to reconnect with nature and feel the cool breeze of Antipolo on your skin, choosing an accommodation that fits your ideal vacation is the next significant decision you will make.
Whether you're looking for a luxury staycation, or a mid-range resort, or an affordable hotel, there is a perfect match for you on this list. I hope this rundown of Antipolo hotels and resorts got to help you decide which one matches your next getaway.