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Sometimes we need a break from our busy lives, and one of the ways we can do that is to book a stay at a bed and breakfast. Bed and breakfasts literally offer a bed to sleep in and breakfast for guests the next morning, and while that’s basic compared to the services that hotels and resorts offer, there are advantages to staying in one.
Bed and breakfast accommodations are perfect for staycations as they provide a more quiet, private, and homey atmosphere that will help you relax, chill, and melt your stress away. Staycations are also one of the best rainy season activities in the Philippines.
It’s not difficult to find a bed and breakfast in the Philippines, and for those living in Manila, it’s even easier to find a bed and breakfast near Manila that suits your budget, traveling party, and other preferences, as there are several options in the nearby provinces that you can choose from.
We’ve compiled a list of the best ones so you can easily find one to book for your next quick getaway:
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Located in Zambales, Casa San Miguel is not only a bed and breakfast, but it is also an event venue, a music and art school, and a museum. Like many bed and breakfast places, Casa San Miguel was originally a family property.
In 1993, violinist Coke Bolipata officially established the place, and since then, it has been called home by generations of artists. This place is perfect for those who love art, as the place itself feels like a piece of art in itself and has an art gallery with exhibits that change regularly.
You can stay at a Studio, Deluxe, or King Deluxe Room which can fit up to four guests. Casa San Miguel is also home to Café Virtuosi, which serves pizza and pasta, as well as its famous special polvoron. While it is best for a staycation, guests can also visit San Miguel Beach, which is less than 1KM away from the bed and breakfast.
From Manila, you can go on NLEX, take the Olongapo Exit, and head toward San Miguel, Zambales. Casa San Miguel is near the San Miguel Provincial Road.
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Thanks to the many Laguna resorts that include bed and breakfasts, this south of Manila province is a good option for a quick staycation outside of Manila. Located in San Pablo is Sulyap, a gallery, restaurant, and bed and breakfast all rolled into one.
Staying at their bed and breakfast will transport you back in time, as its five casas all feature colonial-era architecture, capiz shell windows, and wooden furniture. Solo travelers and couples will enjoy a stay in Casa de Obando, which has rooms that are suited for up to two guests. The other three casas, Case de Alitagtag, Casa San Juan, and Casa del Remedio, are more suited for friends and family, as they have rooms that can comfortably accommodate 4 to 6 people.
The gallery café and restaurant is known for its Filipino cuisine, including dishes native to San Pablo. During your visit, you may also check out the Sulyap Museum, which is home to hundreds of artifacts.
From Manila, the best way to get to San Pablo City and Sulyap is via SLEX.
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Another bed and breakfast in Laguna is Casa San Pablo. The facilities in Casa San Pablo were built by the owner’s grandmother, so it’s no surprise that a stay here will make you feel like you’re coming home to your grandmother’s house. Even the dishes served in the café are based on the home-cooked meals enjoyed by generations of the owner’s family.
All of the 16 rooms are rustic and will make you feel like you’re back in simpler times. No matter who you’re traveling with, you will find a room that’s suitable for you as their rooms can accommodate solo travelers and groups of up to six people. Casa San Pablo is also a popular venue for rustic weddings and other intimate gatherings.
To get to San Pablo, go via SLEX. Once you reach the city, head to Colago Avenue. Casa San Pablo is across the Community General Hospital.
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This bed and breakfast in Quezon is actually located inside Ugu Bigyan’s Potter Garden, a known tourist spot in Tiaong that sells hand-crafted pottery items and hosts a restaurant that serves Asian fusion cuisine. With Hele Bed and Breakfast, tourists can prolong their stay in the beloved spot.
Hele has four rooms, three of which can accommodate up to two people each, and one reserved for groups of four. From the outside, the bed and breakfast looks like a modern Filipino building, but the rooms themselves have a rustic luxury that will help you have a quiet and chill retreat. Staying here also allows you to dine using the tableware that Ugu Bigyan made himself, and you can even join a pottery or cooking workshop with him to make your visit more memorable.
While the place is a known tourist destination, it may be a bit difficult to find. Reach Tiaong, Quezon via SLEX, and once you’re there, head to Alvarez Village in Barangay Lusacan. Ugu Bigyan’s Potter Garden is near the entrance of the village.
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Located in Sta. Cruz, Laguna, Ted’s B&B is the perfect place to stay at if you want to explore the nearby Laguna tourist spot, the heritage town of Pila, which is less than 4KM away from the bed and breakfast. Run by the Salonga family, Ted’s B&B, Ted’s Kitchen, and Ted’s Event Warehouse can all be found in the compound that used to be the family’s farm and rice mill. Ted’s Kitchen, famous for its comfort food and desserts, is one of the more popular restaurants in Sta. Cruz.
As for the accommodations, you can choose to stay at a Small Cabin or a Large Cabin, with each having a porch of its own. There are 7 cabins in total, all situated around a bonfire pit that you can book for the night and make smores with. If you’re traveling with a big group, booking a stay at Ted’s B&B can feel like your own private retreat, especially as the plants and the trees surrounding the cabins give it a rustic and secluded feel.
Ted’s B&B is located along the National Highway. From SLEX, take the Calamba exit and continue through the National Highway. It’s located about 1.5KM from the arch of Sta. Cruz.
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Hidden in Silang is Chateau Hestia, a bed and breakfast in Cavite visitors should not miss. Even if you’re only staying in the area for the day, this place is worth a visit because of its garden restaurant, which serves farm-to-table food. The bread, sauces, juices, and salad dressing served here are also all freshly made. You can also hold events like weddings and birthdays here.
If you do choose to stay the night, you can choose from five different accomodations, including the Loft Cottage which features European design elements, the Suite Cottage which will make you feel like you’re at the beach, and the Sampaguita Casita which has its own jacuzzi. Up to 4 adults can sleep in the Suite Cottage, the Loft Cottage can fit 2, and all casitas can fit up to 3.
To get here, head to Silang via Aguinaldo Highway and make your way to J. Hernandez Street.
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Since this private home in Alfonso, Cavite was opened to the public in 1998, it has been host to countless dinners, several weddings and events, and guests who want to experience a relaxing stay at its bed and breakfast. Sonya’s Garden is near the vicinity of Tagaytay, and for many, it’s a must-visit when they visit the city.
It has 22 cottages, all surrounded by lush greenery. You’ll wake up to the sounds of nature, the smell of flowers, and a full breakfast that comes with every stay. Each stay also comes with a complimentary lunch or early dinner. Go on weekdays and with at least one other travel companion for a cheaper rate.
Guests can also join free classes, some of which are taught by Sonya herself, which include yoga, basic gardening, plant propagation, and firefly watching.
From SLEX, you can take the Sta. Rosa exit, head toward Tagaytay, and then make your way to Buck Estate Road where Sonya’s Garden will be on your left.
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Located inside the Cliffhouse Complex is a bed and breakfast in Tagaytay that offers spacious suites and a quiet stay. The Inn at Cliffhouse Tagaytay is the place to go if you want a luxury staycation. All four lighthouse-inspired suites come with their own private terrace, an en suite bathtub or an outdoor jacuzzi, and an unobstructed Tagaytay view of Taal Volcano.
Each stay comes with a complimentary breakfast and surprise seasonal treats. All suites can only accommodate a maximum of four people, making it best for couples and small groups.
While The Inn itself has its own Breakfast Salon, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to your other meals as Cliffhouse Tagaytay hosts several Tagaytay restaurants which serve Filipino, Italian, American cuisine as well as delectable desserts.
To reach the complex, get on SLEX, take the Sta. Rosa Exit, and head to the Tagaytay-Calamba Road. The Inn is less than 2KM from the Tagaytay Rotunda.
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For an affordable yet homey staycation near Manila, Madie’s Place in Sta. Rosa, Laguna should be on your list. It is located inside a subdivision, so you will be pleasantly surprised once you enter its wooden gate and see the lush garden and big guesthouse that will make it seem like you’re in someplace secluded.
You won’t find luxury accommodations here, but instead, you’ll see simple but homey rooms that will make it seem like you’re sleeping over at a friend’s house. This feeling is enforced by the friendliness of the staff and the warm welcome you will receive once you check in.
Madie, the owner, is very hands-on and accommodating, so don’t be surprised if you get free coffee and cookies served in your room! Feel free to bring your pets along, as this bed and breakfast is pet-friendly.
To get here from SLEX, you need to take the Sta. Rosa Exit and head to the entrance of San Lorenzo Subdivision, which you will find near Enchanted Kingdom.
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For a quiet and chill Tagaytay staycation, you can book with 8 Suites by Fat Jimmy’s. Like its name suggests, there are only 8 main suites guests can stay at, plus a Master Suite and a Garden Room, so you don’t need to worry about the place being crowded. All rooms and suites are meant to sleep 2 people, but for an additional fee, extra guests may be accommodated.
A stay here will also give you a great view of Taal Lake and let you experience the cool Tagaytay weather. To make your stay even more special and memorable, you can also book arrival amenities like a cheese plate and a bottle of wine.
While 8 Suites serves breakfast to its guests, they can also choose to have lunch and dinner here and have dishes like the Classic 8 Suites Burger, Chicken Savory, and Prime Rib Eye Steak.
From SLEX, take the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road and head to the Tagaytay-Calamba Road and search for 8 Suites in Iruhin South.
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Located in Batangas but accessible from many Tagaytay tourist spots, Narra Hill offers the utmost peace and privacy, offering only 4 suites and 2 rooms that can accommodate up to 20 people only. You can even book the whole place if your party is big enough for an even more private getaway. Breakfast is included with all bookings, but guests can also enjoy lunch and dinner here, but advance notice of at least two days is required.
For the best views in the property, book the Balcony Room, which is also located away from the other accommodations for a more private stay. You can wake up to stunning views every day as the bedroom has floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that open to the balcony.
If you’re traveling with a group, opt for the Kubo Suite 1, which can accommodate up to 5 guests, or the Premier 2 Bedroom Suite, which can sleep 6 people. All guests can enjoy the plunge pool near the Kubos or the large infinity pool near the Premiere Suites.
To get to Narra Hill, take SLEX and from Sta. Rosa Tagaytay Road, head to Tagaytay-Nasugbu highway. The road to Narra Hill is across the Alfonso Welcome Arch.
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Whether you’re traveling with your significant other, friends, or family, there’s a room suitable for you. Four of the suites can accommodate 2 people, while the Family Cabana and the Family Suite can accommodate 4 and 6 guests, respectively. For an additional fee, you can even bring your pets along with you on your staycation. All accommodations come with complimentary room service breakfast and brewed coffee.
Apart from its view, guests will find its location to be perfect, as while it is located in Tagaytay, it’s still secluded and provides a respite from the busy city.
From Manila, get on SLEX and take the Sta Rosa Exit. Follow the Sta. Rosa Tagaytay Highway and turn right at the Nasugbu-Tagaytay Highway. The Carmelence View is across Robinsons Supermarket Tagaytay.
Go on a Relaxing Getaway to These Top Bed and Breakfast Near Manila
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Living in the busy city can easily stress some people out, but thankfully, city folk can get some rest and respite by going on a quick getaway. Booking a staycation in a bed and breakfast not only allows you to relax and unwind but it also gives you the chance to have a more private and quiet retreat away from all the crowds.
For those living in Manila, thankfully, there are several options to choose from to ensure that your stay is a memorable one.