16 Eastercation (Easter+Staycation) Hot Spots For 2016

The heat is on and summer is in, and before you knew it, it's Easter once again. If you haven't had the chance to book an out of town trip for the longest weekend of the year, check out these hotels where you can indulge in a quick escape complete with delectable gastronomic delights and fun activities this Easter.

F1 Manila Hotel
32nd street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @f1hotelmanila

Hop on to F1 Hotel Manila as they “egg-up” gumdrops, lollipops, and cupcakes, along with your other favorite confectioneries for a sugar-filled Easter adventure. Be in your sweetest and colourful ensemble and dart your way to the hotel’s Infinity Ballroom on March 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for the most anticipated sugar-rush adventure. 

Exciting activities are in store for all candy lovers including glitter tattoo, donut decorating, egg painting, loot bags, balloon twisting, games, complimentary treats, and more. A traditional Easter Egg Hunt is also set at the F1 Candyland. Glam up and put your rainbow colors on as the best dressed will be surely in for a treat!

F1 Hotel Manila’s Easter Candyland is in partnership with Universal Robina, Kettle Corn, Fun Ranch, and Regent Foods. Ticket is priced at Php 968 nett per person inclusive of brunch buffet. Kids aged two (2) and below are free of charge. Adult companions and guardians are charged at full ticket price.

To make the Easter holiday even more special, book a room and spend the holiday with whole family in one of our Suites for as low as Php 5,400 nett. Room package includes an overnight stay in a City Suite with buffet breakfast for two (2) at F All Day Dining Restaurant and 30% discount on Easter in Candyland event. The Suite Deals package is valid from Mach 1 to 27, 2016.

Discovery Suites 
25 ADB Avenue Ortigas Center, Pasig City
(02) +632.719.8888
Twitter and Instagram @discoverysuites

Discovery Suites Ortigas takes kids and adults alike for a Lenten weekend worth remembering with its fun family activities and special room offers.

Gather your family and friends for an opulent holy week getaway. Special rates start at Php 5,000 nett in a Junior Suite from March 24 to 27, 2016.

Life After Breakfast Workshops
It’s time to unleash our children’s creative side. Guests that will avail of the special room offer are entitled to choose among Alessandra Lanot’s stamping station, rubber stamp carving or calligraphy workshops. Classes will be on March 26 and 27.

Bonding Time
Families may bond over movies from March 24 to 26. Children may also join an Easter egg painting activity on March 26. The winner will win an overnight stay in a deluxe suite at Discovery Country Suites, Tagaytay.

The Junior Suite at Discovery Suites Ortigas

Discovery Country Suites
300 Calamba Road, San Jose, Tagaytay City
Twitter @dcstagaytay 
Instagram @discoverycountrysuites

The Lenten weekend is an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Why not drive south and go on a vacation you duly deserve?

Uniquely-themed Suites
Discovery Country Suites, Tagaytay is just an hour-drive away from Manila and it sure will guarantee the idyllic getaway you are longing for. Bring your family or friends and relish comfort in our uniquely-themed suites. Rates start at Php 12,500++ in a deluxe suite from March 24 to 27, 2016. Room packages comes with Verbena Country Breakfast, wine and cheese at sunset and milk and cookies at turndown good for 2 persons.

Hop for the Golden Egg
An Easter event is never complete without the classic “Easter egg hunting”. Hunt for the golden egg to win an overnight stay in a business flat at Discovery Primea, Makati.

St. Tropez at Discovery Country Suites

Discovery Primea
6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
+632.955.8888 / +632.988.2988 

Starting at Php 8000++, enjoy a luxe getaway with the family that comes complete with complimentary gourmet breakfast, a round of drinks at Plunge Pool Bar, special welcome and turndown treats, and 20% savings at Terazi Spa (except for Hammam). Guests staying for three or more nights enjoy 15% savings on their room, starting on the third night. As an added treat for those checking in between March 24 to 27, Discovery Primea will be having a “Count the Golden Eggs” game for a chance to win an overnight stay for two in Discovery Country Suites in Tagaytay.

Discovery Primea's Plung Pool Bar
At Restaurant Tapenade this March, seafood takes centerstage with two new additions to the menu. The pasta of the month, Linguine al Nero, is delightful squid ink pasta with clams and baby shrimps. This Lenten season, Tapenade’s Alaskan Black Cod Al Cartoccio doesn’t sacrifice on flavor, with an assortment of clams, Chilean mussels, and prawns, cooked in a lemon-parsley broth.

For Holy Week (March 21-27), Restaurant Tapenade will be offering a celebratory set menu for lunch and dinner, featuring The Tapenade Salad Room, Garlic & Fennel Roasted Leg of Lamb, and a Black Pepper Panna Cotta. The sumptuous meal can be had for Php 2,000 nett per person, with children 12 years and below enjoying 50 % savings.

Pasta of the Month at Tapenade

Stay cool amidst the Summer heat, as Plunge Pool Bar offers guests some classic comfort food and cold drinks. Choose one appetizer from Canadian Steak Fries, Nachos with salsa, cheese, & sour cream, or Pizza (Pepperoni, Quattro Formagi, or Margherita for an additional Php 100); coupled with a carafe your choice of Soda, Guava Lemonade, or Vanilla Tarragon Iced tea. Enjoy the delectable duo pairings poolside, for Php 750++.

Tapenade's Al Cartoccio

Hyatt City of Dreams Manila
Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City
Parañaque, Manila,  Philippines, 1701

Starting to feel the heat of summer? Cool down at Hyatt City of Dreams Manila's pool by booking our local rates starting at PHP 7,500+++ (Sunday to Thursday) and PHP 8,600+++ (Friday to Saturday). Plus, check out these culinary treats at The Cafe!

EDSA Shangri-La, Manila
1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City
Twitter and Instagram @edsashangrila 

Go bababa-baba-nana this Easter as the adorable Minions invade Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s Isla Grand Ballroom on March 27, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A burst of yellow happiness awaits kids and their families who will join the minion-inspired Funtatstic Eastercation party filled with exhilarating games and activities such as the most-awaited Easter egg hunt, film-viewing, activity booths highlighting cupcake decorating, kiddie salon, face painting, coloring activities, a whimsical kiddie show and more. This includes loads of surprising loots for the kids, snacks and a round of beverage options. Special raffle prizes will also be given away. Ticket is priced at Php 2,000 net per person for kids and adults and will be sold at the Events Lounge, every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Garden Wing Deluxe

Grab your baskets and travel down to your urban oasis for a despicably great adventure at Edsa Shangri-La in its One in a Minion Easter Room Package. Stay for two consecutive nights and get 50% savings on the second night. Rate starts at for Php 6,500++  including breakfast at HEAT for two adults and two kids, 20% savings to the Easter Minion party and an access to the Health Club, Aqua Play and the Cub and Cubbies Kiddie Program. Room offer is valid for stays from March 19-17, 2016.      
Nibble these treats at The Bakeshop

Nibble into the heavenly goodness of fascinating finds with Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s Easter treats such as colourful chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies in variety of flavors and sizes starting at Php 99.00, decadent specialty Easter egg and bunny cakes in four flavors – Praline, white chocolate raspberry, passion chocolate and super moist chocolate cake for only Php 1,200.00 each. Individual Easter cakes are also available – Milk chocolate dome, raspberry dome, louver cake and chocolate mousse brownies for only Php 220.00 each. All these goodies are available at The Bakeshop from March 20 to 27, 2016.

The Bakeshop's decadent specialty Easter Chocolate Mousse Brownies cake

Midas Hotel
2702 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
+632.902.0100 local 1187

From March 13 to 27, take a quiet luxury break in a boutique style setting for only Php4750nett for Deluxe room with complimentary access to our Easter Fun-tasy event on March 27, 2016. After a meditative evening, allow yourself and your family to choose from the hotel's international buffet breakfast spread at Midas Café for two adults and two children below 12 years of age. Guests are also able to stay connected in your social scene 24/7, have access to the Fitness Studio at the 3rd floor, 15% discount in-room massage services and 10% discount in spa treatments at Essenses Spa.

Complete your Lenten stay with a visit to the nearby church on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday with our scheduled drop off shuttle service to reflect on this Holy Week.  Live the spirit of Easter celebration, as a mass gathering will kick-off at the hotel’s Event Studio-Mayfair on March 27 at 10.30am, followed by a whimsical party for children which will be held at Station 1 of Midas Café from 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.  Let the children have their time of day on this most-awaited Sunday celebration entitled “Easter Fun-tasy”, the venue will be transformed into the colorful, enchanting and magical world of Alice and Sheriff Woody– the lead characters of Alice in Wonderland and Toy Story which was the inspiration behind the theme.  Station 1 gets decked out to welcome the little ones for an afternoon of frolic and fun.  The magical fun activity begins with “Bring Me” games, balloon twisting and more.  Then enter a world of enchantment with captivating magic and bubble shows.  Of course, no adventure is complete without a photo booth to capture that moment with your loved-ones, Easter egg hunt and the popular Easter egg painting atelier.  

The “Midas Easter Fun-tasy” tickets are priced at Php600 net per kid, including children’s brunch buffet and Php888 net per adult.  

Diamond Hotel
Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila
Facebook at facebook.com/DiamondHotelPhilippines
Twitter, Instagram and Youtube at @DiamondHotelPh

Your child’s Easter adventure just got sweeter at Diamond Hotel Philippines. It’s a Candy Wonderland Easter Event on March 27, 2016 at the Diamond Ballroom from 10am to 2pm.

Delight in a sugarland playground that has been created for your kid’s Easterific escapade. Find your kid’s candy play land daydream come true heightened by exciting activities which includes: face and egg painting, cupcake decorating, photo booth, glimmer tattoo, kids’ salon and a musical show. Have your photo taken with Candy Wonderland characters, stilt walkers, mimers and our confectionery expert -- Executive Pastry Chef Sebastian Suarez!   Kids and adults alike can indulge and enjoy an assortment of sweets from rainbow colored gummy bears, candy rocks, jelly beans, heavenly chocolates, fluffy cotton candy, and mini cupcakes that will be available for sale along with other delightful food offers from the hotel.  Bring the whole family, be amazed and explore all the treats enchantingly prepared for you.  

Children in candy wonderland inspired costumes get a chance to win amazing prizes from the hotel and sponsors. Furthermore, kids get a chance to win the latest iPad Pro in the grand raffle.  Ticket price is at Php1,000 nett per person inclusive of a take home snack box. Diamond Indulgence Carholders will get Php 100 off on the price, maximum of 4 tickets only for purchase.  

Since it’s the season to relax and regroup, take a Holy Week vacation with the family without leaving the city. Available from March 19 to 27, 2016 for only Php 5,000 nett, relax in a Deluxe Room for an overnight stay that includes buffet breakfast for 2 at Corniche, use of the swimming pool, use of the Health Club and Spa, 20% discount on massage, and one (1) free one ticket (per room, per stay) to the Candy Wonderland Easter event. Book another room or stay another night and get the room at Php4,800 nett per night!  Room only offer (excludes breakfast) is also available at Php4,300 nett per night. The room packages are applicable to local residents only. Prior reservation is encouraged. Offers may not be availed in conjunction with any other promotions or discounts. 

The Candy Wonderland Easter event is in partnership with Toy Kingdom, Lemon Square, Monde Nissin and San Miguel Foods.

Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila
17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1600
Tel: +632.637.7888 / +632.910.8888

The Peninsula Manila

Ayala cor. Makati Avenues, 1226 Makati City
+632.887.2888 loc. 6694 (Restaurant Reservations) or 6630 (Room Reservations)
diningpmn@peninsula.com or reservationpmn@peninsula.com 

With a travel-inspired Easter playground and egg hunt in the Rigodon Ballroom featuring The Peninsula Manila's own Traveling Peter Bear, an elaborate Easter feast in Escolta and The Lobby, Easter Sunday brunch in Escolta, a visit from Peter Bear and a special Easter room package, few places welcome children over Easter as warmly as the 40-year-old Grande Dame of Makati hotels.

An indulgent Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet will take place in Escolta on March 27, 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm, featuringtraditional and signature dishes, carving stations, sushi and more. An assortment of decadent desserts and pastries completes the experience. Prices at Php 1,800 (children under 12 years old), Php 2,650 (adults) and Php 3,750 (with free-flowing Champagne)

A maximum of two children under 12 per table have complimentary access to the Traveling with Peter Bear Easter Playground and Egg Hunt in the Rigodon Ballroom. Extra tickets are available at Php 1,400 net per child.

Explore the world by traveling with Peter Bear at The Peninsula Manila. A total play experience, the Traveling with Peter Bear Easter Playground on March 27, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm will have elaborate and experiential decorations for children of all ages and their parents to enjoy!

Easter Egg Hunt in the Rigodon Garden and Garcia Villa Room
March 27, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

At 1:00 pm, the Easter egg hunt begins!

Session 1 (Ages 4 to 6)
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm in the Rigodon Garden

Session 2 (Ages 1 to 3)
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm in the Garcia Villa

Session 3 (Ages 7 to 12)
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the Rigodon Garden

Egg Hunt Mechanics
  • A maximum of two children under 12 years old per table availing of the Escolta Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet or the Easter set menu at Old Manila will enjoy complimentary access to the Traveling with Peter Bear Playground in the Rigodon Ballroom and the Easter Egg Hunt in the Rigodon Garden/Garcia Villa Room. Extra tickets are available at Php 1,400 net per child
  • Children under 12 years old of guests dining in other restaurants of the hotel may purchase their tickets in the restaurant at Php 1,400 net
  • Children under 12 years old of guests staying in the hotel may purchase their tickets at the Concierge Desk at Php 1,400 net
  •  Children under 12 years old of those not dining or staying in the hotel may purchase their tickets at the Restaurant Reservation Desk located in the Rigodon Ballroom at Php 1,700 net (limited tickets available) 

Chef de Cuisine Bertrand Charles of Old Manila has created a spectacular three- and four-course Easter menu that is perfect for the entire family on March 27, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Prices at Php 2,400 (three courses) and Php 2,950 (four courses)

There will be also a lavish Filipino Tapas Buffet at The Lobby on March 24,25 and 27, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Prices at Php 1,650 (adults) and Php 825 (children under 12 years old). 

You may also enjoy Easter Afternoon Tea Buffet at The Upper Lobby on March 21 to 27, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Php 1,600 (adults) and Php 900 (children under 12 years old).

For those who would love to indulge in scrumptious bounty of the sea, the Seafood Dinner Buffet at Escolta on March 25 to 26, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm is a great option. Php 2,200 (adults) and Php 1,250 (children under 12 years old).

The Peninsula Manila can also help make the Easter holidays an unforgettable getaway experience with the Pen Days of Easter room package.
Available from March 18 to April 3, the Pen Days of Easter room package includes an Escolta buffet breakfast for two adults and two children under 12, a P 1,000 dining credit at The Lobby (once per stay) and a special Easter gift. Room rates start at P 8,000 for a Deluxe Room.

Restaurant and room rates are subject to 10% service charge and applicable government taxes.

Aruga by Rockwell
Waterfront Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati


Marriott Hotel Manila 
Newport Boulevard Newport Complex Pasay City
Facebook and Twitter @marriottmanila
Instagram @manilamarirott

Hop your way to Marriott Café and be ready to partake on their Easter spread and adventure. Go wild and explore on the café’s vast buffet offerings of international cuisines. Unleash the beast in you with their hefty spread of filling choices and prey on fresh tiger prawns, prime rib, teppanyaki and foie gras with agile chefs on standby to cook it the way you crave it. Never thirst out in the wilderness as the hotel makes sure you’re hydrated with unlimited milkshakes, iced teas and martini selections.  For only Php 2550 nett, enjoy the Safari Sunday Brunch on March 27 and the kids can join the hoard in hunting the golden egg on the Safari field for a chance to catch a Dinner or Lunch Buffet for 4 at the Marriott Café and 1,000 worth of credits for Marriott Café Bakery. More activities are in store for the young adventurers like glitter tattoos and magic show. Take a peek through your binoculars and be on the lookout for stilt walkers and the happy hopping bunny going around the café to bring extra ordinary joy to all the diners. More than the festivities and activities, Marriott Café is giving out loot bags filled with freebies for the early explorers to bring home.

Searching for more delectable fixes? Behind the bushes lie Easter goodies to sate your cravings for sweet treats. Drop by the Marriott Café Bakery and Crema to discover a selection of delightful finds and decadent surprises available from March 13 to 27. Fill your sacks with snacks of the wilderness and choose from exceptional cakes, cupcakes, chocolates and cookies with prices starting from Php 120 and up. 

Want to make the most of the Holidays? Book and camp in Marriott Manila’s Deluxe Room for Php 11,800++ for a night and get your 2nd room or 2nd night for only Php 2888++ from March 20- 27, 2016. On top of the daily breakfast inclusion for 2 at Marriott Café, Marriott Rewards members or newly signed up members enjoys MAX kids cooking classes on Saturday, March 26, with freebies and surprise gifts for the little explorers to enjoy. 

Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
119 L.P. Leviste St.
Salcedo Village, Makati City

This Holy Week, enjoy a staycation in a stylish city retreat. At the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, experience a relaxing escape in the metro matched with delightful activities for the whole family.

Take a moment to reflect when you join us in our Church Tour, which features seven iconic churches in Makati. Whether for a solemn Visita Iglesia or a means to see the religious gems of the metropolis, we know you’d be pleased with some peace and quiet while exploring new sights.

Malaga and Madrid Studio at Picasso Makati

If you think you’d rather stay in to relax and unwind, take advantage of free movie screenings that will surely light up your spirits.

For indoor excitement and entertainment for the kids and young at heart, the Game Room would be a great place to start. Perfect for friendly competitions, groups could play Chess, Monopoly, and other fun board game options.

Slow down and chill out without leaving the town. This season, it’s time to come to Picasso Boutique Residences. Where art and passion live.

Php 4300++ (final rate)
With breakfast for two on our Malaga/Madrid studio room.
Promo starts from March 19 to 27, 2016
For local residents. Subject to availability.

March 24, 2016 : Church Tour featuring seven churches in Makati. There would be 3 time slots; 2, 4 and 6pm. Slots are on first come first served basis.

March 24-27: Movie House

March 24-27: Game room
                Consists of board games such as chess, monopoly, jenga, etc.

The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel
Exchange Road cor. Meralco Avenue,
Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Philippines 1605

The Exchange Regency Deluxe Room

Refreshing swimming pool at The Exchange Regency

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street
Ortigas Centre, Pasig City
+632.720.7777 loc. 6622 
Facebook  at MarcoPoloOrtigasManila
Twitter and Instagram @MarcoPoloManila

At the Piccolo Kids Club
Easter blessings starts with a hotel stay offer that will keep the family egg-cited for all the happenings this season. With room offers starting at Php 4,740++, families can enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast for two (2) adults, and two (2) kids aged six years old and below at Cucina. Guests who prefer to have the breakfast at Vu’s can enjoy this special offer starting at Php 5,500 net. Both room offers can be well-enjoyed together with the hotel’s complimentary WiFi service and access to recreational activities at the Fitness Centre and the indoor infinity pool at the 22nd floor. Selling period for these promos is from March 3 to 27, with stay period ranging from March 23 to 28.

Gather together the whole family for a line-up of activities organized by the hotel for the guests to have a memorable family vacation this Easter season. Activities include painting workshops, chocolate-making, and cookie decorations, which will be held at the hotel’s function rooms on March 27, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN.  Guests can participate in all egg-citing activities for only Php 1,250 net per person. This includes AM Merienda, as well as loot bags and giveaways.

Delight in Cucina’s Easter lunch and dinner buffet on March 27 as it highlights the seafood bar, brunch item selections, and carvery. Cucina will also be preparing something egg-special for the little ones. Hand-sculpted Easter eggs, sweet treats, and decorate your own cupcake activity are just some of the many. Guests can book this festive lunch and dinner at Php 2,700 net.

Afternoon Easter delights are offered by the Connect Lounge with its Easter High Tea. For only Php 888 net, enjoy freshly-made pastries to come with the self-indulgent Bunny Drink especially made for this season. Mini hot cross bun, egg tarts, choco-dipped meringue, rabbit muffins, and fruity ricotta cheese tartlet are just some of the delicious pastries guests can enjoy. This will be available from March 1 to 31.

The Easter feeling does not end. A rich and creamy Easter cocktail drink can be guzzled for the whole month of March at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge. This drink is a mixture of fun and festive as it will have a unique presentation with the Easter theme.

Top the Easter experience with an Easter Hamper available at Café Pronto. This hamper includes bakery-fresh pastries such as a box of six of macarons, cross hat buns, a tin can of cookies, Columba de Pascal, and eight-pieces of surprise Easter eggs, all for Php 2,900 net. Café Pronto will also be serving its Bunny Drink for the whole month of March that guests can savor.

New World Makati Hotel

Esperanza Street cor. Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City
Twitter and Instagram @newworldmakati

New World Makati Hotel offers a getaway that combines leisure with entertainment.  From March 20 to 27, 2016, guests can enjoy an “egg-stra” special Easter Room Package stay in a Superior room for PHP6,200 or a Deluxe room for Php 7,200 per night; room rates are subject to taxes and service charge.
Besides the relaxation offered by the hotel’s completely refurbished rooms, guests can also enjoy buffet breakfast for two, an Easter surprise and two complimentary tickets to the Magic Wonderland activity on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The ballroom turns into a whimsical wonderland with snacks, classic confections and summer refreshments as the children make their way through the various game booths and play areas with special prizes and giveaways, plus a live magic show and the egg hunt.

Other enjoyable ways for guests to obtain tickets to the Magic Wonderland include availing of the Easter brunch offers at the hotel’s signature restaurants.  Jasmine’s Executive Chinese Chef Wong Kam On invites families to spend fun quality time while sampling the Easter Unlimited Yum Cha Lunch with a wide variety of freshly cooked Xiao Long Bao, Barbecue Pork Puffs and other dim sum specialties for Php1,688 per person.  Each table will receive one ticket to the ballroom activity for a minimum spend of Php5,000 on Easter Sunday.

Café 1228’s Easter Sunday Brunch showcases an upgraded buffet spread with a salad station, an imported cheese selection with gourmet appetizers, local and international cuisines, grilled specialties and desserts for Php2,500 per person.  Two adults enjoying the Easter Sunday Brunch will receive one ticket to the Magic Wonderland activity.  Food and beverage rates include service charge.


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