Staycation at Raffles Makati

Staycation at Raffles Makati


Another luxury overnight staycation?

Ahh for me is such a sweet word! The word per se makes me dream, it is a very inspiring word for me.

And who wouldn’t be?

During my staycation, I had an opportunity for my other self, relax and not overthinking the time, and pressure at work, just enjoying my me-time to regain my strength and reboot my mind to gain new ideas.

As I was browsing my photo archive, I stumbled upon these photos during our overnight stay at Raffles Makati. This was taken two years ago when I and Amore decided to spend a night here after our busy day (a very spontaneous decision that we had, something that is quite normal to us whenever we are together).

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Staycation at Raffles Makati
OMG, the hallway is luxuriously carpeted!

We didn’t expect to get a room during that day, however, we are lucky to book the junior suite which is very appropriate for us.

We are both so busy and occupied with our business that day, and after our romantic dinner, we thought that spending the night here is much romantic.

Raffles Makati is one of the not-ordinary luxury hotels in Manila. Every part of the room has its own unique appeal that is so pleasing to every guest.




From the lobby to elevator and hallway per se I couldn’t help but feel so amazed at how exquisite they designed this hotel. Pity, I haven’t got a chance to take many photos as I want, and even explore Raffles' other amenities ( a downside whenever I am with Amore, something that I don’t do with him, as he always gives me that questioning looks, hahaha).

Am already used to it... hahaha.

But each time we are together, most of the time I forgot my blogging lifestyle.

Actually, he's the one who reminded me if I would like to take some photos of our room, LOL.

Staycation at Raffles Makati
And even our living is and entire rooms are carpeted too! Well, that's my kind of bespoke.

Our room has a living area, where we can enjoy ourselves a bit while drinking tea and coffee. They have complimentary coffee for us, using this Nespresso which my Amore loves. It has a flat-screen television, the latest fashion and design magazines, and a daily broadsheet.

And it's not the local broadsheet!

Am talking New York Times baby!

Staycation at Raffles Makati
On the right side, you will see this huge mirror, and I couldn’t help to take some selfies!

Staycation at Raffles Makati
It also has this working table with complete wifi and LAN connection, telephone and some stationeries from Raffles Makati. Exquisite decors are also displayed such as these unique figurines and paintings on every wall of this room.

Staycation at Raffles Makati
And if you want to relax and read, they also have these English books like The Dark Heart of Italy by Tobias Jones, Georgina's Campaign by Barbara Reeves, and A Chorus of Detectives by Barbara Paul.




Staycation at Raffles Makati

Staycation at Raffles Makati
They even have interesting books like Soviet Union 2000, and Murder in Paradise.

Staycation at Raffles Makati
Here is our room’s dresser which is spacious enough for us.

Staycation at Raffles Makati
Complete with two bathrobes and slippers, laundry and sanitary bags, with many drawers, and a functional safety deposit box for all our valuable items.

Staycation at Raffles Makati
Our room has double doors and a mini window that divides the living area and our bedroom. We also enjoyed free food and drinks, and the 24-hour room service with our butler!




Staycation at Raffles Makati
It is also adorned with paintings like this one.

And speaking of our bedroom here it is!

Staycation at Raffles Makati
My apology for our messy love nest :D

I think this is one of the exquisite beds that I’ve tried in all the hotels that I’ve been to. Raffles Makati uses the finest Egyptian sheets, and our duvets (if I remember right) is 5 sheets! I also noticed a duvet that has real feathers in it, no wonder it is so soft and makes me sleep so comfortably. My Amore loves it too and we thought we can also have one for our home :D

Aside from its premium beddings, they also have a pillow menu!




Our main bedroom also has another 40cm plasma TV, premium channels (ahh there’s my favorite HBO and NHK World!), and a DVD player. Also, have free wifi and a wired internet connection.
And of course, I won’t forget to share my other favorite:

Our luxurious bathroom! Oh my, I was truly excited about it!

Staycation at Raffles Makati
My favorite deep-soaking bathtub which is very rare to most hotels in the city. Plus these very nice interior designs, lightings, and separate showers with rainfall showerhead.

Staycation at Raffles Makati
Separate shower room

Staycation at Raffles Makati
Complete with bathroom toiletries and Les Notes De Lanvin as our bath products. I felt truly pampered!

Staycation at Raffles Makati

Staycation at Raffles Makati
The bathroom is truly inspiring, and I spent a couple of hours soaking in my tub, while my Amore is working and having a Skype call from Hong Kong.

Indeed am a pampered girlfriend!

Staycation at Raffles Makati

Staycation at Raffles Makati

It is such a pity that our stay was just overnight, however, I had a wonderful time. We are thinking to come back this coming holiday and maybe spend the whole weekend, to enjoy the other amenities of Raffles Makati. I can’t wait for that romantic weekend!

Raffles Makati has recently been awarded 4-Stars by Forbes Travel Guide 2018. Last 2017, they also have this spot!

Also, we are excited to spend a romantic getaway at Raffles Singapore after its renovation.



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xoxo, Blair


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141 comments :

  1. A luxury staycation sounds like it would be perfect right about now. Raffles Makati looks like it would be an amazing place to stay and relax in some soft and cushy bathrobes and slippers. That bathroom looks uber luxurious and worth an upgrade, for sure!

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    1. Oh I fell asleep in that tub, because I felt sooo relaxed!

      Thank you for visiting Rachelle!

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  2. Raffles Makati....okey with all the great decoration and the ambiance make me feel wanna stay here and explore more..thanks sharing dear

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    1. And I think Raffles Makati promotes and encourages their guest to throw our smartphones and read books! I like their collection!

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  3. wow.. bestnya dapat overnight stay at Raffles Makati .. nampak selesa dan nyaman je hotel tu.. yang bets bilik air ada bath tub.. dekorasi nampak antik tapi kemas dan selesa..

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  4. What a luxurious room this was. One can always tell from how large the bathroom is! Love the tub. That's what I always look forward to on staycations.

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  5. Makati is my favorite locality in Manila. Some say that it is too crowded and congested, but I find that the place has heaps and heaps of character. While I used to enjoy the Green Zone near to the Raffles hotel, I've never been stayed at the hotel. It looks and feels like an awesome place for a staycation.

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    1. Yes it is. Makati is congested during weekdays because this is the center of commerce in Manila, and most of the people working here are from nearby towns such as Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, etc.

      But during weekends, there many are places in Makati that looks like a ghost town.

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  6. Pillow menu... Hmmmm so curious about this. Well, I can see you really hard your good time there and this hotel seems like a must to stay when I'm there.
    Hmmmmmm.... Pillow menu.....

    Racheal

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  7. Oooh wow! This looks amazing! That bathroom looks like a dream. And I am so curious about this pillow menu as well?! Sounds amazing!

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    1. Yeah you can choose on what type of pillow you like, and what kind of cotton. Because some guests are allergic to a specific kind of pillow, that's why there's a pillow menu.

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  8. This is such a great post. The room looks really awesome and it looks classy. Perfect hotel to stay with family.

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    1. Yeah! And if you have party you can also get this room! I love it!

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  9. I love a good staycation! This places looks absolutely lovely. That bathtub is calling my name:-)

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  10. Your staycation at Makati looks luxurious and comfortable. It is good that room is spacious and have a big bathroom with full of toiletries. Would love to read Soviet era books.

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    1. Yeah this adds the appeal. Their choice of books are interesting.

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  11. Now that is my kind of room! All the details make it so special. I am in love with the bathroom and little luxury amenities.

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    1. Thanks Dana! You can enjoy R&R while reading their books :D

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  12. It looks like a gorgeous suite. I can understand why you spent a long time in that bathtub. I would too!

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  13. Always nice to get away even if it is only for one night. Doing is spur of the moment makes it even better. We love getting a room with a sitting room. Everything looks really nice.

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  14. This place looks heavenly. I'd love the opportunity for a staycation right about now. That tub looks like it would be ideal for a long soak.

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    1. Definitely! I wouldn't mind staying here for long hours while Amore is busy working in the next room :D

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  15. ahhhh man this place looks like it was a very luxurious place to stay. I'm thinking I need to plan a staycation like this soon

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    1. Hello Laura,

      babe you need a staycation! You deserve it!

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  16. OMG this is such a luxurious stay though! The interior come in vintage English vibes that I really like, you sure have enjoy yourself there!

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    1. I agree Sharon!
      I can't wait for the re-opening of Raffles Singapore, and want to try it as well.

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  17. Beautiful suite and great photo. The tub looks inviting, I'd fall asleep too LOL

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    1. Indeed Kaelyn, one of my recommended hotels in Manila.

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  19. This is such a great post. It looks gorgeous. The bathtub is calling me nicely.

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    1. This tub can fit two persons, but Amore choses not to :D

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  20. What a blast!! I love the bathroom the most!!

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    1. Thank you Ruthie. Please add raffles Makati to your destination when you visit the Philippines.

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  21. Raffles Makati looks like such a wonderful place to stay. I thought I was the only one with a love for big hotel mirrors! And that bathtub looks like a dream, although 'm the biggest sucker for a long hot bubble bath. x

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    1. Ah me too! I love long warm bubble bath, with wine on the side and nice music.

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  22. The place looks super nice! I especially liked the bathroom, a truly luxury look to it. Also, the coziness was preserved, which is also good. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Although I don't like carped rooms I do think Raffles Makati is a wonderful place to stay! Especially with your love one,away from the busy and stressful life! To bad that your Amore didnt join you in the bath and instead worked...but by the looking, I guess he joined you somwhere else in the room...*blushing...

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    1. LOL OMG! Sorry for our messy room :D
      The bed is the proof that romance and fire is there :D

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  24. Wow, looks like you had an awesome time in Raffles! I've only been to the one in Singapore, and that was pretty nice. Loving the room and bathroom pictures, they look comfortable!

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    1. Hello Lisa,

      This is the sister hotel of Raffles Singapore, and currently still under renovation.

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    2. The idea of a Staycation really appeals to me massively, especially as I could definitely use an escape from real life at the moment. Do they have any sister hotels in Europe by any chance? It looks like a beautiful hotel to stay in x

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    3. @Ana, I think they have! I must check as well.

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  25. Right from the hallway, one can smell luxury! You and Amore surely had a such a stay ; perfect overnight getaways such as this away from home are obviously memorable . Raffles Makati surely gave you guys such a perfect staycation. I'd seriously be up in the shower for most of the night considering such a terrific bathroom..haha!

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    1. Thank you Dalene! I was thankful that Amore got busy for few hours with his work because if not, then I wouldn't have a chance to enjoy the bathroom! He knows how much I love taking photos!

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  26. Can't say no to a place this awesome! I love that the rooms are spacious and it looks so comfy as well. I wouldn't want to leave the place if I were there!

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  27. It looks like you had a great time here. I really like your monochrome dress too, it's very pretty!

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  28. My brother lives in this area and him and his wife stay here quite often for a quick getaway from the daily norms!

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  29. Yay!!! Staycations are the best! And that room you were staying in looks gorgeous!

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  30. Such a lovely hotel to stay at, and their bathroom is so amazing as well. Looks like you had such a wonderful stay at Raffles.

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  31. Wow! I haven't stayed here yet and it looks awesome. I wish I can get the chance in the near future and bring my whole family with me :)

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    1. You must Sigrid! I bet their family room is more fabulous!

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  32. Raffles looks like such an awesome place to stay. I love staycations because you get the rest and relaxation of a vacation without the stress of the travel time.

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    1. I agree, and it was nice to have a different place.

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  33. Now this looks like a luxurious hotel! I would love to have a bathroom like that for myself!

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    1. This is heaven! Who needs partying if you can spend your fabulous and precious time in the bathroom.

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  34. A luxury staycation? That would be wonderful and relaxing. You look very relaxed, and what a beautiful setting to relax in.

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  35. Lucky lady! All these overnight stays. Looks like the perfect place for a relaxing day/night. The d├ęcor there is very welcoming and beautiful too!

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    1. I felt like not in Manila when we were inside :D
      Raffles Makati have that power to take you in difference places.

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  36. Raffles Makati looks like a great place to stay. The mirror in the room is amazing. The room looks fabulous.

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    1. Yeah it is! I couldn't help taking many selfies, lol

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  37. Looks like an amazing hotel. I am going to keep it in mind if I find myself i that neck of the woods.

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  38. I LOVE staycations! There is something just so fun about relaxation in a hotel. :D I never relax when I am really traveling. Hahaha.

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    1. Hahaha me too! When I travel, I tend to be so active.

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  39. Sometimes a staycation is the best way to relax - especially if it's at a hotel as beautiful as Raffles. It looks amazing, and I love when hotel rooms have an interesting selection of books available. I don't think I'd ever want to leave!

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    1. I agree. You see, I didn't even bother to roam outside our room! LOL I am hooked.

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  40. Everytime I read your posts I think there is no way she is goign to top this hotel. And then I read the next post; WOW gorgeous place.

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  41. Wow...that bathroom was the best part for me! So luxurious!

    Deb

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  42. there's a lot more to discover in Makati. I wanted to explore the best of this place but never get the chance. I wish next time when I'll be in my home country this year.

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    1. Well, I haven't explore it thoroughly, and I have time and just focus on it, maybe I can :D I am currently eyeing for this new luxury hotel in Makati that just opened last year. maybe one of this day I will have a staycation there.

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  43. I love the idea of stayacation when you need some time out and pamper yourself..i have done it a few times and its very refreshing.

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  44. love the look I am sure that just looking at the room made for part of the trip memories

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  45. These hotel keep getting better. I love the whole "staycation" thing, thanks for sharing.

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  46. I've had just overnight trips that were way too short too. ;) Glad you had a nice time while there.

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    1. Its okay even its a short trip. The memories are more important!

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  47. That looks like such a lovely place to stay and that bathroom is a dream! I love the artwork too.

    Ami xxx

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  48. Blair, a staycation sounds perfect! You have inspired me by presenting this lovely hotel, its room peacefully decorated so I can truly relax and immerse in doing nothing at all :-D. Thanks!! xo Evelyn, PathofPresence.com

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  49. Staycations are the absolute best and does the mind and body good! Any luxury stay is sure to rejuvenate you for the night or weekend! I loved the room you got to stay in, and a nice silk robe with fuzzy slippers is always a plus! Sadly, I have never even heard of Makati so I'll be adding this and the hotel to my list!

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    1. Thanks for visiting dear! Yeah if you are visiting Manila, you might consider Raffles Makati in your itinerary.

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  50. Who doesn't love a good staycation, eh? I'm in love with the washroom. I could sip wine and read magazines for hours in the tub. :) The room looks spacious and relaxing too. Cheers!!

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    1. So true! I also enjoyed reading their classic books.

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  51. The hotel looks so cosy and cute, especially the art I really love it and brings the room to life.

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    1. I agree. I hope the main Raffles in Singapore will be more luxurious. I'm excited to try it again after its renovation.

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  52. Love the room layout of this hotel. The bathroom is gorgeous! I would love to soak in that tub.

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    1. I could nominate Raffles Makati as one of the hotels with best bathtub!

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  53. What a lovely hotel. I really like the look of the bookshelf with the mirror. It's so chic.

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    1. It looks like very homey, and not inside the hotel room.

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  54. Oh a staycation sounds awesome! The Hubs and I would like to do more of these. And the bath at this place is dreamy...love the tub!

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    1. Am in-love with this tub too! Unfortunately my Amore doesn't fancy it that much :)

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  55. I love a good staycation. I am going to one next month. This place looks amazing!!

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  56. Wow what a fantastic hotel stay. I love the contemporary but cozy feel of the suite. Never a bad thing to do a little pampering.

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  57. lovely. the interiors of the hotel looks marvelous. really cool hotel.

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  58. Oh wow, looks as luxurious as the Raffles in Singapore, the bathroom is gorgeous! I love the idea of a pillow menu. Definitely keeping this in mind if I end up in Manila.

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    1. Thank you Daniel for visiting! Have you tried the Raffles Singapore?

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  59. A staycation is seriously the best kind. This looks like it was so relaxing!

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    1. So true! I can throw my hectic schedule for an hour of deep-soak bath.

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  60. That is a beautiful bathroom! It looks like you had a wonderful stay there :)

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  61. Oooh i'd need a holiday so bad just now! A staycation sounds just perfect! Even for one night! This hotel looks lovely, really! xx corinne

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    1. So true! Even just a night makes a lot of difference :D

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  62. Quite luxurious I must say. I loved the decor of the hotel. Its classy and modern. Nice post.

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    1. Thank you Parnashree! Indeed I would never say NO for luxury :D I love it!

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  63. What a fab place to stay! I am loving the toiletries and that bathroom looks amazing :) x

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  64. Oh wow! You stayed at an hotel in Manila! So awesome! & I'm glad your experience was incredible. I know it's a starvation for you but it sounds great to me b/c I'm in the states.lol

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    1. Hahaha thank you babe! Hope you visit Manila soon!

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  65. This looks like such a beautiful place to stay. I love how luxurious the decor is and how spacious the rooms are.

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  66. Wow, your experience in this Hotel was superb. I love how you were able to write down your experience in this post. while reading, I want to drag myself and would experience the same thing. The room is really spacious, organized and the interior design is really great. Thank you so much for sharing this! I might consider staying here If i get in Manila.

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    1. That will be great! You will love Manila for sure :D

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  67. I'm not usually one for hotels but when I do want to spoil myself, I need something just like Raffles Makati ! That bath tub looks so relaxing & I would love to lie in the Egyptian cotton sheets all day. Hence, when I don't stay at hotels haha. I try to enjoy nature when traveling.

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  68. Beautiful accommodations. I love finding a boutique hotel or maybe a B&B for travel. They are just so much more intimate. Staycations are great. We need to do one in our town as we seem to never see the new stuff.

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  69. I love taking staycations. There is so much to discover in our area. This sounds like a great experience at a lovely hotel.

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    1. Absolutely! Their service and room amenities are love!

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  70. I love a staycation and this looks like the perfect place to have one. Everything is so modern and comfy looking.

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  71. Yes it's true, Raffles is truly an exquisite luxurious accommodation. We've stayed in Fairmont Hotel and were able to check Raffles as well since they share the same building. I absolutely love our experience. Have you tried their restaurants?

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    1. Not yet, we missed it due to limited time. Next time I will!

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  72. This looks like a luxury staycation. I would love to go here. An overnight staycation like this is the perfect way to recharge your mind and body.

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    1. You must try. Their services are recommended. Soon I am planning to explore the whole amenities.

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