Hotels in Philippines

The Philippines has approximately 7,707 islands many of which remain uninhabited. Manila, the country's capital, is where some of the best hotels are found. But there are no of lack great sights and luxury hotels on the island of Cebu and Boracay.

Makati Shangri-la in Manila offers 699 wide guest rooms and suites, each with views of Makati's glittery avenue. The hotel has four international restaurants and private lounges where you get exceptional service. Makati Shang, as is fondly called by loyal patrons, is a stone's throw from first-class cinemas, high-end malls, bars and restaurants. Makati Shangri-la has the largest ballroom in the country to date. The Mandarin Oriental Manila, on the other hand, is at the center of the Makati's business districts. For all its luxurious effects Mandarin Oriental scores high on fair prices too, according to customer reviews.

Cebu's Marriott Hotel, meanwhile, is adjacent to the Ayala Center, and about ten minutes from the Cebu International Convention Center. Its rooms give a clear view of the harbor. Shangrila's Mactan Resort is not exactly your run-of-the mill resort Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa is an asylum for tired souls. It is located in Lapu Lapu City from where you can see smaller islands on a clear day. Its restaurant serves the best seafood in town.

There are affordable hotels in Cebu such as the Alta and Crown Regency Hotel. Alta has the look and feel of a truly Filipino Village. With 42 uniquely different choices of decor, its rooms offer all modern conveniences. It has its own guided cultural tours and is the only hotel in the country with a mini-zoo.

The Philippines is also home to some of the world's most popular beaches such as Boracy Island and Amanpulo. The underground river on Palawan is one of the world's greatest natural wonders.