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Philippines accommodation that won’t break the budget

See all of the Philippines from city to beaches in budget-friendly accommodation.

The Philippines is a mega shopping hotspot, with metropolitan centres such as Manila and Cebu City. Lush rainforests, adventurous activities and crystal clear waters feature on the islands of Boracay, Luzon and Palawan. The Philippines caters to all travellers across its many islands.

To help you find the best spots to stay, we’ve put together our favourite hotels across the country.

Our top Philippines accommodation picks

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa

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Indulge in 5-star quality and service on the resort-filled island of Mactan which is a short hop and skip off the main island of Cebu. It's an oasis of calm that boasts sea view rooms, an infinity pool, extensive kids' play area, on-site spa residences and an on-site cacao garden where you can learn about the art of producing chocolate.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Location: Mactan, Cebu
  • Suitable for: Couples, families and business travellers

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Pan Pacific Manila

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Pan Pacific Manila is located in a popular area for shops and boutiques. It is close to Pedro Gil light-rail station. The elegant rooms offer city or bay views. A fitness centre, jacuzzi and outdoor pool are available. There is also a restaurant and pool bar.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Location: Malate, Manila
  • Suitable for: Couples, families, groups, business and solo travellers

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New World Manila Bay Hotel

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New World Manila Bay Hotel is located in a popular shopping area and only a short drive from Pasay City and Makati City. Guests can enjoy the pool bar, on-site restaurants, jacuzzi and views of Manila and its waterfront. Free Wi-Fi, babysitting/childcare services and body treatments are available.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Location: Malate, Manila
  • Suitable for: Couples, families, groups, solo and business travellers

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Fairways and Bluewater Newcoast Boracay

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Fairways and Bluewater Newcoast Boracay offers guests a variety of activities that include horseback riding, snorkeling and scuba diving. There is an on-site spa, sauna, jacuzzi, private beach and outdoor pool. A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the on-site restaurant that has local and international dishes.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Location: Balabag, Malay
  • Suitable for: Couples, families and business travellers

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Henann Regency Resort and Spa

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Henann Regency Resort and Spa provides 5-star accommodation with a private beach, outdoor pool and jacuzzi. The resort is family-friendly with babysitting services and a kids’ pool. There are two eateries on-site with more options available close by.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Location: Manoc, Malay
  • Suitable for: Couples, families and business travellers

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Cadlao Resort

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Cadlao Resort is in beautiful El Nido and just a short walk away from Palawan Divers. There is an outdoor pool, babysitting/childcare services and Wi-Fi is available. An on-site restaurant serves breakfast daily.

  • Star rating: 3 stars
  • Location: El Nido, Palawan
  • Suitable for: Couples, families and business travellers

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Club Paradise Palawan

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Club Paradise Palawan provides guests with an outdoor pool, tennis courts, free Wi-Fi and a gym. There is an on-site restaurant and lounge bar.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Location: Coron, Palawan
  • Suitable for: Couples, families and business travellers

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Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino

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At Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino guests can enjoy the sauna, outdoor pool, gym and casino. There is a kids’ club and kids’ pool for families. Breakfast is served daily in one of the in-house eateries.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Location: Cebu City, Cebu
  • Suitable for: Couples, families, groups and business travellers

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Circle Inn Iloilo City Center

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Circle Inn Iloilo City Center provides guests with free Wi-Fi, a spa and wellness centre, kids’ pool and airport transfers. There is an on-site restaurant.

  • Star rating: 3 stars
  • Location: Iloilo City
  • Suitable for: Couples, families, groups, solo and business travellers

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Marco Polo Davao

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Guests at Marco Polo Davao are invited to dine at one of the on-site eateries and relax at the lobby lounge. Each room is equipped with a kitchenette and complimentary Wi-Fi. A sauna, jacuzzi and swimming pool are available.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Location: Davao
  • Suitable for: Couples, families, groups and business travellers

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Hotel Essencia

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Hotel Essencia is nestled among popular eateries, boutiques and tourist attractions like Robinsons Place Dumaguete. There are massage, laundry and airport shuttle services available. On-site there is a lounge bar and restaurant.

  • Star rating: 3 stars
  • Location: Dumaguete
  • Suitable for: Couples, families, groups, solo and business travellers

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Where to stay in the Philippines

If you’re still planning where to stay and what to do in the country, here’s a brief overview of what the most popular destinations in the country offer:

  • Manila: Manila is the Philippines’ busy metropolitan city with some of Asia’s biggest malls. It mixes colonial-style buildings with skyscrapers and serves as a mega city boasting art and creative bars.
  • Boracay: A small island that makes a big impression, Boracay is home to white-sand beaches and resorts. This tiny island that you can walk across is the best stop in the Philippines for relaxation and water sports.
  • Palawan: Voted the number-one island in the world by Travel & Leisuremagazine, Palawan has crystal clear waters for snorkelling, island hopping and diving. Palawan is an adventure-filled paradise.
  • Cebu: Experience Philippine history, dive with whale sharks, find spectacular diving spots and walk white-sand beaches. Cebu is home to a number of adventure activities, bars and shopping in Cebu City.
  • Iloilo: Known as the heart of the Philippines, Iloilo acts as a gateway to the rest of the country. It’s a stopover for tourists to collect supplies, shop and play at the world-class golf course.
  • Davao: Davao is a city that is both culturally rich and the cuisine capital of the Philippines. It takes inspiration from Spanish, Chinese and Japanese culture. Mount Apo is its main tourist attraction, with amusement parks, water parks and ancient churches also popular.
  • Mindanao: Mindanao is the second-largest province in the Philippines. Known as the land of promise, it is home to rich biodiversity in the coral reefs and tropical rainforests.
  • Dumaguete: Dumaguete is a relaxed coastal city. It’s great for diving and snorkelling with turtles, and is rich in history.

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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