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20 Mar 2023 - 6 min read

Dine at 10 Most Unique Restaurant Hotels in the Philippines for Unforgettable Experiences

10 Uniquely Delicious Restaurants to Try in the Philippines

Even though most Philippines restaurant hotels offer almost the same thing –services and facilities– what makes them unique is the experience they provide for their guests. While some establishments survive solely on providing guests with a comfortable stay, some still thrive by giving them a unique experience only they can offer.

If you want to stay in a unique restaurant hotel that provides a great experience, as well as a unique dining experience that will not only blow your tastebuds but your mind as well, then strap along as we will provide you with the best hotels that will give you a memorable time

The Best of the Best – The Most Unique Restaurant Hotels in the Philippines

1. Seoul-Sky 100 Revolving Restaurant (Pasig City)

Are you scared of heights? Then this restaurant situated on a sky-high building floor is perfect for you *wink*. From the top, guests have a beautiful view of Pasig City, which is perfect for your social media posts. If you really want to take the best pictures of the restaurant, then dining around the golden hour of sunsets would be perfect.

When it comes to food, they serve delicious Korean delicacies. Guests have a wide option of choices like beef BBQ, pork BBQ, chicken BBQ, seafood, rice dishes, soup & stew, noodles, and desserts. On top of that, guests can also enjoy a bottle of fine wine and other beverages.

This restaurant is one of the best, unique luxury restaurants in the Philippines. If you’re up for the challenge (pun intended), then this top restaurant hotel in the Philippines is perfect for you.

2. Riverview Canal House (Bohol)

This accommodation is special because the rooms are located beside the beautiful Loboc river. The location is perfect for guests who are on a romantic getaway, or for those who just want to feel closer to the embracing arms of mother nature.

Everything about the accommodation has a rustic feel to it which perfectly adds to the “away from the city” ambiance that the place is trying to provide.

So, if you’re up for a serene and tranquil stay, this canal house in Bohol is perfect.

3. Hotel H2O (Manila City)

The words “aquarium” and “hotel” don’t necessarily make it special. However, in the beating heart of Manila, there exists a hotel that perfectly blends these two concepts well together.

I’m talking about Hotel H20 in Manila, otherwise known as the aquarium hotel. There is literally a huge aquarium in the hotel room’s wall.

The accommodation is located inside one of the biggest aquarium parks in the Philippines. And the hotel is perfect for guests who want doesn’t want to go far from the park to relax and rest.

The hotel has typical accommodations such as a gym and a spa. And as if the aquarium isn’t still enough for the visitors, the hotel has a swimming pool (no sharks of course) where they can cool off their bodies with calming waters.

If you want to stay in one of the best restaurant hotels in the Philippines, then you should go to this hotel.

4. Balai Tanay’s Jeepney Camper (Rizal)

Is it a house? Is it a vehicle? No, it’s Balai Tanay’s Jeepney Camper. For those who don’t know what a Jeepney is, it is the local vehicle for public transport in the Philippines.

The history of this accommodation is quite amusing. The owner of the jeepney was about to sell this vehicle for scraps. But for some reason, as if he was compelled by the will of God, he decided to install a hut on the Jeep’s roof, and renovated the insides of the Jeep, turning it into a camper that people love to stay at.

You will find most of the necessary items you need for a comfortable stay. It has a sink, a refrigerator, a couch, and other appliances.

If you’re truly wanting a unique experience that you can tell your friends about, then the jeep camper in Rizal is perfect for you.

5. Labassin Waterfall Restaurant (Quezon City)

Labassin is a restaurant situated beside a waterfall –don’t worry, the restaurant is sturdy enough to not let the guest float away.

The restaurant requires its guests to take their shoes off while dining as the water will pass through everyone’s feet. They also encourage guests to use their bare hands while eating, which is the Filipino traditional way of eating.

So, if you like waterfalls and eating, this restaurant in Quezon City is perfect for you.

What to Expect from a Unique Dining Experience at a Restaurant Hotel

The dining experience at a hotel restaurant is unparalleled. Upon entering, you are transported to a world of exceptional atmosphere, mouth-watering menu options, impeccable service, and a visually stunning presentation.

The unique dining experience that you’re going to have will depend on the accommodation’s theme and quality. If it’s an underwater theme, then expect to be immersed in the deep blue sea where you see different creatures from different “swims of life.”

Or if it’s a bird-themed stay, then expect to be transported to the sky life where you might strain your neck while looking up above with wonder.

To be transported to a specific world you want, you need to properly research an accommodation that offers the specific experience you want. If you want an experience where you’re closer to nature, the Philippines has that for you. If you want a fine dining experience or a luxury dining experience, the country also has that for you. All you need to do is explore and find them.

A Closer Look at Some of the Most Popular and Highly Rated Restaurants Hotels in the Philippines

1. Amanpulo (Palawan)

Amanpulo is a private island in the southern part of the Philippines where guests can enjoy white sand beaches and pristine reefs. If you fancy checking inside their accommodation, you will be transported to a private island where you can enjoy a serene time.

Given its exclusivity and top-tier service, it’s no wonder why Amanpulo is one of the highly-rated hotels in the Philippines.


2. Henann Crystal Sands Resort (Boracay)

Located in Boracay Island's sought-after Station 2 area, this beachfront resort boasts 188 world-class rooms and three stunning swimming pools, including an upper-deck pool.

Guests can indulge in various international and signature dishes at our modern coastal cuisine. Immerse yourself in the authentic island spirit with the resort's proximity to local shopping, and dining options, and just a short distance from Stations 1 and 3.

Henann Crystal Sands Resort


Starts from ₱9,301.00

3. Hotel 101 (Manila)

Hotel 101 - Manila is situated in the Mall of Asia Complex along EDSA Extension in Pasay City, offering 518 comfortable and well-appointed rooms, each featuring a queen and single-bed setup.

Convenient for both business and leisure travelers, it is within walking distance to SM Mall of Asia and various dining and retail options. Additionally, it is just a 15-minute drive from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the central business districts of Makati, BGC, and Taguig.

Hotel 101


Starts from ₱2,970.00

4. New World Makati Hotel

Upon arrival at the lushly landscaped New World Makati Hotel, guests are greeted with warmth by the hotel’s friendly staff, welcoming them to a luxurious 5-star hotel situated in the devoted heart of Makati.

The hotel has 580 modern guest rooms, suites, and executive floor accommodations that have been designed for guests' comfort, convenience, and efficiency.

New World Makati Hotel


Starts from ₱5,438.35

5. Princesa Garden Island Resort & Spa

Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa is a 4-star oceanfront property. It offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, making it the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

Guests can choose from spacious suites, pool access rooms, or our Water Villas situated on tranquil waters for an unforgettable stay. With a wealth of amenities, including a wellness village, a grand pillar-less ballroom, and three dining options, Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa is a destination in its own right.

Princesa Garden Island Resort & Spa


Starts from ₱7,020.94

Tips for Making Your Visit to a Restaurant Hotel Even More Memorable

Our experiences in life are one of the best treasures we can keep in our hearts. And just like any priced items, you want to keep the best memories you have and will have.

To keep these close to our hearts, we have the best pieces of advice for you. Read along as we have great tips for visiting a restaurant hotel and making your visit memorable.

1. Take pictures

A moment can be captured forever inside a photograph. That is why to truly hold on to the best memories that you have with your family on a vacation is to capture their smiling faces while enjoying their time at the hotel or restaurant.

2. Allow room for spontaneity

Nothing can truly kill a great time aside from trying to rehearse the fun of vacation. Think about the best times you had in your past. Were they rehearsed? Did you plan that at that specific hour, and that specific second, you will have the best time in your life which you are going to remember forever?

Chances are, the answer is no. It just happens.

So, when you’re on vacation, allow room for spontaneity and let the moment brings you where it leads you to.

3. Write a short story about the experience

If you truly want to enhance the experience you had on your vacation, try writing a short story about it. Try to make the seemingly dull moments of your day –like how the restaurant’s wooden table was oddly carved– and make them come to life.

In this way, you enrich the tiny details of your vacation, making your memory more lively.


Staying in a typical hotel and dining in an equally typical restaurant may start to get boring for seasoned travelers. Experienced ones have probably seen it all and it will probably take more to impress them.

Luckily, the Philippines offers unique accommodation and dining experiences for seasoned travelers

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