Makati Manila Apartment
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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Good for walking – The apartment is centrally located in the heart of Makati. A major shopping centre Greenbelt-Glorietta is less than a minutes walk away while Ayala Avenue, the Philippines’s equivalent of Wall Street, is a 5 minute walk away. Major Banks such as HSBC and Citibank are a 5 and 10 min. walk away, respectively. Ayala Museum is less than a 5 minute walk away. For your food needs, there is a 24 hour convenience store located in the building, while a regular supermarket is less than a 10 minute walk away.
Great for getting a car or mass transport- Given the apartment’s central, location hailing a cab is easy while the nearest Mass Transit Station (MRT- Ayala Avenue Station) is around a 15 minute walk away.
Great as a base for visiting other sites in Manila- Makati lies roughly in the middle of all the action in Manila. Historic Intramuros (the walled city of the Spaniards) and Chinatown are around 30-45 minutes by car. Ermita / Malate (a cultural and artistic centre for centuries) is around 30 minutes away by car. Newly minted shopping and entertainment zone, Fort Bonifacio, is around 15 minutes away by car. The International Airport is around 30-40 minutes away by car. (As you can tell from the travel times, Makati is close to everything. What delays most car trips is the inevitable traffic.)
Note: This apartment is NOT AFFILIATED with the BSA TOWER HOTEL which runs in the same building (this has had some abysmal ratings on tripadvisor [pls check for yourselves]) This apartment is owned and leased by two brothers.
Q: I am new to the Philippines! What is the difference between Makati and Manila?
A: Manila is a hodgepodge of different cities and municipalities. Makati is one of these cities. An apt analogy is that Manila is like New York. New York is made out of different burrows while Manila is composed of different cities and municipalities. Makati is one such city and would, continuing the analogy, be comparable to New York’s Manhattan district.
Given the nature of the unit’s surroundings (financial and shopping districts) it is not an exaggeration to say that the area is one of the safest in the entire country. One can walk around at night without any fear of anything untoward happening. Moreover, the building itself has round the clock security with roving security checks.
Honest Assessment by Owner:
Frankly, if the unit were a hotel, it would rank only around 3 ½ stars. However, considering the size and amenities of the apartment, coupled with its location, we sincerely believe that a stay with us is excellent value for your money. Some minor annoyances to the unit (this is after all an honest assessment): a) You have a view of Greenbelt and the buildings of Ayala Avenue but these are obstructed views and not much to write home about; b) bathrooms could use more counter-space.
Other available services:
We try to offer our guests the convenience of everything. Some are free and some are for a small fee:
a. City Guide (free): Our suggestions on where to visit in the Philippines as well as local hot spots.
b. Foreign Exchange at competitive rates: So you don’t need to worry about finding a reputable money exchanger or running out of pesos.
c. Advise on other destinations in the PH (Free): Manila is a great jumping off point to other local destinations. Some examples are sunning yourself in world famous Boracay Island, swimming with Whale Sharks in Dunsol, relaxing in the mountain atmosphere of Tagaytay, scuba diving in Batangas, or island hopping in Coron. Wherever you want to go in the Philippines, we can offer advice on where to stay.
d. Keep your bags while you are away (Free): If you do decide to go out of town you don’t want to be lugging all your stuff with you. You can leave your other luggage with us until your return to Manila.
e. Translation Services (Subject to Availability: Not everyone has English as their lingua franca. We offer translators who can communicate in Chinese (Mandarin or Hokkien) and Korean.
f. Event Photography: Let our photographers worry about the pictures so you can focus on enjoying yourself.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Luzon region
Manila is the capital of the Philippines with a plethora of holiday options available, including: historical sites, shopping, nightlife, cultural exhibits, local color and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Moreover, Manila serves as a great jumping off point for other Philippine destinations such as scuba diving spots, beach outings, mountain hikes and the like.
Manila is a hodgepodge of different cities and municipalities. Makati is one of these cities. An apt analogy is that Manila is like New York. New York is made out of different burrows while Manila is composed of different cities and municipalities. Makati is one such city and would, continuing the analogy, be comparable to New York’s Manhattan district.
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3 Mar 2014
"AWESOME location and service plus great value for your money"
I rented Alcoves' 2 BR unit. The apartment was in an AWESOME location, literally steps away from the super sossy Greenbelt 5! Besides the location, it was clean, spacious (accommodated my family … More
9 Feb 2014
"Location is amazing."
I chose the Alcoves 2 bedroom apartment in BSA Tower, after getting suggestions on this place from the TA forum. Thanks to all those who suggested it. Firstly, we were greeted at the airport by Anton … More
4 Dec 2013
We stayed at the 1 bedroom unit this time in BSA Tower.The owner this time receive us. He brief us through about the apartment.During our stay, the stove and the water heater broke down and he came to… More
3 Nov 2013
The unit was very clean, comfortable and spacious. The owners, and our host, Mischa provided excellent customer service. Location is unbeatable, literally steps from the posh Greenbelt 5, and very s… More
26 Aug 2013
My wife and son and sister stayed here for a few nights first week of July 2013. I cannot praise highly enough the service and attention afforded by the owners. From Cris who I understand is in the … More
9 Jul 2013
Having at first been hesitant to book a condo over the net, the prompt email replies from the owners of this place eased all my worries. My family (of six - all adults) and I stayed here on two occasi… More
21 Mar 2013
I have never got a good feeling about BSA Tower after I stayed in Prince Plaza II. Both Prince Plaza II and BSA Tower Condotel are managed by the same owner so I think badly about them.However, this a… More
19 Mar 2013
You cannot beat the location, just across Greenbelt 5. Plenty of restaurants nearby. Shopping is great. The place is quiet. It is clean and spacious although the toilet in the master's bedro… More
2 Mar 2013
"Excellent size and price for a small group in Makati"
I have nothing but positive things to say about this property. The proprietor is very reliable, friendly and knowledgeable. The place was big enough for the 5 of us (including 2 kids). It was very … More
22 Jan 2013
"Excellent host and location"
Rafael and Anton were very friendly, helpful, and attentive. During the planning process of booking a place to stay, they answered all my emails promptly and was a wealth of information about my other… More
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