Condo | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Manhattan Parkway Residences, at the heart of Araneta Center, Cubao,
presents you with a unique condo experience in the "Pearl in the Sky", unit 22CD, in tower 2.
The following is written by one of our former guests...you can also read it in the reviews:
"My wife and I together with our 12 year old daughter rented the Pearl from Jan 7, 2014 for 1 whole month and it is worth every penny.
Location is excellent and owner is very receptive and organized.
LOCATION: Right in the heart of Cubao. Our driver gets home to Alabang in about an hour via LRT. Currency exchange store Czarina by Farmers is less than 3 minutes walk so is Gateway Mall and a 24 hr Jollibee by the lobby, Tropical Hut Hamburger, a 7 eleven and Shop More which is a bigger grocery. Farmers Market 10 minute walk where you can buy all the freshest produce. Ali Mall and Shopwise and the provincial Bus Station all within 5 mins walk.
And here's the kicker, if you like to gamble or see good entertainment i.e. live shows, 24 hour movie theater etc. By the lobby, there is a shuttle van that may take you to Resort World and back for FREE until 3 AM.
South side of the building is Aurora Blvd are wash and fold shops and a water refill station where you can get your jugs refilled for less than a quarter.
ROOM and Amenities: The Pearl has one bedroom and 2 bathrooms with hot and cold showers. Kitchen with all utensils but we did not cook at all, food is cheap in the Philippines and nothing beats Lolas cooking so I never get to test the culinary amenities of the place.
A space outside the bedroom door fits about a balikbayan box and a suitcase. Bedroom has a comfy king bed, ample cabinet space, work desk and an impressive view from the 22nd floor facing Araneta Center. A bunk bed on the far left side of the room right behind the closet but our daughter used the couch instead so she can watch TV all night. The bunk bed became perfect storage for our stash of pasalubongs, clean laundry and etc.
The bathrooms are small but since there's 2, waiting to use one is not an issue plus guests can utilize the one outside the bedroom. Has 2 A/C units which worked fine with mid 70s to 80s during our stay.
Entertainment and other amenities: 2 flat screen TVs with cable, a landline phone and wireless wifi with good connection. Water bill is included but electricity usage is separate. Our electric bill was about $50 US for a month stay although we were out of town for about 12 days and basically uses the place only at night to sleep in.
Owner John is professional and articulate, lives close by and always a phone call away if needed. Organized and fair to deal with and prompt with emails.
Overall: VERY SATISFIED. Safe, clean and affordable to travelers staying in Manila."
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: International Airport (NAIA) 17 km|
|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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 1|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
The Luzon region
Various outdoor attractions and activities will fill your holiday in Luzon.
We provide you here with a few attractions within Metro-Manila
Greenhills Shopping Center
Greenhills is a must stop and one of the best markets around. The shopping centre combines traditional shopping with an undercover market with small stalls selling everything from jewelry, watches, mobile phones, furniture, clothing, shoes and sunglasses. It's an experience, but be warned no A/C so it gets hot in summer. Prices are good with plenty...
Greenhills Market Staff
Take time to get to know the people. Be first to buy and get the money blessing. Most of all have fun and haggle hard. Allow 1-2 hours minumum for a non shopper and all day if you really want to go nuts.
Cathedral of Manila
A magnificent Cathedral open to the public located within walking distance of Fort Santiago. I would recomend starting at Fort Santiago then walking back down General Luna St and checking out the small selection of shops and local restaurants of the old city.
Fort Santiago, Intramuros
Fort Santiago Gate is part of one of the oldest Hispanic Stone fortresses in The Philippines. It is located in the northern part of the Walled City at Intramuros. A small entry fee and you can wander and have a look around this historic site. Alternatively you will get offered (more than once) a guided tour on foot or by horse drawn carriage.
Intramuros Old Buildings and Restuarants
There are some great examples of original architecture here. A lot of the area was destroyed in World War II when the Americans bombed the Japanese located in the area. Some of the original buildings exist and many have been restored or rebuilt. We stopped here at The Intramuros Hotel. Try the Pork or Chicken Adobo for a taste of a local favourite.
Greenbelt Shopping Mall Restaurants
So much to see here at Greenbelt and if you are looking for shopping and a very very wide choice of restaurants then this is the place. Its in Makati and very modern and quite fancy especially compared to what you might see in Ortigas). Some travellers commented that they thought Greenbelt was by far more impressive than anything they had seen in Australia. And at the end of a day what can be better than Pinkberry Ice Cream. Service here (as most places in Manila) is super friendly.
Welcome to the Manhattan Gardens in Araneta Center.
This new city life has everything within your reach.....
The Araneta Coliseum hosts the greatest artists all year round....
Elton John graces the stage on December 8, 2012......
Rockstar 'Sting' is also a December 2012 guest.....
Shop, dine...even mix work with pleasure.....
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20 Mar 2014
"Safe place in Manila"
1. Top friendly and welcoming owner who will attend to all your needs and questions.
First time we stayed it was not a 100% clean and some lamps were broken. We pointed it out to the owner.
Second time it was spotless and everything fixed. AMAZING.
2. Apartment with good security.
3. Free car park.
4. Well equipped apartment with excellent appliances.
5. Very central with excellent shopping and good subway connection.
Not so good:
1. A bit noisy if you come from a western country but I guess most places in Manila will be like that.
Will we stay again?
Thank you very much to our guest for taking time to make this review. Main roads in Manila offer visitors the "noisy charm" of colorful jeepneys... It is a good thing that our unit faces the inside of Araneta Center. Ounce you're up there at the 22nd floor you will not hear what's happening along Aurora Blvd. Welcome back anytime.
13 Feb 2014
"Absolutely worth your money."
My wife and I together with our 12 year old daughter rented the Pearl from Jan 7, 2014 for 1 whole month and it is worth every penny.
Location is excellent and owner is very receptive and organized and assigned covered parking is secure and very close to the elevator.
LOCATION: Right in the heart of Cubao. We have a driver who lives in Alabang and he says it takes him less than an hour via LRT to get home.
Currency exchange store I recommend is Czarina at Farmers and is less than 5 minutes walk. Gateway Mall is about 2 minutes walk. A 24 hr Jollibee by the lobby and a Tropical Hut Hamburger a minute walk away as well as a 7 eleven and an SM Shop More which is a bigger grocery just around the corner.
Farmers Market is just a 10 minute walk where you can buy all the freshest sea food and other produce. Ali Mall and Shopwise is of the same distance and the provincial bus station to Bicol is also very close.
And here's the kicker, if you like to gamble or see some special entertainment i.e. live shows, 24 hour movie theater etc.
Right by the lobby, there is a shuttle van that will take you to Resort World and back until the wee hours of the morning.
We did not use this van though since we had a ride and a driver throughout our stay but I want to mention that it is available if needed.
Now on the south side of the building is Aurora Blvd which is a very busy street but if you go across there are wash and fold shops that charges by weight of clothing. Also a water refill station where you can get your $3 dollar bottled water jugs refilled for less than a quarter.
ROOM and Amenities:
The Pearl has one bedroom and 2 bathrooms with hot and cold showers.
Kitchen with all utensils is on the left side as you enter and the living room straight up and the 1st toilet to your right. We did not cook at all since food is cheap in the Philippines anyway and my mother who lives in Fairview is always cooking so we never get to test the culinary amenities of the place.
The bedroom door is on the far left side and the space outside the door fits about a balikbayan box and a suitcase.
The bedroom has a comfy king size bed with colorful beddings, ample cabinet space and working desk and an impressive view from the 22nd floor facing Araneta Center.
The room is big enough that a bunk bed fitted comfortably on the far left side of the room right behind the big cabinet. Our daughter did not sleep in this bunk bed since she opted to sleep by the couch so she can watch TV all night long if need be.
The bunk bed became perfect storage for our stash of pasalubongs, clean laundry and etc.
The bathrooms are small but we're happy there's 2 so waiting to use one is not an issue and guests who need to use one can utilize the one outside the bedroom.
There are 2 A/C units which worked fine since the weather was on the mid 70s to 80s during our stay.
Entertainment and other amenities:
2 flat screen TVs with cable, a landline phone and a wireless wifi with good connection.
Water bill is included but electricity usage is separate.
Our electric bill was about $50 US for a month stay although we were out of town for about 12 days and basically uses the place only at night to sleep in.
Owner John is very professional and articulate. He lives close by and always a phone call away if needed.
He is very organized and fair to deal with. All our communication prior to our stay were via email and he is prompt in replying back to any concerns.
My family is very satisfied with our stay and highly recommends the Pearl in the Sky to any traveler wishing to have a safe and clean and affordable place to stay while in Manila.
Thanks for this great review, a new Italian restaurant just opened at the ground level of Manhattan Parkway Residences....1 restobar and 1 bakery to come...adding to the 24 hrs Jollibee just a step from our lobby entrance.
15 Jan 2014
Location is good. Close to Araneta Center and a number of Cubao malls. Nice apartment and John is an excellent host. Everything was as described in the rental listing. Internet was fast and reliable. Decor was pleasant. Front desk was good to deal with. Easy access to the Blue (MRT3) and Purple (LRT2) lines. Taxis readily available day and night.
Note there is only minimum cooking facilities in the apartment - two electric rings if I recall correctly. The one negative about this apartment is that there is no garbage chute in the building and you have to bring your garbage down to a room in the building basement car park.
I would be happy to stay in this rental property again.
Thanks for this review, I take note of the garbage disposal issue and I have a solution to that for our future guests.
16 Aug 2013
I absolutely adore this place! Perfect for tourist specially who's really busy and just want to do everything all at once in matter of few minutes, around the block there's a lot of restaurant from fast food to fancy dinner. shopping mall, grocery stores and entertainment places name it and you will find it there!! and while staying to Manhatttan we felt like were secured because of the 24 hours security and they are all friendly and helpful if you need directions or ask questions they would happy to help you. We stayed at 22 floor, view at night is so beautiful, we don't need to turn on the light because of the light coming from the outside. we had a very wonderful experience staying to this place! All worth it! I want to say thank you to Mr. John Gappy for accommodating us to his wonderful place, were glad we found this place... We will be back for sure!
It is our pleasure to share our second home, the "Pearl in the Sky" condo, to all our guests.
We have taken into account our previous friends' comments, requests....and now our spacious
bedroom has a double decker bed in its side den....an entire family can now enjoy their vacation nights
12 Aug 2013
What i like about the place is in central area for shopping, dine in, movie theater, MRT station, leasures. Easy access to other part of Manila. I like most is the owner, his very easy to talk to, showing care for his tenants and making sure they are satisfy, very accomodating person. I would recomend his place to our friends for sure and we definitely come back if we needed a place to stay.
Our 'Pearl in theSky' condo was meant for me to live there...and blessings led me to a home just close by. Renting out our condo now means sharing the human warmth that people needing vacation are seeking. It is our pleasure to listen to our guests' needs and respond positively.
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