(SPOT.ph) If you're stumped on which hotel to recommend to friends or family visiting from outside Manila, there are serviced apartments that might just fit the bill. Serviced apartments offer short- and long-term stays for business and other groups of travelers who are after the feeling of home, with the conveniences of hotel service. Think of it as a furnished apartment complete with your own kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedrooms, but with personal, 24-hour services and facilities at a fraction of the cost of what you would normally spend at a hotel.
Whether you're up for your next long staycation or planning a special treat for the family, check out these serviced apartments in Manila that are cozy, stylish, and convenient.
Ascott Bonifacio Global City
Rooms at Ascott Bonifacio Global City start at a Studio Executive up to a three-bedroom Premier. There are 220 apartments in all, about 43 to 197 square meters each, that comes with daily housekeeping service, a kitchen, washing machine and dryer, an entertainment system, and WiFi. There's even a grocery shopping service, and for families traveling with children, they can keep themselves busy in the playroom or wading pool. Not tired yet? Have a barbecue party!
Ascott Bonifacio Global City is at 5th Avenue corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City. Rates start at P8,755++ (860-9888 or email@example.com).
Makati Diamond Residences
Among the 400 plus rooms that are available at Makati Diamond Residences, you'll have a choice of 40 square studio rooms up to an 80 square meter one bedroom suite. If you're up for something indulgent, their 24-hour restaurant has a raclette station, but there's also Toby’s Estate Coffee, Maison Kayser, and TWG Tea if you want something light. Other amenities include an indoor lap pool, yoga studio, and a private cinema.
Makati Diamond Residences is at 118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City. Rates start at P8,000++ (317-0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Linden Suites
A Deluxe Room at Linden Suites provides the option of having just a bed and bath or adding kitchen and dining facilities. Their one- to three-bedroom suites have enclosed work areas for those looking to get the job done in their own space. Business travelers who want to take a breather can relax at the Health Club, which has a gym, pool and jacuzzi, sauna, and a spa. Mesclun Restaurant serves continental food and roasts in case you're stumped on what to cook in the kitchen.
The Linden Suites is at 37 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Rates start at P3,500++ (638-7878 or email@example.com).
Aruga by Rockwell
There are studio to two-bedroom suites available at Aruga, which take on that nurturing vibe brought on by their name. A 32-square meter studio features Asian contemporary decor, a ktichen and dining area, washer dryer, while larger groups or families can opt for a two-bedroom suite if they're traveling with maids or helpers. The largest suite has more pockets of spaces, with its three private bathrooms and a balcony to recreate that feeling of being at home.
Aruga by Rockwell is at Waterfront Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City. Rates start at P6,200++ (818-0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Somerset Olympia Makati
There are 142 units at Somerset Makati, from studios to two-bedroom apartments. Each unit has living and dining areas, a kitchen, and large bedrooms, but more importantly, high speed broadband Internet. After taking a dip at the swimming pool, you can check out their reflexology and massage center...or why not go ahead and ask about their limousine service?
Somerset Olympia Makati is at 7912 Makati Avenue, Makati City. Rates start at P6,500++ (812-1010 or email@example.com).
A Business Flat at Discovery Primea of 40 square meters has two LED TVs (one is in the bathroom) and a Nespresso machine! Get the Executive Suite if you want a kitchen, or a Primea Suite if you need more space. There's Tapenade to fill your hotel breakfast buffet dreams, then head over to the infinity pool by nightime to enjoy the view overlooking Makati City.
Discovery Primea is at 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Rates start at P9,000++ (955-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila
The Studio Executive at Oakwood comes with a kitchen, washer and dryer, plus 24-hour services. A One-bedroom Deluxe is twice the size of the studio, good for about four people. Nostalgia Dining Lounge offers a wide range of cuisines, while the Bar and Lounge is where you can enjoy some drinks and cocktails. The highlight of your stay could very well be their indoor swimming pool which features underwater music.
Oakwood Premier is at 17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Rates start at P8,098++ (637-7888 or email@example.com).
Citadines Salcedo Makati
Once you've had your fill of all the restaurants around Salcedo Village, Citadines can give you that restful slumber in one of their 215 studios and one- to two-bedroom apartments. The rooms feature stylish interiors and design details by contemporary Filipino artists, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that let natural light in. Splashes of vibrant green and purple also add to the cool and modern vibe of each space. You can cap off the night with a swim in their 25-meter lap pool, where you can check out the city lights.
Citadines Salcedo Makati is at 148 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Rates start at P5,270++ (863-9888 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Astoria offers one- to two-bedroom suites with kitchen and dining amenities, which can accommodate up to four people. Spend your downtime by taking a dip in the lap pool, hitting the gym, or relaxing at Fifth Season Spa. Their Zen-inspired aesthetic encourages you to sit back and relax.
Astoria Plaza is at 15 J. Escriva Drive, Ortigas Business District, Pasig City. Rates start at P3,421++ (687-1111 or email@example.com).
Round up the gang for a weekend escape into one of Fraser Place's one- to four-bedroom apartments, complete with living room, dining area, and kitchen. Bring the fun poolside with some barbecue while lounging on their garden terrace. If you happen to be there on a weekend, walk over to Salcedo Market for breakfast or just stroll along their food stalls.
Fraser Place is at Forbes Tower, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Rates start at P6,255++ (818-1818 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
Art lovers can look forward to something extra at Picasso. Going into each room is like stepping inside a painting: There's a theme and a name inspired by significant periods in Pablo Picasso’s life. The Malaga and Madrid Studios are 45-square meter units named after Picasso's birthplace (Malaga) and where he first studied art (Madrid); each comes with a kitchenette and dining area. Take advantage of the free access to their art gallery, then check out Pablo Restaurant on the ground floor.
Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is at 119 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Rates start at P5,050++ (828-4774 or email@example.com).
Avant Serviced Residences
Avant Serviced Residences offers studio, one-bedroom, and one-bedroom premier suites for individual travelers, while the more spacious two-bedroom suites are perfect for bigger parties. There's a kitchen, gym, and pool to keep you busy, but should you find yourself wanting a bit of down time, you can always get an in-room massage to de-stress. The Manila Golf and Country Club is their backyard, in case golf is something up your alley.
Avant Serviced Residences is at 26th Street corner 3rd Avenue, Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City. Rates start at P7,000++ (720-9560 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Joya Lofts and Towers
Joya Lofts and Towers consists of two yin-yang-shaped towers inspired by Santana Row, an outdoor shopping mall in San Francisco. Travelers can opt for studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom apartments. The swimming pool entices with its tropical feel, while the garden and playground offer views of the city below.
Joya Lofts and Towers is at 28 Plaza Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City. Rates start at P4,180++(798-0497 to 98 or email@example.com).
Shaw Residenza Suites
Located near the Wack-Wack Golf Course, Shaw Residenza offers studio, one-, and two-bedroom suites that are designed as fully-furnished loft-type units. If you need more space, they also have two-bedroom, two-level units. Take your time lounging in the sauna, or get some exercise at the gym, maybe while the kids hang out at the playground.
Shaw Residenza Suites is at 429 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Rates start at P2,213++ (788-2665 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rooms at KL Tower range from a 25-square meter Studio Deluxe up to a Two-bedroom Suite (adjoining studio room and one bedroom), each one equipped with a full kitchen and living area. If you’re up for an artsy tour, head over to The Biggest Little Room, a gallery that showcases the extensive collection of the Kalaw-Ledesma family who started the KL Tower. The Washington and Legazpi Parks are also nearby, in case you feel like going to a weekend market on Sunday.
KL Tower is at 117 Gamboa Sreet, Legazpi Village, Makati City. Rates start at P3,828++ (845-0084 or email@example.com).
Photos from the official websites of Ascott Bonifacio Global City, Makati Diamond Residences, The Linden Suites, Aruga by Rockwell, Somerset Olympia Makati, Discovery Primea, Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila, Citadines Salcedo Makati, Astoria Plaza, Fraser Place, Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, Avant Serviced Residences, Joya Lofts and Towers, Shaw Residenza Suites, and KL Tower