10 Serviced Apartments in Metro Manila for Your Staycation
Stuck at home? Here's a welcome change.
(SPOT.ph) Serviced apartments are a good option to consider if you’re looking for something different from a hotel. You get more or less the same amenities—a kitchenette, a living room, a washing machine, and more—all in the comfort of your own room. It’s ideal for a short staycation in the city, especially if you’ve been wanting a change of scenery after months of being stuck at home. These accommodation options have also beefed up their health and safety measures following the green light from the Department of Tourism to allow staycations even during general community quarantine.
Here are 10 serviced apartments in Metro Manila to stay in:
The Alpha Suites
Staying at The Alpha Suites brings you the feel of Balesin Club with its luxurious interiors. Get this: The rooms have Philippe Starck-designed Duravit bathroom fixtures. For longer stays, they’ll even regularly restock your refrigerator with items like milk and eggs! Make sure to choose a room on a higher floor for a great view of the city. As of writing, a maximum of 10 people can access both their lagoon-style swimming pool and 500-square-meter gym in compliance with quarantine guidelines.
The Sphere Serviced Residences
136 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Rates start at P4,000
If you’re looking for a place to stay that's near excellent food options, The Sphere has got you covered. It's near restaurants like Mendokoro Ramenba, La Petite Parisienne, and Apartment 1B. But if you’re into cooking, they have a fully equipped kitchenette and dining space for you and a bit of company. They have work-from-hotel packages, which range from day-use to a three-month stay if you want to go on a work-cation instead. The Fitness Center, Lounge, and Pool are closed as of writing.
Circulo Verde, 70 Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Rates start at P3,500
The Cirque's Norwegian-designed suites are not just nice to look at; the walls in particular have been lined with eco-carat floor tiles, a natural ceramic tile that helps reduce foul odor and absorbs other harmful substances in the air. You can also bring your furbaby here, so you don't need to worry about leaving your pet behind. Do note that the pool, gym, basketball courts, as well as Hachi Park and RC Pit Stop are closed unil further notice. Got any plans to stay here? They offer undated e-vouchers that you can use until 2021.
Seda Residences Makati
6796 Ayala Avenue corner Amorsolo Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
Rates start at P4,900
If you’re looking for a place to stay while working in Makati, Seda Residences has an excellent location as it is situated right at the business and commercial district of the city. Accommodations range from studios to three-bedroom units, with the latter featuring a master bedroom with bathtub, washer and dryer, and a dining table for six. Due to quarantine guidelines, the restaurants, bars, the pool, gym, and spa remain closed, but you can order food for pick-up at Misto, their in-house restaurant.
Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City
Rates start at P5,900
Ascott Makati's serviced apartments come in contemporary interiors. You can choose from studios to three-bedroom units; all of which are fitted with en-suite bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, washing machines, and dryers. They offer daily housekeeping, dry cleaning services and can also assist with airport transfers. Plus, they're right smack in the shopping district of Makati, which makes it convenient for quick runs to shops or restaurants.
Siglo Suites at Azure Urban Resort Residences
Bicutan, Parañaque City
Rates start at P2,500
With the man-made beach right in the heart of the residence, staying at Siglo Suites at The Azure Urban Resort Residences will almost make you forget you’re in the city. Amenities come with a fully equipped kitchen, furniture, appliances, among others. It’s also located close to the airport, making it a great choice for jet-setters.
Aruga by Rockwell
Aruga by Rockwell offers Asian contemporary style-interiors and first-rate amenities. They have rooms ranging from studio up to two-bedroom suites, which have high-speed Internet, a comfortable bed, and a fully equipped kitchen. There are also public spaces in the vicinity, though some of them—like the Aruga Cafe by Mesclun and swimming pool—are temporarily closed amid the pandemic. As of writing, they are not accepting new bookings, but keep an eye out on their website for updates.
Astoria Plaza Pasig
Ortigas, Pasig City
Rates start at P3,600
Astoria Plaza is close to the Ortigas business district, and offers excellent value for money with its many amenities and services. Here, you have your own kitchenette, an entertainment center, and an en-suite bathroom filled with complete amenities. If you're looking for sweet treats to snack on or take home after your stay, you can check out Astoria's bibingka (which comes in dulce de leche or ube variants), oatmeal cookies, blueberry muffins, and more.
The Linden Suites
37 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Rates start at P2,900
Within walking distance from The Linden Suites are a couple of Ortigas malls and restaurants, making it a convenient option for longer stays in the area. The spacious rooms in Linden have a cozy feel that will make guests feel right at home; plus, if you're staying in any of their one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, you can enjoy living, kitchen, and dining facilities. In light of the pandemic, they have launched a campaign called "Beyond Spotless," their sanitation protocol that includes the use of misting and UV lights for thorough cleaning on top of the standard precautions.
Makati Diamond Residences
The Makati Diamond Residences is right at the Makati CBD, and is just a few steps away from Greenbelt and Legazpi Village, making it accessible to many shops, bars, and restaurants. Each room has a fully equipped kitchenette, convection stoves, and complimentary Wi-Fi connection, while larger rooms also have washer and dryers, walk-in closets, dishwashers and a dedicated office space. They also have a private dining offer with a five-course menu for a maximum of eight persons, in case you want to have a small get-together away from home.