This 1-bedroom condo unit is at the 24th floor of SM Berkeley Residences at Katipunan Ave. It's has a convenient location, fronting schools like Ateneo de Manila University & Miriam College, and is near University of the Philippines Diliman.
This 22-sqm 1-bedroom condominium unit, fronting schools like Ateneo de Manila University, Miriam College, and University of the Philippines Diliman, is perfect for exchange students and other travelers or visitors to Quezon City.
The unit itself is fully-furnished with appliances (TV, refrigerator, aircon, microwave, electric stove, rice cooker, etc.), furniture (single bed with pullout, cabinets, dining table, study table), water heater (shower), cooking and dining utensils, basic bed, toilet and bath items.
Overall, the unit is small but cozy, and is an inexpensive but convenient option to a hotel. It is located in a quiet, secure and readily-accessible neighborhood with most necessities within walking distance from the building.
Internet and cable TV already available in the unit. Building amenities available include wifi-equipped Student Lounge, kiddie & adult pools, banks, mini-pharmacy, currency exchange facility and grocery on the ground floor.
Interaction with Guests
As the host is usually at work, guests are usually met upon check-in and check-out. Most communication is done through text/call or email. Troubleshooting of utilities can also be facilitated as well as introduction to the cleaning staff. Guests can expect regular weekly changes in towels & sheets, and on-call cleaning services (once every 1-2wks, both by appointment).
Quiet neighborhood, minimal pollution, views of trees and great landscapes on 2 or 3 sides of the building. Window provides an almost panoramic view of the Miriam College and Ateneo grounds.
The building itself has no gym, but a Gold's Gym facility is just a 5-10min walk away. There are lots of fastfood shops (McDonald's, KFC, Kenny Roger's Roasters, Jollibee, etc.), restaurants (Pizza Hut, Bon Chon Chicken, Kebab Factory, Japanese/Chinese/Mexican restaurants) and coffee/tea shops (Figaro, Seattle's Best, Serenitea, Starbucks, etc.). Beauty salons and laundry shops are also just a 5-10min walk away.
Also within a 5-10min walk is the newly constructed UP Town Center (an Ayala mall), with stores offering mostly restaurant choices, coffee shops and clothing stores (Cotton On, Aeropostale, etc.)
Easily accessible to public transport (tricycle, jeep and taxi), light rail transit (Katipunan Station LRT2). Also near banks (BPI, BDO, Metrobank, Security Bank, etc.) churches (Sta. Clara, inside UP Diliman/Ateneo,) and hospitals (Quirino Memorial, World Citi Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, The Medical City).
Other Things to Note
Building is furnished with 4 functional elevators, a welcoming and elegant lobby and emergency generators. Security is tight in all areas of the building including parking.
1. Maximum of 3 guests. Additional guests subject to consideration.
2. Check-in and check-out time between 7am to 7pm. Presence of unit owner or authorized representative is required by security officers of the building prior to entry/exit.
3. Prepare valid ID (government-issued) or photocopy of passport for inspection by security/reception people upon entry.
4. Additional cleaning fees will be charged after inspection as needed. Mandatory for weekly and monthly rentals.
Mel was the perfect host and the unit was the ideal place for my short visit. The place was exactly as described. It was close to banks, restaurants, and a grocery store. Mel was quick to respond to all my questions even with her busy schedule. She was very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend Mel's condo to anyone visiting QC.
Our two-week stay at Mel's cozy and nice condo-apt was a great and wonderful experience. The place was immaculately clean and had everything one can ask for from reliable wifi, cable tv and hot water shower to basic necessities such as nice smelling beddings and towels, mini ref and microwave oven.
The condominium apartment building has a nice big swimming pool and a spacious fully air-conditioned student lounge area equipped with wifi.
Mel was such a gracious and thoughtful host and tried to accommodate our extra needs when in fact, she already thought of even the smallest details of what one would possibly want, need or expect.
The place is conveniently located in a pleasant area with lots of good restos and a 5- minute walk to Ateneo de Manila.
I would highly recommend this place to a single person or a couple and would for sure want to stay there again myself next time because of both Mel and her nice apartment.
Mel is so nice.I really love her house. And location is so convenient to go to Ateneo & Mirian school.
Ms. Mendoza is the best host. She arranged everything, the place was complete and clean. I have no complaints! I will definitely stay at her place again if she allows me.
Mel was a very accommodating host, very responsive and worked with my (ever-changing) schedule with patience, flexibility, and grace. The apartment is comfortable for one person. Note, this is in Manila, so there is some 'big city' noise, as the building is located on a major road.
The apartment is within close walking distance to a gym, numerous restaurants, laundry, etc and a short taxi ride to a major mall.
If you're staying in Quezon City, 10/10 I would choose this place again.
Clean and convenient place to Ateneo and UPD. Mel is very responsive and accommodating.