About This Listing
This studio has everything a guest needs: It's comfortable and clean with Wifi at DSL speeds and cable TV. Its location is less than a 30 second walk to the Greenbelt shopping complex and it's managed by experienced hosts. Great value for your money!
Spacious and tastefully decorated 32 square meter studio. Complimentary use of high speed wifi as well as a complete kitchen. A 32 inch flat screen TV with cable rounds out the apartment’s entertainment options. Major shopping districts, museums and restaurants are literally just across the street. The apartment is serviced every other day - free of charge. The quoted price is inclusive of all other fees, taxes, utilities, etc - you don't need to worry about paying for anything else!
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.)
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 boroughs 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.
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.
Very nice location, mall is just across the street. The unit itself is nice and neat. Best thing is the host. Alton went out of his way to pick us up to transfer us to their other unit. Looking forward to staying here again with my family...
Another great stay at the Alcoves! It's becoming my favorite choice in Manila.
Nice, modern venue. Kept tidy and includes all necessities. Location is a major plus. Very convenient located right next to a 7/11 and ofcourse right across Greenbelt. Overall a very nice location in the centre of Makati.
Listing description is very accurate. Had the best time during my stay. Stress free transaction, great service! Coordinating with Rafael was a breeze and Jade was personally there to welcome me. I loved how there were already extra pillows, towels, and coffee. Nice thoughtful touch. Photos are exactly what it is. If you are looking for a convenient and safe place in the heart of Makati CBD this would be it. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks ALCOVES!
I highly recommend them. The place is as described and shown. Clean and comfortable. I enjoyed my stay.
the Alcoves are very reliant and responsive host. We'll definitely book this place again. Highly recommended!
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About the Host, Alcoves
We are 3 siblings (Cris, Anton, and Rafael) who have travelled around the world ever since we were kids! Throughout that period we experienced 5 star and no star lodgings wherever we went! And because of our experiences, we know how a traveller should be treated.
At Alcoves, we guarantee you will always have a friendly host to call on should you need anything! We are here to make sure you are well taken care of before, during, and even after your booking with us! And we absolutely love talking to guests about where they come from, especially when we ourselves were visitors of their home city from a past trip.
Some of the cities we frequent the most:
1. Washington D.C. (We practically live here! Pentaon City and the the Air and Space Museum is awesome)
2. London (We love West End! And we have been here quite a number of times; love shopping up and down Oxford Circus as well)
3. Geneva (Our parents live here so we know all the little secret restaurants which serve the best cheese fondue and entrecote!)
4. New York (For a regular shopping spree every now and then)
5. Paris (When we want to drink good wine and the best meals ever!)
A little bit about our professional lives:
1. Cris - is a licensed doctor of medicine practicing in Washington D.C. She responds to most of all our guest requests and e-mails.
2. Anton - is a professor of literature, and licensed lawyer in the Philippines.
3. Rafael- is a professor of literature, fiction writer and a law student, also in the Philippines.