High End Studio Condo at Joya Lofts & Towers, Rockwell Center, Makati.
2013/14 rates are:
1 night is $85
1 week is $80 / night
1 month is $75 / night
Non-smoking and pet free, this is a spacious studio unit of 33 square meters / 355 square feet with a good size balcony. You should not confuse this unit type with the much smaller 24 or 25 sq m studio type units that are also offered for rental in the Joya building, as these other studio types do not have balconies or even any provision for sofa / armchairs or washer / dryer because the units are just so small!!
You would be renting direct from the owners of... the unit and we are a very flexible and accommodating English / Filipina couple, who live in the same condo building and maintain the unit to the very highest standards.
As you will see from all our positive customer reviews, you should be re-assured that the studio is exactly as it is described and photographed on this FlipKey listing. Some of our previous guests have told us that their experience with some other listed properties has not been so positive, for example the unit owner claiming that Wi-Fi is available but when the customer checks in he finds there is no Wi-Fi in the apartment, but in the Starbuck's or McDonalds down the street!
This is not the case with our studio - it is exactly as described and photographed in our listing and yes, there is fast and reliable 1.5MB Wi-Fi that is free and unlimited in the unit!!!
Joya Lofts & Towers is just a few steps away from the high end Power Plant Mall, which features a superb selection of shops, restaurants and a 6 screen cinema. There is a private Joya resident's only access to the PowerPlant mall via the basement in the Joya building that guests can use for their convenience.
There is a 7-11, Starbucks, Santi's Deli and Dry Cleaners all within 2 minutes walk of the building.
Our guests at Joya Lofts & Towers benefit from free use of 2 x Adult swimming pools, plus there is a separate child pool.
The security is 24 hour and world class, both within the building and the Rockwell Center.
Double size bed with fresh linens
42" Panasonic Full HD TV with HD Sky Cable channels including NatGeo HD, HBO HD, Fox Premium Movies HD, Fox Sports HD, Balls HD, Star World HD, CNN HD, & many other SD channels available via the Sky Cable package we have subscribed to.
Wi-Fi Internet router in the unit - 1.5 Mbps at UNLIMITED & NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE
Split type air conditioner
Hot & cold shower with towels provided (BEWARE - many apartments in Philippines provide cold water only!!)
2 x comfortable armchairs
2 x balcony chairs plus balcony table
Fridge / Freezer
Stove & Oven plus Microwave oven
Full size Washer/dryer
Kitchen and dining utensils
The longer you stay, the cheaper your nightly rate!
We operate a sliding scale of nightly charges that reduce depending on your length of stay.
Our rate is c.50% cheaper than the Hotel that operates in the Joya South Tower, where you will also pay extra for Wi-Fi and only get Standard Definition Cable TV.
Our rate includes electricity, water, HD Cable TV and high speed Wi-Fi internet. There are no hidden extras.
50% of the total rental is required to reserve the unit, and this is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation or no show.
Balance of the rental plus $150 security deposit is required in cash on or before check in. The security deposit is refundable upon check out after inspection.
Booking is not confirmed until the holding deposit is received.
You can book direct through this web site using your credit card (they will charge you a booking fee), or alternatively send the holding deposit direct to my PayPal a/c, or use a remittance service like Western Union which may be a cheaper option for you.
If you have a US, UK or a Philippine Bank a/c, I can take payments directly from other banks in those countries into my Bank accounts in the respective country.
International Bank transfers have proved very costly and slow, and I no longer accept them except in special circumstances.
Max. occupancy is 2 adults. Children can be accommodated, but at an extra charge of $15 per child per night.
Check In normally 3pm earliest, check out normally 11am latest. Early check in / late check out arrangements by negotiation / subject to availability.
An extra $20 per night is charged over the peak season periods of Christmas & EasterRead more
Rockwell, Joya South - 33 sq m Premier Studio Makati, Luzon, Philippines
Additional Location Information
Joya Lofts & Towers is just a few steps away from The Power Plant Mall, Ateneo Graduate School and close to Makati Avenue, Ayala Avenue, Salcedo Village, Greenbelt, Glorietta and Bonifacio High Street.
Location Type City, Downtown, Resort
AvailableUnavailableLast updated: February 07, 2014◀▶
Thank you so much for your positive review Racquel, and we look forward to seeing you again in February!
Left on 08/29/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | John R
Stayed for 3 weeks while my apartment was being renovated. Value for money was excellent. The apartment was clean and tidy and fully furnished so you can just move in with your toothbrush.
Complete kitchen so you don't get tied to fast food outlets. Nick is very helpful and accommodating and wealth of local information. Read more
Thank you for your very positive review John, it was a pleasure to host you.
Large and Comfy studio
Left on 05/21/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Thrrese
Large studio very handy to all the shops and very safe. Joya apartments area is fabulous and this studio is great value. Nick is very helpful. Joya is like an oasis in what can be a difficult city to find good honest accomodatiion. Close to many restaurants . Security fabulous
Left on 05/14/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Mark Garrett
The temperature of 35 degrees was a welcome change to the cold of England but the cool air conditioned apartment was also welcome! Well appointed with all of the facilities needed to make the stay enjoyable the surprisingly spacious studio apartment i stayed in was excellent. Fantastic views from the balcony made a late night drink a very enjoyable experience. The owner made sure that check in was simple and was very helpful with local points of interest . Highly recommended! Read more
Thanks Mark for your very positive review. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope you come back again soon!
Left on 04/08/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Ben
As a business traveller i need no issues or complications.
From pre arrival to departure i received 5 star service from a 5 star host.
Apartment is more homely than a hotel, immaculately clean, great wifi, cable tv, hot water all as stated in advert.
Great restaurants nearby, very safe all times of day or night, great shopping a stones throw.
Host been in ph for a number of years and assisted with many things above and beyond the apartment.
All in all if you want a seamless stay in an up and coming city with absolute attentive and professional host then this is the place, i will be returning to see Nick and family at earliest opportunity because i would have stayed longer if there was availability .
A true gentleman and great place to stay. Read more
Left on 01/10/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Patrick
I recently travelled to the Philippines to visit my Filipina partner, and we stayed here for Christmas. Both of us are completely blind, and we made enquiries to a few places, seeking some basic additional accomodations such as a guide to go with us to some local attractions. Nick was the only one who responded positively to this request. When we arrived we were not disappointed. We were given a tour of the apartment and shown where everything was, and we were appointed a helper who guided us to restaurants and the Power Plant mall.
The unit was basically as described, everything worked when we arrived except for the television which someone was able to figure out a couple of days into the visit. In the end we were sad we couldn't stay longer!
Since this rating system doesn't seem to work very well with screen reader software I'm going to place my individual ratings here.
Ease of Check-In: 4/5
Service: 5/5 Read more
Many thanks for your very positive review Patrick. It was a pleasure to host yourself and Hannah, and we are very pleased that you enjoyed yourselves so much in our studio and that you were sorry to have to leave it! You are welcome to return to enjoy it again anytime. All the very best, Nick
Caroline and Jon
Accommodation really good, excellent location great value for mo
Left on 11/28/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Caroline and Jon
We rented this condominium for a couple of weeks in November 2012 and we had a very pleasant stay. The owner is helpful and accommodating. The room is very clean, and we are happy with the kitchen equipped with sufficient facilities for self-catering i.e. microwave, cooker/oven, fridge/freezer and enough storage cupboard. The location is very good and quite central within the main Makati District. It is also very convenient that the Power Plant Mall is just accross the road and the local 7-11 shop. We were also very pleased about the swimming pool as we spent quite a lot of time there, it doesn't get very busy and it is clean and well maintained. There are separate paddling pools for children and very rarely during our visits that the pool was busy. We had an interrupted and peaceful stay and are happy to book again for future. My only constructive comment during my stay was I hoped that there was a separate dressing mirror as the only mirror in the room was in the bathroom and that maybe the kitchen utensils needs a bit of updating and possibly additional pots and pans. Other than that we were very happy with our stay. Read more
Hi Caroline, thanks very much for your very comprehensive review of my studio and the local facilities.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and will stay with us again on your next trip to Manila.
I will go and get a dressing mirror this morning and have it mounted on one of the walls as I agree this would be a nice addition to the unit.
We will also review the kitchen utensils we supply in the unit, but we do offer our guests the facility to borrow abything they need from us during their stay as we only live a few floors higher in the same building and this is another benefit of renting direct from a landlord who also lives on site!
Costa Mesa, Ca.
Review already sent in april 2012
Left on 11/18/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Francis
My nephew (Mark africano) is already in the Phil. and would like to check if he can stay at your Joya Studio. I don't have your phone because I used my brother's while in the Phil.
Also, my sister-in-law (Teresita G. Africano) is interested to stay. She's going to the Phil. around Nov. 24th.
Can I have your email and/or tel. so they can contact you? Read more
Great to hear from you again, and many thanks for referring more customers to me!
You know I will ensure they have a pleasant stay in my great value Rockwell studio unit.
I have sent you a seperate email with all my contact details.
All the best
Excellent place to stay with everything easy to access and on ha
Left on 10/23/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | G Sacasas
We usually stay in makati in condo hotels which prove to be expensive for the time length we usually stay, this time we chose to try a private condo rental and Rockwell Joya Tower was a great decision and much more reasonable in cost. The apartment was very clean very functionally equipped with everything we needed. The recreational pool areas which there are plentyful were excellent , the main lobby area ( not hotel ) service is fantastic and very helpful and so close to all amenities for shopping cinema eating etc
Great stay ! So good we left our deposit to stay again on our next return in a few months . Would recommend to anyone ! Nick the owner is really easy going, helpful and on hand if needed . Read more
Many thanks for your very positive review Georgina. As you have requested, I have reserved the first 2 weeks in March for you, and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Left on 09/08/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Marvin
Nic is awesome. Provided everything I needed during my stay. Location is great, secure, and close to local night life. Everything that was mentioned in the advertisement was there. Hotel staff is friendly and more than accommodating. I will rent again. Read more
Thanks so much for your kind words Marvin. I think the fact that I live in the same building as my Premiere Studio unit, really helps me ensure that all my guests are well cared for. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Nick
Nice apartment in a brilliant development
Left on 08/09/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Andrew
The apartment is very comfortable and has everything you could want. Certainly far better than any hotel in Manila for the price. The Rockwell development is very pleasant and safe. There are some great shops, restaurants, spa and a supermarket just across the street. When I visited there was a typhoon passing through but I didn't particularly mind being stuck indoors in this case. Read more
We welcome your very positive feedback Andrew. Hope to see you again soon. Nick
Excellent Stay; Highly Recommended!
Left on 08/01/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Steve
I stayed in this condo for 35 days in June/July while I was in Manila for work. This condo is located in Rockwell - a safe and convenient location in Makati. The unit is in the South Joya Tower located directly across the street from Power Plant Mall. There is a large supermarket in the basement level of the mall and many restaurants that all deliver. Also there is a 24-hour convenience store around the corner and 2 Starbucks within walking distance (visited every morning!). This was my second time staying at a condo in Rockwell and will return every time I am in Manila - much better deal than staying at comparable hotels in the area (usually less than half the price).
The unit is nicely furnished and includes a washer and dryer. The condo has a full kitchen with everything needed to prepare meals, a large TV with many channels and excellent wifi (much faster than all the hotels I have stayed at in the area). There is also a balcony with a table and a few chairs - nice place to relax after work.
The owner, Nick, is great and made my stay very enjoyable. He took the time to explain everything and even got me a guest membership to the Rockwell Club - gave me access to 3 gyms located nearby. He lives in the same building so is always available for any questions or problems his guests may have. He made the check-in/check-out process very easy.
I would highly recommend Nick's condo to anyone that wants a 5 star Makati experience without paying 5 Star prices. Thank you Nick for an excellent stay! Read more
Thanks Steve for your comprehensive review of my condo. It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to seeing you again. Thanks also for referring your colleague who recently also stayed with us. All the very best, Nick
Great place, great service and exceptional value for money
Left on 06/21/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Ricardo
Our 2 night stay in the apartment was fantastic. We arrived and Nick (the owner) met us and checked us in. The location is perfect with all the amenities of a 5 star hotel plus the power plant mall is downstairs so no need to move out of the area to eat or shop. The studio is spacious and has cooking facilities if need be. Big 40" flat screen was better than most hotels and being Rockwell the place is totally secure. We checked out at 4am and Nick was more than happy to meet us at that unearthly hour with our deposit. . Overall our stay was perfect and we will go back again. Read more
Good to meet you as well Francis, and thanks for staying in our Rockwell studio! We are pleased you were so happy with your stay, and look forward to accomodating you on your next trip to Manila!
Value accommodation in Rockwell. Would gladly stay again.
Left on 04/19/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Suzi
I stayed at 2316 Joya South in March, and have to say it was excellent value for money! The apartment was very clean and had all the things necessary to ensure a pleasant stay. I used to stay in the Joya Condo Hotel that is in the same building as this apartment, but the cost there is nearly 3 times as much for a very similar unit and really is no better! This is a real find and I recommend to all. Read more
Thank you Suzi for your review, we really appreciate your feedback. Nick
L - UK
Excellent apartment in a central location. Much better than a ho
Left on 04/16/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | L - UK
In comparison to a hotel room this wins hands down. Great safe location and the flexibility to do what you want. Easy access to the mall and eating establishments plus a 24 hour store. Clean apartment with all required elements and great pool area.
The owner was very accomodating and check in and exit was quick and easy
Thoroughly recommended Read more
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