This spacious 66 square meter (710 sq foot) 1BR apartment with BALCONY and PARKING is perfect for week long vacations, weekend getaways, business trips, house-hunting visits, and temporary lodging for relocated executives.
The property is in the heart of Manila's CBD, the Rockwell Center. It is about 20 minutes away from the airport and a few minutes away from all the notable places the urban Manila can offer.
It is conveniently situated beside a luxury mall, the Powerplant Mall. The Powerplant Mall houses about 30 restaurants from casual dining to fine dining, and a lot of shopping with international brands like Zara, Y3 and other local favorites. The Powerplant Mall is patronized mainly by the upper income market of Manila.
The Rockwell Center is pretty much a self contained community. I personally never find the need to leave the area. If you want more shopping though, about 10 minutes away by car is the Greenbelt Mall, Mall of Asia (20 mins) and Shangrila Plaza Mall (15 mins) and Megamall (15 mins) on the other side. There are also a lot of restaurant choices close by.
This corner unit commands 2 views of the city. If you like the sun, you'll get a lot of it in this apartment.
The real advantage in staying in my apartment is the expansive space (66 sqm/ 710 sq ft). Not all 1BR's in Rockwell are created equal. ;) If you're a frequent traveller like me, you'd know that having good space matters, more so if you're staying for more than 5 days.
This unit is value for money for an exclusive area such as Rockwell. A 60 sqm at a nearby Serviced Apartment will cost you around $170/night, and I guarantee you, my unit is still even better.
If you're not familiar with Rockwell, guests who have stayed here choose this apartment because of its close proximity to the Powerplant Mall (close like a minute's walk away, with even a basement access to the mall.)
Why at my apartment? Here's why..
The apartment, being a corner unit, has a sweeping view of Metro Manila. The unit is decorated with Asian pieces I've accumulated in my years of travel.
The living room - I have 2 couches in the living room. This is very convenient if you have guests visiting to entertain. One of the couches can convert to a bed. The living room has a surround audio system for ambient music as well as a flat screen tv. Fully air-conditioned with 2 units of AC.
The bedroom - The queen size bed has a memory foam, a comforter and 4 soft pillows. You'll surely have a good night's sleep. The roman shades are all black-out curtains perfect for transitioning sleeping cycles from guest from a different time zone. There is a balcony in the bedroom too where smoking is allowed.
The bathroom- The bathroom has both hot and cold water. The toilet has a bidet. Basic toiletries and bath towels are provided for. Whatever you expect to find in a hotel bathroom, I've provided for in my apartment.
The kitchen - This is a fully functioning kitchen. There is a refrigerator, a stove, an oven, a toaster, a blender, a microwave oven and a coffee machine. Plates and utensils for four are provided. A basic cooking set is also available.
Laundry - A washer/ dryer machine is provided for in the unit. However I would still recommend you use the 2 laundry shops at the ground floor for ease.
Internet- Cable internet is complementary.
Balcony - The unit comes with a balcony that can be accessed through the bedroom. From the balcony, you will get an unobstructed view of the Manila skyline. I allow smoking at the balcony.
Gym - Guests can have an access to the exclusive Rockwell Club gym for a fee.
Pool - There's a classy pool you can take a dip in at the building. (Please refer to the photo section.) There are also tanning beds in this area of the building for the sun-lovers.
(This property is not available for yearly rentals. For advance bookings 3 months and above, I allow bring down the payments into 2. 50% upon reservation, 50% a month before arrival. Cleaning fee of $50 is only applicable for stays less than 10 days.)
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ROCKWELL MODERN ASIAN 1BR APARTMENT w/ PARKING Makati, Luzon, Philippines
Additional Location Information
What I love most about this apartment is its very close proximity to the Powerplant Mall. Powerplant Mall is a luxury mall having great restaurants, movie houses and shopping! It generally has a more affluent clientele.
The Rockwell area is quite exclusive as well. At around 11pm at night, the streets in the center are already closed to the public. There is a guard at every entry and exit points.
The building itself has about 20 security personnel.
Theres a 24 hour convenience store at the building (7-Eleven) and there are 2 Starbucks branches a minute away from the condominium open from 7am to 12mn.
More About This Location
Nearest airport: Ninoy Aquino International Airport, 3.5 miles Car is recommended
Left on 04/12/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 12, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
I stayed in this property for over a week last March. I am quite familiar with this area so I already know what to expect. The property exceeded my expectations as the owner gave a lot of thoughts i providing amenities for the guests. The location is so ideal as you don't have to go far to eat out, shop, or even go for a jog. Everything is there and it's not far from the airport too. Lots to do in around being the most popular and probably the most posh area in Metro Manila. The apartment itself has nothing second rate in it.
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