Sallie was very warm and welcoming. And she was able to come across as accommodating even if she lived in Canada. She was patient with all my inquiries as this was my first time using Airbnb and she was always prompt in answering them, too. She didn't disappoint and sure enough, my family and myself had an awesome stay at her place. She even found the time to leave a letter of congratulations for my brother who was graduating. The place itself is exactly what is shown on the Airbnb pictures. It was spacious enough for the four of us. And I loved that it came equipped with kitchen utensils, equipment, towels and beddings. It was like staying at a friend's place. The location's descriptions on the nearby landmarks are on point, which was great, because it really felt like we were central to every place we wanted to go to, most especially PICC, where my brother was going to have his graduation exercises. Everything was so near. Ate Mercy, whom we met when we checked in, was also very nice. She made us feel welcome as well. When we requested to do a late check out, Sallie was kind enough to let us and Ate Mercy was also kind enough to facilitate it. They do good teamwork; very efficient and with a touch of homey charm too. Overall, Sallie's place was exactly right for what we needed.
We would definitely want to stay here again.
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Our stay was excellent. The owners were friendly and very accommodating. We have to check in early because our plans changed when we were in Manila and Salli ( owner ) were flexible and understanding so she let us check in sooner. The room were clean and the people around the building were friendly. Most of the residents were students in the nearby university. Close proximity to public transportation and tourist destination which is why its ideal for balikbayans or simply vacationers in Manila.
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We found the unit very good for our needs and its position was convenient for reaching most Manila locations that we needed. It was also very near Harrison's Plaza, so shopping was easy. It is surrounded by convenience stores that stay open late, so if you arrive "out of hours" you can still buy small essentials. There are a couple of laundries in the arcade attached to the building, so the dirty washing isn't a problem. All in all, we found the unit better than a hotel in value and convenience and would certainly use it again next time we visit Manila. We would also highly recommend it to others.
Thanks so much to Sallie and Ate Yolly for the wonderful accommodations! We were afraid when we were trying to book a hotel to stay at in Manila because many of them didn't seem very nice and the nicer ones were too expensive for our budget. When we found this one it seemed to be a good fit. It is not a luxurious place, so if that's what you're looking for, then don't bother. But it was perfect for our needs. We were in Manila for my son's wedding and we wanted something that would fit my whole family (myself, my husband, two sons and daughter in-law) in one place without breaking the bank. This was perfect! We all fit comfortably, it was clean, well maintained, had a nice pool for the kids and in a central location with lots of amenities nearby. The well equipped kitchen made for a quick start to our mornings and late night snacks. Easy to catch a cab or trike in front of the building or a short walk to catch a jeepney. Owner Sallie and her Ate Yolly were an absolute pleasure to deal with....quick, helpful and efficient transaction! Thanks again for a great trip to Manila!
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