My family and I rented this property from 12/27/13-1/4/14. As soon as you walk in to the unit, the whole space welcomes you. What we liked best about this property is that the condo is actually bigger than what was advertised! We have a big family and almost everyday, we have visitors. There's more than enough space to accommodate everyone. The physical layout of this property is great (comparable to the spacious American style apartments). It's open and everyone can engage with everybody, yet there's separation on the rooms but not isolated. There's more than enough bathrooms for the maximum number of people allowed to sleep in the unit and every single room was furnished well. Both master and guest bathrooms are spacious. The kitchen is very spacious for the size of the property and the living room/dining room combo not only has a great view but is huge as well! All the amenities you will look for a home are there, including in-unit laundry facilities. There's a landline phone and the wi-fi is fast. If there's one suggestion I can give (though not a big deal), providing a printer would be great so that the guests can print out their boarding passes or other tickets purchased online. Guests can provide their own paper. They can easily purchase that in 7-11 located within the building.
The location of this property is perfect. It's centrally located and you can take the taxi to go to any of the prime locations: Makati, Global City, Ortigas, MOA, etc. within a reasonable time. To go to these places, you will spend between Php150-250, reasonable for Manila, but depending on the traffic, it can be more or less. Robinsons Place is about walking distance if you want to go to the a closer mall and if you want to just enjoy the view or go to the park, your balcony is exactly facing Luneta (Rizal Park). Intramuros is close to Luneta for those who wants to enjoy a little bit of the Philippine history. These are 300++ yr old infrastructures during the Spanish colonization with brick roads. And of course, if you go to Intramuros, don't forget to try the 'kalesa' ride. There are a lot of 24-hr fastfood chains within walking distance or restaurants that close late in case you and your family wants a midnight snack/meal.
Customer service is awesome. Communication with the owner is instant. He answered all of our concerns. The owner and caretakers were very nice and considerate. We needed to extend another 8 hours due to a rescheduled flight by the airline on short notice and we were accommodated immediately at a very reasonable price.
The pool and the gym located at the 7th floor are both nice especially if you have kids. It's only 4ft and there's a lifeguard as well. Though you have to pay extra for the pool, it's a option that is nice to have without having to travel somewhere when it's stifling hot outside.
The security and staff of the building were all very nice and polite.
All in all, we had a great stay and we'll definitely recommend and rent this property again!
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