Studio in the Heart of Makati (A2)


3 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath


3 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

Spacious, clean Studio complete with everything a traveler needs:
• FREE CLEANING (every other day/ towel change)
• Excellent location
• Fast Wifi
• AC in all rooms
• Linens, towels, cutlery and cooking implements all provided.
• Parking available (for an extra fee)
• NO pool
• NO gym


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Prices
Weekly Discount: 14%

Description

Spacious, clean Studio complete with everything a traveler needs:
• FREE CLEANING (every other day/ towel change)
• Excellent location
• Fast Wifi
• AC in all rooms
• Linens, towels, cutlery and cooking implements all provided.
• Parking available (for an extra fee)
• NO pool
• NO gym

FREE AIRPORT Pick up and Drop Off:
•Personal Driver will pick you up at your terminal and take you straight to our unit
•We will also bring you back to the Airport on Check Out
•We will pay for everything so that you can relax
•Please Contact us Immediately after booking if you wish to avail
•Applies only for bookings that are 3 nights or longer and which are not on the same month of when the booking was made (example: If you book April 5-10 but made the booking on April 2, the service is not complimentary)

FREE CLEANING every other day:
•We change towels
•Restock the toiletries
•Take out the trash
•No need to wait for us (but if you choose not to have cleaning that’s alright too)

The Most Important Questions you are dying to ask:
Q: What is the exact address?
A: BSA Tower, Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati

Q: Are you near the Greenbelt Mall?
A: We are across the street from it. So, that would make it a 6 second walk (not 6 minutes). Please see the pictures for this room. The last set features the entrance of our apartment building and the mall across from each other. It can’t get any nearer or clearer than that. =)

Q: Do you have Wi-Fi?
A: Of course! =)

Q: Do you have Cleaning?
A: Yes, it is every other day. = )

Description:
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!

Location:
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.

Safety:
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.

Checking In:

Q: Where do I pick up the Keys?
A: There are no Keys. When you book the room we sent Check in Instructions which contain a unique 4 digit code (which is changed for each guest) that allows you access to the room. This is better than a key because this way your group can go in and out of the room without having to designate a person to hold the key for everyone.

Q: What if we want to check in earlier than 2pm?
A: You can either (1) opt to pay an additional early check in fee of PHP1,000 or (2) you can leave your luggage with our staff at an agreed time at the lobby. Please coordinate with us before hand for either option.

Q: Can we leave luggage with you if we aren’t ready to leave the city yet or if our flight is later in the evening?
A: Of course! However we limit the number of bags or suitcases you can leave with us to 4 pieces. If it is more than 4 pieces we may not be able to depending on how many of our other guests are asking us to store our luggage. Please tell us in advance should you wish to choose this option.

Q: Can we leave luggage with you if we are leaving the city but have a reservation with an Alcoves apartment later within the month?
A: Yes! Provided that it is not more than 4 pieces. Please tell us in advance should you wish to choose this option.


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Emma Amboy User Profile
March 2017
We really enjoyed our stay. My husband and I rented this studio unit for a month. The unit was cute, cozy and clean. It had a very good space, tv, wifi, ac, kitchen and comfy bed. The staff were all friendly and always responded quickly to our questions and requests. The two cleaning ladies were very nice and friendly too. We felt safe in the unit and even left most of our personal belongings there whenever we left for a few days on some of our side trips. The building is not huge or fancy but it's pretty decent and clean, has security guards, and the location is the best! It's right across the street from Greenbelt5 with very nice designer stores, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, movies, big malls, etc. Very nice to walk around safely anytime day and night. We would have liked to have a pool and gym in this building, but it's ok for us not to have them since we leave on side trips to beautiful vacation destinations and beaches in the Philippines and Asia anyway. We travel to the Philippines every year and have stayed in different nice locations but this Greenbelt location in Makati is definitely one of our favorites and we would stay here again!

Bob User Profile
January 2017
I would rebookwith no hesitation.

Bob User Profile
January 2017
Very modern loft with an unmatched view. Very central and easy access to transportation. Did not use the kitchen but it looked very well equipped. Highly recommend this penthouse loft

Patricia User Profile
October 2016
Location is great and very accessible to the malls.

Lim User Profile
September 2016
I am able to extend my stay until 12pm. Prompt reply typically within minutes. Air-cond is not cold enough
Alcoves User Profile
Response from Alcoves:
Hi Lim, we have fixed the Air Conditioning issue. It needed cleaning and after a thorough day of testing we guarantee that it is ice cold now as it should have been for you. We greatly apologize that it wasn't to our standards during your time with us. (Rafael)
September 2016

Patrick User Profile
August 2016
Excellent host. Apartment as described in pictures and resides directly across the road from green belt. 20 second walk and you're there. Had WiFi, TV, Everything you need. At night time you can see most of the Makati skyline. Bed was comfortable and fresh towels were provided as well as soaps and a multi dispenser on shower, air-conditioning was working perfectly as well with remote control. Host provided excellent directions so absolutely no problem finding the apartment. Overall I highly recommend this host and I will undoubtedly stay here again when I return to Manila. 10/10

Patrick User Profile
August 2016
Made seperate bookings for consecutive days. Read my previous review, fantastic.

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Makati City, Philippines · Joined in November 2011
Alcoves User Profile

Hello everyone!

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! Pentagon 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.


Other Countries we've been too (in no order of preference)
1. Canada;
2. Croatia;
3. Italy;
4. Japan (Vendo Ramen!!)
5. China (Great Wall is the grandest thing we have ever seen. Ever)
6. Bosnia (very deep history. Amazing feeling being where world war 1 started)
7. Thailand;
8. Spain;
9. Greece;

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour