I stayed here during an unplanned trip and needed a base so I can meet family and friends while I am in town. I knew Melba and Paul from the last time I came to Manila for a brother's wedding. I got to stay at their Melville Condo that time.They recommended this area. The apartment was perfect for me. It is a hotel with the top 5 floors taken as residentials. Photos of the apartment and amenities are as you see them.The room was a good size, clean and well presented. Being a hotel It was perfect for receiving my guest. The restaurant downstairs is very convenient. Had dinner and breakfast there almost most of my stay, either on my own or with my guests. The hotel staff are all very friendly. The hotel is central to everywhere I want to go and want to do. High end shopping and also the normal shopping at "Market market" Flying in from winter and landing to middle of summer, like I said it was an unplanned trip, I only have winter clothes with me. It was very convenient to be able to pickup clothes and shoes to suit the weather. Plenty of bars and places to eat. I got lucky that the Pacqiao fight was on that week and I got to watch the match in one of the bars and with all good people keeping me company. Too bad Manny was not lucky that day.
I would recommend this place to my friends if ever I got asked for tips on where to stay.I would book this for my family if I have to choose and pay for them. Thank you Paul and Melba. I am looking forward to my next trip. I hope this apartment is available this September.
Location is perfect because it's near a hospital and shopping center, Bonifacio high street which is one of the most beautiful shopping center in metro manila is just a block away. The view at the balcony during dusk and dawn is breath taking.
The place is clean and well maintained and all appliances are functional. The place is really comfy, feels like home away from home.
For business trip somewhere in Taguig or Makati, Melba's place is also good ;)
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I recently stayed at this condo from Dec 14th-21st 2014. When I had a delayed flight back into Manila Paul was very quick to respond and extremely helpful in ensuring I got the condo keys upon arrival. The unit itself is well sized for one or two people. It was fairly clean and well maintained. Water pressure in all faucets are good and the water heater itself is decent. Be sure to check all the drawers and cabinets for linens and other items such as cutlery and an iron. Everything you'll need is provided in the unit.
The bed is tad soft but nothing really to complain about. Couch seemed really comfortable as well though I did not actually sleep on it. Wifi is tad spotty - it works best near the bed and if you're on the couch. If you take your device towards the mini kitchen or hallway wifi will cut out. I was told by Paul that a hard line from the wall might be put in sometime to make things more convenient.
The hotel itself has great concierge service in the lobby. They were quick to greet me and happy to hail me a cab when needed. The fitness center is good - it has plenty of weights and mats plus some decent machine equipment. I didn't have time to try out the pool or eat at the buffet but I was told by family members living in Manila that it's very good.
Location is probably the biggest selling point. It's a 5min walk to Bonifacio Highstreet which has shops, restaurants, and green space to enjoy. Next door to F1 is a McDonald's and just few mins down the street are Mercury Drugs and Jollibee if you need provisions or a quick snack. I had gotten sick during my stay (caught a friend's cold) and luckily St. Luke's medical center was kiddy corner from the hotel so I was able to see a doctor and get meds within 2hrs, which is much shorter than I expected.
Overall, had a really enjoyable stay. I'd recommend the unit for sure and would stay there again on my next trip. Thanks to F1, Paul, and Melba for making my stay positive and memorable.
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