The Alcoves

Looking for a place to stay in Makati? 5 reasons to check out The Alcoves

The loft type, four bedroom penthouse unit that was my home for a night

The loft type, four bedroom penthouse unit that was my home for a night

Looking for a comfortable place to stay in Makati? Other than the usual hotels, hostels and inns, the serviced apartments sector is making headway. The Alcoves, an online only serviced apartments provider offers spaces in prime locations in this city that promises comfort, safety and satisfaction. It’s spaces are scattered around several prime condominiums in the city.

I got invited by The Alcoves to stay at one of their spaces, a four bedroom penthouse within Ayala Center and here are five reasons why you should check them out too.

View of the common living area as seen from the loft bedroom

1. Prime spaces, well designed interior

The 4 bedroom, loft type unit penthouse that I got to stay in is located at the top floor of BSA Condominium. I love the interiors. It’s well designed, modern with a familial touch. Nice wooden flooring and high ceilings.

It’s never uptight. The tree artwork at one of the walls where the LCD TV is set provides a playful touch. Despite the openness of most of the spaces, there are still nooks where you can just lounge and read a book.

The location is just a stone’s throw away from Greenbelt 1 and 2 as well as The Residences. There are several restaurants, 24 hour fastfood joints/convenience stores and a chinese restaurant that serves delectable food just outside the condominium.

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One of two loft type bedrooms with one big bed.

2. Comfort and Premium amenities

The four bedrooms: 3 doubles and 1 double deck with two at the loft (via two spiral staircasese), are comfortable and three toilets with two having bath facilities. A well stocked kitchen: plates, glasses and other utensils with microwave and stove enables one to cook and stock products and food at the refrigerator.

The entire unit is airconditioned with fast wifi. There’s a large LCD television, a homey yet small dining area with a beautiful wooden table. There’s no need to bring in soap and shampoo as these are well stocked. I do like the well appointed lighting and modern furniture with one, a sofa bed, can be used if there are additional people.

If you’re a non local in Makati? No problem. They actually have a folder that gives you important information of what to do, where to go and such and such. In that way, you get an idea about the area as well as where to head to when you want to eat, buy something or go to the mall.

3. Assured safety

As the units are situated in premium condominiums, you are assured of security. Entrance to the unit itself is through a programmable door lock that the owners provide you upon check in. Just don’t forget the digits, though.

Stunning cityview at night!

Stunning cityview at night!

4. Stunning urban sceneries

This is one of the things that I really loved at the penthouse unit. It’s high up there and thus, stunning views of the surrounding buildings. At night, the citylights are interesting and one way to enjoy the view? Bring some bottles of beer or a glass of wine, pull a chair at the veranda and just gaze out.

5. Personal touch

Rafael, one of the sibling owners who greeted me is quite friendly and made sure that I got to be familiar with the place. After touring me around and showing me the different sections of the unit as well as pointing out the info folder, he did tell me that he’ll be at my service and can contact him anytime. Well, that’s a wonderful personal touch!

For additional unit photos, check out: Loft type penthouse apartment fit for a family

The Alcoves
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Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

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