Monday, August 6, 2012

short term rental in Manila through roomorama

I know I've found my home in Manila (at least for a couple of days) when I stepped into Newcastle Properties' studio unit in the modern tropical mid-rise condominium called Sea Residences.

Located right in the heart of Mall of Asia complex, the unit is just a quick 5-minute walk to the best shopping, dining and entertainment experience in the bay area. Cab is easily available in the driveway just outside the lobby while bus and jeepney stops are just around the corner.

Weeks before, I was impressed at how efficient customer support was--after the booking was confirmed (which was a breeze by the way), I received an e-mail about the direction to the property. Detailed direction at that. Nice. Just exactly everything a first-time visitor needs.

The cab flagdown rate from NAIA Terminal 2 registered Php140.00. Lloyd, the Newcastle Property staff (who met me at the lobby for the check-in procedures), was very efficient. He left his contact number as well just in case I need assistance.

Toiletries were provided, including hand and dishwashing soap. I cook my own breakfast whenever I travel and I was impressed with what was inside the cupboard. The appliances were top of the line and new, too!

The studio unit with a double bed (with an extra pull-out bed) and a sofa (with a pull-out bed as well) is actually 24 sq.m in size but because the design is well thought out, it can comfortably accommodate four guests. Nice.

For only US$40 or Php1,800 a night (good for four people) this new condo near Mall of Asia hosted through roomorama is good value for money. Did I mention there's a swimming pool? :)

*my stay was made possible by roomorama. many thanks to Chichi Bacolod and Alvin Wong~


  1. perfect! i have a scheduled trip to manila soon! will book this! thank you for sharing! --Sam

  2. What a beautifulcondo for rent is this. If I had the chance to visit my friend here in Manila I would probably book here in this condo.

  3. Thanks a lot for your valuable sharing,right from the beginning till end it was really very informative.I can witness the experience and steps you have taken to accomplish this wonderful work.

  4. Choose Malate Crown Plaza if you want a condo with the most value, ready to occupy, and conveniently close to every landmark in Malate.

  5. Hmm. quite smaller compared to HDB flats here in singapore. When I was in Manila, I've rented to GA tower in Mandaluyong but I didn't finish the contract because I have to fly here in Orchard. Now I was impressed living here at my flat at SGD3000 per month but I already bought a presale new condo launch in yishun which I think is a better option.


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