As a traveler, you would know by now that I have since left the Philippines to base myself abroad. After 2 years of living and traveling overseas, I decided that it was time to book a ticket to Manila in order to visit my family and friends. (Makati Diamond Residences)
After ironing out my itinerary, I started to hunt for the best staycation that’s right in the heart of the metropolis — for sure, a hotel or an accommodation at my parents’ house would have been an easy answer, but I wanted a centralized place to myself which would hold amenities that are beyond the typical hotel room.
…and that’s when the Makati Diamond Residences [link] came into the picture.
A new property right in the heart of Makati, it offers convenient serviced apartments that have the similar luxuries of a luxury business hotel! It’s absolutely perfect for travelers like me, as well as long-staying guests.
Here are the other reasons why I have come to love this accommodation.
About Makati Diamond Residences
Superb location. Situated right in front of the Greenbelt Malls Complex in Makati, the Makati Diamond Residences provides its guests with fast and easy access to the central business district of the country, the best dining establishments, the greatest entertainment, and shopping destinations, and more! Sure enough, you don’t need to brave yourself through traffic or whatnot since everything can be just a walk away from the hotel.
Great Attention to Detail. You will witness for yourself how every room and facility in the Makati Diamond Residences is designed not only for style but for comfort and convenience too. After all, they have made use of the best materials and furnishings to make the hotel a fitting new ‘home base’ for all of their guests; and for sure, they’ve found the perfect mix for ‘homey’ and ‘luxurious’.
Dedicated Service. The kind of service that a hotel can offer can definitely make or break a staycation experience. Rest assured, with Makati Diamond Residences, you will be assisted and guided by the best staff possible who are not only accommodating but warm. Besides, if you opt to stay in one of the hotel’s bigger suites, you will be treated to their Club Lounge which features a bar lounge, a private dining area, a private cinema, and more. Clearly, you will be in good hands here!
Makati Diamond Residences has over 433 spacious guestrooms that are comfortable and modern, clad in bright earthy tones. Depending on your needs, they have the following room types that you can choose from:
– 41 sqm king
– 41 sqm twin
– 64 sqm suite
– 70 sqm suite
– 72 sqm suite
– 80 sqm suite
– 96 sqm suite
– 122 sqm suite
– 154 sqm suite
For the standard amenities and inclusions that every room has:
- Fully functional kitchen (oven, stove, refrigerator, etc.)
- 55-inch LED television
- Rain showerhead and bathtub
- In-room safe
- TWG Tea set-up
- Complimentary WiFi access
- Complimentary coffee at Baked
- Use of Fitness Center and Indoor Pool (with free personal training sessions available 6AM – 11AM, TRX class 7AM to 8AM, and yoga studio upon request)
- Access to over 5,000 newspapers and magazines with Press Reader
Meanwhile, the following added features are present in the bigger rooms:
- Living room area
- Dining area
- Servant’s quarters
- Walk-in closet
- Office area
- Access to Club Lounge
Gym. Open 24 hours, this facility has all the equipment that you will ever need for maintaining your fitness goals. Should you ever need professional trainers, they are available from 6AM to 11PM.
TRX Studio. Situated near the gym, this studio focuses on exercises that help develop your strength and core stability using your own body weight. As a guest, you can join the daily classes for free from 7AM to 8AM. Just make sure to reserve ahead of time since there are limited slots.
Indoor Lap Pool. From 7AM to 9PM, this area is open for you to enjoy!
Spa. You could opt to either take a message in the facility or in your room (available from 3PM to 2AM). I ordered the in-room massage during my stay and it was amazing. The masseuse assigned to me had truly given me the best relaxation that I could ever get!
Yoga Studio. This part of the hotel is available upon request.
Club Lounge. To list out the complete privileges that you’ll get from this impeccable space via booking the bigger rooms, you’ll get: use of meeting rooms for 2 hours, use of private cinema for 2 hours per stay, complimentary city calls, complimentary use of gadgets, shoe shine service, use of private dining area, a bar lounge, and a Whisky and Cigar Bar.
Alfred. Named after the good ol’ famous butler that we all know, this restaurant that’s located on the first floor of the hotel offers an all-day dining service, serving Continental and Asian dishes. (This is also the area where breakfast is typically served for guests).
Baked. Dubbed as the hotel’s specialty bakery, it offers delectable pastries from Maison Kayser, tea from TWG Tea, and coffee beans from Toby’s Estate Coffee. (Open 6AM to 9PM).
Basic Info: Makati Diamond Residences
- Booking: See the best deals and prices at Booking.com
- Address: 118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City 1229 Philippines
- Hotel Classification: 5-Star
- Check-In: 2PM / Check-Out: 12PM
My stay at the Makati Diamond Residences was more than I could have hoped for! Besides, it made me feel right at home as it gave me an abode that helped me make the most of my stay in the bustling metropolis — albeit for a short while.
That being said, if you’re looking for a comfortable yet luxurious stay that will provide you with all the amenities and features of a homey experience, the Makati Diamond Residences can handle such a need! You can’t get a better deal than this anywhere in Makati… so come and book your stay NOW!