Affordable, Beautiful and Convenient, The Beacon Condominium 3015 in Arnaiz Tower 2.
This is my second review of a studio condo owned by MakatiAccommodation at the Beacon. This one is adjacent to an identical condo 3014.
(1.) First of all, the price is very affordable for condo 3015. If your on a budget but want a clean, new and aesthetically pleasing to the eye environment to stay in for a few days or weeks, I highly recommend this condo. I've stayed in hotels where it can cost 2 to 3x or more. Here, their is no hidden cost or additional charges. The fees are straight to the point in renting. Their is also housekeeping services if you want to have the room cleaned.
(2.) Cleanliness. This place is so clean. They do an excellent job maintaining it's quality. It must be brand new. The floor tiles is spotless and shiny that you can see a reflections from the floor. I haven't seen a single ant or insect. I'm impressed! Since even high end hotels can't keep them away in this tropical environment. The restroom and kitchen are spotless.
(3.) Simple and Aesthetically Pleasing. See pictures, I think its self explanatory. I took pictures of it using my iphone right after housekeeping cleaned my mess. I love the simple decor which appeals to me. Positive and Relaxing feel to the condo due to the complimentary colors of earth tone contrasting with a variation of white tones. The selection of furniture and dining table is a nice touch to the appeal.
(4.) Functionality with amenities. Their is a complimentary pack of toothpaste, soap,shampoos and conditioner good to start you off. Their is hot water system for showering. The Kitchen has a microwave oven, kitchen, plates,drinking glasses, mugs, knives, forks and spoons and other items. It even has a hair dryer. You get complimentary drinking water. Their is free wifi in the room along with a flat screen tv, dvd player, and cable to watch local and international channels. The condo is perfect for 1 person although it does have an additional pull out bed and the bed itself can sleep 2 people. So it is totally functional.
(5.) Convenience. It's strategically located to offer convenience. Their is Makati Cinema Square adjacent to the Beacon. It's an older and aged mall but inside you'll find alot of discount and bargains for a variety of different things. Their are health and beauty too like let's face it and barber shops.It also has a grocery store called super 8. Jollybee and a variety of restaurants are situated inside and around the mall. It's an international cuisine of restaurants from chinese, japanese, american franchised restaurants to local filipino restaurants to explore. On the Main floor of the Beacon is a 7-11 convenience store and restaurants. Across the street intersection is a department store called WalterMart which is a Mall with theatres, department store, beauty shops, and a variety of shops and restaurants. It also has a performing arts studio. I was also glad to know that pancake house just opened too. Greenbelt, Glorietta and Ayala is a walk away. If your in relatively good shape like myself then you can walk their without any problem but you can always take a taxi. On the ground floor is a taxi line but it can be sometimes difficult to find a taxi during heavy traffic hours. I would plan to wait a little while because of Manila's traffic. The nice thing about it is that the taxi drive straight to the condominium main entrance to pick you up. Their's no need to go out on the street to wave for a taxi.
(6.) Last but not least, excellent service. Makati Accommodation utilizes communication very well. I'm always a chat or phone call away to request for housekeeping or if I need assistance. This is an added plus, just in case of an emergency or concerns. So, I'll miss this place when I head back to the U.S. I know when I'm here in Makati. I'll be here again.
Oh and one or two more things. The Condominiums staff and security personnel are friendly and care about your safety. The lobby area is very beautiful and brand new. Their is also a fitness center and pool area on the 6th floor. I haven't made full use of everything that they offer on this trip but you've got to see the awesome view on the roof deck... unless your afraid of heights. It is awesome!
Solo travel - May 11, 2017