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“overnight tripping at the picasso - just because we want to” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences

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The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
Ranked #7 of 82 Hotels in Makati
Certificate of Excellence
Manila, Philippines
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“overnight tripping at the picasso - just because we want to”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

I love staying in hotels once in a while, among other things, as a way of taking a break from my stressful work. Thus, last weekend (Aug 25-26, 2013), I, together with two of my family members, stayed in the Picasso in Makati City. Finding the hotel wasn't hard especially if you have Makati Avenue corner Buendia as a reference point (I searched for directions to the hotel using googlemaps). The lobby, upon entering, has a relatively peaceful ambience. Checking-in was not a hassle. Just remember that they will ask you for a monetary deposit for the mini-bar.

The room itself is very spacious (we had the Malaga Studio Queen room) and the bed adequate for two adults. Opt for an extra bed already for your comfort if more than two adults will be staying for the night. The room is also equipped with a mini-kitchen (complete with microwave and stove) should you desire to cook or heat something up. Overall, we were extremely satisfied with our room (and also the service) and I would definitely consider checking-in again.

I think the hotel also offers free shuttle service to nearby Ayala malls and a few other places in case you might want to go outside the comfort of your room.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Bobbie430, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Dear CandyMay_07,

Thank you for your review and choosing The Picasso for your staycation last August.

We are pleased to know that you found your stay most convenient with the facilities we offer and found our location quite easy to find.

Please let us know until then how we may be of service in the future.

Sincerely,
Bobbie T. Frondoza
Director of Sales and Marketing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

The Picasso Boutique Residences are a truly unique and beautiful experience. Staff was helpful and courteous. The rooms are spacious, clean, and very well designed. The bathroom should be a work of art itself with its great walk in shower. The location is great, not too far from the airport and other attractions were walking distance. The internet is free of charge here, and there was a lovely spa just next door which made for a very nice trip to Makati.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RavenNicole
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Bobbie430, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Dear RavenNicole,

Thank you for your review of our property regarding your stay with us.

We are very happy to know that you found your stay a truly unique and beautiful experience.
And that you have found our location most convenient for your trip.

We at The Picasso always strive to do our best to deliver the best possible service for our guests. And this recognition will truly keep our associates inspired as we share these heartwarming comments with them.

Until then, please let us know how we may be of service in the future.

Sincerely,

Bobbie T. Frondoza
Director of Sales and Marketing
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

Clean, warm and efficient. Three simple words to describe a wonderful experience. Great place to stay while you explore Makati and Manila. They were prepared for every eventuality including the heavy rain. All with a smile.

Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank Viresh O
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Bobbie430, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Dear Viresh O,

Thank you for your review.

We are humbled to hear of your heartwarming remarks describing your recent experience
of your stay with The Picasso. These comments truly serve as inspiration for our team to continue to be at our best to serve our guests and patrons well.

We look forward to your return and please do not hesitate to let us know how we may be of further service.

Sincerely,

Bobbie T. Frondoza
Director of Sales and Marketing
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

The staff at the hotel are fantastic.They take care of every detail.
A very clean and comfortable hotel with unique design.
Good free internet connection they provide.appreciate their respect for the guests.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank haly_SA_2000
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Bobbie430, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Dear haly_SA_2000,

Thank you for your recent stay and review of our property.

We are very happy to know that you have found our service, particularly our staff "Great" and that your were looked after well during your stay. Rest assured we will pass on these kind remarks
to further inspire our team to be able to continue to provide the best service every single time.

Please do not hesitate to let us know how we could be of service in the near future.

Sincerely
,
Bobbie T. Frondoza
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Picasso boutique residences is worth the stay just for its proximity to the Saturday morning Salcedo market. We booked on a Friday afternoon and stayed one night. The hotel itself is very interesting, with artworks in the lobby area. The toilet was clean. The shower wall adjacent to the bedroom was made of glass. So if you value your private time in the shower, better ask if they have another room where you can't be seen while you take a shower. I enjoyed the Salcedo morning market nearby. It was a few steps from the hotel. Superb location, Interesting hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jenny U
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Bobbie430, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Dear Jenny U,

Thank you for your review and for choosing The Picasso.

We are happy to know that you found our location most convenient during your weekend
staycation and found our property interesting with respect to the different artworks around the property. Pleased to let you know that we do update the artworks on display as we have exhibitions running every two months. This is in the light of our goal to be an engine of art as we support some of our upcoming Filipino artists. Just to let you know, most of the artwork are for sale as well.

Thank you once again and please, do not hesitate to let us know how we could be of further service in the future.

Sincerely,

Bobbie T. Frondoza
Director of Sales and Marketing
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Vermont
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54 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

I spent 8 nights at the Picasso on a recent trip to Manila and definitely recommend it. The service throughout my entire stay was excellent - staff are friendly and helpful.

The hotel is located along a reasonably quiet street in Makati. It is about a 10 min walk to the big mall (Green - something or other) and there is a nice park about 5 min walk away. Plenty of places to eat within walking distance.

The hotel breakfast is good with a mixture of buffet and prepared items. It won't blow you away with the array of choices, but what they do have is quite good.

The rooms are quite large, modern and well-equipped. My room faced the street, but was quiet and I never had any issues with street noise.

My only issue with the Picasso is that the wi-fi was very poor. I raised this with the management and they told me they were planning to completely upgrade the system by the end of July, so hopefully it will not be a problem.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SSVermont
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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Often coming to Makati for business, and being explorative by nature, I often try to make new finds in the continuously changing accommodation of the worlds capitals.
One such deviation from my chain of regular crash-pads was my visit to the The Picasso in Makati.

Due to connectivity issues enroute from the airport I had failed to make a booking in advance, so I arrive without a booking, upon querying rates, I was informed that walk-in rates are no-where near as great deal as with the service-provider Agoda, so I was offered to use the hotel WIFI lounge to make a booking there.

This was completed within 10 mins, with the service of the concierge to come to the lounge and ensure that I had successfully connected, and then offering passphrase for the WIFI.

Upon completed booking my companion and I was offered chilled water bottles for refreshment, perfect... !

Having booked the Barcelona suite without breakfast, I was planning to spend a quiet evening in the room and then explore the menu of the co-located "Brasserie Boheme" throughout my visit, what a mistake... it all turned out good in the end, but not without a bit of torment.

The room was amazing, and the staff among the best hotel staff I have ever encountered, the few minor shortcomings were quickly wiped away by the cordiality, friendliness and not least the professionalism of the staff in both the hotel and the brasserie.

It turns out they were in the middle of updating their menu, and therefore weren't able to deliver a consistent and satisfying result, until the very last order I made (which due to the hassle I had been through during my stay, was offered complimentary).
They are this week implementing the new menu, and promised to have it in place upon my return apr. a week from now.
All was however forgiven due to the supreme quality of the last order (a Steak Pavarroti) and the service minded staff who made a lot of effort to compensate for the lack of consistency in the servings.

Eventually, at the time of checkout I was amazed by the professionalism and cordiality of both the hotel and the restaurant and give it my highest recommendation.

I didn't have a chance to check out the smaller rooms, but since the place is tremendously good value for money there is no need to go for nothing less than their delightful, spacious, modern and pleasantly decorated "Barcelona" suites.

Room Tip: Bring your own salt and "bubbles" for the bath-tub, none is provided in the room...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DonPedros
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Property: The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
Address: 119 L.P. Leviste Street | Salcedo Village, Makati, Luzon 1227, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Makati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Makati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences 3.5*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A masterpiece in its own right, The Picasso Makati is a multi-tiered gem that enchants its guests with exquisite levels of creativity: from its visionary structure to its imaginative accommodations. Exploring the residences is an immersion in artistic inspiration. The boutique serviced residences is guaranteed to seduce your senses: experience it once and you will surely dream of repeating your stay at The Picasso Makati. Reinventing the old to experience the new: this is the concept behind The Picasso Makati. The residences are lodged in an old building, but its cutting-edge design rises above the bustling street life it is surrounded with. At The Picasso Makati, the studio room (at 45 square meters - significantly larger than your average accommodation) and the one-bedroom (at 88 square meters) boasts a luxurious expanse of extended floor to ceiling windows. Stepping into the property is like stepping into a painting come to life: each component has a theme, each name has a meaning. The guest floors were from the eight significant periods of Pablo Picasso's life-reflected in vibrant colors and patterns. The Picasso Makati is stylish, engaging, and unconventional. It is an artistic fusion of inventive facilities and artistic chambers: a place for those looking for old, familiar comforts of home but beset with a promise for new adventures. At The Picasso Makati, guests are treated not only to an artistic feast but also to extraordinary accommodations accompanied by world-class service. This boutique serviced residences definitely adds a personalized touch to its services: with its remarkably friendly and outstandingly helpful staff leading the way. Included in the services for all types of accommodations are: - Twice-daily housekeeping - In-room dining up to 11PM - 24-hour reception desk - 24-hour security - Concierge Services - Complimentary WiFi access in the guest rooms and in public areas - Free Use of the Gym at the 5th and 6th level - Scheduled Shuttle Service going to the Makati CBD and Ayala Center - Access to the in-house Art Gallery - Laundry, pressing and dry cleaning service* - Airport transfer* *Services may be availed for a Fee ... more   less 
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