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Best Value with Breathtaking View

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Birch Tower, a view at my 43rd floor condo before sunset
43rd floor condo with breathtaking view
The Birch Tower, probably the tallest tower in Malate.
1 of 16Birch Tower, a view at my 43rd floor condo before sunset
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
1 night minimum
Condo/Apartment
Brand new. Completion date: March 2013. 46sqm (495sqft) fully furnished condo for rent. Self contained. Cable TV, super fast internet (wired and wireless), breathtaking view at 43rd floor, overlooking Manila bay and city view. Complete kitchenware (toaster, microwave, and yes crystal wine glass for the more discerning). Just a few steps to a world class shopping mall and restaurants. With gym and pool facilities you will get best value for money. 24 HR security with cctv, safe deposit box inside the room. Another important thing, my condo is equipped with hot and cold shower:) Hot and cold shower is not standard in the Philippines. I had this bad experience before when I booked a place in Cebu for one month, I mistakenly assumed that there is hot and cold shower only to find there was no...Brand new. Completion date: March 2013. 46sqm (495sqft) fully furnished condo for rent. Self contained. Cable TV, super fast internet (wired and wireless), breathtaking view at 43rd floor, overlooking Manila bay and city view. Complete kitchenware (toaster, microwave, and yes crystal wine glass for the more discerning). Just a few steps to a world class shopping mall and restaurants. With gym and pool facilities you will get best value for money. 24 HR security with cctv, safe deposit box inside the room. Another important thing, my condo is equipped with hot and cold shower:) Hot and cold shower is not standard in the Philippines. I had this bad experience before when I booked a place in Cebu for one month, I mistakenly assumed that there is hot and cold shower only to find there was none. I have to suffer for a month because I already paid in advance:( So if you're looking for a condo, always ask the potential host, if it is not stated, don't assume as there is a high chance you will have to live with cold morning showers:). Just an unsolicited advise from a seasoned traveller:) Very close to the major airport. Close proximity to Ocean park, 5 star casino (New World hotel along Pedro Gil), tennis courts with instructors for only $8 per hour. Just about 20 mins taxi to a golf course. This place never sleeps. Bars and restaurants are just walking distance to each other (and to the condo) and are open almost 24 hours a day. It is also walking distance (less than 5 minutes) to several 24/7 convenience stores such as Seven Eleven, Mini Stop, so you don't have to panic if you run out of soap, toothpaste or if you need a tablet of paracetamol to soothe your headache. About 15 mins walk to US Embassy 5 min walk to Light rail transit (LRT) that will take you almost anywhere in Metro Manila. Other forms of transport such as jeepneys and taxis are everywhere. There is something for everyone. For lovers of historical places visit Intramuros, the oldest place in Manila as old as the 15th century when Spain still rules the country. Advantages of my condo over hotels: 1. My condo has bigger space (46 sqm). Average 3 star hotel space is 24 sqm or smaller. My condo has a separate bedroom and a living room which you can't find in hotels. 2. My internet speed is 5MBPS and you are the lone user, average internet speed in the Philippines is 1MBPS. On hotels which provides wifi, you are lucky if you get 1MBPS not with so many people logged in at the same router. In many cases you only get less than 0.5 MBPS with frequent irritating drop out connections (most seasoned travellers in the Philippines will agree with me here). I'm just giving an honest advice that when you see a hotel advertising free wifi or even paid wifi, you can't always count on it. 3. The view. My condo is at the 43rd floor overlooking Manila Bay and Manila. It is at the corner of the building so you have breathtaking views left and right. At 3 star hotels, you have limited view with small window if you're lucky. If unlucky, your room will have no window. 4. The price. Mine is cheaper and what you see is what you get. With hotels, what you see on websites doesn't include taxes and other bills. So when you see a rate of hotels add 15% more and that is the actual rate you will pay. 5. My condo is complete with kitchenware, utensils, stove, etc. You can feel at home away from home. You can cook or prepare your own favourite food if you want. You don't have these amenities with hotels. 6. My condo building has gym facilities, outdoor swimming pool, and a sauna. 3 star hotels don't have these facilities. If you check in at 5 star hotels you will get these facilities at 3-5 times the cost of staying in my condo. That's why at my condo you get 5 star amenities at a fraction of a cost. Disadvantages of condos in general compared to hotels. 1. There is no room service and inhouse restaurant. If you want food served in your room, you can't find that in condos. Although you can easily call fastfood restaurants and they will gladly deliver. 2. Towels and bedsheets are not changed everyday. In my condo towels are changed every 2 days and bedsheets are changed once a week. In hotels they change everyday. However for an additonal small fee we can change your towels and bedsheets as often as you want even everyday. Just ask:) 3. Cleaning is done once a week in my condo while cleaning is done everyday in hotels. Although again for a small fee we can clean your room as often as you want.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Towels and linens are changed every 4 days free of charge. Initial cleaning fee has already been paid when you booked. Succeeding cleaning request will incur a fee P 300 each time.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Bing B
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Great Place to Stay Especially for Couples (2). Awesome Scenic View (43rd floor). Secured Place, Neighborhood so far no problem but please take care your valuables especially when exploring outside the city. As a fellow backpacker please don't get drunk outside and be an easy...More

Date of stay: December 2016
1  Thank Trekker400
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Bing promptly responded to all of my inquiries. Cherry, who took care of our check in/out and other concerns, was really warm and friendly. The unit was really neat and has everything (except hair blowdryer). It has a balcony overlooking parts of the city and...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank inadiwata
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Breath taking view 100% correct, clean and spacious accommodations, full amenities. Perfect to my liking. 2 minute walk to Robinson Mall, and the nightlife is all within walking distance. 2nd visit to this rental and not my last.

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank larson p
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I used to live in the Philippines for 5 years. and this flat is totally awesome. I did enjoy my stay there with my wife and baby. just what's bad abt it is I left my bluetooth earphone there..OMG. there were just minor issues. 1....More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank DaeukRa
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I like this condo very new, high above 43rd floor, nice and quiet away from all the noise and pollution. The place is small and cozy with a real mattress, Bing is easy to communicate with together with his staff. Fast wifi, landline telephone which...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank Sabi N
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Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Birch Tower was centrally located with great views. The condo was well worth it, had a great stay! I would love to stay here again whenever I'm in Manila.

Date of stay: October 2014
1  Thank Hullid1
Management response:Responded 19 February 2015

Thank you for the great review. I look forward to having you again.

Reviewed 6 October 2014

In the centre of Malate, across the street from Robinson's Mall with all it's restaurants and supermarket. 8 min walk to Pedro Gil station. Tremendous views, clean, gym and pool. Will be staying here again.

Date of stay: September 2014
3  Thank MickCurran
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San Francisco
Reviewed 3 January 2014

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Date of stay: October 2013
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Gym
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Microwave
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Sauna
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cooker
Terrace
Towels Provided
Water Views
City Getaway
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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