Holiday season is definitely the busiest time of the year; hence, Metro Manila traffic is insane. For this reason, booking a hotel is more practical than to waste your time braving the horrendous traffic. Good thing, there are homestay accommodation options to suit every budget.
Last month, Trice and I booked a room at Hi Home for two nights and experienced living in one of the poshest condominiums in Makati, The Gramercy Residences.
Hi Home is located in both Gramercy and Knightsbridge Residences which gives Business Travelers and Staycationers first class experience for an affordable rate.
Upon booking, I was asked to email a copy of my valid IDs for the issuance of a temporary Identification Card, which also served as a proximity card to gain access to the elevators, amenities and Century Mall.
We arrived past 4 in the afternoon and wasn’t able to get the proximity card from The Gramercy Residences, which was a hassle because it was difficult for us to go out, good thing the Hi Home’s caretaker was accommodating to assist us.
Our room is on the 42nd floor, which gave us a great view of Makati and Mandaluyong. And since I love taking photos of city skylines, I spent most of my time in the balcony, taking photos and enjoying the view.
One of the reasons why I usually prefer homestay than a hotel is its homey feel. It is like having a sneak peek of what it feels like of having your own place in that city.
There is a queen-sized bed, pillows, refrigerator, kitchen, kitchenwares, countertop stove, cooking materials, tables, chairs, flatscreen TV with cable, telephone, WiFi (Fibr connection), towels and toiletries.
Since our stay was more like a ‘workation’, we were not able to enjoy the infinity pool and the fitness gym.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay, especially the beautiful view. However, they don’t have a parking space so we parked at Century Mall for 46 hours which cost us around P1,100 – still not bad considering that an overnight stay at Hi Home is only P2,500.
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