Abela Apartments....Your comfy home at the corridor of 3 cities – Makati, Pasay, and Manila, you can easily navigate to all these areas in minutes. This is perfect for those who would like to stay near the commercial business of Makati but away from the hustle and bustle of it all. Enjoy the awesome feel of real city living.
Shop till you drop at among the 3 world’s largest shopping malls in the world – Mall of Asia, Glorietta and Greenbelt Mall. Explore major tourist spots like Luneta Park and Intramuros are within 18 mins or less door-to-door.
Two and half blocks away is Gil Puyat Avenue (also known as Buendia Avenue) where you can get all the public transportation (bus, jeep and taxi) to go to Makati business district which is approximately 11 minutes away without traffic.
Experience convenience at Cash and Carry, a mall with fastfood restaurants, cafes, bakery, grocery, movie theater, bookstore, pharmacy and shops.
Top stops within 5 minutes or less walking distance:
Grocery: Cash and Carry
Convenience Store/Deli: Mini Stop
Fast food: Cash and Carry Mall (McDonalds, Yellow Cab Pizza, Filipino, Japanese and Chinese restaurants, etc.)
Money changer & bank: Cash and Carry Mall
Laundromat: Tap and Wash Laundry Shop
Photocopying Machine: KBB Enterprise at the ground level of the apartment
Mobile Phone loads: KBB Enterprise at the ground level of the apartment
Malls: Cash and Carry Mall
Dive Shop: Asia Divers. Across the street.
Catholic Church: St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church
•Central Location (minutes away from convenience areas and tourist spots)
•5-minute walk to restaurants & cafes, cinema, grocery, currency exchange and banks/ATM
•Free Wifi to come soon!
•Airport Service/Transfers available
•Travel Packages with driver -- City Tour, Taal Volcano, Villa Escudero, Pagsanjan Falls
THE APARTMENT: Low density, the whole building has 8 units and 3 commercial spaces at the ground level. It is calm, well lit, clean and with internet.
The apartment is at a relatively narrow two way street. Be alert when crossing and be street smart. It is somewhat busy during weekdays as there are some office buildings around the neighborhood. Other than that, it is a typical Manila neighborhood.
This simple accommodation is at the back of a walk up building (no elevator) so this would have lesser noise as compared to being at the front. It can comfortably fit 8 people. 1 Queen size bed and 1 full size bed.
Hot and cold shower is available. Towels will be provided.
There is limited parking. First come, first served. Parking is tight. If you ended up at the front of the garage, you would need to wait for the other cars to move before you can get out and vice versa. During weekends, a couple of parking spaces at the commercial space in front of the building may be available. Otherwise, you can always opt for street parking.
COMMUNICATION WITH HOST
How do I contact a host before booking a reservation?
If you want to contact the host before booking a reservation, send a message. Once it's confirmed, you can message, email, or call the host to communicate until the trip has ended.
Jeth, our in-house personal assistant is going to check you in and provide the keys. You can get in touch with her at the 4th level or by mobile phone.
Please provide purpose of visit: (conference, tourism, work, school, etc)
Mode of transportation coming to Makati: (plane, bus, car)
Estimated Time of Arrival and Departure
Provide the name/s of the people traveling with you.
Transportation: Take only official, metered or pre-booked taxi from the airport. Do not accept rides from people that approach you in the airport terminal. If you are interested with private airport service, you can avail of that for $30 at a cost (fare, toll and tip). This is advisable if your travel is in the evening. Please coordinate so we can arrange that for you.
Taxi is available in front of the apartment building. Buses and jeepneys can be hailed at Gil Puyat Avenue, also known as Buendia Ave. which is 2 and ½ blocks away (3 minutes walk).
Finding taxi in Manila is difficult, in general. Your best bet to travel is either by uber or grab app. Drivers usually use Waze app to avoid the congestion in the city. If it rains, you are likely to encounter flooding. It is more advisable to choose for an SUV pick up.
Call the driver if the app shows that the driver is stalled. The gps system in the Manila is not perfect. To go to the apartment, ell the driver that you are going closed to Buendia and Dian. From the side of Mercury Drug Pharmacy (corner of Gil Puyat and Dian) he can see the addresses going up.
Traffic: Like in any metropolitan area, you would expect traffic. Depending on where you are going, prepare to add additional 30 minutes for worst case scenario if you are to go to nearby locations. If you are going to Quezon City, Alabang, and other far destinations, expect to be on the road for an hour and a half or more. The best time to travel is when workers are already at work and before they leave work during the weekdays. Avoid Baclaran Church on Wednesday and Quiapo Church on Fridays. Do not be surprised if there is traffic in the evenings. The call centers are open 24 hours a day. And, from September till December, it is time for busy holiday shopping season. In the Philippines, patience is a virtue.
Popular Destinations: Below are distance information to go to popular areas from google maps
3.1 kms to Greenbelt Mall and Glorieta Mall for shops, fine dining and bars (11 min drive w/o traffic )
3.2 kms to Cultural Center Complex for Manila Bay famous sunset and Sun Cruises to go to Corregidor Island (8 mins w/o traffic)
4.3 kms to Mall of Asia for shops and bars (12 mins drive w/o traffic )
5 kms to Robinson's Place Malate for shops, restaurants and bars (14 mins drive w/o traffic )
6.1 kms to Luneta Park via Gil Puyat and Roxas Boulevard (15 mins drive w/o traffic)
7.4 kms to Intramuros via Gil Puyat and Roxas Boulevard (18 mins drive w/o traffic)
7.3 kms to Airport NAIA Terminal 3 via South Express and Osmena Hi-way(15 mins drive w/o traffic )
8.1 km to Global City via Sout Luzon and Osmena Highway (16 mins w/o traffic)
8.4 kms to Airport NAIA Terminal 3 via Skyway…with toll ( 15 mins drive w/o traffic )
9.1 kms to Airport NAIA Terminal 1 via South Express and Osmena Hi-way(18 mins drive w/o traffic )
Please bring a proof of identification, such as your passport. If you are a local guest, we require 2 valid government-issued IDs.
We cannot guarantee an early check in, unless there will be an available room or if there will be an early check out on the same room that you booked.
The minimum age to check in is 18 years old. Anyone under 18 years old needs to be accompanied by an adult (21+ years or older).
If you are planning for an early or late check-in, please let us know in advance. We will try our best to accommodate you if the room is not busy.
No guests would be allowed in the premises other than those which were booked
No eating and drinking inside the bedroom
No parties or events
Check-in is after 2PM, Check out is at 11 AM