One Pacific Place Serviced Residences, Perfect Escape from Hectic and Busy Makati

Why travel far and spend money at expensive flights and hotels when the good ole staycation that you've been dreaming of is right under your nose. Staycations are on the rise because they are cheaper and more convenient compared to an out-of-town or out-of-the-country vacation.

It is perfect for families who want to have a relaxing, fun time away from home without having to travel far. Oh, and for moms like me, you won't have to clean up after yourself. For couples looking for a romantic getaway, you really don’t have to get all that far away for it to be all kinds of romantic. Everything will be perfect as long as you’ve got a fabulous room, a comfy bed and of course, the man of your dreams dreaming right beside you. For business travelers, you'll have everything you need for rest and relaxation after a long day at work.

Recently, we were at One Pacific Place Serviced Residences for a 3D/2N stay and we had an amazing family staycation. Whether you're visiting from out of town or making plans for a business meeting, this new-ish place is one of Makati's best kept secrets. It is considered a serviced residence hotel or condotel which means rooms have the advantage of being designed like a proper living space in your home with full hotel amenities. Unlike other condotels wherein the hotel rooms are scattered, the hotel rooms at One Pacific Place Serviced Residences are isolated. While there are lots of condotels in Makati, the facilities, service and ambiance at One Pacific Place are far superior.

The Location

Located along H.V. de la Costa Street,  it is a short walk from major commercial establishments, multinational offices, banks, embassies, schools, hospitals and dozens of nearby restaurants. A great location for business, tourism, nightlife, or whatever else brings you to Makati.

Their online booking process is a snap and their online website is quite easy to navigate. They have a fast and very good check-in service with welcome drinks and friendly hotel staff explaining all the details.

Facilities-wise, it's easily on a par with the finest hotels in Makati and there’s not much to find fault with. The place itself is modern, WiFi-ready, well equipped and packed with great facilities. The 39-storey hotel boasts a total of 140 guest rooms, with 4 different room types such as Studio Room, Executive Deluxe Room, One Bedroom Premier Suite and Two Bedroom Premier Suite.

The Lobby

 Check out the stylish and inviting lobby. 
The Room

Our room which is an Executive Deluxe is spacious, well-appointed and it  includes all of the luxury amenities that One Pacific Place Serviced Residences is known for. The room equipped with smart basics such as 32” LCD television with DVD player and iPod dock, a writing desk and complimentary in-room Wifi access. As for me, fast and free Wifi connection is always a plus as we get to access the internet whenever we like.
A usual, I did my investigative prying into drawers, tables, beds and cabinets but I've found nothing out of place. The room is immaculately clean, with a huge comfy bed covered with fluffy duvets and the pillows were perfect.  Large windows in the room means that we get to enjoy the view to its full potential.

The design is sleek and minimalist with a modern twist. Rich hardwoods, sheer curtain and ultra-modern fixtures set the tone; while details like soft linens and hefty white beds add a sheen of comfort.

There's a kitchenette complete with utensils, tea and coffee making facility.

The bathroom was extremely clean and had a large mirror, warm & cold shower, hairdryer and outlets. Everything was well-maintained with the necessary basics.

The Gym

For gym buffs, there’s an indoor sports facilities or a gym with a mezzanine. I'm not a gym rat but I did have the opportunity to try their gym equipment such as stepper and treadmill that are all very clean and well-maintained. Personal trainers are always ready to help guests and visitors make the most of the state-of-the art equipment.

So whether you want to do a serious training session or just a light workout, this is a perfect place to pump it up and sweat it out.

The Children's Play Area
For those traveling with kids, a children’s play area is a great place for a fun family day. It is well equipped with a playhouse complete with slide, swing, kiddie chairs and tables, and many more.

They also have an open dock area with complimentary Wi-fi which is a perfect hangout place!

The Pool

Photo credit: One Pacific Place Serviced Residences Facebook page.
Relax by the poolside with its 25 meter lap pool and kiddie pool. After splashing around in the pool for a while, I enjoyed a massage in our room  followed by an hour or so of moisturising, soothing and stroking. Bliss!

Other amenities they offer are function rooms  which is perfect for business meetings and social gatherings that can hold from a small group of 25 to a large party of 150.

The Food

During our stay, we sampled the Oriental Buffet at The Strand Cafe & Restaurant. The have an ongoing promo during lunch wherein  you can eat to your heart's content for only Php499 net per person. They also serve sumptuous and delectable Mongolian buffet for dinner, a great deal at only Php299 net per person.

They also have unlimited freshly brewed coffee served with cookies and cakes for only P199 per person, Mondays to Fridays at 3pm onwards.

Buffet breakfast is also served at The Strand Cafe, wherein there is a huge variety of tasty breakfast choices. We had a hearty breakfast and our top picks are the tocino, omelette, fresh-baked pastries and soup for the kids.
Food was delicious – light, beautifully presented, and with an emphasis on fresh pastries. My husband and I both agreed that we would make the trip back just for brekky. Service at The Strand is very good - the staff are friendly and quick in filling our drinks/clearing empty plates although the restaurant was very busy.

The Staff and Service

Services include airport transfer, housekeeping service, laundry service, 24-hour security, courier service and concierge services. The staff at One Pacific Place Serviced residences are friendly and accommodating. They were all smiles and helpful plus if you have a question their customer service team has got you covered all day, everyday.

Also, don't forget to check out  “Salcedo market” a popular flee market every Saturday that sells organic food, local Filipino delicacies (a must-try for tourists)  which is walking distance from One Pacific Place. You can also take a stroll, run and enjoy the breeze and scenery at Ayala Triangle. Or you can go shopping at the nearby malls such as Glorietta, Greenbelt, SM Makati and Landmark. Surely, you will never run out of things to do!

Check out this video of our wonderful stay at One Pacific Place Serviced Residences:

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All in all, our stay at One Pacific Place Serviced Residences was excellent, pleasant, and fuss free. I’d definitely recommend a staycation here for those of you who fancy a weekend break from your own four walls without getting on a plane. If you're looking for a comfortable and centrally-located condotel for family staycation or a great relaxation weekend with your loved one, and don't need an expensive and fancy hotel, you will be very happy you chose One Pacific Place Serviced Residences. The combination of great facilities and the wealth of interesting activities nearby make this a winner in my book!

You've made it to the end of the post! Oh, and did I mention that there’s a sweet little giveaway in it for ya? Yep, you have a chance to stay in one of their tastefully furnished rooms for one night of sheer indulgence with complimentary breakfast buffet at One Pacific Place Serviced Residences. Other prizes are GCs from Jollibee, Melawares and VitaPops.

To enter just fill out the Rafflecopter form below and leave a comment telling me which part of One Pacific Place you love the most.  Entries must be posted by Saturday, August 31st and winners will be selected at random on Monday, September 1st. A video of the actual raffle will be posted as well. Good luck!

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One Pacific Place Serviced Residences is located at 161 H.V. de la Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City. For more information, call (632) 304-7777.

If you wish to book or to know more about One Pacific Place Serviced Residences, check out this link for a short interview with Mr. Eric Bernie Corpus, General Manager of One Pacific Place Serviced Residences, or visit their website:
Instagram:  @onepacificplaceofficial

Full disclosure:
Thank you to One Pacific Place Serviced Residences for having us. We were guests and you can tell how much we loved every single moment of our stay there. I didn't receive any compensation for this review. All views and opinions are my own and never influenced in any way. Should you have any questions/ concern, feel free to contact me via email through my contact form.

Also, check out my blog post about our amazing stay at The District Boracay here.