Cheers to the freakin’ weekend
I drink to that, yeah yeah 🎶🎵
Woah, did anybody say weekend? Hey babes, I wonder how your last weekend went. Soaked at the beach? Went to the movies? Palamig sa malls? Werk werk werk (I FEEL YA)? Or kaway-kaway sa mga team-bahay! But guess who had the awesomest (this word should be in the dictionary now, because it’s awesome) weekend ever spent at one of the awesomest place right at the heart of the city? That’s right, c’est moi! So giddy up, and let me take you for a ride to the Knightsbridge Residences. And while we’re at it, I have an awesome story to tell so hush and listen.
So yes, it’s almost the weekend – best time to destress, unwind, relax, Netflix and chill but still have to work ng very very light. It was supposed to be for another unplanned travel (di talaga nadala sa Zambales). Our destination, a day tour in BAGUIO CITY. Just because, I might die from heatstroke – for realz, Manila is on a friggin’ hot season rampage. Anyways, we were planning to leave at 11PM, went to the bus station and found out that the next available bus was scheduled at 3AM. Bummer! I guess the moon and the stars were not aligned, and the universe did not conspire for us to be in Baguio – went home and slept with a heavy, broken heart. Awwww.. (Tip: pre-book your tickets)
It was a prickly, hot Saturday and our room felt like a sauna while it’s 35 degree celsius outside. Ughh…we have to go somewhere, a staycation – but where? (Impulsive traveller, ladies and gents). We wanted some weekends and chill, an open air swimming pool, and a little privacy. So we consulted our bestfriend for great deals – TRAVELOKA (not an endorser, just a fan girl). Search, browse, search. And voila, The Knightsbridge Residences. We googled their pool and amenities, and wapak!, just take my money and let me stay forever. The place was on a 50% off promotion plus traveloka had a code for 1000php off so we got the unit for 1,784.60php, it was a done deal. A high-end residential skyscraper afforded with a Stress-free rate. San ka pa? Two more hours until check-in so we hastily packed our bags and grabbed an Uber.
The Knightsbridge Residences is located right at the heart of Makati City, 4392 B. Valdez, Makati to be exact. This 64-storey tower pays homage to the carefree and fun-loving spirit of Cool Britannia with its smart use of unit space, fabulous interiors and hyper-sized amenities. An exclusive enclave of luxury skyscrapers in Makati, Philippines. Surrounded by some of the most incredible structures and enterprises in the country, including the Gramercy Residences, Milano Residences interior design by Versace Home, Trump Tower, Century Spire architecture by Studio Daniel Libeskind and interior design by Armani/Casa, and the world-class retail complex Century City Mall, Knightsbridge stands in exceptional company.
When expectation meets reality. Wowmazing, I had heart eyes all over the place. Whatever we googled, it’s all there. A queen-size bed, squeaky clean bathroom with hot and cold shower, flat screen TV, dvd player, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The bed mattress is just perfect, it makes you wanna jump like in a trampoline while on a pillow fight. Like how awesome it is, every room has a balcony with a pool view. I know words aren’t enough and a picture paints a thousand words – so, here you go.
♦ Children’s Playroom
♦ The Library
♦ Movie Room
♦ Rec Room
Yes, you can access all of these on your stay.
Well, the receptionist was friendly when we checked in. They were just too annoying during check out. They called us for 3 consecutive times at 11am just to inform us that their check out time is at 12noon. Of course we know that, and one call is enough. I understand how in demand their rooms are for the next customers, but those consecutive calls really just annoyed me. As if I can’t afford an extended stay (flips hair).
If you feel like channeling your inner masterchef or unleash your inner Gordon Ramsay they have a fully-equipped kitchen for that. For budgetarian diet (when what you eat depends on your budget), they have 7/11 store at the ground floor. For fancy food and dining, Century mall is the place to be – just 5mins walk from the condo.
1:30PM – 2:05PM SM Aura to Knightsbridge Residences
2:20 PM Check in
2:40 PM Swimming and relaxing at the pool
7:00 PM Back to our room
8:30 PM Went out for dinner
10:00 PM We missed our room 😀
11:00 PM Beer and a movie
1:00 AM Lights out
7:00 AM Morning swim (Staycation goal achieved)
9:00 AM Back to our room for coffee and breakfast
11:00 AM Preparing for check out
12:00NN Checked out
Got the unit for 1,784.60 php/night only via Traveloka. Good for 2 pax na mga bes!
Here are more photos from our staycation 😁
♣ The Knightsbridge Residences’ room rate is subject to change and also depends on their current promotion.
♣ You can also book through other booking apps/sites such as Airbnb, agoda and the like.
♣ Make sure to bring proper swimming attire since they have a strict policy for that.
♣ If possible, check in on time so you’ll get your money’s worth. Also very strict with check out time.
♣ If you’re on a budgetarian travel like moi, you can bring your own food and drinks, let me reiterate that they have a fully-equipped kitchen with a fridge for that. ENJOY.
♣ A 2,000 php Security Deposit (per unit) upon check in is required and the full amount is refundable upon check out less any damages cost.
♣ Additional fee for parking.
Hey babes, have you been here? I hope this helps you in the future if you want to go for a staycation. Which destination/hotel would you like me to explore next? Let me know in the comment section below.