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Luxury On A Budget: Stay At This Penthouse In Makati's Tallest Tower

Metro Manila

Julius Calvin Santos
Julius Calvin Santos | Aug 09, 2017

It is undeniable that Metro Manila is home to beautiful clusters of skyscrapers. In November 2015, Business Insider has recognized Metro Manila for having the 11th Best Skyline in the world, overtaking its ASEAN neighbors Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. However, staying in these beautiful skyscrapers seems to be a challenge for any budget-strapped travellers. 

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Fortunately, recent developments in the tourism industry have made it more affordable, enticing travellers not only to stay within the Metro, but also fulfill their luxurious dream staycation.

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Right at the heart of Makati, is the Gramercy Residences. With 73 Floors, it is the tallest residential tower in the Philippines. Within it is a penthouse unit that is waiting for you to experience living the “high life" within the Metro.

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The topmost floors were once home to the highest rooftop bar and restaurant in the Philippines (Closed for renovation), while on the 69th floor are several penthouse units. The great news is one of the Penthouse units is available for rental via Airbnb (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5216446). Unit 69 F is a 1 bedroom Penthouse that features a spacious living area with 3 balconies.

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Just imagine waking up to the view of the Rockwell and BGC skyline while savoring that cup of coffee in the morning or ending the day with a glass of wine as you enjoy the fiery glow of Manila Bay Sunset and the glistening Metro Manila skyline at night.The living room is also fully-equipped with a comfy couch that is convertible to a full sized bed, a 42 inch LED TV, DVD Player, Home theater System and a reliable high speed internet.

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The Bedroom, features a queen size bed that is placed parallel to the glass wall, providing you an uninterrupted view of the Metro Manila skyline while lying down at any time of the day. As an added bonus, the third balcony is accessible from the bedroom giving access to the Penthouse’s majestic views right in the very comfort of your bedroom.

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Lastly, a fully functional kitchen and dining area is available so you can turn some local produce into your signature savory dishes and impress your love ones and visiting guests with your cooking.

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The tower, Gramercy Residences is as luxurious as the Penthouse unit with its 24/7 security, direct access to Century City Mall, fully-equipped gym and a Private home theater. But the most coveted amenity is the sky park on the 36th floor, home of the infinity pool that overlooks the Makati Skyline. The view is so stunning that it can even rival that of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sand’s view.

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Now, with all these amenities available, who would have thought that staying at this Penthouse can be as affordable as $77 or Php 3,900 a night! That’s definitely a catch! So, whether you want to experience living the “high” life in the Metro or impress your balikbayan family/ foreign friends with a topnotch accommodation in Metro Manila, then this place will never disappoint!

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