When staying in Makati, Manila rental apartments are worth considering for your accommodation, as many of them provide more space and useful amenities for longer stays compared to hotels.
There are many apartments available for rent in Makati, so to help you choose the right apartment for your budget and travel style, I’ve created this guide to help you quickly and easily find a good place.
Makati is Manila’s best neighborhood to stay in because it’s modern and relatively safe. It’s also filled with parks and impressively big malls. In comparison, most other parts of Manila look chaotic and unattractive.
The area is best known for being the central business district of the Philippines, and it’s one of the major commercial and economic hubs in Asia. Almost every big business in the country is based there, or at least has an office in the city.
Besides it being the financial center, it’s also known for its cosmopolitan vibe, with many expats living and working in the city.
Its skyline is modern and green, and the area is bustling with nightlife venues and restaurants. It’s also home to well-known attractions such as the Greenbelt Mall, Ayala Filipino Culture Museum, and the Salcedo Weekend Market.
A taxi ride from Manila Airport to Makati takes about 15 to 30 minutes, making it a good place to stay the night if you’re planning on traveling anywhere else in the Philippines.
The Best Cheap Apartments
These 4 places are easy on your wallet, while still providing good comfort and cleanliness. Their starting rates range from ~771 PHP (~$15) to ~1665 PHP (~$32).
Christine Suites Beacon Makati Studio Room
Christine Suites Beacon Makati is a well-equipped studio unit in The Beacon, a high-rise condominium in the heart of Makati’s Central Business District (CBD). It’s very conveniently located a short distance away from restaurants, a hospital, and malls including the famous Greenbelt Mall.
If you’re traveling with kids, they’ll enjoy the large pool with a shallow area for children, and talking a walk around the landscaped garden.
In addition to that, the units have a small kitchenette, and the building has gym that’s free to access for guests, making this a pretty complete package at a very affordable price.
ZEN Rooms Marvelle Studios BGC
Zen Rooms Marvelle Studios is located a short drive away from Bonifacio Global City (BGC), a financial and lifestyle district with plenty of art, parks, nightlife, as well as shopping and dining outlets. It’s worth considering if you just want basic accommodation that’s close to the city center.
Their rooms are clean, compact and affordable sleeping two or three people, and they come with a small balcony and kitchenette.
If you prefer apartments with a bit of character, have a look at CityLOFTS Coronado 2. It’s a loft-style rental located near the Makati CBD and Greenbelt Park, with good transport links near an MRT station and jeepney line.
Something that’s quite unique to this loft studio unit is its minimalist, modern decor style with cheerful colors. It also employs smart design tactics so the apartment not only fits a kitchenette and queen bed, but also a sofa bed that sleeps 1 extra person in a small footprint.
Poblacion Makati House
If you’re traveling on a tight budget, Poblacion Makati House is a good choice to consider. It’s the cheapest option among these 4 budget accommodations, while not skimping on facilities or accessibility.
Conveniently located near Century City Mall, it’s not a self-contained apartment unit, but a 2-storey house where you’ll stay in 1 of 12 private rooms and share common areas. The living room has a Netflix-equipped smart TV, full kitchen and reading nooks.
The Best Mid-range Apartments
These 4 rental apartments have an excellent balance between value for money and modern comforts. Their starting rates range from ~1825 PHP (~$36) to ~2231 PHP (~$44).
Jazz Residences Makati Luxury Apartments
Jazz Residences is located right on top of the SM Jazz Mall in the heart of the Makati CBD, a convenient location that gives you easy access to restaurants and shops. There, you can choose from well-maintained studio or 1-bedroom units, decorated in a simple and elegant style.
The hotel also has a fitness center, pool, spa and massage facilities and a children playground, so there’s space for children to play and space for you to unwind too.
Ophiria Rental 2BR
If you’re traveling with family or a big group of friends, Ophiria Rental is worth looking at as this spacious 2-bedroom unit in San Lorenzo Place can accommodate up to 5 guests.
The apartment is also close to restaurants and malls, and San Lorenzo Place has direct connections to the Magallanes MRT station, which makes getting around relatively easy.
The condo also comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, and there’s a grocery store on the ground floor. So if you want to cook for the group, this apartment is as convenient as it gets.
Designer Studio by Greenbelt
This well-appointed studio unit is in Prince Plaza II Condotel, conveniently located near an MRT station, and right across Greenbelt which where you can find shops, restaurants, a park, and a church.
The apartment is suitable especially if you’re here for a long stay, as it’s relatively newly renovated with a full kitchen including cookware and dinnerware and a washing machine/dryer.
Alcoves Apartments Aguirre – Radissons Units
Alcoves Apartments Aguirre – Radissons Units is located close to Greenbelt, and within easy walking distance to museums, public transport links, malls, and restaurants.
There, you can choose between a selection of comfortable and spacious studio units, some of which have balconies with good views of Makati. The apartment also has an outdoor pool and fitness center, so you can workout even on vacation.
The Best Luxury Apartments
These 4 condos for rent are some of the best options to consider when you’re looking for a more luxurious experience. Their starting rates range from ~2670 PHP (~$52) to ~3667 PHP (~$72) per night.
Eton Residences Makati by StayHome Asia
Eton Residences is a luxury rental condominium conveniently located behind the Greenbelt 1 Mall. It’s close to bars, museums, cinemas, cafes, and weekend markets.
Here, you can get a feel for loft-style living in the tastefully decorated unit with industrial chic decor. The apartment also gives you great views over Makati skyline, which is always a good thing to wake up to 🙂
Seven Doors Aparthotels in Gramercy Makati
Seven Doors Aparthotels in Gramercy Residences is a high-end serviced residence located near Greenbelt Mall. There, you can choose from elegantly decorated one-bedroom, two-bedroom, studio and loft apartment units depending on your travel group size.
The apartment has a beautiful indoor pool that gives you sweeping views across Makati city. It’s definitely worth a visit if you decide to stay there.
In addition to that, there’s also a landscaped garden, a children’s playground, a fitness center, and a spa center with saunas. Hence plenty of facilities to live lavishly and relax to the max 🙂
SIGLO SUITES @ The Milano Residences by Versace
For those who appreciate striking design and stylish décor, Siglo Suites at the Milano Residences is a good choice. Even from the outside, you’ll notice dramatic lighting in a zig-zag shape, and every part of the hotel continues to be stylishly decorated with patterned tiles and luxury furniture.
Amenities at Milano Residences are elaborate too, with a sauna, indoor pool, fitness center, poolside juice bar, library, as well as business center, in case you need to get a bit of work done.
In addition to that, the apartment complex is conveniently located just a short walk away from Century City Mall, close to food and shopping options.
The Sphere Serviced Residences Managed by HII
The Sphere is located in the top floors of The Stratosphere, a luxury residential property. It’s centrally located in Salcedo Village, a short drive away from Ayala Park and Greenbelt Mall. There, you can choose between studio or one-bedroom units of different sizes.
The apartment offers good dining options without even leaving the building. There is a Starbucks Reserve where you can get your caffeine fix for the day, and Little Flour, an all-day brunch café serving hearty meals, pastries, desserts and wine.
Conclusion & Summary
As you can see, there is a wide range of rental apartments in Makati catering to all budgets, all of which are centrally located and within close range of major malls and dining options.
You can get even luxury apartments at a relatively affordable price point.
To summarize: My top budget pick is CityLOFTS Coronado 2, for its modern, affordable loft unit in a convenient location. My top mid-range pick is Jazz Residences Makati Luxury Apartments for a comfortable stay with easy access to a mall. And my top luxury pick is Seven Doors Aparthotels in Gramercy Makati, for its variety of elegantly decorated rooms to fit different group sizes.
Hope this helps you find the perfect rental apartment in Makati!