Serviced Apartments in Manila for Long Term Stays

Serviced Apartments in Manila for Long Term Stays

Amy Van De Casteele

If you’re heading to the Philippine capital of Manila in the near future either to stay for a prolonged vacation or as part of a business trip, let guide you to the best serviced apartments in Manila, ideal for long term stays in the city. In Pasig, The Linden Suites offer sophisticated 5 star accommodation, while in Makati the 3 star Herald Suites Manila are ideally situated just five kilometres from Ninoy Aquino International Airport and boast a range of services including car rental. Last but by no means least, in Pasay the cosy Orchid Garden Suites is a boutique hotel that combines modern facilities with old-world glamour.

A great way to explore the city is by pedicab or calesa – a horse-drawn carriage that offers a unique way in which to see the sights and navigate down some of the narrower byways of Manila. There are a number of fascinating historic sites to see, such as Fort Santiago – home to the Rizal Shrine - and the majestic Manila Cathedral, both of which can be found in the old walled settlement of Intramuros.

History buffs will also want to visit some of the city’s museums, such as the National Museum of the Philippines that houses more than a million fascinating artefacts and exhibitions about everything from botany to archaeology. You can find the museum on P. Burgos Drive in Rizal Park, opposite the National Gallery of Art – well worth a visit in itself.

If you’re not squeamish, you might also want to head to the Chinese Cemetery that can be reached by riding the LRT (Light Rail Transit) network to Abad Santos and then hiring a tricycle to take you the rest of the way. Admire the magnificent tombs and mausoleums of some of Manila’s wealthiest former residents, many of which boast facilities that would seemingly be more appropriate for living occupants.

If all of the sightseeing has made you a little hungry, Manila has an extensive range of eateries to choose from. Enjoy a sumptuous Middle Eastern meal and a hookah at Ziggurat just off Makati Avenue before rounding off the day with a pint and some live indie music at SaGuijo on its namesake street.

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