A Look Inside Knightsbridge Condo, Manila

A reader kindly sent in some photos he took at Knightsbridge Residences, which is probably the best location in Manila to live, walking distance from Burgos Street, Greenbelt mall, nice parks with hot Filipina girls jogging, lots of upscale restaurants, etc. In central Makati and near similar condo Gramercy Residences.

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He recently decided to move to the Philippines, got talking to chick living there on FilipinoCupid and she even picked him up from the airport before taking him to her studio room there. Gotta love Pinays!

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Right click -> open in a new tab to enlarge any of these pics.

Studio Room

He signed a 6 month lease himself for a 27 sqm studio, 20k PHP / month ($430) plus utilities:

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45th floor, 2 months deposit and 1 month in advance. 25k pesos is a more standard price but you can find 20k by searching around, negotiating, and finding owners on Knightsbridge rental groups on Facebook.

Knightsbridge Gym

Inside the building is a fitness centre for residents with cardio machines overlooking the swimming pool, dumbbells up to 25kg, machines, power rack and a room to to do yoga style exercises.

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2017 update – they just added a barbell for deadlifts. Can put it on the Smith machine rack to do bench press.

Amenities

There’s also a spa with steam room / sauna, a games room with pool / football table, library and a cinema room.

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Internet

Rooms have a variety of wifi speeds, from 4mbps and higher, with prices depending on the speed. Being in Metro Manila, condos like Knightsbridge and Gramercy are in PLDT Fibr Villages so the internet is about as good as it gets for the Philippines.

There’s also an internet room with computer terminals, speeds in there are about 20mbps up / download.

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Swimming Pool

There’s a common room and overlooking the pool and jacuzzi, and plenty of sun loungers.

As a digital nomad you usually have the pool to yourself when everyone’s at work or not wanting to get a sun tan in the daytime.

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Roof Deck

Knightsbridge Residences has 62 floors with a rooftop bar, viewing deck and chillout lounge area.

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AirBnb

If you don’t have the luxury of a FilipinoCupid date to crash with while you check out rooms, you can try AirBnb for daily, weekly and monthly rentals.

You can’t search by condo on Airbnb, only area, but you can get round that by Googling ‘site:airbnb.com knightsbridge manila’, then all the Knightsbridge sublets should come up. Daily rates are around $40, better value than Manila hotels. Here’s a link for $35 off for first time Airbnb renters.

Update: I put up some pics of a cheap Airbnb room I stayed in here.

Location

Click here for the Google maps location of Knightsbridge Residences.

14 Responses

  1. streamer says:

    now that’s a deal. I only spent 3 days in Makati but boy was it fun. this info is making me wanna do another stint there.

  2. kick2dante kick2dante says:

    ya going to be very hard to find better value then that in manila

  3. Guy says:

    Great deal and the place itself looks phenomenal. Personally I don’t really like the area though, lots of annoying GROs and money beggars on Makati Ave near the burgos area. Walking distance to pleasure place (a place where you can actually get real condoms and lube) and decent hookah bars nearby. It’s also not really walking distance to Greenbelt, it’s like a 30minute walk, though grabbike would take a few minutes.

    I would prefer staying a lot closer to greenbelt due to the restaurant options and the ability to bounce to Ayalla triangle park or cyscip park on a whim. Yea, the food there is exorbidantly priced, but you can always sightsee and then make food at your place, or get reasonably priced food at glorietta or SM makati. Makati square has bowling, and little tokyo has amazing sushi.

  4. Joe says:

    Good post man.

    Very nice apartment.

    1-Dante are these chicks average or above average bar talent-
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hSK-bQ_edCs

    Do you think theyre average bar girls or are they a little better looking than what’s commonly available (big chest in the middle with the green/yellow dress @ 1:20 in in the link is my fave btw)

    2-What citieshave more big tit girls like her @1:20 in SEA?

  5. kick2dante kick2dante says:

    sure i would prefer to be closer to be as close to greenbelt mall as possible, but are you gonna get that for a month to month rental at under 25k? doubt it

  6. Jackers says:

    So, basically if i rent that studio i will be drinking your semen particles?

  7. Damn that’s expensive if you compare it with what you would get in Bangkok for the same price. However, I was planning a 1 month trip to Makati and was digging around in Airbnb.com and found a unit at Knightsbridge. Messaged the owner that I would like to get it for 30,000 instead because the 825$ monthly rate is a bit high. The owner immediately agreed. Fully furnished with internet and electricity included. That’s a good deal I think!! Pretty happy.

  8. Id’s say about half of all Filipino condo owners on Airbnb.com are willing to lower the monthly rate if you ask them

    • thibault says:

      i would say: circumstances.
      wether its a tornado, a terror attack, an earthquake, a political struggle, a bad rep with foreigner or just the low season, your bargaining power is so dependent on external factors.
      just wait foe bad press with th country you re going to, and jump on the occasion.
      if there is a terror attack during a typhoon and ambassies are closing while a tsunami approach the coast, just book now! if there is raining all day and yopu got floods on top of that, its golden.
      i mean, all those shits wont be there anymore in one month from now when you actually land in ninoy aquino. all the girls are waiting for the ultimate adventurer that dares face the harsh condition of living in a 5 star hotel having all his needs taken care of, and doing the bold move of going on pinalove without bodyguards. what a hero. spread it, women!

  9. Jay says:

    is it really called internet room or arcade room? can i connect my laptop there? TIA

    • jspill jspill says:

      Yes and yes. Free wifi and power outlets in the public areas. I’d probably sit on the sofas in the games room if I was using a laptop, more space

  10. Guy says:

    I stayed here once as well.

    Very nice building. I found the unit pretty small but not a huge deal to me.

    One thing about the pool is that it is closed on Mondays to clean, and that includes the entire pool area. Also it is waist deep everywhere. No deep end. There was also a crane hovering overhead when I stayed there due to the building project across the street.

    I actually liked the area. The market with the bands and cheap beer is pretty good. Royal is right across the street too. I don’t frequent the Burgos area all that often, but it’s easy walking distance.

    Laundry in the basement is overpriced, but convenient. There is also a very good barber shop on the ground floor.

    The staff was pretty chilled as well. I never had to register any guests, as long as I walked in with them.

    I’d compare it to Gramercy, but quieter.

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