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.
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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He signed a 6 month lease himself for a 27 sqm studio, 20k PHP / month ($430) plus utilities:
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.
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.
2017 update – they just added a barbell for deadlifts. Can put it on the Smith machine rack to do bench press.
There’s also a spa with steam room / sauna, a games room with pool / football table, library and a cinema room.
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.
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.
Knightsbridge Residences has 62 floors with a rooftop bar, viewing deck and chillout lounge area.
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.
Click here for the Google maps location of Knightsbridge Residences.