Manila Condo Near Mall of Asia | Solemare Parksuites
Outdoor pool and basketball
Solemare Parksuites is a quiet, modern high rise condo complex in the Pasay area near Manila bay (the seafront) and walking distance to the Mall of Asia, and casinos. Rooms start at ~$400/month.
Some helpful blog fans said an apartment at Solemare would be well located for online dating and live poker. So on my last Philippines trip I booked a daily rental on AirBnb for $35/night to check it out.
Heaviest dumbbell 25kg
Indeed the Mall of Asia is the one of the nicest malls in Manila and Filipina girls are happy to go there as a bit of a day out. Easy for them to take a shuttle bus to get there for a date without flaking.
And if you’re a live poker player it’s a short walk to City of Dreams, Solaire, and a short cab ride to Resorts World. Dating and gambling on tap!
Lat pulldown, exercise bikes, treadmills
If you’re more into the red light scene than dating site girls the best area of Manila to live would be by P. Burgos Street which is quite far from Solemare in rush hour.
Living room at Solemare
The gym is also not that great (no barbells) at Solemare Parksuites so if you’re into serious lifting that’s another reason to prefer one of those Makati condos, or The Beacon.
If casinos aren’t a priority and you have the cash to burn the BGC is the most upscale part of Manila, somewhere like Trion Tower or Serendra.
Outside chillout area
Solemare Parksuites is still pretty nice though, relatively cheap (e.g. 21,000 pesos negotiable one year lease on Craigslist) and the outdoor basketball court is a really nice touch.
And there still are some mongering options nearby, it’s across the street from two KTVs Apeiro and The Bay, a short cab ride to KTVs Titans and Air Force One, and the EDSA bikini bars are also located in Pasay.
Room service massage at the condo complex
So if you prefer Asian style discreet mongering in KTVs then Solemare Parksuites is perfect. Not many bars or discos around though, it’s a quiet area. Some laid back restobars on the promenade by the sea.
It’s also near the airport you can see planes taking off and landing from the window, no noise though.
The 1 bedrooms are pretty small about 25 square metres, like a studio cut in half with a separate living room and bedroom, with a small kitchenette along one wall and the bathroom by the door.
Most units should come furnished with fridge / TV / microwave / sink, hot water and air con. Cute pinay not included.
About to hop in the shower
The daily rental I stayed in didn’t have wifi and the bed was small, you can Google site:airbnb.com solemare parksuites to find much better units.
For example this listing is cheaper and better, has a balcony. You can see pics of the jacuzzi on that link too, and a games room with a pool table that I missed. Sign up here first if you’re new to Airbnb for $35 off your first booking.
That long black hair
There are four towers and several shops and cafes downstairs, and a restaurant. Also a 7/11 open all hours.
Security didn’t hassle me when I bought girls home although I only took one. Guests are definitely allowed but they might ask for the girl’s ID.
There’s a river on one side and the whole complex is slightly away from the main road so no noise pollution and it’s quite relaxed to walk or jog around the block.
Lots of office worker chicks milling around to hit on.
River on the left
The basketball court and pool are part of a huge outside garden courtyard type area with green spaces, tables, gazebo.
It’s on one of the middle floors and in between all of the condo towers, can only be accessed by the lifts.
There’s an internet room with free wifi connected to that courtyard, a karaoke / cinema room and a function room. All mostly empty like the pool and gym.
The female security came in when I took this pic lol, it would be a pretty safe condo for a family to stay at, access card required in the lifts, CCTV etc.
Karaoke / cinema
The pool deck was under renovations when I was there (happens a lot in the Philippines) but it’s separate area to the main pool and has a jacuzzi.
Here’s the rest of the pics I took.
So there’s two swimming pools
Function / dining room
Overall it’s a pretty nice modern condo that doesn’t quite have the same high end feel as the other Manila apartments I checked out, or facilities quite as nice (gym / pool), and not as many floors (Solemare has 18).
But it’s cheaper, quieter, sea views, and is perfect for certain things, poker, basketball and KTVs.
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- Solemare Parksuites on Google maps (not the Ayala location, that’s a leasing office)
Address – Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, Parañaque, Metro Manila