Best Condo in the BGC? Two Serendra
I’ve checked out a few condos in the BGC (‘the Fort’) and Two Serendra is arguably the best because it has the most facilities:
- 4 Swimming pools & 5 gyms
- 2 Badminton courts
- 1 Basketball & Tennis court
- Pool table / Table tennis
Ping pong & Badminton
There are so many because the condo complex spans two areas, one part is for high rise condos (36 floors) and the other low rise (16 floors), and the facilities are shared between them.
One of the gyms
There’s a bridge that links the two, so you can walk between them without leaving the complex. You feel like you’re in a gated community it’s so huge. With gardens and water features everywhere.
Two Serendra also has a ton of different entrances, one links directly to Bonifacio High Street, another to SM mall, another brings you out to opposite Market Market mall.
So for sheer size and community feel, it’s the best condo in the BGC. I went to check it out as a friend is currently living there, and take some pics.
Entrance between 2 restaurants
The rooms are about the same as any other BGC condo, around 30-35k pesos depending on furnishings and floor. But you can’t beat the facilities.
Links to Bonifacio High St
My friend who stays there pays 30k / month (~$600) because his room’s furniture is a bit old. On a 6 month contract, which are fairly common, there’s no need to sign a year lease if you shop around.
Opposite SM mall
His room is a studio but pretty big, 47sqm and the room curves around so you don’t see the bed as you walk in, making it feel more like a one bedroom. Big balcony too.
It’s the best area of Manila to live if you want clean, safe and family-friendly, not so great if you a more gritty, ‘real’ experience like Makati offers.
Basketball / tennis court
The BGC is a bit plastic and boring. I’d live there if I had a long term Filipina girlfriend, or wanted to try and bag a hiso chick / test my day game skills on rich girls.
He met his girl via online dating and never leaves the BGC now, just works out, builds online businesses and lives a quiet life in the Philippines 36 months at a time.
Chilling by the pool
Step / cycle machines
Another gym, barbells, rack, kettlebells
Outside another gym
Pinay by the pool
Another lounge area
Kid’s play area
Two badminton courts
Basketball / tennis
Games room / chillout area
Games room balcony
Two Serendra cat
Ground floor room garden
Leading to Market! Market! mall
My friend’s room isn’t really representative of Serendra, the furnishings are old but as a result he got it at a cheaper price (30k) and that rate on a 6 month contract.
The BGC has a lot of high end restaurants but for cheap eats there’s a food court by Market Market mall. Compared to Thai streetfood it’s pretty bad though.
Sisig & Rice, 65 pesos
BGC food court
Siomai balls, 70 pesos
Large sisig, 150 pesos
- Google Maps location
- Address – 1634 McKinley Parkway / 26th Street / 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Manila
Two Serendra are quite strict about not allowing daily / weekly rentals, there are signs up saying anything under six months rental isn’t allowed.
There are still Two Serendra units on Airbnb though for short term rental so I assume those owners meet you somewhere discreet and pass you the access card.