Review: The Charter House Makati

Review: The Charter House Makati

It was one weekend of December (so technically this is an overdue review) when I suddenly felt that feeling of needing to be somewhere else and spend time for the weekend, however I still have articles that needs to finish before it hits the long weekend for the Christmas season. I need a place that isn’t expensive (I wasn’t in the mood for luxury that time) within the city, have comfortable bed and most important – a good internet connection.

So without batting my eyes, I booked a weekend stay The Charter House in Makati City – a business hotel within Greenbelt area, just next to Makati Diamond Hotel.




I arrived at around 3pm in a Saturday afternoon with my weekend luggage bag along with my laptop. I thought this weekend will give be more inspiration and drive to finish my articles (which I did successfully!) Might be quite an expensive way to find inspiration (for some) but it’s the lifestyle that I have for many years ever since I started writing.

Initially, I am surprise that this business hotel exist near inside the Greenbelt area! I realized I’ve been passing this area and now noticing this building, which is just across Greenbelt 5. Maybe I wasn’t paying much attention and my mind was preoccupied by something else.

The Charter House Makati

I stayed for 2-nights at this place and I say it was one of the rewarding stay I had. I finished 25-articles during my stay (all editorials!) and those are good for the whole 2-months of January to February this year (yes I write articles in advance using my editorial calendar).

Review: The Charter House Makati

Review: The Charter House Makati

Review: The Charter House Makati

The lobby is very spacious and neat with enough sofa for guests. That upper floor is where their small restaurant is located. Look how spacious is it in their reception area. I checked-in without fuss.
How much per night? I think it was Php3,500++ during that time and it was nice considering it is weekend, and most of the hotels are getting fully-booked.



The Bedroom 
I got this 1 bedroom unit with a king-size bed, a small coffee table, fully air-conditioned, with fast internet connection, a flat screen television with decent cable channel, and a window overlooking the Greenbelt Area. I got a lovely view in the morning and at night (though at night time, the streets get quite silent like a ghost town).

Review: The Charter House Makati

I have no issue with my duvet, it wasn’t luxurious however for a business hotel this one is good and comfortable. I stayed for 2-nights and I remember that I slept like a baby even though I’ve been working for the whole stay. Having this new place for me to just work, and just enjoy my alone time makes me feel more motivated to work and make new contents for my blog.



Review: The Charter House Makati

Review: The Charter House Makati

However, there are few moments that I felt quite lazy – I pause and watch whatever show it was on HBO or NHK World.

Review: The Charter House Makati

Also have this spacious closet, and a mini fridge and a little bar closet (where it stash some liquor).




The Bathroom
Review: The Charter House Makati

The Charter House Makati is a business hotel, so I already expect that they don’t have a bath in their rooms. Good thing they have functional hot-and-cold shower, complete bathroom toiletries and clean towels, and one of the important thing in a bathroom – a functional hairdryer.

You see, not all hotels bought business and leisure have ready-to-use hairdryer in all their units.

Some hotels intentionally removed it, and only available by-request.





Capiz Café
Review: The Charter House Makati

My accommodation includes free breakfast but wasn’t buffet. However I enjoyed the Filipino breakfast selection they have just like these below. Anyway, there are lots of available restaurant across that I had explored.

Review: The Charter House Makati

The costs per meal (if you ordered ala carte) is also affordable! I can’t remember that time I had a slightest annoyance to their services here at the café or either at the hotel.




Rooftop Pool
Review: The Charter House Makati

Oh by the way, they also have a rooftop pool with 4-feet of water which is nice. However, I didn’t managed to use this pool because it was closed for maintenance. It isn’t a pool for kids, rather for adults only.

The Charter House Makati is only a small hotel and I am not sure if they have meeting rooms, or business centres. But don’t worry, it is located at a very accessible place in Greenbelt and whatever you need for business is just right the corner. There are also some co-working spaces nearby if you like to host for client meetings.


Verdict:
The Charter House Makati is one of the mid-range business hotels I’ve been. I experienced a good service, no issue with their internet connection, or staff or even their humble food. Overall, it was a good weekend for me. When you are visiting Makati for business, I recommend you stay here.
Everything is walking distance!

Ratings: 4-Stars

Additional Tip:
If you are planning for a weekend staycation and want a cheaper price, choose the business hotels. I noticed that many business hotels have higher costs from Tuesdays to Fridays, than Saturdays to Mondays.

Review: The Charter House Makati


The Charter House Makati
114 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City Philippines


…until next staycation review!

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xoxo, Blair




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