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“Solid...Does What it Says on the Tin” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences

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The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   119 L.P. Leviste Street | Salcedo Village, Makati, Luzon 1227 , Philippines   |  
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Ranked #6 of 72 Hotels in Makati
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Solid...Does What it Says on the Tin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a solid hotel in Makati. Rooms are huge (particularly the Barcelona Suite), Staff are superb, always courteous and eager to help. In terms on Bang for the Buck for mid range hotels, this is tough to beat.
However, this hotel is significantly let down by the the namby-pamby restaurant (Brasserie Boheme) on the ground floor which is quite frankly a shocker (very many people have already written about this on Tripadvisor so no need to re-hash it). This seems to have been recognized by management as the restaurant is scheduled for an overhaul from the 25th of July. There are enough alternatives within literally a few seconds away from the hotel (The Wildflower restaurant for Breakfast is uber decent) for this not to be a major issue and is at worst an inconvenience.
I have also just had a situation where my credit card was basically double charged and only got to know after 2 days but that is currently being sorted out by the hotel.
If you have the money, stay at top dollar hotels like the Fairmont. For mid-Upper range hotels like the Picasso, you will not get much better in Makati.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My stay was for business. The property being a convenient location to the office. The staff at the hotel were always friendly and amenable. I was in the larger suite so lots of space. The room is serviced every day. Water is provided as are amenities if your have forgotten anything. Enough storage space in the room as well. The laundry service was excellent. They can organize tours and taxis. I used the gym regularly, not state of the art but ok. The airport service is very reasonably priced at P1000. The restaurant was not so crash hot but they are upgrading this facility and just down the road are many options to eat. Salcedo Market is on the next corner and QI Wellness was great for massages after a long day.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place is in the center of Makati and is walking distance from some pretty good restaurants. The staff is very professional and the rooms are clean and spacious. There is even a little art gallery in the hotel. I recommend this hotel to everyone!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bobbie F, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Bryan M,

Thank you for your recent review of The Picasso. We are elated for the recommendation and mention of our professional service and good room quality, these kind words help our team to continue to be inspired to ensure that we always give the best experiences to our guests.

We are happy to know that you found value in our property's location, especially that the development in area is that it is slowly becoming a gastronomic "mecca" as how we call it, being surrounded by lovely restaurants. Our own restaurant will receive a make-over as well as we close it in the coming weeks for a renovation. So something to look forward to on your future visits.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the future until then.

Sincerely,
Bobbie T. Frondoza
Director of Sales and Marketing
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Perth, Australia
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Nice big room and great location. Nice big bathroom in the studio suites.The food in the restaurant is pretty bad and overpriced. Service is average. Try the "c" Italian resto just 20 meters down the street. Excellent food there

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bobbie F, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear maaacs09,

Thank you for your recent review and for showing appreciation of our rooms and facilities.
We hope that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We are sorry to hear your concern on the restaurant. However, we are pleased to let you know that we are going to have our Food and Beverage Facility renovated in the coming weeks and we re-open with a new partner, with a fresh and exciting menu coming from the renowned and award-winning restaurant chain, the Apartment 1B Group. Definitely something we are all excited about and something you look forward to for your future visits.

Until then, thank you again for your time and looking forward to welcoming you in your future travels.

Sincerely,
Bobbie T. Frondoza
Director of Sales and Marketing
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Mississauga, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I stayed at Picasso on a recent business trip and would definitely stay here again - the location is fantastic and the hotel is very well priced. The decor was modern and I found the rooms to be spacious. The staff was also very friendly and willing to help with any issues.

I'd agree with others regarding breakfast not being outstanding in terms of quality but I found it to be more than reasonable for the amount you are paying. The selection is actually quite large too. There were 3-4 hot dishes (rice, a veggie dish and usually two meat/fish dishes) as well as the ability to order eggs, pancakes and french toast. Also some fresh fruit along with cheeses and bread.

Overall excellent value for money.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bobbie F, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear looseendsmakeknots,

Thank you for your recent review of The Picasso.
We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and found value in our location, spacious rooms and friendly service. Rest assured that we at The Picasso will always strive to give our guests the best experience every single time.

We understand your position on the restaurant, and we value your opinion. Thank you for being balanced as indeed we get mixed reviews on our current Food and Beverage facility.
We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that soon, the restaurant will undergo a complete renovation and total make-over. We will be introducing a refreshing new concept with an enhanced menu. Please be informed that the restaurant will be closed from July 25 thru September 15, 2014.
During this time, we will be serving breakfast in an alternative venue within the property.
We will re-open our Food and Beverage outlet with our new partner, the award winning and renowned Apartment 1B group.

Thanks again for taking time to post your review, we look forward to welcoming you soon until then.

Sincerely,
Bobbie T. Frondoza
Director of Sales and Marketing
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Shawnee, Kansas
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Amazing, clean accommodation s and friendly service. Great toiletries , as good as a Conrad! So nice to have fresh toothbrush and toothpaste ! I don't know if adjoining restaurant is really part of hotel. But I would not recommend Boheme restaurant. Average food and slow service.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bobbie F, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Aldtraveller,

Thank you for your review.

We at The Picasso always strive to give our guests the best experiences and we are happy to learn that you found value in the efforts our service teams does for our guests such as giving due mention to our clean rooms, good toiletries and friendly service. These reviews are shared with our associates regularly to applaud their good performance and be continued to be inspired with what they do.

Our restaurant indeed is being run by an independent operator and all of the feedback we solicit from reviews as such are shared with them periodically and we assert that action plans are taken for their improvement as it is our goal for our guests to have a total pleasurable experience with their stay.

In this regard, we would like to take this opportunity to share with you that the restaurant will undergo a complete renovation and total make-over in the coming weeks.
We will be introducing a refreshing new concept with an enhanced menu.
The restaurant will be closed from July 25 thru September 15, 2014.
During this time, breakfast is going to be served in an alternative venue within the property.
We will re-open our Food and Beverage outlet with our new partner, the award winning and renowned Apartment 1B group.

Thank you again for sharing your thoughts with us, and we look forward to welcoming you at The Picasso in your future travels until then.

Best Regards,
Bobbie T. Frondoza
Director of Sales and Marketing
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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Checked in for a three night stay at the centrally located Picasso Serviced Apartments. The room was large and comfortable. The staff were super nice and helpful. While the breakfast is not outstanding, I'm not quite sure why some previous reviewers took exception to it. Would definitely make a return visit if I'm in Manila.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bobbie F, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Kim T.,

Thank you for taking time to post your review on our property.

We are very pleased to know that you have found value in our good location, large and comfortable rooms and found our staff nice and helpful. We will let them know of your kind words to keep them inspired.

We do get mixed reviews on our current restaurant. Thank you for your feedback.
We would like to take this opportunity though that we will be renovating our Food and Beverage facility in the coming weeks and we will be introducing a refreshing new concept with an enhanced menu. We shall re-open our restaurant outlet with our new partner, the award winning and renowned Apartment 1B group. Something to look forward to on your future visit.

Again, thank you very much for your time and for staying with us, and we look forward to being of service in the near future.

Sincerely,
Bobbie T. Frondoza
Director of Sales and Marketing
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Address: 119 L.P. Leviste Street | Salcedo Village, Makati, Luzon 1227 , Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Makati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Makati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences 3.5*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A masterpiece in its own right, The Picasso Makati is a multi-tiered gem that enchants its guests with exquisite levels of creativity: from its visionary structure to its imaginative accommodations. Exploring the residences is an immersion in artistic inspiration. The boutique serviced residences is guaranteed to seduce your senses: experience it once and you will surely dream of repeating your stay at The Picasso Makati. Reinventing the old to experience the new: this is the concept behind The Picasso Makati. The residences are lodged in an old building, but its cutting-edge design rises above the bustling street life it is surrounded with. At The Picasso Makati, the studio room (at 45 square meters - significantly larger than your average accommodation) and the one-bedroom (at 88 square meters) boasts a luxurious expanse of extended floor to ceiling windows. Stepping into the property is like stepping into a painting come to life: each component has a theme, each name has a meaning. The guest floors were from the eight significant periods of Pablo Picasso's life-reflected in vibrant colors and patterns. The Picasso Makati is stylish, engaging, and unconventional. It is an artistic fusion of inventive facilities and artistic chambers: a place for those looking for old, familiar comforts of home but beset with a promise for new adventures. At The Picasso Makati, guests are treated not only to an artistic feast but also to extraordinary accommodations accompanied by world-class service. This boutique serviced residences definitely adds a personalized touch to its services: with its remarkably friendly and outstandingly helpful staff leading the way. Included in the services for all types of accommodations are: - Twice-daily housekeeping - In-room dining up to 11PM - 24-hour reception desk - 24-hour security - Concierge Services - Complimentary WiFi access in the guest rooms and in public areas - Free Use of the Gym at the 5th and 6th level - Scheduled Shuttle Service going to the Makati CBD and Ayala Center - Access to the in-house Art Gallery - Laundry, pressing and dry cleaning service* - Airport transfer* *Services may be availed for a Fee ... more   less 
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