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“Better than expected with Greenbelt proximity a bonus” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Somerset Millennium Makati

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Somerset Millennium Makati
Ranked #29 of 82 Hotels in Makati
Melbourne, Australia
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1,968 reviews
392 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4,086 helpful votes
“Better than expected with Greenbelt proximity a bonus”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

These serviced apartments have received some negative comment on TripAdvisor with some reviewers suggesting that the rooms were drab and outmoded.

With the exception of an old style CRT television set, this was not my impression.

The apartments are about four minutes' walk from the excellent Greenbelt 1 to 5 shopping and restaurant complex that also has a Catholic chapel at which priests regularly say Mass.

Accessing reception is via about six steps from Aguirre Street: it lacks a ramp.

The reception staff lacked a smile, but the girl was fairly efficient.

My 20th floor room was accessed via a quiet, carpeted corridor.

The bedroom was a reasonable size and had what appeared to be newish wardrobe doors along with older other joinery. There was a microwave, some plates, bowls and cutlery, while the fridge worked acceptably.

The bedroom curtains effectively blocked out light. There was a bedside alarm clock, probably redundant in the age of smartphones and tablets. The window had a pleasant view onto Washing H. Sycip Park across the back street.

Lighting was all indirect and fine. There was a reasonably sized sturdy writing desk.

The bathroom had a full bath with incorporated shower that was difficult to climb into because the ledge that acted as a retaining wall was fairly high and unusually wide. This rendered the apartment unsuitable for the disabled.

Hot water flowed well. Shampoo and soap were in fixed dispensers, not my favourite system.

Lighting in the bathroom was also fine.The bedroom and bathroom were properly cleaned.

At no time did I hear any noise from other rooms.

The 10th floor has a clean lap pool.

Breakfast was on the second floor in an area seating about 40 that was a bit dingy.

There were pancakes available and an egg station with a chef along with a very limited selection of cereals. No yoghurt was on display but on my second day, one of the staff had some so I took one. Breakfast was more aimed at Filipinos than foreigners.

The bellboy was efficient at storing luggage. Checkout was very quick with no 'room check' (thank goodness). The girl was friendly when she fixed an Internet problem (see below).

The lobby had an Apple laptop for guests' complimentary use. The connection was fast. There was also a small ground floor guests' lounge with pleasant armchairs. It was not being used as a waiting area as chairs in the lobby served that purpose.

Going to the airport, the bellboy found a higher rate yellow airport taxi but not many taxis go past, so either allow a little extra time for one to do so or walk to Greenbelt and find one there.

This is a well located, quiet complex that deserves a higher rating on TA. It was full on the first night (a Friday) that I stayed.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Victorianlad
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Manila, Philippines
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

I brought my car and had to check-in first at the front desk before I can park the car at the hotel parking, which is a bit of a hassle. Usually it's the other way around based from my experience. Hotel parking has only one entry and exit point, and there is a part where it gets a bit steep so I had to be really careful getting to my assigned slot. My mom, who was with me, even said I could now drive to Baguio after that experience.

The room smelled a little bit weird upon entering, but our noses got used to it after a while. Since we had a king-sized bed, three people could sleep comfortably in it. What was disappointing though was that there weren't much of the usual freebies that I looked forward to, like toothbrush and disposable slippers, which I keep as souvenirs of my hotel stays. We even had to go out to buy toothbrushes. Liquid soap and shampoo were in containers attached to the wall (and not in tiny bottles or containers I usually see in other hotels). Didn't use them except for handwashing. Used my own stock instead.

Felt better about the hotel after having breakfast there. Food was nice.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CandyMay_07
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Dublin
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70 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

I stayed here for a week in October 2013 and was very satisfied. It is close to where I was working, shopping and to eating places andso I did not cook anything myself, the bed was comfortable, the air conditioning worked and there was enough food and a good spread for breakfast - though I by the end of the week I would have liked good old English/Irish sausage, bacon and egg. I would happily stay here again. It is not 5 star luxury, but I never expected it to be.

I hadn't time to swim etc but an outdoor pool on the 10th story is a must see! It is not

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank George0903
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Singapore, Singapore
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119 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

I like Ascott group properties in general. 2-br units in Ascott or Somerset are our first choice in any major city in South East Asia.

But the service from front desk and management at this particular location made a very bad first impression. Was confirmed early checkin even after landing at Manila less than an hour before arriving only to be disappointed. Then told rooms would be ready at xyz. Came back and made to wait another 30 mins. With two children under 5 this was more stress than necessary and if we were just set straight from the beginning could have planned our time better and made the best of it. Was really annoyed, and I hardly ever get annoyed by such things. Seemed like a lack of will, not ability.

Can't get over it even now, back home, after a wonderful time in Manila. Oh well.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Yoni G
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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452 reviews
230 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 772 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Really great Makati location, you can walk to Greenbelt in just a few minutes... McDonald's nearby, and some convenience stores around the block. The room was clean, but the bathroom was very tired, and in need of a lot of work. It took 15 minutes for hot water to come out, and the water pressure wasn't great. Good cable t.v., when the wifi was working, it was ok, but lots of excuses why it wasn't always working. The air conditioning was really excellent. Soundproofing between rooms seemed good.

The staff were all very friendly and polite. I thought the breakfast buffet was below average with low quality meat, and not much choice other than the very basics. Air condition in the breakfast room was inadequate. I had room service, and the pizza was quite disgusting. I only took one bite.

The hotel is half the price of the nearby New World, so it is a good price, but if you are picky about quality, you won't be happy here.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank pattayainsider
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Manila
Level Contributor
142 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I'm the traveler who wishes to have a good night sleep after a long day. A clean bed, shower, a hotel room conveniently located near restaurants and transportation is typically enough. This hotel has all the typical standard amenities. It is close to one of the large shopping malls about 10 minutes walk. This is close to Buendia Avenue which leads to the LRT or MRT train stations in the metro.
My friends would choose to book a room on this hotel whenever we wanted to get together and have sort of a sleepover. The room is big and has everything really.

-2 bedrooms with a big family room
-dining room
-free breakfast
-TV with cable channels
-full kitchen
-2 toilet and bath

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
Helpful?
2 Thank anniemey
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Mandaluyong, Philippines
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

I like the hotel. Despite the negative reviews that I found about it, the room was spacious, the swimming pool looked really nice, and staff was really attentive, friendly, and nice.

The buffet breakfast was not as expansive thought, compared to the other hotels we stayed in. Over all, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank babyshy93
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Property: Somerset Millennium Makati
Address: No 104 Aguirre Street | Legaspi Village, Makati, Luzon 1229, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Makati
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Makati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Somerset Millennium Makati 4*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Towering 30 stories over the vibrant business and commercial district of Makati City is the relaxing haven of Somerset Millennium Makati. Conveniently located in the heart of Legaspi Village, it offers a panoramic view of the bustling metropolis and the tranquil bay area. Its welcome proximity to the luxurious Greenbelt Malls where a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues are available presents a wealth of lifestyle options for the discerning traveler.Featuring a selection of spacious and comfortable serviced residences, comprehensive living facilities and modern amenities, Somerset Millennium is the ideal venue for a comfortable cosmopolitan lifestyle. ... more   less 
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