Last February 23-26th was travel time for us. We were really stoked to get an excuse to travel to Manila. I was actually traveling there to join the DigitalFilipino E-Commerce Summit 2012. Business-related trips like these are great excuses for me to do a side trip travelling with my two boys. So off we went to Makati City.
We arrived late afternoon at NAIA. It was such a huge airport but you can just ask around for locations. Make sure to practice your Tagalog as you will surely get abused (Yes, I am referring to taxi drivers.) if you make it obvious that you are promdi.
So, we hopped off the airport and got a taxi driver that didn't rip us off. It was even fun to know that airport security chose a taxi for us and told the driver to help us and even warned the driver for not wearing seatbelts. Superb employees!!
|At the airport/yellow taxi lane|
We told the driver to drop us off at Jupiter Suites in Makati. You have to specifically tell them that it's at BelAir or else you'll miss the location. It was good to know that the driver is already familiar with Jupiter Suites so dropping us off was not tasking.
For the taxi ride, I think you have to prepare around ~Php 150. While Mark was paying the driver, Robert - one of the employees of Jupiter Suites - helped us out with our super heavy bag. I was then able to confirm out reservation with front desk and immediately got ushered to our room by Mr. Bert.
Quick info about the place
Accommodation Name: Jupiter Suites
Address: 102 Jupiter Street Bel-Air, Makati City Philippines
Contact Numbers: (632) 890.5044 to 50 // Fax Number: (632) 890.5019
Landmarks: BelAir, In front of Petron, Along street with KFC, McDonald
- Standard Suites Php 2,400++
- Deluxe Suites Php 2,900++
- Familly Suites Php 3,700++
- Extra Person Php 700
Jupiter Suites on Google Maps
Some photos during our stay
|Bed 1 of Standard Room|
|Standard Room has two beds for guests. Great for a family like ours.|
|Their sink at the comfort room/shower.|
|Lampshade and phone. I don't think it can be used for local calls though.|
You might want to grab something to eat once you get there. They have a cafe but it's only open until 10:00 AM. But don't worry. It's Makati! You just need to go out of Jupiter Suites and see the road lined up with places to eat like KFC, McDonald, Jollibee, Chic Boy, Papa John's Pizza, Mang Inasal and lots of other cafes!
For Gadgeteers and Internet Junkies (like me!)
For those who are looking for internet connections or bringing gadgets, here are some info for you:
- They have wifi at the first floor only.
- You can access their internet via cable inside your room. You will need to pay Php 100 for it for your whole stay.
- They have two PCs with internet access. You need to pay Php 100 per hour of use.
- You can charge almost all your gadgets at the same time. They have lots of outlets in the room.
Taxi Rates (Estimates)
Since you are in Makati, I would assume that you will be using Jupiter Suites as springboard to travelling awesome places like Greenbelt, SM MOA, Peninsula Manila or Ocean Park to name a few. Here are some estimates on the taxi rates. These are all from Jupiter Suites to the mentioned location:
- To SM MOA: ~Php 130
- To Peninsula Manila: ~Php 50
- To Greenbelt, Ayala: ~Php 100
- To Manila Ocean Park: ~Php 170
I would stay at Jupiter Suites again if I would be visiting Makati since I am already familiar with the place.