Location rating score
"otherwise this was a pleasant stay, and we love the location."
670 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Manila
|Value for money||7.6|
|Nearest airport||Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)|
|Distance to airport||4.7 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM. You may request early check-in during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in before the designated period may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.
La Vida Residences Makati is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 2200 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the serviced apartment know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, La Vida Residences Makati has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge.
La Vida Residences Makati does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"Very good place, very good location."
May 28, 2019
"Good location and nice staff."
February 15, 2020
"Luggage storage was free."
August 24, 2019
For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Manila, La Vida Residences Makati or formerly known as BSA Tower Makati is the perfect choice. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Manila hotel. 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping, and 24-hour front desk are just a few of the facilities that set La Vida Residences Makati apart from other hotels in the city.
The hotel features 65 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include LCD/plasma screen television, additional bathroom, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, and linens. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include massage are designed for escape and relaxation. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the La Vida Residences Makati the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Manila.
"Staff was extra friendly to me"
May 22, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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This is my second time staying here, the hotel is due for some renovation/”
I’ve also stayed at the BSA Twin Towers location and although that place has better features and in my opinion cleaner and fresher feeling, this place is excellent for those looking to eat, shop, or relax with business to attend to in Makati. The price is well worth the value. I do prefer the higher room types rather than simple studio like I took this time but it was still a good useful room. Security out front seems well managed and the rest of the staff was always helpful and courteous. I’ve already verbally recommended this place to friends for our upcoming stay.
Dear Mr. Angelo, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad that you like our service and location. Our location is near shopping malls and business establishments which guests can enjoy. We hope to see you again on your next visit. Thank you. Front Office Department
6 Very Disappointed Ladies”
BSA Towers rank as excellent as far as location and staff are concerned. But, I was truly disappointed with our 4-day stay. First, I was pretty impressed with the photos and reviews of BSA Towers online. That said, I immediately booked 2 separate rooms with extra bed in each room. To my surprise, I was charged soon as my reservations went through while our arrival was 7 months away. That's perfectly fine since I was pretty sure I made the best choice of a place in Makati. Upon arrival, we were given 2 older units but didn't complain until we found cockroaches in both rooms separately. The older units also had filthy a/c units, drapes, windows, and balconies. Ugh! I challenged the manager to personally visit each unit and tell me that I'm lying. We were eventually moved to a newer unit--one of those on the photos online. Well and good! But, the toilet in one of the newer units continued to get clogged and had fixed several times a day. Enough said! Thanks for the cake, though!
Cleanliness and Facilities”
Regular residents/tenants simply leave their rubbish outside the hallway. Special collection should be organised during the day or a facility made available to dispose of extra garbage. Better way to extract unpleasant smell , particularly on the hallway between Tower A and Tower B of BSA Mandaluyong. It is highly possible that waste liquid/water is staying stagnant in the sewage system underneath and must be cleared for continuous flow.
good place in Makati all near by mall and embassy good staff some accommodation can be better in the room specially the sofa
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us, We have the best location indeed. Shopping malls and business establishment are within the reach. Our staffs are really accommodating. We value all of our guest and we dedication ourselves to give the best service. Thank you again for staying and we hope to see you again on your next visit.
Our go to place in Makati for its location. Directly across from Greenbelt 5 and very close to Landmark and Glorietta where you can shop and eat. Great value for the money
Good day, Ma'am Eugene! Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are glad that you like our location. We hope to see you again on your next visit. Thank you! Front Office Department
Good accessible location!”
Located across Greenbelt Makati, room is in need of updating, but staffs were kind and helpful!
Appreciate uour comment and will do best to up beat in a way units under our management. Be safe and looking forward to welcome you back once we re open.
easy to shop and have some food, beside the Greenbelt, the landmark, SM makati... friendly stuff... will come again...
Dear Xian, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have the best location since we are situated at the heart of Makati where shopping malls and business establishment are within the reach. Thank you once again. Our staff are very excited to welcome you back on your next visit with us.
Convenient and Comfortable Stay”
POSITIVE: spacious room, reasonably priced, excellent location as it is walking distance to great shopping centres and restaurants, accessible to public transport, excellent service by wonderful and courteous front and housekeeping staff, comfortable bed, quick check in and out, kitchenette was wonderful for cooking simple breakfast, Junelle at front desk was great to communicate with and has exceptional customer service skills! Negative- toilet in our room 2909 keeps clogging and we have requested it to be declogged or pumped everyday of our stay in the room , weak shower pressure and toilet flush, no kitchenette towels provided to maintain kitchenette benches, pots, pans and hair dryer can be provided only on request as i believe that these gets stolen.
BSA Tower is a practical choice if you have business in Makati CBD. It offers value for money and has direct access to the mall with plenty of restaurants and stores to make your stay more comfortable.
Same great location, dated building”
This is my third time having stayed here, I stayed here several years ago I believe in 2015. As of today July 2018, the hotel has been a decent place to sleep in a great location. It’s right across greenbelt, there are many nearby restaurants, a couple spas as well as various gyms including a boxing gym, crossfit gym, and traditional gym. The downside however is that there are opportunities not too far away of elsewhere to stay with the same opportunities but without the dated feel. For a few more dollars per night here on Agoda one could book a more updated cleaner feeling place. BSA has been very reliable and easy to use. They have a good helpful staff. They also have made a few small updates such as changing from traditional punch cards to RF cards for rooms. The overall feel of the building however does need renovation. I have had several problems with different rooms’ toilets which I was able to resolve but nonetheless frustrating. A great budget hotel but exactly that.
Dear Mr. Angelo, Thank you for your kind review! We are pleased to provide you good service at your convenience. Please know that we have been working on renovating certain rooms to hopefully provide an "updated feel" and a comfortable hotel experience. We look forward on your next stay with us. Thank you. - Raf, Front Office Department
Opposite the entrance to Greenbelt 5, Makati, the property is very conveniently located for shops and restaurants. It has spacious rooms including kitchenette (kettle, microwave, large fridge, stove) as well as a sofa, table, and, although the facilites are a little dated, it provides good value for such a central location.
Dear Mr. Nigel, Thank you for your kind review. Please know that we are renovating certain rooms to improve our services. Hopefully you consider us again for a future accommodation. Thank you. - Raf, Front Office Department
We have stayed at this place many times in the past. We keep returning for to its location and friendly staff. Highly recommended place to stay in Makati area.
Good location ”
The hotel was good in price. Other pluses are location and cleanliness. My only issues are it looked like the interior furnishings were very out dated. Its a no frills hotel. But the price and locatipn is good! Eat out dont expect a huge variety for the hotel breakfast.
* Excellent location!”
* the use of pool is not permitted for travelers!!! it's only for the residents of the building! I wouldn't go there , if I would know, this is the case!
Dear Mr. Arsalan, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We apologize for your concern. the swimming pool of the building is not part of our amenities. You can still enjoy our other amenities such as wifi which is upgraded already and our rooms. Thank you again, and we hope to see you on your next visit. Gel Front Office
Great location, price and staff. Pressing issues need to be resolved to encourage return customers ”
There was no WiFi and phone service at the time we were checked which made it difficult to maintain communication with my family overseas. I had to rely on borrowed cellphones to communicate with the front desk from my room. There was also one day when I arrived with the bed unmade and I had to request the staff to clean the bathroom and provide fresh towels. The iron and hair dryer had to be requested from the office as well rather than being in the room. The Agoda app allowed me to choose options for beds. I chose two twin beds but the BSA staff informed me that they don’t have rooms that allowed for the options offered by Agoda. I would consider both Agoda and BSA for my future travels and for arranging accommodations for my family in the Philippines if such issues would be addressed.
My mom love that it was right across Greenbelt 5 where her favorite shops were located. The only hassle was during my check in. I grab a car going to the building, when I arrived my grab driver was asked to turn around because the check in was at the back and mind you it was raining cats and dogs. When I arrived to the said check in behind the building which looks sketchy if not for the guy that told us awhile ago infront of the building to go around. When I checked in, I figured that I could've just use the front entrance and not hassle the driver. I mean they could give me a leway since it was pouring rain. But aside from that everything was great. WIFI was strong, room was clean and they cleaned it everyday. They made sure we cross the road safely. Convenient location since there was 7eleven, ministop beside the building and salons too. We needed massage the night before we fly back home and they send us good masseuse. Water and ammenities were replenished everyday as well.
Thank you Chizette for the feedback regarding your recent stay with us. First we apologize for the inconvenience you and and your mother experience upon arrival as our reception area was moved at the back of the building. On the other hand, thank you for the positive feedback. We are doing our best to serve our guest better. We hope to see you again on your next trip. Our staff are more than willing to assist you Maam.
Very roomy, Water pressure was to good.”
Very Roomy. The seam on couch cushion was torn. The water pressure in shower was great except it would empty the approximate 6 gallon hot water tank located under the kitchen sink in just a minute . Shower started out hot but never ended hot. Best location in metro Manila Greenbelt mall just across the street. A very nice park just a few blocks away. Almost forgot light in kitchen was out.
very western ”
in the heart of Makati, the upscale area of Manila.
Dear Jin, Thank you for staying with us. We are glad that you liked our location and yes we are located at the heart of Makati where shopping malls and business establishments are. We hope to see you again on your next visit. Thank you! Gel Front Office
Location location location!”
Great value for money and perfect location in Makati.
thank you, we always make sure price point is reasonable ... valus for money! be safe and looking forward to welcome you once we re open
The hot water was off and has to be replaced. Was no big deal for me. Love the room, very comfortable, clean and cozy.
Dear Ms. Reginald, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We apologized that you had a problem with your water heater. We hope to see you again on your next visit.