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Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

"SEA Residences is a posh condotel in Manila particularly in SM MOA, I wouldn't mind spending as many staycations as I can with the family."

One of the reasons why I was hurrying back to Manila after more than a month of staying in Bicol is that I got a staycation in one of the most posh condo or condotels in the country. I have long been looking for condos near MOA or a hotel in Pasay because all of my recent staycations are in Makati. I wanna spread my wings further haha! I always believe in Paulo Coelho's famous saying, "When you want something (so bad), all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." It looks like in my case it happened. As a blogger I am always given the opportunity to stay at so many luxury accommodations in the Philippines but always it's only overnight. Here in SEA Residences, I have three days and two nights to enjoy it to the fullest!

Checked in late 
I regret though I checked in late at around 7pm on the first day. The check in time is 2pm. I was so busy because it's my second day in Manila after spending a 14-hour bus ride from the province. If I knew how beautiful SEA Residences is, I could have went there on time! The management seems very strict when it comes to short - term stays. I was told that there's a permit for my stay that should be approved first. It's not as easy as showing up to a hotel then show your booking confirmation. I even had to submit beforehand 3 valid ID's: one for me, for my sis and for a friend.

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The fully-furnished unit
Staying in SEA Residences almost like I'm home. I couldn't ask for more with my one-bed with balcony apartment. It has everything:  kitchen complete with utensils for you to cook, table, sofa that converts to a small bed, flat TV (with cable), washing machine, cabinets & drawers, iron board, refrigerator, electric stove,  and a lot more. The biggest surprise is having my own router inside the apartment all mine to use.  The wifi is freaking strong - I don't want to go out anymore unless I need to buy something! The aircon is working but I'm the type of person who prefers warm condition so it was mostly turned off during my stay unless during peak of summer season.

The overall interior design isn't artsy nor glamorous, it just looks fine. The bed didn't impress me. The pillows and beddings are way too ordinary. It looked like a typical bed in a typical house. The one I stayed at the 14th floor I would suggest it needs some grooming. I mean there's nothing wrong with how it looked but of course if you have a place that's used for business, you need to make it presentable and pleasing because usually customers are sold by the visual representation of a product. I understand though this is a condotel NOT a hotel so there's always a difference. 

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After I put inside my bags, I immediately went to the balcony. When I looked down I saw not just ONE but FIVE SWIMMING POOLS ILLUMINATING IN THE DARK. I looked around and saw that there are actually 6 buildings facing each other in a rectangular shape. These swimming pools are placed in the middle forming a line. Sorry, I didn't took photos of how it look like that night because we're confident photos in broad daylight is much better!

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Facts about SEA Residences Condotel
  • It has a total land area of 18, 480 square meters
  • Each building is only up to 16 floors and has a total number of 2, 899 units
  • Tower A has 576 units, Tower B has 583 units, Tower C has 460 units, Tower D has 410 units, Tower E has 460 units and Tower 
  • It has 4 grand lobbies
  • Every unit has automatic fire detection and alarm system with sufficient fire exits
  • There's always a standby generator for common areas when brownouts occur
  • There's a jogging trail both sides of the swimming pools for fitness buffs
  • The sizes of the adult swimming pools are 25 meters, 20 meters and 15 meters.
  • There is a swimming pool for kiddies and toddlers too
  • Regarding SEA Residences amenities, NO spa and gym at the moment

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According to the official website of SEA Residences, all residential units are basic finished. Floors of the living, dining, bedroom and kitchen are tiles.  For the toilet and balcony it is specifically vitrified tiles. Interior walls were painted finish as well as the toilet and bath. Kitchen cabinets and equipment are laminated overhead while granite counter-top on under counter Cabinets and range hood & electric cooktop. Windows are tempered glass on powder coated aluminum frame and the balcony has powder coated aluminum railing.

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What are the landmarks that are near SEA Residences
  • Resorts World Bayshore
  • Solaire
  • City of Dreams
  • Experience the Sky Eye 
  • SM MOA
  • SMX Convention Center

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Do not be confused by SHELL Residences and SEA Residences  
These two buildings developed by SMDC are located in opposite side along the road. SHELL Residences is the building that is colored entirely white while SEA Residences is white and blue theme.  If you're coming from MRT Taft, SHELL Residences is at the right side while SEA Residences is at the left side.

I stayed at the Building B so I can't speak for the other buildings. They say that in other parts, you can have a glimpse of the Makati and Pasay city skyline. In the unit, I can see a piece of SM Moa. This unit doesn't represent all the units in SEA Residences for sure because not all units look like this. 

Overall, I recommend SEA Residences for those who are looking for hotels near MOA (actually it is within the MOA Complex) that can pay a bit more because obviously, this is not for backpackers.

For those who are looking for Sea Residences condo for rent, Sea Residences price list and sea residence for rent daily - check this Youtube video I made. 

This unit can be rented via JVB Travel and Tours. Currently, this is not available for rent on Agoda so we have decided to show what Agoda has on their website that also belongs to Sea residences condo units for rent. Would like to thank Fil-Global Immigration Services Corporation (FGISC) for letting us stay here for free. As always, all opinions are mine.

Click HERE to Book Sea Residences on Agoda HERE

SEA Residences address: Sunrise Dr, Pasay, Metro Manila
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