This is a good place for transitional living. Like us, we met many families who had just moved to the Philippines and were transitioning to more permanent housing. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite on the 4th floor with our small dog. Sophia is not central to downtown, perhaps 6 km away, but is next door to a decent shopping area. The rooms are clean and fully furnished. There is a nice place next door, the Montebello which you can eat at and also use their 25m pool for $8, half of which can be used against your meals. Located on a small, quiet street with guards at entrance.