I needed a reasonably priced place to stay in Makati to process my work papers abroad. I chose this place based on the proximity to the places I needed to visit and I was impressed with the pictures on their website.
I booked the sulit studio room online and was told upon check in that the room I booked was not available so they “upgraded” me to a one bedroom apartment. Ok great I thought. When I went to my room I was in for a shock. It looked old, tired and dilapidated. I was given a room on the 4th floor and you can hear the traffic from the street below all throughout the night.
I saw 2 small cockroaches in the small kitchenette. The TV was old and extremely small. The furnishings very minimal and looked cheap. The bell attendant told me that this “hotel” used to be a residential apartment building. Based on what I saw, in my horrible room I believed him. The bathroom tiles looked old and worn, the fixtures grimy from wear. The divider of the wall from the kitchenette/living room area was a painted plywood half wall. You could see the stains on the ceiling above. Even though I booked this room for a full 24 hrs, I couldn’t wait to leave. (I checked in at 8:00 pm and left at 4:30 am). Needless to say, with the noise from the street below, I could not sleep a wink.
Be very careful when you book this “roach motel”. The pictures on the website are very misleading. My only regret was that I did not take any pictures as no one should be subjected to staying in such a grimy place.
I do believe there are some newly renovated rooms but you must specify that upon booking. Also ask for a higher floor so you do not get the noise from the street below.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 24H City Hotel is the only businessman's hotel that offers a full 24 hours accommodation, regardless of check-in time. This is our way of providing not only value-for-money for our guests, but also of expressing how much we value our guests' time, whether their trip is for business or for pleasure. In addition, 24H Apartment Hotel offers the widest type of accommodation available for daily, weekly or monthly stay. We have more than 90 rooms to choose from: Studio Solo, Executive, Twin or De Luxe, or 1 Bedroom or 2 Bedroom Suites, or Corporate Rooms for group accommodations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- ZEN Rooms La Paz Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines