When traveling abroad, the last thing one wants are any confrontations based on cultural differences. My purpose in writing this review is that when I am traveling and spending money I do not want my intelligence insulted.That's exactly what occurred at this branch of the SOGO chain. I had a dispute with a desk worker, who violated their own system of assigning rooms by numbers and I demanded to speak with the person in charge twice and was ignored, turns out the "Man in Charge" was standing right there the whole duration of the incident, When I asked a simple query. "why is this desk clerk handing out the waiting numbers on his own discretion instead of in the order of the customers in line? He did not know, suspiciously nobody knew, In my opinion it could be that I was being treated as a ignorant Foreigner who does not understand the Filipino system of kick backs and such. Hotel SOGO sells itself as a cheap hotel with a fun theme park atmosphere, as with most things in life you get what you pay for. If your reading this and thinking of staying at Hotel SOGO in Malate because it has affordable rates, I would suggest TUNE HOTEL which just down the street about three blocks away and is closer to Robinson Mall, has a rockin Irish Pub downstairs and suited to Backpacker types.
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