Not my second time for Tunes, I love how clean and nice their hotel is. This wasn't my trip so I couldn't disagree on where to stay. Ermita area, for me, would be a place near to Manila Bay, minutes away from MOA, American Embassy, surrounded by fast-food chains, pubs, work-abroad agencies and to top it all, right across the hotel, the sight would be ladies in short skirts and the neighboring ones are girly bars. I knew I had to expect to see things like this because I have been here for quite a few times for the church though some of my friends were first-timers to roam around this place, they didn't expect we'd be staying here. Anyhooo, even though the hotel is situated in a place like this, when you get inside, it's totally different. It was clean, peaceful despite the noise pollution outside, the front-desk ladies were helpful and some staff were also being pleasant to us. We had to inquire for the rates again and this guy was very patient and kind in answering our queries. The room we had was small (typical for Tunes) with two single beds but it was spic-and-span (it should be!). You also have to know that you have to deal with extra payment for other services (ac, tv, wifi, extra towel, etc.) on top of the room rates. We also had 10% discount for Maloney's (resto-pub near the hotel's entrance) and there's 7-eleven within the building to grab some stuff you need. If you are going to check out and need to leave your luggage at the concierge, they will ask for another surcharge. More so, you can just easily get a cab or jeepney when you step outside if you need to go somewhere. Overall, it was a good place to stay. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Ermita, famous for its nightlife and restaurants and close to leading tourist attractions, the 167-room Red Planet Mabini, Manila is the embodiment of a group philosophy that places guests in the centre of the action. After a 30-minute drive from Manila International Airport, the hotel is the perfect entrée to a pulsating destination that serves up nearby experiences like Roxas Boulevard, a row of al fresco restaurants overlooking Manila Bay, the Cultural Centre of the Philippines, Manila Ocean Park and SM Mall of Asia, the Philippines' largest mall. The Pedro Gil Light Rail Transit station is a kilometer away. The Red Planet Mabini, Manila has redefined the value-hotel sector by offering an all-inclusive rate for every room, every night. All rooms have free high-speed Wi-Fi, soothing power showers, quality custom-made beds with upscale linen and many other features including air conditioning, in-room safes, hair dryers, ceiling fans and a 32-inch flat screen TV. There are no hidden costs in the room rates or the amenities we provide. ... more less
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