Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012
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Hotel Tested: Tune Hotel - Makati City

This recently opened budget hotel in the heart of the Makati business district -- in the vicinity of Makati Avenue near Senator Gil Puyat Avenue to be specific -- has good reputation for being a reliable hotel in neighboring Asian countries.


I found out today that Tune redefines the meaning of a budget hotel. When most of the other hotels in the area seem to define the term for having low room rates, Tune brings affordability a notch higher. For roughly P1,500 a night, the hotel facilities and room amenities feel to be worth more than that. And it's good affordability for the reason that allows you to choose which services you can add-on to the basic room rate.

With other budget hotels, the room rate is low but the inclusive services are substandard.


Tune Hotel, however, offers guests the option to pay only for the air conditioning or television access that they need. Prospective guests of the hotel are not those who stay inside their rooms for the whole duration of the accommodation anyway. I was booked for more than a night for business in the area which meant that I would be out of the hotel for more than 9 hours per day. The foreigner guest that I overheard booking his room earlier today intended to be at the nearby Makati Medical Center for a check up today so he wouldn't be inside the hotel the whole day as well.
The wonderful thing about Tune Hotel is that when the guest returns after appointments, he/she is welcomed with the quality of a hotel that costs P3,500 or more. This is something I can vouch for as I've tested other local hotels that cost as much as that but felt way less.

Customer Service: I deliberately left my credit card and ID with the receptionist. She let me go forgetting to give those to me, but they were sent to my room eventually.

Room With A View: Since Tune Hotel is not standing next to other high-rise buildings, the view of Makati and Mandaluyong Cities look spectacular from my room.


(top) View from my hotel room; (bottom right) rainshower

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8 comments:

  1. Since there are no phones in the room, does the front desk allow people to leave messages for Tune hotel guests?

    Thanks in advance for your response.

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    1. I did not notice the phone issue maybe because I did not need it in the duration of my stay. I guess if you have a need for one, it's going to be inconvenient as you need to go out of the room to use one. I did notice that there is a common phone in the hallway of every floor near the elevator.

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  2. Hello! Just want to ask if this is near Makati Medical Center? How to go to MMC from this hotel? Nice review, btw. :)

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    1. This is 2-3 minutes of jeepney ride to Makati Medical Center on a good day. If there's heavy traffic in Buendia as your route, make it 5-10 minutes. I won't recommend walking it out because the distance is still not short even if they are both within the business district of Makati. From Makati Avenue or Jupiter corner Buendia, ride a jeepney going to the direction of Washington, Pasay, and nearby areas. Get off at Buendia corner Ayala Avenue. The hospital is visible from that point.

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  3. I had been seeing this tune hotels in Makati but then I decided to try another hotels which are located in nearby places like hospitals and malls and I found the Guijo Suites Makati hotel that really fits my budget.

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  4. Hotels in Makati is truly nearby places wherein you can enjoy your stay and the view in Makati is really great. That's why we Filipino's and other tourists always choose Makati hotels. One thing great is that Guijo Suites Makati hotel is one of the best hotels there because of its great accomodation and really is affordable.

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  5. May ask if what is a tune hotel? that's new for me anyways...Thanks for sharing this to us.
    Guijo Suites Makati Hotel

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  6. Tune Hotel is a budget hotel where rates can be customized according to your needs. The rates are like value meals in a fast food, but the accommodation itself is superb. The bed is 5-star quality and so is the bathroom facility. The budget side of the equation is the space of the room which is not that spacious.

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