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.
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|