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Review of Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tarlac

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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tarlac
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Luisita | Brgy. San Miguel, Tarlac, Luzon 2301, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Tarlac
Philippines
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Some say that Microtel is out of the way but I think the location is absolutely perfect. It's walking distance from the Aquino Museum and Technopark and just a few minutes (like 5 minutes drive) away from SM --as I am used to everything being far in Metro Manila, the distance was not a big deal at at all, plus there was no traffic anywhere in Tarlac anyway. Also, its a convenient location going back to manila as it is located south of Tarlac City, closer to Capas, so if you are on your way back to Manila youre actually nearer and it is more convenient.

Room is very clean, staff are really very attentive and all smiles, the breakfast was okay --it wasnt a feast for the gods but it was appropriate for the price of the rooms. I wasnt expecting like eggs benedict or anything.

We got a room that had a view of the creek at the back. The only problem we did encounter was the hot water as it would go cold like in the middle of your shower if you have the shower open for a while --but the staff were very quick in fixing the problem.

If you plan on visiting Tarlac, you can check out the blog entry of my recent trip --we visited Mt Pinatubo, Aquino Center, Tarlac Capitol, Ninoy Aquino Park, Maria Cristina Park, Tarlac Museum, Monasterio de Tarlac and Technopark.

http://jocylfroot.blogspot.com/2013/03/all-over-tarlac.html

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CorporateGuest072011, Manager at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tarlac, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comment in TripAdvisor with regards to your recent stay with us in Microtel Luisita, Tarlac. We give high value to cleanliness to secure the comfort of all our guests. It is nice to know that you appreciated the cleanliness, the convenient location of our hotel and the service our staff provides to each and every guest. Your comments are valuable and we have taken notes of your concern with regards to our hot water facilities and ensure that we will address them accordingly. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon in Microtel Luisita, Tarlac.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Taguig City, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Accompanied my wife for a short business trip and stayed here at Microtel. Typical of out of the way inns but I'm pretty sure this is not the standard for Microtel. The room was clean but my wife wasn't sure if the linens and pillow cases were newly replaced (they were wrinkled when we arrived).
Unlimited coffee at the lobby and a vendo machine will serve your emergency hunger fangs but you'll be better off going to nearby Robinsons supermarket and adjacent fast food restos. The only other amenity you get is the hot and cold water dispenser on the hallway. You get free breakfast at the lobby which was pretty crowded with tourists when we arrived.

Room Tip: Skip it if you can afford to travel further north.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CorporateGuest072011, Manager at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tarlac, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your comment in TripAdvisor with regards to your recent stay with us in Microtel Luisita, Tarlac. It is nice to know that you appreciated the cleanliness of our rooms. We give high value to cleanliness to secure the comfort of our guests. Rest assured that linens are changed daily. Your comments are valuable and we will use it to improve on our service and amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back and giving us another chance to be of service to you.
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

My wife and I decided to stay here overnight last 19 Nov 2012. We are on our way to San Juan, La Union for a short break and to relax and feel the cool sea breeze. The staff on the front desk was ok. Typical gestures. The guard on duty helped us with our luggage and carry it all the way to our room as there was nobody there to help. After checking in, the card key was handed to us. So we went upstairs to our room, inserted the key but Lo and Behold... the key is not working. After several tries, I decided to go back to the reception. I informed the staff that the key was not properly setup. The poor guy tried to set it up. Then another staff came to the rescue. At last he said it was now ok. He came out of the reception area, went upstairs leaving me in front of the reception puzzled. I followed him and at last the room was open. We went inside, checked the bathroom and saw molds on the wall and grout. I tried the sink and it was clogged. I opened the a/c and there it was, two cockcroach came out. There is no restaurant in this hotel. Breakfast was served in the hallway, infront of the reception area. This hotel is ok for an overnight stay. I don't recommend it for a long stay...

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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CorporateGuest072011, Manager at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tarlac, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comment in Trip Advisor with regards to your recent stay with us in Microtel Tarlac. Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be.. We apologize for any inconvenience and we hope to be of service to you in the future.
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Manila, Philippines
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72 hotel reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Its location may not be the best because its far from the tarlac city center (where SM is), but the value for money is unbeatable. And it is more quiet the farther you are from the city. I especially like the "coffee-all-you-can" at the hallway but I suggest they improve it and put coffee brewer instead of jars of powdered coffee. But I think they keep the hotel rates very low because of this. The rooms are very clean and spacious. The twin bed room for two people can actually fit 5 people (there's another sofa-like thing by the windows). There weren't any views though, just the garden. The only thing I didn't like was that the lobby and the breakfast area share the same space. And the area was small. A lot of people were standing waiting for tables to empty. We had to share our table to other guests at our stay. But because of the price, it more than makes up for it. The food selection was few but all were delicious. Overall, I'll stay here again when I'm in tarlac.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CorporateGuest072011, Manager at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tarlac, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comment in TripAdvisor with regards to your recent stay with us in Microtel Luisita, Talac. It is nice to know that your were able to appreciate what Microtel is all about. We take pride in our cleaning standards and the comforts of our beds. We provide the bare essentials for the frequent traveler and we will use your comments for us to improve on our services. We look forward to welcoming you back soon in Microtel Luisita, Tarlac.
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

The place is cheap and clean versus other hotels in Tarlac. It's location is incide Hacienda Luisita and near the shopping complex.

Going around, the lack of street lights make it tough specially at night. Still, this is already the best you can get in the area.

The only other good alternative is La Maja Rica, which is cheaper but already far from the restaurants and supermarket.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CorporateGuest072011, Front Office Manager at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tarlac, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comment in Tripadvisor with regards to your stay with us last January 2012. It is nice to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and you found our location appropriate for your needs. We look forward to welcome you back in Tarlac.
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Quezon City, Philippines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

The place is decent enough to stay and sleep in. The free breakfast is alright. Do not expect the comfort and amenities that you usually find in 3 star hotels. It is just an inn. I wouldn't even call it a suite!

I was there December of 2008. I just checked Oct 2010 since the dates in the choices can't go further than that.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CorporateGuest072011, Manager at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tarlac, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comment in TripAdvisor with regards to your recent stay with us in Microtel Luisita, Tarlac. It is nice to know that you were able to appreciate what Microtel is all about. We provide the bare essentials for the frequent traveler. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon in Microtel Luisita, Tarlac.
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

I have stayed at this property a number of times over the last 3 years and have watched the property slowly lose its focus. The staff continue to be polite and courteous but they are not welcoming and friendly.

The maintainance of the rooms has decreased over the last few years and it is a concern.
As a international franchise standards must be maintained and adhered too. This property is not on track.

Breakfast offerings are good but limited. The restaurant next to the hotel is opened again and offers a decent selection of local and american foods. Prices are not bad.

If your staying for a few days take advantage of the local club and have a swim at the pool. Worth the 100 peso fee.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CorporateGuest072011, Manager at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tarlac, responded to this review, September 1, 2011
Dear Chasfromcanada,

Thank you for taking the time to comment in Tripadvisor regarding your
recent stay at our hotel.

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will
utilise your response by continuing to focus on making each and every
guest experience the best it can be. We hope to be of service to you in
the future.

Again, thank you for comments and if I can be of assistance
to you, don't hesitate to contact me directly at 045-985-1770.


Sincerely,


Operations Manager
Microtel Hotel & Resorts Tarlac
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Address: Luisita | Brgy. San Miguel, Tarlac, Luzon 2301, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Central Luzon Region > Tarlac Province > Tarlac
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Tarlac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tarlac 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel's nearby facilities makes Microtel Inn & Suites Tarlac the perfect hotel choice for a variety of activities such as golf, conferences, meetings, tours and social functions. Situated right beside the hotel is The Aquino Center, the most modern and complete conference facility in Central Luzon. The Aquino Center boasts of spacious function rooms, theater and ballroom. It also houses The Aquino Museum, dedicated to former President Corazon Aquino and the late Senator and patriot, Benigno Aquino Jr. Microtel Inn & Suites Tarlac offers great value packages for conferences, meetings, student tours, birthdays and other social functions. ... more   less 
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