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“Good accommodation on a budget.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tropicana Apartment Hotel

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Tropicana Apartment Hotel
1630 L.M. Guerrero St., Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines (Malate)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 103 hotels in Manila
Brisbane, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good accommodation on a budget.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

The Tropicana offers good accommodation for the price paid. The reception staff are helpful and the rooms are clean and tidy. We stayed in the 2 room apartments and whilst the bedrooms are air con the main living area wasn't. There are rooms which do have this so if staying you would need to ensure you request total air con. The air cons are window boxes and are a bit noisy however this is common in Manila if staying at budget price accommodation. The showers are fair and water pressure is a bit low. As in most hotels in Aisa double check what you have booked and if able get in writing as there was a mix up in rooms sizes as we had 3 rooms booked for all travelling and ended up with 2. Whilst this happened at midnight after a long day travelling they were very quick to get us another room which did require cleaning before we could go in. There is no restaurant but a little cafe which is ok next door. The hotel is in Ermita which is very busy, old and quite run down although there is Robinson shopping centre within close walking distance which offers many food outlets and good shopping. Their driver (Joel) is marvellous and very helpful. If on a budget a good place to stay however if you want better quality and location go to Makati.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

My wife and I have stayed in different hotels in Manila over the years since she is an ex pat and we go back to the Philippines quite often from Las Vegas, Nevada where we live. The Tropicana is a good fit for us. It is across the street from Robinson Place Mall and offers one and two bedroom suite/apartments with a full kitchen. It lessens "culture shock" when you can cook your own food or eat at any one of the many food outlets at Robinson's.The rooms are move-in-ready, whether you are staying for a month like us or just a few days on business. In an effort to keep their prices reasonable they only air condition the bedrooms which are bigger than my bedroom back home. Each guest room has a walk-on veranda style balcony that allows you to adjust the cross ventilation in the living room to offset the topical heat of Manila to say nothing about a great view of Metro Manila, To stay relevant in the growing hotel business in Manila and to address previous customer reviews they are currently renovating and updating the decor of their rooms. They have been doing this on a one-room -at-a-time schedule for several months now. They have partitioned off the kitchen from the living room by adding a whole new wall of cabinetry but have left the dining table and living room in sight of each other and have updated to new refridegrators with outside cold water dispensers that let you add your own bottle water. This is a real plus in Manila and lessens pouring water from those large gallon bottles. All in all with its unique venue guest rooms and always courteous staff ( I don't know how many "Good Morning Sir" I have .responded to over the years). One last thing is the manager Linda, whose has the patience of Joob, and her front desk are great when it comes to last minute changes in schedules. We usually take several side trips outside Manila when we are there. I can't tell you how many times she has come through for us in modifying our stay plans, not like the big hotel chains. To my knowledge, The Tropicana does not subscribe to travel sites. You deal directly with Linda and her staff when you book your room. This greatly reduces surprises when you check-in. The hotel is family owned and you probably will bump into the very friendly owner or his wife who are almost always around the hotel. If you are reading this review then you are already have enough information to contact them direct...

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Located on a quite side street near the Robinson mall and Ermita night life. The room size was nice with a kitchenette if you opt for the one bedroom but needs to be updated. The staff is friendly and take care of your needs. The only problems I had was with the free wifi which is not compatibly with all devices like my ipod. Also problems with cable tv because it would lose the signal and you had to sake the wire to get it back. This is my second time staying here and I would give the hotel 3.5 stars.

Room Tip: Do not stay on ninth floor. Elevator only go to the 8th floor and you have to walk up a flight of st...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Abuja
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Very nice place at a great location. Good choice in room types; even 2 bed-room places.
Be aware that if you are using your (foreign) credit-card, they will charge you USD or EURO with a bad rate and you will end up paying much more than necessary!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

4.5 Stars. This hotel is maintained very well and fully staffed. I went with a group of 20 people and they were able to easily accommodate all of us. I had a 2 bedroom suite which was great. Clean rooms, comfortable beds, big kitchen, big living room, 2 balconys with nice views, 2 bathrooms. Couldn't have asked for more. Had to go to lobby to get wifi. Smaller fitness area but enough equipment to get a good workout. Nice big pool with a lifeguard and refreshments available poolside. Convenience stores and restaurant right next door (which delivers right to your room if you want), and Robinsons mall is just a short walk away.

Had an amazing trip and would definitely recommend the Tropicana.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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California, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

I was thier last august of 2009, and have my laundry done in the hotel, but i was surpprise when my laundry was done and ready to pay, i was charge 6000 pesos for the laundry itself it was rediculous and i was so nice and paid for it so that the person in front wont get in trouble. I try to talk to the manager , but she wasn't thier. The room was ok not to bad.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

On every Philippine holiday, my family and I have been staying here for more than 20 years & over 3 generations now. We have seen it growing, developing and continually improving. Familiar faces and hearts are great to come back to. Great location, walking distance to the Robinson's Mall, market and restaurants. Perfect for families and long stays. We always take the 2 bedroom apartment on the 8th floor, and have never been disappointed. The children love the space and the pool, and my parents love to cook in the kitchen. Tropicana has been our home in Manila, and will continue to be so for years to come. All the best and thank you all to the management and staff ! See you next year!

Room Tip: request for a higher floor where the breeze is, not too noisy. the renovated suites are great.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tropicana Apartment Hotel

Address: 1630 L.M. Guerrero St., Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila > Malate
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 103 hotels in Manila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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