Pre-paid 5 nights at MyDian with Asiatravel .Confirmed an early check-in the day before , due to my early morning flight arrival.
On arrival at 10am I was told that no standard rooms were ready, and that for 100 peso per night extra I could be 'upgraded' to a room on the 7th floor and check in immediately. Being knackered, I agreed.
I soon discovered that the room's wifi didn't work! So in reality I had actually been downgraded as my package was actually called 'room WITH wifi' ! I asked to change rooms, which was grudgingly agreed to later that evening .
Next morning, I woke up to find that there was no water . I couldn't brush my teeth, take a shower or flush the toilet . Not a good predicament to be in after already having had the morning number-two!
Due to my experiences over the first two days, I had already packed my bags & was searching online for alternative accomodation; But on checking, found that the water supply to my room was restored. So as I had already pre-paid, I opted to stay for the remaining nights and 'make the best of it' rather than forking out any more money.
The bed was quite hard and it was not a coil/springmatress, but some kind of solid foam thing, which resulted in me having backache. The water pressure in the shower, when there was any, was so low that the shower produced just a tiny trickle of water and wasn't strong enough to drive the hot water heater.
A couple of good points: There is a 19" tv on the wall, with a selection of 30+ channels including movies. There is a very effective inverter-type aircon which keeps the room nice and cool.
As I discovered on the second day, the room is only cleaned if you specifically request it. Make sure you request cleaning, because if you leave any food or drink in the room, the place is soon swarming with ants!
There is no breakfast . There is a small fridge and a microwave provided , but no kettle. The room comes with a small table and chairs complete with two place-settings , which is totally surplus to requirements as there are no restaurants or shops within walking distance from which to purchase food .
In fact, there is nothing within walking distance, so going anywhere involves spending at least 500 Pesos in taxis there & back. Better to spend 500 extra on a more convenienty-located hotel.
The property is on a busy street in a 'barangay' (slum-like) area , and there is a lot of traffic noise. The constant beep-beep of vehicle horns in Manila is annoying and you need to wear earplugs or turn up the tv !
Also, on Saturday night, thru until (would you believe) Sunday afternoon, there was a loud rock band playing across the road . This resulted in a sleepless night listening to the same handful of songs being repeated over and over. Not good!
The staff aren't particularly attentive or helpful , preferring Instead to constantly play with their mobile phones and not even looking up to acknowledge guests.
I stayed at Tune on previous occasions, but thought I'd try something different. Completely regretted it after a day, and certainly wouldn't choose to stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
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