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“Excellent value, very clean and efficient”
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Red Planet Mabini
Ranked #9 of 110 Hotels in Manila
Sebastian, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Excellent value, very clean and efficient”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

If you book this yourself, you pay very little for the room, but everything is extra... but if you book through AGODA, everything is included, so it's still a bargain.
Right in the heart of downtown old Manila, it's in the center of the night-life area, which means there's many girls available outside each club, and there's lots of 'em. Manila is a noisy, smelly, smokey, disheveled, backward, disorganized, corrupt third-world dump. This hotel is above all that. The rooms are secure, the TV works, the internet works, the rooms are clean and comfortable. Nice convenience store next to the lobby, and a nice Irish Pub in the lobby with a restaurant. The food was OK... by western standards. I would stay there again. Very close to major shopping center.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Llucmajor, Spain
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We booked the hotel following the advice of two travellers we met and we're glad of having done so. The staff was correct, the room was clean with air-con and nice bathroom and the Irish diner right close to the hotel was an easy option to eat, but not cheap. The Internet Wi-Fi worked perfectly. Unfortunately, the hotel did not offer laundry service and all laundries were closed these days.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Malay, Aklan, Philippines
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2013

If you don't mind about small room then should try Tune Hotel in Malate. The price is 3* but the room is like 5* even though have to pay for extra but you only pay what you need, you don't have to pay what you no need. Great accommodation!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Osaka, Japan
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104 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

For a hotel that has all the basics and is very clean, look no further. In an area of Manila known for dodgy areas and hotels this is a beacon. Stayed here three nights and it was great! Booked on Agoda so all extras were included, including towel, tv etc etc. VERY VERY COMFORTABLE BED!!! Really...for one person...even two, its heaven. Staff are very good too. Will stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Over all a good hotel to stay in if size is not a concern.
Smaller rooms like you would find in Hong Kong, Singapore.
Most rooms don't have their shower doors??? i think the contractor scammed the owners or the owners didn't want to spend the money because the rods and guide are all in place for the doors.
But on this stay on the 9th floor there was a glass door, it did not work good because the over tightened the screw so the rubber guide does not slide.
There needs to be more of an active roll of the GM to see that everything should be working well.
The hotel is showing signs of wear and tear, mold in my shower shows that housekeeping is slacking.
Sad for a relatively new hotel

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Malaysia
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Just like any other Tune Hotel chain (a subsidiary company of Air Asia) in other countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, the setup is the same. Budget is the keyword. So if it is a budget hotel, do not expect overly luxury. Lower down your expectation and you will feel more at ease and comfortable staying at this hotel. The size of the room is very small (enough to fit in 2 pax) but you can be assured of basic amenities such as a ceiling fan, safe box, plenty of hot shower and top quality bed and pillow. Anything extra such as TV, air condition, Wifi, toiletries and towel will be charged. My advice is if you had decided staying at Tune Hotel chain, book 6-9 months ahead or when it is on sale promotion. I paid less than P650/night inclusive of 24 hours air condition, Wifi, towel and toiletries. Other 3 star and above hotels on the same street can go as high as P2000-5000 a night. I am happy with the super clean and decent small room.
Many travelers commented about Mabini St. as unsafe red light area during night time which I found out it to be untrue. Generally it is a very safe street with 24 hours security guards manning every premises from restaurants to money exchange. Just take care of your belongings. I walked up and down the street passing the KTVs and pubs during day and night time for 3 days but nothing untoward happened. The KTV and pub ladies were courteous and in fact greeted everyone as sir or madam even though they know that you are not their potential customer. Just smile back and walk away if you are not interested. No harm done. There are also plenty of Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Western and fast food restaurants along the road. You can never go hungry. Robinsons Place shopping mall is around 5-10 minutes walking distance at Pedro Gil St.
Tune Hotel is definitely a good and strategic located hotel. Plenty of metered taxi from hotel to NAIA airport is around P200-P220 depending on the traffic. I will definitely stay here again or at Makati branch.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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berlin
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Having booked the room fairly in advance I paid a reasonable rate which made me accept the flaws: rooms are VERY small and basic, minimally cleaned, very loud, thin walls, not the best location. If I had chosen FULL service and paid full "fare" for short term booking (aircon, towels, remote, etc) I would probably be pissed off now and give minimum rating. I hope that this was not the average TUNE experience.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Red Planet Mabini
Address: 1740 A Mabini Street, Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines (Formerly Red Planet Ermita)
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila > Malate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 110 Hotels in Manila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Planet Mabini 2.5*
Number of rooms: 167
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Ermita, famous for its nightlife and restaurants and close to leading tourist attractions, the 167-room Red Planet Mabini, Manila is the embodiment of a group philosophy that places guests in the centre of the action. After a 30-minute drive from Manila International Airport, the hotel is the perfect entrée to a pulsating destination that serves up nearby experiences like Roxas Boulevard, a row of al fresco restaurants overlooking Manila Bay, the Cultural Centre of the Philippines, Manila Ocean Park and SM Mall of Asia, the Philippines' largest mall. The Pedro Gil Light Rail Transit station is a kilometer away. The Red Planet Mabini, Manila has redefined the value-hotel sector by offering an all-inclusive rate for every room, every night. All rooms have free high-speed Wi-Fi, soothing power showers, quality custom-made beds with upscale linen and many other features including air conditioning, in-room safes, hair dryers, ceiling fans and a 32-inch flat screen TV. There are no hidden costs in the room rates or the amenities we provide. ... more   less 
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