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“So much better than others nearby”
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Red Planet Mabini
Ranked #9 of 109 Hotels in Manila
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Maybe we were jaded after our poor experiences at other Manila hotels, but we loved this place! We moved from a nearby hostel which charged same price for far inferior services. This hotel is like a Travelodge or Easyhotel in UK. Sure it has adverts for its brands in rooms, rather than pictures and thus is a little soulless, but it is new, very clean, has satellite tv, showers are excellent and beds are oh- so-comfy with lovely duvets. Manila prices are on the up, this is a major city and so I think this is a bargain for what you get. Only downsides are service is so -so, but you don't really need much. Also rooms are in small side, so perhaps not ideal for longer term stays.

The area isn't particularly nice compared to where more upmarket hotels are based, but that's to be expected. Hotel is very secure though. There is a 711 under hotel as well as an Irish pub. Prices seem high in the pub but thats because portions are huge and quality akin to UK pub chains. The Astoria nearby is good for breakfast.
We will return to Tune in a few weeks when passing back through Manila. Highly recommended for shorts stays, flash packers and any budget conscious traveller who prefers comforts over character.

Room Tip: Rooms are a bit small and so couples may want to choose twin beds to get a bit more space.
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Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here in Aug+ Sep for the 2nd time in 2 yrs.After reading various forum reviews on various websites;I thought that the prices might have gotten out of realism;for a budget Hotel.On arrival @ check inn,I was pleasantly surprised.I will pre book Tune Hotels on the "net",in the future though!!.I have to disagree with a certain knowledgeable individuals reviews ie wap01oo.I will keep patronizing Tune Hotels and their connected Bars in the Countries "I visit"unless quality drops.For this said reviewer;to say the Molly Mal ones Bar+Restaurant serves crappy meals +is expensive is completely incorrect.It is only commonsense,that one will get cheaper food,at the various Fast Food outlets + Street Food Eateries ;witin this area.These unqualified comments relate more to an individual;with no experience WORKING in Hospitality!!.ve;

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

It is cheap, clean but very very small room, so if you are only staying to have a good sleep and you are on a budget, would go to this place.

Better pre-book all your towels and tv, it saves a lot of money.

Shop is just before the entrance.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

I have stayed here several times, and always found it to be OK. The room is small, but the A/C worked, the bed was clean and comfortable, and the TV worked. It's not fancy, but it's fairly new. Convenience store next to the lobby, and a British style restaurant/tavern too, which was good if you don't like local foods.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

If you are looking for a simple, clean and centrally located hotel then this one is for you!

We booked a group of Russian students at this hotel and they loved it! This place is a sophisticated way of backpacking!

Check in was so fast and the front desk officers were so efficient and accommodating. In less than 20 minutes we were abel to check in 40 people.

I have stayed in Tune Hotel in Malaysia and I must say that this one in Manila is even better.

PROS
Great service
24/7 security (key cards used in the elevators)
Big and comfortable beds
Strong hot/cold shower
Cable TV/Wifi/AC (I think upon request with corresponding fees)
with Electric Fans

Ground floor has 7/11 for personal needs
Location is near Robinsons Mall, Starbucks and other fancy restaurants
Walking distance to Manila Bay
Taxi ride to Mall of Asia, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Intramuros and 30 minute ride to Makati Business District/Ayala Museum/Greenbelt Mall

CONS
Rooms are not as spacious as a "normal" hotel
Area may be central but it is also prone to pickpockets

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is an ok hotel, good beds... the staff here didnt seem to interested but thats there problem.... good location for single guys, can try the Irish bar and restaurant at fround floor and beware of chicks outside....in one line it's a good safe hotel.

Room Tip: Ask them for the most biggest room,if you like spacious room and book any room with agoda or hotels...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Clean,friendly staff,beware,check in 14 00 out 11 00.room ok small,toilet small,everything small indeed.no glasses in room,no fridge,only commercials on the walls for another stay in at tune hotel in another place.the room had nothing,u get a bag with a towel and a shampoo and a remote while check in.good for sleeping of a jet lag.But not for a long stay,located very close to everything in mabini st.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about 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 109 Hotels in Manila
Price Range: $33 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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