Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tune Hotel Ortigas : An Affordable Hotel at Pasig City's Central Business District

Tune Hotel Ortigas is a 182-room budget hotel located in the central business district of Pasig City. It is situated along Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City. It is Tune Hotel's 8th branch in the Philippines which opened early this year. It features Tune Hotel's 5-star quality beds at a very affordable and budget rates.


Straight from my island getaway in Calaguas, I get a chance to stay at Tune Hotel Ortigas. It's location is very convenient as it is just a walking distance from the MRT Shaw Boulevard Station. It is about 10 minutes walk from EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard and just about 600m from Shangrila Plaza Mall and 950m from St. Francis Shopping Mall. It was my first visit and I did not have any difficulty finding Tune Hotel Ortigas. Indeed, they have an excellent location ideal for those budget travelers wanting convenience at an affordable cost.


Tune Hotel Ortigas is also within a close distance from SM Megamall  and the newly opened Capitol Commons which boasts a number of restaurants and pubs. When I was at Tune Hotel, a friend invited me for lunch at Nomama Restaurant which is located in Capitol Commons. I just walked from the hotel and it was just a little over 10 minutes, it's that accessible.


The Experience
After a quick check-in at the reception, I went immediately to my room at the 5th floor. I was kinda surprised to see a very spacious room. It was something I was really happy with. The room has double bed which can comfortably accommodate two people. It features a 5-star quality mattress, two sets of pillows and a clean and good quality comforter. As I lay on the bed, I knew right there that I will have a good night sleep.



The Amenities
The room is equipped with a T&B which has a hot/cold shower. It is spacious and clean. The room also has an electronic safe where guests can leave their valuables, a ceiling fan and a hairdryer which are already part of the basic amenities included in the room rates. Tune Hotel's basic room rates start at P888 exclusive of tax and service charge. The rate changes so make sure you book ahead of time.


If you want a more comfortable stay, you may add up additional in-room amenities according to your needs and preference. Below are the rates for their add-ons:

Towel Rental & Toiletries Kit costs P90. The kit includes one soft absorbent white towel, a small bar of soap and a small tube of shampoo. It is placed in a red Tune Hotel eco-bag. 
Wifi access for 24 hours cost P240. You can purchase this from the front desk and they’ll provide you for a password to use and will expire exactly after 24 hours from the first time you use it. 
Air-conditioning for a 24-hour credit costs P350. Some Tune hotels in other countries have a 12-hour or a 24-hour option for air-conditioning access, however in the Philippines, only the 24-hour access is available. Each room is actually provided with a split-type air-conditioning system but the usage will be charge separately from the room cost. It is programmed depending on your room access card. Hours are being deducted on a per-use-basis. If you only use 12 hours of your credit on your first day, the next 12 hours can be used on the next day. 
Early Check-in is available from 11AM onwards for an additional cost of P300. 
Late Check-out costs P300 up to 2PM. 
Comfort Package includes 24hr A/C credit + Towel & Toiletries for an additional cost of P300. 
Cozy Package provides you with 24hr A/C + 24hr TV + 24hr Wifi + Towel & Toiletries for only P420. 

Also if you want to connect to the internet, there is a kiosk at the lobby where you can use free of charge for 30 minutes. Just approach the front desk and ask for the user ID and password.


When at Tune Hotels, don't forget to take a souvenir photo at their photo booth. It's very simple to use and you can immediately send it to your desired email address and share it on your social media accounts. 



Tune Hotel Ortigas 
Lot 5, Block 4, Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City, Philippines 
Telephone: (02) 656-0888 
Website: www.tunehotels.com 
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