Tune Hotel Angeles City is a 165-room economy hotel offering no frills accommodation to budget-minded travelers in the Angeles City (Clark Airport) area in Pampanga, Philippines. They focus on the high-quality delivery of the two most basic requirements of accommodation: the bed and the shower.
It is an ideal budget accommodation in Angeles City for travelers who will be catching an early flight at the Clark International Airport. It is centrally located along Don Juico Avenue near SM City Clark.
|speedy check-in process at Tune Hotel Angeles City|
Tune Hotels apply the same no-frills business model of low-cost airlines like its parent company AirAsia. The pay-as-you-use concept is at play wherein guests only pay for add-on services/amenities that they need. This allows the guests to customize their accommodation based on their necessity, thus trimming down their expenses to fit their budget.
ROOM CONFIGURATIONS & AMENITIES
Tune Hotels has two types of room configurations: the Double Room which has one (1) double bed, and the Twin Room which has two (2) single beds. Both room types can accommodate up to two guests. Each room has an ensuite private bathroom with a walk-in shower.
For security, access to the guest rooms is restricted by the room key card issued to the guests upon checkin. The same key card will also allow checked in guests to use the elevators. These are only some of the security features of the hotel in addition to the installed CCTV monitors and security guards on duty.
Basic rooms amenities include a ceiling fan, a hair dryer and a safety deposit box, which checked-in guests can use free of charge. Optional energy-consuming amenities, towel rental and toiletries are available as Addons on a pay as you use basis. We will discuss this in detail later in this article.
|clean and well-lighted corridors|
HIGH QUALITY BASICS
The basic room package includes the bed (double or twin beds) and hot & cold shower plus the complimentary basic room amenities. This would be equivalent to the base fare of a low cost airline. As of November 2013, basic room rate at Tune Hotel Angeles starts from P788 per night and adjusts depending on the date and occupancy rate of the hotel. The basic room rate is subject to a 10% service charge and 12% VAT. And like budget airlines, Tune Hotels periodically holds sales.
The basic room package is ideal for travelers who bring their own towels and toiletries and those who prefer a fan-room over an air-conditioned room. If you just need a place to spend the night and a bathroom with hot and cold shower, then this is for you.
Tune Hotels takes pride in providing 5-star hotel quality beds. Their Tune Beds feature high quality spring mattress beds with pillows, pillowcases, bed sheets and 250-thread count duvets.
We really had a relaxing sleep at Tune Hotels Angeles. Our bed had the right firmness. The pillows and the sheets were fresh and clean. The quality was indeed far better than other hotels within the same price range.
|Frosted Glass Door to the Bathroom|
Separating the bedroom to the ensuite private bathroom is a frosted glassdoor. First thing we noticed was the very spacious walk-in shower. Another pride of Tune Hotels is their high-pressure, heated power shower. The premium shower experience is even enhanced with a rain-shower head.
The bathroom is also equipped with a bidet plus the hotel also provides foot towels. We always stress out in our reviews that hotels in the Philippines should have a bidet in the absence of a "tabo". And for this we say kudos! to Tune Hotels.
OPTIONAL ENERGY-CONSUMING AMENITIES, TOWEL RENTAL & TOILETRIES
Addons are available on a pay as you use basis. Guests can avail of the addons upon booking their room online or at the Front Desk upon check-in at the hotel. Guests can avail of the addons as separate items or as a package. Here are the addons with their separate unit prices (Tune Hotel Angeles as of November 2013). The rates are fixed and are subject to 10% service charge and 12% VAT.
Air Conditioning (24 hours credit) PHP 350.00 - Each room is equipped with an air-conditioning unit but usage is electronically programmed to the room key card.
Early Check In (from 11:00am) PHP 300.00 - Standard check-in time is at 2:00pm and early check-in is only allowed from 11:00am, the earliest.
Entertainment (24 hr Cable TV) PHP 130.00 - Each room is equipped with an LCD TV but usage of the Cable TV is electronically programmed to the room key card.
Late Check Out (up to 2:00pm) PHP 300.00 - Standard check-out time is at 11:00am and late check-out is only allowed until 2:00pm, the latest.
Towel Rental + Toiletries Kit PHP 90.00 - This includes one towel, one small bar of soap and one tube of shampoo. The kit is placed in a red Tune Hotels eco-bag. The eco-bag (not the towels) are souvenir items which guests can take with them. If guests need two sets of towels, they can avail of two kits.
WIFI Internet Connection (24 hour period) PHP 240.00 - A password will be provided which will allow up to three (3) devices to share the password.
Should guests require a number or a combination of addons, it will be more economical to purchase addon packages. Here are the addon packages and their respective rates (Tune Hotel Angeles as of November 2013). Package rates are subject to 10% service charge and 12% VAT.
Comfort Package - Valued at only P300 this package includes:
- 24-hour Air-Conditioning Credit
- One (1) Towel Rental + Toiletries Kit.
Cozy Package - At a great bargain price of only P420 guests can enjoy:
- 24-hour Air-Conditioning Credit
- One (1) Towel Rental + Toiletries Kit
- 24-hour Cable TV Credit
- 24-hour WiFi Access
|Tune Hotels: WiFi Internet|
During our stay, we were able to enjoy an ultra fast Internet connection. Thanks to the foldable table, we were able to work comfortably with our laptop inside the room. We were able to publish a number of blog posts from our room, upload hundreds of photos to our Google Drive account and listed to streaming music.
If you don't bring your laptops when traveling and you need to check or send some emails, there are Internet kiosks available at the hotels reception lobby which guests can use free of charge. Next to it is an interactive photo kiosk where you can take your Tune Hotel Angeles souvenir photo. You can actually send the image file directly to your email address. See sample below.
|Tune Hotel Angeles City Souvenir Photo|
There are a number of restaurants near Tune Hotel Angeles (along Don Juico Avenue), most of which are restaurants owned by American veterans of war who settled in Angeles City. There's also a restaurant at the ground floor of Tune Hotels. We checked-out some of the restaurants and most (if not all) of them are on the expensive side.
Eating in an (overly) expensive restaurant will definitely defeat the purpose of staying in a budget hotel. There's a 711 store near Tune Hotels where you can grab a sandwich or hot noodles. Alternatively, you can take a jeepney to the Friendship Jeepney Terminal where you can choose among the various fastfood joints in the area. From the terminal, you can also cross the highway to SM City Clark.
DO NOT take the tricycles because they will definitely rip you off. One tricycle driver tried to charge us P70 for a 1.5 Km ride. Take the jeepney.
|coffee shop at the ground floor of Tune Hotel Angeles|
Overall, we enjoyed our stay in Tune Hotels Angeles and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a value-for-money and high quality accommodation near Clark International Airport. It is also an ideal accommodation for incoming tourists who plan to explore Central Luzon. There is a travel agency at the hotel's reception lobby that offers adventure packages to Mount Pinatubo and food tour packages in Angeles City and in nearby towns in Pampanga.
How to Get to Tune Hotel Angeles from Dau Bus Terminal
From Dau Bus Terminal, walk towards Caltex and cross the McArthur Hiway. Take a jeep going to downtown Angeles and tell the driver to drop you off at Shell (in front of Total). Take a jeep going to SM Clark (just ask around the jeepney terminal). From SM Clark, cross the hiway to the Friednship Jeepney Terminal (just ask any security guard or passers by). From the terminal, take the jeepney with the "Friendship" signage and tell the driver to drop you off in front of Tune Hotels.
If you are driving, from Dau Terminal, turn left to McArthur Hiway. Drive past Shell and Total gas stations and turn right at Mitchell Avenue (this is the road after the main road leading to the gate to Clarkfield). Drive along Mitchell Avenue for about two kilometers until you see Tune Hotel Angeles on the left side of the road. There are sufficient parking space in front of the hotel.
Tune Hotel Angeles City
Don Juico Avenue, Angeles City, Pampanga
Telephone: +63 (045) 459-0888
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