Friday, January 10, 2014

Red Planet Hotel Quezon City (Formerly Tune Hotel Quezon City)

Tune Hotel Quezon City

Red Planet Hotel Quezon City (formerly Tune Hotel Quezon City) is a 142-room economy hotel located along Timog Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City, Metro Manila. Red Planet Hotels is a global brand of hotels offering no-frills accommodation. It currently has seven branches in the Philippines with an 8th branch scheduled to open in February 2014 in Ortigas Center.

It is just two blocks away from the corner of Timog Avenue and EDSA and is conveniently located near cafes and restaurants along Timog Avenue and Tomas Morato Avenue. Major television stations also have their headquarters situated in South Triangle.

Tune Hotel Quezon City
Red Planet Hotel Quezon City
On the opposite side of EDSA are a number of government offices such as the National Statistics Office (NSO), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Social Security System (SSS) and the Quezon City Hall, as well as hospitals like the East Avenue Medical Center, the Philippine Heart Center, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, and the Lung Center of the Philippines.

Tune Hotel Quezon City
facade of the building

Red Planet Hotel Quezon City is ideal for those coming from the provinces to transact or process documents with government offices in Quezon City. We also recommend the hotel to families in Quezon City looking for an affordable accommodation for their visiting Balikbayan relatives or friends. Quezon City is also an ideal base for foreign tourists in Manila because most of the bus terminals going north and south of Metro Manila have their terminals in the city. Red Planet Hotel Quezon City is also a good choice for barkadas or families who wish to have a Staycation in Quezon City.

Tune Hotel Quezon City
ramp leading to the second level parking

If you are bringing your car, there are parking spaces in front of the building as well as on the second floor accessible through the ramp. From the second level parking, you can take the elevator to go to the frontdesk located on the ground floor. Note however that parking is on a first come first served basis. Parking is free of charge but are for the exclusive use of checked-in guests.

Tune Hotel Quezon City

Checking-in at the hotel was quick and efficient. Just tell the receptionist that you have a confirmed reservation and present an ID card for a speedy check-in. In a matter of seconds, the receptionist handed us our keycard.

Tune Hotel Quezon City
frontdesk



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Tune Hotel Quezon City
the Quezon Monument is the icon of Quezon City, feature on the wall of the hotel

We were assigned to room 808 located on the 8th floor of the building. A little trivia. The number 8 is considered a lucky number in Chinese numerology, because the Chinese word for eight sounds similar to the words which mean "prosper" or "wealth". Chinese guests would normally request a room on the eight floor (if there's an eight floor) or a room with a number 8. The number 4 on the other hand is considered very unlucky because it sounds similar to the Chinese word for "death". Chinese guests would avoid the fourth floor or a room with a number 4 (most especially in hospitals).

Tune Hotel Quezon City
lucky room 808 on the 8th floor

Remember the keycard we mentioned earlier? That's a safety feature of the hotel. That keycard is used at the elevators, without it you can't access any floor of the hotel. The same keycard will also give you access to you room. It is programed so that only the keycard issued to you may be used to access your room. The keycard is also used to activate the power supply inside the room. The panel also controls the air conditioning unit.

Tune Hotel Quezon City

Consistent to its promise, Red Planet Hotel Quezon City delivers 5-star hotel quality beds. The pillows, pillowcases and the bed sheets are clean and very fresh. The bed had the right firmness ensuring a very relaxing sleep.

Tune Hotel Quezon City

The rooms are space-efficient and streamlined so that the room still enjoys functional fixtures without sacrificing space inside the room. Each room is equipped with a cable-ready LCD TV, an individually controlled air-conditioning unit, a ceiling fan and a hair dryer. For added safety, there's a safety deposit box in each room where guests can keep their valuables. Note that use of air-conditioning unit and cable TV are only available as Addons, on a pay as you use basis. Use of the ceiling fan and hair dryer are free of charge.

Tune Hotel Quezon City

A signature design in many Red Planet Hotels are the frosted class doors that separate the bathroom from the bedroom. We think that it has a visual effect of making the bathroom look spacious from the inside.

Tune Hotel Quezon City

If you are very particular about cleanliness of the bathroom, then you won't be disappointed with Red Planet Hotel Quezon City. The floor and the walls are spotless. It doesn't smell inside the bathroom and generally, it looks well maintained. The toilet is equipped with a bidet, something very important that many hotels choose to disregard.

Tune Hotel Quezon City

The walk-in shower is very spacious. There's good supply of water and the water pressure is excellent. The shower has both hot and cold water and is equipped with a rain-shower head. Soap, shampoo and towel are not included in the room rate but are also available as an Addon. If you prefer a certain brand of toiletries, then do bring them.

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Tune Hotel Quezon City

Alternatively, you can purchase toiletries and other personal hygiene items at the hotel's frontdesk. There's also in-room massage service available, just check with the receptionist for the prices.

Tune Hotel Quezon City

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Red Planet Hotel Quezon City. We really feel rested and relaxed during our stay. Red Planet Hotel Quezon City is for you if you are on a budget and looking for a quality accommodation at very affordable price.

Tune Hotel Quezon City
view of Quezon City



Book the basic room rate if you only need a comfortable bed and a high quality shower. But if you want a more relaxing stay, we recommend that you purchase the Cozy Package (P420.00) which includes 24-hour Air-Conditioning Credit, One (1) Towel Rental + Toiletries Kit, 24-hour Cable TV Credit, and 24-hour WiFi Access.

Tune Hotel Quezon City

The WiFi password may be shared by a maximum of thee (3) devices. The speed is acceptably fast, we were able to play some streaming music inside the room. There's also a foldable desk inside the room if you need to work with your laptop. If you need to surf the Internet and you didn't bring your laptop, there are desktop computers at the lobby that you can use free of charge. The hotel also sells souvenir items at the lobby, do check out their display.

Tune Hotel Quezon City

Before you leave, make sure that you take your Red Planet Hotels souvenir photo at the interactive photo kiosk located at the lobby. Just look for the huge LCD TV with a camera mounted on it. From there, you can send the photos directly to your email. Here is a group photo we took during our Barkada Staycation at Tune Hotel Quezon City.

Tune Hotel Quezon City


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Red Planet Hotel Quezon City
100 Timog Ave, Quezon City 1103
Telehone:(02) 426 0567


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