Saturday, April 19, 2014

Red Planet Hotel Ortigas (Formerly Tune Hotel Ortigas) in Pasig City

Tune Hotel Ortigas

International value hotel brand Red Planet Hotels, formerly Tune Hotels, opened its 8th branch in the Philippines located in Ortigas Center, Pasig City's central business district. Red Planet Hotel Ortigas has 182 rooms featuring the Red Planet Hotel signature 5-star quality beds and showers on budget friendly rates.

Tune Hotel Ortigas building
building facade along Pearl Drive
Last March 2014, we got the chance to experience Red Planet Hotels again during a weekend food trip staycation in Ortigas Center. Red Planet Hotel Ortigas is situated along Shaw Blvd, right in the middle of corporate offices and dining destinations in the district. It is only two blocks away from Shangri-La Mall with its East Wing housing a number of restaurants serving international and Filipino cuisines. It is also in close proximity to SM Megamall which recently opened its Mega Fashion Hall featuring a number of Asian and Filipino restaurants including Vikings Megamall, said to be the largest buffet restaurant in the Philippines.

Entrance Lobby

Red Planet Hotel Ortigas is also a short drive away from Kapitolyo, another culinary haven in Pasig City. Restaurants in Kapitolyo include Kanto Freestyle Kapitolyo, Pancit Center, Kainan Au Gusto, Cafe JuaniaThree Sisters and Longganisa Sorpresa; as well as international restaurants such as Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina, Ba Noi's, Poco Deli & Uncle Moe's.

Hotel's Front Desk


Across Kapitolyo is the newly opened Capitol Commons which is also slowly gaining popularity for its restaurants and gastro pubs such as Black Olive Cerveceria and Tipsy Pig. Sentro 1771 is also set to open its third branch in Capitol Commons this 2014.

Tune Hotel Ortigas Icon


In addition, Red Planet Hotel Ortigas is also strategically located near the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE).

Spacious Lobby



A number of top Philippine corporations also have their headquarters in Ortigas Center including San Miguel Corp. and Banco De Oro (BDO), as well as international companies and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) offices.



This makes Red Planet Hotels ideal for business travelers who are looking for no-frills accommodation and for food lovers who are looking for a strategic base for exploring the restaurants in Ortigas Center.

Elevators


Now, let us take you for a tour around Red Planet Hotel Ortigas. After a quick check-in at the lobby, you will be issued with an electronic keycard which you will need to gain access to the building's elevators. This measure ensures the security of the hotel's guests.

clean and well-lit corridors


The same keycard is also used as an electronic key to open the door to your assigned room. Aside from its security features, the keycard also has an energy-saving feature. It acts as a power switch to the individual rooms. When inserted inside the slot, power inside the room will be switched on. When removed, it will automatically cut off the supply of electricity inside the room. This avoid unnecessary consumption of electricity and allows the hotel to cut down on electricity expenses and ultimately keep their room rates affordable.

Keycard


True to its commitment, Red Planet Hotel Ortigas delivers high-quality basic of hotel accommodation: 5-star beds and powerful hot showers.

High-Quality Basics
Red Planet Hotel Ortigas uses high quality spring mattress beds with pillows, pillowcases, bed sheets and 250-thread count duvets with quality at par with 5-star hotels. These comfortable beds will surely give you a good night sleep.

5-Star Quality Bed


Rooms are available in two types of bed-configuration: the Double Room which has one (1) double bed, and the Twin Room which has two (2) single beds, both of which can accommodate up to two guests. Both room types measure 14sqm in average. Red Planet Hotel Ortigas also has four units of Accessible Rooms (21sqm in size) that are reserved for guests with disabilities.

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glassdoor to the bathroom

The ensuite private bathroom features a toilet with bidet, excellent water pressure and a powerful heated shower. The bathroom is rather spacious and well maintained. Cleanliness of the bathroom is also something we consistently observe in all Red Planet Hotels branches that we have stayed in so far.

Bathroom

Some of the basic in-room amenities include a ceiling fan, a hairdryer and an electronic safe. These are already included in the basic room rate and guests may use these free of charge. As of March 2014, the basic room rate at Red Planet Hotel Ortigas is at P888.00 per night and adjusts depending on the date and occupancy rate of the hotel. The Basic Room Rate is subject to an additional 10% service charge, 12% VAT and 0.70% local tax.



The basic room rate does not, however, include towels & toiletries (P90.00), room airconditioning (P350.00), cable TV (P130.00) and WiFi access (P240.00). These amenities are instead available as addons on a pay as you use basis. Guests can purchase addons upon booking online or upon check-in at the hotel. Addon Rates are already inclusive of charges and taxes.

Cable Ready TV

Alternatively, guests can purchase addons packages which is more economical than buying addons individually. The Comfort Package (P300.00) includes towels, toiletries and 24-hour room air-conditioning; while the Cozy Package (P420.00) includes towels, toiletries, 24-hour room air-conditioning, 24-hour cable TV and 24-hour WiFi Internet access. Addon Package Rates are already inclusive of applicable service charge and taxes.

TIP: The Comfort Package is actually cheaper than purchasing a 24-hour airconditioning credit.

Internet Kiosk

There's also an Internet kiosk at the hotel's lobby. Just approach the front desk and ask for the user ID and password. Use of the Internet kiosk is free of charge but is only limited to 30 minutes per user ID.

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take your Red Planet Hotel Ortigas souvenir photo here 

And of course, no stay at Red Planet Hotel Ortigas is complete without taking your own Tune Hotel Ortigas souvenir photo at the Interactive photo kiosk located at the lobby. What's cool about this is that you can immediately send an electronic copy of the photo to your email address so you can immediately share it on you social media networks.

Tune Hotel Ortigas Souvenir Photo
Red Planet Hotel Ortigas Souvenir Photo


Red Planet Hotels is one of our favorite hotel brands because of its consistency in delivering high quality service and experience to its guests. You can expect the same level of customer service, comfort, cleanliness and affordability in all of its branches in the country. In addition, we also enjoy the strategic location of Red Planet Hotel properties which further adds to the overall convenience of the guests. All of these are true with Red Planet Hotel Ortigas.

See also our feature articles on Tune Hotel Angeles City, Tune Hotel Quezon City and Tune Hotel Davao.

Parking Spaces


Reminders
  • The hotel has two entrance doors, one along Shaw Blvd and on along Pearl Drive
  • Standard check-in time is at 2:00pm while check-out time is at 11:00am
  • Early check-in and late check-out are subject to the availability of the room and to applicable surcharges: early check-in from 11:00am (P300.00) and late check-out up to 2:00pm (P300.00)
  • Smoking is not allowed inside the hotel rooms
  • Multi-level paking is available at the hotel building and are for the exclusive use of checked-in guests on a first come first served basis, the parking ramp is accessible via Pearl Drive 
  • Toiletries and souvenir items are also available for sale at the hotel's front desk
  • For the best rates, book early online!
Book your room now via agoda.com




Red Planet Hotel Ortigas
Lot 5, Block 4, Shaw Boulevard,
Pasig City, Philippines
Telephone: (02) 656-0888

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