Makati City is an all too familiar place for me. I used to work here, about around four years before heading back to my hometown, Baguio City. For a work that I need to go to temporarily last August, I opted to book a room around Makati because this is where I used to live and easy for me to go around. I stayed overnight at Red Planet Makati. For me, this is a simple solo traveler’s hotel in Makati. Keep reading and find out why.
I wanted to book a hotel room instead of renting bunk beds at some hotels or apartments, for me, this is way safer. Thank you to my trusty Booking app, I was able to reserve a neat room at Red Planet Makati without any prior payment needed. This is what I preferred just in case something might come up that I no longer need to book a room. Red Planet Makati is located at E. Mercado Corner F. Calderon Street. It is situated near Makati Ave., and it was tucked behind a building being constructed as of this date of writing. I passed this place before and I knew the hotel was formerly the Tune Hotel.
Best Location, but…
Back to why I agree that Red Planet is a solo traveler’s hotel in Makati, I find it really convenient for me because of its location. I think I paid as much as Php1, 705 because of its location. It is near Makati Ave. where there are numerous restaurants along the area. It is also near Century City Mall (where I had dinner) and A.Venue Mall. Just a few steps, there it is, the ever most convenient store, 711, and right across it, there is Starbucks, alright! For someone like me who’s not staying that long in the city, it was easy for me to get to these places where I very much needed, ‘coz food and coffee is life- and I left my toothbrush-LOL, so it was no sweat to buy it nearby. Actually, I’m not only going to tackle the pros here, one thing I didn’t like in this location that it is nearby the (almost) slum areas of Makati, the back street nightmares I used to avoid. When I came from Century City Mall, I had to walk past some sketchy bystanders, smoking their lungs out (no offense to my friends who smoke though!) and stares at me as if I’m wearing see-through clothes when I’m wearing decent jeans and unrevealing sleeveless top. Well, nothing in this world is perfect. Moving on.
Excellent Workforce, ‘nuff said
I was greeted by the hotel guard and the door was opened for me to enter. I forgot the name of the receptionist but he is very courteous as well. Checking in was a bliss. He even apologized to me saying, “Ma’am, I’m sorry, I hope you don’t mind, the available room is for PWD (persons with disability) so there are bars attached on the walls of the restroom.” I really didn’t mind it, I even kiddingly asked if I’m going to get kicked out when a PWD will check in, and he said no. When I arrived at the hotel room, there’s something lacking, if I were to work with my laptop and there’s a built-in table on the wall, I need to sit. There was no chair, I asked the cleaners who are doing some job at the other room and swiftly gave me a chair. Amazing!
Room Amenities, So-so but Clean!
The room was for PWD so when I used the key card, I just push the door and it will open, no need to turn the knob. So easy! I don’t mind hotel rooms who have no slippers, toothbrush, toothpaste, and shampoo, as long as it is squeaky clean-especially the comfort room! I like that the bed scape is pure white too. There’s a flat-screen TV and of course an AC. I went inside the restroom and right, there are bars beside the toilet bowl and near the shower. It is nice to know that this hotel is PWD-friendly. What I just dislike but nothing too serious is that there’s no divider between the toilet and the shower, and the tiles are not too inclined so the water from the shower can go straight to the drainage easily. Anyways, I managed, it might’ve been no divider at all because of the room is for PWDs.
There’s no telephone in the room so you can’t make local or international calls. There’s a guide on the side table that if I need anything from the receptionist, I should download Red Planet’s mobile app. For me, I didn’t need anything so I didn’t mind downloading the app. Good marketing strat though! Luring guests to download their app so for the next booking, there are a more special rate and transportation services.
This blog is getting too long, sorry, I have this enthusiasm to make it in-depth! Lol! Overall, I like that I had a good night sleep at this hotel. The internet connection is excellent and it was not noisy outside the hotel at all. By the way, this isn’t a sponsored post. Again, I paid Php1, 705 for the room. Be the judge if it’s worth it or not for a solo traveler’s hotel in Makati.
Alright that pretty much sums up what I think about Red Planet.