Known for its promo fares that are sometimes cheaper than bus tickets, Cebu Pacific Air has been dominating the domestic travel scene in the Philippines since its establishment in 1996. With their "book early, pay less" concept, the airline has won the hearts and pockets of smart travelers all over the world and has provided opportunity for more Filipinos to travel and explore our own country. Counting on this vision, the Robinsons Hotel and Resorts group paved the way for variably-priced accommodation in the Philippines with their most affordable brand, Go Hotels.
As of 2016, Go Hotels currently has a total of 11 hotels within the country in strategic locations such as Bacolod, Butuan, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Davao, Mandaluyong (Manila), Ortigas Center (Manila), Otis (Manila), Puerto Princesa, Tacloban and their newest hotel in Manila Airport Road.
Booking promo tickets usually mean taking red eye or early flights so booking a room near the airport has been a routine to make sure we arrive in the airport on time. CS and I usually stay at Red Planet Aseana but we thought of checking out Go Hotels for back up since our favorite budget hotel is gaining immense popularity with locals and foreign tourists traveling on budget.
Check in was fast but thorough as the staff explained the details of our accommodation before handing me the key cards to our room. The security also insisted to accompany us to our room with our bags safely organized in the luggage cart. Another concept the hotel adapted from Cebu Pacific was stripping down the amenities to basic in order to lower the cost. Guests are then given the option to add on the things they may require like breakfast and hotel transfers.
Go Hotel offers a single type of accommodation but the bed can be requested to either a twin or a double bed. They also offer accessible rooms upon request but these are limited so make sure you specify upon booking. Our double room was surprisingly spacious but one major issue that really bothered me was the separate toilet and bath situated on opposite sides in the room.
Apart from the toilet and bath issue, the room was spotless and had the essential things we need within reach. The queen bed was comfortable and had fresh-smelling pillows to make your sleep even more pleasant. Other room amenities include a cable television, air-conditioning, an in-room safe, bedside telephone, clean towels, a mini closet and complimentary WiFi service.
Pros: Affordable room rates, convenient location near the airport, professional staff, clean and spacious room considering that its a budget hotel and availability of car rental services
Cons: Pay parking/valet service, separate toilet and bath, bring your own toiletries and thin walls
Go Hotels Manila Airport Road
608 Quirino Avenue
Brgy. Tambo, Parañaque City
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel.: (632) 818-8080