Apartment in Mandaluyong, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We were not warned of the water rations 7-8am, 1-2pm, 10-11pm before we arrived.
The place was advertised 30sq metres, it is lucky to be 25...
The air con is so noisy, forget sleeping with it on. And it leaks water on the inside of the room.
The bathroom / shower is mouldy, the limited use we got, we needed slippers so we don't step on the floor.
2 people stay 5 days, only 6 hangers in the wardrobe and no drawers or shelves.
3 plastic stools to sit on, one has only 3 legs.
Water leaking on our head from the ceiling near the poor excuse for a kitchenette.
Nowhere to rest / open the suitcases other than the couch. Which is so worn and lumpy, you sink into it almost to the floor.
There is a balcony without any setting on it and you can't even have a smoke there.
The smoking area of the building is a grass / dirt patch between the pool and car park, nowhere to sit, nowhere to put your drink, the conditions are probably better in a jail.
The swimming pool, 100p for a dip and not a whiff of chlorine ...yuk...
I'm trying to find something good to say about this place but it's difficult...
oh yea, the security staff is polite and the food in the restaurant is edible enough...
Overall good. I like Tivoli Gardens and have stayed here before - most of my Manila friends stay
Overall good. I like Tivoli Gardens and have stayed here before - most of my Manila friends stay here.
The good points - everything that was advertised was there. The TV and wifi worked fine. All the kitchen utensils including gas in the gas cylinder for cooking.
The not so good is that the apartment needs some maintenance; The AC leaks a lot more than AC units usually do (it floods the balcony if you don't keep emptying the bucket). The hose under the sink became detached and flooded the kitchen floor so it needs a hose clamp for proper fitting. The table legs need repairing as it is about to fall over and difficult to sit and eat dinner. A better blanket and spare sheets & pillow cases for the bed would be better but we brought our own spare blanket.
Arad advised me I would need ID for registering for the pool usage and I thought that it meant I had to show ID or give a copy - but when I arrived (Marian, Arads assistant) told me she was keeping my ID until I leave! It was lucky I had my drivers license spare because I would not be giving away my passport. Its the first time I have ever been asked by a host to keep my ID for the duration of the stay.
Other than these little surprises I would still rate the stay in the unit as good.
Great place to stay. Room was clean and comfy. It has balcony to enjoy the view. The complex has
Great place to stay. Room was clean and comfy. It has balcony to enjoy the view. The complex has great amenities like laundry service, pools, exercise room, restaurants, lounge, viewing areas, and if you like to walk the parking garage is good for that and is shaded.
Enjoyed my stay at Arad's place. His a gracious host. Took care of my issues immediately. The unit
Enjoyed my stay at Arad's place. His a gracious host. Took care of my issues immediately. The unit was clean and has the amenities necessary. The internet could have been faster, but otherwise workable. The location was secured. No worries about valuables left in the room. Facilities were accessible. I would not have any issues renting again in any of Arad's available units.