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NAIA Hotel - what's convenient, affordable?

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Benny Z

The Nichols Hotel is about $50 and is close by, aless than 10 minute drive and that is during traffic hours too. It is not a four star Hotel but $50 doesn't buy much anywhere these days.

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ckfm

Seems like I need to research the Remington, Oyster Plaza, Manila Airport, and Stone House.  All appear to be good suggestions.. I'll check their websites.   As for which Terminal... it doesn't really matter as all hotels are off property, and all hotels require taxi/shuttle.

 

The purpose of my post is to establish quality vs cost, proximity to airport and reliability of shuttle, and establish the fact that I'm watchin' my pennies and am not looking for place for a week's stay.

 

So far, so good... I like what I'm seeing posted here.

 

 

 

Be careful. Best to stay near the terminal your wife is departing from since there is a lot of construction and the difference could be 10 min or 90 minutes.

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Monsoon

If you stay at Remington and are flying out of T3, it will be faster to walk across the street to T3 than it will be to take a taxi. 

This is mainly due to construction and the fact that Filipino drivers do not know how to properly use a traffic circle.

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supra59

TUNE Hotel Aseana new, across from BIR, near Mall of Asia and quick trip to airport. PIZZA Hut, J Bee, McDonald's short walk

 

Aseana is nice area

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samatm

If you stay at Remington and are flying out of T3, it will be faster to walk across the street to T3 than it will be to take a taxi. 

This is mainly due to construction and the fact that Filipino drivers do not know how to properly use a traffic circle.

 

 

I spent 30 minutes going around that cirlcle in early December... I would have gotten out of the taxi but  I had a bunch of bags! 

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Contango

Copacabana Apartment-Hotel in Pasay City, Philippines - next to the more expensive heritage Hotel and Casino on the corner of Roxas and EDSA, easy to find, cheap, clean and on the (25P) airport bus route, many taxis just out the front and very close to T 1 and 2 ~ 2400 to 3600P per night.

 

http://www.copasuites-manila.com/

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goggleye

i have stayed at Nichols, Oyster plaza ,mabuhay manor, and the red planet asean on different occasions    Lately I have used the Oyster plaza over and over.  You can walk to several good restaurants,  mcdonalds, chow king, shakeys, pizza hut  etc walk or take a jeep to SM Sucat Mall.   Not a palace but really ok  If you book on Agoda they will pick you up and drop you off at NAIA for no charge.  I think a good value for near NAIA with free transportation 

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goggleye

Stone hotel looks good for the price  - around Citipoint mall I would be careful with my wallet and not wear any expensive jewelry or watches -  Transportation from NAIA can be expensive if its not provided but this would be a good spot if you wanted to fly in and take off on a victory liner from Pasay the next day.  Not so far from Baclaran market if you want the real philippines.

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ex231

i have stayed at Nichols, Oyster plaza ,mabuhay manor, and the red planet asean on different occasions    Lately I have used the Oyster plaza over and over.  You can walk to several good restaurants,  mcdonalds, chow king, shakeys, pizza hut  etc walk or take a jeep to SM Sucat Mall.   Not a palace but really ok  If you book on Agoda they will pick you up and drop you off at NAIA for no charge.  I think a good value for near NAIA with free transportation 

 

I've stayed at Red Planet Asean several times but they seem pretty proud of themselves now at about 3k per night and have lost my business.

Oyster Plaza sounds very interesting because of the free shuttle. I have a room booked now at ArumOne, but may cancel that and try Oyster Plaza. Thanks

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Thalcoozyo

I've stayed at Red Planet Asean several times but they seem pretty proud of themselves now at about 3k per night and have lost my business.

Oyster Plaza sounds very interesting because of the free shuttle. I have a room booked now at ArumOne, but may cancel that and try Oyster Plaza. Thanks

 

In looking online at all the hotels suggested, AND in reading forum comments... it seems that the construction/traffic around T3 is unbearable.

 

Anyone with recent experience?

 

What's the traffic like getting into, and out of, T3 during the day?

How about 6-9pm?  How about after 9pm?

What about 6am, or 9am?

 

If a hotel is within 2-3 km, but it's taking an hour or more to get there, then I see that as a major issue.

 

Trip Advisor is full of recent comments about these very hotels being average quality (which I can deal with) but the comments go on to include statements like

"I waited at the airport for an hour for pickup, then another 45 mins for tansit time, to go only 3 miles down the road"

"I called as soon as cleared Immigration, but shuttle did not arrive for 40 mins, then it took 30 mins to hotel" (for 'nearby' hotel)

The Manila Airport Hotel reviews are best summed up by "do NOT stay there under any circumstances."

 

So... what's this deal about construction/traffic and T3?

Maybe this is a reason to just stay at Remington near T3... even though it is pretty dumpy and second-rate, per recent Trip Advisor comments.

 

And, yes, I've been to the Phils many times and know exactly what "average" means when in the Phils. We just usually fly into Cebu, not Manila, so we have no knowledge whatsoever of the Manila airport hotels.

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maximian

 

 

What's the traffic like getting into, and out of, T3 during the day?

How about 6-9pm?  How about after 9pm?

What about 6am, or 9am?

 

How long is a piece of string? No, that wasn't meant to be sarcastic.

 

I fly in and out of T3 on a regular basis and there is no guaranteed time when it might be busy or quiet. For example i flew in last Friday at 6pm, expecting to deal with heavy traffic on my way home.  Jumped in my car (parked in airport car park) and within 5 mins i had passed the Remington Hotel and within another 5, i was on the Skyway heading south. 

The week before i arrived at around 11pm on a weeknight and the traffic was horrendous. Took me over an hour to do the exact same trip. 

 

With regards to a hotel, i agree with the members who recommended the Remington.

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Contango

My last 2 trips arriving at T3, Feb (Tue) and Sept (Wed) 2015 at around 6.30PM had to wait more than 70 minutes for a yellow cab, once in the cab all was fine as heading south on skyway.

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Monsoon

I've stayed at Red Planet Asean several times but they seem pretty proud of themselves now at about 3k per night and have lost my business.

Oyster Plaza soun

 

3k for Red Planet (Tune)?

 

I want some of what they are smoking.

 

It was over priced but acceptable at 1500.

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Thalcoozyo

So... what's this deal about construction/traffic and T3?

 

Seem like several earlier posts commented on the horrible traffic.  Does anyone have recent input on the issue?

 

I'm juggling the (horrible) transit times to local hotels  vs.  staying at crappy hotels near T3 (such as Remington).

I see nothing good posted in Trip Advisor about Remington or Manila Airport hotels.

But if it is going to take me an hour to go 3 km down the road, then maybe I need to tolerate crap for the night.

 

Ideas?

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