Set on a premier location at Manila’s bustling Rotonda area, Hotel Sogo Pasay Rotonda offers complimentary self-parking and Wi-Fi in all of areas. Taft Metro Station is just five minutes’ walk from this budget-friendly hotel, and the vibrant SM Mall of Asia is within ten minutes’ drive away.
The rooms are air-conditioned and have minimalist designs. Each is equipped with a flat screen TV having cable channels and private bathrooms with free basic toiletries and hot/cold shower. Hairdryers are available upon guests’ request.
Hotel Sogo Pasay Rotonda features a 24-hour front desk that offers tour assistance. Concierge services can also be availed.
The on-site cafe serves Japanese style meals with Filipino twists. 24-hour room service is also provided for the guests’ convenience.
Within a 15-minute walk from this hotel, guests can easily reach the Embassy of Japan and the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. The historic Baclaran Church is 20-minute walk away.
Most guests chose to stay in this property because of its strategic location. It is very close to Ninoy Aquino International Airport and just a quick walk from the MRT train station. Moreover, it is also near many bus stations for those travelling to other provinces. Hence, this property is ideal for layover or one night stay.
Competitive price considering its good location
Room rates here are cheap and competitive considering its good location. Because of this, guests preferred to stay since everything they needed is just outside the door. Many restaurants and the famous SM Mall of Asia are just a few minutes away.
Previous guests are delighted because of the security of this property. Aside from the usual security measures upon entering like security guards and CCTV cameras, the rooms here are also equipped with door key cards and double locks to make sure of the safety of guests.
Awful smell within the vicinity
The area where this property is located has a nasty smell that guests cannot tolerate. Many complained that upon entering the motel vicinity, they already observed that awful smell. The damp and mouldy odour is still noticeable in the hallways and inside the room.
Low quality beds
The low-quality beds was very disappointing. Bed linens and blankets were thin and obviously worn-out while the mattress was not actually a mattress but just a thick foam. When guests tried to ask for extra blankets, management said they had additional charge for it.
Poor front desk assistance
Guests were not impressed and were slightly pissed with how poor the service was particularly the front desk. They complained about the long waiting time before they could check-in or check-out. Others said their requests and queries were not attended immediately.