December 04, 2012

Tune Hotel Clark

If you still remember my post last January, I booked Manila to Macau flight during the P1 seat sale of Cebu Pacific but unfortunately, my booking was forfeited because I was not able to pay it on time. It was too late for me because I did not know that I can pay my ticket via BDO online.

But I did not lose hope so the following day, I check the website again if there’s still available P1 fare but unfortunately there’s no more P1 seat sale.  I’ve been meaning to visit Hongkong so I check Clark to Hongkong and I was able to book our flight. I know it’s weird because I live in South Luzon and DMIA is in North Luzon but we have tried it before when we went to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Since this is a promo fare it would not be expensive even I add the gas and tollgate, I only paid P2,200.50 for 3 people, Clark to Hongkong.

But few months before our flight my husband decided not to bring the car to DMIA because he’s not comfortable leaving our car for six nights. It was a problem because we have to commute all the way to DMIA, if he said that he will not bring the car I will not book Clark to Hongkong and Macau to Clark.

Our flight is 7AM and I know it would be difficult for us to commute so I search for the cheapest accommodation where we could sleep the day before our flight. I tried Oasis Hotel before when we went to Hot Air Balloon Festival but it is beyond my budget. I was glad that there was Tune Hotel here in the Philippines. I saw this hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and I know that it is not expensive so I booked last August for one night P957.36 (room + 12hrs use of AC and toiletries). So if you are looking for affordable hotels or cheap hotels near Clark Aiport or DMIA, I can definitely recommend this. 

Fast forward to our trip, we went to my husband’s office to park our car but God is so good because he saw one of his colleagues and he dropped us off in Five Star Bus Terminal. #tipidsataxi. We rode a bus going to Dau Terminal then from Dau terminal we rode a tricycle going to Tune Hotel.

Pasay to Dau – P150 per person x 2 = P300
Dau terminal to Tune Hotel – P150 (we have no idea about the rate but I guess P100 is enough, so haggle if you can). 10-15min travel time.

They allowed us to check-in as early as past 12NN and I have no idea that we cannot use the TV because it was not included in my add-ons so I paid additional P130 so we can use the TV.

Hubby bought food in Jollibee; one jeepney ride away from Tune Hotel, fare is P8. The Hotel guard is convincing my husband to ride a tricycle for P150 and he said no, then binabaan pa sa P100. Hello P8 compared to P100. #may commission yata si manong guard sa mga tricycle driver dun.

Since we do not want to go far anymore, 7-11 for our dinner. It is walking distance from Tune Hotel.

The day before our stay in Tune Hotel, I booked a transport service for P350 (one way trip from Tune Hotel to DMIA) but unfortunately when I confirmed our service, it was not booked. Imagine if I did not confirm our transport service, we will be waiting for nothing. But they immediately called Europcar for our service. Other options is a taxi or 2 jeepney ride but I chose the transport service just to be safe since we need to leave at 4:30AM. 

Tune Hotel - Angeles City (Clark Airport)
Don Juico Avenue, Malabanias,
Angeles City, Pampanga


  1. Sis ang mura ng airfare ha. Antayin ko ibang updates mo about the trip... hehe

  2. By the way sis, I have my own domain na.. Hehe..

    1. wow! congrats! =) ako naman, I have to renew my domain next week. #gastos

  3. wow, ang tyaga nyo sa mga ganyang byahe! ang aga-aga ng mga gising nyo :) But family travel like this is really nice :)

    Spanish Pinay

  4. Di talaga ako maka tyempo ng piso fare! Pag ako naka tyempo nyan e mamamakyaw talaga ako. hehe! Gara naman iba pa yung bayad sa TV dyan!