Zyrst Pension House Makati, aka Time Traveller's Inn
I booked to stay there just January 2011. I found the place to be NOTHING like the photos that are posted. Place was utter rubbish! Stayed there for about an hour, decided I couldn't take it anymore, and got the heck out. And mind you, I arrived at 1am. YES, I was willing to brave the streets at 2am just to get away from that place.
I found this place via sulit.ph and I kept seeing its listings accompanied by photos of nice, clean rooms with windows and comfy-looking beds. I decided I liked it and wanted to stay for a weekend.
So after work, I took a cab to the inn, and my goodness, the moment I got down, I already decided I disliked the place. At the gate were a group of men, some shirtless, just smoking and looking like complete thugs. Past the gate and into the garage, I found plastic tables and chairs strewn with bottles of Red Horse beer and occupied by obviously tipsy men.
Braving it, I went ahead and thought maybe it won't be so bad once I'm in my room. I checked in and the room I got was NOTHING LIKE WAS ADVERTISED!! It smelled of cockroaches, the linoleum on the floor was torn at some places, there was no shower heater, there was NO WATER IN THE SINK, THE ONLY WORKING SOCKET WAS ABOVE THE SINK, neither the TV nor the small fridge in the room worked, the only security you get is the flimsy doorknob lock and an even flimsier bolt, and the bed was this AWFUL spring mattress that has already obviously lost all its springs, AND it felt dirty and looked like it probably had fleas in it. Even their promise of wifi was untrue.
I spent about an hour just sitting in my room, confused and trying to figure out what to do, before finally deciding I was probably better off sleeping at a McDonalds or a Starbucks than there.
AND get this, I was still charged for the full night of my stay! AND they don't even have an official receipt! All they gave me was this generic receipt that you could buy from any bookstore! Are they even a legitimate business??
YUCK. NEVER GOING BACK. NEVER RECOMMENDING IT TO ANYONE!
Comment from Brett:
Thanks for your update.
We have not received many good reviews or reports on this property.
I have never stayed there and with these kinds of reviews I probably never will, there are a lot of choices for you to spend your money on accommodation elsewhere.
It would be good if the owner or manager of the hotel could respond to the criticism aimed at them, but they probably will not.
Thanks for your update, hopefully people will read these reviews and think twice about spending the hard earned cash there.