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Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Review: 5R Rooms For Rent in Tagaytay

Following my blog on our impromptu trip in Tagaytay last weekend, here is where we landed, 5R Rooms for Rent.  Good thing I previously researched on various budget accommodations in Tagaytay (see related post here).  So I just choose among these.  As mentioned, my first choice was Java Jazz Lodging House.  But since contact details were no longer available in the site I've posted, it would really be a walk-in style to find an accommodation.

Unfortunately, when we got there, Java Jazz Lodging House is already fully booked since they only have 3 rooms available.  So we walk further and found Keni Po, 5R Rooms for Rent and Little Falls Inn.  We tried our luck in 5R thinking that Keni Po is fully booked (which happens all the time whenever I inquired from them).  And yes, we were lucky.  There were a lot of rooms available in 5R.  Rooms available then were at Php 1,200 and Php 1,500.  According to the receptionist, the only difference is the bed size but still can accommodate 2 persons.  So we availed the cheaper one.

entrance to 5R with ample parking space

Our room number is 8 and we were located at the back of the building, second floor.  I'd like to compare Famous Inn and 5R since I find some similarities on both accommodation.  For reference, you may refer to this blog on my review on Famous Inn.


The room and toilet
5R and Famous Inn's room and toilet size are almost the same, though Famous Inn is slightly bigger.  Both have mirrors on the side of the bed, again, a motel-like accommodation in Tagaytay.  Both toilets have some drainage problems.  I've experience clogged drainage in the bath side at Famous Inn while clogged sink at 5R.

mirror beside the bed

5R's room is somehow cleaner than Famous Inn since we don't get to see any ants or insects crawling.  But the bedsheets and pillows seems clean on both lodging house.  The airconditioning on these two were just right.  Famous Inn, however, have a standby electric fan in case you wouldn't want to use the aircon.


Toiletries
In 5R, the towels provided were much thicker and seems cleaner than in Famous Inn.  Toilet paper was new and not left over.  A small soap was also included in 5R.

 
blanket, towels, tissue and soap
narrow toilet of 5R


Other amenities
5R have a swimming pool located at the other side of the building at the back.  Around the swimming pool area are cottages where you can stay and eat.  I saw somebody grilling but I'm not sure if its part of 5R's amenities.  There is also parking lot in that area.

entrance at the pool area with parking space

the pool at 5R

panoramic view of the pool area
The area of 5R is much bigger that's why it can accommodate more guests due to a lot of rooms available.  The only downside is that there is no wifi in 5R.

Overall, our stay at 5R is ok.  I prefer 5R over Famous Inn but my boyfriend prefers the latter.  The reason I prefer 5R is that its cleaner with no insects crawling.  The towel provided is "useable" than that of Famous Inn.  Added points is the swimming pool although we were not able to try it.  Similar to Famous Inn, if sleeping in a motel-like accommodation is ok with you but with added amenities such as swimming pool and  you're on a tight budget then I recommend 5R.  But if your budget is below Php 1,000 then you can opt to stay in Famous Inn than 5R.

I hope this review can help :)
You may check 5R's new website here for contacts and further details.


41 comments:

  1. i will try this one on my next stay.ive been to famous inn also its spaceous and have wifi,downside is that towels are really thinner

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  5. It's too informative.Thanks to share this great post.

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  6. goodeve po!! :) how much po yung accomodation nyo...and pwede p ba mahingi yung contact number ng 5r??.. :) thanks po..

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    1. hello. di po ako seller ng any accommodation :) anyway, you may check their new website below for the contact details:

      http://www.5rtagaytayrooms.com/

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    2. Such a detailed and informative blog! I was able to imagine what to expect with this hotel. Really helpful! Thank you for this!

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    3. Such a detailed and informative blog! I was able to imagine what to expect with this hotel. Really helpful! Thank you for this!

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  7. ung 1200 to 1500 one night lang po ba un..? thanks

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  8. Hi just want to ask if they have free bfast nung time na ngavail kau? Thanks

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  9. Hi. Your blog is too helpful. We are planning to go there and we prefer 5R also. I just want to ask if it is near the Picnic Groove and to other galaan there? Thank you. :)

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    1. Hi, thank you for visiting my blog. Yes, 5R is quite near to Picnic Grove and Tierra de Maria, maybe about 500 meters away. Pero parang di kayang lakarin, you may still ride the tricycle or jeep or your own vehicle.

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  10. hello po :) just wanna ask if mas prefer nyo po ba ung JAVA JAZZ or 5R? thank you po :)

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    1. sorry, super late reply. haven't stayed in java jazz pero eto yung unang pinuntahan namin nung naghahanap kami ng accommodation.

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  11. My ref po ba for food? My restaurant po basila pra sa mga gusto kumain pgkagising? Since wala sila bfast?

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    1. i think wala silang restaurant. the room we got does not have any ref. i'm not sure lang with other rooms, parang wala rin.

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  12. Hi ask kopo sna if my ref for food? My restaurant po ba sa 5r since wala silng free bfast pd po ba kmi mgpasok ng food mgdadala nlng kc kmi

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    1. as for magdadala ng food, siguro pwede i-sneak in ito kasi di naman nila check mga gamit :)

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  13. Hi po. nag aaccept ba ang 5R nang walk-in guest?

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    1. yes, walk in lang kami nung nag stay kami dyan. better do a little research na rin kasi nung nagtanong kami na may available pang room, yung medyo mahal na room ang binibigay samin, but I asked yung ibang rooms based sa nabasa ko :)

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  14. how do i get there? haha.. sulit ba ang 1.2k mo overnight?

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    1. for me, ok naman na sya kasi most of the time, nasa labas kami. if you're coming from olivarez or rotonda, nasa left side sya, bago mag picnic grove. katabi lang nito ang Keni Po.

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  15. wala bang cp number ang 5r?

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    1. hello. nag walk in lang po kasi kami kaya wala akong contact number nila. yung website nila mukhang di na rin gumagana. ang nakita ko lang # nila is (046) 483 4249.

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  16. hi. goodevening. super nakatulong itong blog mo. hirap na hirap na kasi ako kung anong pwede nameng tuluyan pag nasa tagaytay na kami :)

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    1. Hi Monicai! Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad to be of help :)

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  17. Hi. May malapit bang kainan sa 5r? Kc dba walang breakfast yung 1,500 or 1,200? Thanks :)
    tsaka along the way ba to? Madaling mkita? Sorry ah? Dame ko po tanong :)

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    1. hello po! yung madalas naming kainan is yung java jazz when we stayed in 5R. walking distance lang sila from each other. and yes, along the road naman ang 5R but mas dominant yung signage ng Keni Po. once makita nyo na yung Keni Po, katabi lang nya yung 5R.

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  18. Oh my goshhhhh super helpful talaga tong blog mo po!! Kaso I'm having 2nd thoughts dito sa Famous at 5R, nakakairita kasi yung mirrors, bakit katabi talaga ng beds? hahahahahahhaha..

    Ang hirap pag tight budget tapos ang arte ko pa HAHAHA. Yung Tagaytay Haven, na try mo na po ba dun? What can you say? Balak kasi namin dun na lang :P

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    1. hello! thank you po for visiting my blog and finding it helpful :) di ko pa na-try sa Tagaytay Haven. sana nga ma-explore ko pa ulit ang Tagaytay again soon para makahanap pa ng mga murang accommodations :)

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  19. Mas mahal pa accomodations sa tagaytay kesa boracay.

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  20. hello po .. balak po kc namen ng gf ko na mag pumasyal sa tagaytay .. pwde po bang malaman kung 24 hours po ba yung sa Famous Inn na 800 or 1200 ? .. yun lng ba yung specific na bayad po ?

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    1. Hi. I think 24hrs naman ang Famous Inn. Kung magkano room rate nila, yun lang ang babayaran.

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  21. Hi tina or should I say Ate Tina :) . I've been thinking of staying at 5r with my girlfriend kase . Kung 2k yung budget sakto na ba yun ? And also our main problem pwede ba mag pabook ang 18 years old ? We're afraid for what the staff may think samen dalawa. Hayy .
    -Jr

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    1. Hi, yung 2k budget mo is for the room ba? if so, kasya naman yun. and di naman tinatanong ang age sa pagbobook. siguro you're thinking motel ang 5r, but its not. there's nothing wrong din naman in staying at a motel.

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    2. Hi tina!ask lang from olivarez terminal anu sakyan papunta ng 5R then san ang baba namin?im planning kc with my friends to check in 5R this coming nov,ang pool ba nila malaki?kc sa emages maliit lang siya,but ang ganda!thanks have a good day!

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    3. hello. sorry late response na. sa olivarez terminal, may terminal ng mga jeep dun going to picnic grove. baba kayo before mag picnic grove. sa may right side sya, may makikita kayong signage na 5R or yung Keni Po, magkatabi lang kasi sila. yung pool medyo maliit lang. di namin na try that time kasi malamig, hehe.

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