Dayrooms in NAIA-1
Dayrooms in NAIA-1 are an often asked question. Every day we get up to 3 inquiries of travelers who would like to reserve one of these day rooms. But it’s complicatedly.
Twelve air-conditioned “day rooms” can be rented for PHP 840 (USD 19) each for 24 hours. The rooms are located on the fourth floor of Terminal 1 right beside the Sampaguita lounge. So these rooms are within the departure area of NAIA-1 and guests must have checked-in and must have passed immigration and security check.
Each room, measuring 3×3 meters, has a private toilet and shower.
Visitors of our website complain that they can’t get any communication information. We wrote several e-mails to MIAA and NAIA management. We never received an answer although the mails were received and read. Why?
Today we called NAIA-1’s Passenger & Customer Relations and got the answer. There is no dedicated e-mail address and no website for these dayrooms. All you can do to reserve, is calling them:
+63 2 877 1109
A friendly lady told us that guests need to have checked-in and must have passed immigration and security checks. That’s nice!
How the heck can you get a longer nap when check-in counters open only 3 hours before take-off?
Questions and more questions
- Can transit-passengers have access to these dayrooms?
If yes, how do they have to proceed?
- Can transit-passengers have access to these dayrooms when their connecting flight departs from another terminal?
- How can departing passengers check-in 8 or 12 or more hours before departure?
Again a marketing disaster
Airport hotels and dayrooms are a real need for an international airport. In many airports one finds luxurious hotels with their astronomic rates (e.g. Zurich Radisson Blu from EUR 157 ) or good hotels with absolutely reasonable rates (e.g. Sama-Sama Express – Airside Transit Hotel in Kuala Lumpur from USD 60)
Other airports have a dedicated page on their website, e.g. Singapore Changi Airport. MIAA and NAIA management do not feel concerned. Such a page can be programmed in one day or so and would make so many tired travelers happy.
The only contact possibility is above local phone number (landline).
rwx-support, owner of Silent-Gardens and followyou.ch, offers to program a presentation page and a booking system for free. This page can be integrated in MIAA’s existing website or can be driven as a stand-alone website. This offer is valid until April 30, 2015. Catch it! Target date would be June 15.