If you’ve been to Penang for multiple times and wondering if there’s comfortable hotels at low prices in Penang , there’s one that you can consider, if you won’t need a TV and comfortable with the pay-as-you-use !
Tunehotels.com employ a NO-FRILL concept which is the best choice for backpackers travelers like myself to save quite a lot on unnecessary items and pay when you need them like hair dryer .
There’s room keeping once a day from 10am to 2pm and you don’t have to clean the windows yourself !
Of course, if we sum up the total cost of air-con , internet and hair dryer , it will cost much more expensive than the original prices ( base fare ) . But , it is still cheaper and much more comfortable than most hotels !
Tunehotels.com Penang was open in 2009 ,so it’s considered a pretty new hotel in the area !
A deeper zoom into the hotel !
The strange thing about this hotel is that it is the first time i see hotel’s lobby on the 2nd floor (except for shophouses budget hotels ! ) and its pretty quiet for the lobby as there’s upgrading of the food court and 7 Eleven facing the road.
And this is a not-that-hugh lobby with computers for guests to access the free internet for 30 mins each and seating areas . It’s not that comfortable actually , and a few newspapers is a suggestion to make guests feel that they are at home !
Check in : 2 PM
Check Out : 10 AM
So, if you are staying there for just a night, it makes no point to purchase the 24 hours air-con credits as it is just 22 hours of stay . 12 hours Air-con charge at RM 13.49 while 24 hours Air-con is at RM 21 and hair-dryer rental is RM1 .
And a word of advice, do bring along your own towels, soaps and shampoos as they are not included in the room stay price. A rental of towels at RM 5 will reward you with soaps and toiletries.
Freak not, toilet papers are provided ! But there’s no cups for drinking water and no kettle to boil water for consumption. So, do be prepared to bring your own kettle if you need to , or purchase mineral water at the convenience store.
As i went with my neighbour during this trip, we have 3 people and couldn’t squeeze all of us in 1 room. So, i booked a double room for myself and this whole room was all mine !
Big comfy beds with nice environment makes you sleep well and it really did though my room ( 601 ) is suited next to the lift ! Nice hur ?
And don’t be shocked, because there’s nothing in this room except a safety deposit box . No TV , no fridge , nothing ! But there’s a bathroom and toilet in each room , only no entertainment .
Therefore, got myself tuned into the internet when i’m bored like mad at night !
My overall experience :
It’s quite a comfortable stay and it will be good if there’s TV rentals in the room ( like those in K.K. ) and hot water kettle to boil water as i believe it is the basic amenities that guests require ! It’s a pleasant hotel to stay in if you aren’t after big rooms and for backpackers .
Believe me, it’s much more comfortable than 3 star hotels and i was worried about the condition that i can’t adapt as it was the first time staying in this kind of No frills hotel ! But it turns out to be GOOD !
And i must say, this hotel is at a great location, 5 minutes walk away from KOMTAR and many famous eateries , tau sar pia shops and NEW WORLD PARK where starbucks , food eateries at reasonable prices are next to the hotel !
For more information on this hotel chain like Bali , Kuala Lumpur , Penang and many more , visit http://tunehotels.com !
And next up will be our Xclusive reviews on TUNEHOTELS.COM DANGA BAY , JOHOR , opening in 15 May 2010 !
Stay tuned for that , coming on June 2010 here on http://sylistic.com/travel !