Tune Hotel in KL, Malaysia

May 30, 2007 8:03 PM

Tune Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

There are no-frills airlines such as Ryan Air, Air Asia, and Virgin Blue. There’s even a no-frills cruise company called EasyCruise. And now, what must be the first one in the world, there’s a no-frills hotel called “Tune Hotel” located in the heart of KL, Malaysia.

If you think the colours look familiar, you are correct. This innovative enterprise is founded by the same guy who founded Air Asia, Tony Fernandes. The easiest way to describe it is that it’s a dirt-cheap boutique hotel – rooms start from RM$9.99. Yup, 10 Malaysian ringgit (AUD 3.59, USD 2.94).

True to the no-frills concept, you only get a room, a shower and a bed for the price. You even have to pay for air-conditioning – 5 hours@RM4.99 or 12 hours@RM9.99. Otherwise you have to make do with the ceiling fan. Other things that you can buy include towels, toiletries and food. Needless to say, there isn’t a mini-bar but if you choose for a no-frills hotel, you ain’t the type who’d spend $3 for a mini-can of Coke anyway.

A room in Tune Hotel, KL, MalaysiaIt’s located near a monorail station, and very close to Asian Heritage Row, the newest clubbing district in KL. The monorail allows easy access to the Chinatown at Petaling Street, and the shopping area of Bukit Bintang. If not the monorail, then other interesting places like Zouk, KLCC and the Twin Towers are a short taxi ride away.

This may seem like a sponsored-post but it isn’t. I wished it was though – spruiking for a commercial venture with a cool concept like this is way easy. Maybe they might catch this post, and let me try out the place for free next time. It would be good for a place to crash after a night out clubbing. Woohoo! 🙂

(via Rojaks)

17 thoughts on “Tune Hotel in KL, Malaysia

  1. sourrain

    i was thinking how come tony fernandez sponsored you wan!!!Shit, really in the tune of PPP and all that!Bravo!

    Yea I heard about this hotel some time ago – I even checked out their prices on the website and was faintly amused as it was true, it was true!

    didnt know that you are charged for aircond – good idea though. No way I can tahan without aircond.

  2. mooiness Post author

    Heheh, maybe I can be a travel writer?

    Even if you pay for aircond it’s still damn cheap! Presumably you only need it for sleeping, so the 12 hours should be enough which is only RM10 extra.

    Although I’m already half-sold, I have to reserve my verdict till I actually spend a night in a room there. 🙂

  3. TenthOfMarch

    This is a great idea really. Sometimes people just need a room and a bed to sleep in. However, the RM9.99 is valid only if you were to make an advance booking (if I’m not mistaken). How many days/weeks/months earlier, I am not sure though.

  4. mooiness Post author

    mf: yeah not too shabby eh?

    dreymer: I already know – pay by the hour kinda place, except all prettied-up?

    That’s how I think that they can afford the cheap rates anyway because the building would have been cheap to buy. But hey, it’s kinda like Hotel 81 in Singapore. As long as it’s clean, I have no qualms. :mrgreen:

  5. dreymer

    YES. And I’ve heard stories because it was another hotel before Tune took over. But hey, it depends on the individual la.. Didn’t mean to scare you! 🙂 🙂

  6. Davo

    I checked out asingle and a double room and it looks OK to me. Very small and simple of course but clean and modern. I usually stay 5 star in KL but would consider this.

  7. Annie Lee

    My friends and I just found out about Tune Hotel in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Just a question — If after checking into your Tune Hotel, and discovered the room and toilet not as clean as we thought it should be, can we get a refund? Some of my friends in Melbourne are thinking of visiting Malaysia and requested me to ask this question. We believed that as long as Tune Hotel continue keeping its ‘cleanliness standard’ they will have lots of tourists, including us. We don’t mind the no-frills budget hotel, but we cannot tolerate dirty rooms and toilets.


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