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.
It’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! 🙂