Hotel Name: Tune Hotel – Downtown Kuala Lumpur.
Address: 316 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[Edit: This hotel has since closed – the article has been kept for the historical archive.]
Tune Hotels.com is a budget hotel chain from Malaysia. This hotel group is connected to AirAsia, so it has a similar pay for what you use pricing system to a low-cost airline. It is similar to easyHotel, which is related to EasyJet.
Just like a low-cost airline, the price you pay depends on when you book the room. The earlier you book the cheaper the room will be. There are also the occasional crazy special offers such as rooms for 1 MYR. The best chance to get such a deal is by registering for the email newsletter.
I stayed at the Tune Hotel – Downtown Kuala Lumpur. It’s close to the Tuanku Monorail station, which terminates at KL Sentral LRT station for airport connections.
The rooms are clean and modern, and I was surprised at how much space was in the room. I had imagined it might have been a small box, like some kind of luxury flop house.
The beds are quality as well. The beds are advertised as:
High quality King Coil spring mattress beds with pillows, pillowcases, bed sheets and 250-thread count duvets.
After sleeping on some soggy guesthouse mattresses I really noticed the difference here.
[Tune Hotel Bed]
I have always thought that the daily changing of sheets at hotels was unnecessarily wasteful. So I was happy to see this note on the bed.
Reducing their laundry bill is another way they reduce costs, but I like how they remind you that it’s environmentally friendly.
When booking your room you can select optional extras such as:
Towel Rental + Free Essentials toiletries kit
Wireless Internet Access
and that old favourite add-on of the low-cost airlines: Travel insurance.
Each room has a ceiling fan, which I prefer over air conditioning. I didn’t buy any extras when I booked, but I did end up buying internet credit when I was there.
[Tune Hotel Bathroom]