April 8, 2010

Ala Carte Hotel

The ala carte approach of Tunes Hotel in Sepang is a novel concept in hotel industy - you get basic services for a low price and pay for extra services only if you need them.

The hotel, located just a stones throw from Kuala Lumpur International Airport LLC Terminal, is somewhat similar to hostels in terms of accommodation. An overnight stay in a fan room would get you a comfortable bed with clean sheets, pillows and comforters, and a strong shower. You will pay extra if you need air conditioning (RM 13 for 12 hours), towels (RM 5), hair dryer (RM1 per day) and wifi (RM 12 for 24 hours). There is no room service, minibars or gym facilities, extraneous services that some travellers pay for but hardly use.

An overnight stay starts at about RM70 a night. There is a 24-hr 7-11 in the first floor as well as a restaurant/bar. Check in time is 2pm and checkout is 10 am.

Tune, which is owned by budget carrier Air Asia, also has hotels in downtown KL, Penang, Kota Kinabalu and in Bali, Indonesia.

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