Kuching Travel - Tune Hotel

Tune Hotel is a good example of a budget hotel done right. It is no-frills but not cheap and sleazy. The locations are usually impeccable, and you get from the front desk to your room in a few minutes. I've stayed at the Tune Hotel in Kuala Lumpur (at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman - opposite Maju Junction Shopping Complex) and the one at LCCT, and also the one in KK when it just opened. I always find the beds a joy to sleep on, and the shower better then many 5 star hotels - instant hot water and powerful. The down side is that the rooms can be a bit small and takes some getting used to. Rooms at the KL hotel are quite reasonably sized, but those at LCCT are tiny. There is only enough room for a queen size bed and you have to walk sideways to navigate yourself to the bathroom. For the price and the convenience, can't really complain too much. There have been mixed reviews on other sites about maintenance and service issues, so do check out the reviews before booking. The extreme no-frills concept is not for everyone.

Tune Hotel Kuching opened not too long ago. In terms of location it is inbeatable - right opposite The Hilton. It is also within walking distance to the Kuching Waterfront, Main Bazaar and Padungan Area. I went to check it out recently and found the lobby area following the basic Tune Hotel formula - small but efficient check-in counter, a very basic cafe, simple but comfy couches, and a couple of internet terminals for your convenience. All in all a breath of fresh air compared to many other budget hotels. I didn't get to see the rooms so have no idea on the room size.

The lobby is quite big and comfortable.

Free internal terminals. I like that you have to stand while using the terminals so people can't hog the terminals.

The basic charge at Tune Hotel only covers the room. You pay for everything else - air-cond, towel and soap, wi-fi, etc. There are no in-room phones so if you need to talk to the front desk you have to physically walk there. Don't even talk about porter service. All these extra charges add up, but in big cities like KL they still offer extremely good value. In Kuching though you may be able to find better deals if you look around.


Oh I'm so glad someone has finally done something to those eye sores! :)
Jonny York said…
Wow, the pictures are very amazing!!!! The house appears to be very much comfortable and quite big. Its appearance is very dazzling and incredible. Love to have such a house for myself.
Borneoboy said…
Hi 3HT. I think the whole Bukit Mata area is slowly transforming because of Tune Hotel. You may not recognize it !
you have to pay for air con? yikes.
Borneoboy said…
Hi Nate. The concept for Tune Hotel is you pay for what you use. Actually some people may not need the air-cond, as they have a ceiling fan.

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