First off, capsule accomodations is not for everyone, but hey, there is always a first time to try the capsule experience, and as a first timer, I was not disappointed. The staff of The Pod were extremely helpful and accomodating, and most of the time, one's initial hotel ancounter sets the pace of one's holiday experience. To manage your expectations, here's a laundry list of the upside and downside (if there is any) of staying at The Pod.
Excellent customer service (special thanks to Sue, Aty and Wynn)
Overall cleanliness (rooms, common/shared bathrooms, lobby, stairs, kitchen area)
The best FREE amenities (breakfast, Nespresso coffee, wi-fi, self service laundry, use of business pods (with laptop and phone), use of adaptor (if available), private showers with hot&cold water, left luggage area and complimentary bottle of mineral water which I suggest you bring should you be walking outside the whole day
Walking distance to MRT Staion (Nicoll Highway)
Bus stop (Beach Road) is in front of the hotel
Walking distance to Keypoint (with bus coach services going to Kuala Lumpur)
Key card for secured access to rooms and lockers
Choice of pods (front entry, side entry, queen pods, all female or mixed)
Towels changed daily
And my personal favorite- the most comfortable bed and pillows
Hotel lobby is on the 3rd floor of the building, if you have heavy luggage, this can be a concern.
If you wake up late, there is a chance that breakfast will be consumed, but then again, they have a steady supply of bread and cereal should the breakfast run out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The POD is Singapore's latest boutique capsule hostel catering to discerning travellers who desire fuss-free and convenient living. With 83 cosy capsules inspired by modern and minimalistic living, you can look forward to convenience at your fingertips without compromising on comfort, quality or style. At The POD, personalised concierge services are on hand to satisfy your every need so that you can focus on the things that truly matter. Enjoy complimentary laundry service, hot buffet breakfast and Nespresso coffee, high-speed Wi-Fi access and more. A complete set of amenities ensures effortless living right at the centre of Singapore. Located at the fringe of the Singapore Central Business District, The POD offers quick accessibility to the heart of the financial centre or immersion in the warmth of bustling Haji Lane - rated as one of the top shopping places in Singapore. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel Singapore