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“Unique, one of a kind capsule experience with the best amenities!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hotel
2.0 of 5 Capsule Hotel   |   289 Beach Road Level 3, Singapore 199552, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #34 of 182 Specialty lodging in Singapore
Luzon, Philippines
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Unique, one of a kind capsule experience with the best amenities!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

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.
Upside:
Excellent customer service (special thanks to Sue, Aty and Wynn)
Unique accomodations
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)
Privacy blinds
Towels changed daily
And my personal favorite- the most comfortable bed and pillows
Downside:
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.

Room Tip: Recommendations: If female (solo or group)- book the female only pods If solo male traveler - fron...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hotel, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear TayNakNak,

We are thankful for your thoughtful review, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a well-planned review. We will put in our utmost effort to make further improvements here at The POD so as to provide a better experience here for our valued guests.

We are glad that your first stay at a capsule hotel was a pleasant one and we look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My sister and I went to Singapore for a conference and decided to stay here. It's a very nice and cosy place to stay for a few days. It's also very quiet. The staff were all friendly and accommodating.

It was the first time I stayed in a capsule hotel, and for what its worth, I enjoyed my time.

The Pod is very much an excellent value for money. I wouldn't mind staying here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hotel, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Monique A,

Thank you for your kind words, we are indeed pleased that the amenities at The POD is to your liking. At The POD, we aim to provide quality services and facilities at affordable prices.

Once again, we are thankful for your pleasant review and will be anticipating your next stay with us!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I have stayed 9 days in The Pod. What was showed what you get. Clean and nice modern stylish capsule style hostel. Especially the staff was great. Thanks for the manager Risman and the friendly staff Sue, Nazurah and Waynn. Compared to several other Singapore expensive hotels and cheap low quality hostels or budget hotels, The Pod is the best value for money. You get all the basic facilities for no extra cost. I have no doubt to stay here in my next Singapore visit too.

Cheers
Senthu Sritharan

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Dear Senthu9,

We are extremely thankful for your kind words and it is good to know that your long stay with us has been a pleasant one. We will continue to put in effort to ensure that our high standards are maintained and even more so, improved.

Once again, thank you so much for your very positive review and we hope to see you soon in the not too distant future!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The place is really cool, the staff is helpful, the place is very clean and the facilities are very very nice, and the bed was super comfy. Even though the place was up to our expectations for the price paid, we had a bad night because, as any other hostel (even very fancy ones like this one) the quality of your stay depends on the politeness of your neighbours, and one of ours was terrible, speaking very loud at 4 am, another was snoring and yet another was coughing, this of course is not under the control of the hotel, but yet, still important to consider that despite being fancy it’s still a hostel.

Room Tip: Bring earplugs
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Dear maricugh,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we are beyond thankful for your feedback. We are extremely sorry to hear that your stay with us was not exactly a perfect one due to the disturbance caused by other guests. We understand your plight and will make conscious effort to ensure that the other guests keep their volumes to the minimum level.

If you plan to visit us in the future, you can approach any friendly service ambassadors about the noise level and we would be more than happy to help you resolve them by asking the other guests to keep their volumes down. On a side note, we do provide ear plugs.

The next time you visit, we hope it would be a more pleasant and comfortable stay, nevertheless, thank you so much for your feedback!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Having only 2 nights in Singapore with so many things to see and do, this "capsule" hotel seemed like a good solution, not wanting to spend money on hotels not planning to enjoy anyway. We only needed somewhere to sleep and keep our baggage. But we got so much more...

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Dear Ecat51,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, indeed The POD offers alternative accommodation style with quality service at affordable prices.

We are more than happy that we surpassed your expectations and we will continue to strive harder to maintain our standards!

Once again, thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you soon!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager
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Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

It's a nice place to stay over when you have few hours time for sleep only and shower. Very clean and tidy. Friendly staff... The price paid is worth it... Will come back again to this hotel next time. In fact that i recommended this POD hotel to my staff to stay there during his trip this friday.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Dear Widjaja,

We are so glad to receive such great review from you and will continue striving to maintain such high standards of service and facilities.

Thank you so much for the kind feedback and for the recommendation to your fellow colleagues!

We await your return if your travel plans do bring you to Singapore in the near future!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager
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Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We encounter problem during check in, but the hotel staff acted promptly to resolve it professionally. Actually this is the first time we are staying in the capsule hotel and don't know what to expect from. But we enjoyed the stay there with clean room, a/c 24/7, towel were change daily, compliment breakfast we are happy with the breakfast (don't expect 5 star breakfast) and mineral water and with a friendly staff ever-ready to helps. Walking distance to eating places, 5-10min walk to Bugis MRT station, within 800meter radius you are able to catch difference buses route to difference location. We would definitely going back to stay if we going to Singapore again.

Maybe next time they can consider capture the family travelers by modify the capsule for family. I'm sure there will be others would like to try out the capsule experience. Definitely will recommend to my friends.

Room Tip: Ask for lower capsule if you have restricted movement.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Dear Jamien O,

We are extremely pleased to hear that your first experience at a capsule hotel was a satisfactory and comfortable one. We really appreciate your effort to take the time to write us such a positive review. We are glad that our amenities and service was to your liking and will continue putting in effort to ensure that such standards are maintained.

As for including a family capsule, our team members are working on that and we hope that we would be able to accommodate families at The POD in the future.

Once again, thank you so much for such a pleasant review and for recommending us to your friends and families! We await your arrival in the near future!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager
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Address: 289 Beach Road Level 3, Singapore 199552, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 182 Specialty lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The POD is Singapore's latest boutique capsule hotel 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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