It was an unexpected 1-night stayover at the Tune Hotel Downtown Penang on 6 Aug 2009 as Hutton Lodge was full and I was pleasantly surprised. It is really true to their concept of 5-star beds, clean rooms with strong showers at low prices. If you are a no-frills traveller who do not need air-con, wifi, hairdryer or have your own towel (all these have extra charge), the comfortable and spacious rooms are really valued for money. Even with the additional aircon and towels, we only paid RM89 for our room. Wow! This is really great concept for the budget traveller!
However, there were some shortcomings:
- check out was at 10am - so early?!?
- shower couldn't drain very well, so we had to remove the drainage cover for the water to flow
- walls were quite thin, and poor us had to endure the whinings of a little brat next door.
- we had a rental car and there was a RM5 charge per entry..
Still, if you just need a comfortable room and good shower without the extras, this is the place!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking