Tune Hotels, Bintulu.
– Opened 3 January 2010 | 101 rooms – 44 Doubles, 55 Twin Sharing, 2 Singles.
Address: No.203, Lot 7923, Assyakirin Commerce Square, 97000 Bintulu, Sarawak.
GPS coordinates: N03° 11.83′, E113° 03.34′
Lucky me was staying in this very hotel just last week, all thanks to the kind hospitality of Tune Hotels. ;-)
It was a great New Year gift & an eye-opening trip at the same time. Would you believe it, this is my virginal trip to Sarawak!
There was a lot of drama prior to checking in (all that in my next post) so imagine my happiness & relief when I received my electronic card to my room. The comfortable 5-star bed & fluffy pillows was heaven-sent!
Nice isn’t it? All that comfort & rates starts as low as RM9.99/night, (or maybe even lower during promotion periods - book online at www.tunehotels.com) as per Tune Hotels‘ concept of 5 -star beds at 1-star prices.
Basic essentials are as below:
1. 5-star beds
2. Power Showers
3. Central and convenient locations
4. Clean environment
5. 24 hour security
The power shower deserves its claim of “power”. I’m really glad it’s not one of those small detachable shower heads which trickles out water like a light rain drizzle. Nothing beats a full blast of WARM (yes, hot water is provided!) water after a long day & that is also great for long- haired girls like me. ;-)
As you might have noticed from my video, there is a ceiling fan, which was enough for me as the fan was powerful. Still, if you absolutely have to use the air-con, you can request for it & it will be as “pay-as-you-use system” where the add-ons of room wi-fi (RM12 per 24 hours), TV, laundered towels and other energy-consuming facilities and amenities would be additional charges.
On the 2nd day, I was pleasantly surprised to see my room tidied up, thanks again to the complimentary housekeeping services. ;-)
Oh, here is my media kit of a red-hot Tune Hotel tee & a shower kit + towel during my stay.
The contents of the shower kit.
This was another pleasant surprise. I have stayed in budget hotels before & most, if not all, does not provide a proper safe like this! All these little extras are commendable & it goes to show that Tune Hotel Bintulu aims to provide more convenience & comfort to tourists and holidaymakers to the ‘Gas Town’ as well as those on business trips there.
Also, the hotel anticipates more corporate guests from the oil and gas industry, hence the rooms at the Tune Hotel Bintulu are designed for longer stays and it is more spacious.
Free WIFI is available at the lobby while room WIFI is RM12/24 hours usage.
The desk at the corner of the picture above is actually a travel agency desk. Yup, if you are in search for entertainment or adventure, the friendly operator would be able to arrange something for you. For us, we visited a longhouse & trekked in Similajau National Park (all in my upcoming post!).
The lobby of the hotel. Though it is not pictured here, there are comfortable lounge sofas at the side for resting & washrooms are provided for Gents/Ladies & the Handicapped, which is really thoughtful and a truly 5-star service. Not many hotels which are less than 5 stars provide a dedicated handicapped lavatory!
I’m a very environmental-friendly person (yes, I bring my own bags & containers when I go out) & I think every hotel should exercise basic green concepts. Kudos to Tune Hotels for doing their part as well.
More info on Tune Hotels Bintulu.
Total of 101 rooms – 44 Doubles, 55 Twin Sharing, 2 Singles.
• Located at Assyakirin Commerce Square, near Medan Jaya. (30 mins from Bintulu airport).
• Near the Sing Kwong Supermarket
Check In : 2:00PM onwards
Check Out :10:00AM sharp
Reception Hours : 24 hours
Non-Smoking Building : Yes
Lift : Yes
Wheelchair-friendly rooms : Yes
Shops / Dining :
Ipoh Town Kopitiam & Sport Bar – both located at Ground Floor.
Surau / Prayer room : Coming Soon
Car Park : Yes. Free parking in front of the hotel.
Ceiling Fan: Yes
Luggage Storage : Yes
Refer to the Fee Schedule.
Air Conditioning :
In-Room WiFi :
(Free Internet access at Lobby)
Towels + Toiletries :
Cancellation Policy :
72 hours prior to arrival date
Happy News for 2011:
The pioneering limited-service hotel chain Tune Hotels is celebrating the opening of its latest property in Bintulu by permanently eliminating the administration fee (RM10.90) for room reservations across all of its existing 12 hotels from today (5 January 2011).
“Guests now only pay for the room and opt for our special comfort package to enjoy greater savings. As we open more hotels we experience better economies of scale and become more cost efficient. We eventually found the admin fee no longer relevant and are delighted to be in a position to pass on the savings to our guests” said Tune Hotels Group CEO Mark Lankester.
Good move, I must say.
And oh, Tune Hotels will be opening Tune Hotel Kota Bharu in Kelantan with 173 rooms, on 23 January 2011. Now I got a place to stay for my authentic Kelantanese food hunt. Nasi dagang, nasi kerabu & laksam here I come! ;-)