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′


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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. ;-)

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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.

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The contents of the shower kit.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 :
Chargeable Add-on

In-Room WiFi :
Chargeable Add-on
(Free Internet access at Lobby)

Towels + Toiletries :
Chargeable Add-on

Cancellation Policy :
72 hours prior to arrival date

For real-time updates and promotion updates, guests can stay connected with Tune Hotels via Facebook at www.facebook.com/tunehotels and on Twitter via www.twitter.com/tunehotels

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! ;-)

Comments

  1. says

    RM12 for wi-fi seems quite reasonable! i don’t think i’ve ever been to bintulu (only to kuching a couple of times for work, and maybe one or two other sarawak cities), but this looks like the place that i’d happily choose if the company isn’t paying for my room! :D

  2. says

    Hi Rebecca! Ü

    I have always been a fan of Tunes Hotel. It is definitely worth dollar for dollar with the cosiness of the room and the price that we are paying. Its nice to see that the parking in Bintulu Tune’s Hotel is free.. The ones in Penang, is RM5 per entry, which I think is pretty expensive, if you ask me!

    Have a great day ahead Ü

    • says

      Yup, Tune Hotels and Air Asia rocks!! ;-)

      Oh, well…it’s about the land i guess. In penang it’s PRIME land eerywhre. Comparatively to paying by hour at most hotels, RM5 is cheap! Hahaha

  3. says

    hmm nice i like the energy conservationness of it (except for the single serve shampoo-poo) and yes the media kit is cool.
    the safe is cool but they should have made it coin operated. it think that would be hilarious.
    i think if we took the coin operated rule all around the tune right, it would just be not so much an inconveniuence as it is a parody. that would be just , charming. but the lockers. coinop make it so!

    btw. visit the archibald family in the bintulu? lol

  4. Laurice says

    Hi, Rebecca.
    I just want to know how long did you stay at the hotel? What is the total price that U paid for the stay at the hotel?

    • says

      Hi Laurice,
      I didn’t pay fr my stay. As I stated in my post, it ws a media trip & I was invited as a blogger.
      However, the rate each day is different so you would have to check it out on their site http://www.tunehotels.com/ and they have promos almost every week!

      Oh, I stayed for 3 days and 2 nights. It was really comfortable! ;-)

  5. says

    Hi, Rebecca, thank you for the interesting info about Tune Bintulu, as I will be visiting and stay in Tune Bintulu in Sept’2011, and knowing that there is a travel agency at the lobby. I suppose they do the airport transfer just like Tune Kuching Do? If so, what are the procedure and how to contact them? if not, what is the most economic way to travel from airport to Tune Bintulu.

  6. says

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