Tune Hotels @ Downtown Kuala Lumpur
Location: 316 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (near The Medan Tuanku Monorail Station)
Internet Access: Wi-Fi is available as an add-on. 30 minute free Wi-Fi in the lobby is available for all the guests. If you work online full-time as I do, you might need to refresh your connection a few times a day. It is a web-log-in system.
Room: Many different kinds of rooms are available in this several story building. I stayed in a simple double room, with a 5-star hotel quality bed, good-working shower, A/C, TV, and a safe. A/C, TV, and Wi-Fi are all add-ons. The room is not so spacious but it has the essentials to be a great hotel: comfortable bed, and good shower. I was quite happy.
Travel Information: It’s near the Medan Tuanku Monorail Station, and walkable to the city center. There are several malls and local restaurants nearby.
– No breakfast, but there is San Francisco Coffee, and a Seven Eleven convenient store on the premises.
– Drinking water
– A small conference room
– Towel comes with a free tote bag (which is pretty sweet)
Would I recommend staying here?: Yes
The Tune Hotels is a sister company of AirAsia. You’ll recognize the font and color scheme. The sign is everywhere in the city. They are an up-and-coming up-scale budget hotel not only in Malaysia, but also other Asian countries, Australia, and the UK. I can see that this is one of the hottest up-and-coming hotel chains, and they are doing great.
The Tune Hotels Downtown Kuala Lumpur is located right near the Medan Tuanku Monorail Station. You can’t miss the big red sign on the building.
There are a few shopping malls and several local restaurants around the area. It was quite easy to find something to eat, which was quite important! The best pan mee restaurant in town is right around the corner, and a few Malay and Chinese restaurants are nearby. Several malls, grocery stores, and convenient stores are just across the street (Sogo, Maju Junction). The location seems quite far from the city center, but it is only a 25-minute walk away. I easily walked to several of my meetings in the city center, Chinatown, and the Petronas Twin Towers. You’ll pass shops, restaurants, malls, and markets along the way. On previous trips to KL I’ve stayed near the center, but this location was equally convenient.
But the Wi-Fi is…
My one and only problem while staying at the Tune Hotels was their Wi-Fi. For me, who works online almost full-time, I could feel that it was a bit unstable and slow. I know it’s not a fair comparison because most of their normal customers are not working online like me. I don’t like the Wi-Fi system that requires web log-in, because it tends to be unstable, and no surprises here, it is. Seems like the connection in the room is much better the one in the lobby. My room came with 24-hour Wi-Fi code (add-on), and it was only for one device, even though the room was a double. They issue 30-minute free password for the lobby, but we all know we don’t accomplish much within 30 minutes. I understand because people don’t have to pay for the internet if they don’t want, which would be cheaper to stay for them. I wish they come out with a new system that can satisfy more people soon.
#Disclosure: I was a guest of the Tune Hotels Downtown Kuala Lumpure. However the review only reflects my own opinions, not theirs.