We stayed in The Pod for a night.
Well, it is very modern and beautifully done (especially the bathrooms and breakfast-area) but our room were our capsule has been was really narrow, not to compare with the pictures on the website.
The air con was set to a lower level in the night. The thing is: That is the time when everyone (I´m not completely sure, but there were a minimum of 9 people but I think it is up to 12?!) is in the room and when you need the air. I woke up in the middle of the night and had the feeling that there was just no air left. Of course there are these "curtains" and at least they prevent an complete exchange of the air. During the day you felt the air con in the capsule, that would have been great at night. They have really nice - for asian standard - thick blankets, so you wouldn´t feel cold.
Going green is totally unknown. For breakfast you have plastic plates, plastic forks and spoons, plastic bowls and plastic cups for juice. Only for coffee you can have a "real" cup or you choose the paper cup and if you are lucky and find a knife - they´re real one´s too. Very disappointing.
The choices for breakfast are good.
The bathrooms were not very clean.
Staff is not really nice.
While Singapore is a very expensive city: It was still an overpriced once in a lifetime experience. Next time I would just choose a normal hostel with a normal dorm. Cheaper and more comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dear friends, it has come to our attention that there are other hotels and hostels with similar brand names and/or bed designs to The POD. Please note we are located at 289 Beach Road and are not associated with any other hotels or hostels in Singapore bearing the word "POD" in Singapore or with similar bed designs. We are proud to be the first capsule hotel in Singapore to feature unique PODs which are designed for maximum comfort. The POD is Singapore's latest boutique capsule hostel 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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