Ok let me put it this way, If you are looking for a relatively nice / luxurious hotel ... then this is not for you. If you are looking for a cheap, somewhat like within a hostel price range, then again this is not for you.
Tune hotel is located approx.25-30 minutes away from Terminal 2 airport (around MYR50 from airport to tune hotel = P750 Philippine Pesos) . Just a note that There are two airports being Terminal 1 and 2. It is not in the downtown area as this is a somewhat "a not so suburb area" located amongst 3 other hotels (Courtyard hotel, Novotel and Grand Borneo). All of these hotels including Tune hotel are just beside each other and a big shopping mall is within the area so this means that access to food (a mix of malay , japanese, american fastfoods -- KFC, McDonalds etc), grocery, clothing, etc. etc. is within reach. A haven for shopaholics indeed!!
Now, about the Tune hotel ... I would say that this hotel is relatively nice and decent hotel to stay for a short vacation. The room where me and my siblings stayed were big and comfortable. The bed is truly one thing they can say its worth the price. As I have said, this is not a fancy hotel with 5-star amenities but really good enough to rest for the night after a day long tour around the city and the islands. The bathroom is clean, shower is great with hot water (though you have to purchase towels & kit as they are not a free item that comes with the price! I find it fair though, since having less towels to wash would mean lesser chemicals of soap being used -- thus, saving mother earth...)
Aircon usage are to be purchased in increments of 12 or 24 hours -- not a bad idea too for "Going Green" concept. There is a ceiling fan that you can use in case you run out of aircon bill. Just a note that our rooms doesnt have any windows at all! For claustrophobics -- this hotel is not for you!!
I would say that having stayed in this hotel from July 5 - 7 2010 -- was such a wonderful experience. And by the way, I have to mention that inside the hotel next to 7-eleven is a travel agency (the name of the agency is: EXTRA rent a car Sdn. Bhd.) that has very reasonable tour rates as compared to other agencies around. Booking our tours with Ms.Vivian was indeed worth every penny. And not to mention how HONEST their drivers are!!! We checked out on July 7 morning for an island tour and at the end of our tour at around 2:30pm, we requested our tour driver to bring us to Tanjung Aru where we will be staying for the next two nights in another hotel. When we were all dropped off in Tanjung Aru, I found out that I left my wallet with a few Malaysian Ringgit (around MYR86.00) and several important credit and identification cards inside the van! We called Ms. Vivian of the Travel agency and have asked our tour driver to go back and return the wallet to me without a penny or card lost!!! Isnt this amazing??? To you, our tour driver, my sincerest gratitude and appreciation for your honestly! Hats off to you my friend!!
The best thing about this hotel is that, they have a FREE shuttle service that brings you to downtown and back to the hotel at cetain time frames. So going to downtown is hassle free except that you just really have to check your time for the schedules. 10:00pm is the last hour that brings guests from downtown back to the hotel. Saving you a great deal of MYR30 everytime you go to the city proper by taxi.
So pack your bags and enjoy your trip!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within East Malaysia's largest lifestyle mall and en-route to Mount Kinabalu - Borneo's highest peak, this select service hotel offers the basic essentials to guests looking for a good night's sleep and a place to re-energize - 5-star beds, heated power showers, clean rooms and 24-hour security. Customize your stay with add-on extras like in-room air-conditioning and wireless internet access. Book online early for best rates, always. ... more less
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