Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Tune Hotel
My friend and I had a 9 hour layover in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last month. A 9-hour layover is pretty long, and we would've found a way to get at least a nice picture with the Petronas Tower in the background (we both have never been to Malaysia before), but the thing was... We arrived in Kuala Lumpur a few minutes past midnight.
Nothing to see. Nothing to do. Besides, we were in HongKong for a pretty long layover prior to our arrival in Kuala Lumpur, so we were quite tired. We didn't want to do anything else but get some shut eye, and we weren't too keen on doing that on one of the many benches in the airport. Haha!
So we booked a room at Tune Hotel.
Tune Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Terminal 2. There's a bridge that practically connects the hotel to Terminal 2. If you're flying in or out via Terminal 1, don't worry about it. You can take the KLIA train for less than a dollar (USD) each way. Take note, however, that the train is off limits after midnight.
We arrived after midnight, so we took a taxi to Tune Hotel. The taxi ride was a bit expensive though at approximately $12 (USD). We weren't in the taxi cab more than 5 minutes. Hehe!
Anyway, check-in at Tune Hotel was a breeze so we were in our room in no time. Our room was tidy and though the temperature was really hot and balmy outside, our room was sufficiently cool what with the a/c and the ceiling fan happily circulating cool air.
Tune Hotel's bedroom was spare, but really tidy. I loved that it was done in black, white, red, and gray. I wouldn't say the room was tiny. It was actually spacious enough for two people. We had enough room to move around without bumping into each other. And since we were only there to catch a few hours of sleep, space wasn't a priority anyway.
Here's a peek at our room's bathroom:
Again, I won't say it's tiny, because it's really not. I've seen tinier bathrooms. Haha! There was a toilet, a small shower, a small sink, but it wasn't cramped. There were two rolls of tissue, a hair dryer, a bidet, and some basic toiletries for a quick shower. Not bad for a hotel that caters mostly to passengers just stopping over to catch a few Zs.
More props for Tune Hotel: There's a 24/7 convenience store at the ground floor where you can grab some snacks and other stuff.
If you're transiting through Kuala Lumpur International Airport and are looking for a place to crash, I would definitely recommend Tune Hotel. For rates and more information, please check out their website: http://tunehotels.com/my/en/our-hotels/klia2.