“Tight living space in container and time capsule are popular attracting cost-conscious travellers and those on shoestring budget. where2 check them out to get a feel of what’s it is like staying inside where sparsity is the name of the game.”
Time Capsule Hotel
Time Capsule Hotel offers some 80-capsule style lodgings amid chic surroundings.
Its unique facade draws in guests from both local and overseas and the location along Jalan Chulia serves as a perfect launching pad to visit various heritage sites nearby.
Operations executive Mohd Amirul A Bakar said Time Capsule Hotel had drawn in guests because of its unique setting.
“Seasonal backpackers are mainly from Germany and Australia. We also get tourists from Japan and Thailand who check in throughout the year,” he said.
Amirul said the capsules range from single, twin sharing and an all-female floor to cater for different needs of guests.
It houses amenities such as food and beverage and vaping facilities, Live music performance is a selling point for people to patronise the venue.
The hotel is operated by Tandop Hotel Sdn Bhd and its head office is in Alor Setar, Kedah,
For more information, call 04 2630888 and go to www.timecapsule.my for further details.
Container Hotel has 45 rooms at a renovated corner shop house located at the junction of Lebuh Chulia along Weld Quay near the ferry terminal. This pod premises has infused heritage into modern contemporary living right in the buzzing inner city.
The pods come in the form single, twin sharing and also all-female category respectively with a mix of classic heritage style.
Opened officially in 2015, the hotel has received its bookings mainly from college and university students, locally and abroad.
Its supervisor Marco Goh said business remained brisk especially for group bookings.
“Students from various parts of Malaysia like its cosy interior and recommend their friends to stay.
“Our location is within walking distance to various heritage and historic sites in the core and buffer zone of George Town heritage enclave, making us a preferred accommodation option for visitors,” he said when met.
Goh said foreign backpackers had also opted to stay at the hotel due to the convenience to go for walkabout tours in the heritage enclave.
The hotel is operated by Container Hotel Group Sdn Bhd with its headquarters located in Kuala Lumpur.
For more information, contact 04 2519515 or go to www.containerhotel.my for additional details.