Friday, October 9, 2015

Time Capsule Hotel @ Chulia Street Penang

Capsule concept hotel is no longer fresh to the public.
I bet most of you have heard it before knowing that it is one of the best concept hotel in Japan.
Knowing that it is one of the best concept, the locals are now bringing the this whole new and trendy concept into Malaysia!

Time Capsule Hotel is the first capsule hotel in Penang.
Located at the heart of George Town, Chulia Street is also one of the most happening streets for tourists. It is the street where most tourists meet up and make friends meeting travellers from other countries. There are quite a number of attractions and also pubs & bars located on the streets or all around the hotel within walking distance.

The building itself located at Chulia Street is kinda stand out compared to other hotels around the area, so it can be easily spotted as long as you have found the right street.

One thing great about this hotel is they provide room amenities for their guests, even backpackers could save some money from your journey if you choose to stay here. Room slippers, towels and headphones are also provided for your comfort.
Of course you need to return the towel and headphone when you check out.

Here's a guide on how you check in to your room.
If you have booked your room, just proceed to the reception for check-in procedure, then you will be given a goodie bag contains all your amenities.
Shoe lockers are also provided for your own shoes as no shoes allowed around the capsules, you can only wear the slippers provided by Time Capsule.

You can order breakfast when on the spot, there is this Little Nap Coffee Bar that is located inside of Time Capsule Hotel. The breakfast option is also available if you were to book your room through their website

Stepping into the hotel, you will see Little Nap Coffee Bar is located right beside the reception.
You can also take a short break while checking into the hotel or chill at the bar whenever you feel like.

All the shoe lockers come with digital lock, they can only be opened with your room key as well as your big lockers. All the lockers are included in the room charges, so they are complimentary, what a good news especially to those who are travelling with tight budget.

Just scan your card on the lockers' lock according to your room number and you will be able to open the door.

This hotel is kinda secured with security locks on every floors. Only in-house guests are allowed to enter the hotel.

This is it, the stylish and spacious Capsule hotel that I stayed for a night at Time Capsule Hotel Penang.

All the capsules are double decker, 2 capsules in one unit. 

These are how the capsules are arranged. You will have all your personal inside your own capsule.

Other than the amenities given, there is a TV provided for your comfort as well.
It is your own personalised TV that built into the capsule. How good is that!

The TV is running on Android, so you can play games, watch some live shows, listen to musics or surfing. As long as the internet connection is stable. Which is the problem I faced during my stay, I couldn't really watch any shows.

There are 2 USB port for you to charge your devices, kinda in need especially if you are bringing your gadgets with you. And there's a built in SOS button to call for help in case of emergency too. Rather helpful though.

There are several button for you to switch on different lights. My suggestion is to switch on all the lights to make the capsule brighter and prettier. I really love that Mirror Front Lamp, which happens to be a ring light, perfect for selfie!

If you are going to sleep, there's a Sleep Switch that enables you to switch off all the lights and the tv with only one touch. Very convenient and user friendly!

There's a digital safe box for you to store your important belongings too. Especially those who carry passports or some gadgets and they do not wish to carry it with them all the time.

Whenever we talk about budget hotels or hostels, people's concern are usually the bathrooms or the toilets in the hotels or hostels. But in Time Capsule Hotel, I have zero worries as there are sufficient bathrooms and toilets provided. The rain shower came with hot/cold water, shampoo & shower gel were provided as well.
One thing good about this hotel is they separated Male & Female's shower room, which is very good and convenient especially for the ladies.

There is this strict rule of No Nudity around the hotel.
Well you don't want people to look at your ugly body do you?

The sharing sinks are plenty and hairdryers are available too.
One thing that I was rather troubled was the sinks are a bit too small.

There are rest area in every floors, where you can hang out, meet people or read with the comfortable beanbags provided.

On the 4th floor itself is a very wide sharing space for all the hotel guests.
There are beanbags provided for your comfort and also pool table available. You may also use the computers provided and they are all complimentary!

Table soccer is also available at another corner. And they provided water dispenser too if you need to replenish your water here.

There are also some souvenirs available on the 4th floor and they are up for grabs.
You may just inform the reception if you wish to make any purchase.

I was rather happy to selfie with the ring light in the capsule.
You will look perfect with ring light, trust me!

I had a good sleep at night, only was a bit annoyed by the loud snoring from the guy sleeping in the capsule next to my capsule. There are plenty of items available on Little Nap Coffee Bar, the cafe that located inside Time Capsule Hotel.

Coffee is a must, and most of the meals on the menu do come with free coffee / tea.

And I went back to my capsule then realized that I've missed out something important inside the capsule. They have given every capsule a handheld fire extinguisher for safety purpose. This is really something important that we all might not be aware of unless accidents happen.

I like the capsule rather spacious even for average-to-tall guy like me.
I really enjoyed myself sleeping in the capsule.

You have some choices if you booked your breakfast when you make the hotel booking online.

Cakes available at the display chiller of Little Nap Coffee Bar.

Here's the sum of my stay at Time Capsule Hotel:
  • Spacious capsule
  • Complimentary amenities 
  • Free facilities available
  • Personal Air-cond
  • Clean beds
  • Sufficient bathrooms and toilets
  • Safe & Secured
  • Lockers are all complimentary
  • Weak soundproof
  • Weak wifi connection
Overall my experience was a rather pleasant one, and I will definitely recommend my friends to stay here for the comfortable beds and ideal location.

Time Capsule Hotel @ Chulia Street Penang
Address: 418&420, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Contact no: +60 4-263 0888
Price: RM35.00 - RM83.00 nett
Business hours: 24 hours available daily
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GPS: 5.4194749,100.3338239

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