The Pod Boutique Hotel
Sleep in sleek style
What we say:
The Pod is one of Singapore’s newest budget accommodation options. Opened for business in August 2103, it’s sleek, stylish and as its name suggests, its beds are modelled after the pod capsule hotels originally from Japan.
While it calls itself a “boutique capsule hotel”, it’s somewhat in between given you’re sharing your room with about seven to eleven others but there’s a 24-hour reception. Pods are still quite the novelty in Singapore and you pay a premium — or at least, more than most hostel beds — for the coolness factor. We were quoted S$62 for a single pod to S$105 (excluding taxes) for a queen pod for two adults — yes, couples rejoice! (Another popular Singapore pod option is Wink Hostel.)
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The Pod is located in a five-storey building along Beach Road, a stone’s throw from Singapore’s Arab Street enclave, and about a 15-minute walk away from Bugis and City Hall, essentially Singapore’s town centre. It’s smack in the middle of some great food options ranging from watering holes to Sichuan hotpot and shisha bars.
Upon entering the hostel, you see a well-designed reception area, where there’s a lounge, a large table and flat screen TV for dwellers to hang out. The 83 pods themselves come in elegant wood finishings. For single pods, you get the option of a side or front entry — the latter with your feet facing out might be a tad more claustrophobic, but that’s the only choice for the queen pods.
Each capsule has its own private locker, personal power socket, reading light, fold-down table for doing work and a clothes rack with hangers. Luxurious cotton sheets and a fluffy duvet promise a good sleep. Pulldown blinds are on offer for those less at ease with their sleeping selves.
Other included enticements are one dry-cleaned item per night,one capsule of Nespresso coffee to be used in their machine in the lounge and bottled water. Free WiFi is beamed throughout the Pod, a basic buffet breakfast is served and bathroom amenities such as towels, shampoo, shower gel and hairdryer are provided. While facilities like the free laundry and bathrooms are shared, you can choose from male and female-only rooms if available.
The Pod also provides booking services for many local attractions at mark down rates of several dollars. Check-in time is from 15:00, while check-out is 11:00.
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Contact details:289 Beach Rd Singapore T: 6298 8505
Email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dorm air-con||62 S$||62 S$||S$105 for a couple in a queen pod (excluding tax)|
Added to Travelfish on: 13th January, 2014
Last visited or updated on: 13th January, 2014
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The Pod Boutique Hotel
289 Beach Rd Singapore
T: 6298 8505
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