Living in a Capsule - A rather wonderful experience at KLIA2

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Travel! I love travelling, be it far or near..... I even sometimes just drive around aimlessly, because I love to.

However, let's not go there for now.

I want to write about my little "adventure", staying at a capsule.

As you know, I was at Perth for a holiday and my flight is very early one. So, I don't intend to wake up so early and since KLIA2 has a lot to discover (and my ever adventurous colleague, Peggy suggested that we should just put a night there). So... here we go. I managed to try out living in a capsule a.k.a container hotel.

How it look like? Like this:

Yupe, this is a very nice shot taken, not by me but it belong to them. Photo credit: www.capsulecontainer.com
Although there's some hiccup during booking the room (technology sometimes, really do fail us at the moment when we most need them), but fret not, the operation team and their friendly reception assisted me, via call and email, so thank you peeps! :)

And yay, a good rest before a trip is like a good trip throughout! Yes? I hope so.

How the room look like? Something like this...

No, not like what you thought it will be. It's pretty cosy and nice! Male Capsule....
Photo credit: www.capsulecontainer.com
This is the female capsule. Single occupancy...
Photo credit: www.capsulecontainer.com
Capsule Mix Plus and yes, this is Queen size bed.
Photo credit: www.capsulecontainer.com
This is the Capsule Mix - meaning single occupancy and it's mixed with guys and ladies (like a dorm).
Photo credit: www.capsulecontainer.com

Here's some images taken by me during my stay. :) :) :)

This is me inside the capsule....

That is my "door" - yupe, no door, it's like a blind that you can pull down and up...
 
This is how it look, the capsule. That "box" you see at left corner, you can place your handphone and wallet inside, lock it with your own lock. It has almost everything you need - small table that you can lipat/fold out and charge your phone/powerbank - crucial kan?

It's ok for me but I was hoping for more "air".

Which explain why I need to have a drink at Coffee Bean before sleep.... and I seldom drink cold stuff, but I need one that night....

This place memang designed for travellers - be it business travellers, on transit (and do not want to go out of the airport, maklumlah KLIA2 jauh, kan?), backpackers or even peeps who fly a lot or for those who got a lot of time to waste at KLIA2 and wanted a quick nap. Why not, right?

I like the fact, the design is pretty raw and simple, yet modern, and convenient. I won't totally put comfortable as one of the key highlight. Yes, I do like ample space and find comfort in large (not confined spaces) but travelling can be tiring, so a quick rest is good.

One more thing I would like to point out. It can be quite stuffy, I am not sure if it's the ventilation or aircond not very oooomph enough. Although it's not hot but it's not very airy to me, it would be nice if I actually can feel some air coming into my capsule, but nope, don't have.

Anyway, one thing for sure, you don't have to unpack or repack everything in a hotel, this is take out what you need, the rest just keep in storage - choose your hours. You want 3 hours? 6 hours? Or prefer a 12 hours sleep/room? Up to you.

Rate wise, it's quite affordable: between RM50 (3 hours) to RM95 (12 hours) for single occupancy. Do refer to the schedule here:

Screenshot from http://www.capsulecontainer.com/

The concept is pretty simple: check in, rest, shower, pack and off you go! Simple as that.

There's a total of 79 capsules available. My advise is to make sure you make a booking direct at their website: www.capsulecontainer.com

I found this from their website:

"CAPSULE BY CONTAINER HOTEL IS THE FIRST AIRPORT CAPSULE IN MALAYSIA LOCATED IN THE STATE-OF-THE-ART KLIA 2. WITH THE CONCEPT OF CONTAINER HOTEL, WE FURTHER DEVELOPED THE IDEAS OF GREEN & SUSTAINABLE LIVING INTO COZY & SMART LODGING - A MINIMALIST CAPSULE IN STYLE."

I found a video on the hotel too, here you go.... (video by FlightTravels)



Well, quite the summary of the concept for this hotel, yes?

And no, just in case you are wondering, nope - not sponsored.

I will be posting more of my holiday to Perth in subsequent blog posting. Do check out my IG and FB from time to time! :P

Be deelicious,
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11 comments:

  1. thanks Leonard for sharing this story! i've always wanted to know how it feels like to stay in the capsule.

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    1. Haha! Now you know Mieza!!!!!!! And you're welcome!!!!!!!!

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  2. Interesting! Have always wanted to know how the capsule is like! Thanks for the review :)

    xoxo
    Miriam
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    1. You are welcome babe!!!! You can try it too! :)

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  3. i blog about this too! when I feel so familiar when i saw the cover photo from the video, hahaha.

    http://ksh2772.blogspot.my/2015/04/capsule-hotel-malaysia-klia2.html

    indeed, it was quite suitable to stay on the comfy bed inside =D

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  4. hi, how to book yang capsule mix plus tu?

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    1. You can call them to book or you can try via their website too... :)

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    2. choose mix plus and select 1. I just called them.

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  5. When it first launched at Bukit Bintang, I approached them for a review with bloggers but decided it would not be suitable in the end as I was worried about the safety of a capsule hotel bunks in the city at night for girls. Didn't know they opened one in KLIA2?

    Good idea to rest before flight.

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    1. Yeah, glad I did - although the aircond is a bit.... ahem, not really working but I was dead tired, so a nap/sleep before travel is good! And best of all is... I don't have to rush to airport... I just sway my way to check in.... LOL!

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