What do we know? Kuala Lumpur has a new capsule or pod hotel in the Tiitwangsa area known as the Riccarton Capsule Hotel.
It is in Wisma Q, opposite the McDonald’s Drive Thru in Jalan Pahang.
The lobby seems very spacious and nice. The pigeon holes in the lobby scared me at first. They can’t fit me or midgets, I thought. Turned out to be lockers cabinet for guests to store their shoes after exchanging for slippers and they are not capsules or pods. Lol.
Beside capsules, the budget hotel has regular rooms with double beds too (at a higher rate than pods, of course).
Book or view more of this new, clean budget hotel here
*Pics: External view by me and rooms by hotel’s website and agoda
Hotels In Setapak.
Setapak in Kuala Lumpur city is turning out to be an area with a treasure trove of budget hotels.
Historically, many hospitals are located in the Jalan Pahang area following the footsteps of the KL General Hospital and the TB Hospital.
Private hospitals such as Tawakal and Sentosa are also in the area. There is also the Military Hospital – Hospital Angkatan Tentera Tuanku Mizan in Wangsa Maju and the newer Columbia Asia Hospital Setapak near Star Parc Point and Setapak Sentral of formerly Festival City Mall, opposte JPJ and Puspakom.
Hospitals attract the opening of hotels as families of patients need accommodation. The hotels in Setapak may also serve visiting parents of students at the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (previously TAR or TARC) campus or participants of sports events at Taman Tasik Titiwngsa park and stadium.
To stay near the LRT station, find a hotel in or near Wangsa Maju or Titiwangsa.
If you are a resident, you may have visiting relatives to put up. Keep this link handy: