Urbanpod is India’s first boutique pod hotel. It promises to be a smart budget hotel of the next generation, and caters to the basic needs of business travellers. It is located within proximity to the city’s domestic and international airports, as well as the local train station.

The interiors reveal a futuristic and stylish design. Designer Formwerkz has adopted the minimalistic theme for this. Stating a paradox, the Urbanpod is a luxurious budget property, which is a “value-for-money” option for guests looking for a comfortable stay. It features 140 pods that are categorised into suites, private pods, classic pods and ladies-only pods.

Each pod fits one person comfortably, except the suite that can fit two people comfortably. These pods are equipped with a personal television, power socket, two USB ports, a clothe’s hook, a towel, water bottle at the time of check-in, free wifi and a personal safe. The hotel provides lockers to guests for storing baggage as there is no space within the “capsules”. The suites have an additional work counter, a cushioned seating and luggage storing space. The ladies only pods are situated in an exclusive area with a common ladies only bathrooms.

Bath facilities are common between the pods as they don’t hold private bathing areas. The 18 ladies pods share three bathrooms and the remaining pods share 20 bathrooms amongst themselves.

Urbanpod also has a business centre (two work desks with power sockets. Bring your own laptop), a 24-hour reception, free breakfast and a laundromat. Urbanpod’s café serves hot breakfast and quick bites from 7am-10pm.


Netra Venkateshwaran