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Somerset Bencoolen

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No. 51 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189630, Singapore
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Ranked #67 of 290 hotels in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Somerset Bencoolen is a nice place if you travel stay a few days in town without wanting the comforts of room service, big breakfast buffet or restaurants onsite. plus points: pool - nice length, chairs to relax available, private; nice rooms and bathrooms, kitchen and living room offer all you need; minus points: breakfast is very limited but the terrace... More

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Cynthia L, Manager at Somerset Bencoolen, responded to this review

Dear Paternionerin, Thank you for taking time to write this wonderful and detailed review. It is indeed great to note that you have enjoyed your stay with us and have found our facilities attractive and ideal. It has been a pleasure to host your stay and we definitely look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Cynthia Cynthia Lim... More

Taguig City, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here last November 2012. The location of the hotel is very convenient to restaurants, bus stops, and train station. Very ideal for family since they offer 2 bedroom suite which is very spacious. They also have swimming pool, children's playground, play gym for younger kids. What I also liked about this small hotel is that they have kids... More

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Cynthia L, Manager at Somerset Bencoolen, responded to this review

Dear SingleWorkingMum, I am heartened to know that although your stay experience with us has been more than a year ago, you have such fond memories of your stay and are writing such a wonderful review about it. Thank you! All of us appreciate your kind compliments on our service, facilities, children amenities and location. We certainly hope to welcome... More

Guildford, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here while the MRT was being built and after the initial shock of having a (albeit high) apartment overlooking the works with a adjoining door into the next apartment I was moved into another one and fell in love with the place. I was there for 8 weeks and would go back in an instant. Clean and just... More

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Cynthia L, Manager at Somerset Bencoolen, responded to this review

Dear MattLeRoss, Thank you for staying with us at Somerset Bencoolen during your 8 weeks in our sunny island and for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I am delighted that we have managed to provide you with an excellent stay experience despite your initial shock and that you have fallen in love with your home away from... More

Darwin, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I recently stayed here with husband, two children and mum. We were in a two bed room apartment which was well suited to us. The apartments are a little older, but very clean with kitchen facility. The pool area is lovely overlooking the city. Close to MRT. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very good location would recommend.

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Cynthia L, Manager at Somerset Bencoolen, responded to this review

Dear Virginia, Thank you for writing this wonderful review and recommendation! It is indeed very gratifying to know that your family and you have found our service residence suitable for your vacation and that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your lovely compliments about our staff; this has brought such big smiles to their faces when... More

Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I stayed here for 6 nights and the hotel really makes you feel like home. They have everything you want from large fridge to oven and even chopsticks and strainer in the kitchen which really surprising me, thumbs up! Wifi reception within apartment earns another thumbs up. However, I think the apartment needs maintenance in the bathroom as I found... More

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Cynthia L, Manager at Somerset Bencoolen, responded to this review

Dear Wendy, Thank you for taking time to write this delightful review! We are elated that we have successfully created the home away from home stay experience for you. Thank you for your detailed post on our facilities and services.We are truly elated that we have exceeded your expectations as we continuously strive in our efforts to provide the best... More

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I recently stayed at this hotel with my 2 year old son, my wife and my mother in law. We got 2 large rooms next to eachother. The units were clean, and quite nice. Fully self contained with kitchens, which was great with a young child. The pool area on the roof was fantastic and the staff were very helpful... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the hotel from 11/11/13 to 14/11/13 and want to say thank you to manager Mei for her excellent service and the accomodations she provided. The room we had was quiet and without the construction noise some other reviewer complained about. .

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Cynthia L, Manager at Somerset Bencoolen, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, My sincere apologies for being unable to reply in French. Thank you for your writing this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your 5 weeks stay with us and you have enjoyed the warm hospitality of our team. It is gratifying to know that our pleasant and homely ambience of our apartments has also successfully contributed to... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I stayed at Somerset Bencoolen in November for a month and I can just highly recommend to everyone. The front desk team is amazing. I had my birthday while I was staying there and on the day the receptionists started to sing the "Happy Birthday!" once I entered the property. It was such a nice surprise. The apartments are also... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We stayed 4 nights here in early December in a 1 bedroom apartment. Having an apartment gives you just that bit extra space. We really liked it and would stay there again. Everything was clean, bed and pillows we're comfy. The power points in the kitchen didn't work on the first day which meant we couldn't make a cuppa, but... More

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
77 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We stayed at the Somerset Bencoolen for four nights. Overall I was pleased. The location was extremely good and the underground railway works in Bencoolen Street, while keeping the apartment tower a bit hidden, did not impact on us. Reception and room staff were without exception friendly, helpful and efficient. I appreciated the light breakfast included in our apartment tariff... More

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Additional Information about Somerset Bencoolen

Also Known As:
Somerset Bencoolen Hotel
Somerset Bencoolen Singapore
Address: No. 51 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189630, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#53 Business Hotel in Singapore
#57 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
#60 Family Hotel in Singapore
#67 Top resorts Hotel in Singapore
#67 Spa Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Somerset Bencoolen 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in Singapore's former civic district, Somerset Bencoolen is strategically and conveniently located. A luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, it nonetheless puts you just minutes away from every imaginable pursuit. Elegant shopping, fine dining, pulsating nightlife, as well as museum exhibits and world-renowned cultural performances are all within easy reach. ... more   less 
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