We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Kai

Travelers' Choice award winner
14 Purvis Street, Singapore 188593, Singapore
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Hotel Kai
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Hotel Kai
Write a Review

101 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    43
    42
    14
    2
    0
See reviews for
10
20
27
26
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (101)
  • Mar-May only
    (28)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (27)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (27)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (19)
All months
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have small one person rooms, good enough for a few days but really small. There is not many staff and sometimes you can feel a bit lonely. The breakfast i quite basic but good enough foif you are stayying just a few days. The best is the location, as you have many good restaurants and mrt stations around.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am afraid this is the smallest hotel I've ever been, even smaller than my stay in Tokyo/ Osaka. I can find a bathroom, a sink, a single bed and a small round couch in my single room. The wall accommodates many utensils and a flat screen TV. The bed is comfortable, and the shower is enjoyable. The room has... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
EmilyLMM, Hotel Manager at Hotel Kai, responded to this review

Dear Larry Y We are happy to have your positive feedback on our location and we are delighted to know that you have enjoy the bed and rain-shower. The Urban Cabin We do have rooms with windows and our Urban Studio double bedrooms are definitely suitable for tall-traveler or 6 ft above, you can contact me at mgr1@hotelkai.com for your... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
56 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 7 nights at the Hotel Kai , I was in probably one of the smallest rooms ; previous reviewers have mentioned that everything fits in well - Kettle , iron , ironing board ect , I would agree with that. Well designed & thought out. Excellent shower , comfortable bed ( If you are over 6 feet 2... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
EmilyLMM, Hotel Manager at Hotel Kai, responded to this review

Dear Peter L Thank you for your positive reviewed on almost all areas, the Urban Cabin room that you had booked for is indeed from our smallest room category, you might have an illusion that the bed is shorter due to the bed set up from the wall, however, all our beds are in standard dimension at 190cm, you might... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a little surprised at how small the Urban Premier room was after checking-in but it was very cozy and comfortable. The amenities are in good condition. It would be better if the room had a refrigerator.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
EmilyLMM, Hotel Manager at Hotel Kai, responded to this review

Dear FelineMeowz Thank you for your reviewed and we are happy to know that you find Hotel Kai a cozy place for your staycation. We are unable to have a refrigerator inside the room due to the space constraint in this heritage area/building however, you might like to stay in our Urban Heritage room with the unique heritage window, this... More 

Bolzano, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights with a colleague of mine. The hotel room was soooo small, I can't believe they can fit everything in such a space, however I think it's very comfortable. For a 3-star hotel, it has everything in the room, except for the fridge (maybe they should put it one in each floor). Overall, great place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
EmilyLMM, Hotel Manager at Hotel Kai, responded to this review

Dear Zakka M Thank you for your great reviewed and hope you had an enjoyable stay with your colleague at Hotel Kai, we are delighted to know that you feel comfortable even staying in our 'soooo' small room, we have a urban Heritage room equipped with a minibar fridge inside or you can keep your items with us at our... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very small but I was in the smallest of the rooms. But it has pretty much everything you need. It even has an iron and water boiler for coffee. It is very clean and modern. Very Friendly staff.......:)

Was this review helpful? Yes
EmilyLMM, Hotel Manager at Hotel Kai, responded to this review

Dear schubbel Sawadee ka, thank you for your positive comments despite our small rooms where sizes are constraint in this heritage area, you can try our new Urban Heritage room which is much more bigger and equipped with washing/dryer machine, minibar and microwave or perhaps our Urban Studio next time when you are back! Kapunka More 

San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Liked the location and also the staff. Wifi a bit of a pain but they gave me a portable wifi. Being in a tiny room means the rooms never airs out. Always humid. They are telling me i need to write 200 words min but this is really all I have to say. Have fun in Singapore

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
EmilyLMM, Hotel Manager at Hotel Kai, responded to this review

Dear aintnoway We are delighted to know that you like our staff service, location and the free internet access everywhere in Singapore with our 4G mifi devise, we hope to welcome you back again in one of our rooms with window (Urban Studio or Urban Premier), kindly contact me at mgr1@hotelkai.com for your future reservation and I will remember and... More 

Sandbach, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Kai is a great place to stay if, like me, you were just passing through Singapore and only wanted a bed for the night. The (electrically operated) bed was comfy and the room was scrupulously clean with a kettle and tea bags to make you feel at home and a safe to make you feel secure. The breakfast was... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
EmilyLMM, Hotel Manager at Hotel Kai, responded to this review

Dear Tony L Thank you for your review on our room cleanliness, breakfast, location, staff as well as security areas, more happy to know that you feel comfortable like at home! We hope you will choose to stay with us again even for more than a night stay as we have Urban Heritage, Urban Premier and Urban Studio rooms for... More 

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My first time to encounter such a place where you can find everything in one small room that was arranged neatly. You can have it all in by arms reach, the water coaster, flat iron, tv remote etc. It very convenient. The room even though its compact but it's very clean and i love the smell of the room. One... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
EmilyLMM, Hotel Manager at Hotel Kai, responded to this review

Dear Eric W We heard you and hope to obtain a 5 star review for your returned stay with us, especially on our improved breakfast, please enjoy your stay and you know who to look for when you need assistance, Selamat! More 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

They don´t lie when they say the rooms are TINY, but you have everything you need distributed really neatly, you won´t mind the size of the room at all plus the bed is very confortable. The location is unbeatable, you can walk almost anywhere. This is a perfect hotel for sleeping and resting (obviously not a stay-in hotel) it has... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
EmilyLMM, Hotel Manager at Hotel Kai, responded to this review

Dear SandraCovarrubias Thank you for your excellent review and we are happy to know that you had discovered the easy walk in the heart of the city, we are grateful for your recommendation to your friend and we look forward to welcome you back again! More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

32 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (31)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities