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“Boutique hotel in top hill with good scenery facing park” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879, Singapore (Formerly Hotel Re!)   |  
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Ranked #129 of 300 Hotels in Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
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“Boutique hotel in top hill with good scenery facing park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Booked this hotel a month before our stay. As we have lifetime event at the afternoon, we only can enjoy the room at later night. We do early check-in and it was allowed, maybe due the room already prepared. The hotel furnished in late 70's & 80's style, with retro colours such as red, yellow, pink on wall and inside the lift they installed bright LED that very eye-catchy.
Our room was deluxe room in 10th floor, but seem like the bed was combine of 2 single bed. Room got complimentary snacks and drinks that foc, great. Surprisingly the room got iron & the ironing board inside the wardrobe for us to use, which i never seen on other hotel. And together also safe deposit box inside too. The bathroom only got shower, toiletries, hair dryer and no bathtub.
I didn't take breakfast package when do the reservation, so we don't know how is their food.
Although the location above hill, but every time we need to go, the free shuttle bus always on the lobby waiting.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear SquallChou,

Greetings from Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill!

Thanks for taking the effort to write us this detailed review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Perhaps the next time, do try our International Buffet Breakfast too and do go for our Deluxe Garden View Rooms for a different experience! Cheers!
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

At first I thought Hotel Re had a connection with its namesake in London, but the staff quickly informed me otherwise. The hotel has a bold retro 70’s theme with loud colours and striking motifs. Situated on top of Pearl’s Hill, my room on the 10th floor overlooked a tranquil green park, which heralded the morning with the sound of chirping birds. The windows could do with some cleaning from the outside to compliment the view, otherwise the rooms inside were very clean and tidy with attentive house keeping. The staff was courteous and attentive. Though check in was 2pm they allowed me an early check in, as the room was ready and available.

Hotel Re is centrally located in the vicinity of China Town and Singapore general Hospital. You could take the MRT direct from Changi Airport and get off at Outram Park MRT. Not recommended if you have heavy baggage, as it’s a healthy 10 min walk amidst greenery from Outram Park MRT to the hotel. However, they do provide a friendly driver with a free shuttle bus service to the MRT every 20 mins. in the day. If they could ensure a regular pick up service from the MRT it would benefit many who may find the walk uphill tiring, especially with luggage. Alternatively you have taxis available at the entrance or arranged on request.

There is a buffet breakfast with a decent mix of continental and local spread. I am not sure if they change the menu often, as it was the same during my stay. The breakfast is pricey at $21 but comes complimentary with the deluxe plan. They could benefit from a lot more customers if the breakfast was complimentary for all rooms. They also have a regular restaurant (ReFill) and wine bar (ReWine) and a small gym (ReCharge) for those who find walking from the MRT not good enough. There is a business lounge(ReConnect) if required, otherwise you have good complimentary WiFi in the room and public areas.

Its not always we find hotels with a liberal splash of pink, red and maroon, with famous silhouettes of Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson, on the walls. Even the elevators are spruced up with loud colours and LED lights. Initially I was struck by the hotel’s loud colours and funky design, but later settled down to enjoy the ambience and hospitality. The rooms are small but clean and well appointed and comfortable, having all facilities provided thoughtfully. The beds were big and comfortable with the phone, light and aircon controls handy on the bedstead. The room comes with a fridge and has a quality complimentary mini bar with mineral water, soft drinks, snacks, tea and coffee, which is replenished daily. The cupboards additionally hold a safe and a dry iron with a clever mini ironing board. The bathroom was not spared with their retro theme and was a loud pink with glitter tiles, stocked with adequate toiletries and a hairdryer. Hot water was available on demand - you were required to switch on the geyser at the bath entrance. The TV had about 15 channels, many local and Chinese. However there was a DVD player in the room and free DVD movies available on request. If you have noisy neighbors, you have a problem, as the rooms are not well insulated against sound.

On the whole it was a comfortable stay at this hotel. This hotel could otherwise enjoy more patronage if they had competitive pricing with breakfast included and a complimentary pick up from the MRT (uphill) available.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear Dev K,

Greetings from Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill!

Thanks so much for your detailed and helpful review! It certainlys will provide much information for our other guests. Glad that you were given the complimentary early check in and thank you for appreciating our complimentary shuttle bus service. You will be glad to learn that for guests with luggage who are waiting at the MRT, they could call in to the hotel and request our bus fetch them to the hotel.

It truly warms our heart to learn the amount of attention you placed in remembering our facilities' names. We definitely welcome you back at Hotel Re! to re!lax in modern retro comfort with us again! Cheers!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Not convenient from the MRT station. Hard to meet up with friends. Friends found it hard to find this place and drive in. The hike is long and at night, very dark and quiet. Shuttles are available but only from the hotel and not at the Outram Park MRT. Sound proof is poor. If the price is cheaper than other comparably 4 star hotels in the neighborhood, OK, if not, will not consider/return. I asked for morning calls but none of them were even given - they said it's because of a faulty system which I suppose was never fixed during the 3 days I was there! Overrated and overpriced. Deco looks much better in photos than in real life. Retro deco but old (needs renovation soon). Understaffed. I had a room with city view (roads) and is so noisy.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear Yvonne C,

Greetings from Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill!

Thank you for taking time to write us your review. We apologise for the technical glitch you experienced during your stay with us. You may be pleased that we are doing a round of minor revamp now to improve our general finishings. Should we have the chance to host you again, do let us know your preference for the Deluxe Garden View instead. Looking forward to welcoming you to re!lax in modern retro comfort with us again. Cheers!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This is a fancy hotel - with lot of colours and funny stuff. Trying to be a bit 70's. A bit retro-ish!

The service from staff was average - not more not less. The breakfast was average - not more not less. The room had free minibar, and was good size.

Location is reachable by MRT. They even offer free shuttle to the neares MRT station which is good if you have a lot of luggage. It is located on Pearls Hill, so it a good fitness tour with a lot of luggage.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Dear HOyvind,

Greetings from Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill!

Thanks for taking time to write us a review! We are glad that you have enjoyed our complimentary shuttle service. Your feedback on our staff and breakfast has been brought up to the relevant departments for their continuous improvement. You will be glad to learn that we strive to provide the best customer service and modern retro stay accomodation for all our guests and will constantly perk ourselves to do even better the next time! Be it business or leisure, we hope you'll be back soon. Cheers!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

I simply didn't really get the retro theme, other than some 1970s design features in the toilet (I do like the mosaic tiles) and the hotel's name.

Location is good, and the shuttle bus makes it almost perfect in this aspect. You will want to comb the area on foot, with an old and charming neighbourhood (most might stop at "old") and the somewhat dilapidated Pearls Hill Park right next to the hotel.

Five minutes gets you to good local food (the restaurant is nothing to shout about), ten minutes to your choice of two MRT stations and 15 minutes on foot gets you to the fringes of Chinatown. The shuttle bus completes the package.

The history of this hotel is interesting, a it used to be a school. Too bad it's only recognisable as such if you have either studied there or read about the hotel's past.

All in all, it's a decent place to stay. But if you are choosing this place for its 'theme', you might be a little disappointed.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Dear Shawn_Ang,

Greetings from Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill!

Thanks for taking time to share your experience at Hotel Re! with us. It sums up everything we have - wonderful location, lovely Pearl's Hill Park, variety of local food, proximity to charming Chinatown, memorable history of the building! You will be pleased to know that we are doing a round of re!vamping now to enhance our modern retro theme's touch and feel all throughout the hotel. You are a gem to us and we look fowrard to your re!turn to experience our new look re!al soon! Cheers!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

This was the third accomodation during the latest Asia trip joined by my son.
Coming back from Tioman by Berjaya Air around noon, this hotel is easy to reach by MRT.
Outram Park is the station on the green line and there are big signs to walk for the hotel.
It´s located on Pearl Hill, sure a good fitness tour with heavy luggage!.
No response from the hotel this time with my upper floor room request.
Level 6 was offered by the nice young male at check-in.
The room a bit on the smaller side, especially the bathroom with not that much space around.
Shower only this time, but nevertheless everything works perfectly for us.
No noise from the other rooms and the location is really quiet.
There is a frequently running shuttle service to Outram Park station, for free and also soft drinks, snacks and water are for free in the room.
Not that much on offer for breakfast, but anyway acceptable for us.
Special thanx to the old china man driving the shuttle bus everytime when we want to use it and always with nice stories.
The fare was 140.00 Euro´s B&B, ok this way.
Also late check-out at 02.00 pm was possible.
One major downside is the much to cold climatization in the lobby area. I´ve been a good number of times in Asia, but never experienced something like this till now.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Dear FLIEGER67,

Greetings from Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill!

Thank you for taking time to write us a detailed review! We are certainly glad to have hosted you for the 3rd time! Surely, we look forward to more of your re!turns.. :) Perhaps the next time you come back to Hotel Re!, you may book your reservation through me at publicrelations@hotelre.com.sg and we shall do our best for you again! Cheers!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

this hotel is dreadful. closets have no hanging space. rooms have water heaters which mean you have to wait before you can shower. breakfast is inedible. customer service nonexistent. I will not be coming back.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Dear Debosk,

Greetings from Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill!

We appreciate your time in writing this review. I am sorry to hear that your overall experience at Hotel Re! fell short. Your raised points will certainly be looked into, and we will continue our efforts to creating more value for our guests. Should you decide to give Hotel Re! another chance, I hope we will be able to change your mind about us! Warm Regards.
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Address: 175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879, Singapore (Formerly Hotel Re!)
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
#84 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill 4*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As you step into Hotel Re!, a modern retro themed boutique hotel, you are lost in swirls of vivacious colours and psychedelic furnishings tempered with a sleek modern touch. With numerous themed boutique hotels in the metropolis, this 12-storey, 140-room boutique hotel is a wondrous surprise waiting to be discovered. All guestrooms in this boutique hotel are furnished with retro inspired furniture and complimented with ultra modern technologyfor that for that unique Hotel Re! touch. Each floor in this boutique hotel has its own colour theme and all the rooms on the floor resonates with the designated colour and décor. Glittery mosaic-tiled bathrooms in all rooms are the finishing flourish to our distinctive boutique hotel is offering. Situated at the base of Pearl's Hill, along Chin Swee Road, Hotel Re! encloses guests in a serene and and scenic environment whilst being just a stone’s throw away from attractions like Chinatown, Clarke Quay and the famous shopping district, Orchard Road. Major tourist attractions in the city are easily accessible from the hotel’s convenient location to allowing guests to move around the city at their own leisure pace. ... more   less 
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