The hotel clearly is not a 5*, but it does deliver what it tells you.
Yes, it's about 5 minutes to walk from Outram MRT, but there is a shuttle bus during the day, with the schedule hang up in the elevators. It's about 3 minutes walk to Chinatown also, with a small but nice Hawker center and a cheap supermarket (Sheng Siong) just next to it. So, I certainly wouldn't say the location is as bad as others have described it.
I got an upgrade to an "executive" room on checkin. The room was of acceptable size, with a few non-alcoholic drinks, water, and some snacks offered by the hotel for free. Much appreciated. The bed was comfortable and the room itself quiet from outside. Aircon was ok, but not really great.
Regarding the bathroom, I do agree that there is mold in the bath tub area, but it's not that it's very bad. They should try to erase it, that's for sure, but it wasn't a "game killer". The shower needs to be "heated" first, but that just takes a few minutes. Afterwards, the water is just fine.
Free, quick Wifi, very much appreciated. It's a shame some hotels - especially those calling themselves "Business" hotel or 5*, charge you an arm and a leg, while decent hotels like this one, offer it for free.
For what I paid, this was definitely more than I could expect in Singapore.
Checkin/Checkout was quick and efficient. Guys with purple shirts are certainly weird, but the hotel does call itself "retro", so it's perfectly ok.
Try to erase the mold in the bathroom, maybe make the elevators a bit quicker, that's about all I could ask for. I'll gladly give it 5 points here overall, as value-for-money is perfect. The hotel is not perfect overall, the the value is.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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