I have stayed many times at this quiet hotel in a nice colourful Malay part of Singapore not far from the Paya Lebar MRT (10 minutes walk). 2 MRT lines intersect there including the direct East-West line to Changi Airport and the new Central line to downtown. There is excellent bus service andd taxis always available at the corner. The hotel is cater-corner to the now being redeveloped site of the Old Malay Village complex.
Over the years I have watched Tristar get more and more dilapidated.
The rooms are large.Sheets clean. No bugs. The bathrooms dated. Basic, simple amenities are there- soap in dispenser in bathtub, toothbrush, comb. My room had a slow leak in the floor in front of the toilet. I was offered several different rooms by the pleasant desk staff but they each had enough deficiencies that I just spent the 3 nights in that room. There are numerous Malay eateries, a decent supermarket and a food court with scores of stalls within 50 meters.
I had the pleasant large, sunny, second floor pool ( also needs some repairs ) mainly to myself to swim laps and sun in.
For Singapore this is a budget hotel. I do wish they would fix it up since a pool, decent room at a reasonable price and proximity to a MTR to the airport is important to me.
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