Curbside Impression: Stuck in the 80s.
Check in/out: Staff was courteous and helpful
Room: The minute we walked into our room, it reeked of cigarette smoke. The room was constantly humid and the A/C did nothing but circulated the smoky smell inside the room. Since the humidity was so high, I quickly pulled the bedsheets off to check for bed bugs, fortunately, I found none, but did spot quite a few pubic hair. I felt so uncomfortable, I slept in long sleeves to add another layer between myself and the mattress. The carpet looked and felt dirty. kept our slippers on 24/7.
Bathroom: The worst part of the room was the bathroom, it reeked of mildew. In fact, it smelled like the inside of an old Chinese dim sum restaurant. Black stains along the bath tub and after every shower, no matter how careful you are, we ended up with a big puddle of water in the middle of the bathroom floor.
We hated our bathroom so much that we tried to go as many times as possible when we were in nice shopping malls to avoid using our own.
Breakfast: Good selection of Asian and some western food.
Location: OK if you don't mind a 8-10 mins walk from the nearest subway stop. Easy bus stop out front for connection to all major tourist attractions.
Verdict: Go somewhere else, unless you have no other choice, or until they renovate the property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Royal is strategically located right in the heart of Singapore's most exclusive district and is only minutes away from the renowned shopping and entertainment haven of Orchard Road. The Novena MRT Station is within 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. There are 3 major shopping malls namely Novena Square, Velocity and Square 2 are directly above the station. Public transport such as taxis & buses are also easily available from the hotel's main entrance to bring guests to all parts of Singapore. Guests staying in the hotel's newly refurbished 331 spacious guests' rooms and suites will enjoy 'Every Room A Home' feeling as all the rooms & suites are comfortably furnished with shades of beige curtains and bedspreads to blend with a contemporary colored wallpaper to enhance the cosiness of the rooms.Our rooms are among the most spacious in Singapore. For guests' convenience & entertainment, we have added a wireless broadband internet access facility and also additional satellite and cable TV channels linked to all guest rooms & suites, apart from the hotel's present 24 hours in-house movie channels. The hotel's 24 hours Trishaw Coffee House offers mouth-watering local delicacies and irresistible desserts. Room service is also available 24 hours. Weekend Hi-Tea Buffet is very well accepted by local & foreign guests. Other food & beverage dining like the Jade Room Chinese Restaurant offers daily lunch & dinner steamboat buffet and is a fabulous place to dine in comfort, whilst the Japanese restaurant Kandagawa (level 3), is well-appreciated for authentic Japanese cuisine & decor in the restaurant. Newton Food Centre is about 800m away from Hotel Royal where one can enjoy Singapore fabulous local food.The latest added facilities are an in-house Gym for the health-conscious and also a Self-Launderette & Ironing Room for guests who prefers to do their own laundry whilst staying in the hotel.Please come by to Hotel Royal and experience the Traditional Royal Service that we offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Royal Singapore