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“Great location in Singapore” 4 of 5 stars
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Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   170 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189657, Singapore   |  
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“Great location in Singapore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We only had 2 days in Singapore and this hotel was perfect. A good location and good priced restaurant, meant we could explore and feel good at the same time. Easy for the open top bus and a reasonable walk to Raffles. Good

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stayed at Ibis on Bencoolen for 6 nights and this was our 2nd stay here. It's very conveniently located in Bugis where there's lots of shopping and places to eat.

The rooms are small but for Singaporean standards, they are about average in size. The interior space planning is done up quite well so the only thing that you feel is lacking is a spot for your luggage. Despite the room's small size, there is a good-sized working desk, a small sofa seat, a mini-bar and a small full-height wardrobe. Typical to budget hotels is the all-in-one shampoo/shower gel built-in dispenser but there's nothing cheap about the shampoo/shower gel they give. It smells premium (citrus scent) and it does not leave your hair feeling brittle and dry. In fact, we did not have to use our hair conditioner after using the hotel's shampoo (and that's not something we can say for most other hotels). USB charging points were also provided together with complimentary WIFI (your room number and last name are required to access the WIFI and up to 5 devices can be logged in per room).

Unique to this hotel is a drinks vending machine on each floor (most canned drinks SGD1.30) and a coin-operated laundrette on Level 3 that charges SGD4 per wash and SGD4 per dryer use. We washed all our clothes on our 2nd last day and it helps a lot because the last thing you want to do when you get back home is to wash loads of laundry.

There is a Guardian Pharmacy and a 7-11 on the ground floor. Right behind the hotel is a famous Chinese and Hindu temple. Albert Centre food court is also a stone's throw away from the hotel and that's where you get to eat with the locals. Great local Chinese and Muslim cuisine can be found at Albert Centre. If you want something more upmarket, there's a lot of variety at the Bugis + and Bugis Junction shopping centres located about 300m away from the hotel. Poulet and Ramen Champion on Level 4 of Bugis + are highly recommended for their roast chicken and ramen respectively. Long queues at both restaurants daily.

The front desk staff at Ibis were exceptionally helpful in assisting with directions to local sites.
Bugis MRT station is located underneath Bugis Junction shopping centre and it's a quick 5 minute walk away.

Highly recommend hotel if you want the professionalism of an international hotel chain but you're on a budget.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Ibis on Bencoolen whilst on an overnight transit from London to our week-long holiday in Phuket. We wanted something basic, well-priced, in town and that included breakfast. The Ibis ticked all these boxes. The rooms are fuss-free but very clean and considering that we were only going to sleep here, ideal for us. We wanted the option of walking around and so decided to not stay at an airport hotel - we are glad we did. Just before going to bed, we ate at a nearby restaurant - Fatty's. Despite the funny name, the food was yummy and fresh. Cost was SGD55 for 3 dishes, rice, mineral water and a large beer. The buffet breakfast the following morning was sufficient - the usual options; not fancy but tasty! All in all, would recommend this hotel if you plan to use your money for more than just hotels. Hotel staff were also lovely - decent bed too :)

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The hotel is simple thus affordable but of a good standard. This hotel is in a great location. It is diagonally across the road from Sim Lim (for IT shopping). Next door to Bugis Shopping area. A short stroll to Bugis station MRT. Free Sentosa shuttle bus stop directly across the street for foreigners only to take you to Sentosa Island for the casino and Universal Studios Singapore and other attractions. You could even take this bus to Marina Bay Sands as it makes a stop there to pick up passengers. Great buffet breaky with yummy hash browns, hotel style scrambled eggs and real pork bacon every morning (coming from malaysia, this is a treat as hotels only serves beef bacon). On the same row as the hotel there is a 7-eleven and a Guardian (chemist). You really can't ask for more. Oh yes, the hotel is modern and very clean. Staff are super friendly. I've finally found a hotel worth staying in for my next trips to Singapore.

The only thing I would fault this hotel on are the pillows which were too soft which is why I rated the sleep quality 3/5. I can always bring my own pillows next time!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

great location, very accomodating staff, cozy & clean room. reasonably priced for a hotel room in this busy location. we enjoyed our stay in singapore thanks to this hotel. conveniently located for food trips (bugis flea market is just a short walk away from the hotel), day trips universal studios (there's a shuttle service going to resort world just in front of this hotel), or shopping on its nearby malls!!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Ibis on Becoolen is a great place to stay in Singapore. May be considered budget by Accor standards but is very well fitted out & maintained. The Lobby area is large enough, bright & very inviting. The check in/out proceedures are welcoming & friendly. There are adequate staff to care for all as it is quite busy at times. All the staff are engaging & pleasant. Only one observation-- Although this hotel is in a central city business area we are not all in a hurry business people. We were on holiday in Singapore! I felt at times a litttle more could have been done to assist with enquiries as to a tourist nature. For e.g. a little more time could be given than here is a brochure & you can read it for yourself. We would look for your local knowledge. But on the whole staff @ all areas were very good. Rooms were great, beds comfortable, furniture adequate & bay windows great for natural light. Also rooms don't feel small because of clever use of high ceilings. Gives feeling of space. Bathroom is roomy enough & shower is spacious. Cleaning staff were very friendly in greeting us each day & did a great job. Location of hotel is very good with short walks to a number of sights, etc. Would return to Ibis Bencoolen Singapore any time in this great city. Thanks Ibis.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We recently stayed at the ibis bencoolen and were very happy with the accommodation, especially for the price. It had everything we needed, plus a great breakfast and the room size was awesome for a hotel on the budget side in Singapore. Would def recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 170 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189657, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Singapore
#36 Business Hotel in Singapore
#40 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen 3*
Number of rooms: 538
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideal hotel location in Singapore next to Singapore shopping & business centers. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel .8-minute walk to Bugis MRT.TASTE Restaurant serves breakfast and local Singapore dishes. Best Economy Hotel in Asia Pacific by TTG in 2009-12.Certificate of Excellence awarded by Tripadvisor in 2012-14.FREE WiFi access, international adaptors, USB chargers, complimentary access to 2,300 newspapers, free use of a bicycle and EZ link card. TASTE Serves international breakfast and local Singapore dishes in tapas style. ... more   less 
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