Found this hotel through some internet searching and trip advisor. I needed a place close to the airport and near the city for sightseeing.
The location: 15 minutes by cab to the airport and 15-20 minutes to downtown (Singapore flyer, etc) by cab. Near bus lines, but a farther walk to a subway line. Near the beach by a longer walk- 20 min or so. Near a few shops, gas station, cafe next door.
The room: Got settled into our room earlier than expected as the former guests in our room checked out early and they were able to clean it quickly for us. Our room was on the second floor of the main buliding- apparently they have two locations on the same block, ours had the front desk and a very small lobby area. After getting our room card (no key, a card) we went up to check out our room. We opted for a windowless room- hey it's cheaper, and who's really going to be spending time in the room in Singapore? It was a very small room, I'd say about 12' x 12' for the main bedroom, with an attached bathroom- shower, sink, and toliet. It did however have a skylight in the bathroom which did allow for natural light.
We noticed that the room wasn't as clean as we would have liked, I'm hoping it is just because of the quick turn around of the room. There was hair on the bed and on the shower walls, we opted to wear slippers that we had brought just in case. The cups in the cabinet near the bed were used and not cleaned- yuck!
The room itself was a bit dated, old maroon carpet that desperately needed replacing and walls that could have used paint a few years ago. The bathroom, however was in fair shape. Fixtures were fairly modern and everything worked well.
I found it odd that they asked for a $50 CASH deposit upon arrival, though they didnt care which currency it was in. I gave them US and made sure I got it back when I left - checked the bills also, you never know!
Would I stay here again: I might spring for a slightly nicer room at a larger hotel. But if I was on a tight budget, and needed to just stay for the day- which we did in this case, then yea, I might stay here again.
Our room on the 2nd floor of the main building (one with the lobby) was nice and quiet. Didn't r...
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Thank you for your review, indeed we have better rooms available, I would recommend the deluxe rooms as they are around twice the size of the room you stayed in with large windows looking into the street. We look forward to your next visit as we also have improved on our level of service and room cleanliness.
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