This 'hotel' is located close to everything you could want in Singapore. We were a little disappointed, however, with the hotel facilities. The room was clean and modern, however, it was very small. On entering our room there was a wardrobe on one side and bathroom on the other. It was one of the smallest bathrooms I've seen. You had to close the bathroom door to get into the shower. This requires you to stand against the toilet. The water pressure in the shower was poor. To reach the hairdryer or shaving mirror you had to lean across the toilet. Beyond the bathroom are 3 steps down into the room. One big plus in the room is the amount of space given for placing suitcases. There was easily room for 3 cases. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided as is a fridge. The rooms open out onto a shared balcony. We didn't find this arrangement satisfactory because the doors to the rooms were so close that anyone venturing outside couldn't help but be immediately outside their neighbour's window. The evacuation map showed that 8 of the 23 rooms are this size. I would recommend paying the extra for a larger room if you intended to spend any time 'in'. Breakfast was included in our tariff. While there have been complaints about the chlorine smell from the pool we only noticed this as we exited the lift. Maybe they have addressed this issue in the dining room. There was plenty of variety in the breakfast menu and it caters for a wide range of cultures. The dining area, large gym and pool occupy the same level. The decor is interesting. It looks like everyone got a say but no one chose a theme. The Residence gave me the feeling of staying in a B&B. Everything is very close. Some rooms open directly into the reception lobby. It's not an appropriate place to take children. The rules are very specific about activities that will create any noise. There are a number of comments about dress standards on trip advisor. It was made very clear when we booked in that men were to wear long pants with the exception of entering and leaving the building, eating in the basement dining room or using the gym. There were signs to this effect around the club, in the lifts and in the room. The message that you are a visitor is clear. The proximity to places of interest and transport is the big drawcard. City Hall train station is opposite, as is a major shopping centre. The shopping centre has the major outlets, restaurants, food hall and an excellent grocery store which sells Australian and New Zealand wines at the best price we have found in our years of travelling to Singapore. The CityLink pedestrian tunnel is also opposite the hotel entrance. You can walk through this tunnel to other major shopping centres and shop on the way! Within a 10 minute walk are the Raffles Hotel, Boat Quay, a must for night time dining and the Conference Centre. I would recommend this facility for adult travellers who do not intend spending too much time in their room.
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