The taxi drivers don’t know this hotel; therefore I suggest that you print a plan. It is a small hotel which is situated in a lively part of Singapore. The hotel complex consists of four houses that are linked together over a big terrace where a bar is situated. At night jazz music is played and the rooms giving to the terrace are quite noisy.
It is definite not a four star hotel, as the basic installations are missing, such as a breakfast room, a restaurant or a fitness centre. My assigned room on the third floor #315 which is under the roof was without windows. The bathroom was impossibly narrow. The decor is modern and new. The bed is not suitable for older persons as it is put on a wooden platform which allows not access from the sides. The rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV, coffee maker and safe. I did not like the positioning of the A/C directly over the bed, the absence of daylight and the individual boiler for hot water which is far too small (probably sufficient for single use). Wifi is free with an average speed.
There is no breakfast room. Eight tables are put together on the left side in the lobby, which is insufficient for the 64 rooms. The breakfast offer is miserable with two kind of toast bread but no fresh rolls or pastries, only cornflakes, no tropical fruits, eggs can be ordered but if it is just a bit more than eggs, than a supplement of SGD 4.50 is added
This part of Singapore is busy in the evenings with small eateries, spas, massage parlours and conveniences stores. It takes at least 10 minutes walking to the next metro station. The hotel is far off the tourist areas.
Taken into account the hefty price of nearly USD 200.- for B+B, the size of the room, the mediocre BF and the not so ideal location; I would only recommend the hotel for those who like the boutique style.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sultan is a 64-room shop house style boutique hotel, nestled right in the heart of culturally vibrant Kampong Glam. Faithfully preserved and recreated from traditional Singaporean shop houses; The Sultan retains many beautiful architectural features that hark back to a time in Singapore’s past when Kampong Glam was a bustling shopping and trading district and shop houses were magnificently built with great arches and columns to be used by owners as both their personal residence and their place of business. The distinctive building which houses The Sultan’s main lobby is so prized for its historical and cultural relevance, and architectural beauty, that it has appeared on a 1996 Singapore postage stamp. At The Sultan, you won’t have to give up the perks of modern comforts and luxuries to get a taste of old world Singapore charm.Priding itself on good ol’ Singaporean hospitality, each and every single member of The Sultan family looks forward to making your stay one that is truly memorable. Be it a personalized walking tour through Kampong Glam, or just making sure you get your breakfast just the way you like it, The Sultan family hopes that you find in The Sultan a haven from the hustle and bustle, a refuge from the blazing Singapore heat, a home away from home.The Sultan boasts 64 hotel guest rooms, offering 8 different room types to cater to our guests’ different budgets and needs. No two room in The Sultan are exactly the same, spanning different visual themes, views and spatial set ups, giving our guests a little surprise each time they come back to visit us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sultan Hotel Singapore
- The Sultan Singapore