We stayed there for 2 nights. Definitely worth staying there for a short time as a cultural experience. We were lucky enough to have a 3rd floor balcony room. Just a tip though - don't expect any spare room - very tiny room and bathroom but very clean and staff very friendly. Great hotel with a tonne of history. It was a chinese tea house and chinese opera theatre built in 1887 with heritage listing. Right in the heart of China town and overlooking the pedestrian food thoroughfare. Beautiful indian temple and buddhist temple in the same street worth a visit.
We were lucky enough to have a ghostly visitor in the night - a lady decked out in chinese theatre costume. Woken in the night to find her standing there! Don't be scared though, tired in the middle of the night - may have just imagined it! But this was before we knew it was a theatre. But atmosphere was friendly not sinister. Very noisy from the street and pigeons could be heard in the rafters but the second night we slept very well as used to the noise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Chinatown district, Santa Grand Hotel Lai Chun Yuen is located within proximity to the city centre, local metro station and less than 20 minutes drive away from the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Orchard Road and Universal Studio. Featuring tastefully decorated accommodation named as the Warrior, Scholar and Majesty rooms, refurbished from the Historical Opera Theatre, Lai Chun Yuen each has its own distinctive flavour individually unique to Santa Grand Hotel Lai Chun Yuen. The hotel's calm and peaceful concept of "Tranquillity amid the chaos" will immerse guest in an experience like no other. With a stage located at the second floor of the building, Santa Grand Hotel Lai Chun Yuen will stage live performances with the traditional Chinese orchestra and music as well as, an opera setting on display. Guests can feel free to experience the opera backdrop for an unforgettable stay at the hotel. As the hustle and bustle of Chinatown life is locked up away from them behind the closed hotel doors, guests will truly understand the true inner calm that lies within the four walls of Lai Chun Yuen. Santa Grand Hotel Lai Chun Yuen is primed to bring tradition, history and culture with a modern twist to guest who wishes to get away with the modern day rooms and have a unique experience like no other. ... more less
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- Santa Grand Hotel Lai Chun Yuen Singapore