We have been staying at the Merchant Court Hotel for many years (from shortly after it opened) and we love it. The staff are friendly and efficient for what is basically a hotel for business or transit stop overs. It has great facilities and is in a great location. There is a large varied selection of food available for breakfast. Clarke Quay with a multitude of restaurants is a short walk across the bridge, there is an MRT stop right next door (the only way to travel in SIngapore), and it is close to Chinatown (easy walk or one MRT stop). It has a warm feeling to it unlike for example the Mandarin and Novotel where we have stayed previously that were very sterile. We will be staying there again in November this year.