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“A grand hotel in a great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Swissotel Merchant Court
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281, Singapore   |  
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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A grand hotel in a great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This is my second visit to the Merchant Court. My first visit in 2011 included the breakfast buffet. Absolutley fantastic if you wanted the big Western Breakfast. However, this visit we decided to book directly through the hotel website without breakfast and with a 25% discount! Wow, it made a difference in terms of value & plenty of places to stroll to for breakfast in the area.

The online booking and checkin went really smoothly. However, they did want a $400 deposit or credit card imprint. This always makes me nervous!

We had a big room and the bathrooms at the Merchant Court are always big and spacious. I just love the location, right on Clarke Quay and the MRT to get to China Town or Little India easy. Taxis plentiful and cheap to most parts of town. Central Mall right across the road where we joined in with the locals for breakfast at the basement food market and found a next day delivery for laundry for $20 for 5kg. Bargain!!

The reception made a point of ensuring we liked our big room and the concierge went out of his way to find us a pub close by where we could watch Dockers V Collingwood.

I love this hotel & its location and its proabably one of the better value ones in its class - I looked at all the others The Park, Novatel, M Studio Hotel and all the budget hotels in Chinatown, I kept coming back to the Clarke Quay.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SingaporeMerchantCT, Public Relations Manager at Swissotel Merchant Court, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear shanePerth_Australia,

Thank you for highlighting the many positive points of your recent stay. Our team members will be glad to hear that you have enjoyed the service provided.

We hope you had a great time exploring Singapore and we look forward to your third visit, hopefully in the not too distant future.


Warm regards
Swissôtel Merchant Court
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Carramar Wa
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Great hotel, fantastic location. Breakfast Buffet expensive but the café was fantastic. So close to transport, shopping and Clarke Quay. We did not have a view from our room but we spent so little time it did not matter.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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SingaporeMerchantCT, Public Relations Manager at Swissotel Merchant Court, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Amanda Kim G,

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the hotel’s location and we hope to extend our warm hospitality to you and your partner again on your next trip to Singapore.


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Madeley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Stayed here 3 nights in Club Room with Breakfast included, and access to Club Lounge and services, could not fault service or location. Quiet, even though located next to Clarke Quay. Staff looked after us, and helped make our 25th Wedding Anniversary even more special. Have stayed in more expensive hotel in Singapore, this one beats it hands down!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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SingaporeMerchantCT, Public Relations Manager at Swissotel Merchant Court, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Richard W,

Thank you for your positive feedback. The hotel takes pride in creating memorable hotel experiences for our guests and we are thrilled that your anniversary stay was a joyful one. Your compliments motivate us in our continuous pursuit for perfection.

We hope you had a wonderful time in Singapore and we look forward to your next visit soon.


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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Swissotel is a comfortable hotel with good facilities. The location is ideal - Clarke key is on the doorstep, full of nice bars and resteraunts. Within walking distance o many attractions including Raffles Hotel 5 mins walk to Chinatown would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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SingaporeMerchantCT, Public Relations Manager at Swissotel Merchant Court, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Paul C,

We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay.

We hope you had a great time exploring Singapore and we look forward to welcoming you and your partner back in the near future.


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Andover, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stayed at the Swissotel the end December 2013 on route to OZ........the hotel is in a great location in Clarke Quay........, the rooms are bright and airy , we had a club room overlooking the river which was amazing, the beds very were very comfy and the bathrooms had beautiful fluffy towels and luxury toiletries ........The staff at the hotel are very polite and tend to your every need.......all in all we had a pleasant enjoyable stay at the Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel .

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SingaporeMerchantCT, Public Relations Manager at Swissotel Merchant Court, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Terryandkay,

Thank you for the lovely feedback.

We are delighted to learn that you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the room amenities.

We hope you had a lovely time in Singapore during your stopover and we hope to welcome you back to Swissôtel Merchant Court soon.


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Bibra Lake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Loved everything about the hotel the location at Clarke Quay was fantastic lots of bars & restaurants the room was very spacious the bathroom was separate to the sleeping area & the breakfast yum!! So much choice the staff very friendly and helpful ! Definitely staying there again next time .

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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SingaporeMerchantCT, Public Relations Manager at Swissotel Merchant Court, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Vicki A,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast at our award-winning Ellenborough Market Café and we certainly look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Singapore.


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Melbourne, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This hotel faces Clarke Quay, which makes it a great location for eating out at night and going for a ride in a bumboat. It is also a short distance from Clarke Quay metro stop, which is only one stop away from Orchard Road. We unfortunately could not get a room with a view of the river, but were happy with our room facing in with a view of palm trees. The room was large, clean, comfy, quiet and cool. Downside: the feather and down doona is far too hot for Singapore's climate. We ended up removing the doona and sleeping only with the cover on Staff very attentive and helpful. Breakfast room is huge with a large selection to suit all nationalites.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SingaporeMerchantCT, Public Relations Manager at Swissotel Merchant Court, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Virginia096,

Thank you for the valuable feedback and we are pleased that you and your partner had a pleasant stay.

We hope you had a wonderful time exploring Singapore and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Warm regards
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Additional Information about Swissotel Merchant Court

Address: 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in Singapore
#30 Family Hotel in Singapore
#33 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
#34 Business Hotel in Singapore
#39 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
#42 Top resorts Hotel in Singapore
#42 On the Beach Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Swissotel Merchant Court 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swissôtel Merchant Court is situated right in the heart of the city centre, by the banks of the Singapore River and close to Clarke Quay and Chinatown, offering exciting dining and entertainment facilities. The hotel is beside the Clarke Quay MRT (subway). Facilities include a choice of 2 restaurants, 2 bars, the Amrita Spa & Wellness, a resort style swimming pool and 24-hour fitness centre. ... more   less 
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