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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Singapore
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