We arrived at 10pm and was told that our original room was no longer available and that we would now be placed in a smoking room on a smoking floor, with two single beds pushed together (we are friends and wanted two separate beds in a twin arrangement). Having asthma, I specifically requested a non smoking room at time of booking 5 months ago. The floor was hazy and stunk, the room was just as bad. A tiny room of about 15sqm. A cleaner came in to spray air freshener which just made it worse.
The following morning we were told we could change rooms that evening, which required us to come back to the hotel at 6pm and then move our bags to the new room ourselves. The new room (our original room) was much better and had a view overlooking the river. The hotel decor in common areas is dated and very 80s, needing a refurb. The pool area is large and nice. There are plenty of restaurants and bars along the river to eat at. Several buses depart from outside the hotel. The nearest MRT train station is about 15 minutes walk away.
Overall, with Singapore being an expensive city, this hotel is a good option for average 3 / 3.5 star accommodation at the $150 - $180 per night price range.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amidst the historic Singapore River, Riverview Hotel is a preferred and affordable 4-star hotel for Business and Leisure travellers. Conveniently located near the Central Business District (CBD) and popular local Business, Meeting, Shopping, Entertainment and Leisure Venues, you are always minutes away from where you want to go. While the hotel’s range of services and facilities, including the Executive Club Lounge, Business Centre and Swimming Pool, accommodates your business and leisure needs, you can enjoy a mesmerising panoramic view of the iconic river or city skyline from the comfort of our 476 rooms. Our specialty Restaurants offer a variety of fine International, Chinese, Japanese and Western cuisine and local favourites in buffet and a la carte styles. With Indoor or Alfresco Waterfront Dining settings, such a wide gastronomic choice will certainly satisfy your palate. For Company and Private Events and Functions, our Ballroom, which can cater for up to 350 people, and 8 Function Rooms are ideal venues for Residential/Non-Residential Seminars, Meetings, Workshops, Product Launches, Team Building, Cocktails, Wedding Banquets and Birthday Parties. Evenings are always full of activities when you stay at Riverview Hotel. You can chill out at our lounge and be entertained by a live band, or dance the night away at the award-winning night music and entertainment club, Zouk, which is only a short walk away. The hotel is also just opposite the popular Robertson Quay and near the colourful Clarke Quay, where you can enjoy a range of delightful Waterfront Dining, Entertainment and Shopping Activities along the Singapore River. So, whether you are in Singapore for Business, Meeting or a Holiday with your family and friends, you will always find a comfortable and memorable stay at Riverview Hotel along the Singapore River – the tranquillity of Waterfront Accommodation and Dining in a cosmopolitan city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River View Singapore
- Singapore River View Hotel
- River View Hotel Singapore
- Riverview Hotel Singapore