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Village Hotel Albert Court by Far East Hospitality
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   180 Albert Street, Singapore 189971, Singapore (Formerly Albert Court Village Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #41 of 292 hotels in Singapore
Jaipur, India
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“gr8 hotle in the middle of everywhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I stayed here for the second time in january'13 during my short trip to singapore. This hotel is amazingly well located in little india and has a historic backing. Mustafa is walkig distance from here and internet wifi is free. The best part are the balony so big and with gr views of little india specially at night with all neon signs. The room and toilets are very clean. The bathroom is decked up with all the necessities. The hotel is divided into 2 wings and this time i stayed in the other wing. The courtyard and outside of thehotle i mean the entrance is very chic and lovely with becnh to sit and an old victorian watch for time. Best for having drinks sitting on the table outside.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vernon L, Manager at Village Hotel Albert Court by Far East Hospitality, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear vivek_kool,

We thank you for sharing about your stay at Village Hotel Albert Court and we are glad that you had enjoyed your stay.

We are delighted that you enjoyed the view from your hotel room. We are situated at a very interesting location. We are near to Singapore's shopping paradise, Orchard road and also near to our heritage sites like Little India, Bugis and Kampung Glam.

We thank you for choosing to stay with us and we are look forward to welcoming you back to our Village at Albert Court soon.

Yours sincerely,
Vernon Lee
Hotel Manager
Village Hotel Albert 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 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I stay here every year for it's location and Staff, the Hotel is comfortable but not over the top, I do not eat here as there are so many places just outside and in the Food courts to sample so many great and inexpensive meals and Drinks. - I would recommend the Club rooms as the basic rooms can be that. The internet usually works but they have promised they will upgrade to allow email that uses secure protocols to work soon - I am holding my breath for next year. The Staff here are the best and fully endorse their enthusiasm to make up for any shortcomings this Hotel may have. Overall it is a good place at the right price. The local MTR is Little India and a new station is being built at the end of the block.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vernon L, Manager at Village Hotel Albert Court by Far East Hospitality, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear DaveH745,

We thank you for sharing about your stay at Village Hotel Albert Court and we are glad that you had enjoyed your stay with us.

We apologise for the issue with our wireless internet. We understand from our internet network provider that the issue with accessing secure email is with inidividual laptop settings and there is nothing that we can do to our network to circumvent the security settings. However, we are trying to get a second opinion from other providers to ensure that there is really nothing that can be done.

We thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to our Village at Albert Court soon.

Yours sincerely,
Vernon Lee
Hotel Manager
Village Hotel Albert Court
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We visited singapore in early September and found Albert court by chance for a drink to quench our thirst. On our way back before flying home decided to stay at the hotel (great rate ($170 SD after taxes). Our room had a view of little india (which had all the banners light up). We were worried about the noise from the main road - didn't hear a thing. Only criticism would be there were not powerpoints near the bed side tables. Not that big a deal

The staff here are fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble. We checked out in the morning, but our flight wasn't until late that night. They offered to look after our bags and asked if we would like a shower to freshen up before heading to the airport.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vernon L, Manager at Village Hotel Albert Court by Far East Hospitality, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear shantelle11,

We thank you for sharing about your stay at Village Hotel Albert Court and we are glad that you had enjoyed your stay.

We apologised that there was insufficient powerpoints in the room. We will be renovating all our superior and deluxe rooms starting from December 2013 and we will be adding more powerpoints to cater to the needs of todays modern traveller.

We thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you to our Village at Albert Court soon.

Yours sincerely,
Vernon Lee
Hotel Manager
Village Hotel Albert Court
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Recently, we had 4 nights stay at Village Albert Court. We booked 3 Superior rooms through the travel agent & to our surprise, room sizes were smaller than our imagination. I booked one of the the room keeping in mind the accomodation for 2 adults & 2 kids (9 & 4), however it was smaller for even a small family. Also, same category rooms like Deluxe have various sizes by design, which is inappropriate. Knowing the size of the family, nobody bothered to find the room with maximum area & allocate accordingly. The interiors need renovation for sure. Staff for room service is very good, however the reception staff needs training to be little more friendly with atleast a smile on their face :-)

Breakfast menu was different every day & was quite a good mix of veg & non-veg. The staff at Breakfast area was very cooperative & friendly. Also, location is definitely a plus due to nearby places like Little India, Bugis & MRT. The washroom was shabby with aged shower. The outside view towards roadside will showcase construction activities for MRT & the other side of the hotel has nothing much to offer. The room sizes are bigger with better decor for same flagship hotel - Hotel Village Landmark nearby.

Overall a pleasant experience but expectations were higher from such good brand.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vernon L, Manager at Village Hotel Albert Court by Far East Hospitality, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Dear Nitin_kap,

We thank you for sharing about your stay at Village Hotel Albert Court and we are glad that you had enjoyed your stay with us.

We apologise that our staff did not share with you that we have family rooms that are designed to accommodate 2 adults and 2 child. We also have 3 other room categories, which are our deluxe, premier and Club rooms and they are all bigger than our Superior rooms. While these room categories do cost more, the extra space is definitely worth the money.

We thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you to our Village at Albert Court soon.

Yours sincerely,
Vernon Lee
Hotel Manager
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Suffolk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had a 3 night stay here while we discovered Singapore. We had room only which is all we needed. Room was basic but no complaints as it was clean, hotel staff very friendly and helpful and knew how to make a great Singapore Sling!! It was about 30 mins walk to the Marina and just over the road from Little India. We were hardly at the hotel so cant comment on the food or ammenities.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vernon L, Manager at Village Hotel Albert Court by Far East Hospitality, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Dear FlipnFlop,

We thank you for sharing about your stay at Village Hotel Albert Court and we are glad that you had enjoyed your stay.

We would like to share that we will be renovating all our superior and deluxe rooms at the end of the year and we hope you would like our new design on your next stay with us.

We thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to our Village at Albert Court soon.

Yours sincerely,
Vernon Lee
Hotel Manager
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Booked this hotel based on the Tripadvisor rating and comments. Just checked in, overall impression is old and outdated, I'm not saying it's not clean but it's just the overall impression. Have paid upfront so not a lot of choice I'm afraid. Staff at the front desk very friendly though.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vernon L, Manager at Village Hotel Albert Court by Far East Hospitality, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear 95Business_traveller,

We thank you for sharing about your stay at Village Hotel Albert Court and we hope that you had enjoyed your stay.

We would like to share that we would be renovating all our superior and deluxe rooms at the end of the year and we hope you would like our new design on your next stay with us.

We thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to our Village at Albert Court soon.

Yours sincerely,
Vernon Lee
Hotel Manager
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Bedfordshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed two nights at this hotel. The room itself was nice and the staff were helpful and polite. The location is a little out of the way but the small square between the two hotel areas with its bars and restaurants was a nice area for a drink in the evening. The only let down was breakfast which was very limited and not that appetising.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Vernon L, Manager at Village Hotel Albert Court by Far East Hospitality, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Simonscott,

We thank you for sharing about your stay at Village Hotel Albert Court and we are glad that you had enjoyed your stay.

We apologised that our breakfast did not meet your expectation. We promise that we will continue to work with our food and beverage team to improve both the quality and variety of our breakfast buffet.

We thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to our Village at Albert Court soon.

Stay Village. And discover.

Yours sincerely,
Vernon Lee
Hotel Manager
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Address: 180 Albert Street, Singapore 189971, Singapore (Formerly Albert Court Village Hotel)
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
#37 Family Hotel in Singapore
#37 Business Hotel in Singapore
#41 Top resorts Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Village Hotel Albert Court by Far East Hospitality 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Village Hotel Albert Court is a landmark of Albert Street restored from pre-war shop houses. The Paranakan-styled hotel has enhanced the historical shop houses with modern luxury to endowed guests to enjoy convenience while indulging in its rich cultural guestrooms. This popular hotel lies along the famous street for food and beverage before the 1980s, Albert Street. It was named the Gourmand Street of Singapore in Cantonese. The many celebrated restaurants still exist around the hotel today. The well located hotel is located in the heart of Singapore and is easily accessible to the Business District and Shopping District, which offers convenience to both the business and leisure travellers. From April 2014, experience the newly refurbished rooms designed with the necessities and comfort in mind for both business and leisure travellers as well. ... more   less 
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