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“Strategic Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Summer View Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   173 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189642, Singapore (Rochor)   |  
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Ranked #138 of 294 Hotels in Singapore
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Strategic Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The hotel's location is 5 star for me. It's located at Bencoolen and is not that far from everything. It is near 4 MRTs: Bugis, Bras Basah, Dhoby Ghaut, and Little India. Stores and restaurants are walking distance from the hotel so buying stuffs wouldn't be a problem. Besides the strategic location, it is also a strategic place to stay especially if you'll be going to Sentosa a lot. Besides the fact that you can buy your Universal Studios ticket in the hotel, a free Sentosa shuttle for tourists arrive every hour at the front of Summer View Hotel. As for me and my family, that free shuttle is our bestfriend in our Singapore trip since we always go to Sentosa.

Facilities are good including WiFi, fridge, bathtub, T.V., etc. It doesn't have a showerhead though. There's also free breakfast in a buffet style. For Filipinos, you may find it convenient that one of the receptionist is Pinoy.

A family or anyone would have a great stay in this hotel! I truly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Great hotel, very simple but clean and friendly staff,
The breakfast is good, the location is great,
if you are walking people this hotel is for you!
You can go to marina bay sands, or orchad malls walking and find on the way the raffles hotel, chijmes place, and many other beatiful touristic and non touristic places in singapore,
Also is very close to 5 arts school, close to bugis street. In front of the hotel you have a 7/11 store open 24h for your service.
is amazing place if you are this kind of people who loves walk and sighting but doesn't like the backpackers places this one is great.
Cheap, clean, safe, and the best location!!!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

the hotel was great and affordable...the breakfast was also heavenly...scrumptious even...and the location was PERFECT...it was near Bugis Market, Sim Lim Square, Burlington Square and a lot of amazing places...it is accessible to convenience stores and also near the Subway Station...also the rooms were fragrant...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

not really a fine hotel but the location was nice, quiet, and closer to Bugis, that's why I liked this hotel, just one crossing, and you reach Bugis village which is always on my shopping destinations list whenever I go to Singapore(because of the cheap finds there)I could even walk my way to Orchard if I had the chance, just 10 minutes away on a bus.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Staff very helpful and jovial. Very central hotel, and adjacent restaurant has great breakfasts and dinners. Room a little small, with limited room for cases, and walls a little thin with noisy people in adjacent room..

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

PROS:
1. The breakfast buffet was awesome!
- The dishes aren't that special (normal breakfast food) but they all very delicious!
- After our first morning, I was excited to eat there again
2. Great location
- There's a 7-Eleven across the street
- It's not hard to get a taxi from the hotel
- 10 minute walk from Bugis
3. Super fast wifi connection
- You can connect from your room and basically anywhere inside the hotel
4. Friendly staff :)

CONS:
1. Our shower was broken
- Twice and the hot water wasn't reliable
2. Their furniture are old
- And gives the impression that they are dirty
3. No toiletries
- No shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
- Only soap

CONCLUSION:
It's an "okay" hotel. It's "livalble" but not fancy :)

  • Stayed June 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We stayed at Summer View Hotel on the 4th floor. We booked 4 rooms (each with extra bed placed in) for 10 adults, 2 kids and 1 baby. We had a great stay with them. 2 rooms had a queen-sized bed and an extra single bed and the other 2 had 3 single beds- space would only be an issue if you have a lot of luggage. 2 of the rooms are adjoining. TV varied, depending on the room, I think they're in the process of replacing the old ones, but the english channels are limited (but who would stay in the hotel in SG to watch tv anyway?) Bathroom had bathtub with hot shower, railings to hold on to and anti-slip mats - for us it was just the right size and very clean. Only soap in dispenser, shower cap and face/body towels are provided. AC worked great - just be careful when setting the temp, you might find yourself chilled to the bone. They did provide water in the ref, but in a pitcher. Coffee/tea available, but coffee does not taste good. Our room faced the street, but you could only see the street below and building in front. Our rooms were cleaned daily.

All the staff we talked to were friendly and helpful. They gave directions to the big tourist attractions we went to: Merlion Park/Clarke Quay, Sg Zoo, Bugis Street/Mustafa Center. The hotel is one of the stops for the free shuttle to Universal Studios, which is a huge plus. We just walked to Bugis Street and taxi to Mustafa Center was about 3mins. Bus stop/taxi stop was across the street and in front of the hotel. Burlington Square, Bencoolen Place (?), Albert Mall, Sim Lim had food courts for cheap but good food; and restaurants/fast food also. Bugis Street had a lot of souvenir items for sale in bulk, better to buy souvenirs here. But for chocolates, go to Mustafa Center.

Free breakfast was buffet style with fried rice, beans, egg (scrambled, sunny side up, hard boiled), sausages, pancake/french toast (alternates daily), bacon/ham (alternates daily), bread, butter/marmalade/spread, cornflakes/koko krunch and milk, brewed coffee, tea, juice, water (had a sweet taste to it, maybe because of the dispenser), fresh fruits.

They have a small lobby and restaurant, so it can get crowded.

I will definitely book this hotel again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 173 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189642, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Rochor
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
#28 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Summer View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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