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“Nice little place in the city.” 4 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 #140 of 292 hotels in Singapore
Hobart, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice little place in the city.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Great hotel, such friendly warm and hospitable staff, great welcome, even from the doorman!
A lovely roomy KS room, good facilities, would recommend.
Tariff includes breakfast, very reasonably priced.
No trouble storing some luggage for us! Will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 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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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed at Summer View Hotel to break up the long flight from Greece to Australia. We arrived at Singapore at 5:00am, exhausted and frazzled from the heat and humidity, and expected to have to wait in the lobby until our room was ready. Official check-in is at 2:00pm, but to our surprise and great delight, we were allowed to take our room immediately, at no extra charge. It was such a relief and we couldn't thank the most friendly desk clerk enough. He and all the staff at the hotel were so helpful and accommodating. Absolutely wonderful service.

The location of this hotel was ideal for us, within walking distance to Orchard Road and the Little India district, train stations and bus stops. The Lemon 3 Thai restaurant next door (owned by the hotel) is reasonably priced and serves good food.

The hotel is old and the rooms smell a little, but it was neat, clean, air conditioned, and the bed was very comfortable with crisp white sheets. Perhaps a little overpriced, but the location and definitely the service we received (and early check-in!) more than makes up for this.

There was a certain charm about this place, including a gorgeous little souvenir shop in the lobby stacked high with all sorts of bizarre and wonderful curios.

We had a very enjoyable stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Silang, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

By browsing TripAdvisor and it's affiliated booking sites, you'll know that hotels in Singapore are really expensive. The price for an average 3-star hotel in Singapore is the same as the price of a 5-star hotel in the Philippines. Having said that, Summer View hotel is really an average-priced hotel and I probably couldn't find anything else cheaper with the same value as this hotel offers.

I liked my stay in this hotel because the air conditioning was really cool, a great plus for my husband and kids. The sheets and pillows were comfortable to sleep in. The rooms are clean and always kept when we leave the hotel to tour the city. One thing to note is that the hotel is old, but I didn't see any eye sore in our room. The area in Bencoolen street is quiet and a good place to have a really peaceful rest at night. Lots of shops and dining areas to choose from also in this Bugis street.

The shower and bath are OK, I didn't have problems with the heater. The towels are replaced everyday. The flush in our toilet was broken though, we needed to press it several times before it could work. I requested for a baby cot (crib) and battery replacement for the safe, which they did right away. There are free coffee and tea sachets in the table, with electric water heater and thermos.

Another great thing about the hotel was the breakfast. They had a variety of choices everyday. I loved the bacon, ham, sausages, eggs, bread and cereal. The coffee was good too. They have free Wifi in the rooms. The hairdryer was not in the bathroom but in the desk by the bed, and they only offered a shower cap, no other toiletries so you should bring your own.

In summary, Summer View hotel was a good choice. I did get the value I paid for. :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
34 helpful votes 34 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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Address: 173 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189642, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Rochor
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Ranked #140 of 292 hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Summer View Hotel 3*
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