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“Walkable to Orchard Rd. Free wifi. Gym with weights.” 4 of 5 stars
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RELC International Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   30 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258352, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #157 of 294 Hotels in Singapore
Adelaide, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Walkable to Orchard Rd. Free wifi. Gym with weights.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

All in all a pleasant stay at the RELC. The place functions as a language college but this didn't really affect my stay. As the other reviewers have mentioned, the rooms really are massive - which is a plus if this is what you are into. I was in an east facing room, with a balcony, which enabled me to watch the red singapore sunrises whilst sipping the complementary tea. Bed was comfy, clean, nothing super fancy, just nice.

Facilities:
Free wifi. The gym has a treadmill, weights, a stepper and a weights machine (level 8). There is a cafe on level 1 and also a restaurant on level 2.

Some of the information in the room booklet is out of date - gym location for example. So be sure to check with the front desk to be sure.

Neighbourhood: Not much immediately around the hotel. It is about a 10 minute walk into orchard road (but not central orchard rd), so you can catch a bus from there or keep walking to hit the Tangs/ION shopping centre junction (where scotts rd intersects with orchard).

Room Tip: East facing was nice for the sunrise. High up.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Shanghai, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

Except for the fact that there is a 10-15 minute walk to the MRT station, this hotel was completely great. The rooms were HUGE and super clean, the staff was completely nice and helpful, and I would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bintaro, Tangerang
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

The hotel room clean and huge, frontliners superb...excellence...especially mr adam and khrisnan...unfortunately no room service available for 24 hrs.....everything elses two thumbs up...

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Bangkok
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6 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

Very nice reception during daytime. The best receptionist we've ever met. He helped many people to look around Singapore as Singaporean do. Room is big and clean. I don't want to talk about a receptionist at night-time:( Next to the hotel had noisy construction during daytime. Helpful manager.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

Simple & tidy
Newly renovated
Unexpected large room
(big enough for family w/ kids)
Resonable price even during big event Formula 1
Location is fine & quiet, about 20mins to MRT, 12-15mins to Orchard Rd
(the walk is quite enjoyable)

would like to stay again if go to Singapore

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

For this year trip, we went to RELC instead of Bencoolen Hotel.

From the site the hotel looks big, clean and nice. Our organizer in Singapore prefer this hotel than Bencoolen Hotel as RELC in better building and management, but not in better location.

From the map it looks very close to Orchard Rd, but the group are complaining the first time we went to the hotel as it took more than a 5-10 minutes walk as they stated in their web. No MRT station, or bus station nearby/ But, a taxi to Orchard Road only cost you $ Sgd 4. No big deal :)

The building is in excellent conditions. Rooms are newly renovated. Love the big roomy room with comfy bed and giant Plasma TV (too bad no World Cup channel at that point). Bathroom are clean and new. You could fit 3-4 persons in one double renovated room. The hotel is big with a large parking area.

Breakfast very standard, I prefer you go down to Orchard road and get your breakfast there.

Staff are very helpful. Doing the booking online, get booking code and the checking in for my group of 10 (ten) pax, took such a breeze. We don't even have to sign or write anything! Maybe because we booked in group booking. And I think this hotel is good at handling group booking, as this hotel is famous as a conference hotel.

Overall, the hotel is good, worth the price, but not in perfect location.
Defenitely would come there again!

Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Darwin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2010

Unfortunately the pictures on the website aren't what you see when you get to the hotel. I do understand there were a lot of renovations going on hence the reception being a couple of tables put together but the photos certainly made other areas look better than they really were. The service was excellent, all staff were very nice. The wifi costs a fortune, and didn't work properly both times we tried booking two hours worth. They were good and refunded the cost with no questions. The rooms are large but old and musky, and the beds were the normal hard hotel beds you expect.
The biggest problem we found is the included breakfast. It was woeful, and tasted very very average. There was no milk for coffee or tea, and the butter for our toast tasted off the whole week.
The RELC is a short walk to Orchard Rd really, about 15 minutes but you can get a taxi from the hotel to Orchard Rd for around $3.20AUD.
The location of the hotel, the price and the service made this bearable to stay in, and we spent so little time in the room itself, it wasn't that great a problem. If you are after budget accommodation in a good location, then this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about RELC International Hotel

Address: 30 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258352, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#87 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — RELC International Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
RELC International Hotel is centrally located, just a 15-minute walk from the famous Orchard Road. There is also a bus stop within steps of the hotel. The hotel features spacious accommodation with a fitness centre, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Guestrooms feature modern interiors with carpeted flooring. Each room is equipped with a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV with selected cable channels. The ensuite bathroom comes with a rain shower. Laundry and dry cleaning services are offered on site. Luggage storage can be found at the 24-hour front desk. A currency exchange service is also available. ... more   less 
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