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Naumi Liora
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   55 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089158, Singapore (Formerly The Saff)   |  
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“Not worth the money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My wife and I booked the Porch Room for a stay-cation over the weekend. We were drawn to it by the photos, which showed the room to be much bigger than it really was. Our experience at arrival was great - the service personnel were friendly, courteous and prompt. The decor of the common areas was nice and pleasant enough, so we were looking forward to the room. The room though was terribly underwhelming. First of all it was small, with the narrow walkway of the room entrance ending literally one step away from the edge of the bed. It was really quite claustrophobic, and I really cannot fathom anyone paying the full price for this room. The porch was large, larger than the room in fact, but with not much of a view (our room faced a back alley), it was a bit pointless really. The toilet maintained the stranded-in-Lilliput experience, with a less-than-adequate bathroom, where the shower drenches pretty much everything. I know it sounds a little harsh, but it's really down to the disappointment we felt with the room, having been so seduced by the photos.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Janice T, Public Relations Manager at Naumi Liora, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear SurrenderHQ,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and taking the time to share your experience here.

We are glad that our staff were able to add value to your stay at Naumi Liora for we take a lot of pride in establishing a home-away-from-home experience. We believe that the sizes of the rooms can be a subjective matter of taste and it is really unfortunate that our rooms are not to your expectations.

We hope that your recent stay has not marred your opinion of our brand and we hope to have the opportunity to be of service to you again.

Best Regards,
Gillian Teo
Marketing Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in one of the cheaper (quaint) rooms on the third floor. The entire place was really clean and the staff were really friendly. The location was excellent with short walks to Chinatown, outram park, club st etc. Keong Saik road itself had some pretty cool restaurants and bars.

The two negatives are:
The walls appear to be paper thin and we were woken heaps of times by other guests
There is no window or skylight in the quaint rooms so its always dark with the lights off and really easy to sleep in way past what you planned, on the other hand its great for hangovers!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Janice T, Public Relations Manager at Naumi Liora, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear AustraliaRob,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are elated to hear that you have mostly enjoyed your stay with us at Naumi Liora. We have heard your feedback about the noise level, and will definitely look into making improvements to that area in the future. We look forward to welcoming you again when your travel takes you back to Singapore.

Best Regards,
Gillian Teo
Marketing Manager
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Hong Kong, China
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed in naumi in August end September first week2013. The hotel is located in Chinatown and five mins walk from the MTR stop.(OUT-RAM station ) China town is a great place to stay with lots of restaurants , bar and the maxwell hawker centre. I have always stayed in orchard road in the shangri la or the holiday inn in singapore and never stayed at boutique hotels. Naumi was a great change and we loved our stay. The hotel is a great boutique hotel with very friendly staff. The reception team is just great and always ready to help out. Min along with her team in the reception does a great job. They also did a surprise cake for my birthday( nice gesture). The room is clean with nespresso machine ( great for coffee lovers). Taxi is readily avaliable and it is 15 mins from sentosa island , marina sands bay and other tourist location.

Room Tip: There are few rooms without windows. Pls do not choose them.
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  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Janice T, Public Relations Manager at Naumi Liora, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear somik b,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We are ecstatic to hear that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Naumi Liora. Your kind words will certainly be shared with the rest of the team (Minh in particular) and we hope to be your preferred hotel each time you visit Singapore.

Best Regards,
Gillian Teo
Marketing Manager
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Shanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The hotel is located in the Chinatown and close to MRT, so it's convenient to go everywhere. However, some disappointed to us was that the standard's room was really small,a little crowded for us. The room was clean and we found the bed was comfortable,though there was a bit noisy music downstairs, we also slept well. The staff was hospitable and polite, and they provided free snacks in the lobby area. The free Wi-Fi is good. Overall, We enjoy the three days in the Naumi Liora.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NaumiHotels, Public Relations Manager at Naumi Liora, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear Chengmei T,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Naumi Liora.

While it is heartening to hear that you have had an overall pleasant experience with us, we have also taken note of your feedback with regard to the noise level. Please rest assure that your feedback has been passed on to the relevant departments, and they will be looking into it to further improve the staying experience.

We certainly hope to be of service to you again should your travels bring you back to Singapore.

Best Regards,
Gillian Teo
Marketing Manager
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Phoenix
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at the Naumi Liora. It was super clean, the staff could not have been nicer and the location is about as good as I could imagine for Singapore. The rooms are small. This is not a typical 'American style' hotel. The bathroom/shower are in a glassed in area in the room. The hotel a refurbished old building. The floors are stained wood, the bed was very comfortable, the AC worked great. The location is walking distance to so much and also to multiple subway stations. My friend is staying there next month per my recommendaton. Oh, and the breakfast next door is really nice (came as part of my room).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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NaumiHotels, Public Relations Manager at Naumi Liora, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear pharmland,

Thank you very much for choosing Naumi Liora and taking the time to share your experience here with us.

It is truly heartening to hear that you appreciate the prime location of our hotel and have found our hospitality to be warm and delightful. We are thrilled to know that you have recommended our hotel to your friends, and we certainly look forward to welcoming them with the same amount of passion and enthusiasm.

We hope Naumi Liora can be of service to you again in your next visit to Singapore.

Best Regards,
Gillian Teo
Marketing Manager
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

What attracted us to this hotel was its location. Situated right in Chinatown and close to Tanjong Pagar area, there’s a lot of scope for exploration. However we found the Standard’s Room’s really small so we requested for a Heritage room, which was a nice change and spacious enough for a couple like us. The staff was very hospitable and polite. We really enjoyed the free snacks that consisted of Biscuits, ice-cream ( Very tasty!!) etc. in the lobby area. It was a nice touch and made one feel welcome. However the only downside was the sounds from the room next to us. This was probably due to the walls (as we found out that person next door was facing the same issue) that were thin. This really intruded on our privacy. I would recommend it to explorers rather than couples.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NaumiHotels, Public Relations Manager at Naumi Liora, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear Caden J,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review about your recent stay with us.

We are so delighted that you have found so many aspects of our hotel attractive. We have also noted on your feedback with regard to the noise level, and please rest assure that it has been relayed to the management team for their consideration.

We certainly hope to be of service to you again should your travels bring you back to Singapore.

Best Regards,
Gillian Teo
Marketing Manager
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Canberra, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

It's a good hotel, there's no doubt about that. But compared to the competition in Singapore it isn't getting there at all for me - but I can see how it will be just fine for some people.

Pluses: It's in a fun area, the renovation has been really well done, staff are good.

Minuses: Really small room (and yes, I'm very familiar with Singapore hotels), a single lift - OK, it's only a small property, and not inexpensive at all.

I'm a small hotel person, so it ticked that box, and I'm a fan of the other Naumi in Seah Street, and if I have to stay here again I won't be upset. But there are a lot of others I rate higher.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NaumiHotels, Public Relations Manager at Naumi Liora, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear NeilInOz51,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and taking the time to share your experience here.

We are glad that our staff were able to add value to your stay at Naumi Liora as we take pride in establishing a home-away-from-home experience.

We believe that the sizes of the rooms can be a subjective matter of taste and it is really unfortunate that our rooms are not to your expectations.

We hope that your recent stay has not marred your opinion of our brand and we hope to have the opportunity to be of service to you again.

Best Regards,
Gillian Teo
Marketing Manager
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Address: 55 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089158, Singapore (Formerly The Saff)
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Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#59 Family Hotel in Singapore
#76 Business Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Naumi Liora 3.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Naumi Liora is Singapore's newest boutique hotel of 79 rooms and suites. A radiant landmark in the heart of the colourful Chinatown and within minutes from the Central Business district, a plethora of specialty shops, watering holes and award-winning restaurants. Immerse yourself in a warm sanctuary of style and contemporary design philosophy amidst elements of heritage chic, and premium amenities to ensure your utmost comforts are met. ... more   less 
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