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“Quirky little hotel with real character” 3 of 5 stars
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Kam Leng Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   383 Jalan Besar, Singapore 209001, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #153 of 302 Hotels in Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Quirky little hotel with real character”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this little hotel for 2 nights, and I have mixed emotions about the stay! The first night we were on the 4th floor facing the road. It was very noisy and we ended up timing our sleep between the changing traffic lights, very little sleep was had! We asked for an internal room for the second night which the staff organised without a problem! The people sharing our floor were extremely noisy, and we ended up with even less sleep!
Having said that, the atmosphere of the hotel is wonderful, it has a quirkiness about it that was very unique! We had no problem with the restaurant, and staff were very friendly and accommodating.
The reconditioning didn't do a great deal to cool the room, which left it very stuffy.
The bed was comfortable, and when asked for another pillow, it was supplied!
Despite the lack of sleep I enjoyed my time at this hotel!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 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
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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52 hotel reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night after often looking across at the hotel whilst having dinner at the Lavender food court which is just across the road.. Thus is in a good location for the bus into the city .. Also across the road. The hotel has a very boutique feel about it and the conversation from an old store to a hotel is well done. The size of the room was also larger than many similar priced hotels in Singapore and I have stayed at many many of them. BUT... I suggest the owners try to sleep in one of their rooms after the sun has inched up over the horizon. What is it that there is no window protection. It just reins your sleep especially battling time zone change.. Owners and managers get window covers. !!!!! Otherwise paying customers ?. Stop booking this hotel. For this reason alone... Be warned.

I had a room facing and internal courtyard and that was very quiet however if you had a room facing the street and the light and noise of the very busy road not wake you I guess a wake up call from reception would not be needed.. Also found it a little difficult to get a vacant taxi at this hotel.. They are either hired or going so fast on the opposite side of the road they just do not bother to stop .

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Patong, Thailand
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12 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is one of the hardest reviews I have had to write. There is a lot to like about this hotel however there was some things that were frustrating bad. The this quirky and funky hotel room is very clean and has a great bed and has very good wifi for free. These are three things that are important to me and it ticked those boxes. The showers are also very good so the stay there was comfortable. However, I am a walker when in Singapore and love to use the MRT and this hotel is not as close to the stations as many of its competitors. Inside the room there were a few things that were just poor. There is a frosted glass wall between the room and the bathroom and the only windows were in the bathroom. There were no curtains so first thing in the morning the room was quite bright and made it difficult to sleep. There were no free power outlets either in the bedroom or the bathroom. The kettle had to be unplugged to make a spare and it was at the other end of the room from the bed. It made it difficult to charge multiple devices and not good to use a power supply whilst relaxing on the bed. I am not a big watcher of TV however the television only had 5 or 6 stations (3 of which were Chinese) so I considered that very poor given the price of the hotel. There were no lighting or control switches next to the bed which is pretty common in most hotels. I stayed there for three nights, I was on the 4th Floor facing the road and I did not have a problem with traffic noise. I do like this hotel however I am not sure if I will stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Room is okay. Their restaurant is really frustrating, very slow service! It takes forever before your breakfast will be serve! I don't recommend getting your breakfast if your in a hurry! We waited 1H every breakfast!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Norwalk, California
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21 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Friendly receptionist but no service , we had to carry luggages from the taxi to our room without any help ,room was super small , no closet not even coat hanger . We had to take taxi to almost everywhere we wanted to go .

Room Tip: If you have a cruise that depart from Singapore stay in Bangkok or Saigon and take an early flight...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Stayed here two nights lt week.like Ciaran says, it is kinda funky and cool, but it is also small and basic. The quirky, retro design elements and furnishings raise it above the other budget hotels in the area. Good showers, nice restaurant - though directly across the road is a great, cheap food court and a short walk away is the bustling district of little India. Great location, nice rooms, very quiet (facing back street) and affordable. I got a good deal using My Virgin frequent flyer account - about $65aud per night, so shop around.

Room Tip: Our room facing the back street was very quiet on the third floor. Not sure what frontrooms are like...
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  • Stayed April 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

we stayed here for 5 nights and it was pleasant enough. rooms were an ok size for us as we only used it for sleeping. was about 10 minute walk to train station (lavender EW11) and has a seven eleven right across the street. also a shopping mall about 5-10 minute walk with great shops and restaurants.
would of liked some sort of shutters on the windows as light is very strong on the front in the morning.
overall though we had a nice pleasant stay at the Kam leng hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kam Leng Hotel

Address: 383 Jalan Besar, Singapore 209001, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kam Leng Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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