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“Cheap and Cheerful with a twist” 4 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 #126 of 290 hotels in Singapore
Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Cheap and Cheerful with a twist”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Well located over the road from a food court, and close to 2 bus stops that can take you anywhere in Singapore.
Quirky decor and small rooms, but clean and heaps of hot water.
Defintely would stay there again

Room Tip: See if you can get one at the back away from the street
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 3 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 days and did not have any problems. The hotel itself is nice and funky but the rooms are TINY. I booked knowing this after reading trip advisor reviews but being that we are not fussy about those kinds of details we booked anyway. It was seriously small. It has just enough room for a queen size bed and a desk w the fridge under the desk. There was barely enough room for 1 suitcase and a duffle bag. If these were on the ground, there was no space to walk. We often hit our belongings left on the ground when we opened the front door.
It was a good value despite this. Singapore is expensive so its a good place to rest your head at night. It is near the MRT but it's a little bit of a walk...about 10-15 minutes.
Another plus is there is a 24 hour Hawker center directly across the street. If you go...go to the center stand and get the pancake with ice cream topped with corn... Sounds odd but it was delicious!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Positive
Very cute and quirky hotel. Very clean. Great wifi. Helpful staff. Not bad location if u dont mind a stroll. Great aircon

Negative
Very small rooms...not big enough for 2 adults. Bathroom all frosted glass with the only windows being in the bathroom which are french shutters so very noise. No curtains so take a eye mask and ear plugs. But damp smelling but once the aircon is on goes away. For the size i would say not good value for. money

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The Kam Leng is a budget hotel in a centric area of the city. It is in a building from 1938 that has been somehow remodeled trying to keep the old feeling. So there are narrow corridors, uneven floors, exposed plumbing etc. Also the room is VERY small, no place to put the luggage so it must be on the floor or in the bed. The only window is on the bathroom and filters the daylight to the room through a glass wall separating the bathroom from the room, so you feel a little like in a cage. Now, the price is very good for Singapore, if you just want to use the hotel for sleeping, it's OK since the location is superb, close to public transport, there is a huge food market right in front of it and a 7/11, and there is also free wifi. I felt like re-visiting my old grandma home from when I was a kid a long time ago.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Very clean! Bus stop right opposite the hotel. Only 15 minutes to Orchad with bus, 5 mins to the nearest MRT station with bus, 10 mins to bugis market with bus, 5 mins walk to Mustafa centre
24 hours mini market & 24 hours big food court right opposite the hotel. Internet connection (wifi) was great! (12mbps).
Kamleng hotel was great for sleep (only). If you want more facilities Kam leng wasn't a good choice then

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Clean, convenient, comfortable bed, and friendly staff. But a massive negative was that there were no curtains and several windows (frosted glass)! So we were woken up at the crack of dawn every morning for 3 days! Also, the room was very small.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Now, this is a tough review to write and the reason for it is that I am not sure that goes into what category? I got this hotel because the other one,where I really wanted to go was completely occupied so I had to book this one. There are couple of points on both the good and the bad sides. I shall mention both and you can see what works out for you. Okay let's start from the good things first

Good points:
The hotel is a budget hotel so if you are not willing to spend a lot and looking for a budget alternative, this can be an option but do remember that there are many more options as well and just one street away from it, you have got three more hotels to choose from. Anyways, the hotel is having a food square right opposite to it and a 7/11 as well. Also, it's about 10 minutes walk from the hotel to the little India area where there is a lot of variety of food available so in that aspect, the hotel is good. Also, there is hot water and free access to wifi. Free wi-fi is hard to get in budget hotels so if you are like me who comes on business trips and needs internet after the office for more than 2 hours, it's a big plus to have it without paying anything extra.

Now, that's the end of the good points. Let's see now the bad points!

Bad points!

The hotel doesn't seem like a hotel but like someone picked up an old house , renovated the rooms to be converted into a hotel room and opened it up. I came to know that it got renovation and got reopened and if this is the situation after it has got a reopening, I don't want to imagine how it was before! There is no window in the room and the only set of windows that you are going to find is in the washroom. So the room feels like a mini cage. The furniture in the room looks like picked up from doll house and of very bright colors which are not at all pleasant to the eyes. There is a tv in the room but only 5 channels are there and I guess most are in Chinese only though as you get the free access of internet , that shouldn't be a big problem. I found the staff a little rude as well. I reached at the hotel early and requested that if there is any room which gets free, let me have the early check-in. In front of me , two rooms got the checkout and still ,the staff at front reception didn't allow me to have an early check-in and mentioned that I have to pay 50SGD if I want to do it! Since I was sitting right there when the checkouts happened and then too, the staff didn't buzz at all and struck on getting the money-not something that I would really appreciate.

Overall, as I said , it's tough to say that whether it's a good choice or not. May be if you are coming only to stay outside for most of the time and would use the hotel only for sleep, it can be considered but with no windows in the room,no curtains to escape from the sunshine that's going to hit right in the face at the morning time, not so comfortable rooms, I still wouldn't recommend picking it as the first choice.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Kam Leng Hotel Singapore
Address: 383 Jalan Besar, Singapore 209001, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
#126 Spa Hotel in Singapore
#126 Top resorts Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kam Leng Hotel 3*
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