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“pretty darn basic” 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 #151 of 294 Hotels in Singapore
Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“pretty darn basic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

fancy...this is not. It's a good ten minute walk to the train station. If you ask for ice, the desk clerk will point to the 7-11 across the street. Don't expect fancy little bottles of shampoo and hand cream....the soap dispenser is attached to the wall in the bathroom. The bathroom has no A/C...in fact it has no window...only shutters that do not close very well. The ONLY window in the room is this shuttered one. The bathroom is tiny...no shower curtain...the toilet gets wet when you shower. We stayed for 5 nights. On the 3rd night we were jolted out of bed by loud music...we thought there was a 50 piece rock band in our bathroom. A call to the desk confirmed that the music was coming from the lounge and would stop about 3AM. They were true to their promise. Our angry email to the general manager of the hotel drew no response.
The good part....breakfast was pretty good, the food court across the street is wonderful, the room is kept clean. Next time I would spent more money and stay in a better place.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Negatives:
-Too tiny
-pic quality on TV was broken, and the staff spoke zero English to help
-NO soap is even given? When I called the front desk they said they don't provide this?!
-Zero counter space for your suitcase or things. No closet. Just a small exposed rack for a few items
-At night so loud and bright lights penetrate into your room.
-Poor circulation with the way the room is designed.
-Shower over your toilet?

Bottom line- If you are one person and there for one day, than yes it is doable. Any more people or days, forget about it. And this is coming from an excessive traveler who spends no time in their hotel but to sleep and shower. And even that in itself was awful.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Broome
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The hotel is located very close to Little India, a nice and vibrant district of Singapore. The room was small but clean and with everything in it you need (bed, tea cooker, TV,...). The bathroom was simple but big and with a very good shower. Nice staff, computer with internet to use for free in the lobby and on the other side of the road a food court. Also nice bar directly next to the lobby. The only downside was a missing window in the room, the only one was in the bathroom.
Good value for money!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuching, Malaysia
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5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Hotel clean and good value but a little bit far from SGP center,small room but ok for the price,nice and quiet place,you can find a food court just opposite the hotel,some shops,bars....even a french restaurant 5 mn from there

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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tasmania
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights for ~$100 aud/night. It was basically what I expected. We paid the extra for a larger room which was worth it. Room have tv, coffee and tea facilities, comfy bed and an attached basic bathroom with hot showers. Noise of traffic could be an issue for some so I do recommend ear plugs. The breakfast was al la carte and delicious! Unfortunately it is out of the way and a bit if an effort to go places. It is ~ 10min to closest MRT. Overall it was a nice hotel and the only reason I wouldn't stay again was due to the location however I knew this before I got there so no surprises.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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:
#9 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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