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“Very large (esp for Singapore), great location, price extremely reasonable with discount” 5 of 5 stars
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Somerset Orchard Singapore
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   160 Orchard Road | #06-01 OG Orchard Point (Entrance via Koek Road), Singapore 238842, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #97 of 183 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“Very large (esp for Singapore), great location, price extremely reasonable with discount”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed in one of the two bedroom apartments are were really happy with the accommodations. We've visited Singapore a number of times before, and have usually stayed at one of the more "budget" hotels like the Porcelain, so having this much space was a real treat. It is much less expensive than getting 2 separate hotel rooms, and gives a LOT more space. There were two full bathrooms, a dining area with a large table and a living room with a couch, chairs, desk and TV. There was good, free wifi. The rooms were not decorated, so felt a bit cold, but the furnishings were all comfortable and the kitchen was well-equipped. The breakfast was adequate with eggs, a vegetable dish, sausage, fruit, cereal, juice/coffee/tea and some breads/pastries available. The rooftop swimming pool was quite nice, and there is a small fitness center with a sauna. Everything was spotlessly clean.

Staff were all very nice and helpful. The location was terrific, with lots of restaurant options available and the MRT about a 5 minute walk away. No hawker centers in the immediate vicinity, but several food courts in the nearby shopping malls with very good and inexpensive food (we liked 313 Orchard, 5th floor) . The regular price of the apartment is pretty high, but we found a discount on Booking.com that made our apartment a real bargain for what we got.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Everything about this place is absolutely amazing. The breakfast, room, staff, location and amenities is awesome. Probably the best place I've ever stayed at. Definitely recommend it!!! Words cannot really describe how amazing this place is...so all i'll say is that Somerset Orchard Serviced Residence is simply 'WOW'.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Overall Somerset Orchard Service Apartments on Orchard Road, Singapore turned out to be a less than positive option us me and my family staying in Singapore for a couple of weeks during August 2012. The accommodation rooms required updating eg, the electric switches were placed bent, the plaster work was poor, the air condition units were broken made a lot of noise. The bathroom, the tiling was in poor shape, the sealant around the baths was coming away, shower curtains were off colour and smelled of damp, files roamed around the bath tub and sink. Hotwater finished too quickly there was never enough. The Residence lounge was way too small and the breakfast selection there was not good quality. Kitchen - the cold water was not connected to the sink tap. And there was no drinking water available. There was unsufficient cutlery and cups. When turning the stove on the electricity in the apartment would cut off. The gym was absolutely and utterly inappropriate. The equipment was old and the free weights were too light. There was no bench to use. The pool was deep (good) but on the small side. The bedroom curtains didn't close properly. The strobe lighting was old school and distracting. Loud music every night kept me up - there was a nightclub or something that continued to play music that came into the apartment, and I was on the 10th floor! The fact that we had poor choice of TV channels was terrible given the amount we paid. The childerns play area upstairs – this is in poor state of repair and probably a health hazard. My children refused to go close to it. Finally, the price for 18 days was over $7200 and money was taken out immediately from my account thus locking me in. Plus they took an additional $250 SGD authorization for a deposit!! The only positive was the entrance porters, they were welcoming and polite always. The website is misleading. For a service apartment in 2012 on a popular stretch of Singapore, this place is not in keeping.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Best location to stay.In orchid road itself so Friday & sat night it best place to stay. Neon light means that you have a giant TV if you open the curtains. Internet connectivity was really really BAD. Breakfast is OK if not great. Very near to Somerset MRT on Red line. Staff is polite although they were very very rude to non residents, with non resident not even allowed to enter & all resident from below.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I moved from Somerset Cairnhill to escape the 24 hour construction to Somerset Orchard. I was allocated a corner room (10-07) with double aspect from the bedroom over 2 busy roads. Ill fitting curtains which gaped over the bed meant that the neon lights from the advertising screen pervaded the room. The whole apartment was poorly designed, and I've seen better student accommodation.

Downgrading to a studio room proved to be much quieter and a better designed space.

In its favour, the bed is comfortable, the sheets good quality and the staff are friendly and helpful. A few steps away from Orchard Road with all the dining choices you could wish for to suit all budgets. Try Wild Honey in Mandarin Gallery for a fabulous brunch.

Room Tip: Avoid 10-07 and rooms on that side. Rooms overlooking Koek Road are quiet and there are some rooms...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

It's a decent place with decent service. The breakfast is better as compared to other service apartments, plus the location is awesome. Orchard road is a must go place in Singapore. The room serive is not so great but it's alright. Also the internet connectivity was not so good at the time i was there. All in all it was a decent living experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Ignoring any facts in any of the review, This is one Best Value for money at the LOCATION called Orchard Road/Orchard Point. With so many outlets in the vicinity. you would never get bored if you have free time during the evenings.

Room Tip: They play open theatre movies, make sure you are not too near the ground floor on weekends.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 160 Orchard Road | #06-01 OG Orchard Point (Entrance via Koek Road), Singapore 238842, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 183 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Somerset Orchard Singapore 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Somerset Orchard Singapore offers spacious and comfortable apartments located just off Orchard Road. The Somerset MRT (Subway) is only a few minutes walk, giving you access to the Central Business District and many destinations in Singapore. The convenient location makes the residence ideal corporate and interim housing for the expatriate and family. Stroll at your leisure to the abundant and varied restaurants and shops in the main shopping district. Whether for business travel, holiday, project assignment or relocation, you can enjoy city living in the security and comfort of a private apartment. ... more   less 
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