Budget and location-wise, Strand Hotel is a very good and convenient hotel. Had a good 3D2N stay with friends. The hotel is surprisingly very quiet despite the construction is taking place just outside of the hotel.
Not a lot of tourist attraction but Bras Basah and Dhoby Ghaut MRT station and bus stop is on a walking distance. Excellent!
There is Bencoolen station construction so it may be inconvenient for some of the guests. But it is not as dusty as you expected. The construction workers clean the mess and even mop the sidewalks (at least that is what I saw).
711 is right across the street. There is also kopitiam next to it with reasonably-priced and good varieties of foods. You may consider to have a breakfast here should you on a long stay at Strand.
Coffee Bean is also nearby if you want to grab some coffee and chilling up.
A health clinic is located beside the hotel.
For muslims, there is masjid just 50 meters away from the hotel and halal food stall nearby.
If you a vegetarian, there is a lot of vegetarian restaurant at Fortune Center. Just a walking distance away.
Front desk was very helpful but all of the staffs are unfriendly. What's wrong with smiling? It is not hotel Transylvania.
Room is not that spacious but very clean. The bed is fine, the pillow could be better. Air conditioning is working fine. TV placement is questionable, why did they place it between the pillars? We ended up not touching that big nice TV. But hey, who is watching TV while on a vacation?
The room has a decent sound proof materials as we didn't have in issue with construction just below our window.
Bathroom is rather small but again is very clean with good amenities and separate toilet, great for group stay I must say :D
Shower is nice and has great water pressure. Never had an issue with the hot water.
Strand offers very basic and tasteless menu of breakfast:
2 chicken sausages, 2 ham bacons, sunny side up / scrambled egg and hash brown / red bean.
There is also a small buffet of:
- Coffee / Tea (both are poor).
- Cheap cereals and milk.
- Cheap toast/pancake.
- Bland fried Noodles (better mix it with sambal provided for a better taste).
- Orange / apple juice.
I suggest you to have a breakfast at Kopitiam across the street for a better taste and mood.
We have a complimentary wi-fi during our stay. Speed is reasonably quick but signal strength is kinda poor in our room.
We were not stay in the hotel most of the time, but I have to say we had a comfortable and decent stay.
If you're a on a group vacation and on a budget, you night consider Strand Hotel.
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