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“Boutique flashpacker value” 4 of 5 stars
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Perak Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   12 Perak Road, Singapore 208133 , Singapore (Rochor)   |  
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Ranked #109 of 292 hotels in Singapore
Brisbane
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“Boutique flashpacker value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Singapore hotels have become so expensive, that I tend to keep the upmarket travel for different occasions. This time, I was travelling with a girlfriend and only passing through the Lion City for a couple of nights so we wanted a safe budget option and Perak ticks all those boxes.

The room was clean but basic and the shower reminded us of student days. However there was a safe, fridge, small TV, air-conditioning and it was quiet with breakfast included.
There is no lift and no porter service so be prepared to lug your bag up the stairs. Free Wi-Fi is in the lobby lounge/breakfast area and there is 24-hour reception although after mignight you need to ring the doorbell.

This property has family rooms and we saw a couple of family groups at breakfast, along with couples and singles so it suits all travellers on a budget who want to step up from a hostel or backpackers.

The surrounding area has some great little bars and casual restaurants and is an easy walk to the popular Bugis St shopping area. Taxis, buses and the MRT are also nearby.

In the same situation I would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Myself ,my wife and son , stayed at the Perak Hotel in late September for 3 nights in a triple room. might i say we were pleasantly surprised at this budget hotel. the room was only small but had everything we needed. the bathroom , while small was clean and the shower was hot. the room was air conditioned and though we only had a small window it did not bother us as we really only came back to the hotel to sleep. the beds were really comfortable as well and not hard like most hotel beds. the breakfast was included and while simple , was sufficient for us. plenty of breads and toast as well as cereal and each morning they cooked an egg dish eg omelette or scrambled etc. there is free wi fi in the dining area and lobby. the staff were very friendly and quite helpful. the "terrible twins " behind the main desk during the morning were great guys and helped us get free transfers to Universal Studios and advised us of a cheap bus fare to Singapore Zoo which saved us a few dollars. the hotel is close to Bugis street markets and not far to the MRT stations. also the Sim Lim square is only a few hundred meters away if you want any electrionics or computer gear etc. all in all i would class this hotel as a good budget hotel and if you are only staying a few days and plan on being out and about for most of the time it is perfect. i would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed here for two nights with our children aged 2, 8 and 11. It is a lovely hotel. All very clean, nice breakfast (but not fantastic), helpful staff and free wifi. Really quick check-in and check-out.

The rooms are small (we had one double room and one with three beds) and the bathrooms are even smaller. And the windows in our rooms were almost prison-like. And the beds are just OK. But everything was nicely decorated and clean and charming! I mean, you get what you pay for, and this is among the less expensive hotels in the city.

Little India is a nice area to stay in. Lots of nice small shops and close to MRT-station.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I have been guest of this Hotel since 2007. It is 100% clean, location is perfect, the best in Singapore, close to everything, to MRT, bus, shopping centres, etc...Staff is extraordinary, well educated, polite, friendly. I have ben here alone and also with family. It has free wifi internet and also computer in lobby for guests who dont have personal computer. There is 0-24 free cofee and tea. Nearby, there are many food options. If you wanna budget but exellent food than go to Sim Lim Square food court in basement. If you wanna best restaurant in Singapore, it is also nearby, and it is called FATTY ( Wing Seong Fatty is full name ) restaurant, it is oposite Sim Lim Square.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice and clean, difference is in size, you should advice with staff what you want. Che...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Compared to other hotels in Singapore, this hotel was the best in price/quality. Clean and neat rooms, with airco. Breakfast was served every morning in the cafe area, good standards, nothing extra. Some personnel were nice, some less nice. If you are facing the streetside, the noise outside could be taking yout night's rest, seems that the Indians are up all night. Plus there are several nightclubs and restaurants opened until late.
The Little India metro station was at a convenient walk ( about 10-15 min), which brings you to all sites in Singapore.
Good budget hotel for relatively expensive Singapore.
Would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is a budget hotel as per Singapore standards. However, the rates are high as per rest of the world. The hotel is located in little India which is a plus point for vegetarians like me. They serve breakfast which was not too bad. Rooms are small (as they are normally in Singapore). Provide wired as well as wireless internet. Although, wireless internet did not work too well. Rooms have mini-bar, TV, table, cupboard, A/C.
Did not like the beds and could not get proper sleep. There were no window in my room :(
Overall, one of the better budget hotels in Singapore.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cracow, Malopolskie, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The Superior room has a comfortable queen size bed, cable TV, a good A/C unit, a safe, and a small cooler containing drinks and snacks. Room was not spacious but adequate. Bathroom has basic amenities. Internet in the room is avalable. The front desk will provide you with anything else you need. The included breakfast will get you going. Don't expect to be wowed, but on a budget you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: The Superior room cost more, but it's worth the extra few dollars. The front desk will provide y...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12 Perak Road, Singapore 208133 , Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Rochor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #109 of 292 hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Perak Hotel 2.5*
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