Arriving early in the morning having reserved online, we were surprised to learn from our cab driver that we were in the Red Light District of Singapore, and the "Butterflies" as he called them would come out at night. A little surprising, but we should have probably done a little more research before arriving. When we arrived, as Check-in wasn't until 2pm and our flight arrived at 5am, we were quite early. Unfortunately, while our room was ready, we weren't allowed an early check in without paying the hourly rate up until 2pm... this worked out to almost as much as a whole extra night. However, as we were tired from a lengthy series of flights, we simply paid and went to our room. The Standard double room was quite small, only enough room to get the double bed in, with about 50cm of space on each side, leaving no good place to store baggage. The bathroom was a shower stall with a toilet and sink, so you can't really leave anything inside while showering without getting it wet. However, Towels, body wash, soap an a few other toiletries were provided. The bed was comfortable, but the bottom sheet only covered 3/4 of the bed! The bottom quarter was bare mattress or mattress pad... we remade the bed with the top sheet on the bottom so that we didn't have to sleep directly on the mattress. There was a small TV with a few channels, and a kettle to boil water as well. The front desk was relatively helpful, calling us a cab early in the morning and directing us towards the metro/fast food.
As much as we were initially unsure about staying there, we had an overall nice time. The hotel is reasonably close to the metro (Kallang or Aljunied stations are about 10 minute walks, Kallang slightly closer) and really close to some good and interesting food along Geylang Road. Being off the main street it was fairly quiet at night. While we only saw the "Butterflies" a few times, usually through an open door to one of the local "establishments", there were always strange men hanging around along Lorong 8 at all times of night, although we were never hassled.
Overall, for the price it was fine, but don't go in expecting a lot!
Be prepared for an hourly rate charge if checking in early.
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