Booked with booking.com, so first night was paid in advance. I expected to settle the rest of the bill when leaving, but our room key was disabled next morning because I hadn’t paid for the next night. I have grave reservations about security in this hotel, as the lift is outside the reception area and open to a back street with no security key so anyone could get up to the room floors.
All that aside, the room was spacious and comfortable and the shower unit very good, with WiFi access good. There were a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and a desk with chair in the room. The hotel is very convenient to several MRT stations, also Raffles shopping centre. Lack of breakfast facilities was a disappointment, but a Food Centre across the road had one or two stalls open for breakfast (very tasty) although most did not open until later in the morning.
Reception staff were polite and efficient, until our departure when I was told that they could not arrange a taxi to Changi. We tried unsuccessfully on the street, and eventually one of the staff came out and directed us to a close-by hotel with a taxi bay where we were able to flag one down.
Knowing what we do now, we would still return to the Victoria as it is very good value in Singapore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Victoria Hotel is centrally located within the historic Bras Basah neighborhood, with colourful and multi-racial cultures, and interesting shopping explorations. The hotel provides modern facilities and opens a window to multi-cultural Singapore. Victoria Hotel is convenient for getting to the heart of the city, with notable landmarks in the vicinity. Nearby are the historic Bugis Street, modern Bugis Junction, National Library Building and Bras Brasah Complex ideal for the leisure traveler seeking a cultural experience that is right in the centre of the action. Food stalls and eateries abound to entice the visitors as soon as they step out the front door of the hotel. Furthermore, Victoria Hotel is within walking distance of Raffles place, SMU and Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre at Suntec City, Mass Rapid Transit stations (MRT- Bugis and City Hall stations), Raffles City and Marina Square Shopping Centre and the Singapore Art Museum. Victoria offers a mid-range accommodation compared to the costly city-centre hotels to business travelers, SMU visitors and lecturers, and show or convention exhibitors and visitors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victoria Hotel Singapore