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Mayo Inn
9 Jalan Besar, Singapore, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #124 of 291 hotels in Singapore
jakarta
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8 hotel reviews
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“Good deal for expensive Sg!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

you get what you pay, ok room, good location, near bugis junction, MRT, mini market etc, just one minus: no elevator, quite difficult drag our baggage to third floor, female staff don't help when we check in, male staff help when we check out.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Accommodation in Singapore is expensive and the Mayo Inn offered us accommodation for 4 at a fair price. The room was small but the four of us squeezed in for the night. The room faced onto the street and was quite noisy. Overall adequate for a night or two.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The room is very clean and neat, reasonable size room. It's about 5-8 min walk to Bugis MRT where there are lots of eateries and a mall. One bad thing of this hotel is the lifts were out of order during our stay so it was quite a hike up and down for the 6 nights but other than that, it's pretty good value for money considering how expensive the hotel prices are in SIngapore.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Average, no-frills hotel - it was what we expected given the price we paid. The room was average-sized by Singapore standards but it was clean and it had all the basic amenities (AC, TV, clean bathroom with hot water). Only two complaints: 1) it's beside an MRT station that's being built so it can get quite noisy and 2) their lift is not functioning so you may end up carrying your luggage up 3 floors.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This id the frist time i have been to Asian & the frist time i been to Singapore. they have some good thing.
A.helful staff .B clean room & good location.
C.the room i stayed in very small .B the street very noisy at night verry hard for me to sleep.
if i come back singapore again i will find some where else.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Booked Mayo Inn because it filled our budget.
Do not expect more, if you want cheap room, just book those dormitory style backpackers' hostel with shared bathroom. Pay more for Mayo Inn, and get more privacy and own bathroom.
Have to book prior if you want a family plus room (1 double , 2singles, very comfy for family of 4).
No breakfast, but lots of food around.

Location : for me, it's just ok, lots of eatery around, Indians (behind the Inn, they are scattered everywhere), my favorite is Albert Centre/Complex, just walk around 3-5mins, supermarket is just 2 mins walk. Cheers is just across the Inn. Walk another 2mins , you can find 7-11 for light snacks behind the Inn.
Bugis Junction's MRT can be reach for 10 mins walk, but I love the surrounding of the route to get there, food (lots of food!), small stores, temples, short cut from Bugis + to MRT (if want to avoid heat)
Bus stop just a minute away. Also Little India's MRT can be reach for 10 mins walk.
Sim Lim Square and Sim Lim tower are basicly couple minutes walk.
Minus point : MRT constructions near the Inn, but didn't bother us at all, except they made the Inn can't operate their elevator (probably that's why they gave us $10 discount for all rooms).

Staffs : great staff, Miss Ana, Miss Yani, thanks for all the help you gave us :). Very helpfull and nice personallity. Very fast to reply our emails.

Rooms : we booked Deluxe and Standard room. If you a light sleeper, better ask in prior to have room NOT facing streets and max locate on level 2, quite tiring if you come back from circling the city and take stairs to our rooms on level 3.

All basic needs are provided : 2bottles of mineral water everyday, packs Teas & coffee, kettle, shampoo, soap, clean towels (altough on the first day, 1 towel has its threat thininng).
Beds & pillows: ok, blanket : not big enough for 2 adult.
Bathroom : ok, very clean. Most important.
Enough space to store luggages.
AC is super cold. Free wi-fi !
Minus point : IMHO, Floor is better off just ceramic floor, carpet looks like cheap carpet and makes the room gloomy.
Yes, they do have windows, but we can't see through them, they just coloured glass, and for safety reasons they can't be opened.

No need for late check out if you have late/afternoon flight, just ask the staff to keep your luggages.
If you only need clean room, and just for sleeping and shower, Mayo Inn is good enough.

I'll be back, especially if the MRT construction finish, might be more handy to catch train.

Room Tip: book in advance, very full Inn,
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Byron Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Two couples - took a family room. $140aud pn.

Good Points: Very clean. Good bathroom. Beds ok. Tea/coffee facilities. Lovely staff.

Bad Points : Room was super small. Was on the 2nd floor - elevator not working (but were warned by hotel when we booked so knew what to expect). Located on very, very noisy street and there is no soundproofing at all. Construction happening all around the hotel including on the hotel itself. Windows don't open at all. Bathroom/shower floor extremely slippery - like walking on wet glass, need to be super careful!

Tho the staff are absolutely lovely and very helpful, and the position of the hotel is excellent - very close to Little India, Arab St, Bencoolen St - basically walking distance to downtown Singapore, we probably would not stay here again due to the noise factor....so very noisy.

Room Tip: Try and get a room at the rear of the hotel. Street rooms are noisy!!!!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 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: 9 Jalan Besar, Singapore, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
#17 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
#124 Top resorts Hotel in Singapore
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