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we are travelling to Singapore in febuary for our first time are are confused which hotels we should stay in as they all look great we arrive at 4pm on the Friday for an overnight stay before boarding a cruise for seven nights we like the look of swissotel the Stamford or carlton hotel or any others around that price as long as we are within close proximity of restaurants and something to do that evening and then when we return from the cruise we have 3 nights and are leaning towards the parkroyal on beach rd as it is very well priced. is there any other hotels that we should consider or are one of these the best option

your help is most appreciated

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1. Re: singapore hotels

Swissotel the Stamford or Carlton hotel Bras Basah are Both good Hotel. And they are both about 50m away from each other only :D.....From Carlton cross the traffic Light & U are at Raffles City Shopping where Swissotel Stamford is connected to......

I would go with Carlton Hotel - Choose the Premier (New Wing) room that will over Look Raffles Hotel towards Suntec City :D.......

asiatravel.com/en-us/…index.html

Instead o fParkRoyal on Beach Road for Ur 3 Night, why not consider Park Regis Singapore.

Park Regis Singapore is walking distance to Chinatown, short 5min walk to the Singapore River with Clarke Quay for many dining options etc. Not to mention Clarke Quay & Chinatown MRT station also within 5min walk away. I believe they are having promotion now - U can check if it apply for Ur date:

staywellgroup.com/hotels/…hot-deals

asiatravel.com/en-us/…index.html

TA Review: tripadvisor.com.sg/Hotel_Review-g294265-d193…

Or I would suggest U stay overnight in ParkRoyal on beach Road, Then for Ur 3 Night U stay in Carlton or Swissotel Stamford (Which ever will give a Good rate) :D

Happy Holiday

Edited: 11:32 pm, December 09, 2013
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Hello,

Swissotel the Stamford or Carlton on Bras Basah Road would be ideal as they are across the road from Raffles Hotel in the heart of the City Hall area. Raffles City Shopping Centre and City Hall MRT Underground Train station are attached to Swissotel the Stamford. Superior rooms in the main wing of the Carlton are quite OK - fairly standard for that class of hotel, but the Premier rooms in the new wing are lovely, but quite expensive.

I stayed at Parkroyal on Beach Road earlier this year and had an unpleasant stay. The Deluxe room was very large, but was in need of a major overhaul, the lobby is very 1980s in style. Recent construction work nearby has occurred, but the swimming pool has now reopened. It can show up as a bit cheaper on booking websites, thats because its of a lower standard than others listed.

Others to investigate:-

Rendezvous Grand Hotel

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel

Parkroyal on Pickering Hotel

Naumi Hotel, Seah Street

Grand Park City Hall

Grand Park Orchard

Edited: 1:18 am, December 10, 2013
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Yes Fourb2. A traffic accident happened, a man died. Foreign workers on the street became enraged and did damage. They have been arrested, so was the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident. The matter will be before the courts in the next couple of days. Government and Police officials have requested no idle and malicious speculation and rumours which will only do more damage.

I think we should just answer this question about accommodation in February, 2014 and as Me^Only said, move on.

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Hi Fourb2

The majority of Little India hotels operate on the other side of Serangoon Road, which is more commercialized & also has the Kampong Kapor police station.

The affected stretch near Tekka market is a less developed area &, except for a few famous restaurants, doesn't really attract many tourists. It also serves as a busy ferrying point for foreign workers on weekends, & where they usually retreat to unwind (there are many open areas, a big field, & HDB void decks) after running their errands. Many would end up drunk & sleep off their stupor until their buses arrive. The accident & subsequent short riot happened under these circumstances.

Hope it helps to alleviate concerns. There was much media scrutiny the day after, & all reports say business has returned to normal (the Monday lunchtime crowds weren't fazed).

Edited: 3:12 am, December 10, 2013
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thanks for all your replys and yes the park royal on beach rd has showed up very cheap on hotel booking websites that is why we have considered it ($150 per night aud) for 3 nights which is a lot cheaper than anywhere else is it worth the risk at that price ?? because this will fit our budget nicely

and for the one night happy to pay around the $200 aud as its only 1 night i am still undecided on the carlton hotel on bras bash rd or swissotel the stamford as long as we are within walking distance to shops food we will be happy

thanks for your comments

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ParkRoyal On Beach Road is not really in an idea Localtion, U need to walk abit to get to the MRT station, to the Nearest shopping; throu there are some cafe, restaurant opposite the Hotel etc....

===>Ideally this is good for 1 Nite where U won't be doing much beside resting & getting the dinner.

If U do Google Map walk of Carlton Hotel & Swissotel Stamford, u will know U are totally spoiled for choice - in term of food, shopping & not to mention Excellent Transit Network like MRT, bus etc....

Beside those Hotel Avanti had listed above, U can also consider this rather New hotel at the start of Chinatown:

dorsetthotels.com/singapore/promotions-room.…

If U need some site to compare Hotel rate, U can check the below:

http://www.asiatravel.com/singapore.html

http://www.hotelclub.com/

http://sg.hotels.com/

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Hi lukejp1,

I echo previous posters. Location of Parkroyal on Beach Road is not really ideal. Quite a walk from Nicholl Highway MRT station (circle line) and Bugis MRT station (EW line). Area across the road from the hotel is more for nightlife where pubs and cafes are, especially in the area of Haji Lane and Bali Lane. Shopping will consists of street fashion and local designers in Haji Lane and ethnic designs and high end materials at Arab Street (Kampung Glam area).

City Hall is a much better location in terms of transportation, F&B and shopping.

Have you had a look at Residence at SRC ? Check The Residence at the Asiatravel link provided by MO above.

My $0.02. Good luck!

Edited: 10:53 pm, December 10, 2013