Decided to try Hotel Re! for a weekday staycation and booked a room for two. When i was checking in, i didnt find the staff friendly. There were some staff (definitely not the front desk, they were wearing ties and walking up and down the lobby, suspect it's the middle management) whom were screening me and my partner from head to toe. Come on, doesn't mean i am a local, you have to give me this kind of treatment. Anyway the front desk staff were friendly when i was checking in.
I booked a deluxe room(double bed), and i was given a twin bed, asked for a change to a double, and was told that there isn't any more rooms available, and the only one available was without a window, so had to do with that. I can't believe that there isn't any more rooms, as it was a weekday, and the lobby looks deserted, at most i saw only 10 other customers in the 20 odd hours that i was there.
First impression of the lobby, it was retroishly design. Neon Pink and white was the theme, as well as other bright colours. The lift to the rooms, were brightly lit too. Nice ambience and setting. The rooms were also colourful and bright, but what you see on the internet is really what you get. It's really small, and has to be bright to make the small room look better. Beds were comfy though. Same for the toilet, it's small but decent. I guess if you book the bigger rooms, then you will get a more luxurious feel, other than that it feels more like a budget hotel.
It's great that they have free complimentary wifi as well as mini bar(which is some cookies and bottled water)
Location wise, i do not think it's fantastic. It's in the middle of a small hill!! It is near to Chinatown and Outram, but IF you were to walk, it will take about 15-20 mins to outram mrt or chinatown(from the other direction). However they have a shuttle bus to curb the problem. Outside of the hotel surroundings looks jaded and unkept.
I reckon for the price i paid, there are definitely nearer options to chinatown. This is a reasonable place to stay if you are on a budget and do not mind some different, and a retro setting and some walking. IF you do want more comfort, choose a bigger room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As you step into Hotel Re!, a modern retro themed boutique hotel, you are lost in swirls of vivacious colours and psychedelic furnishings tempered with a sleek modern touch. With numerous themed boutique hotels in the metropolis, this 12-storey, 140-room boutique hotel is a wondrous surprise waiting to be discovered. All guestrooms in this boutique hotel are furnished with retro inspired furniture and complimented with ultra modern technologyfor that for that unique Hotel Re! touch. Each floor in this boutique hotel has its own colour theme and all the rooms on the floor resonates with the designated colour and decor. Glittery mosaic-tiled bathrooms in all rooms are the finishing flourish to our distinctive boutique hotel is offering. Situated at the base of Pearl's Hill, along Chin Swee Road, Hotel Re! encloses guests in a serene and and scenic environment whilst being just a stone's throw away from attractions like Chinatown, Clarke Quay and the famous shopping district, Orchard Road. Major tourist attractions in the city are easily accessible from the hotel's convenient location to allowing guests to move around the city at their own leisure pace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Re Hotel Singapore
- Hotel Re! Singapore