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Hotel Re!
Ranked #147 of 317 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed May 10, 2013

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.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re!, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2013

Dear EdwinLau,

Greetings from Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill!

Thanks for taking time to pen us this detailed review. It certainly shares much insight with us and many of our other guests. We sure welcome locals, and you may be pleased to know that locals is one of our largest market! We are glad you like our ambience and setting. We use Sealy Posturepedic beds hence the comfort and have mosaic tiles in our toilets too. Sure we hope for your return soon, perhaps to try our Re!trolicious Staycation which offers our Executive Room, a bigger room! Cheers!

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We booked at Hotel Re last minute and got a pretty good deal (by Singapore standards). I was expecting this hotel to be average, at best. Although it certainly is not a 5* standard, Hotel Re does a good job.

The staff that we dealt with were not exceptional, nor were they bad. I was neutral on the staff at this hotel.

We stayed in one of the larger rooms which was very clean, had nice beds and linens, generous size bathroom and was completely soundproof. There were daily complimentary drinks and treats.

The downsides of the hotel are the breakfast buffet, it was not very tasty but I find this to often be the case with breakfast in Asia. Also, the location can be a bit awkward as it is located up a somewhat steep hill just outside China Town. Personally, I enjoyed walking though China Town but I can imagine this is not for everyone. There is a hotel shuttle that can take you to a nearby MRT station or drop you off in China Town.

The hotel also provides complimentary movies that you can borrow.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re!, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2013

Dear The_Real_Glam,

Greetings from Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill!

Thank you for acknowledging our good job done. We will continue to improve our customer service and strive to leave a more lasting impression on you from the staff and breakfast standards. Glad you enjoyed our rooms and in-room amenities. It's been 6 months since you last came, we shall see you soon again? Cheers!

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We're going to Singapore this month end (May 2013). We've decided to chose Hotel Re because of the good reviews I've read from the reviews. Please help me find the most convenient and affordable means of transportation from Changi Terminal 1 to Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill.

Thank you

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
Thank Donna P
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re!, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2013

Dear Donna P,

Greetings from Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill!

Yes Donna P, we are aiming for more and more good reviews! :) To answer your question of getting from Changi Airport T1 to Hotel Re!:

1) Most Convenient Way: our hotel has airport transfer service (SGD60 - 80) which our staff will await for your arrival at the airport with a panel with your name printed on it for easy recognition. Thereafter, you just relax in the comfortable mini coach for about 30 mins and you will arrive at our lobby. Hassle-free!

2) Most Affordable Way: our hotel is next to Outram Park MRT that is on the same track line as Tanah Merah MRT Interchange Station. From Changi Airport MRT, you may switch to the East-West Line at Tanah Merah Station and within 45 mins, you will arrive at Outram Park MRT. From there, you may buzz our hotel for the complimentary shuttle bus service to fetch you to the hotel.

Hope this information helps! Do feel free to contact us at +65 6827 8288 should you need further clarification then. See you this month end! Cheers!

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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Close to everywhere, very comfy beds, very friendly staff, excellent showers, free snacks and drinks in rooms. Free tootybrushes, paste, nail file and shower caps. Terrible decor. But on the whole an excellent experience.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank ahiggs25
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re!, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2013

Dear ahiggs25,

Greetings from Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill!

Your review was short and sweet! Glad you enjoyed everything else at Hotel Re!, perhaps the next time you return, we shall let you try a milder coloured room for another experience? Cheers!

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

My bestie was coming over from Sydney and we wanted a decent but not an overly priced room for her to stay. The location was not too bad since it was near Chinatown and there was an ongoing shuttle service to Outram Mrt. The lobby's decor and its room were in line with its retro theme being filled with bright colours consisting of pink and orange. You'll be also hearing non stop retro music in the lobby like "walk like an egyptian and st elmo's fire" so if you are a rock music fan, it would be better to check yourself into hard rock hotel. The service was wonderful and efficient. Most of the hotel rooms in Singapore are ridiculously overpriced with budget hotels going at $100 per night so Hotel Re! is not too bad in terms of affordability. The room was small but clean. I would still recommend it as an option for those holidaying in Singapore.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re!, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Dear KaviAnjali,

Thanks for taking time to pen us your review. We are grateful that you chose our Hotel and pleased to host your bestie from Sydney. So glad you like our Hotel and enjoyed the experience with our wonderful and efficient service. Please continue to recommend us to more of your friends and we also welcome you to frequent our Re!Fill Restaurant and Re!Wine Retro Bar. Cheers!

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

i went to singapore at 6-9 december'12 and stay at Hotel Re! i miss the hotel with kindness staff especially the lady who's clean my room...she's very helpful and the recepsionis has a warm smile. Hotel to MRT station (Outram Park station) little bit far 10-15 minutes with walk but the hotel have shuttle bus to station... i hope i can back again to Hotel Re!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank meytha
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re!, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Dear meytha,

Greetings from Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill!

Wow, it is so nice of you to share with us your review after 4 months of your accommodation experience! Despite the duration, you still remember our chambermaid and receptionist~ We sincerely appreciate that! Yes, we hope to have you back at Hotel Re! soon too! Please don't make us wait another 4 months ya! Cheers!

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

If your ideal hotel accommodation in Asia includes bright pink decor with a retro Americana pop culture theme (think Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, etc.) splattered everywhere, then Hotel Re! is your dream come true. It was definitely not my first choice for staying in Singapore (was with a tour group), so I had to "work with it," so to speak.

Hotel Re! is not a horrible hotel, per se. It's clean, safe (on top of a small hill), and very close walking distance to the famed Chinatown in Singapore. But coming from the United States, I really wanted a less...shall we say "American cheese" experience. Like I said, I had to work with it. The room we stayed at was a bit small, the bed a bit too soft and springy for my taste, but the shower was hot with good pressure plus free mini bar snacks and soda. So all evens out, right? Oh, free (good) wifi, big breakfast buffet too.

Would I stay there again? Probably not. But I don't have much to complain either. Just a "meh" hotel experience for me.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank stetienne2
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PR-HotelRe, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Re!, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Dear stetienne2,

Greetings from Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill!

Thank you for sharing your opinion with us. We are indeed a modern retro boutique hotel aiming to give our guests a unique accommodation experience. Regret that the theme did not fit too well with you. Nevertheless, glad you still enjoyed our shower, complimentary minibar snacks, complimentary wifi and big breakfast buffet. Cheers!

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Address: 175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#108 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
Price Range: $82 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Re! 4*
Number of rooms: 140
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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