Just stayed at the Value Hotel Thomson for two nights. It's a bit out of the way, a somewhat steamy kilometer to the MRT [metro] station, so taxi was the better choice of transportation most of the time. We chose this property because it is fairly new and we were able to save about $50/night over the usual hotel we stay at when in Singapore. We found the beds to be comfortable. That is the good news.
When we arrived in our just-large-enough-for-two-beds and nothing else room we discovered the the floor was slick with some residue as well as littered with long strands of hair. We spent 10 minutes wiping the floor up and decided that "these things happen." Unable to relax we went to check out the pool. Nice, clearly able to get in lap swimming; but no shade whatsoever - this is Singapore and one seriously needs to have an umbrella for a respite from the sun, especially if you just want to relax and read a book.
We went to sleep easily around 11PM but we were awoken by loud drunken chatter at 2:30a.m. This lasted for about 10 min. we got back to sleep and then were re-awoken at 4:15 a.m. with the next wave of inebriated revelers - mind you this was a Wednesday night and NOT a holiday as such. People are allowed to enjoy themselves and it is unfortunate when they are not considerate, however, the bigger issue was that the walls and doors were so low grade that it sounded like we were in an echo chamber.
Breakfast was served in a decent restaurant adjoining the hotel. There was a large variety if you like deep fried onion rings, deep fried fish, fried noodles, powdered juice, coco flacks cereal, shelf milk and instant Nescafe coffee. There was fresh watermelon and cantaloupe but I am personally not a melon person so I went around the corner to get some yogurt and put that with the grains/nuts/dried fruit that I always carry 'just in case.'
This was not a horrible place and if you need to save the money you might consider it. We are back at the usual 4-star hotel located by the lovely quay and will probably not venture out to another 'bargain hotel' while staying in Singapore, for our family it just wasn't worth the savings to miss out on the relaxing vacation experience that a pleasant hotel affords us.
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