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“Hear Singapore's city heart beat at this exceptionally budget friendly accomodation. (If you manage to book)”

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The Residence At Singapore Recreation Club
Ranked #112 of 315 Hotels in Singapore
Hong Kong, China
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Hear Singapore's city heart beat at this exceptionally budget friendly accomodation. (If you manage to book)”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Location? Cannot get any better. At the heart of Singapore city without its noise level as it is surrounded by the huge field + the Churches + the parks nearby. It is a remarkably budget friendly location considering its exceptional location + exceptional accommodation + amenities for a fraction of the price of the nearby hotels. Therefore the rooms are always fully booked. Better book in months in advance.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Brisbane, Queensland
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

I stayed here in 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience so when I needed to stay in Singapore for one night again en route to Europe I didn't hesitate to book here again.
All the staff were friendly, welcoming and extremely helpful.
Our room had a view out to the front and was spotlessly clean and more than enough space for 2 people.
We checked out at 9 and stored our bags till 6pm when we returned hot and sweaty from the zoo. They sent us downstairs for a shower and provided fresh clean towels before we headed off to the airport.
There was more than enough choice at breakfast which was included in our tariff.
It is perfectly located across the road from City Hall MRT, 10 minutes walk to Marina Bay and less than 5 minutes walk to Raffles Hotel and the Raffles shopping centre where retail and food options abound.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2014

We booked a Queen sized room which was more than big enough for us, and which overlooked the playing fields. We are bemused by the complaints that there is no choice for breakfast. There was cereal, fruit, pastries, cold meats, eggs and cheeses, salads, and a huge range of hot dishes, bother Western and Eastern. I may not fancy chili at breakfast, but there were ample other things to select. We thought the food was great. The location is a big selling point. It was within easy walking distance of everything that we wanted to see and do, plus there are buses and the metro to get you to further flung places. The staff were attentive and friendly. And I enjoyed my early morning swims in the indoor pool. We were on a short break holiday, had a fabulous time and would go back here in a heartbeat if we are in Singapore again.

Room Tip: Pay a tiny but extra and get a queen sized room overlooking the Padang. There is a little noise in...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2014

The hotel was centrally located at Cityhall MRT station, 1-2mins walk across the road, just opposite to Raffle City, very convenient and easy to find places to eat, many restaurants and food courts are available there.
Check-in reception and the only one floor with guest rooms which is located on the 3rd floor, not many rooms in this Recreation Club, the room was clean and spacious, however, the lights were dim dark, easily make you feel sleepy while in the room, it was a bit noisy during the stay if happened that they're having function or event held at the club house from evening till late night.
Buffet breakfast was not upto standard compared to other hotels, not many choices of food possible due to not many guests even the hotel was full, only 26 rooms available in this property.
Anyway, it's good for value of money for the stay during the festive season.

Room Tip: Quiet room facing the Padang view
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Not sure why this place was getting so high reviews on trip advisor. It is inexpensive for the location is the one plus. We went to breakfast the first day and skipped the other two because the quality was so bad. The room is pretty small and awkward in design. There are a series of stairs leading from the door into the room, which you also have climb to use the restroom. I would be concerned about anyone with any sort of balance problem staying here. I was woken up at 8am every morning by the maids starting their rounds. You can hear everything outside and in the adjacent rooms. Stay here if your budget is your primary concern.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Location is good, close to MRT station and shops. Room is small, close to reception desk, noisy at times. Restaurant staffs are not friendly and even rude to guests. Need training on how to speak politely to people.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Very nice hotel and very well located for the city, airport and shops and a short walk away from the riverside where there are lots of superb restaurants located. Would stay there again and the staff were very friendly, helpful and polite.

Room Tip: The back of the hotel, overlooking playing pitches and towards the city.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The Residence At Singapore Recreation Club
Address: B Connaught Drive Singapore Recreation Club, Singapore 179682, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore > Marina Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#85 Business Hotel in Singapore
#93 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Residence At Singapore Recreation Club 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 26 deluxe rooms, in a central location conveniently located near the business district, major attractions and shopping centres, The Residence at Singapore Recreation Club offers travellers an oasis of entertainment and pleasure. Located just minutes away from Singapore's newly opened integrated resorts, it is perfect for those new to the Lion city or visitors who want to experience Singapore in a new light. ... more   less 
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