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“Great boutique hotel, great location.”
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Hotel Fort Canning
Ranked #35 of 312 Hotels in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great boutique hotel, great location.”
Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in april. The hotel was clean & spacious. The lobby area is welcoming and quiet. Our room was great with everything we needed. Comfy bed, roomy bathroom with shower & bath, good size wardrobe & lovely decor. We had the buffet breakfast, which was good. Plenty to choose from and a quiet dinning area. We made good use of the pool area, which is very relaxing and doesn't feel like your in the middle if the city. The staff were friendly and polite. One day they were a little late servicing our room but thats nothing major. Overall a very plesant stay.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Thank sscp
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Hfc_GM, Manager at Hotel Fort Canning, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear sscp,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and for your delightful review!

We are so glad that you had a very pleasant time at Hotel Fort Canning, and had many positive experiences like the cleanliness and spaciousness, the welcoming and quiet lobby, comfy bed, roomy bathroom, good size wardrobe and lovely decor.

We are also very gratified that you enjoyed our tasty and varied buffet breakfast, and the landscaped, mineral-salt cleansed swimming pools. Most of all, we are very happy that you found our staff friendly and polite as we strive to make every guest feel at home here.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Best wishes,

Amy
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

We had our wedding at fort canning (raffles house) so this hotel was the most convenient.. We had 3 romantic nights there. Lovely ambience. Absolutely love the scent of the hotel and the rooms were gorgeous. Thank you HFC

  • Stayed May 2014
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Thank Jelita84
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Hfc_GM, Manager at Hotel Fort Canning, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear Jelita84,

We were delighted to share in your wedding joy when you stayed with us recently, and thank you for your very sweet review.

Our heritage colonial architecture with modern interiors, set in a lovely city park are a perfect romantic setting, and we are glad you found that to be so during your stay. We are so glad you found the rooms to be gorgeous and that you loved the signature scent of the hotel inspired by the fresh herbs and spices found in the Spice Garden at Fort Canning Park.

We hope to welcome you back for another romanhtic stay soon!

Best wishes,

Amy
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed for three nights recently before leaving Singapore on a cruise liner. We were delighted with the hotel, it's character and especially the service of its devoted staff. We were welcomed warmly after our flight from Australia, received an upgrade to a delightfully quirky room and the detail to service continued throughout our stay, delivered by every smiling staff member we encountered! Breakfast was lovely and the chef took delight in cooking our eggs with care each morning. Thank you! Fort canning was a breath of fresh air, literally, and the hotel was a delightful restoration of an era of culture and manners. Close to all major attractions and taxi fares are very cheap anyway. Fabulous!

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor would have most privacy.
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Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anita E
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Hfc_GM, Manager at Hotel Fort Canning, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear Anita E,

It was such a pleasure having you stay with us, and thank you for your fabulous review!

We are delighted that you found much to enjoy at Hotel Fort Canning - from the colonial heritage character to the devoted staff (they thank you for your kindly remembering them in your review!), the warm welcome to the quirky room design to the lovely breakfasts in our "tree-tops" restaurant.

We are so glad you had a good time with us and we certainly look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future!

Best wishes,

Amy
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Spent a couple of days at Fort Canning. Nice rooms and generally good hotel facilities. We loved the pool! Our preference is for top floor rooms because of view. (Privacy maybe a bit of an issue for some) Hotel staff helpful and friendly. Location in park is pleasant. Orchard within walking distance as is the Marina Bay area.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank TonyOssendorp
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Hfc_GM, Manager at Hotel Fort Canning, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear TonyOssendorp,

Thank you for spending a couple of days with us on your sojourne, and for your short but comprehensive review.

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and for your very positive comments on the nice rooms, good facilities (especially our mineral-salt-cleansed swimming pools!), panoramic views, helpful and friendly staff, and convenient city park location.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Fort Canning again soon!

Best wishes,

Amy
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2014

This hotel takes you back to Singapore circa pre-war era The building itself and its lawn and surroundings is something to marvel. The room is pretty cool and modern, a complete opposite of the hotel's classical look. The bathroom and the view from it though is really something special. Marvelous!

Staff are friendly especially those at the concierge and bell service. Those at the breakfast though, uhmn, maybe they should be more energetic and enthusiastic, to say the least.

Food though is something else. Its bland. Although this may be due to the poor choice of conference organizers. If you want to relax, stay in bed longer, and chill around walking and running, this is the place for you.

I must admit though that for such a location, service, and other amenities, its still pricey for my standard. But this is Singapore, and with everything being modern, staying classic has to pay a price.

Room Tip: Ask for a free fill of the world-famous civet coffee during breakfast. I did not know about it befor...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank PinoyMaverick
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Hfc_GM, Manager at Hotel Fort Canning, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear PinoyMaverick,

Thank you for staying with us and for your very nice review.

We are so glad you found much to love at Hotel Fort Canning - the heritage building, the city park setting, the modern interiors, panoramic views from the bathrooms, and friendly staff.

We have taken note of your feedback on the food and our Culinary team is looking a making the food offerings more vibrant and tasty.

We look forward to be of service to you again soon.

Best wishes,

Amy
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Salem, Massachusetts
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband and I were in Singapore in March 2014 and stayed for 12 nights. Hotel Fort Canning is in a very cool location in Singapore! It's secluded inside the park and set away from the downtown. Although, you can easily walk to Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, and even the Central Business District (if you can withstand the heat and humidity on a 15+ minute walk!). The service was fantastic and everyone working there was professional and very friendly. We felt welcome as soon as we arrived, which was about 1:00AM! Everything from breakfast, to happy hour, to the immaculate rooms, to the fitness center was just great. Their fitness center, by the way, was very clean, large, and had new state of the art equipment. We would absolutely recommend this hotel and we would love to stay with them again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank Kimberley S
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Hfc_GM, Manager at Hotel Fort Canning, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear Kimberley S,

Thank you for staying at our “Gorgeous hotel!” for 12 nights, and for your excellent review!

We are very gratified that you enjoyed staying with us - the convenient location, professional and very friendly service, the warm welcome, the breakfasts, aperitif hour, immaculate rooms and very clean and large fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment.

Thank you for recommending us to other travellers and we would love to have you stay with us again, too!

Best wishes,

Amy
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Nice rooms facing greenery,spectacular bathrooms with views (ask for the City side where the door between bathroom and room is not automatic)Very friendly staff and excellent Chef Choice.
Lovely walk around the hotel along magnificent trees.
5 minutes walk (when you figure out the shortcut) to the biggest MRT station on Orchard Road, coming back is a little harder since it is uphill.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jackielec
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Hfc_GM, Manager at Hotel Fort Canning, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear Jackielec,

It was a pleasure having you stay with us, and thank you for your lovely review!

We love the way you have summarised the hotel in your review title - “The charm of old Singapore with jungle birds songs next to MRT station”!

We are so glad you enjoyed the rooms facing greenery, the bathrooms with spectacular views, and the convenient heritage city park location. We are particularly happy that you found our staff very friendly staff and the food at The Glass House excellent - we have shared your kind comments with the Team and they thank you.

We look forward to seeing you again at Hotel Fort Canning!

Best wishes,

Amy
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Property: Hotel Fort Canning
Address: 11 Canning Walk Hotel Fort Caning, Singapore 178881, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Singapore
#31 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
#35 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
#36 Business Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Fort Canning 5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by the lush greenery of a historical park, the heritage Hotel Fort Canning offers a discreet sanctuary of calm in the vibrant city and an epitome of style and modern comfort in each of its 86 guestrooms and suites. ... more   less 
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