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“If you just need a bed for a night” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Porcelain Hotel

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The Porcelain Hotel
Ranked #5 of 77 Singapore B&B and Inns
Sydney
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“If you just need a bed for a night”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We arrived a little after midnight and the staff were still friendly and helpful.

The rooms, as mentioned were tiny. But if you do your research and view their website, you would see this in the room photo's.

For us, we were only needing to bed down for the night befor moving onto somewhere else. So we weren't looking for much.

As for the room, I thought it was funky and they tried to use what little space there was available. I felt it was pretty clean, but found a few dirt marks on the bedcover, and what seemed to be a shoe print on a pillow case. Being so late, couldn't be bothered requesting another.

Would I stay there again? Maybe not as a couple as the room was tight for 2. Solo, I think would be fine. But then again, I sort of felt in my opinion that it was a little over priced.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Frankiej_007
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok Thailand
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

If it's a great location you are looking for this is, BUT besides the location this has little to recommend it. Having reserved a room for four nights we arrived in Singapore and were taken to a claustrophobic box with no windows that contained a bed, TV small bath and that's it! They had a SGD10 upgrade which we asked about and were taken to a little larger room but also without a window or any spare space. Finally, at an additional cost of 31 SGD/night we upgraded to a room with a bed, TV small foyer and bath. The room had no hotel information book and we had to co0nstantly badger the front desk for information on where to find things. A small switch next to the front door turned on the make or do not disturb light but there was nothing to indicate this and we returned after a long, hot day to a room that had not been made up. The staff was helpful, the room decor is relatively new and the bathrooms are exquisite but be aware the standard guest room is only 8-12 sqm and has no windows nor work space. The location is perfect, right in the centre of Chinatown, surrounded by restaurants, shops, boutiques and the Chinatown Night Market is right around the corner. The MRT and SBS stops are less than two blocks away and as a place to rest your head it is perfect but don;t plan on spending a great amount of time in your room! No restaurant, fitness facilities,business center, etc.

Room Tip: If you must have a window make sure you specify this on your inquiry.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Fred P
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I stayed here on my own for 4 days in January. When I arrived (late at night) the hotel staff were very friendly and accommodating. I was upgraded to a superior deluxe room with no extra charge. The room its self was lovely and a lot larger than I had imagined, the room was very clean and tidy and the bathroom was large with a huge walk in shower cosmetics were provided in a box (toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and moisturizer along with the usual shower cap and sewing kits)
Location- the location of the hotel was fantastic I couldn’t have asked for better set right in the middle of Chinatown it is in the perfect location, for great food, good quality cheap markets and is very close to two big indoor food courts which I had no problem’s eating at and is walking distance to most things.
I also went on 3 tours whilst staying here all companies pick up from this hotel to meet at a central meeting point

I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
I only have one negative and that is that the inside of the hotel is quite dark (the corridors leading to rooms are not well lit)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sam E
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

OK, get the obvious out of the way first, the rooms are small, basically a bed, small counter and bathroom, not a lot of floorspace and nowhere to put your luggage. BUT, its just out of the centre of Singapore, right in the middle of Chinatown, close to MRT, and has very reasonable rates. Room was clean, bed was comfortable, staff friendly and helpful so living with the room being a bit cramped was worth it for getting a bargain in this location.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank cymrokiwi
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Medan
Level Contributor
107 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed a night in this tiny hotel, the room barely fit for 2 persons in my opinion, the bed is extremely small, i can't stretch my leg fully! The worst part is that the hotel is horribly noisy, i could hear every noise clearly, noise from upstairs, next door rooms, even i could hear somebody playing with his/her phone at middle of the night!!!

The only good things for this hotel that i could praise are the lovely location, multi-national cuisine are around the proximity, the white-washed colonial building...that's all, nothing to sing more about it!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Liandy_Vu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Checked in 28 Feb 2013. Receptionist rude, do not greet us. We were checked into a room on ground floor and we do not like it because we can hear people walking outside. So we requested for room on higher. We were surprised that the receptionist gave us the room on 3rd floor. Once we entered the new room, I noticed there were dust on the table. So I decided to wipe it myself. Bed sheet looks old and there was stain found. Overall the room was fine for me and my girlfriend. Location is perfect, we can find food nearby and walking distance to Clarke quay.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank zkkw
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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64 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

An old row of Chinese shophouses converted into a modern hotel The hotel is non smoking, the rooms are small but well cared for. The location is superb right in the heart of Chinatown. For travelers without a lot of luggage take the MRT from Changi airport to Chinatown station. The hotel is a matter of two minutes walk away from exit A or exit E.

Room Tip: ask for a room at the front with a window
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank SimmyTaipei
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Additional Information about The Porcelain Hotel

Property: The Porcelain Hotel
Address: 48 Mosque Street Porcelain Hotel, Singapore 059526, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Porcelain Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
China has long been endeared as a precious jewel of the east. Infused with a rich history of refinement, it is a cradle of cultural and intellectual civilization rich as gold and precious as porcelain. Just as porcelain is deemed a treasure, China’s undaunting lead to create a new chapter in the new century weaves a priceless tapestry of fine china.A journey so precious, we invite you to be a part of. Here’s wishing you a treasured stay with us. ... more   less 
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