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“Small but good enough...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of ibis Singapore Novena

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ibis Singapore Novena
Ranked #100 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
2 reviews
“Small but good enough...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Stayed here for 7 nights.
Got a room for 3 people. We found out it's not easy to find 3 star hotel in Singapore that has 3 beds. The price was affordable & includes breakfast for 3. The room was small for three people, you'd get the exact same size for 2 person just with a side table on the left side. Instead we got another bed. But there were 3 of us. Atleast we didn't just got an extra bed (folding bed) it was a real & comfortable bed.
You'll just have to take turns walking to & from the bathroom. But what would you expect when your on a budget...

The mrt was a 7 min. walk. Not a hard uphill climb but a bit creepy at night. You might want to take a cab. They do offer shuttle services you'd just have to take note of the time & register before hand.

What we love most in this hotel it has free
WIFI in rooms!!!!!

All in all it was a no fuss hotel which serves it's purpose for us....

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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FOMIbisNovena, Guest Services at ibis Singapore Novena, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at ibis Singapore Novena. It was good to see you had a good stay with confortable bedding and the complimentary Wi-Fi .

Thank you again for your stay and we hope to welcome you again for your future visit to Singapore.

Yours Sincerly
The Guest Services Team
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Pune, India
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46 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

I got excellent rate over the Internet. Hotel is on the main road (Balistair) but does not have MRT station near by. Nearest is Novena which is not only 15 minutes walk but also you have to cross a sort of hill so taking your baggage is out of questions.
Plenty of taxis and busses around.
Food is good but monotonous in the breakfast. Would have liked some more variety.
Bar and restaurant for the evening food is excellent. Particularly noteworthy is the service by Joel. Not many options outside that restaurant unless you can eat Chinese food in the typical food courts.
Rooms are small, as are in many of the hotels in Singapore but designed in such way to fit a lot of things without obstructing you.
Did not like the shower area at all, it is extremely small, awkward for even a short person like me. Cant imaging their discomfort when some large people enter that.
Staff was quite efficient at whatever few things they had to do.
Although I liked the hotel I may try some other hotel if I am in the same area.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SubodhSohoni
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GuestServices_GM1, Manager at ibis Singapore Novena, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear Subodhsoho

Thank you for sharing your experience at ibis Singapore Novena.It always delights us every time we hear that our guests enjoyed their stay with us and the compliment to our team members.

Hope to see you again in the near future.

Yours Sincerly
The Guest Services Team
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Was quite a distance to walk from MRT as I was expecting something closer to the MRT but I found out they have a shuttle service every 45mins to an hour once though you have to book in advance. Otherwise the rooms were clean and comfy , the bathroom was also quite clean and nice though there was no bidet and the breakfast spread reasonably ok...it would be ok for a budget hotel but at Singapore dollars 200++ I think it is slightly overpriced as I have stayed in similar rooms which cost way cheaper around other countries....

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank miera1975
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GuestServices_GM1, Manager at ibis Singapore Novena, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear Miera1975

Thank you for the valuable feedback and the glad you have a comfortable stay with us.

Hope to see you again in the near future.


Yours Sincerly
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Vadodara, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Typical Ibis set-up with compact rooms , economic , good restaurant - everything clean with nice staff. Staff was very friendly and service wise good for check-in/out and taxi booking etc..
The location is very good with Novena MRT - maybe 10 min. walk , bit tiring since road is up and down the hill. Of course , one can take a taxi. Good restaurants and supermarket available nearby.
Overall a nice stay if you don't look at luxury .

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank unnikg
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GuestServices_GM1, Manager at ibis Singapore Novena, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Dear Unnikg

Thank you for the valuable feedback and your compliment to the ibis Novena Team. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay.

Hope to see you again in your next visit to Singapore.

Yours Sincerly
The Guest Services Team
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Overall, I am satisfied with the hotel, price wise and service wise.
The hotel staffs are very friendly and so very easy to talk with.

The rooms and facilities are always clean. I also had a nice view from my room. The food at the restaurant are good. And staffs are very attentive to the needs of the customers.
The hotel is carrying the Accor hotel's standard. Though, the price is not too expensive, the quality is still very good.

The only disadvantage that I found is the location of the hotel. From the nearest MRT station (Novena), it takes about 10mins walking.

Nevertheless, from the Orchard, Taxi fare is between 6 to 11SGD(peak hours) only.

So still, overall, I recommend this hotel as a nice place to stay in Singapore.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GuestServices_GM1, Manager at ibis Singapore Novena, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Valued Accorhoteltraveller.com

Thank you for sharing experience in ibis Singapore Novena. We are really delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay.

We are looking forward to see you again in your next visit to Singapore.


Yours Sincerly

The Guest Services Team
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Manila, Philippines
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is all about the location. It is near to few good restaurants, across is a gas station with a convenient store. 10 minute walk from Novena MRT, it's a but tiring because it's up and down the hill. The taxi from Novena MRT to hotel is S$5. Taxi from airport at midnight is about S$30 and taxi from hotel to Orchard is about S$7. At night, the area is very quiet.

The hotel actually offers free shuttle to Novena MRT and Orchard but you have to call them to reserve a seat because every trip can only accomodate 10 passengers. We didn't get to try this service because you have to reserve a seat ahead of time and we're not on a trip with time schedule.

The room was small, but it was clean and comfortable. There is free shampoo, soap, shower cap and sanitary bag. Toothbrush and toothpaste are not included. Also, they do not have a channel for the kids. No cartoon channel.

We ordered food at midnight and they only have sandwiches during that time. It was so small.

There are new hotels around the area. Look around.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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GuestServices_GM1, Manager at ibis Singapore Novena, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear dms518

Thank you for sharing your experience and the valuable feedback on the products and services.
We are glad to know that you have a comfortable stay with us and the compliment to the Housekeeping Team for upkeeping the cleanliness of the Room and facilities.

Hope to see you again in your next visit to Singaopore.


Yours Sincerly

The Guest Services Team
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Bangkok
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282 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

This hotel standard is in between the budget Fragrance/Hotel 81 chains and the 4-5 stars. It is 5 minutes walk from Novena MRT which is 2 stops from Orchard, so you can be out the door and on Orchard in less than 15 mins for a dollar. The room is small medium with a bit of a view, smallish bathroom and a comfortable bed with a tiny fridge bog enough for 4 cans of beer. Breakfast was OK, but after 3 days of chicken bacon (is Singapore Muslim??) needed a change. Other food in the restaurant was OK too.
Across the road is a gas station with a mini-mart and various local restaurants within 2 mins walk.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nickvegas
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GuestServices_GM1, Manager at ibis Singapore Novena, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Nickvegas

Thank you for your wonderful review. It is our privilege , to be able to accommodate and provide a pleasant stay for you. I will share your comments to all my team members.
Thank you for your well wishes and we look forward to being of service to you again.


Yours Sincerly
The Guest Services Team
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Property: ibis Singapore Novena
Address: 6 Irrawaddy Road Ibis Singapore Novena, Singapore 329543, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #100 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — ibis Singapore Novena 3*
Number of rooms: 241
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ibis Singapore Novena is located on the intersection of Irrawaddy and Balestier Road and 8mins walk to Novena MRT Station. Ideal for business, medical and leisure travelers, hotel offers complimentary WIFI, international power sockets, parking, handy phone with unlimited mobile internet and local & international calls for selected countries. Oopen Pasta and Grill serves international buffet breakfast and chef's delectable selection, hotel is a stone's throw from heritage sites and authentic local food trails. Hotel also do provide complimentary shuttle to Novena MRT Station. ... more   less 
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