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Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
Ranked #74 of 312 Hotels in Singapore
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

I stay in this hotel in dec 2012, the hotel was above the mall, the hotel lobby was in 20th floor or more ( i forgot the floor) the staff was very nice to our family. we stayed at the suites, the room was nice and big and the price was affordable to purchase. the price little bit cheap than other suites in singapore. all i got is the best experience of my life

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is my first time staying at the Novotel Clarke Quay (NCQ). My stay was for three nights (14/11/13 to 17/11/13) in a Premium floor room with access to the Premium Lounge.

Upon arrival at the ground floor I had to take an elevator up to the lobby on the 7th floor. As a Premium room guest I can choose either to check-in at the lobby front desk or a private check-in at the Premium Lounge on 24th floor. I chosed the latter and was accompanied by a lobby front desk staff in another elevator ride up to the lounge. Checking in at the lounge afforded some level of exclusiveness and the comfort of a sit down check-in with being served a beverage.

Premuim room guest have free use of the Premium lounge during their stay. I can choose to have my breakfast there with some amount of privacy or join the other hotel guests in the main restuarant on the lobby (7th) floor.

Cocktail hours at the lounge is from 6-8pm with d'oeuvres and free flowing alcoholic drinks served.

The Premium lounge affords quite a nice view to the Singapore River down below and the Singapore Marina Bay area (where the Marina Bay Sands Casino and Integrated Resort is located) afar.
The quality of foods served in the NCQ Premium lounge is poor. The breakfast spread is especially bad both in presentation and taste. Staff there are polite and helpful but not very engaging.

I had my breakfast in the hotel's main restuarant instead of the lounge on one of the mornings. Equally disappointed. Foods and staffs service quality are poor. The staffs are just not interested with serving the guests.

The Premium room I stayed in was spacious and comfortable but not at all luxurious.

Below the hotel is a small out dated shopping mall with a supermarket in the basement level. There are also quite a number of food outlets in the mall.

The hotel pool on the 7th floor is simply uninspiring with little or no landscaping except for some deck chairs and cabanas around a swimming pool in the middle of a bare open area. It's quite a sad looking place.

The nearest metro (MRT) train station is the Clarke Quay station across the Singapore River about 10minute walks from the hotel.

In the vicinity around the hotel are resturants and clubs that only come alive in the night for the partying crowds especially on Friday and Saturday. During the day there is little activities in the vicinity of the NCQ.

Overall I had a comfortable but unimpressed stay at the NCQ. It's a 1980s styled hotel pretending to be a modern one and charging unequitable room rates. With what I had paid for the NCQ there are quite a few better hotels in Singapore that I could have stayed at.
Note: The rate of my 3nights stay came to about S$1260 inclusive of 17% taxes (averaging S$420 a night).

The NCQ is selling itself as a 4star hotel when in reality I would rate it at only 3half star.
Poor value for money and I will definitely not consider staying there again.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2013

I can't argue that the location of this hotel is absolutely perfect. Steps away from Clarke Quay shoppes and restaurants and in a mall with many food options.

-Good Location
-Modern Room
-Friendly Staff

-Check in took over an hour - in that we were told to sit in the lobby and wait as our room was not ready yet. Unacceptable.
-Hello Novotel - we are in year 2013!!! No free wifi?? C'mon now!! You know better than that!
-Gurgling drain in the bathroom - so loud we had to keep the bathroom door shut at night.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
Address: 177A River Valley Road, Singapore 179031, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore > The Quays
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
#45 Business Hotel in Singapore
#46 Family Hotel in Singapore
#68 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay 4*
Number of rooms: 403
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay combines convenience and comfort in the center of town. This 4-star hotel is the perfect choice for your next business trip or holiday, and is located close to the famous shopping paradise of Orchard Road and the Suntec City Convention Center. Featuring 403 beautifully appointed rooms, plus a Premier Lounge, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay offers great conference facilities, plus an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, and three restaurants serving local and international cuisine. ... more   less 
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