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Amara Singapore Hotel
Ranked #77 of 309 Hotels in Singapore
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2009

Nice and expensive hotel :) with a swimming pool on the 6 floor the stuff is good clean rooms

Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank MonikaJ
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TyroneBeironTay, Marketing Communication Manager at Amara Singapore Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2009
Thank you, MonikaJ for your review; we do hope you enjoyed your stay. If you meant "expensive" as in looks and cleanliness, we could not agree with you more! Our prices are more than competitive in Singapore - we really known for giving great value. We hope you will come by this way again and look forward to welcoming you back safe.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2009

We booked this hotel via internet due to its convenient location and reputation. Yet, I am disappointed. Despite the great location (5 min. walk to MRT, 3 min. to shopping center and local market), we did not get a warm welcome from front desk staff. When room change was requested for non-smoking one, a bell boy came up only to exchange the new key room and escort us to the elevator door. He did not even bother offering helping out with our luggage which I had trouble handling them. I feel they did not have service mind at all. Is it because we got special rate through internet and so we receive inferior service to others?

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Paula_Jeans
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TyroneBeironTay, Marketing Communication Manager at Amara Singapore Hotel, responded to this review, October 6, 2009
We can understand your disappointment based on the experience you described; we have shared your comments with the relevant executives and persons concerned. A hotel's pluses are certainly more than just its geographic convenience and we do take pride in our service standards; because of that, where do appear to fall short, it matters a great deal to us and your objective feedback is an invaluable tool to help us get back to that level of service we care so much about. We hope to welcome you back still, and if you are heading this way, you can be sure we've improved on these areas, too. Thank you, again, and travel safe!
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Singapore
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81 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 547 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2009

I only stayed here for a night with someone as i needed to leave for Batam Island early next morning. Didn't get to enjoy the hotel facilities much but overall a comfortable stay i say. A nicely situated hotel near clubbing and dining areas.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank benakm
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TyroneBeironTay, Marketing Communication Manager at Amara Singapore Hotel, responded to this review, September 23, 2009
Thank you for posting your review on us; we are glad you found our location convenient, particularly if you are getting the ferry service from the southern marina or harbourfront. Hopefully, your next pitstop here will allow you to enjoy our facilities more. Travel safe!
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Mumbai
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2009

Near to the financial hub at Tanjong Pagar. Good connectivity of teh MRT(trains) to Raffel and other areas. Not much Indian Food. But one can find that near to the place just ask the reception

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Shonaa
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TyroneBeironTay, Marketing Communication Manager at Amara Singapore Hotel, responded to this review, September 21, 2009
Thank you for agreeing with us and many other guests we serve to place us as a good business hotel, which is very much our positioning, too. If you chance to return here, please try the handmade prata (flat bread) with curry at the cafe located by the lobby. This is one of several Indian dishes we have available and we will look into serving up more in due time.
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Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2009

Forget breakfast it is 3 star, burnt greasy bacon, chicken nuggets labled as sausages, no pork sausages, despite having bacon ( so the no pork excuse does not fly) no yoghurts, and juice that tastes like water. Service is just as bad I asked for coffee 3 times, when it was eventually served it was typical burnt Kona coffee.
Vietnames restaurant had rats running around outside.( authentic??)
rooms very dated 90s style, old small TVs, no luggage racks, worn carpets, swimming pool has no atmosphere and the sound and smell of the hotel extract system does not add to it. Pool tiles cracked, towels thin, and worn out.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Oliverstaunton
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TyroneBeironTay, Marketing Communication Manager at Amara Singapore Hotel, responded to this review, September 23, 2009
We are looking into your comments and have sent a personal message to you for more details while we investigate the matter. Please do reply to our message so that we can take any suitable positive action where your claims can be verified. Thank you!
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Melbourne
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2009

This was our third visit to Singapore our last was visit ten years ago but this our frist with our 2 year old son
Beautiful city, charming people amazing shopping, superb food!
The Amara was just extrodinary in that the level of service to ensure our stay was as comfortable as possible nad it was exactly that.
Reqested a microwave to warm a night bottlefor our son,not a problem.
Requested late check out to 4PM not a problem and NO extra charge.
Restaurants in house simply outstanding and value for money - if you were to compare cost to similar service with quality of food in Melbourne but of course more costly in camparison to outside eateries. Taxi airport to hotel SGD 29
Very short walking distance to MRT, located in theheart of China town so great YUM CHA just quick walk away.
Across the road bakery and grocery store for any muchies you may require and a shopping store just to the right of the hotel with Hungry Jacks takeway - fast food eateries if you prefer.
Breakfast was great value and included in our room charge.
The bedroom was on the small size but clean,comfortable . Only complaint was the fridge was too warm and could not make cooler!
Excellent conceirge service.
Attractions:
Singapore Zoo taxi SGD 26 and a must to visit with or without children but can get very busy so try and arrive early and plan your day around the special attractions as will get very crowded.Highly recommend that you include tram ride with entry ticket and use this to tour the zoo in its entirety then get on off at speciifc sights as simply too hot and hilly to walk around. The elephant show is a MUST!
If you have toddlers or young children then remember to take bathers as there is a kids world with pool/water entertainment and they will simply enjoy this towards the end of day enabling parents to rest their tired legs.
Chili Crab go to the NO SIGNBOARD RESTUARANT that is the name of restuarant weird I know but several are located around Singapore city. Excellent crab..dont forget to ask for a bib though!.
Only disappaonitment are the hawkers eateries off Robinsons Road absolutley terrible satays...poor cuts of meat covered in the hair from basting brush. Ate a few and simply left. If intend to go order prawns and eat inside under shelter. OUr meal was so disgusting! and you are constantly harrassed to purchase hand wipes, BBQ smoke stench blowing in your face.mozzies biting you I would avoid as plenty of other superior alternatives to eat from.

So if I was to return to Singapore would certainly return to Amara. Great value for money!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank liveluvholidays
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TyroneBeironTay, Marketing Communication Manager at Amara Singapore Hotel, responded to this review, September 21, 2009
Thank you for sharing your terrific experience with us, and for your encouraging comments. You can be assured that our staff will be reading your comments to help them all know how much their effort is appreciated, too. We are delighted to read just how well you found yourselves connected around town and even as far as the zoological gardens. This is absolutely true about Singapore's network of transport including the mass rapid transit system which is located right next to hotel. We do look forward to you and your family's return to Singapore, and we will be very happy to receive you all through our doors once more. Safe travel!
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Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2009

We stayed here for 4 nights and used it as a base from which to explore singapore. So lets get the bad thing out of the way first, its not great for food or drink being far to expensive when just over the road are some great local food outlets which give you far better value for money, and which allow you to eat like a local. Well thats it for the bad, the rooms are what you would expect for a hotel of this type and are adequate for all your needs providing your not going to be spending alot of time in them,which we didn't. Remember Singapore is a place to explore and not a place geared up for relaxing around a pool. An MRT station is located a couple of minutes walk from the hotel and all the best places to go are just a few stops away.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank tntcat22
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TyroneBeironTay, Marketing Communication Manager at Amara Singapore Hotel, responded to this review, September 21, 2009
You have it quite right that Singapore is a place to explore and not be too holed up in any room! Food around the area is undoubtedly a real plus which most travellers tend to miss out on. We have tried to highlight that all the glories of old Chinatown and hawker fare is just a walk down the road but the humidity and heat of equatorial Singapore does leave many to prefer the air-conditioned specialty restaurants inside the hotel. These restaurants are a great draw themselves with truly traditional, authentic Asian fare from Vietnam, Thailand and China, for example, and genuinely unavailable elsewhere locally or in the region. So, if you do come back, let our concierge know and we will take you through our list of the eight authentic specialty restaurants and bars that make us unique.
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Additional Information about Amara Singapore Hotel

Property: Amara Singapore Hotel
Address: 165 Tanjong Pagar Road Amara Singapore, Singapore 088539, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#29 Spa Hotel in Singapore
#48 Business Hotel in Singapore
#61 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
#70 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Amara Singapore Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 392
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amara Singapore is conveniently located within a few minutes' walk to Tanjong Pagar MRT station, in the heart of Central Business District. This business hotel is a short stroll to the quaint historical Chinatown and just minutes away from Singapore's new integrated resorts at Marina Bay and Sentosa Island. Singapore's famed Orchard Road shopping district is easily accessible within 10 minutes. The hotel's 392 rooms are designed in a minimalist concept complemented by facilities to pamper both business and leisure guests. Our column-free Grand Ballroom with a 500 auditorium seating capacity as well as four function rooms can be customized for events of all scales, from banquets and corporate events to meetings and exhibitions. ... more   less 
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