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Grand Pacific Hotel
Ranked #124 of 316 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed July 14, 2007

I was booked in to this hotel through the Singapore Airlines Stopover deal, and was expecting to be given a small and poky room. Instead I got a big room that was clean and comfortable, with a big bathroom that included a bath. The airconditioning was extremely effective, the staff very friendly and the location very convenient. Taxi fares were about $5 to Tangs or Takashimaya department stores. Its a short enough distance to walk but was too hot for me!

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled solo
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10  Thank stingray_barb
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Reviewed June 6, 2007

We booked 3 nights in this hotel on the SINGAPORE AIRLINES stopover program. At 54 euros a night, it was a fair deal.
As included Minibus transfer stopped at several other hotels before ours, it took some time to reach the ALLSON. So we opted for the MRT back to the airport a few days later, twice as fast and at a mere 1,80 SGD (0,95 EUR).
Very well situated on Victoria st, midway between BUGIS and CITY HALL stations. Almost every place was within walking distance.
To our european standard, it was a good 3 stars. With as usual singaporean efficiency. Room was comfortable, well appointed and clean.
Nothing to love, or to dislike ; a very well situated hotel at reasonable price.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled with family
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14  Thank BEEPfromPARIS
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Reviewed May 1, 2007

Easy access to MRT, local food & fruit. Small room but it had everything that met my requirement - CLEAN. Very nice housekeeper, friendly receptionist & concierge. I will stay at this hotel on my next visit to Singapore. Forgot to mention - if you have a late flight, this hotel will allow you take a shower before you go to the airport eventhough you already checkout.

Hotel was booked through asiabesthotel.com

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled with family
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10  Thank punchhard
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Reviewed April 27, 2007

We stayed in the Allson Hotel in Singapore for 4 days at the end of our 10 day honeymoon. We had just come from 6 days in Kuala Lumpur - two completely different cities!

The Allson is a very well appointed hotel, slightly older decor, but well maintained. Lots of dark wooden panelling and features which looks quite nice against the crisp white sheets and the red carpet. The room we had was quite small and we only had a view of the street behind the hotel. The pool area looked quite lovely, however not convenient to get to (down to the 3rd or 4th floor, down the corridor past the other rooms, out the door, down some steep spiral stairs and then to the pool). We spent most of our time outside walking around town to be bothered by the confinement of the rooms.

The service was friendly expecially from the gents at the Concierge desk. Manu was a very friendly man who offered some wonderful local knowledge. We dined at Equinox on the 71st floor of the Swissotel at his recommendation. An amazing view (not revolving), delicious food, however very expensive. We had a full 3 course meal with wine and coffee and it was $530SGD.

I would recommend that you visit Singapore Zoo - like no other zoo I've seen. No fences, just deep trenches filled with water separate you and the animals. Just gorgeous. The Night Safari was good, but so dark you can't see much. Still, an exciting experience to be that close to such amazing animals.

We did High Tea at Raffles which was stunning! However, do not eat a big breakfast/lunch or plan a large dinner - there is so much food and so much more than just cucumber sandwiches and scones. The food was spectacular and it just kept coming. We were there for 3 hours and were stuffed full.

We also had Singapore Slings/G&T's at the Long Bar of Raffles. A wonderful experience to just sit back and sip on a drink, eat some peanuts and discuss the day. Take a walk through the entire Civic District (Raffles and the Allson are in it) as it has beautiful old world charm.

To get around town I advise you use the clean and efficient service provided by the train system. On time, cheap and regular services ensure you can get where you want with the least amount of fuss.

Boat Quay is a must with a fantastic variety of restaurants. Don't stop at the first one you find, some of the better ones are in towards the middle. Also try to do a boat ride on the river at night. Suntec City is pretty amazing to walk around as is Chinatown. Go to Chinatown in the late afternoon to get its full benefit. Orchard Rd is great if you want to shop - very westernised shopping district with all the big brand names you would expect in Sydney/Melbourne/London/LA etc. Not really what I came to Singapore for, although we did get 2 suits made for my husband from Christian Armani which is in Scott's Mall off Orchard Road. Very well made and excellent service - about 1/2 the price we would have paid in Australia.

Overall, we had a magnificent time in Singapore, not long enough though. The Allson Hotel provided us with a good, clean hotel which was very accommodating and so close to everything it made the whole trip worthwhile. I would highly recommend this hotel for those who don't mind a smaller room and who will be spending a lot of time out sight seeing.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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19  Thank kfraser82
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Reviewed April 11, 2007

We stay here for 3 nights and this has been a pleasant experience. The room is clean and tidy with Chinese furniture. The view is ok. The service is quick and nice but the "hardware" can be improved: like providing slippers. The location is very nice, near to Bugis MRT station and Orchard road.

Actually, I want to look for books in Singapore. There are big bookstores just located on the opposite side of the road! There is a big National library too.

Will stay here next time, but deluxe room is suggested.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled with family
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8  Thank norton88
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Reviewed April 1, 2007

stayed here for one week no complaints,nice and central nearest mrt station five minutes walk lot's of food outlets nearby,nice comfortable room and good hot working shower,special mention for the concierge had an evening flight and they stored luggage no hastle and pre ordered a taxi to take me to the airport which arrived bang on time.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled solo
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13  Thank clandite
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Reviewed February 15, 2007

I stayed at the Allson for 2 nights with my family on the way to Australia. The rooms were clean and the beds big and comfortable (my 8-yr-old daughter could sleep comfortably with my wife). The bathroom was spotless and looked new. The buffet breakfast was very good, they even had Japanese food (miso, tofu etc). The reception staff as well as the concierge were very helpful. I left a bag in a taxi and the concierge managed to locate the taxi and get my bag back. The pool was nice and clean. There's a food court and a Seven-Eleven right next door. The hotel is in the city centre and within walking distance to Little India. The bus stop to Chinatown is opposite the hotel.

Peter, Brisbane, Australia

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled with family
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8  Thank briztraveller
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Address: 101 Victoria Street Hotel Grand Pacific, Singapore 188018, Singapore (Formerly Allson Hotel Singapore)
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#79 Business Hotel in Singapore
Price Range: $110 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Pacific Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sixteen-story Hotel situated in the heart of business district, shopping & entertainment centre. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Allson Hotel Singapore
Singapore Allson Hotel
Allson Singapore
Grand Pacific Hotel Singapore

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