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“Disappointing lack of advertised facilities”
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Hotel 1929
Ranked #125 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“Disappointing lack of advertised facilities”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

"Deluxe" room size is adequate for Singapore, but there is extremely limited storage and the room had only 3 clothes hangers for 2 people to share, for 4 nights this is just not enough.
The double bed was pushed into a corner making it awkward for one of us to get into bed.
Shower cubicle made good use of the space, but the water stayed warm for very limited time, meaning one of had to wait for it to get hot again.
One of the major reasons we chose to book this hotel was the advertised roof garden/terrace with hot tub - thinking it would be a good place to relax at the end of a hard days sightseeing! We didn't get the opportunity to test this - it was unavailable, something we were not told until we asked how to get to it. As we booked and paid for this stay several months in advance we were very disappointed not to be advised prior to our arrival that this facility had been withdrawn. Surely we should have been given the opportunity to cancel our booking
or been offered alternative accommodation that provided the outside space this hotel continues to erroneously advertise.
Cooked breakfast was ok but sameish, orange "juice" is concentrate mixed with water and there was a very limited selection of cereal, but the coffee is good.
Bed linen of good quality, bedroom clean, mini-fridge topped up with water on a daily basis.
Room was noisy at times, but it is in Chinatown so it comes with the territory to a certain extent, however, cleaning staff do clattering around from 7ish.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, April 11, 2012
Greetings from Hotel 1929,

Thank you for the feedback. We are disappointed that we didn't meet your expectations during your stay with us. Housed in a conservations building, most of our rooms are indeed rather compact. We have designed it to the best of our ability, having fit the basic essentials required by modern travellers.

As for the outdoor Jacuzzi, we have amended all the necessary web portals to inform guests of this closure. It is presently undergoing a major renovation as we're revamping it into an open-air R&R area.

We have taken note of your feedback regarding breakfast and rest assured, it has been relayed to the breakfast team.

Alternatively, we also do have another sister hotel, New Majestic Hotel, on the next street which might provide a more viable option for your future stay. We hope that you would allow us the opportunity to welcome you back and impress you with our commitment to improve.

Best regards,
Mae Noor
Marketing Communications Manager
Unlisted Collection: Singapore
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 27, 2012

I stayed there 4 nights in March 2012. Reception was excellent. very friendly in all manners. Breadfast is good but much better if selection choice expanded. Rooms are small but well organized. Need to improve or change the house keeping staff. My room was not cleaned for two days untill i informed the reception. Ideal for business / Solo or couples.

Room Tip: Do not book a room facing Keong Saik Road which are two noisy
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, April 11, 2012
Warm hellos from the team at Hotel 1929!

Thank you for your kind compliments and review. Your feedback on our housekeeping staff is well noted and we are taking steps to ensure that such occurrences would not happen in the future. We are constantly looking to improve our services and your feedback is extremely important to us.

With that, thank you once again and we hope to see you back soon so we may be of service to you once again.

Best regards,
Mae Noor
Marketing Communications Manager
Unlisted Collection: Singapore
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2012

We stayed one night at the end of February 2012, and unfortunately were assigned an extremely tiny room at the front of the hotel. The queen-sized bed was pushed up against the wall so that one person had to climb onto the bed before the 2nd person could get into bed. The room was extremely noisy as well. Anyone booking into this hotel would be well-advised to check the room size at the time of booking, and also to request a room that does NOT face Keong Saik Road.

The room was very cute and the use of space was delightful. But it would have been better suited to a solo traveler. On the plus side, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the included breakfast was very good, and the hotel is situated very conveniently for easy exploration of the surroundings.

Room Tip: Avoid fooms facing Keong Saik Road - very noisy.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, April 11, 2012
Dear TSmith48,

Greetings from Hotel 1929 and thank you for your review. Our rooms are indeed compact, housed in a conservations shop house. We have however taken care to fit all the basic & modern neccesities in each room, configured to the best of our ability.

Being in Chinatown, the streets can be a little bustling at night and we would be glad to offer and assist with a room change should we have availabilities facing the back lane.

We're pleased that you're happy with the service rendered as well as the surrounding area, and hope to welcome you back so we may be of service to you once again.

Best regards,
Mae Noor
Marketing Communications Manager
Unlisted Collection: Singapore
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2012

Yes the rooms are small, but what a great place to stay. The rooms are well appointed and functional. The breakfast is very tasty and the staff provide good service. Hotel1929 is in a great location for catching the metro and exploring the rest of Singapore.

Will be back in the future, much better than a bland corporate chain hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Dear jimboe89, warm hellos from us at Hotel 1929!

Thank you for your generous compliments, we appreciate it. We're also pleased that you had a thoroughly enjoyable experience with us at the hotel as well as exploring the city. We would like to recommend our sister property, the Wanderlust located in Little India should you be back next time for another round of Unlisted Collection's hospitality.

Till then, safe travels and see you back soon!

Best regards,
Mae Noor
Marketing Communications Manager
Unlisted Collection: Singapore
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2012

The rooms are really small, which makes it quite hard to be 2 in the room. Location is really great which makes it a perfect hotel for single travellers wanted to spend time visiting Singapore.
Rooms are clean. Breakfast is included but cousl be much better.1 sausage and fried eggs, is a bit small choice for me.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Dear LionelDubai,

Greetings from Hotel 1929! Thank you for your feedback. Space is indeed a little tight seeing that we're housed in a conservations shop house. Perhaps you would like to check out our sister property, the New Majestic Hotel just one street away in Chinatown where the rooms are much bigger and facilities includes a gym and a pool.

Your note on breakfast have been relayed to the restaurant team as well. Rest assured, we are committed to ensuring that our guests have the utmost pleasant stay and strive to improve ourselves at all times.

Meantime, safe travels and we hope to have you back with us again soon!

Best regards,
Mae Noor
Marketing Communications Manager
Unlisted Collection: Singapore
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International Traveller
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Excellent location in Chinatown, rooms a little small but service and cleanliness exceptional. Very comfortable, better than staying in a major chain.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank Rino B
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Hello from the team at Hotel 1929!

Thank you for taking the time to drop us a line here. We appreciate your kind compliments and are pleased that you enjoyed your time at the hotel and the surrounding Chinatown area.

Meanwhile, take care and safe travels!

Cheers!
Mae Noor
Marketing Communications Manager
Unlisted Collection: Singapore
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2012

This place is great if you have just a short break in Singapore and particularly if you are traveling solo. The location in Chinatown feels more authentic than Orchard Rd and there's plenty to do around here (Chinese heritage centre, night markets, massage and spa). While I like the concept of Hotel 1929 and I'm very comfortable in a compact room, it did seem overpriced at $150 per night. The breakfast buffet was very ordinary indeed - far too limited for both western and Asian guests. Also the staff made plenty of noise cleaning at 7am on a Sunday morning which was a shame. Consider this place if you're on a stopover and you can get a good price only. It's about 5 minute walk from the train station and the train to the airport takes about 45-55 minutes.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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2 Thank pv_3181
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Warm greetings from Hotel 1929,

Thank you for the constructive feedback. Housed in a conservations building, our rooms are indeed on the smaller side. The rate which starts from SGD 168 ++ includes breakfast for 2, complimentary mini bar, wifi and local calls. We hope this clarifies. Your note on the noise made by the cleaning staff in the early morning is well noted and we've advised the team accordingly.

Meantime, we hope that you would allow us the opportunity to welcome you back and impress you with our commitment to improve.

Best regards,
Mae Noor
Marketing Communications Manager
Unlisted Collection: Singapore
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Property: Hotel 1929
Address: 50 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089154, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #125 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel 1929 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a city incandescent with modernity, in a town jiving with culture and on a street steeped in history, Hotel 1929 beckons with a whimsical mix of old world architecture and a nouveau chic interior.The hotel consists of fiver conservation shop-houses built in 1929, and features 32 individually designed rooms decked in a mix of classic designer and retro vintage furniture. 1929 is conveniently located near the Chinatown MRT station, a short walk away from the buzzing clubs and restaurants located at Club Street, and a 5 minute taxi ride from the heart of the business district. ... more   less 
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