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“Great Location but too noisy at night”
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Hotel 1929
Ranked #131 of 319 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed August 16, 2013

I have stayed here a couple of times before and love the location with easy walking distance to China town and the metro Outram Park. there is a lovely hindu temple just a few metres away on the corner which I love to visit. Rooms are tiny but functional and clean. Maybe I noticed it was a little musty. Unfortunately we were there on the eve of a holiday and the road has a lot of bars and restaurants. There was a lot of noise that night which stopped me sleeping until the early morning and would make me think about staying here again.

Room Tip: a room at the back would be quieter
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank KarenL63
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Dear KarenL63,

Greetings from Hotel 1929!
Thank you for your valuable feedback.

With so many exciting restaurants and shops in the neighbourhood, Keong Saik Road is indeed often abuzz with activities. Should there be availability, we would be glad to offer and assist you with a room move to a quieter room facing the back. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay nonetheless, and that you found the hotel’s central location convenient for your travels about Singapore.

We hope you will allow us another opportunity to be of service to you.

Best regards,
Joanna Ortega
Assistant Sales Manager
Unlisted Collection: Singapore

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Hotel 1929 is the best inexpensive boutique hotel. Check-in was done with a flash with friendly staff in the lobby doing their best to put you at ease. As soon as I entered the elevator, what stood out in front of me is the large framed poster featuring many designer chairs of different years from the 1930s (or even earlier) to the beginning of the millennium.

My room was a double with a balcony where you can get more space - yes, the room is pretty small with the bed where you could only get in and out of it on one side. But storage is not a problem as you can put the luggage in the large space under the bed. The balcony doors opening to the mainstreet could be better sound-proof though as the noise from the traffic and the people hanging out on the street in the area, esp. in the evening, can be quite irritating. In any case the bed was quite comfortable with the airconditioing right above you. The remote controls for both the TV and the conditioner worked perfectly. The only thing that is prominently missing from the room is a compact bedside table. Without the table there is nowhere I could rest my wallet and watch next to my bed and it is a bit cumbersome to leave them on the desk across the bed.

If space is not an issue, the stay is highly enjoyable.

Room Tip: Pick a room with a balcony facing the street
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Percy H
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Dear Percy H,

Warm hellos from Hotel 1929!
Thank you for the positive review.

The team at Hotel 1929 strives to create a “home away from home” experience for all our guests, so we are pleased to hear that you were impressed with the team’s friendly and welcoming disposition. Being in a conservation shophouse, we recognize that our rooms are rather petite in size. Perhaps for your next stay, we could have you try our sister property, New Majestic Hotel, which is just on the next street. With bigger rooms and more facilities, you may find it more to your liking.

We look forward to being of service to you again soon!

Best regards,
Joanna Ortega
Assistant Sales Manager
Unlisted Collection: Singapore

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

The hotel is very close to the metro station, so it very easy to use the public transport. It is nice and clean, but the rooms are very small (i think it is very common in almost all the hotels in singapore). It is ok, if you are alone in a double room, but if you are in 2 there is really no space, specially if you are colleagues on a busienss trip. Not to mention that the "bathroom" is a glass cabin, so from the bed you can see someone sitting on the toilet. Definetly not recommended for romantic trips.
I was alone in a double room and it was good enough and big enough for me, the only problem was that my window looked on the back of the building where are all the air condition motors so it was very noisy. The wellness center was closed for renovation (april 2012), i hope they have opened it by now.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank EvaP333
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2013

Dear EvaP333,

Hellos from the Hotel 1929 team!
Thank you for taking time out to write this review.

We are glad that you had a pleasant stay with us. Housed in a conservation shophouse, we recognize that some of our rooms can be rather compact. Perhaps next time, you may like to try our sister property, New Majestic Hotel, which is just one street over. Offering bigger rooms and more facilities, we reckon that you may find it better suited to your preference.

Hotel 1929 underwent a refurbishment earlier this year, and whilst we do not have a wellness centre, we have a lovely patio area for our guests’ enjoyment. We hope to impress you with the changes we have made, and we look forward to having you back soon!

Best regards,
Joanna Ortega
Assistant Sales Manager
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was my 3rd stay at the Hotel 1929.There had been some improvements since my last visit.They now provide water, soft drink and a few snacks in the reception area and these are complimentary.The room corridors have been carpeted and this has reduced the foot traffic noise.
The service is still of a high standard from the reception staff through to housekeeping.
Keep up the good work and I will be back.

Room Tip: Ask for a room non road side if you are a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Dear stretford79,

Greetings from Hotel 1929!
Thank you for your generous support and splendid compliments!

We are thrilled to have had you stay with us yet again, and we are simply delighted to hear that you were impressed with the team’s commitment to service excellence. The hotel underwent refurbishment earlier this year, and we are glad that you appreciated the changes that were made.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best regards,
Joanna Ortega
Assistant Sales Manager
Unlisted Collection: Singapore

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We have stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. And we loved it. The staff is very good. Also, we liked little treats like free soft drinks and busquits were avalible. Rooms have got everything what you expecting to have and breakfast was good too. Nice place in cool location.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Luda K
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Dear Luda K,

Warm greetings from the team at Hotel 1929!
Thank you for your brilliant feedback.

We are thrilled to hear that your recent stay with us was nothing less than perfect. It’s great to note that you loved the complimentary treats and drinks that are provided, and that you especially appreciated the hotel’s central location.

We hope to welcome you back when you are next in Singapore!

Best regards,
Joanna Ortega
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed there only one night, but the hotel itself and the staff made a very good impression.
The front desk consierge is probably the most helpful person in the city;)
Food at the hotel restaurant also quite tasty, but great food is a singapore standard. kopi and kaya tost for breakfast makes the day start smoothly.

will definately stay there when we come back to singapore.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank KonradMuzykiewicz
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Dear KonradMuzykiewicz,

Warm hellos from Hotel 1929!
Thank you for your fantastic review.

We are delighted to hear that you had an awesome short stay with us, and that you were impressed with the team’s welcoming and amiable disposition. We look forward to being of service to you again soon! Till we meet again, safe travels!

Best regards,
Joanna Ortega
Assistant Sales Manager
Unlisted Collection: Singapore

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed for one night and expected small room, so no surprise here. We do like the hotel design, overall room layout and efficient front desk. The bed is surprisingly comfortable, though the room might need better sound proofing to minimize noise from the street (had no effect on us, but might be an issue for some). Location is also perfect close to MRT (purple line, which is rather nice than the always crowded green line) while taxi is almost always easy to find. We did not try the food at the hotel as there are so many nice restaurants/ food stalls around the corner.

Room Tip: Always get room with window
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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UnlistedCollection, Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Dear Olie92,

Hellos from the Hotel 1929 team!
Thank you for your wonderful review.

We are happy that you had a fantastic stay with us, and that you found the hotel’s central location convenient for your travels about Singapore. We hope to have you with us again when you are next in town!

Until then, take care and safe travels!

Best regards,
Joanna Ortega
Assistant Sales Manager
Unlisted Collection: Singapore

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Address: 50 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089154, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #131 of 319 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range: $88 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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