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“Great Location, Ok for budget hotel”
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Fort Canning Lodge
Ranked #156 of 312 Hotels in Singapore
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Great Location, Ok for budget hotel”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

I booked 2 rooms and stayed here for 3 nights. Clean, spacey and we got rooms with great view overlooking Fort Canning Park and Fort Canning Hotel, although the room doesn't have good quality of sound proof. Location near to MRT Dhoby Gaut - interchange station-/bus stop/taxi stand and within walking distance to Orchard. Air cond in one room was too cold, remote control didnt work. Breakfast was ok, but need to give more variety on menu. Pay attention to used tables as they didn't really clean the tables, they only took away the dirty plates and glasses. Check-in was long and it was handled by one staff only while there were big groups checking in at the same time. Rooms were ready after we waited for more than 30 mins. No bottle water as compliment.
You'd also need to say clearly to taxi driver about the name of the hotel and direction, as they often confused it with YMCA.
Helpful assistance for our luggages from Mr. Noordin (staff).

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Stayed here for two nights on the way back from Australia/NZ. As others have said, best feature is it's location - just a few minutes from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, with good connections everywhere, and Orchard Road shopping. And as others have said staff on reception always just seemed a little too busy with computer, paperwork etc to acknowledge you immediately - even if no other guests around. Rooms small, but OK. Fairly constant musty smell in room and communal areas throughout our stay. Wifi expensive. Breakfast was good and plentiful though! For a reasonable price, the hotel will let you checkout late if you have an overnight flight back to UK as we did. For a meal in Singapore you must try Little India - try one of the authentic restaurants in the side streets, queue with indian families as we did. Very good food and very cheap. The Singapore Eye is well worth a visit for the views (and have a hearty snack and a beer at the market-place underneath), and the Changi Jail Museum is very moving (I have a relative who was killed there in 1942-3).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here last year for our honeymoon. We booked with this hotel since we figured out that we would mostly be out of the hotel room. Booking was okay, we only needed to deposit a small reservation amount and is refundable when we cancel. Room was just okay, we had a good view of the hotel's pool. Staff are just okay also. The hotel is also a good walking distance from dhoby ghaut station, you just have to go thorugh park mall. Breakfast was just okay, there was just this white cake pudding like that we didn't like at all.

Overall, this is an okay hotel to stay if you're not exactly staying much at the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Good clean rooms, lots of space, very good breakfast. Note, as this is a YWCA it doesn't have a bar. Very good location with an MRT just behind (accessed through a car park) and great value for what you actually get. I booked this without realising it was a YWCA and then worried it was going to be backpacker central but it really isn't like that at all, its professional, modern and very clean. Good mini bar with specials on too (2 cokes for $5). The bed was firm but my other half likes it like that.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Booked this by mistake, didn't realise it was a YWCA. Only positive things were great handy location and clean rooms.
Surly unhelpful staff who always seemed to have more important things to attend to on the computer. No travel brochures in reception, had to ask for a tourist map and were given a brochure for tours. No suggestions as to what to do or where to go, just vague pointing when asking where things were.
The rooms are not insulated against noise from other guests and we were wakened at 6.30am by a child playing with a ball in the corridor.
Breakfast was included in the room rate, but the cold milk was tepid as was the 'hot' food. The selection wasn't very appealing.
There is nowhere to relax in the lobby or to have a cup of coffee and cake. We spent a lot of time wandering around the city because we couldn't face going back to the Lodge. The internet access is a rip off.
We booked a tour and were advised by a receptionist that it had been confirmed. We were in reception before 8am as advised and waited more than 35 minutes before enquiring with the same person who had confirmed the tour to be told that it had been cancelled. Having been waiting infront of the reception desk for all that time I would have thought it would have been easy enough to tell us.
We arrived in the early hours of the morning after a long haul flight, but if we had arrived in day time we would have forgone the money we paid and found alternative accommodation.
If you are planning just an overnight stopover or just need a bed and will be eating out and sightseeing all day it's fine, but if you prefer your accommodation with some comfort, service and helpful reception staff there are plenty of alternatives in Singapore.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night with our 3 children. As we arrived after 7 at night and were checking out at 7 the next morning we didn't want to pay too much...which is tricky in Singapore when you have a family of 5.
The rooms were basic but clean and ours was spacious. The kids had a quick swim...good pool. Good location...a short walk to shopping centres.
Our only issue was some confusion with the breakfast. As we were checking out early we requested an early breakfast...no problem apparently...so we turned up at 6.30 but instead in the morning we were given a little (unappetising) lunch bag...shame...the breakfast in the restaurant looked okay. Perhaps it was someone new on the desk who was unsure. However the next morning the reception person spent half an hour trying to get us a taxi so we wouldn't miss our connection...just a warning in Singpore the taxis seem to disappear or become in such high demand...he got us one and all good.
I have given it an "average" rating, but if there was a "good" I would do that. This hotel ticked all the boxes for this price and if I were transiting again I would have no hesitation in staying here or even if staying longer with a larger family where cost considerations come into play.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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London
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2013

I have to admit I was a slightly concerned that I discovered that an agent had booked us into a YWCA for a 2 night visit to Singapore. My concerns were unfounded as I found this establishment to be as good as any budget class hotel I have stayed in. My Thai girlfriend, myself and 5 of her nieces and nephews set off to the "Lion City" as a treat for the children because they had done so well at school. We had three ensuite rooms all of which were clean and spacious. Each room had a well stocked mini-bar and toiletries provided. Security was good too with use of a swipe card in the lift to gain access to the relevant floor. Breakfast was provided and although not a great gastronomic feast, I found it perfectly adequate for the day ahead. On our final day in Singapore we arrived back at the YWCA (having earlier checked out and put the bags in storage). Hot and sweaty I was desperate to freshen up before our flight back to Bangkok.. I was allowed to use the gents shower in the swimming pool area on the third floor. Again, facilities were excellent and clean and was even provided with a fresh clean towel. As for the swimming pool, I do not think I have seen such a nice one in any of the many hotels I have stayed at. In relation to location you can't get much better. Minutes away from the Dhoby Ghaut metro station and Orchard Road shopping area. You won't need to exert much energy reaching home each night. Overall, I would say that the Fort Canning Lodge would be a good choice for someone looking for affordable accommodation to stay at in Singapore.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Fort Canning Lodge
Address: 6 Fort Canning Road YWCA, Singapore 179494, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #156 of 312 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fort Canning Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owned and managed by YWCA of Singapore, Fort Canning Lodge is located beside Fort Canning Park, 275 m from Plaza Singapura. It features a swimming pool and air-conditioned non-smoking rooms with cable TV. Guests enjoy free parking. The Lodge is a 5-minute walk from the National Museum and 150 m from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station. Changi International Airport is a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Most rooms offer views of the city, pool or park, and are equipped with a mini fridge and tea/coffee maker. Hot shower facilities and toiletries are provided in the en suite bathrooms. Guests can enjoy a stroll in the park opposite the lodge. Luggage storage facility is provided at the 24-hour front desk. The Coffee House serves a variety of local and Western dishes. A la carte menu options are also available. Dhoby Ghaut is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping, clean streets and convenient public transport. This is our guests' favourite part of Singapore, according to independent reviews ... more   less 
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