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“Buffet at Cafe Lodge”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Fort Canning Lodge

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Fort Canning Lodge
Ranked #154 of 306 Hotels in Singapore
1 review
“Buffet at Cafe Lodge”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

My staycation at YWCA started on Hari Raya. The room was fair but the location was amazing. What made my whole staycation amazing was the food at the cafe lodge. The cafe lodge is just a bright and clean canteen style dining area. From the outlook, I would not expect much from the buffet lunch spread.
With a pricing of $28 per pax, the spread of the buffet was amazing. From the thick and tender stingray in sambal chilli to the fragrance of the fried carrot cake prepared by the chef on the spot, all the dishes tantalise my tastebuds to reach for more.When I eventually worked my way to the dessert corner, the 'Q'ness of the nonya kuey and my favourite mix of rich brownie with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream ended my meal with a blast.
Safe to say, YWCA will not see the last of me and I am looking forward to the next time I come for their buffet lunch.

  • Stayed August 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Conveniently located in the central of Singapore, I went to try out its restaurant local buffet lunch with a group friends through recommendation.

I was suprised by the variety of local cruisines, desserts and cold dishes (salmon sashimi, cold prawns,etc.) offered in store which I thought was pretty valuable. I went with 2 of my friends and we paid a total of about S$66 (Thankfully they have a 2 Diners + 1 Free promotion which valids even on weekend).

The Head Chef of the restuarant, Mr. Adrian Sim, is a young humble man who constantly walks around the restaurant to ensure there's sufficient food and mingle with all his guests. I was pretty lucky to have a small talk with him while he makes a local dish for me.

He mentioned that because Singapore is such a food paradise, he has to constantly introduce new dishes to the food menu so I guess it's you can expect different must-try local dish from time to time.

Conclusion: A place to consider if you're looking for a variety of local food with limited stomach space.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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NpjBnk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

i was in singapore from12-16 for a training workshop and our accommodation was fixed in this hotel. I thought as a budget hotel it will be be just 'Okay type' but it was really a surprise to see the very clean and comfortable room with TV, walk in closet, safe box and a small minibar..... the room was of good size while the bathroom was small but fully functional....hot water and good water pressure all day round. Breakfast was good in the first day but everyday it was the same so I rate breakfast above average. Lobby is big having a souvenir shop and internet at one corner, but it lacks furnitures only one long and two short cauches and one centre table......... lobby is very simple in decoration...staffs are generally friendly..check in was swift so was check out.....Smoking is not allowed at all inside the hotel.... Swimming pool is at third storey but did not see many people going there...
Location is great Dhoby Ghaut MRT is just 5 mins walk, orchrd road across the road, park mall is just beisde and some other attarctions in just walking distance..
It is not so cheap in comparison to hotels in/near Mustafa centre but for good facilities in budget I recommned this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Buddina, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stayed here for four nights with my Family at the beginning of August. Definately recommend this place as it's well located in central Singapore and compared to your average cost of accommodation in the city, it's a real bargain.
Rooms were better than expected- it was a family room with four single beds- in a reasonably sized room. Air conditioning was a bit iffy..could have been a little colder, but otherwise the room was fine. Good bathroom and a tv if you wanted to watch it.
Breakfast was a buffet affair and was ok. No great cuisine really, but good enough to start the day.
The pool was fine, even though most days part of it was closed off for swimming lessons. Can't say that this impacted on us at all. Not many other guests appeared to use the pool, so we spent an hour there most days.
The staff there were friendly and helpful. We stayed later on our last day and were able to use the Lodge's facilities and store luggage without any dramas or hassle.
Overall, a good place to stay if you want to be close to central Singapore for a few days.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Taguig City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

My friend and I stayed at Fort Canning Lodge for 2 nights and it was very convenient.

You just have to go through the Park Mall and cross the street and you're already at Dhoby Ghaut station. I would definitely recommend it if you're planning on exploring Singapore on your own or mainly via MRT. It's also ideal if you're planning to do a night out since it's very near the city central, it won't cost you an arm and a leg for the taxi fare.

The rooms were very spacious than expected and came with amenities one would expect from a hotel - hairdryer, toiletries, a minibar and cable television. Guests can also use the pool but since it's part of the YWCA complex, there are swimming lessons on weekends so one has to check the schedule.

It's definitely a comfortable sleep after a tiring day of exploring the city. And the deal I got for Agoda came with buffet breakfast too. The food was decent enough but I don't think it changes everyday, so it's only an issue if you're planning on staying long.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We liked our stay here. Staff were friendly, the room was good and so was the breakfast. We found the beds comfortable. There is no free wifi here but at less $10/hr did not find it expensive for the small time that we did need it. The lodge is central to most things. We loved exploring Singapore. Walking distance from the train station and lots of shopping centres and of course Fort Canning Park is just across the road.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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dhahran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

The best,great value,big rooms,very clean,good breakfast selection,handy too transport,the park ,Clark Quay.Would definitely stay there again.Water is not complimentary,they don't tell you till you are checking out

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Fort Canning Lodge
Address: 6 Fort Canning Road Young Women Christian Association Hostels, Singapore 179494, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #154 of 306 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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