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Fort Canning Lodge
Ranked #159 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
Bend, Oregon
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“A Great Budget Stay for the Family”
Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We had a difficult time finding a room in Singapore that would house a family of four in one room without having to purchase two rooms. Fortunately we found this hotel and they gave us a room four four with a view of the park. It had air conditioning, a shower and room for all of us.
It's a very clean, well run hotel close to the dhouby ghat MRT station.

Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

I spent 8 days in this hotel for a conference. The hotel is ideally located as the underground is nearby and there is a large shopping mall in the vicinity. The facilities of the hotel are basic. Rooms are reasonably large and clean. What I like most is the wood floor without any carpet. The bed is the best I have ever had in hotel rooms for years, it is simply firm but very comfortable. The restaurant serves standard food with quite a few varieties (local, eastern and western cuisine) but the fact that I had stayed there for 8 days made the food less attractive. There is a pretty nice outdoor swimming pool too. One thing I find most inconvenient is the lack of WiFi service at the lobby. The hotel charges for use of WiFi which is fair enough. But it is quite unbelievable that WiFi service is not available free of charge even at the hotel lobby. I paid for the use of WiFi at a pretty high rate ('cos I had to stay there for 8 days) but at any one time, only one device can be connected with WiFi. So guests need to think twice before choosing this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Ohk on our way to NZ we stopped by for 2 days here. I have to say that our room was quiet big, nice view. Very close to the train station just across from the other side, if you pass through the mall next door. The breakfast was awesome. Dinner on our first night we just walk to the mall next door there's plenty of restaurant at the ground floor .

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Very good hotel. The room was comfortable and nice with generous breakfast that suits all tastes. The location is good and the garden close by is charming.
Be aware that if you aren't YMCA member you will have to pay couple of dollars extra.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Conveniently located. Two minutes from the center but very protected from bruit. Personnel sympathique. Existence a laudrette where everyone can wash, dry and iron its warm linge. Patio which found smokers. Breakfast is varied and ... excellent!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014

The location of this hotel is terrific .MRT accross the road and very close to Orchard Road,10 minute walk to Clarke Quay and very easy to access shopping and many of Singapores tourist attractions .Room was average but clean and well equiped .
Breakfast was ok and if you get there about 0930 they do not refill supplys .
Staff where not friendly and we felt it was take,take at all times .

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Basic and small room, hard beds, reasonable breakfast. Popular with school groups, there were lots of students when we were there. Easy to get to the MRT station through the mall parkade - take the elevator down from the 4th level to the ground floor and cross the street. It is pricey for what it offers, but easy access to transportation and shops makes it a good choice for a short stay in an expensive city.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fort Canning Lodge

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 #159 of 308 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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