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“Good family hotel!”
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YMCA One Orchard
Ranked #21 of 230 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Jakarta
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good family hotel!”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

We stayed in a room with 3 beds for 3 nights, room size is decent and clean. Breakfast is good, their nasi lemak is great. Location is great, a walk to Dhoby Ghaut MRT. Just avoid the rooms in the 8th floor the directly below the pool, the machine for the pool is noisy. For the price you get more than you can get everywhere else in Singapore.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

We stayed in a family room with extra bed for 9 nights in October 2011. Note this means you get a queen bed and two single beds total. It was small but what you would expect in a hostel with ensuite. Interestingly the shower was lukewarm for the first two days - solution don't turn the tap on fully and you get hot water and still have plenty of it. They give you toiletries and a bar fridge with mugs/glasses. But you need to get your own coffee, etc. There is a laundry service but we used Splendid Laundry in Selegie Street near the Cold storage supermarket (also recommended). It was total $25 for a huge garbage bag of washing all done and folded within the day and they open until late too. You can do your own at Splendid but we preferred to spend our time sightseeing.

The hostel is within walking distance to many attractions (Fort Canning, Museaum, Orchard Street, Raffles,etc). There is a bus stop out the front and a 5 minute walk to Dhoby Ghaut platform on the train system (very cheap).

The breakfast is included and is basic but sufficient. Only missing bacon but there was ham.

Rooms were cleaned every day and sheets changed. The staff came to really like our two blonde girls and made them feel welcome. We used the pool on the roof which is heated.

The staff happily stored our luggage on the final day. Only disappointment was not getting to use the sidewalk cafe which is opening.

We ate at the hotel one night and it was quite OK. However, strongly recommed Mr Bean's 24hr cafe where the food and service was excellent and our girls treated like princesses!

We would stay again for the price!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Manila
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2011

We stayed at the YMCAIH at One Orchard Road for 4 days. It was our first time at this hostel and we had a very lovely stay. The rooms were clean, comfortable and have the basic necessities that you would usually find in hotels. The location was superb - just across the train station, and near the malls, university and museum. Breakfast was simple but filling. It can be a bit crowded in the food hall if the place is fully booked so it's advisable to have your breakfast early.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2011

We booked directly from the website and the response was prompt and courteous. The room was also much better then expected. Check-in was fast and with smiles. We were located to the 8th floor, room was reasonably spacious, clean and was a comfy place. Front Desk staff were friendly not robotic like some 5 stars hotels. Particular like to thank the front desk receptionist Charmine and Gary were very helpful and friendly to us during our stay. Breakfast was adequate and came with a good view when eaten on the cafe balcony.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Puerto Morelos
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2011

We only had 2 days in Singapore this month and found the location of the YMCA a huge asset, all public transport right at the doorstep, at the back door taxis were easy to get (helpful security) , walk across the (crazy) road to great fun shopping centres, next door to the Singapore History Museum - really cool installation on the history of Singapore (go see it) . We had a room with 2 beds on the 8th floor (lift lobby was freezing), the room looks like it had recently been given a bit of paint and had its cracks filled, the beds were comfy and clean, the bathroom functional (shower pressure poor). TV and aircon worked well. I used the gym twice all to myself. Breakfast plentiful, fresh and ordinary, staff lovely. Front desk staff a bit grumpy and not helpful (overworked?). Rate was SIN135 plus 17% taxes and that is very reasonable for Singapore which has become quite expensive!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Rome
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2011

We stayed twice at YMCA Orchard Rd and it's our fist choice place when we're in Singapore. Location is great, just a few steps from anything you may need (MRT subway, shopping malls, foodcourts). Great swimming pool on rooftop terrace. Don't expect luxury, but comfy and very clean rooms, with fully equipped bathroom. Family rooms are not that huge, but with enough space for four (2 adults travelling with 2 teenager kids). Free internet is also available and an excellent breakfast is included. Recommended.

Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2011

I would not have selected this hotel myself (in most countries the Y does not have a very good reputation for quality) but was asked to do so by a client.

All in all, I was quite surprised at the quality of the hotel, the location, and the friendliness of the staff. The room is quite big - on par with a mid-level Holiday Inn with a fridge, ample free water bottles, clean, and good airco. I didn't much care for the pillows and the shower pressure - but does are fairly minor gripes. Wifi worked well and was free. The breakfast was nothing to write home about - a reasonable spread and very friendly servers - but mediocre for Singapore standards.

If you get a good deal it is worth considering - but you might be able to get something better for just a few $ more.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Property: YMCA One Orchard
Address: 1 Orchard Road Ymca, Singapore 238824, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #21 of 230 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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Hotel Class:3 star — YMCA One Orchard 3*
Number of rooms: 111
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