Read the reviews first before deciding with Kam Leng. Check in was fine and was able to get the rooms in no time. Booked the superior room with my hubby and was given the 2nd level. The hotel has a certain vibe of "old meets new". It is charming. It seemed more popular with Caucasian guests and a few asian guests probably depending on the season. Stayed for a week btw.
Inspite of the small rooms, cleanliness was more important to me. The room was kinda small for 2 but the comfy bed and the unique shower compensated it somehow. I also felt the room didn't have enough light so I end up opening the toilet light just to add illumination to the room. The only windows they had were the ones in the toilet so I had to open the toilet during the day just to have air circulation in the room coz it can get a bit congested probably because of its compact size.
They have a small desk table, hair dryer, a hot water kettle, a personal-sized fridge, and 2 bottles of water included (with complimentary tea and coffee, toothbrush and shaving kit). No cabinets to keep your luggages or clothes and just an attached type of wood on the wall where you can hang your clothes on to. If you have big luggages, don't take the superior room coz you won't have enough space to walk on.
Toilet doesn't have a place where you can keep your toiletries so I just had to put my stuff near the windows. Shampoo and shower gels are in a dispenser. I like the rain shower type though. Housekeeping comes everyday but changing of linens and sheets are every other day (they say they're going green). Since we are near the street, it can be a bit noisy at night because of the cars and buses plus the food place just opposite the hotel, it is still tolerable although sometimes the noise can get a bit annoying.
The hotel has a big hawker centre that has a wide range of food stuff that's just on the opposite side of the road (which made me understand why they don't have extra utensils that you can borrow). Not too advisable to take home meals coz it felt so crampy having 2 people sharing on one small table and with one chair. Just eat the food outside to avoid any mess on a small room.
Location is good. There is an opposite bus stop just in front of you that would take you to busy Bugis station which has almost anything you need. Taxis are also easy to find.
Overall, I wouldn't mind booking it again for it was a clean hotel inspite of its compact-sized rooms. I bet you wouldn't be able to find a hotel as clean as this with the same price range around Singapore.
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