The hotel looked newly renovated when I visited eight years ago, but it has aged noticeably since then. How old-fashioned is it? No wi fi in the hotel, but coin-op computers near the elevator. Still, the rooms are clean and functional. Those overlooking the pedestrian street out front cost more, while the cheaper rooms are at the back of the hotel. Some of the rooms back there are windowless and therefore a bit claustrophobic.
Breakfast in the vegetarian restaurant downstairs is included in the price -- a simple breakfast of toast and tea/cofee, or a basic Chinese buffet breakfast usually featuring noodles or fried rice, a vegetable, and steamed buns.
The reason to stay here, besides the reasonable (for Singapore) price, is the hotel’s great location. Nearby are a food court, busy temple, department stores, and Bugis shopping bazaar. Main bus routes are nearby, as is Bugis MRT station. For the energetic, destinations like the National Museum and Little India are within walking distance. The hotel staff are helpful in giving directions.
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- 011 65 6845 1000
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- Free Wifi
- Room service