This is the first time I have stayed in a "budget" hotel in Singapore and I am very pleasantly surprised. I decided on the Joo Chiat location as I didn't really want to be in Geylang where most budget hotels are located and for a start very pleased with the location indeed. Lively, clean, restaurants, pubs, shops and the inevitable karaoke bars - but made for a very good mix. Passing taxis readily available and easy access to CBD and airport.
The hotel itself - I arrived very early at 11 am and was checked straight in.Internet wifi free for 2 devices and worked perfectly. Reception bright, clean and efficient. Room, not large, but not tiny either. Standard room had queen sized bed, window overlooking street, good black out curtains, bathroom with shower over tub and basic toiletries. The main thing was the room was very clean, bedding and bed excellent, large LED flat TV and very efficient aircon. Tea, coffee and bottled water provided.
The aircon started leaking overnight and created a small puddle, but as I left for a meeting I reported it, the fault was efficiently and courteously noted and perfectly fixed by my return.
When you don't need a bar, restaurant, pool etc on site, but need a clean and more than functional base, then in my opinion this is it.
Very pleasantly surprised indeed - excellent value and will use again.
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