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Mayo Inn
Ranked #181 of 312 Hotels in Singapore
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Room not properly cleaned”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

My experience with Mayo Inn matches most of my expectations from reading TripAdvisor, except for cleanliness of the room which I want to highlight. There were quite a number of big dark spots / stains on the carpet, and as advised by previous reviewers, the coffee cups were not washed at all after room servicing. They were simply dried and turned upside down for you.

Other aspects of the hotel matches with what you can expect from reading reviews here: 10-minute walk to Bugis MRT, friendly staff, noisy environment, small rooms, out-of-service elevator.

I picked Mayo Inn because it was hard for me to locate a budget hotel that offers 3-people family room configuration. Otherwise, there is no reason why I should not opt for other budget hotel options in town.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2013

It didn't take me long to realise that it's very difficult to find a reasonably priced and still good hotel room in Singapore. Especially for a single traveller, as 1 or 2 guests tend to pay the same for a room with a queen size bed.
Luckily I found Mayo Inn, which was just what I was looking for. Modern rooms, clean and comfortable. Excellent location, a short walk from the Bugis station which takes you straight to/from the airport. And when it comes to the price cheap enough.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ventura, California
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Finding a reasonably affordable place in Singapore is quite a job! But we were happy with the Mayo Inn. We found it to be modern and clean and we loved the aircon! We were there in Oct. and the weather was warm, as always. The location is really convenient, on the edge of Little India but there are food stalls and a shopping mall about 1/4 mile away and then Indian shopping and food about 1/4 mile away in the opposite direction. Walking is our favorite thing to do but the MRT was also convenient - 2 different lines were just a short walk away. Funny that the elevator was not working when we stayed in October 2012 and I see that in January 2013 it is still not working. Hmmmm..........is it really an elevator or just an elevator door?

Room Tip: Ask what floor your room is on and if the elevator is working. The concrete stairway has no air con...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2013

My wife and I stayed three nights at the Mayo Inn in January 2013. Finding a reasonably priced mid-range hotel in Singapore is almost impossible. Fortunately, the Mayo Inn is one such hotel. It is located on the edge of Little India, a 5 minute walk from the Bugis MRT. We booked the top floor (4th floor) Roof Terrace Room with the large balcony. Although the room itself was a bit small, the full length windows on one side with views of the city compensated for the lack of space. The staff was very friendly, the bathroom was spacious, and the balcony was roomy. There were two downsides to our stay. First, the wifi was so weak, our iPad Mini was unable to connect although a laptop connected ok. Second, the elevator was not running during our stay so we got plenty of exercise traversing four flights of stairs.

Pros:
- friendly and helpful staff
- Roof Terrace Room has a wall of full length windows overlooking the city
- spacious bathroom
- 5 minute walk to Bugis MRT and large, modern, air conditioned mall with variety of eating places
- mini fridge for keeping bottled water chilled

Cons:
- room a bit cramped
- weak wifi
- elevator not running
- no breakfast
- since room is small, not much table space to lay items

Room Tip: The Roof Terrace Room is on the top floor, has a large balcony and full length windows, and has view...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kota Kinabalu
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2013

SGD100 doesn't get you very far with Singapore hotels unfortunately. I've stayed in several over the years and they tend to have tiny rooms, decorated 20 years ago and smell like your grandma's house. Mayo Inn is a cut above the rest of the 'budget' hotels and is modern, clean and conveniently located near to Sim Lim and little India. The staff were friendly, efficient and knowledgable. Not the norm in this price bracket in Singapore. Rooms are still small and basic but that's what 100 Sing dollars buys. Great for a one night stop over or budget business trip.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2013

At the time we booked a family room for January it seemed to be a good deal as no one was offering any specials. It is well located right in Little India and only 5 minutes from Bugis MRT. However the room turned out to be much smaller than in the pictures and was very basic for the price we paid. It was also a bit noisy as our room was on Jalan Besar Rd. It was clean and still OK for an overnight stay, the staff were friendly and the location is great.

Room Tip: Avoid the Jalan Besar side if possible
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I stayed at Mayo Inn from 24-26 Jan. Coincidently at that time, the lift was shutdown because there were constructions going on. It was tough for me and hubby to carry our luggage and 1 year old baby up the stairs to our room (3rd Floor). We took the deluxe room, so the room was big and the toilet was big as well. Lots of cupboard space to put your things.
However on the last day, when we were packing to check out, at 12:15 noon someone knocked on the door. When we opened it was Miss Wee (the receptionist) with this angry look on her face as if we had done something wrong. While pointing at her watch, she angrily told us it's 12:15 and we needed to check out as soon as possible. We were only 15 minutes late. She could use some manners in dealing with hotel guests, as the way she talks is rough and as singaporeans call it "kiasu"

Mayo Inn please employ better receptionists, like Yati or Ana/Ann not some old lady with bad manners. I guess because of this experience, I'm not coming here anymore.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Mayo Inn
Address: 9 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208786, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Little India
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #181 of 312 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An economy Hotel with 22 rooms in a 4-storey conservation building on the fringe of the Little India Historical Conservation Area. Close to local eatries and restaurants. A short walk to Rapid Train stations leading to many tourist attractions. ... more   less 
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