Well I used to pay S$180 a night for a family room at the Holiday Inn when my children were younger and wanted to swim and to enjoy the buffet breakfast. On our recent trip I paid S$100 a night for 2 adjoining rooms here, as my children are now into shopping and eating out. The best thing about staying here is the location. On one side, you have Mahkota Parade, and on the other side, about 10 minutes away by foot, you have Jonker Street. If you are travelling with family and like to have adjoining rooms, they will be able to accommodate that request because many of the rooms are adjoined. There is also a covered multi-storey car park at the back of the hotel (between the hotel and Mahkota Parade), which is complimentary for hotel guests.
However the rooms are small and does not have much space for large pieces of luggage. They only have showers (and not tubs) in the toilets and you cannot party in it. The doors connecting the adjoining units are quite heavy and you will need good door stoppers to keep the doors opened. Wifi in the rooms are either "fair" or "poor". There is a side board for coffee and the kettle but not a table for writing. If you are driving, you should note that you cannot enter the car park from the main entrance, which is actually an "exit" for cars. Go to the end of the block, and after the pass the "Upin and Ipin" restaurant, you will find the entrance to the car park on your right. However, the entrance to Mahkota Parade is also situated at the same place, so make sure you take the entrance to the right rather than to the left (which is for Mahkota Parade). If there is a queue of cars, and if you were to overtake on the left, you may find yourself forced into the entrance for Mahkota Parade rather than for the hotel. There is a rather nice cake shop (La Ho Pastisserie) located opposite the hotel in the Plaza. It's quiet because it is new but the cakes are worth trying. So, in short, if you want luxury, go elsewhere. If you want to save on cost, this is an option worth considering.
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