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South East Asia Hotel

Old-school bargain

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What we say: 3.5 stars

It takes a certain type of traveller to appreciate an old-school Chinese hotel like the South East Asia Hotel. Set towards the northern end of Waterloo Street, right by Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple and atop a very popular restaurant you're right in the heart of things.

Family-run and pretty long in the tooth, this isn't a place known for creature comforts -- rooms are as compact as they are dated with clunky old air-con units and very well worn carpet, but for the money, in this location, this isn't too bad a deal. Decor is frumpy and the bedding ordinary, but the western bathrooms were ok. Some rooms get more light than others. One point worth considering is the hotel is very close to the temple, and the Hindi temple just beyond, so while there is little traffic noise, there still is a lot going on around here. Reservations are by email and we found the staff to be friendly -- it is all very old school here.

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190 Waterloo St Singapore  T: 6338 2394 F: 6338 3480  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Standard - Double 100 S$ 100 S$
Family room 160 S$ 160 S$ Sleeps four adults
Superior - Double 120 S$ 120 S$

Added to Travelfish on: 11th August, 2007
Last visited or updated on: 22nd November, 2014

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Stuart McDonald co-founded with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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T: 6338 2394 F: 6338 3480

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