Can someone recommend a nice guesthouse/appartment/hotel with large and clean rooms. we are a couple and are planning to stay for 4 night in early December for general tourist stuff...
I have the following wishes/requirements:
- free wifi in room
- quiet in the room
- non smoking
- not in the red light district
- family friendly
- "near" MRT
Our budget is aroung 80 Singapore dollars...
Thanks for your help and time in advance
#1 JamesATaber has been a member since 5/5/2010. Posts: 7
pardon me if you are offended. SGD 80 isn't much in Singapore. To have a decent stay you gotta splash out at least SGD 180/night. Even the Hotel 81 in Bendemeer street (Backpacker hotel) need 129/night and this we consider a "LOVE" hotel.
Your wishes/requirements aren't a problem looking for that particular rooms you want, but your budget will not have what you want.
I am absolutely not offended. Its my fault that I didn't check the hotel prices before I posted the questions here.
If we increase the budget to SGD 200 any recommendations?
#3 JamesATaber has been a member since 5/5/2010. Posts: 7
preferably something with nice and big rooms...
#4 JamesATaber has been a member since 5/5/2010. Posts: 7
Husun is right -- $80 doesn't go far in Singapore. It would get you a double room with a shared bathroom at one of the backpacker places, or a budget hotel room outside the city centre like the Value Hotel, Balestier -- http://www.valuehotel.com.sg/ -- which is pretty modern, but tiny rooms.
The Hotel Ibis is quite new, downtown near a few MRT stations, and definitely has free WiFi. It's a big hotel so I can't say how quiet it is, though.... on weekends prices go way up, but on weekdays you can usually get a good rate under $200 SGD -- http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-6657-ibis-singapore-on-bencoolen/index.shtml
The Albert Court hotel is a nice place, but I think they want $$ for WiFi unless you book a package that includes it -- advance booking rates are from $160 SGD -- http://www.albertcourt.com.sg/
If you don't mind a homey environment, the Waterloo Hostel has big rooms and a great location that somehow manages to be both right downtown and quiet/peaceful. Prices are great for Singapore (from $90 SGD for a double room with attached bath) and they'll probably give you an additional discount for a multi-night stay, but it's not the most modern place -- small TV, older building, etc. http://www.waterloohostel.com.sg/
There's also the YMCA International House which is pretty good. Rack rates are high, but they usually have a promotion that makes a double room around $150. http://www.ymcaih.com.sg
Ohh great, thanks to all for their help and time
#7 JamesATaber has been a member since 5/5/2010. Posts: 7
I found Victoria Hotel to be very good - quiet, clean, free Wifi/internet, close to MRT, near a local (cheap) food market as well as close to more upmarket restaurants. I would definitely stay here again.
Rooms are going for $119/night on this website (http://www.agoda.com/asia/singapore/singapore/victoria_hotel.html#info) although I would pick a hotel, then search the various accom booking websites to find a cheaper rate.