Budget rooms since '72
Set towards the eastern end of Orchard Road, Hotel Supreme is tucked away behind some older shopping centres just before you reach Plaza Singapura and within easy walking distance of both Dhoby Ghaut and Somerset SMRT stations.
The location is excellent and surprisingly quiet, and while the Supreme is a veritable fossil by downtown Singapore hotel standards, the rooms are oversized verging on huge, making it great value for money for travelling families who don’t mind the very dated facilities.
The decor here hasn’t changed since the ’70s and the beds are saggy, but if you can put these aside the rooms are a very good size and the Supreme staff keep them spic and span. The family room we were shown would have comfortably slept at least six people with space to spare, so if you’ve got the entire tribe in tow, this is worth considering. All rooms are air-con with attached bathrooms and some thoughtful extras like a kettle are provided.
As long as you’re not expecting four star standards, the Supreme will suffice -- especially for those who want to be close to Orchard Road without paying the premium rates for rooms a third of the size of what you’ll get here (though do shop around online for a discounted rate). If the Supreme is too shabby for your tastes, consider perhaps the Big Hotel over on Middle Road, or, if you have more cash to spend and are looking for somewhere more memorable for the right reasons, Llyod’s Inn is an excellent option.
Address: 15 Kramat Rd
T: 6737 8333; F: 6733 7404
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º50'33.31" E, 1º18'4.77" N
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Room rates: S$150 to 300
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||S$190||S$190|
|Superior double room||S$250||S$250|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org 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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