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Gloomy but well sized rooms

25 Bencoolen St T: 6338 1866 F: 6338 1330

The Strand

Our rating:
3.5 stars, based on 1 expert review

The Strand is a bit of a grand old dame as far as Bencoolen Street goes, with its obvious advantage being that rooms are considerably bigger than the shoeboxes at some neighbouring hotels.

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The trade-off is some terribly gloomy decor, but if you can get beyond the superficial the rooms have decent sized, comfy beds, a sitting area and good bathrooms -- with a tub. Ask for a room on a high floor and to the rear of the hotel to enjoy a quieter evening. The Strand will especially appeal to big families who don't want to split up because you can keep adding extra beds to their huge family rooms — even seven people is no problem. We'd heard about the service being curt, but compared to the Hotel Bencoolen just up the road, they're uber-friendly here (though to its advantage, the Bencoolen does have a swimming pool). Quoted prices include taxes, service charge and breakfast. The location is towards the southern end of Bencoolen Street, meaning you're about a 15-minute walk from the start of Orchard Road and just 10 minutes from the strip of bars and restaurants on Prinsep Street. The closest SMRT is Bras Basah.

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Last updated on 11th February, 2016.

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The Strand

25 Bencoolen St
T: 6338 1866 F: 6338 1330
Room rates: S$80 to 150

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