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Need help to find accomodation in Singapore

Posted by JamesATaber on 30/10/2010 at 16:18

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
- clean
- 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

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Posted by husun on 30/10/2010 at 23:24

Hi James,

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.

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Posted by JamesATaber on 31/10/2010 at 04:19

Hi husin,

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?

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Posted by JamesATaber on 31/10/2010 at 04:22

preferably something with nice and big rooms...

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 31/10/2010 at 12:05 TF writer

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

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Posted by husun on 31/10/2010 at 14:01

James,

if it's SGD200/day you are looking, there are lot's of choice mate. Check out Carlton Hotel. One of my fav .

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Posted by JamesATaber on 1/11/2010 at 21:12

Ohh great, thanks to all for their help and time :)

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Posted by busylizzy on 2/11/2010 at 04:33

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.

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