Beach Hotel, Singapore: For the Rough and Ready
Had to make a quick visit last June 2008 to attend a booklaunching and the installation of a plaque to mark the Philippine national hero Jose Rizal’s stay in Singapore.
It must have been convention time too since all the old haunts were booked. In the pinch, a friend found us rooms in Beach Hotel at the corner of Beach Rd and Liang Seah St. (We were bringing the books.)
You can find photos of my room in http://rayvisunico.i.ph/photo/v/Photos/Beach+Hotel+Singapore/
Not quite what I’m used to but quite serviceable for the rough and kewl. A Chinese friend of mine referred to it as a Chinese hotel but not quite sure what that means. In the lift, one sultry night, found myself amidst four 6-foot transvestites, dressed to the teeth, glittered and giddy as hell. Sybaritic Singapore?
Great location, walking distance to Bugis Junction Mall, Suntec, National Library and a wide variety of restaurants
Lots of night action
Hot-Air balloon site just around the corner
Not as clean or bright as the hotels I’m used to in Singapore (see photos)
Wifi available but at a price
1 coin-operated computer at reception
Personally, I prefer the City Hall area
Directions: corner of Beach Rd and Liang Seah St., near Bugis Junction
A simple yet comfortable hotel in Singapore
We spent 3 nights in this hotel. They let us leave our luggage as we headed for Kuala Lumpur. There's no breakfast hall but the place is surrounded by eateries (and good ones at that - try the chili crab and cold Tiger beer!).
Unique Quality: The hotel was very reliable from the time of booking until we checked out.
Directions: near Bugis (and metro station Bugis)