Furama City Centre Hotel in Singapore, rated 4-star, is located in a perfect location if you like cheap eats.
We stayed in a triple for 6 nights during June 2012. On 15th floor with window view to inside of hotel lobby. One double bed and one single bed (full, not cot). Room was spacious but kind of empty. No closet. Sink bowl outside of bathroom. Free swinging bathroom glass door without door knob or lock. House-keeping on weekends was slow due to lack of staff. All in all it was still a comfortable stay and we will definitely go back.
On 2nd floor, southwest there is a covered walk-way to People's Park Centre and from there southeast is another covered walk-way to Chinatown Point. Behind Chinatown Point is Hong Lim food court. Below it is a fruit stand where you can find Southeast Asian fruits such as mini bananas, jackfruits, rambutans, custard apples, and durians (Cat Mountain King, Hong Xia "Red Prawn" & and Sultan).
As mentioned, beside the hotel, is People's Park Centre with a small food court inside on the bottom floor and there is a People's Park Complex 5 minutes from the hotel. Between the 2 buildings is a large People's Park Food Centre.
Chinatown Food Centre consisting of 260 stalls is 15 to 20 minutes walk south. Chinatown Night Market is located in the same area.
Lau Pa Sat Food Centre is 30 to 40 minutes walk southeast.
Boat Quay (south of Singapore river) with night pubs, Circular Road with food stalls and Clarke Quay (north of Singapore river) is 15 to 20 minutes walk northeast. From Boat Quay, walk east 30 to 40 minutes to Merlion Park.
Directions: Across from Chinatown Point
This unusual shaped hotel has 445 rooms on 23 floors. There are numerous food & drink options, a gym & a pool too.
The hotel is situated in Chinatown near to the Central Business District. It is close to the Chinatown and Clarke Quay MRT stations, making it easy to get to the rest of the island.
I stayed here in 1999. The things I remember most about it are its central location & its shape, which made it easy to spot among the other buildings. The room I remember was clean & well furnished. There were great views of the city from my hotel room.
1st Visit: Rooms were a decent size and clean. Bathroom size was also decent, and contained a bath. Great location. Spa was cold though.
2nd Visit: We scored a new room that had only been open for 2 weeks, very lovely. Only complaint would be the glass door on the bathroom and the fact that the bathroom mirror and sink was outside the bathroom in the room. Some slight electrical problems to be ironed out also, but the room was very modern, clean and comfortable. The gym and laundry have now also been upgraded (and looking very swish). The spa was still cold.
Unique Quality: Central to most things. Chinatown had great shopping, it was a short walk to Clarke and Boat Quays, a short drive to Orchard Road and Sentosa Island, a short distance to everything. 7-Eleven also nearby. Situated along the SIA Hop On Route.
When you are in foreign land, the best thing you can have is smiles. The staff is helpful and makes you feel at home. The rooms are big and cosy. I like the lobby most:)
Unique Quality: The design and the lounge is a good place to meet people. The view towards the sea is the best
The architecture is unique. It looks amazing from afar. The Furama City Centre is one landmark that is hard to miss when you’re in Chinatown. It’s located right in the heart of one of Singapore’s colourful thoroughfares. Quaint streets surround the hotel with unique shops offering souvenirs and great buys. There are also several food stalls and restaurants to satisfy your hunger or craving for local dishes.
Unique Quality: The hotel is nice. It gives you the feeling of warmth and glow at the same time. It’s worth staying here. You’ll really feel you’re in Singapore when you stay in Furama because it’s near the recommended places to visit.
Directions: Take the MRT and alight at Chinatown station.
This hotel is very clean in general. The beds are made and the room is cleaned everyday. In our room (superior) there are A/C, mini bar, TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, electronic safe, hair dryer, ironing facilities. I am quite happy with this hotel. The room is large and has a good view of the streets in Chinatown (we stayed on the 7th floor) .
This is a good hotet with a great location. We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights in March 2006 and I will recommend it to any of my friendswho want to visit Singapore. The reasons are:
1/ In the heart of Chinatown. 10 minute walk to Chinatown night market.
2/ Free shuttle bus to Orchard Rd .
3/ Plenty of Chinese food options from cheap breakfast to expensive dinner, just walk across the street !
4/ 5 minute walk to Chinatown MRT station. From there you can get to Sentosa, Jurong Bird Park ...easily.
5/ Good service, quality room, reasonable price.
6/ Clarke Quay is a 10 minute walk away and from there you can take a river cruise.
7/ What more do you want ?
Unique Quality: Great location for everyone, not only for tourists who prefer to be near Chinatown.
Directions: From the airport, make sure to tell the taxi / bus driver the name of this hotel is Furama City Centre, because there is another Furama hotel in Singapore and It's name is Furama Riverfront.
Stayed on Dec 22-24, 2004. We got high 18th & 19th Floor. The view are great!! The room are big and I am very impressed with the bed, it's king size 200 x 200 cm. The service were very good.
Unique Quality: The hotel location is in China Town, it took only 5 minutes to go to the nearest shopping center, also to the mrt station. We can walk to the temple of Sri Mariaman, and chinatown district.
The Furama Hotel Singapore is a deluxe class hotel. Just a convenient 5-minute walk away is Singapore's Financial District and the festival village of Clarke Quay. Also close by is Boat Quay, Robertson Quay and Mass Rapid Transit stations. The Furama Hotel has established itself as a distinctive landmark nestled in the heart of Chinatown. Whether you are on business or holiday, the Furama offers you a complete range of business services as well as a wide selection of recreational, dining and entertainment facilities.
Unique Quality: 2nd floor lobby...nice...
room that i stayed in was a good one...
good comfy pillows and bed...
okay T&B with tub and separate shower area...
Directions: oh just tell the taxi drivers its the Furama Hotel in Chinatown...if you're taking the MRT, go down the Chinatow station...
its easy to find...
Kekee, as a local i have stayed in quite a few hotels and this is one of them. If you want to stay in Chinatown, this is a good choice as it's neart Chinatown MRT and you can walk to Temple Street, Pagoda or Smith Street. Very Convenient.
Food-wise, it's in Chinatown, so you don't have to worry. Good choice of Dim sum and chinese food.
Service is okie i would say, but i like the high tea here. It's value for money.
I only stayed the night here to get some sleep after I came in on my plane before going to the NTU campus. I choose it because it was cheap, but for any one concerned about doing the same - don't worry. It was a really nice hotel and the staff was very friendly, even at 1am in the morning. It was a little further from the airport than other hotels so the cab cost more but then it was cheaper to get to my destination in the morning.
View from Furama City Centre
Can anyone tell me what this hotel is like we are considering staying there in September.
U mean Furama Hotel in KL?
If yes, Furama Hotel in KL is closed.
There are 2 Furama Hotels in Singapore. Furama City Centre Hotel is the one at Eu Tong Sen Street. The other one is Furama Riverfront at Havelock Road. So be specific if you're taking taxi.
Furama City Centre Hotel is conveniently located near Chinatown, Clarke Quay & the central business district. It is also near Clarke Quay MRT Station. As a Singaporean, I've never stayed at that hotel so no comments about their service & room. It's a tourist class hotel.
Thanks for the replies. It is the City Centre in Singapore that I have now booked at.
Hehe, I am a Singaporean myself, but loved taking little getaways in various hotels in Singapore. Furama City Centre is one such place.
The hotel itself is not too bad, but has definitely seen much better days. The room is a little dated, dark, and smell a little mouldy, but otherwise the stay was surprisingly comfortable. My impression of the hotel was that it was very yellow. Light yellow wallpaper, dark yellow uphosltry, warm yellow lighting.... you get the picture.
It was also one of those hotels where the breakfast spread (a combination of local & ABF) was much more sumptuous on weekends than on weekdays.
Just my 2 cents.... :-)
Thanks everyone for your help. I am looking forward to visiting Singapore in September.
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