We have stayed at many hotels in Singapore- the latest being Furama Riverfront. (not to be
confused with original Furama, which is near Chinatown and recently has been refurbished)
We were absolutely satisfied with this hotel, the room was as advertised- clean, spacious with large tiled bathroom, comfortable Queen sized bed,crispy white bedlinen and pillows to order. Good quality toiletries and soft fluffy towels.
Usual mod cons (including wi-fi) in room, and free tea, coffee and bottled water.
We were on 6th floor, with quite a nice view.
Best of all, we loved the convenient location. It is 5 minute walk from the Singapore River and Clarke Quay. There is a bus-stop right outside the hotel, with frequent buses going to Orchard Road.
The hotel also has a free shuttle service to Orchard Rd & CBD for guests.
The service is efficient and friendly, check in was painless.
There is a Travel Desk and Foreign Exchange in Main Lobby.
A lady singer entertains in the lounge at night, accompanied by her pianist. Not amazing, but certainly relaxing and welcome after a hectic day of sightseeing, shopping and walking. The drinks are long and ice cold, and snacks are complimentry.
Unique Quality: The white tiled rooftop pool is welcoming - and a swim before bed ended the day well. The heat is, for me, very debilitating. So i always drink plenty of fluids in Singapore. A good idea for everyone. Comfortable Pool Lounge chairs surround the pool, and drinks and light meals served at pool bar.
A well equipped gymnasium was always busy, a beauty salon, spa, tennis court and conference facilities.
Loved the bright airy main Lobby, which has a few shops selling jewellery and very expensive clothes.
Directions: Havelock Road, near Boat Quay
Good last minute-deals
Very nice 4* hotel in the central parts of the city. The hotel has 595 rooms, so it's not directly one of the smaller ones in Singapore.
Still great service most of the time and both the restaurants and the bar are really nice and with good food and drinks.
We got a nice last minute-deal that gave us a double room for 90 Sing dollar (45 euro) for the first four nights. More "normal" prices the last two, 170 SGD. Problem in Singapore, which one must always remember, is that there is an extra 17 per cent to pay in tax and service charge.
So no, the fantastic deal you've got isn't always so fantastic when it's time to pay up.
But the staff gave us a complimentary upgrade to a deluxe room, so we were very happy anyway.
Still quite worth the money, also the 170 SGD. The hotel is centrally located, just about 10 minutes walk from the biggest shopping streets. The traffic is quite heavy, but there are plenty of sidewalks to go on without any problem.
The room we got was really nice and big, with a flat screen screen, mini bar and a view over the huge pool and sun deck. Bathroom was also very nice and clean, with a great bath tub where one could lay down after a long day.
There is internet connection in the room, although we never managed to get it working. There is also an internet room next to the reception, although the fee for that was rather high.
Swimming pool was really nice, on the back side of the hotel, so no sounds comes in from the traffic outside. There is also a gym which looked nice. I would have loved to try it, eh... if... eh.. if my back hadn't been so bad...
There is also a relax area, where you can get massage. Never tried it though, as the price was rather high and the place didn't look so good.
There are breakfast available for 15 SGD (7,5 euro) for continental breakfast, and 25 SGD (12,5 euro) for a buffet breakfast. Now I belong to those people who believes it's a crime to charge more than 5 euro for a breakfast, so I can't say how it was...
All in all a very nice hotel! Specially with the good last minute-deal.
Directions: Close to the Singapore river, although the water is not seen from the hotel. In the middle between China Town and the shopping district.
Beautiful Central Hotel
Fantastic! This is a lovely hotel. There is a waterfront bar, and the breakfast buffets are good. The servise is second to none and the taxis are very cheap as it's pretty central. There is also a complimentary bus that runs periodically to Orchard road and to China Town for guests, but rememer to book (although it's not always necessary, they dont really check that hard to see if you have booked, although if you can you should).
Unique Quality: Just a good all Rounder!
Directions: South of the River, to the left of China Town
405 Havelock Road