Gallery Hotel The

1 Nanson Rd at Robertson Quay, (formerly Gallery Evason Hotel), Singapore, 238909, Singapore
(3.5 star hotel)
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Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 12 reviews
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Nice Modern Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 13, 2010

Nice & chic hotel, next to singapore riverside, Robertson Quay & Clarke Quay

Unique Quality: Modern style hotel with all steel, glass, austere modern furniture and breakage-prone fancy electronics

Directions: Mohammed Sultan turn left

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Last minute surprise

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 6, 2010

We ended up staying here after a late night out in the area, and we were too tired to drive home. As we only needed a bed to crash on, we chose a Gallery room, which is smaller than the usual rooms that we stay in when we travel. But the beds were comfortable (there were some colourful cushions present, but we would have preferred extra pillows), there were bedroom slippers, flat screen television, and a very interesting frosted glass panel instead of a wall separating the shower/toilet from the bedroom. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful, despite us stumbling in at 3 in the morning. In fact, I think they were quite patient with us while we decided which room we wanted (to splurge or to be practical). This place doesn’t really fall in to the “budget”, “3-star”, “boutique” or “luxury” categories. But it is nice enough for a different kind of hotel experience.

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Last minute surprise

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 6, 2010

We ended up staying here after a late night out in the area, and we were too tired to drive home. As we only needed a bed to crash on, we chose a Gallery room, which is smaller than the usual rooms that we stay in when we travel. But the beds were comfortable (there were some colourful cushions present, but we would have preferred extra pillows), there were bedroom slippers, flat screen television, and a very interesting frosted glass panel instead of a wall separating the shower/toilet from the bedroom. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful, despite us stumbling in at 3 in the morning. In fact, I think they were quite patient with us while we decided which room we wanted (to splurge or to be practical). This place doesn’t really fall in to the “budget”, “3-star”, “boutique” or “luxury” categories. But it is nice enough for a different kind of hotel experience.

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Design and Location

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 26, 2007

The Gallery Hotel is a special hotel with emphasis on modern design. Most of the rooms have been designed by different architects/artists, so the (more expensive) rooms can have a very special look. We chose the less expensive category, but the room was nevertheless very modern and well equipped.
We were quite impressed by the service, upon check-in we were accompanied by one of the staff ladies to our room, on the way she explained all the facilities like restaurants, internet access, pool etc. to us.
The "bell boy" also helped us with our flight reconfirmation, we gave him the details and within short we had a message in our room with all the information needed, including check-in time, contact numbers etc.

Unique Quality: The location of this hotel is great, it is situated directly at the river at Robertson Quay, it's only 5 to 10 minutes to Clarke Quay and there is a very good choice of restaurants round the corner (which was good for us as we arrived late in the evening and it was raining heavily!).

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Some Good, Some Bad, but overpriced

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 3, 2007

The Gallery Hotel ambitiously presents itself as a (post)-modern styled designer hotel that should ease and excite you. Maybe that applies to the common areas and the USD300+ priced exclusive boutique rooms, but we found the so called Gallery-room (SGD 195 nett = USD125 promotional rate) that we stayed in nothing special - both in terms of trendiness and quality - and rather overpriced compared to similarly priced rooms elsewhere in Singapore.

Some more remarks:

1. Most disturbing is the poor sound isolation of the doors to the corridor. Highlight of the night was when hotel staff loudly started argueing with two Chinese couples that were not happy with their aircons. That over a distance of two rooms, on the corridor, at 1 am!

2. We had an explosion in the room during the night while charging a battery (something with the wires). On the positive side, a maintenance guy appeared within 2 minutes after we reported it.

3. Rooms are small for the price range but clean except for the outer side of the window that was terrible

4. Receptionists not always helpful. Before checking in, I requested look at a room first, which they refused due to all rooms still occupied. When I mentioned 2 rooms for 3 nights suddenly it was no prob.

Unique Quality: On the positive side:
1. Top 10 best showers I ever had.
2. Top 3 best waitresses outfits I've ever seen at breakfast buffets.
3. A very decent range of amenities in the room and well working control panel.
4. Good location if you don't want to stay in Orchard Road Area.

The breakfast buffet was average while the size of the swimming pool -although quite cool experience - was slighty less than that.

Despite these stronger points, I won't book in the Gallery Hotel Singapore again - speaking only for the lowest priced rooms. I do appreciate the modern arty overall ambience but then I prefer a higher quality of the room at a lower price.
I can always go and just have a drink at the Gallery Hotel anyway...after all I'm living just around the corner!!

Directions: Near Robertson Quay

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The Gallery Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 4, 2006

The Gallery Hotel is awesome!!!! Ultra modern and very trendy, and arty too!!! The entrance/foyer is rather small in comparison to many other hotels, but that's no big deal. It's still nice and clean, and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful (both on reception, and the concierge desk too)!

The rooms are of a standard size, but very clean, new, and trendy looking. And the glass doors on the bathrooms are very trendy too. Not an overly exciting view from a standard room, but that's to be expected. The view of the clean, arty room was enough for me!!

All the basics are provided, shavng kit, toothbrush & toothpaste, soaps, shampoo's etc... to a very high standard. Now here's where the good part kicks in...... the breakfast!!!!!!! What can I say?! Extraordinary..... very, VERY tasty breakfast buffet. Among the best I've EVER had. A wide selection of usual foods, eggs (cooked specially to your liking), sausages (the BEST chicken sausages I have EVER tasted), a large variety of differnt types of breads (wholemeal, white, multi grain, rolls, croissants, etc....), hash browns, baked beans.... etc... you name it, they had it! And everything was delicious too!!! Then there were the fresh fruits, cereals, juices, pastries, noodles, yoghurts.... etc.... EVERYTHING!! And it was all of a 5 star standard, along with the exceptional service!!!!

Unique Quality: Yes, I know... I did go on about the food..... but it was sensational!!! I will definitely be returning to this hotel on my next visit to Singapore... if not only for the food!!! Yum Yum!!!

And what's unique..... the pool. It's kind of haging over the side of the hotel, and has a glass bottom and sides. So oyu can see down to the street through the pool!!! It's awesome, and extremely unique!!! Well worth the visit!!!!

There is also another lounge type eating area for during the day, and a restaurant located downstairs too (outside), along with an outdoor type bar, patio area which is great at night.... and also it's own nightclub!! Liquid!!!

What else?? It's situated right on the river.... so it's a lovely view outside!! Along with some nice gardens around the back too!!! Oh yeah... and free internet access in the lounge too!!!

This hotel comes highly recommended from me, and I will be staying there on my next visit!! Very happy!!! It may not be in Orchard Road district for shopping.... but within walking distance to the trendy night spot of Clarke Quay!!! Usually went out for dinner there, and walked back to the hotel!!!!

The Gallery Hotel is excellent!!!!!!

Directions: On the Singapore river!!!

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Gallery Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 11, 2006

Great place, room had a slight smell of cigarettes. Took about 10/15minutes to walk along the river into the center of town.

Unique Quality: Worth a visit if only to look at the pool - which hangs out over the side of the building with glass bottom and sides.

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Stay AWAY!

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 30, 2005

We booked this hotel at asiarooms.com, and it's a decision we will regret for a while. We decided to book The Glazzhaus, which is a step above the standard. Looking forward to staying at a hotel as 'funky' as the gallery, we found that although the lobby is spankingly clean and funkily designed, one only needed to get to the rooms. Peeling, dirty and musty-smelling carpets in the corridors, wall paint peeling off, newpaper racks hanging off hooks on their last threads. But these are only the sights during the walk to one's room. The concierge (or whoever, seemed to us like he was a multi-tasking employee with various job-profiles including waiting on tables...) opens the door...uh...barely missing the corner of our queen-size bed. So pulling luggage in -somehow- we are looking for place to put it on....but there is none! Walking around the bed while the door is open was a bit if a juggling experience, for starters. As you can imagine, everything was cramped, and the bathroom, tiled 'stylishly' in gray -or was it black?- lacks any character, as does the room. The curtains are stained, the woodwork is coming away in layers, the room smells musty and totally lacking ventilation, and oh...I could go on. (I think the only openable vents were in the bathroom!)
The breakfast is lack-lustre (you'd do much better getting out and heading for any of the road-side stalls that offer a delectable variety of foods for any time of day), and the much harped-about swimming pool with glass walls is...err...only transparent from the walls. the water itself is a grimy green. ewww.
DO NOT believe ANY of the good comments out on the internet, please. The Gallery Hotel needs a HUGE overhaul, and the place, honestly, has a lot of potential. Just NOT in the state it is in, now. I can't deny that it has elements of it's chic-'ness' from the days gone by (you can tell by the design concept still maintained in the restaurant on the first floor and in the lobby), but it's gone now. Need I say more.

Unique Quality: This is what the hotel thinks about itself....the stuff we got sold on:

The Gallery Hotel, right beside the Singapore river on Robertson Quay, you will find Singapore's first and only "beyond the ordinary" hotel, The Gallery. The unconventional, exciting architectural design of the building at Robertson Quay has created much interests from the general public. For example, the pool is a cantilevered lap pool with its bottom partially exposed, situated at the top of the building with three sides of glass wall. The swimming pool, a sky oasis is evocative of serenity and calmness amidst the lush greeneries. Window frames on some parts of the hotel are in vivid colours and at night the innovative lighting accentuates the structure.

Directions: Close enough to Clark Quay -home to a long string of pretty nice restaurants and a reverse bungee area at one end of this loooong line of restaurants, although how the two match, I have no clue!

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A Gallery it is.

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 1, 2005

This modern minimalist designed hotel is anything from minimal. There is plenty o see and ponder over as you stroll through this steel, concerte and glass structure.It's a nice quaint hotel set in a very convenient location.

The Glazzrooms are spacious with a great panaramic view. The bathroom is a bit steely and cold. But once again, it's all about being modern.

The pool is small but a great place to hangout. The gym is surprisingly large and well equiped. The breakfast buffet is standard and acceptable.

Although we had a small issue when checking in, the over all hotelling experience was a good.

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Sleep in Style

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 26, 2005

I celebrated by Birthday @ The Gallery Hotel's Observatory Suite. It was really cool. I told myself that I'll go back to The Gallery Hotel should I just want to get away from Home for the night.

With Liquid Room (I used to go there quite a bit) just within the hotel and a whole street "Mohammad Sultan" of clubs within walking distance, you know if you're in to club hop or to get drunk... this is the place to stay.

Unique Quality: The award winning architechure. The interior of the hotel is great. The fact that it's one of the first designer hotel in Singapore?

Don't forget your swimsuit. The Gallery's got a great pool

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The Gallery Hotel : Funky Boutique Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 22, 2005

"The Hotel That Inspires" so claimed the hotel. Everything is done artistically. The architecture of the hotel itself defies all norms. So many twists and turns, and yet done so perfectly. Gaudy colours clashed harmoniously. Your room number is printed on the floor. A pail of sand hanging from the ceiling is your ash tray along the corridors. There are no direct lifts to your rooms - you have to drop by the cafe. The pool on the 5th floor has see through sides. The rooms have translucent walls between the showers and the beds. All in all, uncluttered, zen-like and certainly upliftingly inspirational. Service is warm and professional as well. (Unfortunately, the rooms are a tad expensive for most Asian travellers. The basic Gallery rooms goes for S$295 a night.)

Unique Quality: The pool with its see through sides. The unique architecture of the hotel. I like all the little things (like your room number on the floor) that challenges the norm and your usual perceptions.

Directions: The nearest MRT is Clarke Quay and it is a 20 minutes from there. The hotel is very near the stretch of hotels along Havelock Road - near Miramar, River View and the Grand Copthorne.

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Gallery Hotel

by written on November 26, 2004

The Gallery Hotel is located at one corner of Robertson Quay. It has a very colorful exterior and interior. It has a creative and cheerful environment and is an unique designer hotel.

Each room is equipped with a SMART panel that allows guests to create their preferred surroundings. Free broadband internet access in each room.

The Gallery is located in the trendy Robertson Quay entertainment district, perched on the bank of the famous Singapore River - a delightful waterfront experience.

The hotel is within walking distance to Clarke Quay where all the pubs and restaurants are.

Directions: Singapore River

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Address: 1 Nanson Rd at Robertson Quay, (formerly Gallery Evason Hotel), Singapore, 238909, Singapore

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
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