South East Asia Hotel

190 Waterloo St, Singapore, 187965, Singapore

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    South East Asia Hotel 3*

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    South East Asia Hotel is located at Waterloo Street just beside the famous Kwan Im Temple and the Indian Temple. The Jewish Church and a Mosque are also within walking distance from the hotel.

    This budget hotel has lots of rooms which are serviced by a lift. The room rate for a standard single room was S$110 nett (20 Jan 2008) which comes with free vegeterian breakfast at their famous Kwan Im Vegeterian Restaurant.

    The rooms are clean and comfortable, air-conditioned and come with attached bathroom, telephone and cable television.

    Waterloo Street is smack in the heart of Singapore's civic and cultural district, easily accessible by buses, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) trains, taxis or simply by foot.

    Options for dining, shopping, nitelife and cultural explorations are plentlyful with the area's varied places of worship.

    Unique Quality: Housing Kwan Im Vegeterian Restaurant

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by JohnBee about South East Asia hotel

S$77 for a double room It has a good value for money for and it has a good downtown location and it's quiet.

Good choice in great location

by ellielou about South East Asia Hotel

I was somewhat leery about staying at the Southeast Asia hotel. I'm not sure why, but I had called from the US to ensure my reservation, and the person I spoke to was a little rusty in her English, and didn't seem to understand my question. Beyond that, I just wasn't sure about the location or the rooms.

It could be my exhaustion, but all my reservations were quickly swept away when arriving at the hotel. The front desk was nice (and awake, at about 1:30 am), the elevator/lift worked fine (actually, I was excited that there was even an elevator, and one with a "no durian" sign). And, I had a clean and comfortable large room, with great a/c, a ceiling fan, a hot pot for coffee and tea (provided), a desk, two chairs, and really great cable tv.

Hotels in Singapore are expensive, but this one was only slightly above my budget, and I was very comfortable and adored the location, on a pedestrian mall with flower sellers out front every day.

I would definitely stay here again. While I was there, there was construction happening next door, so it was loud in the morning. Also, I paid extra for a room with a window and the window didn't have a view, but rather looked out to the building right next door.

The hotel is connected to a Chinese vegetarian restaurant, and the breakfast reflected this. Typical offerings (which didn't vary too greatly from day to day) were noodles and rice with veggies and some soy protein type thing, veggie buns, and a sweet/dessert thing. You could also order toast.

What's a bit weird about the breakfast, is that your hot beverage is limited. I wanted a second cup of tea, but could only have it because I was going to resuse my teabag. Just odd.

The staff tried to be helpful, but sometimes some things were beyond their control. (i.e., I wanted a taxi called to take me to the airport that would accept credit cards, and they were unable to find one for me.)

There is paid internet access on the top floor, and they should have Wi-Fi soon.

Budget accommodation in the heart of the city

by xuessium about South East Asia Hotel

"Comfortable air conditioned rooms with attached bathroom; TV; telephone - in a convenient central location" claims the name card. I agree with every claim save for the TV - since my twin room comes with a faulty one! Should it be working, however, one can actually access the cable channels too - they are a handful, most surprisingly (CNN, Star, Discovery etc)

The room is spartan but clean, spacious and neat. There is a huge wardrobe, a kettle and complimentary coffee/tea as well (but alas no fridge or safe), which seems to be quite a good deal considering the hotel is right in the heart of the city! Depending on where your room is, you'll get a view (and noise, if you open the windows) of the Waterloo Street Mall outside or the blank walls of the neighbouring buildings.

There are 4 storeys of rooms, mercifully served by a lift. There are coin-paid Internet booths on the 4th storey - S$1 for 15 minutes. For a hotel next to a Chinese temple, the thick cement walls (even between rooms) mercifully ensure that the rooms are quite sound proof. The shower has both hot and cold water, and linen/towels are provided. The bed is clean and comfortable - no complaints!

Breakfast is included in the rates, served in the ground floor coffee house - coffee/tea, orange juice, toasts to go along with the Chinese vegetarian buffet (vegetarian vermicelli, vegetarian rice, steamed vegetable buns and fried radish cakes were the offerings I received). Why? The hotel is also home to a reasonably good Chinese vegetarian restaurant. Just a note though: The staff are mainly from China, so be prepared that their English leaves much to be desired!

Reception service is alright, nothing to crow or throw lemons at. The walls of the floors are adorned with a curious mish-mash of Chinese rural paintings and children sketches of Singaporean life, leaving me absolutely flummoxed.

If you are not expecting frills - this is about as good as you can get! Almost in the same league as the New 7th Storey Hotel. Rates (including taxes), circa Jan 08:

Single/Double occupancy
Standard: S$80
Superior: S$90

Triple: S$98
Family (4): S$120

Surcharges of S$20 applies from Jan 08 and will increase to S$30 soon.

Check-in: 3pm; Check-out: 12 noon

Cash payment ONLY

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South East Asia Hotel

by twalnut

Any reviews on The South East Asia Hotel?
Does anyone have their e-mail address?
other options?

Thanks for your help

RE: South East Asia Hotel

by SirHalberd

I used a hotel in Singapore called the "South East Asia Hotel Pte.Ltd" that is at 190 Waterloo Street. My info is over 5 or 6 years old if it is the same place. Location was okay, close enough to the subway and easy to walk to several interesting places. There was some loud sounds coming from a nearby mosque or temple every now and then.

Hotel was "old style" with big rooms but a little dated. Hotel was cheaper than other hotels and slightly better than really cheap places. Book for one night and look around for something better if you want.

The telephone numbers from my bus.cards may not be the same now. Tel. (65) 338-2394 & fax (65) 338-2394. An old e-mail address is: seahotel@mbox2.singnet.com.sg . (Google them, there may be something newer!)

Later trips to Singapore I stayed in discounted hotels (with plane ticket purchase) that gave me a better hotel at a cheaper price! Got the discounted hotel through a travel agency in Bangkok, discount was good only on Tue, Wed and Thurs. nights.

By the way, I think the YMCA has rooms too, Google them up!

Hal

RE: South East Asia Hotel

by imstress

another budget option is The New 7th Storey Hotel also in Bugis area.
www.nsshotel.com

You may like to see a list of hotels which u can sort by location or prices from www.asiarooms.com.

for budget/backpackers accommodations try www.hostelworld.com

RE: South East Asia Hotel

by DarkRay

You can find more information about South East Asia Hotel at http://www.seahotel.com.sg. Their email address is enquiries@seahotel.com.sg. Their location is okay and is beside a really famous temple, which means lots of devotees coming to pray throughout the day.

The vegetarian restaurant located at level 1 of the hotel used to be quite good. But sadly, after countless management changes, the standards now are way below par.

Whether you like the location or not is really dependent on your preferences. People like me who are allergic to the smell of incense (I will get runny nose, sneezing fits, etc...) will avoid the entire area. But I also know people who are deeply fascinated by the temple and the surrounding area. The hotel is also very close to a hawker centre where cheap local fares are served, OG Albert Complex, a department store, and Sim Lim Square, the electronics and IT mecca.

I would actually take imstress' suggestion of The New 7th Storey Hotel (http://www.nsshotel.com) instead. It is simply in a better location, with Bugis MRT Station just 5 minutes walk away.

Just my 2 cents.... :-)

RE: RE: South East Asia Hotel

by twalnut

thank you all very much.

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