Good location for a mid-budget hotel
It's our second stay at York Hotel Singapore. We chose this hotel because it's near Mt. Elizabeth Hospital (parents need medical check up). And..it's just 10-15mins walk to Orchard Road which offer shopping paradise and food in various shopping malls.
We booked the room via internet for S$220 (exclusive tax and breakfast) per night for a deluxe room.
The room was spacious and although it was a smoking room *we asked for a non-smoking room, but apparently the hotel was fully booked. There was no smoke odor anywhere.
The staff was quite helpful though some are somewhat rude, and they look busy most of the time.
I won't recommend this hotel for elderly who has problem walking quite a long walk or weak feet. It's quite tiring to walk back to the hotel from Orchard Road, and it's quite an uphill kind of road.
Hotel at Mt. Elizabeth, downtown
Stayed at this 4 Star hotel for a business trip.
Hotel has an old world charm. It is located on a small hill slope and so if you walk back to the hotel from Orchard, it is a good short climb up.
It is downtown and a bit quieter than Orchard Road hotels.
4 Star Hotel near Orchard Road
Stayed for a few nights on a company trip at York Hotel.
Excellent room facilities and has a English homely ambience.
It is a short walk to Orchard Road but walking uphill back to the hotel, I can do without.
Has the advantage of being more quiet, ust being outside the busy hustle and bustle of Orchard.
Directions: Near Orchard Road
I stayed at the York Hotel for four nights in October 2004. I had been there as part of a work conference a few years earlier and decided to come back.
It was a good place to stay, though I found it a bit frustrating having to walk uphill from Orchard Road every time I returned to the hotel. It`s probably ok if you aren`t planning to do much shopping, but a ten minute-walk turns into an arduous trek if you are laden with shopping bags. Mind you, the taxis are cheap so why am I complaining?
Promotional material for the hotel always shows a vast, grandiose, sloping structure. The entire time I was there, I couldn`t figure out where they had taken these pictures from. Bottom line, in this case at least, it`s what`s inside that counts.
Unique Quality: The porters and concierge at the York are outstanding. They are always ready to help out.
The international calling rates from the room are CHEAP! I have never experienced this before. My phone bill was as follows:
England 7 minutes: S$2.39
Canada 3 minutes: S$1.70
Obviously you should check with reception first, but if you plan to make a lot of calls, then this is a convenient option.
Directions: Close to the intersection of Scotts and Orchard Road (10 minutes` walk). Mount Elizabeth runs off Orchard Road near Takashimaya.