L Residence
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L Residence

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4.5
#2 of 2 boutique hotels in Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make L Residence their boutique hotel of choice when visiting Singapore. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a boutique setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

L Residence offers guests an array of room amenities including air conditioning and a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The boutique hotel offers room service and a concierge, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool.

Nearby landmarks such as ION Sky (1.3 mi) and Orchard Road (1.7 mi) make L Residence a great place to stay when visiting Singapore.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the seafood restaurants, including JUMBO Seafood, Newton Food Centre, and Carousel Buffet, all of which are a short distance from L Residence.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a volcano, such as Jeric Salon.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at L Residence as you experience all of the things Singapore has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Minibar
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic

Location

19 Lewis Road, Singapore 258616 Singapore
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 47 out of 100
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Changi Airport
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youregoingwhere wrote a review Sept 2015
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this hotel for my in-laws as it's pretty near our house and is a decent price (for Singapore). The hotel is located on a small street near the botanic gardens. It is a bit far from most other Singapore tourist attractions, but Singapore is pretty small and easy to get around. The hotel is built out of an old mansion and the few rooms and the building are beautiful and very large. My in-laws raved about the breakfast and the service at the hotel - however, I would have to agree with other reviews here that it can be very difficult to get in touch with anyone at the hotel and the place is very hard to find.

Overall I would say I really like this place and we'll use it for other visitors in the future. However, since the hotel seems to be run as more of a hobby than a business I would caution overseas guests to call the hotel and get direct contact with a person (write down their name!) as well as specific instructions - including the house number! - to the hotel for taxi drivers.
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Date of stay: June 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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peteranglwan wrote a review Feb 2014
London, United Kingdom11 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Enjoyed my stay in this family home. I like the antiques mixed with some of the family items-- making it rather homely, although the house has very high ceilings.
The Chinese Lanterns hanging with modern touches of long tassels added a unique flare to a quiet neighbourhood.
Every morning, we had a good walk through the Botanical Gardens near the house. There air was nice a cool.
There were a few interesting eating places just a walk away. If you like breakfast all day, there is a place nearby called Hatch... serving all sorts of egg dishes. Next to that is a 24 hour eating cafe, serving up a variety of asian food.
The room was nice a roomy, and had a nice large TV with cable movies! There was so much to see and do in Singapore, we did not have the chance to watch any TV.
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Date of stay: January 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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michedesle wrote a review Feb 2014
London, United Kingdom5 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were there to visit some friends, and was recommended to stay at L Residence. It was a wonderful place to stay. Its a home and the rooms are kept simple and clean.
Our sheets were comfortable and we had 2 soft but firm pillows each. The toilets were kept clean and we have fresh towels. It was very convenient to get around to the city or just a short nice walk to botanical gardens. The weather was excellent for morning walks and we certainly enjoyed the quiet home. Our breakfast were substantial for us, and was delicious. Staff were very friendly and supportive.
We enjoyed the oriental antique decor and eclectic collection of personal/family items on display.
Would certainly return. Very relaxing.
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Date of stay: January 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Nice home with relaxing atmosphere.
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chelsea c wrote a review Mar 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution8 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I had great expectation from pictures and descriptions of luxurious boutique home stay. LOUIS and the philipino housekeeper were helpful, but the rooms needed a face lift. They put me in "royal elephant" first, but no shower cape provided, with a broken hand held shower, I couldn't use the ceiling shower without wetting my hair in mid night. In that room, no basic coffee, tea but with kettle. They transferred me to another big room with one big bed and I single bedroom. I couldn't locate towels, and when the house keeper handed me some, I found stain on towels and they were overused and looked like floor mate towels instead. The hot shower take a long time to heat up. Even when i finished shower, the water is still not warm. I also found left over bits at sink with ants and there was ants in royal elephant room as well. It is a shame with such nice feature of antiques and decorations in the lobby, but the important living room conditions are poor. Bedsheets need to be changed...I won't return if they don't upgrade their room facilities. It's a disappointing stay.
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Date of stay: March 2014Trip type: Travelled solo
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Rezitator wrote a review Oct 2009
Shanghai1 contribution8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We got very bad experience.

When I booked the facility I got immediately the feedback to provide my credit card details. After I submitted all details nothing happened. I sent reminders, nothing happened. I called and after many failed attempts and long waiting time a pretty helpless receptionist picked the phone (my 8 years old daughter would be more talkative). This person promised me than to send a confirmation immediately. Guess what, nothing happened until I wrote a serious request for confirmation. We finally got the booking confirmation that the desired room is booked for the period we requested together with a description of the way to the Lewis Road (we have this all in written).

Unfortunately when I arrived with my family, tired after a long flight, I was left helpless back in the lobby room with a strange feeling that something is going terribly wrong. No comment from the receptionist, nothing until I got serious (loud) and asked why I can’t see my room.
The receptionist, a shy and helpless person, talked to the owner outside in another room that we could not catch the situation, we were simply left ignored.
When I finally could talk to the owner I just a lapidary comment, that obviously something went wrong. No apology, no owner coming on site to talk with his frustrated guests, a completely unusual and for Singapore unexpected embarrassing situation.

Still today no apology from the owner (he has my e-mail), it confirms a hopeless lack of professionalism.

A taxi driver which came by chance along helped us to get a hotel. After all we wasted a lot of time, got frustrated and paid for the unexpected hotel we had to take a tremendous additional charge.

I am going to claim to the Singapore Tourism Board, such hostile behavior is certainly not in their mind.
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Date of stay: October 2009
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Francoise B wrote a review Feb 2014
Edinburgh19 contributions15 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Just before our stay at the L Residence we read the previous review and were a bit concerned by the comments. When we arrived we were not expected although we had booked in advance. We also were the only guests there. However the young housekeeper welcomed us and showed us to our large, pleasant room but as mentioned previously, it was tired and run down with a bathroom which should have been much cleaner and bed sheets which should have been ironed. We agree that it does need a bit of tender loving care but we did like the house which is lovely and in a great, quiet residential area, close to the Botanics and public transport.

We totally disagree however with the previous reviewer's comments regarding the area and places to eat. It is only 10 minutes walk to the MRT, along a busy but VERY SAFE road and area with wonderful eateries and a great super market! The Botanic Gardens are absolutely wonderful, open till midnight every day and a delight to visit at any time of day AND night which we did every day of our stay there. Public transport is fast, efficient and cheap and it felt great being away from the concrete jungle that is the centre of Singapore. We loved the area!

So would we return to L Residence? We would if it spruced up a bit and we would certainly return to the area, it was brilliant.
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Date of stay: January 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kara W wrote a review Feb 2014
Hong Kong, China30 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I disagree with EddieFP. Clearly he did not walk around and explore the area. About 2 blocks away there is an amazing Italian restaurant. Another block around the corner and you can find a whole neighborhood of restaurants and shops.

When one travels, one has to be prepared to explore the area on foot! Wear comfortable shoes!
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Date of stay: June 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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mercacet wrote a review Jan 2014
Brighton, United Kingdom105 contributions66 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We initially booked a room in L Residence for 3 nights, but only stayed 1 night. This is mainly due to the location and because we felt that the owner, Louis, lied to us in his email correspondence. He wrote that there are ‘’convenient 24 hours local eateries nearby’’ and made it seem as if public transportation was not an issue. When we arrived by taxi from the airport (and it was only 19:00hrs), we could not find a single place to eat within walking distance, not even a supermarket. We then chartered the taxi and went to the nearest hawker center which was about a 10 min. drive. The only restaurant near L Residence is one on the main road towards Botanic Gardens, but this is not at all walking distance (and mind that it is a highway, so I doubt how safe it is to walk there at night).

Also, to use the MRT, you need to walk to the main road first and then take a bus. Botanic Gardens MRT is about 1 mile away! I am not sure why this is called ‘’walking distance’’ when clearly it is not… Because of this, we told staff immediately that we would stay only one night, and then moved to Swissôtel Merchant Court, which surprisingly was the same rate!

The plusses are that the house is a nicely decorated, the breakfast is good, staff is friendly (especially the Filipino housekeeper) and rooms are big. The minuses (in addition to the above) are that the rooms are very worn (this is mostly visible in the bathroom), many stains, brown marks etc. and it is not immaculately clean. A kettle is provided, but strangely enough no coffee or tea bags, sugar etc.?? Instead we found pot noodles and oats, but no fork or spoons??

When we checked in, we had to sign into a guest book and noticed that there were only a couple of names every other week or so… Also, we apparently were the only guests on the night we were there? I have the feeling the owners do not make this house a priority as a guesthouse. It feels as if it is just a guesthouse ‘’on the side’’. The rooms are in need of renovation and the whole place should be properly cleaned and maintained. Only when they decide to make the guesthouse their priority will travelers leave positive reviews. I am not surprised to see a mix of good and bad reviews about L Residence. For the price and in the state the house is now, I would recommend staying elsewhere.
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Date of stay: December 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: For the price, choose a different hotel.
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Response from LResidenceDesk, Guest Relations Manager at L Residence
Responded 10 Jan 2014
Dear Mr Edward A. Pieters Thank you for your personal review. We are grateful for your confirmation that "plusses are that the house is a nicely decorated, the breakfast is good, staff is friendly (especially the Filipino housekeeper) and rooms are big. " We note you also mentioned that you only stay one night "This is mainly due to the location ". We are always grateful for opinions which are fair, truthful and correct. We will definitely look into your other suggests where there seems to be a need for improvement and verification. We believe that any falsehood with reference to your geographical references can be easily clarified by checking Google Map to know what is available. Our staff, who is Not the owner, believes that there has been some odd miscommunication, and famous & popular eateries, supermarkets can be identified via google map. Walking distances to such establishments are clearly marked and there are tripadvisor recommendations to them too. It saddens us to learnt that our guests and staff could have such a misunderstanding. We apologies. Thank you.
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WilSG wrote a review Apr 2012
Doha, Qatar1,002 contribution186 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
You are not going to find many such accommodation options in a dense city, much less in the little island of Singapore - ample space, privately managed by the owner of the property.

Off the beaten track, me and my spouse chose the L Residence over the swanky, stiff hotels in Singapore.

The room we stayed in was big and clean, with an attached bathroom.

We were impressed by the size of the property, the tastefully decorated hall that leads to the many rooms in the villa. There is a nice size patio for you to unwind and listen to the birds and enjoy the sun. Yes, the owner keeps many feathered friends as pets in a little aviary, including Mandarin Ducks! How cool is that. There is even a basement swimming pool. We had the whole house to ourselves for most part of the stay (we stayed for 6 nights) and the experience was truely private and relaxed.

Breakfast is served everyday. The house keeper was helpful and available. Internet access available via WIFI FOC.

There is ample parking spaces to the property and you would need to have a car (or rent one) to make your stay more convenient. Situated at Upper Bukit Timah Road, you have easy and quick access to the highways (PIE,CTE,BKE) and 5min to hit the downtown.

I believe the owner allows booking of the hall for private functions and events/dinner. If one's house is not big enough to host such an event, this can be an interesting choice.

Overall, an incredibly unique experience which, as a Singaporean, I am not aware of until now. Book early to avoid disappointment.

For those who needs the pampering of bellboys, turndown services and hotel reward points can look elsewhere. Travellers with 70 pound luggage and full cartbag of golf gear to note: No elevators to the rooms at the 2nd and 3rd floor.
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Date of stay: January 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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zsj wrote a review Oct 2010
shanghai1 contribution4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was there last year for few days when I wanted to stay away from hotels in Orchard road area. When I need a few nights accommodation last week, I booked and stayed there again, this time with my wife.

Again we liked the location, the help we got such as booking taxi, and the normal B&B benefits. My wife however was not happy about the condition of the bathroom... very simple and not very well maintained. We were trying to keep it clean but the whole bathroom gets messy very easily but difficulty to clean it up. Other inconveniences are no cups(holding our own toothbrush), no slipper(you will need them at least in bathroom).

I likely will stay there in the future but do have concern about the condition of bathroom there. Just wish the owner put more effort running this B&B or get some one with hotel or B&B training... particular when I recommend this even to my Singapore colleagues-:)
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Date of stay: September 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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somsac wrote a tip Jan 2016
bluestar10 contributions13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"dont book no rooms"
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188jannyh wrote a tip Oct 2015
9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"MRT will come in two months"
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Shun Ying C wrote a tip Jun 2014
Taichung, Taiwan11 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Most rooms are nice."
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michedesle wrote a tip Feb 2014
London, United Kingdom5 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nice home with relaxing atmosphere."
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mercacet wrote a tip Jan 2014
Brighton, United Kingdom105 contributions66 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"For the price, choose a different hotel."
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Frequently Asked Questions about L Residence
Which popular attractions are close to L Residence?
Nearby attractions include Origin Bar (0.6 miles), Jacob Ballas Children's Garden (0.3 miles), and Alfie Browns (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at L Residence?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and airport transportation.
What are some restaurants close to L Residence?
Conveniently located restaurants include Origin Grill, Waterfall Ristorante Italiano, and Shang Palace.
Are there opportunities to exercise at L Residence?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does L Residence have airport transportation?
Yes, L Residence offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at L Residence?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to L Residence?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Siloso (5.0 miles), Emerald Hill (1.1 miles), and Chijmes (2.6 miles).
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