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Suggest Budget Hotel for 5 (9D/8N Late July SIN tour)

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Suggest Budget Hotel for 5 (9D/8N Late July SIN tour)

Hello Guys/Gals,

Planning on a 9D/8N SIN tour sometime next month (late July). Five Adults (including myself, my mom(65+), my sister, her hubby and their 17yr. old son). Basically I am planning the tour myself, trying to keep it on a budget. I have been reading many reviews from fellow travelers here and find it very very useful. Thanks and kudos to all the contributors.

I am stuck at choosing a right budget hotel for our stay. That way I can invest more on our tours and food. Also my mom and sister can go on a shopping spree without the worries of burning my pocket.

Few points I would like to consider:-

1. Glass-walled bathrooms are a BIG NO-NO.

2. Free WiFi (in rooms also).

3. Free Breakfast (more than just the usual toast/eggs if possible).

4. Nearby MRT (Good for Airport-Hotel-Airport and other attraction accessibility)

5. Nearby food courts and shopping malls/street is a plus (Maybe something around Chinatown/Bugis area).

6. Budget around SG$150-SG$170 per room per night (Anything lower won't hurt me, if everything else is good).

I am guessing, I will be needing 2 rooms (2+3). Apartment type accommodation option (all 5 in one place) is also on the table, provided its around SG$300/night.

I tried many original websites for the hotels, some had special discounts, but most don't have that. And considering that I will be staying 8 nights, a discount deal surely is desirable.

I am from India, but I don't want to stay anywhere near Little India area, as I want to travel Singapore, so I have no problem eating food other than Indian. I can come back to my home country, to see more of India :)

This would be my 2nd trip to Singapore. My 1st was more than 10 yrs ago, by myself for 2 days on a transit halt from Sydney. One day was spend in day tour, and the other in Sentosa (old style).

Anyways, maybe I am too picky here with my hotel preferences, but I am sure many of you would help me out here. Awaiting for responses.

Cheers

Amar

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1. Re: Suggest Budget Hotel for 5 (9D/8N Late July SIN tour)

Hello,

I thought of a few, but they have glassed in shower/bathrooms with frosted glass, and you say you don't want that. That is becoming very common now in Singapore. For that price range per night you may not get free extensive Buffet Breakfast.

Try these -

YMCA International House, One Orchard Road

YWCA Fort Canning Lodge

Strand Hotel

Summerview Hotel

Bayview Hotel

Keong Saik Hotel

Royal @ Queens hotel, Queen street

Peninsula Excelsior Hotel

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2. Re: Suggest Budget Hotel for 5 (9D/8N Late July SIN tour)

South East Asia Hotel will be your best bet. Rooms are difficult to get, but you mail still try.

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3. Re: Suggest Budget Hotel for 5 (9D/8N Late July SIN tour)

The Elizabeth Hotel is rather nice right near Orchard Road and very reasonably priced. Has pool which is a bonus. Close to MRT station also.

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4. Re: Suggest Budget Hotel for 5 (9D/8N Late July SIN tour)

I think YMCA International House has ticks for most of your requirements and I applaud your willingness to stay away from Little India and try non-Indian food. You need to pay a small fee to join as member but YMCA rates are quite reasonable.

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5. Re: Suggest Budget Hotel for 5 (9D/8N Late July SIN tour)

Hello everyone,

Thank you all for your quick replies on the subject. Much appreciated.

I just finished reviewing few of these hotels on TripAdvisor and I have already made up a list with features on each hotels. Seems like a work project for me here LOL

So far, YMCA International House is on top of the list, followed by Strand Hotel, and Keong Saik Hotel. There are ofcourse so many options to choose from. I have traveled many places in the past, but at times, standing in a nice place or hill top with my camera feels...kinda boring and lonely. If I were to travel alone, things would be much easier, and can do things in my own time. But with family, I do have to keep few things in mind, specially the comfort and safety aspect of the vacation, plus chalk out a time-table for trips as well.

I also finds the Hotel Deals page very useful:

tripadvisor.in/Offers-g294265-Singapore.html

I now have to discuss this with my family, but I sure do want to take advantage of the GSS if possible, cause it will coincide with my travel dates.

Thank you all for your suggestions. I will surely post, which hotel got chosen before my trip. And I am also planning to post a full review of my trip on a later date.

Cheers

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6. Re: Suggest Budget Hotel for 5 (9D/8N Late July SIN tour)

Glad you have made a hotel shortlist for further investigation. Please do write a a Trip Report on your return home. We love reading them on the forum.

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7. Re: Suggest Budget Hotel for 5 (9D/8N Late July SIN tour)

After more than 10 days of researching online for hotels, tours, cheap flights etc, only to find out that my nephew's college will start early this year and my sister's family can't join the trip. Big disappointment.

I am actually thinking of doing the trip with my mother or just by myself instead. But then again, traveling alone is no fun all by myself at all. And the weather is going hay wire these days and it's raining everywhere. So won't be much tour except playing blackjack and slots in casinos. So confuse now. Booooo.

Might do a tour again to Sydney in X-mas/New Year time. Will see how it turns out.

Thanks to all the contributors for their help and suggestions. I am still planning on doing something (even if by myself) in a month of two. Will update as it turns out.

Thanks and Cheers

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