This was the first time we had ever been on this type of holiday, on a coach with trips included. I had looked up the hotel before we went and had an open mind. All we want is a roof over our heads, clean conditions and polite staff. We received all these and more at the Marina Bay Hotel. Althoigh it is only 2 star, the location is 5 star!. Across the road was the best beach on the island and within walking distance of all amusements you could want.
Our double room was on the top floor of the hotel and we found it spotless albeit basic. The wall mounted T.V. was small but who goes away to watch T.V.? The bed was comfortable and was made every day. There was ample space for clothes etc. The bathroom consisted of shower but no bath but that was OK with us. The towels were replenished every day, personally I find unnecessary, but it happens in all hotels. The tea and coffee making facilities were stocked up daily. Although the hotel does not have air con (it is only 2 star) the room had a ceiling fan which we had to use each night as we were lucky enough to have very warm weather during our stay.
The meal times I found a little regimented, breakfast between .8.30.- 9.00a.m. and dinner 6.30-7.00p.m. Having said that, the menu was varied with a good selection of dishes, all home cooked and tasty. We always left the table feeling satisfied, never hungry.
I wasn't too bothered with the cabarets, a bit old fashioned for my taste.
Overall, we thought the hotel was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The staff were always pleasant and smiling, very helpful, and hard working.
I think it is sad that some people complain over every little thing. I never expect anyone to kowtow to my every need and am happy to have a holiday away from everyday chores, cooking and cleaning etc. We thought the hotel was ideal and enjoyed ourselves very much.Thank you to all concerned, hope to see you again.
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