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“Ok hotel, amazing location but rather overrated on tripadvisor” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Residence At Singapore Recreation Club

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The Residence At Singapore Recreation Club
Ranked #102 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
Zurich, Switzerland
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139 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Ok hotel, amazing location but rather overrated on tripadvisor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

The Hotel was very nice, the staff helpful and the rooms ok (except an utterly obtrusive smell of artifical water melon, which drives you crazy in the beginning, but you get used to it). The location is simply amazing, the hotel is in the very centre (mrt station city hall), next to the raffles, stamford etc. Atm there are unfortunately some construction done, which however is only a transitory nuisance. The breakfast buffet though was rich in choice, but a bit poor in quality , the eggs are good.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Schdero
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

The room was small and not set up to accommodate our child when we arrived late. This necessitated us waiting late at night for the fold-up bed to be set up which was not fair on a young child who was exhausted after a flight from Australia. As the room was so tiny, this required furniture to be removed and crammed in every corner. Also, they didn't even bother giving him a sheet to sleep under, just a blanket. Quite frankly, there was no room for an extra bed which The Residence charge a lot of money for.

Other issues:
The fridge did not work which is appalling given the climate;
The safe did not work and had to be fixed;
Air conditioning took ages to work its way through even a small room;
There are steps from the top part of the room to the bed part which is very dangerous, especially after having a drink when you are out! To attempt to solve this problem,there is a light on the steps which doesn't appear to be able to be turned off which is most annoying if you like darkness when you are trying to sleep.
Breakfast buffet was just okay with the Asian food in particular being very disappointing.

The service, throughout, was friendly and efficient, with the location of the hotel being superb.
One tip - taxi drivers do not know this hotel as they don't associate the Singapore Recreation Club as having accommodation. Just tell the drivers to go to Singapore Recreation Club or the SRC as it is known in Singapore.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank sheepster1964
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hanoi - vietnam
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2011

Location is perfect and room very correct but a little bit small. But breakfast is just terrible. The Club Members did not seem to be very happy to see you even if you spend money in their Club...

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank sosohanoi
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Manila, Philippines
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2011

Not your regular hotel, but great location near Raffles City, bus and MRT stations, walking distance to several tourist spots ie. Esplanade, Merlion etc. Very clean and well appointed rooms, excellent staff service, friendly and accommodating, too! great value for money, considering that lodging places in Singapore are quite expensive.

We stayed here for 6 days upon the recommendation of a friend, and have never regretted our decision to do so. We would consider staying here again next time we're back in SG.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank lulugirl74
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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

The Residence is the accommodation part of the Singapore Country Club - a "Members Only" recreational facility in the heart of Singapore. The Country Club dates back to colonial times and includes a large indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, restaurants and function rooms. The accommodation is limited but this all adds to the charm of the place.

I travel a lot (see www.get-smart-travel.com) and am always looking for somewhere different to stay. The Residence is not your traditional high-rise modern Singapore hotel. It is very reasonably priced, breakfast is very substantial and included in the price, and the location is ideal. Nicely appointed air-conditioned rooms which is a must in the tropical heat of Singapore.

Overall it has a slightly elitist feel however, without an elitist price tag.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Tony S
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London, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

We had booked the hotel for 4 nights but left after the first. At least they were kind enough to let us leave without a penalty.

This is a club. Not a hotel. And has all the problems associated with such a set up. Including trying to keep the kids quiet at night, because the whole place is deathly quiet.

Good for singles or couples without kids.

Otherwise I'd give it a pass.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Miran_Ali
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Lebanon, New Jersey
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124 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

If you want a well located base for visiting Singapore with a view over the playing fields of the Padang, the Resdence is the spot for you. Price wise it's a bargain by Singapore standards.
Service is friendly and proactive.
Downside is that the rooms are small and the setting on the top floor of the Club is cramped and uninspiring. Meals are served in the Poolside cafe in the basement and the restaurant is functional but very unglamorous .
Need an affordable central location? The Residence does the job very well. Want something fancy? Look elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank foliumnondefluet
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Property: The Residence At Singapore Recreation Club
Address: B Connaught Drive Singapore Recreation Club, Singapore 179682, Singapore
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Region: Singapore > Singapore > Marina Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#85 Business Hotel in Singapore
#87 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Residence At Singapore Recreation Club 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 26 deluxe rooms, in a central location conveniently located near the business district, major attractions and shopping centres, The Residence at Singapore Recreation Club offers travellers an oasis of entertainment and pleasure. Located just minutes away from Singapore's newly opened integrated resorts, it is perfect for those new to the Lion city or visitors who want to experience Singapore in a new light. ... more   less 
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