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The Residence At Singapore Recreation Club
Ranked #112 of 316 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed 7 September 2011

This was my second stay at the SRC - and I was again not disappointed. While the building itself and the design of the rooms may not be everybody's top favourite, it's no doubt an excellent choice if you are looking for a (very!) centrally located and affordable (by S'pore standards) place to stay for a few nights. Almost all of what I wrote in my previous review (posted 16th March 2011) still holds true - so I won't repeat myself here.
I'm happy to report that the less-than-optimal quality of the coffee at breakfast has been fixed. Guests can now get decent coffee from a self-service espresso machine.
My only dislike - charging for Internet access - still applies; I just don't think this is the thing to do for a modern hotel nowadays, and as before, it almost deserves a reduction of my rating to 4 stars. I knew that the free wireless@SG service was available in parts of the hotel and requested a room in this area. I was told that this could not be guaranteed, but on arrival I was happy to find that it worked out just nicely. Thanks!
I was surprised that some reviewers complain about the site of the rooms. Mine was a decently-sized room with plenty of space for myself and my laptop (room 318). Certainly not what I would call small!
Oh - and their bedlinen is really comfy and quite luxurious.
Next time I'm in Singapore, I'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

The Residence is perfectly located close to the main attractions and next door to the City Hall MRT & Raffles City shopping centre (good food). The Hotel was nice and quiet, rooms were very nice although small, which meant that it was only a double bed - which was a little too short for my tall husband. As we had a late flight, we were able to use the gym and pool (towel & goggles provided also) in the afternoon, which was great - although be aware that this is not a resort style pool, but a heated, underground sports pool. Great breakfast also.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

The Residence at Singapore Recreation Club was recommended by Singaporean acquaintances and we chose it for this reason as well as for the reasonable price. All facilities, room decor and bathroom were what we would call 4 star quality. Being well located - just across from The Fairmont Hotel, Swissotel - Stamford Hotel and Raffles being just across the road. This is a Club and so is very different from traditional Hotels with the rooms and reception being located on the 3rd floor - away from the ground floor club entrance. The Reception staff were extremely helpful and generous with their time. Our room was spacious and it had all facilities (tea coffee making facilities etc with complimentary water). Breakfast was included in our rate. The only negative was that our room faced the road which is a very busy crossroad and on Saturday night it was extremely noisy. If we were to return we would request a room over looking the sports grounds. Otherwise it is excellent value.

Room Tip: If you prefer a quiet room ask that your room NOT overlook the road.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kathryn O
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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
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1  Thank Schdero
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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
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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
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Thank sosohanoi
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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
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Thank lulugirl74
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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
#94 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
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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