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The Residence At Singapore Recreation Club
Ranked #110 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

This was my third stay at the Residence - and for the third time, I wasn't disappointed.
As a welcome change from previous stays, they have now waived the Internet fee and are offering Internet access at a good speed for free - thank you!
This time, my room was slightly smaller, but still fully sufficient in size for a single traveller. Breakfast is decent, although not a lavish affair - particularly if you are pining for a decent selection of Western-style items such as a variety of cheeses, hams etc. But that's fine.
On the day you check out, you won't find a complimentary newspaper on your door. Just ask for one at the reception and they'll provide you with one for free.
When I asked what time I needed to check out on the day of departure, I was asked whether I would like to stay an hour longer in the room - that would be no problem. Nice!
Next time I'm in Singapore, I'll definitely try to stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

The Residence has just over 30 rooms above a recreation club. It provides hotel standard rooms with all the facilities of a recreation club right in the heart of Singapore. Two minute walk to MRT. Large swimming pool and great poolside bar with good value food and cheap beer.
Staff really helpful.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Very good location for shopping and the MRT, great value and the club atmosphere was pleasant despite some dress rules which didn't bother me at all, nice not being in a huge impersonal hotel. The breakfasts were OK, I think they could have had more fresh fruit and better tea and coffee but they did cook a good English style breakfast. I had no trouble with noise even on Friday night.
The bar was well worth visiting.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 5 October 2012 via mobile

Ok so it's not your average high rise in Singapore but really worth considering for your next stay. A short walk to MRT and around the corner from Raffles. When we entered the room my initial reaction was I didn't like it, it was hot and dark. But after turning on the very efficient air conditioner and opening up the curtains I slowly came around to what it offered. It was quiet with no traffic noise even though we were in the middle of Singapore. We did ask for a room at the back so I am not sure what the front rooms would be like. The breakfast was good and they also cooked eggs to your liking. The meals were quite yummy but the meals area is really cafe style. At the back of our room there is a door that leads out onto a very wide balcony area where you can see the laser show or just sit and enjoy the city lights bStaff were friendly and helpful and so all in all I would have to say it was a very enjoyable stay. I know we will be returning to Singapore at some time due to insufficient time to see everything and am pretty confident we will be staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

The SRC, when I stayed there, was walled and gated in like a prison fortress for the F1 race, which lent a certain odd flavor to the stay here, but altogether, I enjoyed my stay very much. This is a genuine alternative to the good hotels in downtown S’pore, and has often been remarked, the location can’t be beat. But these are the lodging rooms of a social/athletic club, and as always, that means there are many features that are *** rather than *****. That one should realize when booking, and then one will be satisfied as well. Lobby and hallways are cramped, the club atmosphere (this is the traditionally Eurasian social club in town, and actually it still seems to be primarily that) is not for everyone, and rooms are not big. But price-wise, contrary to some statements here, unless you have a very competitive corporate rate at a hotel like the Swissôtel or the Raffles, this is the most bang for the buck in the area.

The staff is fantastic and very helpful (special mention of James!), the rooms are nice and the a/c excellent. The breakfast is not ***** but an excellent ***, which is fine with me. Truly outstanding is the athletic division; this is the primary purpose of the club, after all. Especially noteworthy is the giant swimming pool with Chinese-style very hot water which made for great exercise twice a day for me (it opens early and closes late). Free, solid wifi; free printing of boarding passes; a free copy of the NST every morning for those who still read paper newspapers – what more do you want, both for a layover on the way to or from Oz or when in town for business?

Diagonally across the street, not more than 5 minutes, is a main MRT stop; right there is also one of the archetypical S’pore malls with excellent food court, restaurants, and supermarket which are the ideal source for quick and good supplies when staying at the SRC.

Room Tip: As this is a club, club members take precedent, and rightly, over outside lodgers. This means that...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

We enjoyed 2 visits to The Residence in September, an overnight whilst in transit and later over 4 nights.
The proximity to City Hall MRT and shopping malls Raffles City & Marina Square make this an ideal location. Also a short walk to the Marina Bay Esplanade and commercial precinct add to the attractiveness of the hotel position.
Rooms maybe small in the eyes of some but were very comfortable and well appointed for us on our short Singapore visit.
The Residence staff whether from reservations, security, housekeeping, reception and management must all be applauded for their degree of interest and service commitment during and prior to our stay, nothing was too much trouble including storing our excess luggage whilst we travelled outside of Singapore between our stays.
We cannot commend the Residence any more highly, a quality small hotel offering. we will return. Thank you Duncan and your team.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

4 of us stayed here in 2 rooms after reading reviews on trip advisor. We were aware it was not a hotel as such and was a rec club with some rooms.
The location is great -close walk to food, metro station, raffles, shopping centre .
The room was small-medium size but enough room for us. It had a well outfitted bathroom( usual shampoos and lotion, cotton buds,toothbrush, scales,magnifying mirror) nicely presented marble bathroom.everything worked!
The colors and presentation of the room were clean and stylish.The bed ,pillows and sheets comfortable and good air conditioning. Desk with pen paper,kettle.complimentary 2 bottles of water daily (even though Singapore water is fine to drink). The room had a shared balcony with a lovely city view. A nice aspect. The room also had a wardrobe with a safe, robes,and slippers . I commend them on being the first hotel I have stayed at which had room for both our suitcases to sit opened for easy access at a level higher than the floor.
The breakfast had variety and changed daily- with eastern and western options.Eggs made to order by friendly staff. Average coffee even though they had a coffee machine.
Pool area was clean and the spa was nice to relax at the end of the day. The pool area is a bit like a grotto and has that atmosphere about it.
The staff were always friendly and helpful with maps and directions and Especially when we needed our bags stored as our flight was the evening after we checked out. They let us use the pool and change/ shower area to freshen up before our flight. The change room had deodorant hair dryers and all you would need.
I would stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for the view facing the city , with balcony if you can
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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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
#90 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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