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“3 night stay at the heat of the city”
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Jayleen 1918 Hotel
Ranked #179 of 312 Hotels in Singapore
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“3 night stay at the heat of the city”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

i stayed inthe hotel for 3 nights with my wife. the location is excellent as it has very easy access to MRT station and clarke quay. china town is just a 15 minutes walk from the hotel and there are many night life activity around the area

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We stayed at this hotel for three days in April. Excellent location: few minutes away from MRT & taxi stand, famous CQ is only 5-10 minutes walk. You have free wifi in the room (not very fast but ok). Breakfast which are also free are quite nice (eggs can be prepared as you like, variety of fruits, no pork or lard used). Free tea & coffee facilities in the room + bottled water every day. Very helpful staff! The only thing is tiny room though everything is so well situated that you almost didn't notice it

  • Stayed April 2014
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Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Pictures tell everything, it's nothign special but fulfils the need of staying. Very nicely located in the city, short stroll to few MTR's to reach everything. Shopping center, places to eat and main sights are just around the corner.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

A nice hotel is located in the middle of Singapore close to the main sights, shopping areas, MTRs. Personnel is polite & nice speaking very good English. Breakfasts are just ok (almost the same every day. Laundry is given & recieved at reception yourself (give it up to11 am so to have it back next day). The room was small, bathroom had some black mold in it, the linen was ok but not very white. The price is mainly for location which makes this hotel worthy staying in.

Room Tip: Try to avoid the rooms looking out the construction. It s too noisy down there
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We stayed at the Jayleen 1918 in Carpenter St for only 2 nights in February 2014 while on our way to India.
I booked a Family Deluxe room which had 3 single beds to ensure that we had sufficient room, using one of the beds for our bags.
No need to post pictures as the room looks exactly like the website.
A/C and wifi was very good as was hot water and the bathroom was large - room overall was very clean.
Beds were comfy and we slept well. A common feature of Singaporean beds however is that they are short. I am a short person myself and found my feet hanging over the end of the bed. Taller people may find this a major issue if staying for a longer period in any of the cheaper hotels in Singapore.
Reading local papers you will see beds advertised with five foot mattresses!
Breakfast mainly catered to the taste of domestic tourists but Clarke Quay is nearby with a Starbucks and a hawker's centre. Breakfast is such a subjective meal i hesitate to recommend anywhere but there are lots of choices.
Over the road from Jayleen there is another hotel with ads for cheaper accommodation in walking distance from $35 Singapore for dorm beds.
Bear in mind that check in times in Singapore are not until 3pm at most hotels - at Jayleen check in is 2pm - time your flight accordingly or arrange early check in.
At another nearby hotel we paid $30 for early check in at 9am - it was well worth the money after a night flight.
One thing about Jayleen - if leaving early in the morning, we had asked the night manager to organise a taxi for us without realising there was a rank over the road.
He arranged for a specific cab who appeared to be a friend to take us to the airport - this guy charged us twice the going rate $50 as opposed to the usual $25.
Watch out for this as when you exit the hotel taxis will approach you if you have booked or not, even at 4am.

Room Tip: I would book a family deluxe room again, purely for the extra room.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Monza, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

I stayed in a triple room for 3 nights in August 2013. The Jayleen is in a central position, Chinatown and Clark Key are within some minutes of walk. The room was very small and always umid (we had to keep the A/C always on, but I guess it's standard in Singapore). I never had breakfast, so I can't say if it was ok or not.
Choose this hotel if you want to stay in the center of Singapore without spending too much.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Struisbaai, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

A lovely Hotel, close to Clarke Quay, Funan Digilife Mall and Clarke Quay MRT station. The rooms are extremely small but the embroidered bedding, Bar Fridge, great shower and comfortable bed make up for it. You also get free Wi Fi and bottled water in the room. The flkat screen TV has CNN, CNBC, HBO and Australia Chennels.
Breakfast is very tasty with eggs made to order (if you don't fancy the pre-prepared scrambled eggs), Asian Noodles, Fried Rice, fruit, cereals, Tea and Coffee included in room price.
The Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful.
Overall, Singapore is very very expensive, so taking that into account, not a bad deal S$ 190 per room per night.
We had room 209 which unfortunately only has a view of an inside courtyard.

Room Tip: Try to book a room with a street view
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Jayleen 1918 Hotel
Address: 42 Carpenter Street Jayleen 1918 Hotel, Singapore 059921, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#83 Business Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Jayleen 1918 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Jayleen 1918 is affordably priced and located right in the City Centre, close to the Singapore River, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay Entertainment District.It is walking distance to Raffles Place, Chinatown, The Esplanade, and within 2km to Suntec City Convention Centre and Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre and Hotel.Both Tourists and Business Visitors alike find this hotel ideally located and suitably priced.The Hotel has a heritage look, both on its external facade, as well as in the decor of its rooms, while being modern, recently built with Free Wifi and Free Local Telephone Calls. A sumptuous American Buffet Breakfast is also included in the room rates. ... more   less 
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