We stayed at The Sultan suite at mid-may 2012.
Overall we were very impressed with the boutique hotel - it had a resort feel to it.
Location - $6-$7 SIN cab ride to ION on orchard. It takes around 10 minutes to walk to Bugis where you can catch the MRT to Orchard.
Make sure you visit the hawkers across the road - amazing food. $2.50SIN chicken rice. Cheapest we have seen yet.
Rooms - Amazing! Very spacious, loved the design! Big comfy king bed. Bathroom on the small side but nice. The hot water didn't last too long but it being so hot in Singapore it was not a big issue. Was disappointed there was no full length mirror in the room only the small bathroom mirror to get ready in front of.
No issue with noise. We hardly heard a thing.
Breakfast - Very disappointing. Same thing everyday for the 4 days we stayed there. A very simple buffet breakfast. Simple things like yogurt were not included. Coffee and tea were foul.
On more than 2 occasions there was no clean coffee/tea cups left, Teaspoons no where to be seen. No water/juice left etc. Some food not replenished. However the staff were nice and prompt when I pointed this out. As someone already suggested a simple a la carte menu - with the chef cooking to order would work much better for the small restaurant.
Rooftop Bar - loved the setup. Cocktails were great! you must try the apple martini! we shared the platter and found it quite tasty.
No pool or gym - would have been nice maybe even a spa.. but it did not bother us for our short stay.
Staff were nice and pleasant. Thought one guy at the reception acted half asleep and weird, like he was out of it when we asked him something.
We visit Singapore annually and would consider staying again if the issues mentioned above were fixed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sultan is a 64-room shop house style boutique hotel, nestled right in the heart of culturally vibrant Kampong Glam. Faithfully preserved and recreated from traditional Singaporean shop houses; The Sultan retains many beautiful architectural features that hark back to a time in Singapore’s past when Kampong Glam was a bustling shopping and trading district and shop houses were magnificently built with great arches and columns to be used by owners as both their personal residence and their place of business. The distinctive building which houses The Sultan’s main lobby is so prized for its historical and cultural relevance, and architectural beauty, that it has appeared on a 1996 Singapore postage stamp. At The Sultan, you won’t have to give up the perks of modern comforts and luxuries to get a taste of old world Singapore charm.Priding itself on good ol’ Singaporean hospitality, each and every single member of The Sultan family looks forward to making your stay one that is truly memorable. Be it a personalized walking tour through Kampong Glam, or just making sure you get your breakfast just the way you like it, The Sultan family hopes that you find in The Sultan a haven from the hustle and bustle, a refuge from the blazing Singapore heat, a home away from home.The Sultan boasts 64 hotel guest rooms, offering 8 different room types to cater to our guests’ different budgets and needs. No two room in The Sultan are exactly the same, spanning different visual themes, views and spatial set ups, giving our guests a little surprise each time they come back to visit us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sultan Hotel Singapore
- The Sultan Singapore