I stayed here due to my friend winning a voucher for 2 nights stay (Deluxe Room) at this property..I gave some value of money to her in exchange for this voucher, actually I also got the winning voucher of Quincy hotel which I already used with my family much earlier..
Thank you so much to Ms Tirsa (Far East representative sales person based in Jakarta), that really kindly assist me to confirming the booking and also granted my special request), thanks also to other Far East colleagues in Singapore..
When i first arrived around midnight here, me and my friend kinda confused to find the entrance since we arrived from East Coast Road side and found the Katong V Mall which connected to the hotel was already closed.. but we later found the way anyway and was amazed by the lobby which is really nice, elegant, spacious, clean and well decorated.. both Check in and check out later was also smooth..
We got room in 10th floor which is really nearby the elevator.. The room itself is with good size and i like the modern Peranakan style of the room.. Size of bed is more than OK and really comfy with good quality..The room comes with good and many amenities, such like hair dryer, they even got flashlight and weigh scale..the TV is also really big..
Like i mentioned before, that I ever stayed also in Quincy hotel, same group with this hotel, what I really like and is a really good plus is the Free Wifi that is provided by the Far East hotels group..the Wifi is so STRONG and we enjoyed using that in our room..bathroom is good also, comes with shower room.. and the room got nice balcony and some quite good view of the area.. so far, for 4 star hotel rate, this hotel is really really good and give satisfaction..
as for location, yes, this hotel is not in the city area, but still is really fine and the location is actually is around halfway between airport and city, and the surroundings comes and is famous with many local food eating places, I also tried famous 328 Katong Laksa (1 of my favourite food in Singapore) that got 2 branches nearby the hotel area.. I have not yet try Five Star Chicken Rice nearby but people said that is also delicious and famous.
for access to airport, is really easy since hotel provide FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE for both transfer in and transfer out. (me and my friend used this service for transfer out and it happened only 2 of us that were escorted at that time to airport so that we experienced private transfer-like service..hehe..) How about going into the city ? not give us much problem, since the front desk lady helped us to inform which bus to take and board to the city, and we then just go down to the Katong V Mall, go out and find the bus stop nearby and then the bus was coming then we took it service.. I forgot which number of bus, maybe 148.. it took about 20 - 30 minutes to city area, depend on the destination, Marina and City Hall area will took less time to arrive than if you aiming for Orchard area.. later, when we need to go back to hotel from city, we took bus number 138 to arrive back to hotel and we even had chance to visit and got late dinner in lively Geylang area not too far from Katong area..
Actually I got small concern, that the hotel could not provide any breakfast box (I already asked for it), since we need to go to city at morning, and then we had to skip the breakfast on January 14th, but later we tried the breakfast on January 15th which is really good, and personally i think it got many selection of foods, even there is nasi lemak.. overall, i really satisfied with the breakfast menu, many choices of food.. :) and the breakfast site (Katong Kitchen on 4th floor) is nice and well decorated..
as additional information, there is also gym and nice round shaped swimming pool on 4th floor, and the view is also nice from there, better than from our room balcony, we experienced the fresh air and wind breeze of the area in the morning.. there is also Parkway Parade mall nearby the hotel and we got chance to visit the mall also..
Overall the stay was very nice and thanks for the hospitality, we really enjoyed our stay.. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Village Hotel Katong, as its name suggests, brings with it the Nonya flavors of Singapore's Eastern regions of Katong and Marine Parade. This non-smoking 229-room hotel, which features Superior, Deluxe, Club, and Family room categories, provides great value for travellers. All rooms come with an opening balcony, and range in size from 28m2 to 45m2. Village Hotel Katong draws its inspiration from the Peranakan heritage of its surrounding, which can be reflected in the hotel's Straits Chinese design accents.Village Hotel Katong is one of the few hotels which are located near Changi International Airport, and is just opposite Parkway Parade, one of the biggest shopping centres in the East of Singapore. The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle service to and from the hotel and airport. The shuttle services Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3, and operates from 05:00am to 00:30am every day (no reservations are required). ... more less
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