This isn't a very good hotel. It is a cheap 4 star hotel, with pealing paintwork, threadbare carpets, musty, damp rooms, ancient noisy air conditioning, and very poor quality food. (see photo's).
You can tell from when you arrive that from the staff to the complimentary cosmetics, everything has been done with saving cost as the most important factor. This hotel is run by a bean counter not a hotelier.
I arrived needing change for my taxi, I had to lift my suitcase out of the boot of the car as the concierge was chatting. I went to the desk to get change and I was redirected with a point to someone else so the person I approached didn't have to break conversation with his colleague.
Check-in was easy but the walk to the room soon showed how nothing had been invested in the upkeep of this hotel for what seems like ten years. I had a porter showed me how to open the door and prolonged his goodbye expecting a tip, I hate that.
The bathroom as a bath with a shower attachment and a shower curtain, a sure sign that nothing has been done since the 90's with regards to interior design.
I was hoping for some greenery, I was looking forward to an oasis in the metropolis. But outside the windows all I could see is a steel and glass 'scaffolding' which must be there for some reason.
The room service 'snack menu' was a selection of fried things that you might order in 'Hooters'. A sure sign that there isn't anyone who has any restaurant skills working the night shift.
The breakfast was a miserable affair, the same old 5 cold cuts, a bowl of crispy bacon shavings, a couple of anemic sausages,, some mushrooms, pre-made tiny round hard pancakes and cheap maple syrup. There was a chef making omelettes, and a crappy coffee machine to help yourself from. Then you get the same at every cheap hotel one type of dumpling grandiosely titled as 'dim Sum' and fried rice, and lukewarm noodles.
Arriving for breakfast they try to push you in the the worse table, sitting with shoulders touching next to other diners, even though restaurant is only 5% full.
A selection of those mini danishes, a small fridge of yogurts, and three cheap cereals, and that is your lot.
I tried to get a taxi, but after waiting 5 minutes it became apparent they haven't even ordered one. I am dreading going back their this evening after work.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Goodwood Park Hotel is Singapore’s distinguished heritage hotel. Housed in a uniquely designed building dating back to 1900, our 5-star hotel is an endearing pioneer of the Singapore tourism industry. Much of her original beauty has been faithfully restored, with the Grand Tower gazetted a national monument in 1989. Conveniently situated in the city centre and surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, the hotel provides a quiet retreat for discerning guests with the hustle and bustle of the city at its doorstep. Goodwood Park Hotel is conveniently located within the proximity of Singapore’s shopping and entertainment hub - Orchard Road and is a 10 minutes drive to the Central Business District, making it an ideal choice for both leisure and business travellers visiting Singapore. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Goodwood Park Singapore
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