This must just be a bad time to stay in the hotel... for starters, the Bencoolen MRT station is being constructed right in front of the hotel, making it only accessible through a back alley/side street by Waterloo. Quite conveniently, the Bras Basah station is a very short walk away through this alley though, but it was still not very pleasant having to take a back alley to and from the hotel.
The lady at the front desk was not very welcoming (my companions felt she was rude, in fact). The room I stayed in had a renovated bathroom (thank goodness, since I've read so many horrible reviews about bathrooms here) BUT there was an awful stench coming out of the sink -- must be old pipes.
The room was generally clean but the beds were very uncomfortable - they were too soft, not the same quality I've gotten used to in other hotels. Internet too was quite spotty, although I do appreciate that the wifi was free.
Perhaps the biggest flaw of this hotel was the breakfast buffet. If you can get a good deal without breakfast, might as well take that if you really must stay in this hotel. Breakfast was horrible. Horrible! Stayed two nights here and the breakfast was bad both mornings. The food was bland, and the selection limited.
My expectations were high for this hotel since it was only about 40sgd less than a similar room with breakfast at the Ibis Bencoolen. I had in fact preferred such hotel but my office arranged this booking for me. Stay elsewhere if you can.
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