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Hotel 1929
Ranked #127 of 306 Hotels in Singapore
Bali, Indonesia
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120 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

This was my 2nd stay this year.Arrived at 10.30am from the airport and was greeted with he news that my room was available.Great to be able to freshen up after an early start to the day.The room's are compact but functional.Great free WI-FI.The breakfast buffet was a good way to start the day.I didn't eat in the restaurant apart from breakfast but it seemed very popular at lunch time.
All the staff I met were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Thank stretford79
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UnlistedCollection, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, 26 September 2012
Dear stretford79,

Warm hellos from the team at Hotel 1929)
Thank you for taking time to write us a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at the hotel as well as the amenities provided.

Housed in a conservation shophouse, we do admit the rooms are compact but we had to the best of our abilities; fit it with the conveniences and needs of a modern traveler.

We do have 2 other sister properties, New Majestic Hotel located on the next street and Wanderlust Hotel that is located in Little India, that might interest you for your future travel plans to Singapore.

Thank you once again for your continuous support towards the hotel and we look forward to your return so that we may be of service to you once again.

Best Regards,
Yan Yi, Lai
Guest Experience Ambassador
Unlisted Collection: Singapore
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Berlin, Germany
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

I stayed here with my girlfriend on a backpacking trip. The place is centrally located in Chinatown with good food stalls around. The place itself has a lot of character with nicely styled, clean rooms, comfortable beds and super friendly service - they were very helpfull in booking a bus to KL. It's true that the rooms are quite compact as lots of people had indicated but absolutely enough space for some days in the city. I would gotally reccomend the 1929.

  • Stayed August 2012
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UnlistedCollection, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
Dear joergsesselmann,

Warm hellos from the team at Hotel 1929!
Thank you for your generous compliments.

Housed in a conservation shophouse, we do admit the rooms are compact but we had to the best of our abilities; fit it with the conveniences and needs of a modern traveler. I am glad that you have you enjoyed your stay with us at the hotel as well as what the surroundings have to offer.

We do have 2 other sister properties, New Majestic Hotel located on the next street and Wanderlust Hotel that is located in Little India, that might interest you for your future travel plans to Singapore.

We look forward to your return so that we may be of service to you once again.

Best Regards,
Yan Yi, Lai
Guest Experience Ambassador
Unlisted Collection: Singapore
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Port Pirie, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

Hotel 1929 is in a central position. This has its advantages and disadvantages. It's handy to Chinatown, shopping and public transport. We stayed for 10 days, and found the staff friendly and helpful. We booked a larger deluxe room, which was clean and comfortable. However we slept poorly during our stay. Our 2nd floor room was on a corner, with windows facing 2 streets. Pulling blinds down didn't block street light, or noise. Singapore never sleeps. At 1 am the incredibly noisy garbage truck woke us with screeching brakes, and yelling work crew. The noise of crashing bins marked the progress of the truck down the street behind us. Each morning at 7:30am the nearby temple roused us with 30 minutes of vigorous drumming, trumpeting and bell ringing. Light sleepers pack your ear plugs and sleep masks.

Room Tip: Rooms are tiny. We recommend a larger room for a longer stay.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Cheryl H
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UnlistedCollection, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Dear Cheryl H,

Thank you for your valuable feedback.
We are disappointed that we did not meet your expectations during your stay with us. Our guests’ ease and comfort is of utmost priority and we are taking measures to do what we can to eradicate/minimize the noise issue you experienced. We take our guests' feedback seriously and your feedback has been looked into and addressed with the relevant departments.

The streets can be a little bustling at night, and we would be glad to offer and assist with a room change if we do have availabilities facing the back lane. I am however glad that you enjoyed the hotel’s central location, found the staff to be friendly and helpful, and also the rooms to be clean and comfortable.

In the meantime, we hope that you would allow us the opportunity to welcome you back and impress you with our commitment to improve.

Best Regards,
Yan Yi, Lai
Guest Experience Ambassador
Unlisted Collection: Singapore
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Hobart, Australia
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

My second stay at this great little hotel. I like the convenient, quiet location and the comfortable rooms. The friendly staff are also helpful & the breakfast is a good start to the day. Quite sure I will stay again on my next visit!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Thank PaulTas
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UnlistedCollection, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Dear PaulTas,

Warm hellos from the team at Hotel 1929!
Thank you for choosing us as your preferred accommodation in Singapore.

I am extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at the hotel, as well as the location and that you found the staff to be friendly.

We look forward to your return so that we may be of service to you once again.

Best Regards,
Yan Yi, Lai
Guest Experience Ambassador
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London
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26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

A quirky and funky hotel not too far from Chinatown. The staff are brill, and go out of their way to help their guests, and are genuinely nice people.

The one down side is the rooms are tiny, and not much prepared us for that. Other than that, it's a nice boutique hotel that's good value for Singapore.

Recommend it for a couple nights stopover.

Room Tip: Pay a bit extra for a larger room...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Nabeel S
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UnlistedCollection, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Dear Nabeel_S,

Warm hellos from the team at Hotel 1929!
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as found our staff to be brilliant and genuinely nice.

Being in a conservations shophouse, space is indeed very much a constraint. However, we had to the best of our abilities, fit it with the conveniences and needs of a modern traveler. Perhaps the next time you are in town, we could have you try, New Majestic Hotel, our sister property located just on the next street.. With bigger rooms and a gym and outdoor pool as its facilities, we think you might enjoy it more.

We also have another sister property, Wanderlust Hotel located at Little India that is more whimsical and quirky, that might interest you for your future travel plans to Singapore.

We look forward to your return so that we may be of service to you once again.

Best Regards,
Yan Yi, Lai
Guest Experience Ambassador
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Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

I booked the cheapest room category here, and they warned me it was (I think) 9 square metres. And that includes the bathroom, behind a glass partition within the room space. When we call a room closet-sized it's usually an exaggeration, but I literally have seen closets larger than my room here.

But you know what? I liked it. It was impeccably clean, and I admired how their great design solved the space issues of such a small space. The colours were light and lively, and the bed was very comfortable. I was out sightseeing the whole time and just came back to sleep, but they offer a nice patio lounge if you want to unwind and your room is too cramped.

Singapore is full of cookie-cutter hotels, so I'm glad I took a hotel with character. The location on a preserved side-street in Chinatown is a huge plus too. The service was adequate, and the complimentary breakfast scanty, but minor details.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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1 Thank Blurgeshmurg
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UnlistedCollection, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Dear Blurgeshmurg,

Warm hellos from the team at Hotel 1929!
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at the hotel as well as its location.

Being in a conservations shophouse, space is indeed very much a constraint. However, we had to the best of our abilities, fit it with the conveniences and needs of a modern traveler.

We do have 2 other sister properties, New Majestic Hotel located on the next street and Wanderlust Hotel located at Little India that might interest you for your future travel plans to Singapore.

We look forward to your return so that we may be of service to you once again.

Best Regards,
Yan Yi, Lai
Guest Experience Ambassador
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

The Hotel 1929 has a great and friendly staff, is clean, conveniently located in Chinatown, has a distinctive and fun décor (the theme seems to be chairs of all designs). And (for Singapore) it is reasonably priced.
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The staff is what really make the Hotel 1929 great. In particular, Ummar at the reception desk was terrific. I arrived at around 1am having flown on a delayed United Airlines from Boston (over 24 hours). United had lost my bag. I was exhausted and not happy. Ummar was warm, helpful, and reassured me that my bag would eventually come (which it did the next evening). The other staff people were all very helpful, too. A good breakfast is included in the room rate.

The rooms are really tiny but very well conceived and designed. There was a place for everything and the air conditioning worked well.
I recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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1 Thank PoetryandTrees
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UnlistedCollection, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel 1929, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Dear PoetryandTrees

Warm hellos from the team at Hotel 1929!
Thank you for taking time out to write this lovely review.

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as its location.
Thank you for your kind compliments towards our team member Ummar. I would be sure to convey your compliments to him, the rest of the team as well as the management.

Being in a conservations shophouse, space is indeed very much a constraint. However, we had to the best of our abilities, fit it with the conveniences and needs of a modern traveler.

We do have 2 other sister properties, New Majestic Hotel located on the next street and Wanderlust Hotel located at Little India that might interest you for your future travel plans to Singapore.

We look forward to your return so that we may be of service to you once again.

Best Regards,
Yan Yi, Lai
Guest Experience Ambassador
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Property: Hotel 1929
Address: 50 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089154, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #127 of 306 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel 1929 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a city incandescent with modernity, in a town jiving with culture and on a street steeped in history, Hotel 1929 beckons with a whimsical mix of old world architecture and a nouveau chic interior.The hotel consists of fiver conservation shop-houses built in 1929, and features 32 individually designed rooms decked in a mix of classic designer and retro vintage furniture. 1929 is conveniently located near the Chinatown MRT station, a short walk away from the buzzing clubs and restaurants located at Club Street, and a 5 minute taxi ride from the heart of the business district. ... more   less 
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