Let me start by saying this is not a Marriott, Hilton, or any other type of bland chain. If that's what you want, they have them in Singapore also ! I travel a lot for work and have done for over 15 years, at this stage I like hotels with character, history and convenience to local life. Hotel 1929 has all of this in abundance.
To reiterate what a lot of the other reviews say, the rooms are small, the sink is in the room, the shower stall is also the toilet (smaller than some cruiser boat heads) and I absolutely love this hotel. Oh, and the bed is very very comfortable :)
However, the staff are amazingly friendly and helpful, chatty and knowledgeable about the city and things to do, especially the more cultural, natural and ethnic parts.
It's right on the edge of Chinatown, with a buzz and bustle just down the street but not right outside, the noisiest part during the week is the Hindu temple just down the street, weekends it's a bit noisy outside, but what are you doing in your room so early when the bustle of Chinatown is at the end of the street ! It's walking distance to the Chinatown MRT and thus accessible to pretty much all of Singapore.
if you want to come to Singapore to party and shop, this is not the hotel for you. If you want an experience in part of Singapore which is true to the culture, to walk around and see the city, to experience the ethic diversity, then this is your hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel 1929 Singapore