We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Terrific Location”
Review of Fort Canning Lodge

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 12 more sites!
Fort Canning Lodge
Ranked #157 of 317 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed 6 March 2014

The location of this hotel is terrific .MRT accross the road and very close to Orchard Road,10 minute walk to Clarke Quay and very easy to access shopping and many of Singapores tourist attractions .Room was average but clean and well equiped .
Breakfast was ok and if you get there about 0930 they do not refill supplys .
Staff where not friendly and we felt it was take,take at all times .

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank flashbear
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (788)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

235 - 241 of 788 reviews

Reviewed 23 February 2014

Basic and small room, hard beds, reasonable breakfast. Popular with school groups, there were lots of students when we were there. Easy to get to the MRT station through the mall parkade - take the elevator down from the 4th level to the ground floor and cross the street. It is pricey for what it offers, but easy access to transportation and shops makes it a good choice for a short stay in an expensive city.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank electronicpaper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Some reviewers have criticised Fort Canning Lodge for its lack of service. I must say that having stayed there for four nights I found it perfectly adequate. It's not luxurious or stylish - there are no paintings on the walls and the cafe is a pretty basic - but it does the job if you want a functional room close to Dhoby Gaut MRT station. It's not very cheap - I paid $190 a night, which seemed steep - but it is perfectly clean and well run. The reception desk was very helpful when I asked to shift rooms - I was due to work in the room all day and wanted to look at Fort Canning Park rather than the walls of the adjoining Park Mall - and they made it happen very easily. (This turned out to be a mistake, because on a Thursday and Friday night the thumping music from the Fort Canning Hotel penetrated my windows. So be warned.)

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the park, but not on the weekend!
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Peter S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Stayed three nights at Fort Canning Lodge.
Firstly, if getting a taxi from the airport be careful they do not drop you off at the YMCA, they are within a few minutes walk of each other but it is a real pain after a long flight, in the dark to have to walk dragging suitcases to the YWCA. Not the fault of the YWCA tam though, just something to watch out for.
Singapore is very expensive at the moment and this place is good value for money. First impressions of the room were good. It was very clean, twin beds, a small desk and a wardrobe. There is a safe in the wardrobe, ours did not work and despite trying to fix it the staff were unable to do so. Was not a major inconvenience for us, my in laws were two doors down and we stored our valuables in their safe. Bathroom was a little small with no real bench space, the shower worked well and the room was also clean.
The location was great, a very easy walk, using the shortcut through the Park Mall, to get to the Dhoby Ghaut MRT station. From there you can get anywhere. Asked for help at the information desk, they gave me a map of the network which was fantastic for the rest of the trip.
The restaurant was good, reasonable range of food for the buffet breakfast with a spread of Asian and Western options. We had lunch there one day also which was good value for money with a two for one deal on.
Front desk and other staff were friendly and helpful.
Overall I was very happy with the Fort Canning Lodge and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank TropicBali
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

my wife and i stayed in your property from end January till early Feb,the service we received from Front Office is really fantastic!!!! especially from 1 of ur staff Firdaus.He never fails to joke and greet us when ever he see us..one word to describe him. he's phenomenal!!!! keep up the good work young man!!! kudos to YWCA for having a great staff.
yours sincerely
m/m Pitt

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
3  Thank langbuana1948
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Decent location. Not in the centre of the most happening places but very close to it. Walking distance to MRT which connects to all parts of town. Clarke Quay is only 10 minutes walk! Very small rooms esp if you are 2 people. Breakfast is decent.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Swati D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Hotel is in a nice peaceful area near Dhoby Ghaut metro station and city centre. Hotel is clean and nice, beds are a bit too hard, and service is really bad. Breakfast is ok, I've had better. Worth to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Paula T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Singapore hotels
Hotel Fort Canning
#35 of 317 in Singapore
1,344 reviews
Hotel Innotel
#97 of 317 in Singapore
450 reviews
Kampong Glam
Santa Grand Hotel Bugis
Santa Grand Hotel Bugis
#125 of 317 in Singapore
1,034 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Strand Hotel
#150 of 317 in Singapore
483 reviews
The Quays
Robertson Quay Hotel
Robertson Quay Hotel
#244 of 317 in Singapore
914 reviews
Value Hotel Thomson
#206 of 317 in Singapore
1,387 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Fort Canning Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Fort Canning Lodge

Address: 6 Fort Canning Road YWCA, Singapore 179494, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #157 of 317 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range: £67 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fort Canning Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owned and managed by YWCA of Singapore, Fort Canning Lodge is located beside Fort Canning Park, 275 m from Plaza Singapura. It features a swimming pool and air-conditioned non-smoking rooms with cable TV. Guests enjoy free parking. The Lodge is a 5-minute walk from the National Museum and 150 m from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station. Changi International Airport is a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Most rooms offer views of the city, pool or park, and are equipped with a mini fridge and tea/coffee maker. Hot shower facilities and toiletries are provided in the en suite bathrooms. Guests can enjoy a stroll in the park opposite the lodge. Luggage storage facility is provided at the 24-hour front desk. The Coffee House serves a variety of local and Western dishes. A la carte menu options are also available. Dhoby Ghaut is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping, clean streets and convenient public transport. This is our guests' favourite part of Singapore, according to independent reviews ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, Expedia, Asiatravel.com Holdings, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, Ebookers, HotelsClick, HotelQuickly, 5viajes2012 S.L., getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your Fort Canning Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ywca Fort Canning Hotel Singapore
Ywca Fort Canning Singapore
Fort Canning Lodge Singapore

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing