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“Its in Orchard Road, near Dhoby Gaut MRT station”
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YMCA One Orchard
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Its in Orchard Road, near Dhoby Gaut MRT station”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Hotel (or hostel) location is just perfect; right at the start of Orchard Road. It would be hard to get a hotel at this price along Orchard. With the MRT, everything is within easy reach. Carrefore Supermarket is just nearby. Rooms are ok and clean, although a little outdated but the lobby, corridors and cafeteria are nice and modern. Breakfast buffet is ok, with a good spread of quality food. It tends to get crowded though if you are not early. I booked a family room, which was just good for a family with 3 young children. Since if you are vacationing in Singapore you hardly stay in your room, this hotel with its reasonable rate is perfect. My family went to Universal Studios and watched the Song of the Seas after, we arrived safely in our hotel a little past twelve midnight at the convenience of the MRT.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 Thank rse-wpi
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YMCA-IH, Sales and Marketing Executive at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, 22 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback. We will improve to serve your better.

We look forward to welcoming you at YMCA International House again on your next visit.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2012

The location of the hotel right at the beginning of Orchard Road, net to the National Museum and about a block away from the Art Museum; not bad for starters. We also enjoyed it for several other reasons:

1. The breakfasts were wonderful in that they catered to both Eastern and Western tastes. Since I like Chinese congee and lots of fruits, I was very pleased. A;so, there were eggs, beans, sausages, toast of various kinds, sale, pastries, fish, tea, coffee, etc. etc.

2. Our room was pleasant, all the equipment seemed modern and functioned very we'll: AC, wifi, shower, safe and it was very clean.

3. While the price was much more expensive than our accommodations in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, according to the research I had done about Singapore, it was not unreasonable.

4. Some of the staff was helpful with directions and advice about site-seeing, but not all.

5. The Y is within walking distance of several large malls with food courts.

6. The swimming pool on the roof was lovely, very refreshing. Not good if you're allergic to chlorine.

7. We had dinner at the Y our last night, and it was quite reasonable and good.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the elevators since that space in front of the elevators was freezing and i...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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YMCA-IH, General Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your kind feedback.
This would indeed encourage and inspire our team to reach higher.
Although a hostel, we aim to punch a little higher ... to offer hotel standards.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Antipolo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2012

The hotel was clean and neat. It is not as luxurious as the others but it is good value for money. The location is great! It is just a stone throw away from the MRT station and the National Museum, and there is even a bus stop right in front of the hotel. The staff were kind and accommodating. The buffet breakfast was just ok, but it was filling and again, worth the price.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank rafael1_toribio41
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YMCA-IH, General Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your positive feedback.
It is very much appreciated by my team and I.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the near future.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2012

We stayed at this hostel last February 2012. As the family room was already fully booked, we requested for connecting twin rooms at the top floor. As this is a hostel, don't expect room service, means that you have to bring your own luggage to your rooms.The rooms were adequate in size, just enough for four people to move around. The rooms were clean and the shower had good water pressure even during peak morning hours. However, the beds were a little short for tall people.

The free buffet breakfast were somewhat boring, having the same variety almost everyday. They have a spread of American and Oriental flavors. Food taste were on the average.

The best thing about this hostel is its location, having all sorts of land transportation conveniently situated near the proximity of the hostel is a big plus... makes going around the city so easy, but when taking a taxi back to the hostel, you must specifically tell the taxi driver that it is at one orchard, or else, they will take you to YWCA at fort canning road. I had to argue with the driver about that, I even showed him the hotel's business card.

I would probably stay here again the next time I'm in Singapore.

Room Tip: higher floors offer a great view and quiter surroundings
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank yl_len246
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YMCA-IH, General Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your honest comments.
Your feedback on breakfast is duly noted.
I will personally work with Chef to have a wider buffet breakfast spread.
We look forward to welcoming you again.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Stayed in this hotel last January. The hotel's location is one of its advantages. It is close to the MRT and a walking distance to the many shops on Orchard Road. Room is clean and basic. Breakfast buffet is likewise basic but sufficient. Overall it is a nice cheap hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank akoybyahe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2012

I was a guest at the YMCA from 13-15 March 2012.(1)The reception at the front desk were just businesslike and impersonal.(2)The housekeeping department should keep the room cleaner not with hairstrands still left on the bathroom floor after cleaning the room!(3)The housekeeping should CHECK first any small plastic bag containing personal items left on the BED not in the bin before just throwing them away!! I left my boxes of MEDICINES on the bed and they just threw them away without checking first for left behind belongings!! For that YMCA has very BAD impersonal housekeeping staff!! Thank you for giving me a chance here to tell as it is. My family and I have been staying at the YMCA and other hotels everytime we visited S'pore but this is FIRST for throwing away left personal items especially medicines for hip surgery without checking first!! The YMCA and TRipAdvisor should EVALUATE and REPRIMAND their staff and services better!!

  • Stayed March 2012
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1 Thank mayarni
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YMCA-IH, General Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your honest feedback.
We indeed appreciate you taking time to write this review.
I note your comment and will include your feedback into our next staff training.
Thank you once again, we do hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2012

located strategically in heart of Singapore, only 5 min walk to Dhobi Ghaut MRT and you can get around Singapore easily. the staffs are also very friendly - they really care about you. standard room, bathroom is clean, breakfast is nice, speedy wifi, the room price is also not too high - so worth it - you have to try.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank ifoeng
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Property: YMCA One Orchard
Address: 1 Orchard Road Ymca, Singapore 238824, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 227 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — YMCA One Orchard 3*
Number of rooms: 111
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