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“Standard Room with special room service upon request” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Darlene Hotel
Ranked #259 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Standard Room with special room service upon request”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Quick Review:

Pro: Standard room, Affordable, and free-wifi (Yay!)
Con: Unsatisfactory cleanliness
Direction: Kallang MRT station -> Walk 10 minutes OR
Aljunied MRT station -> Take any bus which have stops at Opp Mohd Salleh Mque


Okay, since this is my first time in Singapore, the environment of the Darlene Hotel is not what I expected of the modern city of Merlion. (Direction) I took the MRT from Changi Airport to the Kallang station and walk to Lorong 8. The first scene that caught into my eyes was probably the most awkward situation I can be with my parents. There are legit(?) prostitutes standing guard and looking for giving you good time right in front of the hotel main entrance. This is probably the place to look for if you want to have a good(?) time.

The check-in procedure are pretty standard, a small issue happens as they didnt get the notification from AsiaRoom in time to put on my reservation. But it was easily solved. However, a close observation on their price range, would tell you that the main customers for this hotel usually stays for a few hours only (if you know what I mean). Luckily, on my cases there were no extra services/ extra sound effect in the 2 nights of my stay.

The room cleanliness is at doubt, maybe they have fast-paced customer flow, making them did not take the cleaning work seriously. There are cigarettes ashes in the drawer, and some fruits skin under the bed. The towels provided are in bad condition. The only good thing about this hotel is their free wifi, they have repeaters for each floor, so the speed and connection are satisfactory.

Would recommend this if you are just having short stays over there without your parents/family, and 120% recommend if you want to have tra la la time.

Stay away! If you coming with your children to avoid them asking why are those women wearing in such revealing skirts outside the hotel. Nevertheless, please enjoy another sight of Singapore while you are in Geylang ;)

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JaysonHoo
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

You know you're in a dubious hotel when you arrive and the entrance is surrounded by prostitutes and the rates are displayed by the hour... there was a constant check in of couples looking for an hour away and prostitutes with their clients, why else would you rent by the hour? Saying that it was much quieter in the morning, it's not really peak time for that.

The room was sort of clean, small and very aged. You get free wifi and you are steps away from Geyland Road where you will find lots of cheap and cheerful restaurants where we had great Chinese food. It's a couple of stops away by MRT from the centre but it's 10 minutes walk from the station but then it's quite cheap for Singapore prices (which are generally expensive).

Was amusing to arrive to the room hearing the screams from the lady next door having sex and trying to impress her customer... you don't get that too often elsewhere. So extra points for entertainment value.

The bed covers never seemed to be used so they were stored in a cupboard but then again, if you rent the room for an hour you probably wouldn't use them, right? The air conditioned is controlled centrally so we had to disconnect the room's lights as it was kind of cold with the air conditioning at full blast - you see, we weren't getting as much exercise as the he neighbours.

You sleep in the bed wondering if you'll wake up with insect bites but then on the up side the pillows are covered in a plastic leather with the linen on top so I guess that makes them fairly resistant to insects if not a bit stiff to the touch. We didn't get any bites.

We stayed one night and on the way back we decided we couldn't stay again in the same place... for obvious reasons.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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9 Thank CarlosB
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I stayed there for almost - month. Its ok not to have a discount but every morning at 11am the rude woman wud keep on calling n calling our room until we wake up just to ask whether we wanna extend or check out. If we wanna extend she would demand us rudely to come down n pay wherelse its only 11am!!The cleaner is much more better than the morning staff at the counter!There are cocroaches too!3weeks of staying there n came 1 fri when the staff told us tat we hv to check out the nx day cos its fully booked!wth!!we are with a lot of things n we stayed there for already 3 weeks n u ask to checked out??When i demanded to talk to the mgr or bos,the counter guy claimed tat hes the boss!N guess wat, on sunday check out at 11am n if u wanna extend until 6pm u have to pay another 70dlrs!! Dun mind paying if the plc n service is gd but this??? Rather stay at 81.. guys,juz an advice..DONT GO THERE...

  • Stayed January 2013
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Property: Darlene Hotel
Address: 32 Lorong 8, Singapore, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Geylang
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Ranked #259 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Darlene Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 62
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