You can`t do better at this price in Singapore. Have stayed 4 times over last 10 years or so.
Used to be called Gateway Hotel so if you have an older taxi driver tell him that. Younger driver will want the street No (60) to GPS it. I paid SGD 97/night via Agoda who are very reliable as are Expedia. Excellent for short stay stop-overs in Sing.
Rooms, newly refurbed, are very good. Staff now v friendly and helpful. They have obviously paid attention to reviews.
Communications: Free local calls from your room or lobby (dial 7 for line). Free Wi-Fi is good but would not connect in my room (224). Fine in comfy lobby. Staff offered to get their IT guy in to fix it but short stay so told them not to bother.
Getting there: If you have luggage, family etc do not take MRT.It is 10 mins min walk from nearest stations (Eunos or Payer Labar) and Singapore is hot! Get a cab for 12-15 SGD.
District: Multi cultural. A bit of a red light area but you could take your grandma to this hotel. In my case difficult as there is not yet an MRT link from heaven. If you read the hotel rules beside the bed, immorality is not allowed! Quaint but it means that this is most definitely not a short time joint.
Many low price excellent restaurants. Western breakfast a bit difficult as hotel has no coffee shop. Hint to Champion, do a deal with next door. You could walk 15mins down Joo Chiat towards Parkway, past all the Karaoke joints, you`ll find good breakfast spots and wonderful old style Singapore architecture (5 mins taxi). Or wait til 9.30am, pop across rd to Joo Chiat Centre, look for the yellow chairs (near Maybank), get 2 hot boiled eggs, toast and sweet Sing tea for S$2 pp. Unless you want chloresteroll OD, ask for no lard on toast!
Last Tip: Save luggage weight, buy new shoes in Singapore. Good value, especially men`s.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Champion Hotel, a trendy and cozy boutique hotel nestled charmingly along the famous Joo Chiat Road. Known for its rich multicultural heritage and vibrance. The 80 newly renovated and refurbished guest rooms are housed in a 4-storey conservation building. The guest rooms are spaciously designed and warmly decorated to ensure you a comfortable and pleasant stay. It is easily accessible via public transports and approximately 15-20 minutes taxi ride from Changi International Airport. A wide range of eateries are available for you to choose from within close vicinity to satisfy your gastronomic cravings day and night and also not forgetting the interesting tourist attractions around. Champion Hotel is an ideal choice for all travellers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gateway Hotel Singapore
- Champion Hotel Singapore