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Old 13th Mar 2019, 13:11
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Singapore

Can anybody recommend a budget hotel in SIN pls with approx room rate.?

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Old 14th Mar 2019, 07:06
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Try the New Majestic.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 06:16
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The Ibis on Bencoolen is a well located, with at least 20 bus routes stopping outside the door, or a 5 minute walk to Bugis MRT station.
Probably US$110 per night.
Within 10 minutes walk you can see Little India, Arab Street and Atlas, the latter cannot be described but do pop in for an early evening drink.
If you are so inclined there are at least 10 churches within 15 minutes walk.
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 15:49
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Try the New Majestic.
The hotel's FB page says it is closed.
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 21:07
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Premier Inn is not bad next to the Golden Mile arcade.
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Old 30th Mar 2019, 01:35
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Hotel 81, they have about 20 scattered around the island, all should be around USD80 a night.
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 05:20
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You can always try the more expensive hotels and try negotiating. I stay in the MO usually, but occasionally the Shangri la, and have on occasion got their prices down, depends largely on season, and more importantly what is on in town.

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Old 6th Apr 2019, 21:00
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Mercure Roxy.
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 09:11
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Mercure Roxy.
I stayed here for the Formula 1 in 2016. Good choice if you want a 4* level of accommodation for less than £100 a night, the sacrifice being that you’re a couple of miles outside of downtown Singapore. The MTR hasn’t reached this part of Singapore (yet) but there’s a major bus stop right outside the hotel and you can buy an EZ-card to use public transport from the 7-11 mini-mart just over the road from the hotel. The Roxy also runs a complimentary shuttle to / from Changi Airport.
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 14:28
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I'll second Hotel 81 if you just need somewhere to sleep at a low price. Stayed at the 'Cosy' on the western edge of Chinatown - and the rooms were indeed cosy - don't expect much space!! Also stayed at one on Bencoolen in 2015, but it does not seem to be listed anymore. I find that a good way to search accommodation and get indicative rates is via Google Maps.
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 05:19
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Mercure Roxy.
The drawback here is the major roadworks right out front for the aforementioned MRT. It'll be great in 2022 when it's finished, but right now it's a real PITA.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 07:10
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Agreed, stayed there in January this year, not nice at all at the moment.

A point worth remembering about the inner city hotels, taxis will come to and drop you off at your hotel but if the road has double red 'No Parking' lines then a taxi will not stop for you should you try to flag one down in the street. Also the Indonesians have bought into the hotels in Singapore so some hotels have no bar, booze only served in the room and there is no pork on the menu at any time, it is worth checking before booking.
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Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
Agreed, stayed there in January this year, not nice at all at the moment.

A point worth remembering about the inner city hotels, taxis will come to and drop you off at your hotel but if the road has double red 'No Parking' lines then a taxi will not stop for you should you try to flag one down in the street. Also the Indonesians have bought into the hotels in Singapore so some hotels have no bar, booze only served in the room and there is no pork on the menu at any time, it is worth checking before booking.
also applies to some Malysian owned hotel groups - some vile substitute for proper bacon/ham at breakfast.............
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 14:33
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You are of course referring to Beef Bacon and Turkey Ham the cardboard replicas of the true porcine product.

Quite honestly if you are going to Asia go Asian, Roti Canai, Nasi Lemak, Char Kuay Teow, Nasi Biryani and a whole lot more.

Save the bacon and eggs until you are back in blighty.
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Old 28th Apr 2019, 18:28
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I’m reminded of a discussion I had with the restaurant manager in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

“Do you have any bacon?”
”Sorry Sir, this is a halal restaurant.”
”But this is a four-star international hotel.”
”But this is a Muslim country, Sir.”
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Old 28th Apr 2019, 19:43
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One of the best good value feeds is a murtabak (several spellings) at Zam Zams at the west end of Arab Street, really good and huge portions unless you are careful. An institution for many decades.
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If you like sea food and don’t want to pay over the top prices I can highly recommend the Newton Food court located at the end of Scott’s Rd. it’s an outdoor venue with large number of varied small restaurants. Nice atmosphere, mainly locals. Tiger prawns, crayfish, lobster.... all super fresh & reasonably priced. Got stuffed to the gills last time I was there. And the time before that, and the time before....... anymore Sin trips on my roster and I’m gonna need to visit uniform stores for bigger trousers.
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Old 15th May 2019, 11:48
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Oddly enough, my recollection of Newton Food Centre was quite the opposite; that it was a bit of a tourist trap, was relatively expensive in comparison to less well known food centres, and that the vendors were a bit on the assertive side - I lost count of the number of times I had a menu thrust in my face as I walked round.
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Old 15th May 2019, 13:10
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Even oddly’er, I’ve just been told it’s been knocked down ! But yes the vendors were certainly ‘assertive’. I put it down to being part of the charm of the place. And haggling over the price has always been part of the entertainment. I will check out the veracity of it’s demise next time.
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