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Kestrel 13th Mar 2019 13:11

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

cheers

judge.oversteer 14th Mar 2019 07:06

Try the New Majestic.
cheers.

Sultan Ismail 19th Mar 2019 06:16

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.

India Four Two 24th Mar 2019 15:49


Try the New Majestic.
The hotel's FB page says it is closed.

hunterboy 24th Mar 2019 21:07

Premier Inn is not bad next to the Golden Mile arcade.

Rush2112 30th Mar 2019 01:35

Hotel 81, they have about 20 scattered around the island, all should be around USD80 a night.

Mr Mac 6th Apr 2019 05:20

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.

Regards
Mr Mac

Private jet 6th Apr 2019 21:00

Mercure Roxy.

Andy_S 8th Apr 2019 09:11


Originally Posted by Private jet (Post 10441031)
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.

Squawk 6042 8th Apr 2019 14:28

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.

Rush2112 14th Apr 2019 05:19


Originally Posted by Private jet (Post 10441031)
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.

parabellum 15th Apr 2019 07:10

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.

Asturias56 17th Apr 2019 12:15


Originally Posted by parabellum (Post 10447789)
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............. :yuk:

Sultan Ismail 17th Apr 2019 14:33

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.

India Four Two 28th Apr 2019 18:28

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.”

Audax 28th Apr 2019 19:43

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.

Ekly 13th May 2019 23:07

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.

Andy_S 15th May 2019 11:48

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.

Ekly 15th May 2019 13:10

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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