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  • QwertyKnowsBest 301 posts

    Can anyone share recent Singapore hotels experience. It’s been a while since I visited and I have a 3 night leisure visit coming up. Thinking one of the Conrads using my HH status, although not sure which one as reviews vary for both including following the recent H4P review. The latest HH buy points 100% bonues deal which will save me about US$300.

    Also have IHG status and could use an Ambassador night.

    Thanks

    BBbetter 634 posts

    IC Bugis is one of HfP reader’s favourites. It blends heritage design with modern amenities in a nice central location next to a mall and subway station.
    Conrad centennial is a typical business hotel.
    Can’t go wrong with either, will come down to your specific needs.
    Read the Milelion blog for detailed hotel reviews in SG.

    QwertyKnowsBest 301 posts

    IC Bugis is one of HfP reader’s favourites. It blends heritage design with modern amenities in a nice central location next to a mall and subway station.
    Conrad centennial is a typical business hotel.
    Can’t go wrong with either, will come down to your specific needs.
    Read the Milelion blog for detailed hotel reviews in SG.

    Thank you.

    The real Swiss Tony 653 posts

    Stayed at the IC Robertson Quay last summer. Club lounge was nice/refined, standard rooms were very very small.

    We bought points for one room and again found the saving significant, although I did see SG hotel prices coming down significantly closer to the travel date.

    steve7612 32 posts

    Check out the responses I got when I asked last year:

    https://www.headforpoints.com/forums/topic/singapore-hotel-recommendations/

    Ultimately we splurged and went for Raffles as we only had a couple of nights, it was the most I’ve ever spent on a hotel but with the benefits through Amex FHR I have no regrets!

    qc 205 posts

    The IC at Bugis is our favourite – nice hotel in excellent location and the Club lounge is one of the best in the group. IC rooms are tiny with no storage as noted. I really didn’t like the Conrad at Marina Bay – very beige and the offerings in the club lounge were cheap and nasty.

    hugo r 281 posts

    Just come e back from a 15 night stay in SIN , stayed at the new Pan Pacific Orchard 5 nights – would not recommend, Mandarin Oriental 5 nights , it was great and recently reopened after being closed for a massive renovation, and the Fullerton 5 nights , we love this hotel and have stayed there 4 times.

    The Edition looks nice , recently opened off orchard road.

    With all the hotels above, we prob rebooked 4-5 times as the rates kept falling closer to arrival (think we were just lucky)

    Supergers49 225 posts

    My wife and I spent 5 nights at IC Robertson Quay and 5 nights at IC Bugis/Middle Road. Both were excellent hotels, and we were disappointed to leave ICRQ but in the end preferred the IC Bugis. It isn’t as modern but the rooms are bigger, there is a greater feeling of heritage and it is better connected, both on foot to the Indian and Islamic quarters nearby and by public transport to the rest of the sights you will probably want to visit.

    The one thing I would say, is if breakfast was a big thing to me and I was 25-30… I might chose the ICRQ. The breakfast menu buffet and menu were more concise and correspondingly the quality was better. Additionally there was a many more bars and nightlife around the ICRQ.

    G931401 12 posts

    Four seasons orchard was absolutely fantastic, location service and gym/pool were all absolutely brilliant. One of the cheapest four seasons around as well.

    Chabuddy Geezy 30 posts

    Agree with BB Mile Lion has comprehensive reviews of the major hotels in SG. He liked the IC Bugis and Conrad Centennial, but he didn’t rate the new Conrad.

    FH2 83 posts

    Just come e back from a 15 night stay in SIN , stayed at the new Pan Pacific Orchard 5 nights – would not recommend, Mandarin Oriental 5 nights , it was great and recently reopened after being closed for a massive renovation, and the Fullerton 5 nights , we love this hotel and have stayed there 4 times.

    The Edition looks nice , recently opened off orchard road.

    With all the hotels above, we prob rebooked 4-5 times as the rates kept falling closer to arrival (think we were just lucky)

    Hi @hugo r – I am considering booking the Pan Pacific Orchard so would be interested to know why you would not recommend it? Thanks.

    QwertyKnowsBest 301 posts

    Thanks to all. Opted for the IC Bugis as reasonable rate with lounge access. The IC Robinson gets regular poor (sensible travellers) reviews re how small the rooms are. One suggested a downgrade to HIE.
    My booking is for a ‘Heritage Wing’ as only club option available. Anyone know which wing had the recent refurb?

    BBbetter 634 posts

    Heritage wing is the older refurb. Main Tower was recently refurb.

    Supergers49 225 posts

    The IC Robinson gets regular poor (sensible travellers) reviews re how small the rooms are

    The rooms are definitely small. Far more aligned to short stay business trips.

    aseftel 268 posts

    Stayed at a Heritage Wing suite last year and didn’t think it was in particular need of refurbishment (although I suppose the heritage vibe gives some wiggle room in terms of shabbiness). Main thing to be aware of is that you will have a view directly into the shopping mall. Personally, I didn’t mind it as a bit of a novelty. It will seem like it’s a bit of a walk to the lobby, but there’s an unmarked door to a stairway that will take you right down to the lounge or the northern (mall) exit of the hotel – so it’s actually super convenient.

    AJA 1,069 posts

    Rather than starting a new thread I thought I’d just post here.

    I am flying to Singapore next week so am aware I need to fill in the Singapore arrival card up to 3 days before entry but I will also be flying to Koh Samui for 10 days before flying back to Singapore for one night before catching the return flight home.

    My question is do I need to fill in the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) a second time as I will be staying overnight?

    polly 288 posts

    @AJA
    Yes
    We just did that returning from HKT. So yep, am afraid. They didn’t retain our info, so had to fill all in again, annoyingly.

    AJA 1,069 posts

    @Polly Thank you. I guessed that would be the case but glad you’ve confirmed it.

    BBbetter 634 posts

    I will also be flying to Koh Samui for 10 days

    please post a trip report after your stay, as we are planning one for next year!

    Olly 242 posts

    I’ll be heading there in a couple of months on a work trip, but sadly our hotel budget doesn’t stretch to any of the hotels listed here or on the previous thread. Wonder if anyone had any recommendations for mid-range hotels either at one of the chains or independent?

    As an example, the sort of places (for chain hotels) our budget stretches to include The Vagabond Club, Indigo Katong or Sheraton Towers

    Jill Kinkell 155 posts

    We’ve just come back from Asia and had a few nights at the Singapore Pan Pacific, Raffles Boulevard. Our second time there. Room was fine with views of marina bay, but club lounge is fabulous. Elegant, great views, lovely food and drink.

    BBbetter 634 posts

    Indigo Katong has very good reviews.
    You can find cheaper hotels away from downtown. Transport isnt a problem in SG, so distance shouldnt be a concern. Capri by Fraser, HIX Novena or Courtyard Novena are some examples.
    Below blog has some reviews (though most were written during covid) – you might find one or two within your budget.
    https://milelion.com/hotels/singapore-staycation-guide/

    Keely 78 posts

    I stayed in the Indigo Katong on points last month. We liked the design, staff were lovely and the bed was fantastic! However we stayed only one night and I’m not sure I’d want to stay much more than that – the bathroom was a bit oddly styled with the toilet just as you come in the door and then the shower and bathtub (our upgraded room had both)over the other side next to the floor to ceiling windows. Breakfast is in the American bistro style restaurant attached to the hotel, we had this as an add on for (if memory serves ) £18pp which is good value for Singapore prices . It was perfectly adequate if not that special. I’ve just remembered that they also brought us some lovely chocolates (which my husband and I fought over!). I bought the points in the 100% sale so it was a good value redemption.

    RS 14 posts

    We are also travelling to Singapore for 3 nights in August. Currently planning to book Fairmont Singapore. Anyone have any have any knowledge if this is a good hotel or better recommendations that would be comparably priced?

    RG 59 posts

    I really enjoyed the Marriott Courtyard Singapore Novena. I know, not exactly flying high, but the premier rooms were genuinely well designed, much higher quality than some of the 5-star hotels I’ve stayed at around the world, and they had an infinity pool overlooking the city which never had anyone but us in it the whole week. Coupled with the usual incredibly high quality staff and a cracking breakfast array, I don’t think I’d stay anywhere else in Singapore.

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