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Hotel Bencoolen Singapore Reviews
Good location, but not exactly worth the money Dec 08, 2010
I booked a room at Hotel Bencoolen for 5 nights during my SAE trip in december.
I picked this hotel because it was the same hotel as the start hotel of my GAP adventures tour.
I know that hotels with good location in cities like Singapore are not cheap and usually very small.
Hotel Bencoolen is conveniently located quite close to Dhoby Ghaut MRT station and very close to the new circle line stop Bras Basah.
There's a food stall and a 7 eleven across the road.
You can easily walk to Bugis, Chijmes and Clarke/Boat Quay from there.
So locationwise I was very happy.
The rooms were expectionally small. Didn't even know where to put my suitcase.
A/C was effective, but loud and sometimes spilled out drops of water.
Cleanliness is ok if you're not so picky.
The room was equipped with mini fridge and water kettle, but that's standard in most asian hotels. It was nice to have an in-room safe.
There's WiFi internet, but you have to pay extra to use this service.
Breakfast was included, but except for freshly baked eggs was pretty crappy.
Staff was friendly and helpful.
I paid about 70 Euros per night using Agoda for reservation.
I think I would stay there again if I could get a good offer, but it's not worth more than 50 Euros.
Other than that I would recommend paying a little extra for a place like the IBIS on Bencoolen, or maybe check out the cheaper Hotel 81 Bencoolen, which is right next door.
Also check out Hotel Victoria on Victoria street, which is located near Bugis.
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Quite Comfy Hotel Sep 03, 2009
When I went to Singapore on July 2009, I got some hotel issue with the local that made me switch place in a sudden. A friend recommended me to stay at Hotel 81. They are all around. One suggested me at Hotel 81 but when I took a cab there to the Bencoolen street, I got into the wrong hotel. It's actually next door with the Hotel 81. I am writing a review on that one also.
The Front Desk office wasn't really nice. But the room was quite large, and clean. Sure you don't expect something like deluxe 5-star hotel.. but for me, a nice clean bed and esp. nice clean shower is already heaven. I am quite a hygiene freak. I can go dirty outside, play in the mud and whatever, but at the end of the day, I still need a clean bed and bathroom, and I mean, really clean. For me, this hotel (well the room I rented) was quite good.
It was quite a good price when I was there before the summer peak season. Twin Bed, only SGD 118 per night. The price may varies though.
Hotel Bencoolen Overview
The hotel is conveniently located on Bencoolen Street, and it takes only a short time to reach Orchard Road. Guests at the Hotel Bencoolen will be able to find many places in the area where they can have a drink and enjoy the nightlife of have a bite to eat. They can also find historic sites and museums to visit. Guests that choose to stay at the Hotel Bencoolen Singapore will find that they are only a short distance from many attractions. Some are easy to reach with a walk, but others require a rental car or the use of public transportation.
The hotel offers 84 rooms from which guests can choose. Guests will find nonsmoking rooms at the Hotel Bencoolen Singapore. Some of the amenities in the rooms include bathrooms, ironing boards, hairdryers, and air conditioning.
Guests of the hotel who want to keep in shape will be able to use the onsite gym. The hotel also offers a Jacuzzi and a pool where guests will be able to relax.
Hotel Bencoolen Amenities