Very Good73 Reviews
0.15km from Pasir Panjang Post OfficePrice: We were here during the super peak Lunar New Year period for a week. This was the only hotel in this area that didn't triple their room prices. That means their management is a fair one. Room: To be really honest, the room wasn't in the best shape. The paint on the bath tub was peeling, and the air-conditioning was the really old, centralized kind that it's always either too hot or too cold, you can't really control it. However, the silver lining was that it was spacious enough (19sqm compared to most other hotels at this price range are 14sqm or less), and for sgd100 in Singapore during a super peak period, we can't complain. Just be wise and bring your own shampoo/conditioner/shower gels. Otherwise, they do provide the good ol' bar of soup and fresh towels, if that's all you need for a simple shower. Service: Most of the staff were lovely, probably because they are older and fatherly, and were more than happy to recommend us places to visit and helping us book taxis. Vincent remembered our names and greeted us warmly every other day (because he works every other day), and even showed us his family photos, helping us with the food and baby chairs for our kids. Really sweet guy. Breakfast: It's always stir-fried bee hoon (thin rice vermicilli) on Tue/Thu/Sat and fried rice on Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun. On top of that, one egg and one sausage, free flow toast, coffee and tea. It's supposed to end at 930am (or 10am on holidays? I can't remember), but they start clearing up by 925am. If you meet the nicer staff, they'll still get you some food. If not, there's always 7/11 nearby. Location/Food: Most who chose to stay here was for its walking distance to NUS (National University of Singapore), or just a few bus stops away from NUH (National University Hospital), or that that they work in the marine line where they need to visit the ports along Pasir Panjang Road just few minutes away. Having said that, this location is God-send for us because it's hard to find food in most neighbourhoods this time of the year (most Chinese stallowners will be on a break!) but not here! Just a 100 metres walk away is a stretch of eateries and stores --- the Chinese Hong Kong restaurant ran by China Chinese, the two prata shops ran by Malays and Indians, and even the Thai store was open throughout this festive season. We were also thankful that 7-11 was open 24/7 throughout too. If you're into exploring the less known places in Singapore, steering away from the usual touristy recommendations, here's a fab list that's really close to this hotel (all of them less than 2 kilometres away): - Pasir Panjang Vegetable Wholesale (and the hawker food centre nearby) - Haw Par Villa - Singapore Yacht Club - NUS LKC Natural History Museum (awesome find!) - Vivocity and the connecting Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore are indeed touristy, but they're pretty near too, 10-minutes ride away.