Stayed for a week at the Amara on business. This was my company's preferred hotel, due to it's proximity to the office. Having worked and lived in Singapore for this company, wondered about the choice, knowing the price. Better deals to be had in Singapore for sure. Check in was fine, but after waiting 15 minutes in my room for my bag to be delivered, went down and got it myself. Good job I did, because they had the wrong room number on the tag anyway. Room was adequate and clean, bed was very good, usual hard Asian style which I don't mind. Bathroom sink was missing the stopper, broken off some time ago, which was an inviting trap to lose jewellery, toiletry items, small children in. One day my towell actually had holes in it, it was that worn. And my usual gripe for people that read my reviews, failure to replace the tea bags I had used in the morning. How hard can it be, see 2 used tea bags, surmise that they will require replacing.
Breakfast is good, included in the exhorbitant price, as was internet, but hard to get a table if you were there after 7:30, If the hotel is full, they should open up to the eatery on the other side for table space. Knowing my way around Singapore, the location is good, five minute walk to MRT, then you are 10 minutes from anywhere.
Note that throughout the hotel they promote the Czech Microbrewery, in lifts, in hotel guide etc., even saying they are the only hotel with a microbrewey in it. Went for dinner there one night, but when I went to have it put on my room, was told they are not part of the hotel. If you eat there, and the food and beer is good, make sure you have cash if your credit card is not Visa or Mastercard.
Check out was efficient, but in usual style, I was pointed to the total amount and asked to sign. Requesting to examine the detail resulted in a dirty look. Of course the price per room quosted excludes ++ of 27%, which would come as a shock to Australians where VAT, GST etc, is always included in the quoted price. Finally, why don't hotels ask if you have an Airline Card you want points credited to when checking in or out? It was an early check out, and I forgot, Having spent nearly $3000 Singapore dollars there, would have appreciated those pints on one of my cards.
There are 2 new hotels being constructed in the area. Maybe this may force prices down.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amara Singapore is conveniently located within a few minutes' walk to Tanjong Pagar MRT station, in the heart of Central Business District. This business hotel is a short stroll to the quaint historical Chinatown and just minutes away from Singapore's new integrated resorts at Marina Bay and Sentosa Island. Singapore's famed Orchard Road shopping district is easily accessible within 10 minutes. The hotel's 392 rooms are designed in a minimalist concept complemented by facilities to pamper both business and leisure guests. Our column-free Grand Ballroom with a 500 auditorium seating capacity as well as four function rooms can be customized for events of all scales, from banquets and corporate events to meetings and exhibitions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Singapore Amara Hotel
- Amara Hotel Singapore
- Amara Singapore Hotel