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Strand Hotel
Ranked #147 of 319 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed 1 February 2012

I've stayed here for many many times and Strand hotel is decent and good value for money. Situated in very good location as train station and big shopping mall are nearby.There is a convenient store Seven eleven and food court in front of the hotel open 24 hours. So convenient as you just have to cross the street to get a variety of foods any time of the day or even in middle of the night.
Room and toilet are clean but a bit old and run down. Seemed to be always run out of stock/unavailable every time we requested for extra pillow/ blanket or hair dryer.

For Singapore, this hotel will make a good choice if you are on a budget but expect for a good location. After all, this is a budget hotel and you get what you paid for.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

I have mixed feelings about this hotel. We stayed in this hotel back in 2005 on a family trip & had good memories of it, so decided to stay here again.

We got a Standard double bedroom for 6 nights, and paid SGD 140 per night. Complementary breakfast was included. Singapore is a very expensive city so this was a good deal.

Booking was a hassle. This hotel is not listed in any of your regular online booking sites (including tripadvisor). Their website doesn't provide enough information on rates/room availability either, so we had to email back & forth to sort out our booking. Wasn't excruciating, but still was a hassle. On the plus side, this hotel was available, during peak holiday time.

We got a surprise when we got off the taxi. We were dropped off on top of Bencoolen St: The part of Bencoolen Street where the Strand is located is closed off to traffic and is essentially a construction site. Apparently it is going to remain this way until 2016 (they're building an MRT line). I would've appreciated it if the hotel had bothered to mention this information to us beforehand.

The staff were friendly enough given the Singaporean standards of "friendliness". The doorman insisted on a tip for pulling our bag down the stairs and putting it in the taxi. The room was sparse & comfortable, working airconditioning, the beds were fresh and clean, but can't say the same for the rest of the room. The windows hadn't had a clean for ages and the carpets were a bit icky and were not vacuumed properly. The bathtub fittings were aged and were a bit worse for wear. But the bathroom was clean. The rooms were cleaned daily.

The complementary breakfast consisted of a buffet (tea, coffee, juice, pancakes or french toast, fruit slices, noodles, toast, bread) and a set meal of eggs, baked beans, sausages and bacon strips (no bacon for halal). It's no fine dining restaurant but this was quite alright and filling. You get your "breakfast vouchers" daily, from the reception.

Excellent location despite being in the middle of a construction site. The Bras Basah MRT station is a few meters away, and not too far from Bugis or Dhoby Ghaut either.

The decor was a bit questionable. It felt as if someone started prettying the place up and went "that'll do" half-way through. There was some sort of jungle/human anatomy theme going on which was a bit off-putting. But hey... it's a budget hotel!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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9  Thank woolymitts
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

If you're on a budget, this is a great option.
It is in a fantastic location. Easy walk to Orchard Road, two minutes from the MTR station which will take you wherever you want to go.
The rooms are huge! We stayed in a family room - my husband and I and two of our children. There were beds for all of us and still room for my daughter to turn cartwheels.
Breakfast is interesting. You sit down and automatically get a plate of eggs, sausages, bacon, baked beans and something else either a hash brown or a pancake etc. You then help yourself to toast, fruit, juice, coffee and tea and cereal.
It's clean, big, in a great location, with excellent water pressure in the shower and free WiFi!
What more do you need!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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8  Thank fishwifeSydney
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

My friends and I got a family room... 1 double bed, 2 single beds. It was perfect for us! Cable was ok and so is the hot and cold shower. You could see the the main street from our window. Across the st. there's a 711 store and lots of restaurants. We are very near the subway and bus stops and a few blocks away from Cathay mall, I.T / electronics mall and Bugis Junction. Really a nice location :)

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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6  Thank pass_d_duchy
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

I was at hotel strand for 3days with my husband and 2yrs old baby.we gotta nice clean large room with good view.clean and big barthroom.they are giving free breakfast buffet with many stuff. Hotel is very close to orchard road. Nice hotel.good service from the staff specially from philina at front desk.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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2  Thank pancho123
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Address: 25 Bencoolen Street Strand Hotel, Singapore 189619, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
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Bar / Lounge Airport Transportation
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Ranked #147 of 319 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range: €69 - €157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Strand Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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