Hotel in Singapore?

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#1 Nov 5th, 2009, 00:15
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We (me + wife) will be going there for a few days early next year and need a recommendation for a hotel and advice as to what it would cost.

What we want is comfy but simple. If it was here it would probably be in the 1,000 to 2,000 rupee range.
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Hi Nick-H,
from shopping and Indian food point of view, choose any hotel in Little India area. Internet booking will give good discounts, like every 4th night free stay. If you book otherwise, you pay full. You should be able to get hotels costing about 50-65 Singapore dollars per night.

There are many near the Mustafa market, close to metro station as well.
#3 Nov 5th, 2009, 01:42
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Hi Nick,
I booked with Agoda.com and stayed in Fragrance Crystal Hotel for 3 nights(1600 Rps a night) It's 5 minutes to the subway, clean, tv, hot water, a/c and quiet. There is lot ladies of the night in that area but we had no problem ,there is decent food all around.
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It looks ok, but somewhere quiet at night would be nice.

Even though we are visiting a relative there (but she is not been there long herself, and residents are often least familiar with hotels) I think the internet booking sounds like a good idea.

Thanks for the suggestions. The pricing sounds about right.

Actually, if it is affordable, and wife allowing, I want to stuff myself with Japanese food while I am there!

Couple of months yet for decisions, so all suggestions welcome!
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Not my favorite board, Nick; but, have you tried Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree Forum? http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntre...&keywordid=102.

LP's main site itself features various options for both searching hotels and seeing reviews and stuff I think, that you might try your luck at.
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I usually book through these guys after cross-referencing with hotels own web site. I’ve always got a better price through wotif. For a splurge their mystery deals can be good value. You can also cross-reference with trip adviser for other travelers opinions of particular hotel.

http://www.wotif.com/hotels/singapore-hotels.html

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Nick,

I always prefer to stay in a Hotel called Albert's court pretty near Little India.

www.albertcourt.com.sg

Very Decent place. You can check the prices in their website. You have a good (small and medium) restaurants surrounding the hotel. Breakfast is complimentary and of course they also have Japanese food.

The best place to eat japanese food is just take a stroll towards clarke quay from Albert Court. Just 100 to 200 meters away, You will find a group or Japanese food caterers.

Just behind Albert court, you have Vasantha Bhavan and a few other indian restaurants.

Hope you are going to Sentosa Island. Dont miss it.
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That looks very nice... maybe a bit too expensive for us? You can tell me more at the next Chennai meet.

Thanks for the LP and wotif hints.

General question: with the online booking sites, does one get the best deals by booking as far in advance as possible?
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I've never found a better deal by booking a long time in advance. Wotif,s prices seem to remain similar over a period of months yet there are variations for different days of the week.

I've stayed at the Inn Crowd a couple of times. It's backpacker oriented and has a great location in Little India. The web sight is very informative and the guys who run it are friendly and helpful.

http://www.the-inncrowd.com/index.htm

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Might well give that one a try if I go on a pretend-I'm-much-younger trip by myself. Might even check it out while we're there, for that purpose. For the two of us, though, something more middle-aged would be in order. I like the look of BPPrasad's Albert Court, but the prices might be a bit high.

Anyway, there's a good selection of suggestions here to have a session looking through with with Mrs N --- but feel free to contribute more!

Wotif looks good for direct price comparison too.

Useful suggestions
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Sorry to have neglected this for a few days.

Thanks very much for that list of hotels which look pretty good from the budget point of view
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I've stayed at Hotel Peninsula on Coleman Street few times and liked all my stays there. Great location. It has been 3 years since I've been to Singapore but I used to book single occupancy for about USD 50 those days. Checked their site http://www.ytchotels.com.sg/sp-ytcexcel/ their rack rates look higher now. It is a very nice place to stay if you can get it around Rs.2K.
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Thanks, I'll check it out.

Anyone any thoughts on Value Hotel Nice? Is it, err.... nice?
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Thanks for your recommendations, everyone: I just booked Albert Court.

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