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    Hotel- convenient, central, decent

    Will be spending 3 days in Singapore in a months time.

    I've used all the sites to find a decent hotel but I want real, first hand advice please.

    Budget for hotel is about 3-4000 Baht a night maximum.

    Close to the best places to eat, shop and walk. We will also be visiting Universal Studios theme park.

    I know I can look at as many maps online as I wish, but again would like to hear from those who've actually been.

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    These are near the 4 floors of whores Pat..

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    Top 3 Budget Hotels near Orchard Road ? BudgetHotels.sg

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    Thanks man, that Fort Canning Lodge looks good. Will go on shortlist. Still a bit pricey though.

    But...The link from that page takes me to a 2012 ad for Maroon 5 in concert

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    Ibis hotel in bencoolen street should be in your limit. Quite OK, although not desperately central, but plenty of transport options.

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    Aha!! The Ibis.. I almost forgot

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    Transport is cheap although most other items more than Bangkok on my March visit, if you smoke drink or need aircon restaurants, hawker food is good better quality than some here but double the price.

    Bon voyage

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Thanks man, that Fort Canning Lodge looks good. Will go on shortlist. Still a bit pricey though.

    But...The link from that page takes me to a 2012 ad for Maroon 5 in concert
    Have you not thought about investing in a good pair of runners and going back to your old ways?

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    Fuck staying in an Ibis, have a look at this......


    The New Mercure Singapore Bugis has 395 heritage inspired rooms located in the heart of Singapore's arts and cultural district. Also situated within 5 minutes from Bugis MRT, the hotel offers unlimited mobile Internet access on a handy smartphone, a chic lobby lounge at BARtistry@One22, meeting facilities with an outdoor terrace and western restaurant at Sauces by Chef Daniel. Other facilities include a gym with access 24 hours and an infinity lap pool.
    And only 70 euros a night in a months time Pat on Accor's website with best price guarantee.you can sign up to their membership scheme for free on their too.





    There's also a Novotel and a grand mercure on there within your budget and if you scroll down you will see a 3 star Mercure in Batam for 14 euros a night


    https://secure.accorhotels.com/store...PYO_3OvKffcndg

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    Is buggery legal in Singapore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    Transport is cheap
    You didn't get a taxi then. the taxi driver i had was telling me about his 14,000 dollar rolex on his wrist

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    Taxi's used to be cheap. Now with Day long ERP charges and extra surcharges they are becoming an expensive way to get around. Even more so if you are used to Bangkok Taxi prices !!

    Cheers, TP

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    I'm booked into the Carlton City in December, but I picked it for proximity to the partner's office and no other reason.

    Coincidentally and subsequent to my booking, a friend stayed there last month and said it was the bollocks and he really enjoyed it. Which is nice.


    Carlton Singapore hotel | New hotel Singapore | Carlton Singapore

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    I picked it for proximity to the partner's office and no other reason.
    Bollocks, theres an ibis next door

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    I stayed in an area called Geylang, lots of 2 or 3 star hotels there, but may not be posh enough for Pat's tastes. It was very near an MRT station & had lots of Chinese & Indian cheap restos. Lots of convenience stores too. But then, I'm not posh.

    To go to Sentosa Island, you can either take the bus, train or cable car. If you're posh, take the cable car. Or you could do cable car 1 way, bus or train to get back
    I went by bus, then came back by train. There's a nice food court in the mall where you get off the train.

    You could also go on a day trip to Malaysia (bus) or Batam island, Indonesia (ferry) if you or your gf wants to add stamps to the passport, 3 countries in 1 trip.

    Public transpo in Sg is very efficient, no need to take taxis. That's how the proletariat dobit. Lol. The Marina bay sands & art-science museum were nice.

    Cheers & enjoy your holiday! Post pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Fuck staying in an Ibis, have a look at this......
    Fair point. But I know I can get a smoking room at IBIS....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    I picked it for proximity to the partner's office and no other reason.
    Bollocks, theres an ibis next door
    Nope, you lost me.

    Explain.

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    I just turn the shower on to its hottest and fastest. And smoke in the loo if theres no balcony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I just turn the shower on to its hottest and fastest. And smoke in the loo if theres no balcony
    I use this puppy; tastes almost the same as a Marlboro light but not smoke and no smell.

    https://www.govype.com/uk/e-cigarett...ck-starter-kit

    Comes in handy on long haul flights as well.


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    I usually stay on, or near, Jalan Sultan.

    it's in the Kampong Glam area. loads of great little bars and funky/quirky shops along Haji lane. easy 10 minute walk down to Bugis if you want serious shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    the same as a Marlboro light
    May as well go for these mate:


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    There's a new Premier Inn just opened up at Beach Road next to Golden Mile.

    Handy for the Thai supermarket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    the same as a Marlboro light
    May as well go for these mate:
    Yeah, remember you said that when you're gasping for a tab after eating on the plane.


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    Try the Park Regis on Merchant Road.

    Stumbling distance to Clarke Quay and just across the road from the MRT.

    Nice rooms, gym and pool.

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    @pat - I don't know if you've been to Sg, but in case not: if you plan to use public transpo a lot, then buy the transpo card, will save you time. Orchard rd is good for (expensive) shopping. Chinatown is good for a visit too. There's a nice temple & some stalls selling knick-knacks, in case your girl likes those. Sg is a very clean & orderly, albeit an expensive city!

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    It'll be my SG debut, hence my inquiry.
    But the info I've got here has been good, and when I checked, the Ibis Novena was going for 49 a night. Obviously that will fluctuate.

    I checked some basic everyday costs and it's about roughly double the prices of Thailand. I can handle that, and I don't wanna start silly budgeting. If we stayed at a cheap hostel, we'd need another trip to get over that when we get back to bkk

    Keep the info coming, cheers

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