Destination Singapore Beach Road
- Room Type : Queen Bed Room
- Stay Nights : 1 night
- Stay Num : 1 person
I chose "Destination Singapore Beach Road" because of their high rated review and affordable price. When I searched for a hotel online, I found their rating is high and the price cuts down 10,000 yen, and the location is also close to the center. Also I thought that the view must be nice as it faces the sea. As far as I saw the photo, the pool on the rooftop looked new and clean. I was planning to go to Johor Bahru after Singapore, so one of the reason is there is a bus station near the hotel.
What is the exterior of the hotel? Check entrance and reception
The street in front of the hotel. I expected the hotel building would be high rise and sophisticated but actually there are some more gorgeous hotel just around. So it looked like simple and small.....
In front of the hotel
A lot of vending machines were lined next to the carriage.
Hotel sign on the wall beside the entrance.
The entrance from inside
Check in procedure seems very smooth.
Front floor elevator hall. It is all simple and compact of the carriage, the front desk and the elevator hall.
Elevator floor button panel
Room floor elevator hall
Room floor corridor
Entering the door , there is a bathroom on the right, a full-length mirror and closet are on the left.
I felt the room is small rather than standard. I think it is no problem for staying only one person. I like the design of the carpet and furniture very much. Overall it was very new, no scratches were found at all. If I suggest to improve, it is good to place another desk and chair to utilize the space or getting the window bigger.
The room has air conditioning.
I like the mattress which is with good firmness . Four thin pillow make it easy to adjust height.
TV set on the wall is opposite the bed and desk and chair are under it.
Desk and chair. The desk has three electricity outlet.
A relaxing sofa at the window side.
Interior of the room.
The window is not big enough to enjoy the view.
This hotel is located near the sea, but unfortunately the room we stayed was opposite the sea.
There are several higher hotels around this area.
There was no bathtub in the bathroom.
There were two kinds of shower, rain shower and hand shower with height adjustment. The water pressure was stable and has no problem. Adjustment of temperature is a little difficult, so it was necessary to be careful.
IT has only half partition between the shower room and toilet space. The floor got wet easily.
A towel hook on the wall.
The hand soap is attached on the wall at washbasin.
On the washbasin, a toothbrush set was also provided. I felt that the amenity was extremely small, but it seems to be focusing on environmental protection, so it may be the policy of the hotel.
Two bath towels and two face towels were prepared above the toilet.
A hair dryer is stowed in cabinet. I could use it without problems, but the code is a bit hard to extend when I use it.
Closet and Safety Box
There was a closet on the left side of the room.
In the closet, there were several built-in hangers which is a bit difficult to remove, slippers, a flashlight ans a safety box.
Safety box require to set the PIN to open/close it. It is simple and easy to use.
I think the size is also the standard.
Mini bar / cafe
There was a cafe corner in the cabinet under the desk.
An electric kettle, 2 coffee cups, 2 spoons, 2 cups of tea, green tea, 2 coffees, 4 sugars and 2 powder creams in the cafe corner. The kettle has safe design that it will be turned off when it is removed from the holder.
Cold water was prepared in the refrigerator.
Restaurants in the hotel
There was a restaurant called "Folklore" just beside the reception. I check through the menu and it was about $15 or more per dishes.
The restaurant does not have a lot of seats and fully booked.
Facilities in the hotel
The pool is at the rooftop. It seems to be raining when I visited there. It might be pretty good if it is sunny.
The pool has 25 meters and it seems to be suitable for children to just enjoy rather than swimming.
Business center at the lobby
Hotel surroundings environment
Marina Bay Sands and the Olympic Park is in walking distance. Because of such a location, there are many tourists and I thought it is safe. It is convenient to eat everywhere as they can communicate in English and Chinese. Since sidewalks and bridges have been maintained, walking around the town is easy. But I felt it like a tight cluster as I saw lots of building and construction.
Street in front of hotel
Staff & Customers
It is smooth and no problem when I checked in. For the staff, I did not feel like thorough manners like luxury hotels, but the cleanliness of the staff was nice. Since they did not tell me how to use the card key to activate the elevator, I was confused at the beginning. All the staff seem to speak English, so there was absolutely no inconvenience. According to the website, some staff can speak Chinese and Malay.
Mainly the guests are Chinese, Westerner and some Japanese we saw. There were many group customers who are elderly and families.
Access from the airport is good because of MRT station nearby. However, it is not a big hotel, so it is difficult to find if you can not use the map. There were a lot of restaurants and bars around the hotel but no convenience store. It is also easy to go everywhere by taxi as you can ask the hotel staff to call a taxi.
Food street nearby the hotel
Shops around the hotel
Food street around the hotel
Shops around the hotel
I expected too much that if it worth of 10,000 yen. I was a little bit disappointed that it was smaller than I thought and the view was not good. It was good that we stayed at the hotel after a while staying at the guest house. The negative point we did not realized before checking in is it cost 1500 yen for breakfast and it doesn’t have gym facility. I thought it is important point to check when seeking the hotel. This hotel is good to stay just 1 night, no longer than that.