The standard room was on special offer of £100 per night plus taxes of 17%, very cheap for this city. The location is the best along with Fairmont, Swiss Hotel and Raffles. The Chijmes area across the road is excellent with good bars and good value eating places. The hugely popular Bugis Street area is there too and as this is so popular with young locals, the food is cheap and plentiful.
The Hotel room was tired and small and no balcony. But the hotel restaurant was excellent and as they had a special offer for hotel guests - why don't all hotel restaurants do this? - with a 20% discount and a free glass of wine included, the S$45 per person net cost for a sumptuous buffet was outstanding. Oysters, mussels and large prawns, then the normal array of chinese, malay and indian dishes but also a european roast beef and vegetables option! Had to eat there two nights running!
Alternatively, you could sleep across the road at Raffles for S$900 a night - your choice!More