Not very sure on my arrival date into Singapore, I did not have any hotel booked prior to my arrival. This is not too much of a problem for Singapore because at Changi Airport there is an Agency that still offers discounted hotel rates for last minute arrivals like myself.
I had arrived into Singapore at around 12 midnight so I was not keen shelling out loads of dosh just for a few hours sleep before having to checkout in the next morning.
All the cheaper alternatives had gone and only Broadway was available at S$100 (£52).
The hotel is sited in Little India but the area should actually have a name change and be called "Big India" considering the throngs of Indians milling around on the street.
Not that I have anything about Indians,I have been to India before, Bangalore to be precise. But when I travelled 1000's of miles to be in Singapore, I want to feel as if I am in Singapore and not feel as if I am walking the streets of Calcutta.
On arrival at the hotel, the lobby area looked depressingly unwelcoming. The staff too looked bland with uninviting faces.
I can only describe it like to imagine being welcomed with the smiles that you see on the posters advertising the old TV series "The Addams Family".
I had to take an old rickety lift up to my floor.
The room looked drab and depressing just like the Lobby so this wasn't surprising.
There was not even complimentary water provided. (Although maybe because Singapore tap water is safe to drink. But when I stayed in a cheaper Fragrance Hotel the next day, water was provided).
The TV stations on air all seemed to be Indian stations with hardly any English Speaking ones.
The windows faced the main road so I could hear all the moving traffic all through the night.
Despite the poor quality of the rooms,I felt irritated that they still want to charge you S$5 for 2 hours Wifi usage.
There is a 24hr Internet Cafe just across the road that is very much cheaper.
I couldn't wait for morning to arrive to look for another hotel via the internet.
After getting another hotel I just curiously asked if I was to extend my stay how much it would cost me and was surprised that they could not even give me the Airport rate and that they asked for S$117 per night.
I was just so glad that I was leaving.
Book this room on arrival at the Airport. Ask for the Hotel bookings Agency once you exit Customs.
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