As frequent visitors to Singapore, YMCA IH has been our preferred accomodation for many years, being outstanding value for money. Rooms are spotlessly clean. Staff at both Reception and servicing the rooms, are extrememly helpful, and efficient.The location is brilliant, being beside Dhoby Ghaut MRT and on a bus stop serving numerous routes (for a longer stay, a bus route and timetable book from newsagents and bookshops is recommended) and within walking distance of numerous attractions in the Colonial district, shopping plazas, foodhall/food centres, museums, and buzzing atmospheric Albert Mall.
Buffet breakfasts are simple but perfectly adequate, allowing guilt-free further sampling of Singapore's amazing hawker cuisine later in the day.
If there is a downside to YMCA IH, it is that the doors to the rooms are not well sealed, and so the noise of sometimes rowdy fellow guests traversing the hallways to and from the lifts, or crying infants in neighbouring rooms, can be disturbing when you want to sleep, day or night.
Puzzling however, is that tea making facilites are provided in the rooms, but no tea, coffee, sugar, etc, however these can be purchased at Carrefour supermarket in nearby Plaza Singapura.
In staying at YMCA IH, we also like to be supporting an organisation that is providing so many benefits to the wider community.
Be aware that the rooms are small compared with the international hotels.
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25 July 2012
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Thank you for mentioning that YMCA IH is 'your home away from home'. We appreciate your kind words and this review would spur us to strive to improve so that our guest would feel 'welcomed home'.
YMCA IH supports the social initiative of YMCA of Singapore and all our proceeds are channelled back to support both our operation in assisting the less fortunate in the society so that they could get a better quality of life.
Staying with us would mean that you are getting value from our location and service. Once again thank you. And we will improve to serve you better.
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