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Hotel Fort Canning
Ranked #42 of 309 Hotels in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“If you like peace and quiet....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012 via mobile

I have been to Singapore about 12+ times over the last 35 years and have stayed in 5 star through to a more moderate 3 star. Over this whole time I never knew about Hotel Fort Canning or that there was even a park called Fort Canning.

If you want a tranquil oasis in the middle of Singapore, then this is the place for you. It has been various things or the years, including HQ for the British before WWII. Forget the Raffles and stay here. It is. Ore like a private club than a hotel.

It was nice to be able to get up early and take a walk or jog through the park - if you like that sort of thing.

Staff were friendly and helpful. The Italian Restaurant in the hotel was absolutely fantastic. Food was great and compared to other similar restaurants , not too pricey.

On the less positive side, the breakfast, although adequate, was ordinary. Mbuffet small - but I guess with a hotel this size, it may be hard to out on a full buffet like a HUGE hotel.

Getting in and out of the "city" is not so much a challenge, but a little unusual as the closest MRT at Dhoby Gaut is a about a 10 min walk through a car park. Going is ok, but in the heat of the day coming back up the hill can be challenging if you suffer from the heat. My suggestion would be that the hotel put on a shuttle to do a round trip, say, on the hour, dropping people at Orchard Road, Marina Bay and so on.

We had a premium deluxe room, which had a separate bathroom, not stuck in the middle of the room like the others. It wasn't the biggest room we have stayed in, but it was nice to look out in to the park. Bathroom could do with two basins. Aircon tok some getting used to.

Overal, we enjoyed our stay and I would stay here again. If you want to be in the thick of it - then maybe choose something on Orchard Road.

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Fort Canning Hotel whilst on an overnight stopover in Singapore. I had selected this hotel based on previous reviews that I had read, but was a little disappointed with what they delivered. The rooms are of an average hotel room size and bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was quite unusual only having a large mirror over the bath a metre away from the basin and so made makeup or brushing teeth a little difficult. My main concern was the hotel is also used as a function space. The night we were there it had a Asian food channel event on so most of the outside seating area was closed off from the hotel guests. When anyone pays a good room rate you would expect to be able to access all areas! The other disappointment was the buffet breakfast which was only a western breakfast with not a lot of options. There are plenty of other options in Singapore which we will try on our next visit. Glad we tried it though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

We stayed at Hotel Fort Canning for just one night in early May 2012 although we did book an extra night due to our very late flight departure time. We also arrived on an early flight and the staff were very helpful and ensured we were in our room as quickly as possible. In the meantime, they suggested we have breakfast and we also made use of the comfortable waiting area near reception with complimentary tea/coffee/juice. The breakfast buffet has a wide range to choose from and the chef makes fresh omelettes/pancakes and the like to order. The hotel is in a beautiful colonial building that has been elegantly renovated. We stayed in a Deluxe Room which was of a generous size with wonderful high ceilings. We particularly loved the luxurious, marble finished bathroom located on the 'old' balcony with huge windows both to the outside world and back into the room - automatic blinds deal with privacy concerns. The pools are large with various different styles of sun lounges to chill out on. The hotel is about 15 minutes walk to the shops of Orchard Road, but when you've finished shopping it's a perfect oasis of calm to relax in. We'll definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hfc_GM, Front Office Manager at Hotel Fort Canning, responded to this review, 29 May 2012
Dear RubyFromOz,

Greetings from Hotel Fort Canning Singapore, an oasis in the park!

Beautiful hotel in calming gardens... We do believe with your gracious review, that we are indeed!

We are flattered by your kind compliments and will continue to strive even better for our guests and we will like to thank you for giving us a full score for it.

Once again, thank you very much for taking time to write this review and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Hotel Fort Canning.

Kind Regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Front Office Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

Very happy I found Hotel Fort Canning. Having tried many large business and small hotels in Singapore this is definitively my favorite boutique place to stay and no need to look any further. It's a quiet and charming oasis on a perfect location with only a 15 min. walk to Paragon or Clarke Quay. The heritage building is of old elegance with contemporary, tasteful design of lobby and restaurants and high tech rooms with all thinkable needs available. The pools and fitness center are perfect for relaxation, so are the complementary cocktail hours every late afternoon. The staff is outstanding, friendly and helpful. An excellent and luxury stay, already looking forward to my next visit. Strongly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Hfc_GM, Front Office Manager at Hotel Fort Canning, responded to this review, 29 May 2012
Dear elizabethcappetti,

Greetings from Hotel Fort Canning Singapore, an oasis in the park!

We are delighted to know that your stay experience with us was a wonderful one. It is our utmost pleasure to have you with us.

We are flattered by your kind compliments and will continue to strive even better for our guests and we will like to thank you for giving us a full score for it.

Once again, thank you very much for taking time to write this review and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Hotel Fort Canning.

Kind Regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Front Office Manager
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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

I have stayed at Hotel fort Canning (Premium Room) for the period from 19 May till 23 May 2012 to attend a conference in singapore which was held in the same hotel. The hotel is newly opened in November 2010 and it is located in the heritage area next to Fort Canning Park. The hotel rooms were quite average size with nice and luxury decoration. You can controll all the room facilities from your TV Remote Control such as Curtains, all Light in the room and the A/C Tempreature to be adjusted from the Remote control. The break fast at the glass house was average. the hotel provides the guests with complementary services such as a coffee machine located in the reception and lockers and shower romm which you can use in case of early check out and late flight where you can take shower and change ur clothes. If you are looking for a typical Asian hotel with 20 or 30 floors, this is not a correct choise for you since it is only 3 floors in a heritage area but really nice and luxury and really quite. I strongly recommend this hotel for any traveler to Singapore.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Muhammed6006
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Hfc_GM, Front Office Manager at Hotel Fort Canning, responded to this review, 29 May 2012
Dear Muhammed6006,

Greetings from Hotel Fort Canning Singapore, an oasis in the park!

We are delighted to know that your stay experience with us was a wonderful one. It is our utmost pleasure to have you with us.

Your compliments in this review are very much appreciated and we will like to thank you for giving us a full score for it.

Once again, thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Hotel Fort Canning soon.

Kind Regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Front Office Manager
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Additional Information about Hotel Fort Canning

Property: Hotel Fort Canning
Address: 11 Canning Walk Hotel Fort Caning, Singapore 178881, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Spa Hotel in Singapore
#31 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
#36 Business Hotel in Singapore
#42 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,904 - ₹ 18,407
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Fort Canning 5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by the lush greenery of a historical park, the heritage Hotel Fort Canning offers a discreet sanctuary of calm in the vibrant city and an epitome of style and modern comfort in each of its 86 guestrooms and suites. ... more   less 
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