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The Porcelain Hotel
Ranked #5 of 79 Singapore B&B and Inns
Jakarta, Indonesia
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105 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Great location, ok prices (for Singapore). Unfriendly staff and the smallest room I ever stayed in and without a window. The air vent pumped kitchen smalls into my room.
Tries to move but hotel wanted to charge upgrade to a larger room which has a row of big windows and no curtains !

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

For the standard room: you can only go in the room in single file, its that narrow. The showerhead is over the toilet. Only one side of the bed is accesible, other 3 sides are hemmed in by the walls, and its a regular double bed so...yes... very tiny room, the tiniest room i have been in.

For EUR 80 its pricey. but singapore is pricey.

We were upgraded to a better room: much nicer and more spacious with nice skylight but no windows.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2012

If you ever want to sleep, do not select this hotel.
There is now some kind of construction going on on Mosque street. and the engineering truck is stopping right outside of the hotel. It started humming and clicking at 11pm last night. It went on and on over night.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Many of the hotel rooms in Singapore are on the small side. This hotel, however, takes "small" to a whole new level, mostly because of the poorly designed floor plan. The shower head (rainfall design, at least) was practically over top of the toilet; I've never seen anything quite like it before. Strangely, the sink area was bigger than the toilet/shower combo. I couldn't make this stuff up.

Aside from the bathroom facilities, the room had a dank, unclean feel to it. I was originally going to order some food to the hotel for dinner, but quickly changed my mind and decided to eat out after seeing the room. The worst part though, was yet to come. In addition to a poorly designed shower, the hotel also has paper thin walls. I was awoken at 1:00 am and kept awake for an hour by some noisy guests in the room next door (and I'm not a light sleeper).

Granted, the hotel is in a decent location next to the Chinatown MRT station and includes free WIFI. Do yourself a favor though, and spend $20 more a night to stay somewhere where your toilet paper won't be wet after you take a shower. I would stay here again if it were the last hotel available in SIngapore and the alternative was to sleep on the street.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about The Porcelain Hotel

Property: The Porcelain Hotel
Address: 48 Mosque Street Porcelain Hotel, Singapore 059526, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Singapore
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,471 - ₹ 6,415
Hotel Class:3 star — The Porcelain Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
China has long been endeared as a precious jewel of the east. Infused with a rich history of refinement, it is a cradle of cultural and intellectual civilization rich as gold and precious as porcelain. Just as porcelain is deemed a treasure, China’s undaunting lead to create a new chapter in the new century weaves a priceless tapestry of fine china.A journey so precious, we invite you to be a part of. Here’s wishing you a treasured stay with us. ... more   less 
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