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“Basic, Clean Hotel in a Good Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mayo Inn
Ranked #172 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
Stoke-on-Trent
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Basic, Clean Hotel in a Good Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

The double western style room was clean, with the sink in the room and clean en-suite shower/toilet. There were small bedside tables; a fridge and tea/coffee making facilities along with bottles of water that were replaced daily. There was a small stool and TV, with a makeshift clothes hanger above the fridge made from some railing. The main problem with this hotel was the amount of street noise that could be heard from the room. The windows seemed to have gaps in them, but were locked and it was almost as if there were no windows at all. Also the lift had no Inner door, but had sensors so it would stop if you went near where a door usually is.

This hotel also has A/C and free Wi-Fi, but no restaurant or Breakfast, but the price was good.

The hotel is located on the edge of Little India and is easily within 10 minutes walk of the Bugis MRT station, therefore making it easy and cheap to reach using MRT from the airport. The MRT was also useful for getting around the city.

Although no food was available at the hotel, there was a small 24 hour convenience store across the road and many bars/cafes/restaurants within a few minutes walk of the hotel.

At the time we stayed (February 2012) there was construction works going on approximately 100 metres of the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Stephen M
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Antipolo City, Philippines
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Average rooms. Got the very clean Japanese-inspired room, which was basically a mattress on the floor (well, an elevated part of the floor.) It was a small room, just the right size for 2 of us.

Weird semi-opaque bathroom door and walls where you can see the silhouette of anyone using the toilet or shower. Brought our own stuff so we didn't have to use the industrial strength shampoo and shower gels they usually provide in hotels.

TV in room which we barely used. Basic coffee and tea corner replenished daily. Small refrigerator. No compartment for your bags but we only stayed there for a couple of nights, so it was no problem. There were windows, but were bolted from the outside and were covered with heavy drapery. Street can be noisy, but noise dies at night save for the occasional motorcycle.

I don't think there was a restaurant. No space where you can meet other travelers as well. Location was perfect. 24-hour convenience store right in front of the hotel. Short walk to Bugis Station and Little India. It's value for your money in a very expensive city, but don't expect much.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Myka_Francisco
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

I am an Austraian citizen who visited Singapore on 21 jan 2012. I wanted to do my shopping at Mustafa Centre in Little India. Althought the Fortuna Hotel was located just opposite to Mustafa, this is a worst hotel. After intensive research to find a hotel accomodation near Little India, I read the guest reviews about Mayo Inn (located opposite Sim Lim Tower) , and booked a family room for two days. The staff named Ana was very helpful and contacted her my email prior to leaving Sydney. There is no need to pay advance payment for booking as they accept only cash payment. An email confirmation of booking is sufficient.

I reached Singapore at 7 am but the check in was at 2pm. I explained to the staff on duty that we travelled for 8hours by plane and we need a room if it is vacant. At 7:30am on same day the room was given to us. All basic required facilities was available at this hotel but the drawbacks I could see in this hotel was there were plenty of ants on the bed and everywhere. The hotel is located on the main road and close to basic amenities. Although I earlier requested for a quiet room, which the hotel staff confirmed with me by email that it would be given to me, but I got a noisy room(room no. 305) located at the roadside. In the toilet there is no sliding door to seperate the shower screen and the toilet and the whole area gets wet. There is no bathroom mat at the door entry of the toilet. There is no mini micorwave to re-heat food where such facility is provided in all other hotels and also in motels. There is no phone inside the room or intercom to contact the reception for any needs. There is a mini fridge in the family room.

Overall it was a good stay if you wish to stay for two days. But the price for family room per night is SGD $150 which is bit expensive for those facilities provided by the hotel and not worth for the price we pay. I rate as average for the value for money. If you are not concerned about the price, I would recommend this hotel to any travellers especially if you want to go to Mustafa Centre located at Syed Alwi Road. If you love Indian food, you can go to Anjappar restaurant(both veg and non veg) located just opposite to .Mustafa centre or visit Saravanna bhavan or Anand bhavan. I went with my family and amongst these restuarant we liked the food from Anjappar hotel and the food is very cheap that they give us too much food which we cannot eat. So order for few dishes first to save money. The travelling distance by walk from Mayo Inn to Mustafa is 10 to 15 minutes but we took a taxi and cost SGD $4 to $5 depending on the time of travel. But all these shops would be open only from 11am onwards. Only Anandbhavan hotel is open by 9am and Mustafa open 24 hours. This is a genuine feedback from me and am not writing for any promotional offer. This would assist any travellers going to Singapore. Beware of pickpocketing near Mustafa centre.

-L Denny
Sydney, Australia

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank leena d
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Muntinlupa, Philippines
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

3 of us shared a family room. The room had enough space for 3 of us girls with all our sports gear and clothes. The bathroom was very clean and comfortable, the room was clean and sheets were clean. I enjoyed the lift - we got stuck on our first day as we weren't following instructions to the T. But we got the hang of it pretty quickly. Even though there were other people on the same floor/storey as us, we didn't hear them.. Sound proofing was quite good! Lobby is small but cute and whoever was at the desk was always helpful. Only 2 negative things - the hallways/corridors are a bit small and narrow so when trying to get into our room with all our luggage, it was a tight squeeze while we were trying to unlock the door. and the last negative thing - one time we went down to the lobby where we were met with an awful stench. The person at the front desk was having her lunch at her desk and it was some really exotic thing that stunk up the entire lobby!!! But the negatives were not enough to counter the positives - i would stay at Mayo Inn again....

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank orionqt
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Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

I'm a man of simple tastes and all I require of a mid range hotel is a good location, cleanliness, and polite hotel crew. Mayo inn fulfills all those requirements. The price range is perfect for people who don't plan on spending absurd prices for singpore's limited luxury orientated accommodation. The 3 separate shifts of receptionists I talked with were all pleasant. Only con is that my ground floor room had no window. Proximity to mrt is a 15 walk past an interesting food court with exotic local eats.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Bolognapony
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Additional Information about Mayo Inn

Property: Mayo Inn
Address: 9 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208786, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Little India
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #172 of 308 Hotels in Singapore
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,438 - ₹ 7,169
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An economy Hotel with 22 rooms in a 4-storey conservation building on the fringe of the Little India Historical Conservation Area. Close to local eatries and restaurants. A short walk to Rapid Train stations leading to many tourist attractions. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Mayo Hotel Singapore
Mayo Inn Singapore

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