7.1

Very good
2.5% this month
/10
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Housekeeping115
Breakfast30
Shops12
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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Bencoolen Mosque

50 m

Art-2

80 m

Action Theatre

110 m

Bencoolen Underground Mall

120 m

PoMo

140 m

Popular landmarks
Orchard Road

1.4 km

Singapore Flyer

1.8 km

Sands Skypark Observation Deck

2.0 km

Chinatown

2.0 km

Cloud Forest

2.5 km

Closest landmarks
V Hotel Pool

70 m

Renxin Traditional Chinese Medicine

160 m

The Private Museum

170 m

Curiocity Gallery

170 m

Sunshine Plaza

170 m

Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)

"Good location."

Anna - May 17, 2022
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Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)

47 Bencoolen Street, Bugis, Singapore, Singapore, 189626 - See map

In addition to the standard of SG Clean, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Strategically situated in Bugis, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Gardens By The Bay East. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to fitness center and outdoor pool on-site.

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SG Clean

SG Clean denotes businesses that adhere to high standards of public hygiene.

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

  • 70 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Singapore

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Value for money7.0
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportSeletar Airport (XSP)
Distance to airport13.1 km

Rooms available at Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)

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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Superior Queen
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Triple Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Superior Single Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved) has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved). There's an additional charge of 12 SGD for adults and 10 SGD for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)?

Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved) features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. Asian cuisine is available for guests. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients.

Can business events be hosted at Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved) an ideal choice for hosting meetings. The venue available at the hotel can accommodate up to 8 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display and free Wi-Fi is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)?

Bencoolen MRT Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 70 m away from Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved).

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)?

Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved) is located in Bugis, famous for good restaurants such as Komadori, Pu3 Restaurant and Le Bistrot de l'Olive.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)?

Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved) is located in Bugis area which features shopping places such as Art-2, Bencoolen Underground Mall and Campers Corner Outdoor Outfitters.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)?

Guests at Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved) can easily visit Arab Street, Sultan Mosque and Haji Lane located in the Bugis area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)?

Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved) is located in the Bugis area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Teak, Yellow Rain Tree (Samanea saman ‘Yellow’) and Angsana.

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What people love about Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Location

    "Good location."

    Anna

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    May 17, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Highly recommended"

    Andres

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    May 17, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Splendid location near Albert Food court, the hotel staff has been beneficial to me, especially the lady in the reception."

    Wei

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    May 13, 2022

Overall rating:

7.1

Very good
5,047 reviews
Cleanliness
7.0
Facilities
6.4
Location
8.2
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Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved)

See the best of Singapore with a stay at Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved), which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved) provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
The hotel even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Some small or last-minute needs can be quickly fulfilled by the convenience stores without having to leave the hotel.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel.
Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy.


Around the property

There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to Hotel Bencoolen (SG Clean & Staycation Approved). The most well-known nearby local attraction is Singapore Flyer which is located just about 1.8 km away. Pose in front of Sands Skypark Observation Deck located 1.9 km away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Singapore.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 87% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.4

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

401 mentions

Housekeeping

244 mentions

Internet

74 mentions

Food & Dining

69 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Vietnamese

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Grooming service
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Exterior corridor
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Continental
Restaurants on site

Udon Komadori

  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
47 Bencoolen Street, Bugis, Singapore, Singapore, 189626
Excellent
Location

8.2

Airports

  • Seletar Airport (XSP)
    13.1 km 20 min drive
  • Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
    17.3 km 24 min drive

Public transportation

  • Bencoolen MRT Station
    80 m 1 min walk
  • Bras Basah MRT Station
    250 m 3 min walk

Hospital or clinic

  • Renxin Traditional Chinese Medicine
    160 m

Shopping

  • Orchard Road
    1.4 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Orchard Road
    1.4 km
  • Singapore Flyer
    1.8 km
  • Sands Skypark Observation Deck
    2.0 km
  • Chinatown
    2.0 km
  • Cloud Forest
    2.5 km
  • Gardens By The Bay East
    2.5 km
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens
    4.1 km
  • National Orchid Garden
    4.2 km
  • Night Safari
    13.3 km
  • Singapore Zoo
    13.3 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Bencoolen Mosque
    50 m
  • V Hotel Pool
    70 m
  • Bencoolen MRT Station
    80 m
  • Art-2
    80 m
  • Action Theatre
    110 m
  • Bencoolen Underground Mall
    120 m
  • PoMo
    140 m
  • Campers Corner Outdoor Outfitters
    150 m
  • Renxin Traditional Chinese Medicine
    160 m
  • Bencoolen Street
    160 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until03:00
  • Check-out from12:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee9 SGD
  • Distance from city center1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)25

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)12 SGD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors10
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 84
  • Room voltage230
  • Year property opened1968

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Cleanliness7.0
Facilities6.4
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality6.8
Service7.3
Value for money7.0
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9.7
Exceptional
William from Australia
Couple
Stayed 14 nights in April 2009

A Great Stay at a Good Hotel”

Great Location _ 5 minute walk from Orchard Rd, Bugis, Sim Lim Square, MRT ( Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut) Food Outlets. Clean rooms, Friendly staff, Efficient check in with kindness allowing us access to the room 6 hours before check in time.
Some may say the rooms are small, but in two weeks stay we used it to sleep and store our purchases. If you want to spend all day in the hotel, you may need a more expensive site. TV is not cable so limited channel choice, but why travel if you want to watch TV!

As a professional couple, we approached this hotel with concern having read some of the previous reviews - we couldn't have been more wrong! The rooms are clean and well maintained. Any problems were fixed on the day. The AirCon was cold and adjustable from the room. I did not try turning it off but why would you want to? Two weeks stay did not show any problems...If you are into ballrom dancing around the bed, the area may be a bit small, but we stored all our shopping, had an ironing board permanently set up and did not want for a better room! Yes, it is of older style, but we came to see the city and country, not live at a resort. Close proximity to MRT, Orchard Rd,Bugis, SimLim, and a pleasant 10 minute stroll to the Mustafa Centre and Little India make the location hard to beat. Breakfasts were not Cordon Bleu but with cereal, fruit juice, eggs, sausage,ham,spaghetti, baked beans, toast, fruit and assorted sweet things included in the room price, all eaten at a road side venue that gave the feeling of Singapore waking up, we could not have asked for more! In the past we have stayed in Hotels costing three times as much when visiting Singapore. Whilst lacking the grand Lobby and the costumed staff, The Bencoolen represents far better value for money and gave us the feeling of "Home" rather than "Cash Cow". We will stay there again.

Reviewed April 26, 2009

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10.0
Exceptional
Yew from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Family hotel”

I chose Hotel Bencoolen because it was one of the cheapest in Bencoolen road. I love the area and I thought to give the hotel a try - It was just a nights stay and I thought I gave it a try. Here is my review : Checking in - staff always addressing you by name and was very polite - fast and no-hassle check-in Room - Old - its an old hotel but being a 50-year-old hotel - its still fine. The comforter is a bit thin but I had a great night's sleep. The hotel room is considered quite big for Singapore. Water heater all good and aircond just nice. What else do you need - I had everything I needed for a hotel stay. Location - Bencoolen street is the best - lots of eat, coffee shops and a couple of minutes walk to Bugis junction for your shopping. I just love this area. Facility - though not important to me but I gave 2nd floor a look - small swimming pool and an old outdoor gym. Its not for me but could be important for some of the guests. Overall - i love this hotel

Reviewed October 25, 2019

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9.7
Exceptional
LEE from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in October 2010

In the Heart of Central Business District”

strategic loacation, near places of interest, MRT, & eateries, strong & hot bathroom water, clean & conducive, adequate room amenities, security, & hotel facilities

I visited Singapore to attend a Faculty Seminar at the National University of Singapore & used the spare time touring. The nearest Bras Basah MRT station is just a 1-2 minute walk from the hotel and the next Dhoby Ghaut MRT interchange is only 1 station away which conveniently allows transfer to all 3 MRT lines. Eateries among others such as American fastfood Wendy's and Kopitiam offering a wide variety of Asian and Western food are just within the hotel vicinity. Since the hotel is situated in the heart of the Singapore business and shopping district, places of interest are also near such as the Singapore Museum, Orchard Center, Raffles Place, Esplanade, Merlion, etc. The hotel room may be small but not tightly contained. The room is reasonably designed and conducive, with adequate in-room amenities such as lcd TV, open wardrobe cabinet, hair dryer, electric water pot, refrigerator, landline telephone, electronic alarm clock, & bed side control of the lights and aircon. Hotel safety and security is adequate with the issuance of an access card that serves as an elevator pass & door room key with the provision of an electronic safebox inside the room. Everyday room service kept the room and bathroom always clean and orderly. Bathroom hot water is available and water pressure is excellent. There are few TV channels with the lack of popular cable channels such as HBO, CNN, etc; whereas there are limited good English programs. Had a comfortable sleep in bed and a pleasant stay in this hotel with a good and clear window view of Bencoolen Street & would definitely book here again. -Professor LEE MARK

Reviewed November 06, 2010

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9.3
Exceptional
Carmencita from Philippines
Family with teens
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Just enough for budget stay”

Staffs are very accommodating

thought that it was one of the most convenient location, i booked this hotel just 2 days before my trip to singapore. it really is (just 5-10mins walk to bras basah mrt station). but just a friendly reminder-- there is a construction going on the bencoolen street, mainly in front of the hotel. so, it is a must to walk towards/from bras basah rd or prinsep link to get/drop off from public transpo (which is very inconvenient when bringing luggage with you.) the time we arrived in sg, it was raining so we don't have any choice but to ride a taxi just to get to nearby hotel, still walk around 25m before we get into the hotel itself. me and mum are very embarrassed since we have our luggage with us. the good side is checking-in was very smooth, the receptionist, concierge and a guy (maybe a waiter/maintenance) in the restaurant are very friendly and accommodating. the room (king room) is nice, spacious and clean. bathroom is relatively spacious, bathtub doesn't have rubber mat, so your risk of falling/sliding is high. breakfast is good however, the food are just placed outside the hotel (although it is covered) as well as the utensils are exposed to the street with construction outside and public just passing by.

Reviewed February 28, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Nea from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

53rd Visit To Singapore”

My 53rd trip to Singapore since 1964 and I like to stay in the location of Bencoolen Hotel. It is now more attractive and convenient as the new train station opened on 23 Oct to enable easy travel to and from the airport. The Bencoolen station is 50m from hotel entrance. From the airport buy the ticket for $2.50 . The journey is Airport to Expo then change and Expo to Bencoolen without any other change of train.. The train operates the same in the Bencoolen to Airport schedule. Since my last stay in June there has been two new developments inear the hotel ; a restaurant and an art gallery. The Hotel Bencoolen offers reliable quality accomodation in its category. Its easy access to the river; a walk of around 10 mins and the same to Orchard Rd shopping complexes. The hotel has recently opened a new restaurant inside the hotel which serves breakfast and lunch. I have made two further bookings for later in the year.

Reviewed October 26, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Quynh from Vietnam
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Most satisfied experience with any hotel in my life”

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Bencoolen for only 1 night for our 20-hour transit. The staff's friendliness and helpfulnessimpressed us most. The receptionist made sure we found the most comfortable way to have something to eat at midnight. The porter - his name is Mohammad - gave us useful advice and was so so friendly. The hotel's location is also perfect - right in downtown, litterally 20 feet from the Bencoolen MRT station, a short walk to Little India and Chinatown, a few stations away from major attractions. Rooms are clean with good facilities and are quite spacious (compared to Singaporean hotel standard). Bonus point is they let us take a shower after we checked out. So after a day of sighseeing in hot and humid Singapore, we could feel fresh again before heading to the airport. My husband and I were so happy, we will definitely choose Hotel Bencoolen if we visit Singapore again.

Reviewed November 24, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
Thean from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Superior Queen
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Great Value and Excellent Location”

Excellent location, comfortable room and courteous staff

Hotel Bencoolen is a small hotel located on Bencoolen St and just off Orchard Road. The rooms are clean and comfortable and comes with free wifi, which is very much appreciated by foreign tourists. The staff are courteous and friendly, and most willing to give local recommendations on food and shopping. If you are interested to browse for computers and electronics, Sim Lim Square is just a stone's throw away. The hotel also has indoor parking available at the rear though the number of lots is limited. A simple buffet breakfast is included with the room and overall, Hotel Bencoolen offers a comfortable stay, excellent location and great value for yr next holiday in Singapore.

Reviewed February 05, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Tengku from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Convenient Hotel-near Halal restaurants & Museums”

Free parking space and near Halal restaurants

We were traveling with a 1 yo and 4 yo. Therefore it was more convenient to drive into Singapore with our tandem stroller in the trunk. To have a hotel in the middle of the city which offers complimentary parking space throughout our stay in Singapore is a luxury and plus point to choose this hotel over any other hotels of the same rate. As we arrived from a long day in the Science Centre, we were greeted by a warm and friendly concierge. Check-in was very fast too. Room was surprisingly big too for Singapore standard as the room could fit a King size bed and a single bed. My 4 yo son did his 'snow angel' on the bed as his sign of approval in comfort and cleanliness at any hotel we stayed. Otherwise he'd his complain will go on until he fall asleep or refuse to take a shower. They bathroom was also comfortably large. Even though this is an old hotel, there was no old carpet smell, furniture was well-kept and restored and maintained. Very Singaporean. Thanks to reviews I've read recently, we requested for our room to be away from the main street where there is an ongoing MRT construction going on. It was peak season but hotel staff was efficient. Even during breakfast. Variety of food, compared to same hotel ratings in Singapore we've stayed before. Bencoolen Mosque is next to the hotel and there was more options for Halal food around. It was easy getting around by MRT with our stroller. Another reason why I love walking around Singapore. Just be prepared in case if it rains. We were not and left the stroller's rain cover back home. Should visit the Singapore Arts Museum too which is just around the corner. Perfect!

Reviewed September 01, 2012

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8.8
Excellent
Cynthia from Philippines
Family with teens
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Family-friendly Hotel”

Our family loved Hotel Bencoolen. The location is right across the MRT station and bus station. Food Republic and convenience stores are also nearby. All the staff are friendly and accommodating especially the bellboys and the receptionists. We were also able to check-in early as soon as we arrived. Rooms were great and they did take note of our request for a connecting room which was very convenient for our family. It could have been a perfect stay if it weren't for the internet connection speed of the hotel's free wifi. All throughout our stay, it was below 1.0 mbps which is really disappointing and awful. We can't even browse or stream properly with the extremely poor connection speed - considering that we always thought Singapore internet connection was always fast. This was kind of a deal breaker for us, but other than that, everything else was great and we will definitely recommend and stay again at Hotel Bencoolen.

Reviewed October 09, 2018

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8.7
Excellent
Nestor from Philippines
Business traveler
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 1 night in May 2010

My experience with Hotel Bencoolen”

Breakfast is included, it has a mini gym and spa, drinking water is provided.
It is still relatively far (in terms of walking) from the main shopping areas of Orchard Road compared to other hotels in the area.

I had an overnight stay at Hotel Bencoolen last 4 May 2010 with my friend. We were on transit from Bali, Indonesia on our way back home to the Philippines. It was our first time to stay at Hotel Bencoolen. I chose this particular hotel because of its good location, i.e. close to Orchard Road, but at the same time it offered affordable room rates. I was surprised to find out that breakfast was included in what we paid because my experience with another hotel near the area is that meals are excluded. We bought drinking water and placed it in the room's refrigerator only to find out again that there are drinking stations at every floor of the hotel. We appreciated this very much as it is very convenient for us and would lessen our expenses. The bed is comfortable and the room is cozy enough. It isn't too big but not small either. It's just right for our needs. We stayed at the second floor of the hotel where just outside there is a mini gym and spa. Again, we appreciated this very much because it provided a space where you could relax outside of your room and at the same time, the pool was a relief to the summer heat. I really appreciated my stay at Hotel Bencoolen and even recommended it to another friend who planned to go to Singapore.

Reviewed May 15, 2010

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9.6
Exceptional
Apple from Philippines
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Solo Traveler”

It's my first visit in Singapore, and travelling alone needs a well organized plan, from flight, itenerary and a place to stay. I am very much satisfied in choosing this hotel for the following reasons: *Strategic location - Near to MRT, Bus, Taxi Station. Near to convenient stores (7eleven across) and food place. Walking distance to Bugis, Little India, Marina Bay, Raffles, Museum, National Library, Orchard etc. *Affordable Rate - *Jacuzzi/Gym - for guest *Room and Bathroom need some improvement, but it is still fine *Wifi is OK *International Socket - No need for an adaptor *Most of all. Friendly, accomodating staff. From the Room Service, to Front Desk Lady who assited me, and Mohammed who is so helpful, friendly and fun. I really enjoyed my 1st tour in SG by myself. I never felt lost and alone. Looking forward to bring my family on this hotel.

Reviewed March 01, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Kartika from Indonesia
Couple
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Great stay at Hotel Bencoolen”

Cleanlines, Staff, Location

Feeling tired because my late arrival, I had an early check in at the Hotel. The front office staff gave us a free upgrade to family room because our initial room was still occupied. Receiving a warm welcome from one of the staff, Pak Cik (is what the front office lady called him). He ask us where we came from and greet us warmly with our native language. He then proceed us to our room on ninth floor. The room was actually quite small (I can't imagine the size of our initial deluxe twin room), but still comfy. It was clean and so does the bathroom, room utilities was complete and everything is working properly. Location was really good, makes it easier for us to go to Orchard Road at night. Breakfast was decent for a hotel meal, enough to get you started in the morning. The give efforts to provide variety of drinks and meal. We also have an early check out, heading to Bugis Street and Little India. Pak Cik helped us by showing a short cut through the back of the hotel, very much appreciate it. Overall, it's a great stay, look forward to another stay at Hotel Bencoolen.

Reviewed March 25, 2015

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8.3
Excellent
Chin from Malaysia
Group
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in December 2010

Great location - value for $$”

Location
Breakfast was a little disappointing

the service at hotel bencoolen was impressive. we faced a little problem with our room lights when we got there and 2 minutes after a phone call to the reception, they sent someone up! most importantly, the room and bathroom facilities were very clean. in terms of location, hotel bencoolen is within walking distance to orchard/ bugis - both locations known for shopping and food. lots of choices to choose from and even a 24 hour coffee place across the hotel. fort canning is nearby, if you fancy a stroll. furthermore, museums are in the vicinity, all within walking distance. for some history on the peranakan culture, check out the peranakan museum. if walking is not a preferred option, there are mrt stations and bus stops nearby. the tourist route hop-on-hop-off buses do past this area too. i would not mind going back to bencoolen hotel, if i visit singapore again.

Reviewed December 22, 2010

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9.7
Exceptional
Jody from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 1 night in May 2010

Hote Bencoolen”

Friendly staff, pool, gym, breakfast.
smallish room

I arrived from the U.S. completely exhausted and a little irritable. I was pleasently surprised that the Hotel Bencoolen was easy to find (right off of the Bras Basah MRT) and the front desk staff were friendly and effecient. The room was fairly small, by US standards, but still had sufficient space with a nice size bed and a writing desk. The room was very clean and came stocked with shampoo, soap, toothbrush and free bottled water. The gym and pool area were nice (gym is a universal weight machine, bike and a treadmill) and they even had complimentary cold towels for use during your workout. Room was nice and quiet and bed was very soft (compared to many beds in SE Asia that are fairly hard). Breakfast was much more than I anticipated with eggs (cooked to order), cereal/milk, sausage, ham, toast/jam, juice, and fruit. My only complaints are that in-room wifi is not included in the price ($12 for 24 hours or $6 for 4 hours), and that they made me walk to go find an internet cafe to print-out the Agoda travel voucher (I booked the room during layover in Taiwan). Other than that though, I would highly reccomend the Bencoolen

Reviewed June 02, 2010

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9.3
Exceptional
Fong from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

friendly staff,good location,suitable for family”

friendly staff,walking distance to MRT station,bugis street,comfort stay in Bencoolen for 2 nights

I had a business trip in Suntec Convention Centre. However I am staying solo.It is suitable either you are family,young couple or friend.Location is very good,5 min walking distance to bugis street,15 min walking distance to suntec city,2 min to MRT station,5 min to Orchard Road,for convenience stall,it is just within the hotel area.For hotel breakfast,it simple,not much choice,but taste well.From Bencoolen to Airport,you can take MRT or Bus,easier way will be talking bus as the bus stop just 1 min walking distance from hotel.Take No 36 bus direct to airport.Very convenience. Overall, I have a wonderful 2 nights stay in bugis. Good recommended hotel as hotel come with gym and spa! You can enjoy there.I will return to this hotel again for my next business trip again!

Reviewed March 06, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Nea from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 6 nights in July 2017

Hotel Bencoolen Revisited”

My 52 nd trip to Singapore since 1964 and on the last 4/5 visits I have stayed at Hotel Bencoolen. Why? The location and easy access from the airport by train; the staff who are ever so nice and recognise me and acknowledge me on arrival and during the stay; value for money and has outdoor pool area and gym. It is easy to walk to the river and many of the museums, galleries and the Victoria Theatre and Esplanade Theatres. Its difficult to name an individual staff member as better than a colleague as I find them all a dedicated Team doing their best to look after their guests. I have already made a reservation for my next trip. The new Bencoolen rail station is complete but will not be in use until Oct/Nov 2017 as the underground rail line has not been completed. However when finished the station will allow travel to and from the airport from just outside the hotel entrance.

Reviewed July 20, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
cher from Philippines
Group
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

just right”

what i loved about hotel bencoolen is the location. it has a money changer across the street, 2 conveniece stores within 100m, a food alley which has a very affordable range of casual dining mix and the MRT is 50 m away as well. attended sunday mass in the next block, bugis is walking distance. its an old hote/buildingl but accommodation and amenities is still nice. except for the breakfast selection which is very limited and the same menu for the 3 days that we had breakfast there. wouldn't mind staying here again the next time i go to singapore.

Reviewed September 20, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
OOI from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Good location and worth the price”

Hotel Bencoolen is located just right in front of Bencoolen MRT station. For family with kids, it is very convenient as you don't need to walk so far to take public transport. It is also very convenient for your to take MRT from or to Changi Airport. Bugis shopping area is with walking distance, and a lot of hawker stalls and restaurants nearby. Highly recommend it.

Reviewed December 20, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Nattapol from Thailand
Family with young children
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 1 night in October 2009

Hotel Bencoolen - one of the best hotel to stay”

Hotel Bencoolen is in the good location, near MRT and Shopping Center orchard, and can take awalk to bugis within 10 minutes, and around the corner there is a Kopitiam, a 24 Hrs restaurant, you can enjoy foods whatever you want,
First thing is Breakfast, menu is the same everydays, and a fews food you can enjoy Second, there is no water in the room while the other hotel does

Hotel Bencoolen is one of the best valuable hotel in Singapore, with good location, cleanness, good service, worth for money, rooms have spaces, and more, you can enjoy shopping in orchards whatever yout want to, it takes 5 minutes to go there, and there is a 24 Hrs restaurant around the corner, with MRT and Transportation Bus make your travelling is easier, If you find some place to stay in Singapore, Hotel Bencoolen may makes you feel at home

Reviewed November 02, 2009

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10.0
Exceptional
Christian
Group
Standard Twin
Stayed 7 nights in January 2020

One of the Best”

Our stay was really awesome. Lolo Mohammed really helped us when we were in a tight pinch he also offered advice on which route to take and which places to go to. Frankie was also quite helpful on the topic of History, and he told us the fastetst route to go to a Temple nearby. There is a good place to eat right outside of the hotel doors. The hotel has a Pool which has jets and it was a nice experience, to just lounge around the jacuzzi pool. Near the pool stationed a gym and we didn't go much tot he pool area and I did not see anyone using the gym. Our deluxe twin room has beds that were comfy as the word comfy can go to. This place offers a breakfast buffet as well, and a Happy Hour when nightfall comes around. All I can say is Agoda gave is a good deal and we took it and was not disappointed with our stay. Bonus: there are 2 7/11 near here, and there is also a Cheers store across the street. Speaking of crossing the street, there is a bus stop on one side of the street this hotel is on, and on the other side there is an MRT stopa little further around the corner is another bus stop, you don't need to cross the street. A Museum is also near here if I'm right there are two museums near this place. Here is the Money Shot for Travellers, this place is very accessible from the Airport, in Terminal 2 there is a Metro station, and you need to change only once at the 1st stop from the Terminal 2, and change lines going to the Blue Line, and you just have to wait till you reach Bencoolen Station and walk in the same street to the Hotel and your there. This place is the best.

Reviewed January 26, 2020

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