Albert Court Village Hotel by Far East Hospitality
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlbert Court Village Hotel by Far East Hospitality Singapore
The service was great, staff very friendly and helpful. The Concierge who also turned into the cocktail making barman was very entertaining. Room clean, tidy, and comfortable. And the Jacuzzi was a lovely start to our morning. Walking distance for us to the Singapore Flyer.
Would stay there again for sure
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This place was amazing. The service was great and the place was really clean. Walking distance to many shopping locations and also the train station. They also had a booth where you could book day tours (which we did to Sentosa).
Overall good value for money.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Albert Court Village Hotel by Far East Hospitality Singapore
A good hotel
For the money, this hotel is good and well situated. The rooms are clean, the staff helpful and the breakfasts not bad (satisfactory: basic) We had never been to Singapore before and would stay here again. Little India is near by and a must. Lots of food courts nearby too.
Old world charm outside with a modern inside, however, we did wake up with a few bites; this may be coincidental. We didn't see any insects etc.
I and my friend stayed at this place this past weekend. We didn't like it at all. They put us in a corner room which has a weird construction. The room itself is so small that they have to put a TV on the right hand side pararell to the bed which you won't be able to watch unless you move it (even the maid said that). The refrigerator is only for decoration because it doesn't quite working. The carpet is very dirty and disgusting (bring your own slipper if you will stay at this hotel). Above all, the girl at a reception desk is not very smart. Will not stay here again.
Not all that
Sufficient for people who tend to stay out all day and just need somewhere to sleep. Our room had a draft, was cold, dirty and dusty. No good for people with dust allergies. Good thing was location and Hot shower, quite centrally located.
Good Bang for your Buck
Recently stayed in Albert Court for a long weekend in a room in the new wing. Pretty basic and straighforward accomodations, with a decent stab at contemporary style, pretty well-appointed bathroom. I definitely agree with other reviewers that it is a good deal. I cannot comment on the rooms in the "old" wing, but the breakfast was pretty lousy. If you must eat it, get it included in the room deal! Seemed to be a few tour buses rolling in and out the place, making the reception a little crowded now and then, but its not a factor if you are in the new wing. Not conveniently located to Singapore's shopping center, but a quick taxi or metro ride will get you there fast. If you happen to be a tech enthusiast, Sim Lim City is a couple of blocks away, with 6 stories of every electronic device imaginable for sale at great prices. I would rate this as a mid-level hotel that is priced below its peers.
Loved this place, good for family
We stayed in Albert Courts new courtyard rooms in June 05 with 2 children and 2 adults. We had a King sized bed and a large single bed. We found the rooms to be excellent and the staff were helpful and friendly. The location was great for us right in Little India and we ate curry to our hearts content. The kids were happy here too, there was a small spa and sauna area located in the main building. We didn't eat breakfast here but we walked across to the Tekka Centre and ate cheaply. There is a small fridge in the room to keep drinks etc in. Air con worked well. This was a great hotel for the money S$165 our only complaint was large groups arriving late with children screaming up and down slamming doors until midnight, but hey, such is life right?? Would highly recommend this hotel for families.
Stayed in the new wing, facing the court yard. Loved the room, newly refurbished but old-style charming interior without overdoing it. Bathroom is modern and nice. Very hospitable and helpful staff. The only drawback is the off-location to the city-center and subway, you have to walk a lot (or take a taxi), but would have costed at least double the price elsewhere.
Hassel Free Stay
We stayed in this hotel in Autumn 2004, stopping over ion our way to Australia. It was our first time in Singapore. The Hotel was easy to get to, and the room was really clean and was quite stylish and well appointed. It is well layed out although the reception is limited. Its cheap and you can certainly get your monies worth. Its very close to the Little India area of the city, which is "very" busy, but full of good food places.
Really friendly staff who speak perfect english and I would stay their again.
Only downside was the lack of respect by others arriving and shouting or even sceaming down the corridors!!
Only for tourists on a low budget
Stayed in this hotel for 4 days during the middle of January. This is not a good hotel to stay in unless you are only looking for a room to sleep at night, which is about all that you can do here.
The room I stayed in was on the 3rd floor and was supposed to be a "superior" room. As soon as I got out of the elevator, I was greeted with a row of mattresses stacked on the wall in front (the matresses remained there throughout my stay). The bright red carpet in the passages had lots of black stains. There is an almost overpowering smell of strong deoderant/disinfectant in the hallways which I never got used to.
The room itself was rather small and worn out. The walls in the room had lots dirty scratches and bruises indicating the wierd times it must have seen. The TV had only 9 channels, 4 of them remained blank and the only worthwhile movie channel had continuous sound problems. Later on I discovered CNN that could only be accessed via some odd combination of keys on the remote. The in-room telephone worked only intermittently as I had a lot of complaints from callers who said I wasn't picking up the phone while I was in my room.
The bathroom was pretty old and not entirely clean. Dirt and grime was fairly obvious in the tiled floor and you could only use the bathtub to take a shower (for obvious reasons).
There isn't much of a concept of "service" in the hotel. A bare-bones room service is only available after 6:30pm and then only for 4 hours. Laundry is only collected in the morning and you can forget about getting your cloths pressed at any time of the day. An iron and ironing board is available, though on first-come first-served basis.
There is just the one restaurant on the 1st floor that serves breakfast, dinner and lunch. Breakfast is a reasonable buffet and you do not have the option to have anything extra like eggs. The same restaurant puts table covers on their tables when serving lunch and dinner (which I did not try).
There are no taxis available from the front of the hotel, you have to go a couple blocks to the rear of the hotel to hail a cab.
So all in all, if you are only looking for a cheap place to stay at night, this hotel could be considered. Forget about it if you are a business traveller.
Decent stopover hotel
Had a stopover here on way, October 2004.
Only 1 night, but Hotel was very clean, rooms large and bar prices reasonable.
Location is excellent, we got MTR from Airport, easy to find, located near busy area with good cheap food and drink nearby.
Excellent affordable stopover option.
Spent a week at the Albert Court at end June 2004. Got a special deal on the rack rate for a courtyard room as it appears to be slow season; paid half the listed price, although for this we only got one breakfast between the two of us. However as they give you vouchers it is easy enough to share them and eat elsewhere the rest of the time.
Hotel is very smart and clean, room spacious and well airconditioned (almost too well!) with attached modern bathroom (bath and shower). Surprisingly quiet too; we faced on to the courtyard with the noise from Bukit Timah road blocked by the main hotel building. Room thoroughly serviced every day, has fridge (not very cold), free tea and coffee with kettle, TV with two free movie channels and channels in English, Chinese and Malay. Hotel has restaurant but no other facilities, in an ideal world a pool would have been good, Sentosa is not the cleanest water in the world!
Well located, five mins walk or less from Little India metro (new line opened 2003) and bus stop. Good Indian restaurant in courtyard, or cross road to the Foodmore foodcourt for the ultra-cheap version, open until about 10pm.
Would stay again.