Hotel Grand Central
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Arrived in Singapore late, straight to bed, and decided to watch the last couple of hours of the Oscars. Why? We were exhausted. (Crash won). We're staying in the Grand Central Hotel. Well, it's central at least! Middle of Orchard Road, the main shopping street in Singapore City. We headed out to find the famous Raffles Hotel, and carried on to …
... twenty minutes so had to make a mad dash past security, down the stairs to the surprise of many passengers coming up. Once at the desk we were led to the back of the check in desks and escorted into a dark room with security to have Nathan's bag searched. Nathan had packed as many as four deogrent spray cans, Rach was unaware how concerned he is about his scent. However Nathan would claim they were good value for money compared to UK prices. Never the less they were removed to ...
... are lots of these in Singapore so we did eat at one during our trip.
Throughout our time in Singapore we stayed in the Little India area, we enjoyed exploring this area and like everywhere else in Asia it got very busy at night. For breakfast one morning we had a naan bread/egg omelette thing with curry sauce. Hopefully this is preparing us for visiting India later on in the trip.
Moving away from the ...
... shopping centres nearby. I went for a traditional Singapore meal, called Laska, it consists of noodles, tofu and different kinds of fish in a like a soup. It was very rich but nice.
After lunch we headed to the famous road in Singapore ,Orchard road, it is a famous shopping street. As you walked down there was loads of massive shopping centres, but each one had similar shops and were expensive! On the map I counted 34 shopping centres ...
... we celebrated by going to a spectacular rooftop bar to witness a nightly laser light show across the harbour, followed by dinner (Chilli crab – very tasty and very messy!).#1d insisted on going to the upmarket shopping malls in Orchard Road, so we got to see a Ferrari parked in the foyer of hairdresser, limousines dropping off the wealthy for a bit of shopping and a great many unaffordable things in shops. #1d was somewhat amused ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Grand Central Singapore
Not really our type of hotel.
Lobby was not grand and the staff are kinda rude and unattentive. The room that we got was at the 8th floor thinking that the rooms in the higher floors were better. It was not really what we expected. The room is too old looking and the bathroom super dooper really needs renovation. Breakfast served every morning is always the same, no variety. The dining area was also crowded.
Only good about this hotel is its location. Near Orchard Road and near food courts and restaus. Definitely for budget travellers. :)
Hotel was recommended and booked for us by the excellent visitor centre on Orchard road. The Grand Central is appalling, the service surly, the reception rude and the room dirty. The bathroom was filthy and sub standard. The only plus point is the position.
January 2006 we stayed at Hotel Grand Central for 3 nights while visiting Singapore. The best thing I can say about this hotel is the location.It is on Orchid Road and very economical. Although the staff don't smile,the breakfast is poor,the rooms have no charm,the location and the price makes this hotel worth staying.
Not up to expected standards
This hotel definitely did not live up to our expectations.
The hotel room was very old, dated, and worn.
The Bathroom was old and only just acceptable.
We were very disappointed to find the bed covers and the carpet to be soiled.
The breakfast arrangements definitely were not satisfactory - the selection of food was reasonable, but the quality of the food was very poor. The breakfast eating area was very crowded and once you found a seat you had to endure the mess left by the previous people.
The room service was very good and the staff quite friendly.
Probably the most filthy and disgusting hotel I ever stayed in - even the most budget hotels in Central Africa look good in comparison. The bathroom was dirty, full of mold and with overflowing pipe system. The room was just as dirty with stains all over the carpet. Quite frankly, you are better off camping than staying in that place.
My first visit to Singapore , ok check in was alright got shown to room, all downhill, window was broken, fridge did not work, remote for tele was broken, the air conditioning was barely working lots of noise but not effecient. On asking for a safety deposit box we were told we checked in too late and some people had taken two boxes for their jewellery, with the very unsavoury people that we had seen,made me feel very wealthy (even though I,m not). We were told to hang around next day until someone checked out by deputy manager(very rude) we were three nights in Singapore did not want to waste a day waiting for somebody to check out). Anyway deputy manager told us hotel was quite safe to leave, we walked to bar across the road, lets just say that ladies of the night parade up and down this hotel every night (I will say no more.)
This hotel is exactly the opposite of what Singapore is! It's old, very unhygienic and the bathroom is quite filthy. Better clarify with your travel agent before you book into this hotel.
Everything about this hotel is bad. Except for the location. I wouldn't say price because it's relatively cheap. You get what you paid for. Really dirty, old, shabby room. I almost cried in disappointment when we saw our room. The mattresses have stains, bed is very uncomfortable. The bathroom had seen its better days. Yellowish tiles, cracked watercloset, tired towels.