Travel Blogs from Singapore
I was planning to write the draft on the flight to Frankfurt but the AIrbus 380 was not very conducive to having an iPad out so I am starting to write this at Frankfurt Airport while waiting to board our flight to Budapest. It 6.45 am and after 30 degrees in Singapore we have 5 degrees!
Anyway our time in Singapore was great besides the heat. …
Sorry no pictures in this posting. The flight was great, Susan started with 11's (ie drinks at 11am) with her first Singapore Sling as a pre-lunch drink. She enjoyed it so much she had another for 4"s (4pm Singapore time) when we had another meal on the plane. We will compare it to the real deal when we get to Raffles Hotel - the home of the …
Day 4 started off with us trying to find food. After walking around aimlessly around Clarke Quay and finding absolutely nothing to eat, we hailed a cab back to Chinatown. Lucky the guy was Chinese and said since we hadn't had breakfast already, he would take us where there definitely was food. We ended up in Hong Lim Square and found heaps of food …
The day started off with breakfast across the road at Boomarang. We had The Ashes consisting of toast, baked beans, tomatoes, bacon, mushroom,scramble eggs and chicken sausage. Waikit had pancakes which were very thick and very nice according to him. Mike had scrambled eggs...then complained that it was the same as Australia!
Day 1 started with us getting off at KLIA in transit. We landed at around 4.15am local time and our flight wasn't taking off until 8.05am. So we went around the airport looking around. KLIA has changed a lot since the last time I was here more than 15 years ago. It's more modernised and now has 2 terminals which are connected by a driverless train …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Miramar Singapore
Quite a good hotel to stay and quite convenient to most places.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Miramar Singapore
This is a nice 3* hotel. Our room was small-medium sized but well furnished. The bathroom was a reasonable size, not too small. The usual complimentary toiletries/toothbrushes were supplied.
The breakfast selection was very good. I also used the business centre, which had reasonably up to date equipment and comfy leather chairs to sit in. The hotel also provided a free shuttle bus to Orchard Road shopping area. The hotel is about a 15 min walk to China town, but in the heat and humidity it is a bit further than you would want to walk unless you duck into a few shops on the way to benefit from the air conditioning!
If I stay in Singapore again I will pick a hotel that is close to an MRT subway train station.
Okay for a place to sleep
I stayed there for a few days, short while ago in mid June. Usually I stayed in other hotels when I'm in Singapore but since they were all full I chose Miramar. It's significantly cheaper too (SGD 130 incl. breakfast).
It's a 3-star-hotel and it looks like it. Nothing more, nothing less. My double-bed bedroom was of okay size. The view of the street in front of the hotel was okay too. The room was quite clean. The beds were comfortable. It can be noisy as I could hear noise from next door. The bathroom was clean too and quite spacious. I had a small problem with the toilet though (I had to flush several times each time, 'to get the job done'). Wireless internet in the room needs extra cost. The staffs were friendly. Breakfast was very limited. Very little variety of food served.
Singapore is very small so most hotels' location wouldn't be a problem. There's a bus stop in front of the hotel and Orchard Road (Singapore's main shopping district) is just a short taxi ride away (about SGD 4).
For me the hotel's main draw is the price. Most probably there are better hotels yet cheaper than this one. But at least it's much cheaper than others I'd stayed at before.
Interesting note is that the hotel air conditioner is really cold, especially in the lobby.
Would stay here again
On the basis of previous feedback, my wife & I (mid 50's & Scottish) have just spent 7 nights at this hotel. The feedback in general proved to be accurate and we were not disappointed. Positives: budget price, ideal location - taxis & buses (if necesary) are cheap, clean room (single beds) although 16th floor - fast modern lifts - tea/coffee and toiletries provided - excellent buffet breakfast - evening buffet & meals represented good value - complimentary morning newspaper - staff could not have been more helpful - good swimming pool with towels provided - 24 hour garage next door for bottled water and other provisions.
The only negative was the hotel bar that provided live entertainment. Drinks are extortionately priced e.g. £4.20 for half pint of lager and above our budget. We would definately stay here again. Some general advice. This is an extremely humid city and comfortable walking shoes that can accommodate swollen feet are strongly recommended.
My husband & I stayed here for 6 days. Loved the location as it was only 15min walk to Chinatown. The Hotel provided a shuttle service to Orchard Road & Chinatown. From Orchard Road, take the MRT to where ever you want to go...cheap, fast, clean!.
A good base from which to explore Singapore. I did a lot of walking from there and found things which may have been missed had we stayed near Orchard Road.
Across the road at Robertson Quay was a surprise. A nice little night club-type area where we found Mamma Lucia's and the cheapest beer!
Room as clean, comfortable and quiet, overlooking the pool. Only complaint would be no radio in the room and only 2 coffee sachets (and not tasty ones either) per day....we ended up buying our own jar of Nescafe (and some real milk).
Staff were friendly, especially the tour desk...ask for Roger!
Just grab a map and go!
Great Hotel, Great Location
We stayed at the Miramar in Singapore early March 2006. We booked this hotel, as we wanted something comfortable but not especially grand as we were planning to be out exploring most of the time. The location of this hotel is great, across the road from the river and 5-10 minutes stroll from Clarke Quay for food bars etc. We found Central Singapore quite accessible by foot if you can bear the heat, and the Clarke Quay to be the closest and quickest MRT station. The 24-hour garage next door is great for purchasing those much needed bottles of water.
Rooms are good, clean and have everything you would expect. Ours' had twin beds rather than a double. Like I say don't expect a 5 star hotel but I would honestly say above average and a great base.
Intelligent choice for value and location.
This hotel isn't necessarily an obvious choice when choosing somewhere to stay in Singapore. However, it is great value compared to many hotels in the city and is in a fantastic location just a 10 minute walk along the riverside to the main Quays area. The hotel and the rooms are not exciting, but they are clean and functional. The staff were always helpful, with the usual friendly level of service when required. The hotel is on a fairly busy road, but this is handy when trying to get a taxi. Across this road is the river and a short walk to the restaurant and bars of Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay. For budget accommodation in the centre of the city, this is a great choice.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Miramar, we were there for 2 nights. I must say that the bed was on the hard side but other than that the it was great. The buffet breakfast was really good a nice big selection, they say its from 6.30am to 10.30am but we got there both mornings at 9.45am and they were already taking things away so don't think you can sleep in and then get brekkie at 10.15am because you won't. Its nice and close to Clarke Quay for dinner and Chinatown. I would stay definitely stay there again.
Perfect for the price
We stayed here for 4 nights in Oct 05.
The hotel is a bit basic, but is comfortable, secure and efficient - but in terms of location (ideally placed for relaxing walks down Robertson, Boat and Clarke Quays) and cost I cannot fault it.
All other areas of Singapore are within walking distance (if you can handle the heat!), or a cheap taxi ride away.
We stayed on Orchard Rd last time, and this hotel was ideally placed to see a different side of Singapore that we missed last time (i.e. the Quays etc).
I'd certainly recommend it for someone who just needs a base for shopping and sightseeing.
Good, Basic Hotel
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Mirimar for a 4 night stopover to Australia. We knew it was going to be basic because of the price we paid but it was definatley a very good 3 star hotel. We really enjoyed our stay and we would recommend it to anyone as a good, basic hotel that is excellent value for money. The room was spacious and was very clean and that is coming from someone who goes round checking the sheets, bathroom and glasses before I even think about unpacking my bag. We had a room that was overlooking the pool and it was very quiet. The pool was clean and was a good size. The hotel was clean throughout and the breakfast was good and had a very good selection. The hotel runs a free bus to the shops on Orchard road which is very handy apart from using the shuttle bus we walked everywhere because we felt very safe. We would return to this hotel again.
City Centre Service with a Smile
We spent 2 nights at the Miramar and it was an excellent choice for a stopover hotel. Sited on the river, it was only 10 minutes meander along the riverbanks to the Clarke Quay shops and restaurants. The hotel itself was spotless and the rooms were very comfortable although we did not spend much time in the room as there was so much to see in Singapore. The buffet breakfast was excellent and with such a wide range of foods we were all able to find something new or familiar to eat and that kept us going until dinnertime! If you are stopping in Singapore for a few nights, the Miramar is the place to stay.