Orchard Parade Hotel by Far East Hospitality
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I rise early and get ready for a day of work ahead. I am collected outside the hotel and taken straight to Suntec, the exhibition centre where the fair is to take place for the next four days. I am taken for lunch in the food court within the exhibition centre. I opt for an Indian meal. The food is fantastic, but there is just too much and I …
I try to lie in as late as possible. Yesterday was a long day and I suspect that today will hold much of the same. I am collected and taken to Little India for breakfast at a vegetarian café. It's quite alien to me to have Indian food for breakfast, but I enjoy it very much. I take lunch in the exhibition centre again, this time opting for the …
I get a bit of a lie-in today which is wonderful. When I do rise I see that there is heavy rainfall. I hope this rain does not continue. I take lunch on my own as the rest of the team a too busy to take lunch today. I return to Thunder Rice Tea. After lunch I take a quick peek in the mall that's attached to the exhibition centre and find a coffee …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Orchard Parade Hotel by Far East Hospitality Singapore
This is quite a basic hotel with good location.
The lobby is small and always no staff opened the doors for us.
The bathroom,is very worn out but the rooms are spacious.
There are funny looking bathrobes in the wardrobe.
The mini fridge doesn't work well.
The swimming pool and gym are very small.
Rooms are efficiently cleaned everyday which is a good plus point that i noticed for this hotel.
If you are looking for a hotel and not looking for luxury,just its location,then orchard parade is for you.
This hotel was ok, nothing special. We were put in a room directly above the night club which made a racket until 3am. Complained about it and got the room changed - why put anyone there in the first place? Breakfast was ok, not a huge selection of food. Tea & coffee was always served lukewarm. The lobby bar was good to relax in & the staff were friendly. Overall the hotel is ok if you are going to spend most of your day out shopping etc. Its location is great with lots of shops and restaurants just a short walking distance away.
Time for a change
Have to agree with just about most reviews, location great, pool area was their saving grace, could hear rooms each side, whether it be tv or just loud people and always the banging doors. Brekky a tad tired, room too dark and miserable, rushed staff and the constant sharing of tables, why not just a few smaller ones here and there and make everyone happy. Bathrooms a shocker, not enough light, leaks and bath running at same time shower was. No dam clocks in the room. Did get moved to a nicer room on request so had a room overlooking the pool which was heaps better than the wall we had. Have now learnt that I should have kept an eye on a sleazy bell boy who took a fancy to my just 15 year old daughter, don't think I should say anymore!
We stayed at the Orchard Parade for 4 nights.The room was ok , nothing great. The bathroom was terribly small but clean.The breakfast isnt great , i have had better breakfasts in other Singapore hotels.The service at breakfast was disappointing. Overall , it was an average experience. The pool and hotel location were the saving grace for the hotel.
The lobby is the best feature of the hotel. The room was clean but the fittings had seen better days. Service was very good.
We arrived tired and in need of rest. sadly, the hotel is noisy. Excellent position at the start of Orchard Rd., and a Starbucks next door.
Nice view of the car park
Not a great hotel: tired fixtures, a disco that can be heard in the rooms until 3am, a colony of ants in one bed...and our view was over-looking a car park. Pool is quite good, rooms are spacious and the prices reflect the overall quality. Just don't expect the Ritz.
Orchard Parade Hotel is fine
A group of 17 spent 10 days here Feb 2005 on B&B basis. Rooms, food and service very good, facilities fine (good pool, basic gym). Location especially good for Orchard Road experience. Would go back.
The 70's were great, but we've all moved on.
This hotel used to be known as the Ming Court in the 70's. Then it was a good modern place, but now it is tired.
Its location is great: at the top of the Orchard Road, surrounded by world-class hotels and close to the superb botanic gardens. It has a few restaurants and a simple bar. The pool area on the 5th floor was huge and almost always empty.
Public areas are good. The rooms are very variable. The worst rooms are small, smoky, have a view of a wall, damaged fixtures and fittings with tired, sagging beds.
They do seem to have a problem at breakfast. They use their small, upmarket restaurant space for breakfast and it just isn't big enough. At peak times queues build up outside and people have to share tables. The food was nice, but having to sit in detritus left by others was not pleasant.
Singapore is a vibrant, dynamic place. This hotel has stood still too long and there are now many, many places where your dollar will buy you a much more pleasurable place to stay.
If you end up there, get a room above the 7th floor.
Spoilt our stopover in Singapore - never stay at this hotel
Our family of 2 adults and 2 children had the unfortunate experience of staying at this hotel for two nights in July - never again. From the minute we walked through the door to the time we left everything was terrible.
Flight arrived late and we finally get to the Orchard Parade at 11.40PM. After waiting for at least 15 minutes to check-in, were told that our room was unavailable as it was currently being cleaned! At nearly midnight! Politely advised staff this was totally unacceptable and that we would like a room poste haste to put our very tired children to bed in . What seemed like an eternity, were finally shown to our room on the 7th floor. It was down endless corridors and comprised of two single beds. We had booked and paid for a "family room for 4" whaich was the main reason for choosing this hotel. Demanded a roll-away be brought immediately (which it was) and decided to sort matter out in the morning.
Breakfast was included in our package, however I think we would have been better off eating out. The restaurant reminded me of a conference room with no natural light and no windows. We had to wait 10 minutes to be seated and then were asked if we minded sharing a table. I don't think so! Food was sparse and constantly running out. Staff were reluctant to fill coffee cups and when asked, became quite annoyed. They were more interested in preparing the room for the lunch menu even tho' breakfast was being served for another hour.
Attempted to sort out room, but after waiting 20 minutes to be seen at reception, gave up and went out to enjoy what Singapore had to offer. Returned to room at 4pm only to find Air-con leaking all over the floor and room not made up. Had housekeeping sort that problem out whilst we went out to dinner and the night zoo. Returned at 11.30pm too exhausted to battle on re room condition. Instead, wrote a scathing letter to management inviting them to explain, however I've yet to receive a reply 6 weeks later.
Checked out in the morning and left baggage with doorman until our transfer to the airport in the afternoon.
We will never stay at this hotel again, nor would I recommend it to my friends - the service is appalling, the rooms small and have no outlook, the restaurant terrible and the whole place smelt of stale smoke.