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My suspicions have been confirmed - if there's a true food mecca in the World, it probably is somewhere in Asia. I was once asked what I thought was the best city in the World for food, which is a very tricky question to answer - how exactly would you define that? My first thought was some place like Paris or Rome, but as much respect and love I …
Singapore is boring and bland, and being a major transport hub, it's a necessary evil for travelers coming to Asia - that's basically the established reputation of Singapore, but it's completely wrong, because Singapore rocks! It's the perfect example of being at the right place at the right time, and visiting this city of over five million people …
Giornata inconcludente. Mi dirigo verso un centro commerciale segnalato dalla LP per comprare un batik ma è chiuso per restauri... Compro cartoline e francobolli e ci metto una vita a trovare la posta... Mi dirigo ad Harbour Front per prendere la funivia per Mount Faber ma comincia a diluviare... Ne approfitto per pranzare (male) in un fast food …
Alle 6:20 sono al jetty, ovviamente il battello arriva alle 7:30... Ancora più di un’ora trascorsa su quel molo in attesa di una barca... Comunque alle 10:30 sono a Mersing, la giornata sembra bella, mannaggia, ma qui il tempo cambia in fretta.
Vado al bus terminal e compro un biglietto del bus per Singapore delle 13:00, poi vado in cerca …
... cake next month for my birthday) their high-tea wise was nothing really to shout about. Dinner on the other hand was good. Fresh seafood are really FRESH! I honestly actually miss the weekend BBQ located outside the cafe! Wish they had bring that back! Rating: 8.5/10 Location You can't admit as long you hotel is situated at along orchar road ... It just great! Situated at the corner of orchard road near St Regis. It's just 5 mins ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPerak Hotel Singapore
Singapore is expensive, and this may be one of the better values in town, even though it wasn't exactly cheap. Location is decent, right in the middle of Little India, and a short walk to Kampong Glam and the nearest metro station. Later at night, the area around the hotel can feel a bit deserted and sketchy, but is probably quite safe. Staff is good, hotel is clean, and the breakfast is adequate.
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L'hotel si trova in Little India, a metà strada tra le fermate NE7 (Little India) e EW12 (Bugis) della metropolitana. Una zona vivace, con diversi locali di tutti i tipi e ben servita. L'hotel è di buona qualità, tranquillo, pulito e il personale è gentile ed efficiente. La camera con bagno e A/C era confortevole e ben arredata, il costo (135 SGD con colazione) in linea con i prezzi della città.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Perak Hotel Singapore
Estoy de acuerdo con el "Independent": uno de los mejores hoteles económicos del mundo
Un bonito hotel en la zona hindú de Singapur.
Nuestra habitación estaba limpia, era cómoda y bonita, el personal era amable y servicial y por sólo 60 euros con desayuno.
En los alrededores encontrarás restaurantes, tiendas, una estación de metro y un centro comercial.
Además, este hotel lo recomienda el "Independent" como "uno de los mejores hoteles económicos del mundo" y ¡estoy de acuerdo con ellos!
Exceptionally hospitable and friendly service
As a middle-of-the-road hotel with a lovely local theme, it is definitely worth your buck. Not for the snotty and fussy who expect five-star facilities and cleanliness.
The rooms are lovely, well-designed to the local taste, and are surprisingly not too small. We even got a free upgrade, by the simple virtue of there being spare rooms. Quality service from the start.
The service is great as we had weird requests like 'Where can we buy flipflops nearby?', 'Can I have a band-aid?', as well as leaving our luggage safely tagged and locked in a storage room when transiting. They helped us amazingly well and friendly to boot.
Singapore has so much good food, we never stayed for the breakfast. Well, the truth is, we never woke up in term for lunch and always went around the nearby areas for lunch. Always good food in Little India and Bugis! As a local myself, I feel that it's the best place to be as a tourist! But we did check out the range, quite impressive for a 'budget hotel' level. Definitely worth it if I'm backpacking, all the energy food like bananas and bread for the taking :)
A caveat though, is that the rooms on the right wing face this 24-hour Indian eatery which plays loud music beats. If you're a light sleeper, ASK for a quieter room. Both wings will get the noise from a nearby mosque at around 4-6am (I never checked my clock), so light sleepers (like me) again. Darn.
The hotel had such great service by automatically offering us a room on the quieter wing after our first night at the hotel. We switched rooms immediately. I still couldn't really sleep with the noise as a light sleeper though, but my partner slept like a log.
Ma femme et moi avons récemment passé 3 jours au Perak. Certes, les chambres sont un peu petites, mais assez propres. Les employés sont cordiaux et répondent à toutes vos questions du mieux qu'ils le peuvent. Les lits sont bien et les salles de bains aussi.
Le petit déjeuner est horrible mais c'est normal dans un hôtel de cette catégorie. Quartier un peu louche mais nombreux sites touristiques et magasins à proximité.
C'est un hôtel que je recommanderais aux voyageurs qui ont le goût de l'aventure et à ceux qui ne veulent pas dépenser trop.
My wife and I recently stayed 2 nights at the Perak. While the rooms were a bit small, they were quite clean. Staff was cordial and answered all questions to the best of their knowledge. Beds and bathroom were both adequate. Breakfast was woeful but apropos for this level of hotel. Location was a bit seedy but close to many attractions and shopping. I'd recommend this hotel for adventurous travelers and those on a budget.
I always travel alone. I was stay at Perak Hotel when I spend my vacations at Singapore on August and again on October this year. I fall in love this hotel at the first sign. Small room, not convenient for 2 persons but for only one it's really okay.
stayed in the standard twin room for two nights the room was clean but very small , it had small windows that couldnt be opened. it was hard to sleep as there was a lot of noise from outside. the breakfast was ok. as we were travelling around asia stayed in a few budget places i didnt really mind the small room my only real problem was the staff were not friendly the women that checked us in were more worried about the payment. i would only reccomend this if you are on a budget and are not planning to spend a lot of time in your room.
We, my husband & I, stayed at the Perak for 2 nights. Staff did seem unfriendly, but thawed quite a bit by the time we left. Location is good, in Little India, but quiet & peaceful inside & its great value for money. Breakfast was very limited, powdered milk & juice. Rooms are clean, but very claustrophobic, some of them with no windows & others with windows that cannot be opened. My husband has wheezing so he found it quite tough. I would only recommend you stay here if you want to be in Little India & if you are on a budget.
Brilliant Perak Hotel
We have just spent the best holiday ever in Singapore/Malaysia. We left our Canadian friends in Malaysia and headed for Perak Hotel, Little India, where we stayed in a very clean and comfortable deluxe room for nearly 3 weeks. The staff were marvellous with the daily demands and requirements of the many foreign travellers in and out of this busy, friendly hotel. You only had to take the time to speak with the staff and they immediately responded. This family hotel is in an excellent location to get around Singapore easily whether walking, MRT, bus or taxi. The continental breakfast was more than we, and the other foreign guests, expected. Guests were provided with the ubiquitous continental breakfast - plus much more! The staff also prepared a local daily breakfast dish and local coffee - plus many additional "extras". Our Australian friends were immediately provided with Vegemite upon request. We were able to have traditional Scottish porridge - although we thought the local "porridge" was much nicer. Cheaper accommodation and backpacker dormitories are springing up in Little India, but they have no comparison to the friendly and charming Perak Hotel. PS: Excellent value for money.
We stayed for 3 nights in a claustrophobic "Deluxe" room. Although the hotel was well located and the rooms spotless and nicely decorated, we know, after having checked, that rooms of better value are available in the vicinity. Certain staff members may be friendly and helpful, but sadly the lady at reception we dealt with the most often had all the charm of a prison door. She seemed much more concerned with making sure we pay for our 3 nights up front rather than leading us to our room on arrival from our overseas flight. Breakfast highlights included powdered crystal "orange juice" and instant coffee. The place felt more like a recently upscaled backpackers hostel.
An oasis in busy Little India
value for money, very clean room and fresh bedlinens plus towels.
Good enough breakfast. Great to be so near Little India and also the shopping malls around. Most importantly, staff are very helpful and friendly.