Santa Grand Hotel Bugis
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Woke up this morning feeling like I'd been clubbed by a team if hickey players - Viv went for a walk while I went back to sleep until 9, then we headed down to the restaurant for our brekky. Wow! Fried rice, crispy chicken and Chinese veg, along with the usual suspects. We finished off our meal with watermelon and pineapple. As we both felt a …
Verrrrrry ordinary today - woke up and made it in time for breakfast at 9am - ate white toast - ew.
Back upstairs and to sleep again until 1pm, then up and into the pool for about an hour.
Dressed and across the road at Symmetry for truffle eggs and maple bacon...mmmmmmmm.
Tolido's is closed today so no iced blends for us.
Of course we slept in this morning - missed brekky. We arrived at Tolido's for our ice-blends at 11.30 then I went on to Lavender MRT station for the train to Kranji. Being Sunday, the memorial service was today, in lieu of tomorrow.
Quite a few people got off the train at Kranji, but once I figured out that I was on the wrong side - the …
Vivvy's birthday today! Got off to a slow start this morning - no swim, breakfast; Tolido's for our ice-blends then a walk in the opposite direction to our usual walk towards Lavender MRT station. Stopped at a hawkers market for food on the way. Caught the train to Tanah Mertah then a #2 bus to Changi Village. At Changi we had lunch at the hawkers …
Breakfast at 8am this morning - we are feeling fine and rearing to go now. Same cabbage, fish and rice finished off with fruit but this morning we ate outside.
Then, off walking to find the cable car to take us over to Sentosa Island, via Tolido's for an iced blend - I had a mocha one and I think I'm hooked.
Along the way we …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
First, this hotel is one SMRT stop away from the city proper. It took me around half an hour on the train from the airport, changing once (which took 2 minutes), with a 5 minute walk after that.
Point being, it is wonderfully central to all things most interesting about Singapore; wonderful and varied food, Little India, markets, shops, Haji Lane, Arab Street, mosques. (One can hear the prayers). Also, it's walking distance from the Mustafa Centre so food/drinks/snack/anything shopping is cheap and accessible too. There is also a (i suspect long-suffering) 24 hour supermarket at the end of the lane that sells everything from vodka to umbrellas to deodorant.
Secondly, the hotel itself is marvelous; attentive and helpful staff, comfortable beds, a fridge, and the included breakfast was plentiful and more diverse than many other hotels I've stayed at around the world.
The aircon worked, and the rooftop pool and decking was a lovely way to begin and end the day; the view was just a bonus. The WiFi was also quick and reliable. We stayed in a twin deluxe room with large windows, so our rate was near the top of the range at SGD$180 per night. We booked 5 nights then stayed one extra. For longish stays, I will only stay here when I return to Singapore.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.