Santa Grand Hotel Bugis

No. 8 Jalan Kubor, Singapore, 199207, Singapore | Hotel
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Crashed but never burned

A travel blog entry by jenni-louise


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 …

Lest We Forget

A travel blog entry by jenni-louise

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 …

Changi Village, rain, Raffles & the blues

A travel blog entry by jenni-louise

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 …

Walking and Sentosa

A travel blog entry by jenni-louise

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 …

Circuits of Singapore, Sentosa, SEA Aquarium

A travel blog entry by roger_ramjet


... the aquarium. Sort of. 15 minutes later we manage to find the entrance which is disguised behind some hoardings, through a tacky 'travel through time of the sea merchants' museum display, underneath the deck of a life size Chinese Junk replica hanging from the ceiling, down an escalator, round the passageway, past the stalls selling tacky tourist trinkets...and we are there, finally !

The entrance to the aquarium is spectacular, as promised. A massive viewing ...

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This hotel, located in the Rochor area of Singapore, is near Bugis Village, Arab Street, Sultan Mosque, and Kampong Glam.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsSanta Grand Hotel Bugis Singapore

    Reviewed by jenni-louise

    A gem in a central location, with a pool, aircon and WiFi

    Reviewed Nov 11, 2013
    by (15 reviews) Narre Warren South, Victoria , Australia Flag of Australia

    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.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Santa Grand Hotel Bugis Singapore

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good