Hotel Bencoolen Singapore - experience top class comforts and facilities at budget prices
Singapore is one of Asias most popular travel destinations and is so jam packed with things to see and do that youll never have a dull moment in this vibrant metropolis. Each year thousands of people from all over the globe are drawn to Singapores shores for many reasons; a chance to experience living within a diverse culture, to sample a wide variety of mouth watering local dishes and of course, to shop till you drop in one of the many mega malls dotted around the city.
If youre on a limited budget and dont want to break the bank by staying in an overpriced 5 star accommodation, then another possibility is the Hotel Bencoolen Singapore. This reasonably priced hotel offers visitors clean no frills styled rooms with all the standard amenities needed for a comfortable stay; but by far its best selling point is its perfect location. It stands just off of the main Orchard road strip and within a short walking distance from several of the major attractions; youre just 5 minutes from Sim Lim Square, 10 minutes from Bugis Village, 15 minutes from Little India and 20 minutes from the Esplanade theatres.
This medium sized hotel offers a range of different styles of room to accommodate singles, couples and larger family groups. The rooms are simply decorated with a minimal no frills look, though the warm beige to off pink colored walls and dimmed down mood lighting gives the interiors an invitingly cozy appeal. Guests can choose from 4 different styled rooms, the Elizabeth queen room which is a single with 1 queen sized bed or the raffles family sized room with one queen sized bed and one super-single. Then there is the popular Solomon king sized room that comes with a single king bed and a slightly more interesting dcor; finally you may opt for the Stamford twin room which consists of 2 connecting twin rooms with 2 single beds in each. All rooms have a standard set of amenities and facilities to help guests feel at home; these include an IDD telephone service, mini refrigerator, hair dryer, color television, in-room safe, wireless internet and a coffee/tea maker.
To add extra value for your money the Hotel Bencoolen Singapore offers a number of extra on-site facilities to help keep you entertained and engaged when youre not running around the city. For those who enjoy staying in shape there is a fully equipped gym located on the hotel roof top, which allows you to exercise in a serene garden like environment and under a large sky light that lets in plenty of fresh air and natural lighting. Right next to the gym area is an open air Jacuzzi, perfect for anyone wanting to sooth their tense muscles after a long work out session. If you prefer a more relaxing way to unwind after a long day of sight seeing then youll definitely enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, which comes complete with a lounging area and several stretched deck chairs to help you take full advantage of the hot Asian sunshine.
The food and drink
Though the Bencoolen Hotel doesnt have a full-time restaurant on-site there is the a medium sized caf in the lobby area which serves up a delicious home cooked breakfast buffet every morning to help prepare you for the day. Alternatively there has been a recent extension built onto the Bencoolen Hotel called Prinsep Place, here you have a choice of 4 restaurants, 4 pubs and a bistro, which should be more then enough to satisfy even the biggest appetite.