Hotel Review: The Convenience of Hotel Ibis in Bencoolen Singapore

Hotel Ibis in Bencoolen is one of the reasonably priced and the most practical hotel to stay when you go to Singapore. Why you ask? One word: Convenient.

The “Benefits Room” where I checked in has a mobile phone that you can use while you’re staying in the hotel. The phone has FREE 3G mobile internet, which is perfect if you want to update your social media of your whereabouts or use waze, search for your way around on the internet or google the best spots and restaurants to go to. I used it mainly to find my way around and contact people on my Facebook. The mobile phone also has UNLIMITED CALL AND TEXT both locally and internationally (for selected countries only though), which again was convenient for me as I often need to use it to call my friends who I was supposed to meet up with.

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Apart from that, the hotel also has iPads and MAC PCs at the lobby that you can use just in case you forgot your laptop or need to use one… and it’s FREE to use. There’s also a touch screen concierge just in case you want an interactive map of the area or print a post card to send out.

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Then there’s also the bamboo bikes that you can rent just in case you want to roam around Bugis area. Unfortunately, I do not know how to ride a bike so I wasn’t able to experience this. But I just think it is a pretty neat idea that you can borrow a bike from them any time you want (although, it is at a first come first serve basis).

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There’s also the laundry room complete with washing machines and ironing set. Plus an iPad that you can use while waiting for your clothes to spin and dry. So convenient.

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And of course, Ibis in Bencoolen is conveniently situated at the heart of Singapore, near so interesting spots like the Singapore Art Museum, Arab Street and the temples plus it is walking distance to various shopping centres like the Bugis Village and Bugis Junction Mall. Here are a few of the photos I took during my street photography adventure in Bugis last month.

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I was able to tour around Bugis area for about 4 hours while going back to the hotel once in a while to refill my water bottle with cold sparkling water (or regular water), that you can borrow from the “Le Bar” or purchase from them for 12 SGD.

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At the end of the tour, I just laid back in my room and snuggled in my comfortable bed and soft pillows as I switch through channels, while enjoying a mug of tea I made from the coffee and tea making facility. Their rooms are small and pretty simple, nothing too fancy.  The only thing is there is almost no space for walking and if brought tons of stuff then you’ll barely be able to move around.

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I just love that there are enough sockets for charging batteries even usb cable port just in case you forgot your charger and you only brought your cable.

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And their shampoo, conditioner and bath gel does not come in the little hotel bottles but they have the big bottles fixed on the walls of the bathroom. I suppose this is to save up and for economical purpose.

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The next day I enjoyed a nice brekky at the hotel’s Taste restaurant. Their breakfast spread’s pretty decent, not the best but okay for a 4-star hotel. And the ala-carte menu is also affordable so that is a plus.

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Did I also mention the cool little gifts I received from Hotel Ibis Bencoolen? The sweet and eco notepad and pens! <3 Thanks AccorHotels! <3

 

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  • super-cena

    OMG! Everything is on hand. I liked their ipads and PCs lobby. Secondly, the bamboo bikes. I would love to roam all the areas.

  • sabin_bro

    its my imagination hotels.very good service and hotel decoration.love its designation.

    • Oh yes! It is a very lovely hotel 😀

  • huhu, first time visit your blog, nice

    • Thanks for dropping by! Hope you’ll come and visit again!

  • At the end i like your gifts nd low quality camra selfiea hehehe its awesome

    • Hahaha I am glad somebody enjoys my low quality pics haha

  • Sharynn Ling

    can see form your post this hotel is really very convenient from all aspect, good share dear, thanks! <3

  • kolin zainal

    This hotel look cosy n comfy. High-tech too..the best is its near to bugis street yeay

  • Pooja Kawatra Gupta

    Loved this hotel and it looks so cosy with all the facilities. It is very much central though i have heard about it but never explored.

  • Xchubbykitty

    The hotel look coszy. Sure it’s very comfy to stay in.

  • sherrygo

    wow looks like a nice hotel, miss Sg so much. Shall check out this hotel if I am going.

  • Miera

    Pretty.. I stayed at the Ibis near errmm Novena last year.. It was just as pretty.. And love their amenities….

  • Sharon Lee

    Looks really fun staying in the hotel! I love the shampoo and bath gel in the form of dispenser, it was convenient and you don have to wet the bottle like normal hotel. haha!

  • Jane Chua

    A very nice hotel to stay with. Ambience environment. Love the place

  • ibis hotel, professional, clean and quite affordable. I stayed before at the one in Seoul, very satisfied.

  • SiennyLoves Drawing

    Wow! Bamboo bicycle looks cool…hmm…A nice hotel to stay in.
    Am going Spore for Xmas…if my budget allows…I will stay in Ibis, and of coz the bamboo bicycle ride around 🙂

  • Renae Teo

    Oh I really like Ibis! Very convenient, with modern furnishings, and super stylish! Thanks for sharing this newest Ibis with us 🙂

  • Ellie Toh

    Ahhhh…the room looks good. 🙂 now I know where to stay in Singapore.

  • Oooooh, I didn’t know that there were so many facilities at hotel ibis Singapore! Would love to stay there for a staycation now. Haha

  • leonamanutd

    this has got to be the most thoughtful hotel with all the extra benefits thrown in. you don’t even need to do roaming since they provide you with the smartphone.

  • This hotel earn starssssss. I don’t how many should give, but the maximum… They are so convenient and benefits the guest! Thanks for sharing.

  • very convenient.. the facilities are really good too!

  • awesome! seems they offer everything you can think of!

  • Joelle Ng Sin Zou

    I stayed this hotel in Australia before, it’s good and convenient! Hehe

  • Hotel Ibis, stayed there a couple of times. Pretty nice for a budget quick business hotel.