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Odd timing - hotel room query

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Odd timing - hotel room query

We are arriving in Singapore at 6.05am on 21 Feb and leaving at 20.50 on 22nd. Ideally we would like a room from about 8.30am on the 21 to 17.00 on the 22nd.

We have stayed at Swisshotels before - but probably need something a bit less expensive if we have to pay for 2 nights - should I just pick a few hotels and email them to se if they can accommodate us? Any hotels known for their flexibility?

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Odd timing - hotel room query

Check with Carlton Hotel. They have 24-hour rooms as well as day rooms (10am-6pm).

If you don't mind a later check-in time, you can probably book 1 day and a half-day extension at most hotels.

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2. Re: Odd timing - hotel room query

With a 6.05 landing, and a taxi, it would not be unreasonable to suggest you will get to the hotel between 7-7.30am.

Hotels in Singapore may accommodate you arriving that early if they have capacity. However, simply to function on a Singapore timescale you want to be getting up and out somewhat.

Any decent hotel will hold your bags until you return later to get into the room when it becomes available, so if you only want to pay one night then pay for the night of the 21st and see what happens. Good hotels will have some kind of room/facility for you to shower/freshen up in that early. So drop the bags and get going for that day's activity. Return at the end of the day to finalise the room and if need be collapse at something more approaching Singapore time letting you function on the next day.

Similarly they will hold those bags when you check out until you leave for that 5pm flight, so you get the morning to do something as well (that's my routine since I tend to be leaving on a 10-11pm flight and check out around 9am or so. I personally would not pay for a late checkout in Singapore really - because I would be wanting to spend that last morning doing something. If you just want to laze by the pool for the morning, then you might want to get late checkout. Quite a few hotels will do late checkouts for a fee.

If you are prepared to spend the cash then you need a place that offers some kind of day rate - very few do and the first one that leaps to mind is the Carlton that has been mentioned. You might want to contact them and ask them to quote a rate based on the day rate for the room plus the overnight rate and what can they/will they do. They are a hotel with a shower facility for incoming guests as I have made use of that on an early arrival.

An alternative, if you are happy with staff at Changi storing your bags away from the luggage belts in the lost and found store facility is to make use of the Transit Hotel airside for a few hours, then come through immigration and pick bags up from the Lost and Found (its not just a pile, its a secured off room with staff watching it). A further alternative is to get through immigration, bags etc and go to the Haven Lounge in T3 and paying for access to their rest facilities. Both these delays you arrival to a hotel in Singapore to something much closer to their check in time. However, both run with some jetlag potential and miss out of the morning in Singapore.

Your trip so that balancing act is up to you.....

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3. Re: Odd timing - hotel room query

Thank you both for your suggestions - very helpful indeed

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4. Re: Odd timing - hotel room query

We have stayed at the Pan Pacific Singapore a few times and have always been able to get into our room very early in the morning.

In the case that there wasn't a room available, they have a courtesy room where you can shower and freshen up. This room is also available in your case of requiring a late checkout. You can spend your afternoon by the pool, and then use the courtesy room to shower before leaving for the airport.

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