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“Nice Hotel in Chinatown” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Porcelain Hotel

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The Porcelain Hotel
Ranked #5 of 77 Singapore B&B and Inns
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Nice Hotel in Chinatown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Steps away from Chinatown MRT. Cannot get hungry, food stalls and restaurants are everywhere. Museum is only steps away. Many interesting places nearby. Too bad I did not have time to browse through due to family business.
Will be back again next time.

Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Indonesian first
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We loved this hotel's location. It's very accessible since it's located at the heart of Chinatown, a mere 5 min-walk to the MRT. The room is just enough for 2 persons. But will be a little crowded if you're bringing a lot of stuff. But the facility is truly well maintained.

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I would've given this a 3.5 star if that were an option, because the experience here was definitely above average but below very good. For a boutique hotel (this is NOT a bed and breakfast, not sure why it's categorized as such), Porcelain definitely had a very unique and interesting flavor. I especially like the understated yet elegant decorations that is a mixture of the orient and that of the modern. Now, the rooms are very small (I'm talking about making a turn in the same spot and you almost run into the opposite wall from that motion alone) and as with the way it is with just about every hotel in Singapore, the prices are high for the space you get. It's important to note that to optimize space and revenue, quite a number of the rooms in the hotel does NOT have windows! If you want to make sure you manage to get up during day time, be sure to turn on the dimmer / night light they have in the ceiling - which btw, was actually of a pretty cool design. In conclusion, if all you're looking for are a convenient place to stay and one that has an interesting design (and not rundown or shady-looking like the neighboring Hotel 81) but do not care for space allocation, flair, or service, then this hotel is the one for you.

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  • Stayed December 2016, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

When I stay for holidays I'm usually in a chirpy mood. And it doesn't take much to make me happy.

Service was barely existent, if you call it service at all. It was not rude, but probably bordering on it, if you are nitpicky. From the first greeting, which was not much of a greeting, to the end of my stay I did not feel like a valued guest.

I get that staff are not obliged to treat guests like emperors or the President, but is eye contact and some smiles too much to ask? Every touchpoint was curt and minimal. Instructions/information points were brief and to the point, without much emotion. It's as if you are ordering takeout from a busy restaurant.

I was asked for my ID, had my name verified, and was passed a piece of paper with wifi instructions and checkout timings informed. That was it.

The suite room was spacious for a boutique and well priced though.

Bathing amenities were limited - the basic soap and shampoo, towels, and a bathtub in the room.

Aircon was slightly noisy, TV had lack of channels, and the quality was not too good.

Room felt like it needed more maintenance. Other than that it's probably quite hard to find a room this size, with a bathtub, at this price, in such a location.

I have mixed feelings about this place, but you might want to give it a try and see if you can make it work.

Room Tip: Choose the suite if you can, prices are basically normal room rates, and you get more space.
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  • Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Had a staycation on the 31st of December for countdown with friends, we chose the most luxury room with white and porcelain as the theme.
The bathtub is more of a open concept, in the same area where the beds were.
I'm satisfied with my stay because of the big area, with beautiful bathtub, mirror and basin.

We were shock when we first open the room because we only saw a sitting area with TV, thats all. There is a staircase up but the entrance was blocked by the main door LOL.

There are many different concepts for this hotel, and they're definitely worth the stay and experience!

As my room was white-themed, I can see stains on the pillow casings etc. This is one minus points. and the tables/walls are white, thus hard to maintain the "cleanliness" of them.

Didn't call for room service.

The location of this hotel is easily accessible by bus/ or train to Chinatown (Purple/blue MRT Lines) Its walking distance from the train station.
Lots of local delights, as it is in Chinatown.
Many shopping malls and also currency exchange places with good rates.

Room Tip: Different rooms for different experience!
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  • Stayed December 2016, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about The Porcelain Hotel

Property: The Porcelain Hotel
Address: 48 Mosque Street Porcelain Hotel, Singapore 059526, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Singapore
Price range (per night): $105 - $157
Hotel Class:3 star — The Porcelain Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
China has long been endeared as a precious jewel of the east. Infused with a rich history of refinement, it is a cradle of cultural and intellectual civilization rich as gold and precious as porcelain. Just as porcelain is deemed a treasure, China’s undaunting lead to create a new chapter in the new century weaves a priceless tapestry of fine china.A journey so precious, we invite you to be a part of. Here’s wishing you a treasured stay with us. ... more   less 
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