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“Good Value - Not Flashy”
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Champion Hotel
Ranked #104 of 319 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Situated half way between Changi Airport and the City - a taxi is probably the best way to get there at night. The Paya Labar MRT station is less than 10min away, and the City centre 10 min by train. We loved walking around the predominantly Malay shops/eateries, though Starbucks and 'Toast Box' are nearby.
The hotel itself provides clean, comfortable and compact rooms, with their own good bathroom facility, Wi-fi, TV and air-conditioning (ours worked very well, and was quiet!). This was a good base to operate from during the day, and return to at night. No restaurant, but there are so many good eateries around Singapore.
Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Good value, especially when compared to other more central locations. We would happily use this Hotel again.

Room Tip: Back rooms are quieter, but have limited view. We are married, but choose a twin beds to be cooler a...
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank Keith C
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Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

For the price and location, I wasn't expecting much from this hotel. To my (& family) surprise, it's a well maintained newly refurbished hotel. We drove to the hotel and the location is decent. It has 4 parking bays to accommodate 8 car stacked up. You need to drive 200m around to reach the parking bay which is behind.

Fast check in, free & fast wifi. We booked a 3 bed room (Queen + Single). Room was spacious and neat. Spring mattress but had a comfortable sleep. Free drinking water bottles and decent toiletries including toothbrush/ paste. Had a LCD TV and safety locker.

For the price, it was a good choice and would definitely come back.

Stayed: February 2015, travelled with family
8  Thank smartaus
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Reviewed 5 February 2015

There's nothing to wow about but Champion Hotel is a functional and affordable place to stay in Singapore, with reliable WiFi connection, a reasonably spacious room with all the necessities, and a decent location from which to explore the notorious Geylang/Joo Chiat area. The hotel is located amidst a long row of shophouses on Joo Chiat Road and can be a pretty tedious long walk from the Paya Lebar MRT (especially if you have heavy luggages), but you get used to it and there are convenient buses nearby as well.

Rooms are comfortably furnished, some without windows like the single room, others with windows that can be opened (much better). The AC was easily regulated and can be switched off, thanks God. Bathroom slippers and a bottle of water were supplied in room, which was a nice surprise. WiFi was speedy and easy to connect to.

In the morning at 7am I was woken up by a bunch of Chinese tourists speaking very loudly at the corridor. I mentioned this to the receptionists but I would also urge the hotel management to advise their guests to keep the tone of their voices down at crucial resting times. Walls are thin and the noise proofing isn't the best so everybody has to try to be considerate.

Down the road there's the famous Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, the Geylang Serai and Haig Road hawker centres, and a shopping centre. Lots of places to eat and some pretty distinctive Peranakan shophouses.

Room Tip: Get a room with windows.
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank Mia K
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Reviewed 31 January 2015

Great newly establish/ renovated hotel, clean, rooms are spacious and super clean, wifi is fast. There is all good things about this hotel probably except the location is not exactly convenient. You'll likely need bus connection, however if you are looking for a hotel close by the airport, I would recommend this one. There are some great local food around as well.

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with friends
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5  Thank muse m
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Reviewed 30 January 2015

Stayed one night each way from Australia to Bangkok. Easy access via taxi from Changi Airport( approx $20sg).Easy check in/out. Clean comfortable rooms. Beds a little firm for my liking. Room was a deluxe double. For a one night stay at around $100 AUD per night - very good value. Will stay at Champion Hotel again.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Andrew G
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Additional Information about Champion Hotel

Address: 60 Joo Chiat Road #01-06, Singapore 427726, Singapore (Formerly New Gateway Hotel)
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Region: Singapore > Singapore > Joo Chiat
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
#62 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
Price Range: $94 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Champion Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Champion Hotel, a trendy and cozy boutique hotel nestled charmingly along the famous Joo Chiat Road. Known for its rich multicultural heritage and vibrance. The 80 newly renovated and refurbished guest rooms are housed in a 4-storey conservation building. The guest rooms are spaciously designed and warmly decorated to ensure you a comfortable and pleasant stay. It is easily accessible via public transports and approximately 15-20 minutes taxi ride from Changi International Airport. A wide range of eateries are available for you to choose from within close vicinity to satisfy your gastronomic cravings day and night and also not forgetting the interesting tourist attractions around. Champion Hotel is an ideal choice for all travellers. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Gateway Hotel Singapore
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