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“Clean, Tidy - suburban East Coast experience”
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Champion Hotel
Ranked #114 of 319 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We stayed here due to the price (approx SG$100 a night) to balance the budget after earlier extravagance and it worked nicely giving us access to parts of suburban Singapore most tourists miss.

MRT is 10-15 mins walk and from there it is only SG$2, 18 minutes to Singapore CBD/Clarke Quay or get a taxi for only SG$14.

Room: Clean, functional, enough room for 2 suitcases which is an excellent size for this type of hotel.

The walls in this hotel are thin even on the highest 4th floor and we were woken from our sleep. We had 2 nights of 3am singers next door and could hear a couple a few doors down. The air conditioning had to keep being turned on and adjusted. However, the staff were friendly, helpful and very good with our requests.

No restaurant but there is a old convenience store downstairs and many eateries nearby. For the real local experience, go to well known Haig Road (2 blocks walk). For western food the OneKM shopping centre (3 blocks walk on Geylang Rd) has a wide range of choices with some surprising upmarket brands for shopping.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Well Singapore in general was great, and so was the hotel. It was clean and well maintained. The staff was smart yet a bit shrill on the ears. Location was a bit poor one, always a walk away for anything from taxi, MRT, bus.

Well the bad points about the hotel was it did not make you feel you are in a Hotel. Generally experienced that hotels and their staff are gentle in their dealings and are a bit accomodating to guests requests. Although the staff was smart and clear they seem to have an attitude of owning the hotel themselves. They would talk clear but in a authoritative way.

I liked their cleanliness yet their little rude and stiff behaviour was a less welcoming. Would not like to come here again but yes if I would overlook the hospitality, this a is a great option to choose.

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Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

Booked online several months before travelling. Check-in quick. Reception staff friendly and helpful. Room very clean bed very comfortable and great walk in shower. Good location about $15 taxi ride from Changi airport. Plenty of places to eat nearby. Bus 5 minute walk and MRT 10 minutes. A very good budget hotel. Would definitely stay again.

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Reviewed 1 December 2015

After researching budget hotels in Singapore for a one night stay I came across the Champion Hotel, one of the reasons was the 24hr check-in as we arrived at 1:30am, other reasons were the good reviews on TA. The check in was easy and quick we were in our room in no time. The room was clean and comfortable, (note, the bed in our room was small, if you’re on the tall side your feet could hang over the bed-end) wasn’t a problem for us. I was impressed with this hotel; on checking out I asked to view some of the other rooms, the front desk had no hesitation in allowing us to view. There's no doubt we will return to this hotel. The walk to the closest MRT was less than 10 minutes.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2015

We stayed here for two nights before a cruise. The location isn't far from the airport, but it is a distance from tourist attractions and the heart of Singapore. Fortunately, the subway is a ten minute walk. The boutique hotel is small, but modern, and it was very clean. We chose a room with a double and single bed and it was a decent size. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Cab drivers and locals haven't heard of the hotel so having the address handy was helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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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
#61 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
Price Range: $87 - $139 (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
Champion Hotel Singapore

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