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Populous Hotel

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23 Middle Road, Bugis, Singapore, , 188933
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Based on 138 reviews

8.3
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LY
Lim Y. E. M.
0 Reviews
6.2
/ 10
6.2
02 May 2021
Staycation
Solo
Room was tiny not like the pictures. Aircon is centralised at 16 degrees so you can’t off or change temperature. My door has water leaking for the whole period. Room was at level 2, directly opposite the restaurant so I can hear everyone talking and slamming the door the whole day. Toiletries stored below the sink are wet from the leak from sink too

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Angeal C.
0 Reviews
6.3
/ 10
6.3
24 Apr 2021
Staycation
Couple
Pros: 1. Great location to Bugis (2 shopping centres and Bugis Street), Haji lane (bars), Liang Seah Street (China hotpot, grilled fished, desserts) 2. Staff were friendly and efficient 3. Has a rain shower Cons: 1. Had issues with the booking so we ended up staying at the hotel twice. App was prompt to resolve the issue. 2. We chosen to have a staycation at Populous Hotel as the price was affordable and we wanted to celebrate our anniversary together. The rooms on the website and the gallery looked really bright and spacious. However, we were disappointed to see that the room was extremely cramped and small. The first time we stayed in the standard room (no window #513) - spacious room but the smallest bathroom ever. The glass panels separating the bathroom and toilet made it even more cramp. There are no place to put the shampoo and soap. Layout was similar to the adjacent Hotel 81 but it cost more ($100 online and $75 using the last minute deal on the hotel website). The second time we stayed in the Standard Queen Room (with windows #401). The room was even smaller than the previous but the bathroom was slightly more spacious. However, the view was a construction site and the Hotel 81 signage. 2. Both times, there were issues with the air-conditioning. It was blasting cold but towards the middle of the night it was really warm and stuffy. Temperature could only be adjusted from the front desk too. Thus, the sleep was uncomfortable. 3. The walls are extremely thin and non-sound proofed. With or without windows in the rooms, you would be able to hear the sound of the construction site, cars zooming last on the road, other guests talking and laughing loudly. My partner and I are pretty heavy sleepers and yet we were still woken up by the loud noise. Unfortunately, on our second stay, there were two groups of people staying in the two rooms adjacent to ours. They were screaming, shouting, laughing and singing throughout the whole night. By 5am, I was so frustrated and called the front desk and luckily the noise level went down immediately with the front desk intervention. However, we were still kept up for another hour due to the busy roads (yes at 5am) before we were able to sleep. 4. We booked our stay from 23-24April. Wi-Fi was extremely slow and my partner who was doing some work on the laptop had to go down to the front desk and even to the bus stop outside the hotel to load some documents. Moreover, we were not able to access the internet after midnight because the system deem that we are checking out on 24 April and hence we did not have access to the Wi-Fi? We were due to check out at 12pm on 24 April but to have the Wi-Fi be cut off at 12am seemed ridiculous to say the least. The front desk agent was quick to resolved the problem however, it was done by giving us the Wi-Fi password of the adjacent room? 5. Pillows are extremely soft. Once you lie on it, the pillow will deflate so much that it feels like you're sleeping on the mattress. The staff were also prompt to provide extra pillows upon request but it was still too soft? The linen and duvet also felt scratchy and slightly itchy so I am not sure if there are bed bugs? 6. Populous's furniture and in room amenities are slightly nicer with lamination but it was probably the same furniture (TV, mini bar etc). Wear and tear could be seen everywhere and dust was also in sight on every surface. Mini bar in the room was barely working on both our stays there. It was barely able to keep our mineral water cold. Ice cream melted like crazy too. 7. No amenities. Just a basic room and an in-house restaurant. We did not dine in there but it seemed pretty decent with large variety of western and local dishes. Affordable prices too. Overall, we will not be staying in this hotel anymore. Even with Epic Sale or Brand's own last minute sale, we were not able to justify the price for what we have experienced there on both our stays. The room standard and layout were similar to other Hotel (now Ibis Budget) just beside this hotel. Their prices are 50% cheaper. We have stayed in those hotels before so you're paying for a higher price for a lower quality. 😰

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SS
Shasha S.
0 Reviews
5.1
/ 10
5.1
18 Apr 2021
Staycation
Couple
Walls are hollow. I can hear people talking and making love just next door. Affected really bad.

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Accommodation's Reply

21 Apr 2021
Dear Asra Thank you for taking the time to reviewed on us. We appreciate for your valuable feedback and will try our best address this issue as soon as we can. We appreciate your understanding and hope to serve you better in the future. Populous Team
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Handy M.
8 Reviews
6.1
/ 10
6.1
14 Feb 2020
Cleanliness need to improve. So noisy hotel...you can hear clearly kid crying or people walking inside your room. Housekeeping didn’t close properly our room after cleaning and left the door open a hole day. After I approach the front office they didn’t apologize first but asking me if anything missing from my room so dispointed. All the staff is not friendly. Room to small and bed its hard. Will never comeback this hotel again!

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SJ
Stanley J.
3 Reviews
8.8
/ 10
8.8
10 Feb 2020
Family vacation
Nice location, it’s very near from bugis junction.

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RN
Ronald N.
1 Reviews
9.4
/ 10
9.4
05 Feb 2020
Romantic Vacation
overall the hotel is nice and comfortable. in accordance with the price we pay. this hotel is more suitable for staying alone or together, not recommended for family with child if you stay here don't forget to go up to the rooftop because the view is good and has some interesting photo spots (+) strategic location near MRT & malls (Bugis Junction) clean room and nice decoration have a nice rooftop and lobby complete amenities : refrigerator, iron board, hairdryer, safety box, kettle, etc (-) thin walls so we can hear sounds from others small and thin pillow cannot set aircon temperature no holder in bathroom for soap/shampoo

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W
Winarsih
2 Reviews
8.4
/ 10
8.4
31 Jan 2020
Business travel
Nice people, very obliging and helpful. Good location for tourists and business travellers alike

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YM
Yohana M.
2 Reviews
5.9
/ 10
5.9
22 Jan 2020
Business travel
It’s quite a nice hotel yet the service was rather disappointing. The idea of centralised air con really annoys the convenience. And please install amenities holder in the shower. The room was rather mouldy smelling

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YB
Yusup B. S.
13 Reviews
9.7
/ 10
9.7
18 Jan 2020
Medical Travel
Nice hotel with a very good location

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CM
Connie M.
9 Reviews
9.7
/ 10
9.7
07 Jan 2020
Medical Travel
Very clean, guest service PM and AM is friendly and helpful. recommended.

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Hotel only accepts guests with minimum age of 18.

Deposit is required during check-in using cash, or credit card.

Hotel Description
Check-in and Check-out Time

Check-in: From 14:00
Check-out: Before 12:00

Location
Populous Hotel is a hotel in a good neighborhood, which is located at Bugis.

The hotel is located only 0.39 km away from Esplanade MRT Station.

Not only well positioned, but Populous Hotel is also one of hotels near the following Bugis Cube within 0.14 km and Mint Museum of Toys within 0.15 km.

About Populous Hotel

For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Populous Hotel is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

Splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided will make you complain for nothing during your stay at Populous Hotel.

24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

Savor your favorite dishes with special cuisines from Populous Hotel exclusively for you.

WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

Populous Hotel is a hotel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hotel's guests.

With all facilities offered, Populous Hotel is the right place to stay.

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Hotel Policy

Additional breakfast are chargeable at SGD 15.00 /person.

Hotel may accept Late check out, subject to room availability, with additional fee.

Hotel may accept Early check in, subject to room availability, with additional fee.

Breakfast time start from 07:00 until 10:00.

Pets are NOT allowed.

Smoking is strictly not allowed in this property, and smoking area is available.

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Facilities
  • Hotel Services
    • 24-hour Receptionist
    • 24-hour security
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
  • General
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
    • Smoking area
    • Smoke-free
  • Public Facilities
    • Elevator
    • Restaurant
    • Safety deposit box
    • WiFi in public area
  • In-room Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower
    • TV
  • Transportation
    • Limited parking
    • Parking with surcharge
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi
  • Accessibilty
    • Disabled access friendly
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