Summer View Hotel
The Summer View Hotel at Bencoolen boasts a fabulous position right in the heart of the Singapore city, within easy reach of all of the major tourist attractions, as well as the business districts of Raffles Place and Marina Bay.
The nearest train station, Bugis MRT Station (EW12) is just 8-minute walk to Summer View Hotel. A bigger train-interchange station, the Dhoby Ghaut Interchange MRT Station (NS24/NE6/CC1) connecting to Orchard Road shopping belt and business districts is just 15-minute walk from hotel doorstep.
With less than a 40-minute train ride from Changi International Airport, it is easy to see why the Summer View Hotel is such a popular choice for travelers, regardless of whether they are visiting the city for business or pleasure.
Price – from US$120 per night.
Seasoned Shoppers Can Rejoice
The Summer View Hotel at Bencoolen is perfectly positioned for seasoned shoppers with its extremely close proximity to Bugis Street, Bugis Junction Mall and Bugis+ Mall (formerly known as Iluma). Bugis Street is Singapore’s largest street-style shopping destination with eclectic mix of shops selling cheap Japanese and Korean fashion and trendy accessories.
The two modern Bugis malls offer upmarket brands like Uniqlo (from Japan), Mango, Aeropostale, Bershka, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Sephora, FANCL, Esprit, Crabtree & Evelyn, etc.
From Summer View Hotel doorstep, one can turn left and walk 3 minutes to Sim Lim Square – you can find the latest and most competitively priced IT gadgets like digital cameras, Apple products, laptops, computer parts like motherboards and graphics cards, and game consoles here.
Walking another 15-20 minutes further up along Jalan Besar Road, one will cross into Little India district, an ethnic neighborhood with Tamil elements. Over here you will find rows of shop houses selling exquisite saris, gold jewelry, souvenirs and Indian handicrafts.
When in Little India, you shouldn’t miss the famous multi-storey 150,000 square foot Mustafa Center (along Syed Alwi Road), a 24-hour shopping mecca. Mustafa is famous for competitively priced products of almost any category from DVDs to fashion to luxury watches like Rolex.
Singapore’s most famous shopping belt, the Orchard road with its upscale malls like Paragon, Knightsbridge, Takashimaya Shopping Center and Ion Orchard are easily accessible from Dhoby Ghaut Interchange MRT station.
Eat What the Locals Eat
To truly enjoy Singapore, foreign visitors need to indulge in the unique and exotic cuisine of the 3 major races in Singapore. Less than 5-minute walk across the road from Summer View Hotel doorstep is the Albert Center Market and Food Center (Block 270) where you can find more than 80 stalls selling Chinese, Muslim and Indian local hawker fare.
For those who are vegetarians, you can find many Chinese and Western style vegetarian cafes on ground level of Fortune Center, diagonally opposite Summer View Hotel along Middle Road.
An Unusual Cultural Experience
Staying at the Summer View Hotel at Bencoolen allows one to enjoy a culturally rich experience as a Chinese temple, churches and a national museum can all be found within comfortable walking distance.
The National Museum of Singapore hosting an array of festivals, exhibitions, performances and film screenings, is located within easy reach of the hotel, as is the historical Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple), visited by thousands of devotees to receive blessings every month.
Over at nearby Victoria Street is the St. Joseph’s Church, one of Singapore’s few surviving century-old Gothic style buildings built in the shape of a Latin cross.
Good Location and Warm Service
The Summer View Hotel at Bencoolen can’t be faulted much with its excellent location and with all 100 rooms beautifully furnished, fully air-conditioned and with private en-suite bath and shower facilities. The friendly concierge will ensure all visitor needs are met and can even help guests with booking of local tours.
It also boasts an exceptional restaurant that serves a huge variety of delicious Western and Thai cuisines.
In addition to all of the standard facilities that you would expect from a hotel, all bedrooms have their own TV, wireless Internet, safety deposit boxes and fridge. There is even a house doctor on call at 24-hours to cater for those traveling with medical conditions.
Wireless Internet access (charges apply) is available in all the rooms
- LCD TV with Cable TV Channels
- Safe Deposit Box
- Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
- Car Rental
- Foreign Currency Exchange – 24-hour
- House Doctor – 24-Hour
- Drug Store
- Mail Postage Services
Address: 173 Bencoolen Street Singapore 189642
Contact number: +65 6338 1122
Hotel Website: www.summerviewhotel.com.sg
Nearest MRT Stations:
- Bugis MRT Station (EW12) – 8-minute walk
- Bras Basah MRT Station (CC2) – 10-minute walk
- Dhoby Ghaut Interchange MRT Station (NS24/NE6/CC1) – 15-minute walk