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Furama City Centre

We visited this hotel last December 07, 2017 to do a quick inspection as we send some of our company guests here.

I was not able to see the pool, gym and other facilities…

But we’ve managed to see their rooms and restaurant.

The lowest tier of their rooms are pretty simple.

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One thing you get is size…

The hotel is pretty old, I understand that a renovation is expected soon… But something it has over the newer hotels… SPACE!

The most inxpensive room presented to us even came with a tub!

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Next tier going up…

Same room, bigger TV and you get an Echo Dot…

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And yes Alexa/Echo can turn on/off the lights for you.

Club room looks nice for couples…

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But the daily rate is very close to their suite…

Suite will allow you to cook and you get a regular sized 2 door fridge.

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All rooms will come with a complimentary local phone with data.

About the hotel’s location

It’s walking distance to Clarke Quay and Chinatown MRT.

Furama City Centre is a 4 star hotel and I’m sure you’ll find newer and cheaper hotels in the area…

But the space and privacy you get is something to consider… The walls dividing the rooms are old school thick and hard…

Since the hotel is at Chinatown, you’re staying outside most of the time, the age of the lobby and the corridors will be easily forgotten once you’re inside the rooms.

https://furama.com/citycentre

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The Seacare Hotel (revisit)

After 2 years, we visited the Seacare Hotel again for a weekend.

Was too lazy to visit the Sky Lounge and the Gym, and I’m sure you’re not staying in this part of Singapore to workout 🙂

Room is still clean, sheets and towels feel new…

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Our fridge was empty so I suggest that you buy drinks from the nearest supermarket.

Alarm clock with 30pin adapter is gone, TV still has the usual local channels + HBO.

Internet was a welcome improvement, just connect to their network, key-in their password and your good… No limit on the number of devices!

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The speed was also unbelievable!

Breakfast was still not good… We decided to just have it at McDonald’s… (There’s a nearer one at People’s Park)

Near the hotel is a newly opened shop for massage… Note that I did not call it a “spa” and newly opened means 2015…

If you’re thinking of going to People’s Park for foot massage, I recommend the Yuan Sanctuary since its very near the Seacare Hotel.

The Seacare Hotel (Singapore)

The Seacare Hotel

The Seacare Hotel is one of the newer hotels in Singapore.

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Had an overnight stay with my family last weekend (Superior Room) and here’s what you can expect.

Location: 52, Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169875

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Nearest MRT is Chinatown.

Walking directions from Google Maps states that the hotel is 10mins away from the MRT station, but you can actually walk through the food centers to cut the walking time in half (check out the red line).

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Facilities:

SKY LOUNGE – this is located at the 16th floor of the Hotel. I believe this is reserved for corporate functions/events.

GYM – also located at the 16th floor. It has limited equipment but more than enough for your normal routine.

The Seacare Hotel Gym 3

The Seacare Hotel Gym 2

The Seacare Hotel Gym 1

SKY TERRACE – located at the 10th floor, it’s a good space to sit and relax.

The Seacare Hotel Sky Terrance

Seacare Hotel Sky Lounge

CLUB@52 – located at the 2nd floor.

NIJI JAPANESE RESTAURANT – located at the 1st floor. The restaurant is configured for the buffet breakfast from 7-10am.

In-room Amenities LED television with free cable channels (Singapore local channels + HBO)

Complimentary coffee & tea-making facilities

The Seacare Hotel Coffee and Tea

Complimentary in-room high-speed broadband internet & WiFi access (user name and password will be provided upon check-in)

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Here’s a quick test on the speed of their internet.

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Complimentary bottled drinking water

Electronic in-room safe (the room also has a small closet)

The Seacare Hotel Safe

Mini-fridge

The Seacare Hotel Fridge

Our room also had an alarm clock that has a dock for the 30pin adapter of the iPhone.

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Here’s what our room looked like.

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View from our window

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Bathroom

The Seacare Hotel Bathroom

Toiletries are included

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Room will come with a complimentary buffet breakfast for 2. Additional persons will be charged SGD 18.50.

Now for the sad part… Breakfast wasn’t good…

Choices were very limited and my coffee wasn’t hot enough.

The Seacare Hotel Breakfast

Buffet breakfast needs improvement and the location is also not convenient if you need Halal or Vegetarian meals.

Will definitely recommend The Seacare Hotel to friends who are looking for a hotel near the city area, it’s modern, new and reasonably priced.

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Instagram: #seacarehotel

For more information: http://www.theseacarehotel.com.sg/

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