Copthorne Kings Hotel, Singapore
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A Pleasant Hotelfrom Born4travel
We stayed in a 'Run of the Mill' room which was very small but well maintained.
We used the swimming pool & jacuzzi facilities but due to the high cost did not use the restaurant facilities.
Would use this hotel again only if nothing better was available.
good locationfrom dolphin57
As with previous reviewers I didn't use the restaurant as there is so many lovely places on the river.
The room was OK, standard business hotel but internet access very expensive.
Keep your wallet out!from Darlyne
The rooms were very small by any standard. I had some issues with how the hotel gouged the exact target they were trying to attract-the business traveler. Examples include charging the equivalent of $8.00 USD for a coin-operated washer and an additional $8.00 for a coin operated dryer- for self-serve laundry, $16 seems a tad steep. The “Business Center” was very expensive for hourly internet use and although I try to avoid using hotel phones, I was forced to make two very short (< 3 minutes each) calls from the room phone and was charged $41.00 PER CALL to the US. My final pet-peeve was being charged $31 for coffee the morning of our arrival. We got to the hotel at 9:30 am and we stopped by the restaurant for a cup of coffee. We were told (after going to the self-serve coffee) that breakfast is not included until the following day-ok, no problem, I’ll pay for the coffee…But then they charged me $31.00 for it…definitely thee most expensive cup of coffee we ever had…but I blame myself for assuming it would be included.
Pros: Clean, convenient to Chinatown, Clarke’s Quay. Also tourist bus was a nice way to get to know the city. The bell-hops were helpful and the front-desk employees were generally helpful (though sometimes misinformed)
Cons: Very small rooms, nickel-and-dimed to death
Fit for a King (or maybe just your average discerning traveller)from Ammohunk
Virgin put on our hotel voucher that we were on honeymoon so we were given room 926 in the more modern tower with the curved front and nice view of the river. The room was clean and provided a perfect base for exploring Singapore.
We didn't use the pool or the restaurants in the hotel (even though they looked and smelt very appealing) but simply because of the huge choice on offer around Singapore.
Location wise the Copthorne Kings is so so, although it is directly next to Stop 9 on the SIA tourist shuttle bus which stops at all the major tourist destinations in the city, it was 15-20 minutes walk along the river to Clarke Quay and all the shops and restaurants there.
Overall I would say this hotel is aimed at business travellers but my wife and I enjoyed our stay here and wouldn't hesitate to use it again. A nice touch was even after we had checked out and were waiting for our airport transfer they let us use the internet for free (to check in for our flight).
Will not stay here againfrom LondonA_s
The hotel is about a 10 minute walk to the nearest MRT station (MRT), along some very busy roads.
We will be visiting Singapore again but we won't be staying at this hotel again!
The *Star* of Singaporefrom PADMIESTA
I and my partner stayed here for a 2 night stop over and all I can say is that I wish we had longer here cos this place is brilliant.
This was our first trip to Singapore and I wasn’t really sure what we were going to find.
We arrived at ‘THE COPTHORNE KINGS’ at approximately 7.30am after a long flight from the UK. Check in time was not until 2pm but the staff saw to it that we could get changed and freshen up and then left our bags with the porter who was extremely helpful.
The reception staff were really friendly and super helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. I wish every hotel was like this…
When we eventually got back and were shown to our room, they had upgraded us to a superior room at no extra cost as they were suffering a busy period. The room that we were given was beautiful and gave us panoramic views of Singapore which has to be seen at night to fully appreciate its glory…
The room came complete with a T.V and refrigerator/mini bar, along with the nicest bed and softest linen/pillows…
The bathroom was to die for with large sink/basin and a wonderful power shower. The room cam equipped with air con that was an absolute god send when you have tramped the streets and shops all day in the humid heat.
The hotel boasts award winning cuisine, however, I have to confess that we didn’t eat there as there were far too many nice restaurants in various parts of the city that we were so desperate to try out. I can concur with other tripadvisor reports that the restaurant was always packed full, morning and night.
For breakfast we went across the footbridge directly outside the hotel and went and sat by the river every morning at a quaint little place called ‘SIMPLY BREAD’ it is exactly what is says on the tin… but the bread is baked there fresh daily and is to die for.. Mmmmm there coffee is also out of this world…
At night we chose to walk it to the lively parts including boat quay and Clarke quay which are only a stone throw from the hotel. ‘THE COPTHORNE KINGS’ is not situated directly in the heart of it all, but to be honest I liked that and thought that its location was perfect. We walked it to town each morning and got a taxi back, make sure you get a proper marked taxi and it will only cost you roughly £2 English pounds…
The pool, steam room and sauna proved invaluable to me to have a cool off in an afternoon before hitting the streets again for the night session. There was never anyone in the pool or using any of the other facilities which was kind of nice as I had it all to myself.
If there is anything else you want to know about ‘THE COPTHORNE KINGS’ then please ask and I will try my utmost to assist..
If you are planning a trip to Singapore I highly recommend staying at ‘THE COPTHORNE KINGS’
Singapore is one of the best cities that I have ever visited and I will return sometime soon cos there is so much to see and do. When we return we will without a shadow of a doubt be staying at ‘THE COPTHORNE KINGS’ it only cost us £40 per night for the both of us… now that’s a bargain… :-)
Pleasantly surprisedfrom Lorz
lovely roomsfrom sonya.k
location is ok, nothing near here a taxi to orchard road will cost $4 singapore dollors, outside the hotel next door the miramar you can catch the city buzz service wich we did to see most of the tourist sights. the buffet in the hotel is ok but expensive.
the jaccuzi is gorgeous, nice pool and garden. the hotel has a free shuttle bus service to orchard rd and chinatown.
nice location no problem!from ManoaJoe
The hotel is a fifteen minute walk to Chinatown so I ambled over there in the mornings when jet lag had me awake at an early hour. Don't miss the 6 am puja at the Hindu temple in Chinatown... dazzzling!
the room was clean and quiet. I was the only guest who used the pool when I was there - too small to do laps but refeshing nonetheless.
the gift shop opens at 10 am and they were out of postage stamps when I stopped by.
otherwise nothing extraordinary - an okay place for a few days....
very good basefrom nwestwood
For breakfast most things are on offer, toast, cerial, eggs cooked to you likeing, fruit, tea coffe, etc.
Rooms are not very big in the main part of the hotel and are smaller still in the tower rooms, however they are clean and comfortable. must note that we had a joining room and with the joining doors it made the rooms very noisy, i had to go next door twice to tell the people in the next room to be quiet. not sure how the none ad-joining rooms fair?
The main rooms have baconies but due to the hotel upgrade in 2004 there is very little space on them (no room for chairs)
The penang buffet evening meal was very popular, we did not eat there but every evening when we got back to the hotel the restaurant was always full.
The hotel has a very nice pool area which is very quiet in the day, we stayed for 3 weeks and on most days there was only us around the pool. it may not suite everyone but it was great for us. there is also a jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. there is also a small fitness center.
Over all would highly recomend this hotel, its a good base to expore Singapore and is no to far from the quays. before we arrived i email the hotel and made some requests, and on arriving and those request were met. (top marks)
There are better hotels in singapore, but for the room rate The Copthonre Kings is a hard hotel to beat.
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Definitley walk around Clarke's Quay Try to get to Clarke's Quay just to stroll around. You can get an inexpensive dinner on the water and it is amusing to see the different bars...every one has a gimmick. It is pretty just to walk around-no need to spend a dime there but it has a very international flavor
night safari the night safari is a 'must-do' when in Singapore. It is at the zoo but is a really different way to see the animals. The food court at the entrance is good value with free entertainment. have a walk as well as taking the tram as it is exciting to spot the animals in the half light and they do seem to be more active in the cooler atmoshere.
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- Address: 403 Havelock Road - Singapore - 169632 - Singapore
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