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Fullerton Singapore Hotel

Rooms: 400

1 Fullerton Square - Singapore - 049178 - Singapore Hotel Website | | 6733-8388
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7/10
Nice swimming pool
Submitted by: Matthew in 11/05/06
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: Singapore
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
The food can be a little cheaper

Historical Traveller Reviews of Fullerton Singapore Hotel

NIce, underrated place

from gougoul
We stayed for two nights at a duplex or loft suite (whatever the name, it had two storeys).

The rooms are quite big and quite nice, with a terrace overlooking the water, which is cool.
The hotel is quite big from the inside (the 400 rooms spread on only 3 or 4 levels), but it's finely located, and the rooms are decent (the overall fit and finish could have deserved more attention, but it's ok)
Service is fine if nothing amazing. We will try the Raffles next time (was fully booked), but we'll return to the Fullerton one day for sure.
On a less positive note, the rolls driver who picked us up messed up my name (i became chinese !), and the same thing happened at the check-in. At least the room was ready very early (8 AM) which is very positive.

5 star hotel with historic charm

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed for one night and was really impressed. We stayed in a historic room which was lovely - bathroom on the left as you entered and then a small staircase leading into the spacious main room. Thought the ultra high beds were cool. The historic building is charmingly converted. Overall, would highly recommend it.

loved the Fullerton

from Panda_229
Have just had the pleasure of being treated to a few days at the Fulleton over Christmas.

As others have said, the lobby and public areas are magnificent - certainly never seen a post office like it in the UK!

We had two different rooms, postmaster and quay. Both the same sizes - and a tad on the small size but very well equipped. Again, agree with another comment that the bed was high - I practically had to take a running jump to get on :-)

Conversely, the bathrooms were much larger than most. A tub and shower both big enough for two.

If you have breakfast included in your rate, take full advantage. It's an enormous buffet and very good quality. But at about $30, I'd give it a miss if paying for it yourself.

I've read negative things about the staff, but I found everyone exceptionally helpful and polite, especially the fantastic doormen and concierge.

All in all, a fantastic treat, and the hotel website often has relatively good value deals.

Stylish hotel righ on river

from KL_Sue
Wonderfully stylish hotel (used to GPO) right on banks of river. Oozes charm and sophistication. White, imposing with grand collanades from outside, huge airy atrium inside. Restaurant on river has great views and provides excellent people watching opportunities, and bar is very trendy and popular. Walking distance to clarke/boat quay. Rooms are large and stylish alhtough don't expect great views. The hotel has a wonderful infinity pool which again overlooks the river. Much preferable location to busy, average and bustly Orhcard Road. Try the Indian buffet lunch - fantastic freshly made dosas!

musty rooms

from GlobalRoamer
The Fullerton is in a fantastic location - especially if you are doing business in Singapore. And it looks great from the outside. But the rooms can be very damp and musty - and I've stayed in this hotel on about 8 separate occasions now.... Plus worst of all is that sometimes in the middle of the night I've been woken up by extremely loud airconditioning noises. Not acceptable in a 5 star hotel

If in Singapore and looking for a decent hotel I'd recommend 4 Seasons or Raffles The Plaza as better hotels for similar or lower price.

Super Chic

from Whinbrook
This hotel has a WOW factor by the shed load. The public areas are magnificent, it must have been one of the grandest post offices ever built!

Our room was a quay view and very pleasant if on the small side and not the most conveniently shaped, but that is a legacy from the building having a commercial history. However, it was immaculately detailed and thoughfully designed to make ones stay as comfortable as possible. The beds were a little high off the ground but very comfortable.

The bathroom was a work of art with Philip Stark fittings and again very thoughfully designed. The glass shower with drencher style shower head was wonderful to use when the hot water eventually arrived (kind of spoilt the experience a little!).

Breakfast was a vast affair with anything and everything available although service was a little erratic and the hostess who showed us to our table clearly flunked charm school (which spoilt another experience!) This restaurant, Town was also a very modern design but looked a bit like a factory cafeteria! We had lunch there too and felt the menu was trying too hard to be trendy with food combinations that did not quite gel.

The location is excellent, the colonial centre of Singapore is on its doorstep, as is the financial centre and the proximity to the river is also a bonus. The famous Merlion statue is also practically adjacent.

The biggest disappointment was the swimming pool. It looks nothing like the hotel web site photographs and is small and awkwardly shaped with no real space around it to sit and lounge. Half a dozen people in the pool and it feels crowded!

great location, but lousy service, and overpriced

from Shakespeare_fan
I stayed for 3 nights in a room on the 5th floor. It was enormous, with huge bath area. However the porch had a huge wall blocking out almost all light. There was small frame cut out of the wall that let in some light. See accompanying photo.

The location is excellent -- right in the heart of downtown, but close to the water, shopping, restaurants, etc.

Service in the "Town" restaurant was so bad that I had to practically trip waiters to get service. During the breakfast buffet I got coffee when I requested tea. I find this often the case in Singapore. Waiters have little incentive to provide good service -- a 10% tip is automatically added to the bill. I was hoping that the Fullerton would be different since it was such an expensive place.

There are many excellent hotels nearby -- next time I'll be staying at one of the others.

Thoroughly recommended

from Montydoro
I am a frequent business traveller and this is one of my favourite hotels. The spectacular lobby and pool (overlooking the river) are worth a look in themselves. Add to that beautifully decorated rooms and excellent service and I struggle to fault it. One word of warning is that some of the rooms, while pleasant, can be small and stuffy if you are staying for a few days. A result of converting an old building, I suspect. Try to face the river if possible. They are usually happy to move you if they can.

The location is excellent. For business travellers, the hotel is at the edge of the financial district. For tourists you are a short walk to Boat Quay and next to an MRT station. Easy!

Terrific Hotel in a Terrific City

from bagoda1
My wife and I stayed for one night after staying on Orchard Road for 2 nights. The hotel is great, both in quality and location.

The location is right on the Singapore River. While the Singapore River is not the Seine by any stretch, it is nice enough. The hotel is right next to Boat Quay, which has every type of food choice imaginable, as well as dozens of bars and clubs. Clark Quay is also close by. China Town is walking distance, but a nice hike.

The hotel grounds are very nice. The building is beautiful. The pool is inviting, and overlooks the river.

The lobby is also quite beautiful, and spotlessly clean. Service was very polite.

The room was modern. Nice TV with numerous English channels. The room was nice sized, and the bed was king sized with great linens. The bathroom was huge and sparkling. It had a separate tub and shower, and the shower had a huge rain shower head.

I cannot think of a thing wrong with the hotel. It is on the pricey side, but it is a luxury hotel. We did not eat in the hotel, so I cannot comment on quality or price. I would stay here again whether it be for business or pleasure.

Good but Nothing Special

from jjjbbb
After reading great things, perhaps I expected to be wow-ed. The hotel is another large, well-decorated (although I think if you look closely it isn't as nice as it appears from a quick glance) hotel. Good for business travel - decent buffet breakfast with a large selection, convenient location, comfortable bed.

I do think that hotels with a lot of business travellers shouldn't charge for high speed internet access (or at least not over-charge) - it should be covered by the room rates - and the Fullerton did charge a hefty amount, which surprised me.

Top Local Tips for Singapore

My Singapore Experience... Visited Singapore 14 Feb 08-22 Feb 08. Very nice getaway! Resided at Marriott Orchard for the first half of vacation; The Fullerton Hotel for the second half. I found both to be above average accommodations and am reviewing them both under separate cover. The subway was a very easy and inexpensive way to get around, although you will be packed in like a sardine. Just ask your concierge to map the location and hop aboard. I felt safe and the entire operation was very efficient and exceptionally clean. A definite must do is the zoo. There are no cages and you can hug orangutans and even ride an elephant for only S8.00. This is in addition to admission, which I think was S18.00 for an adult ticket. You can get a discount if you present a Singapore Air ticket. Chinatown was also FANTASTIC! for shopping. The deals there were unbelievable, and the atmosphere a great experience. You can barter a little, but not much as the prices are already so low, I actually felt bad if I tried to barter. They are really not very amenable to it, and I don't fault them for that. The river front walk has fabulous restaurants and views down by The Fullerton Hotel. The view at night is very romantic and soothing. I felt very safe walking around. An ideal way to spend the evening would be dinner on the water followed by a bumboat ride down the river. Be careful of ordering dinner. The menus of some do not have prices and everything is Al A Carte. They talk very fast and you may think you are getting a crab for S4.00 each, when actually you are ordering by weight. I almost ordered a S132.00 dollar black pepper crab, but we decided to clarify first as the woman was not very clear and we just felt leery. Good thing! I ended up with a S50.00 crab that was a very nice dinner. The S132.00 crab was HUGE and would have been enough for two. Not really about value, but I don't want to be tricked into ordering something and then get a surprise. We almost walked away because of it. We were going to pay for our wine and walk away. The manager came over and asked why we were not staying. We explained, she apologized and clarified everything. She threw in 2 glasses each of wine at no charge. If you stop and look at the menu and act like you are going to walk away, they will barter with you to get you in and keep you away from the competition. As four glasses total of wine were S44.00 this helped a bit. The thing that struck me most was how absolutely SPOTLESS this city is. There is no trash, not even cigarette butts or fallen leaves! I don't know how they manage it, but it is amazing. The one exception would have to be Little India, which was absolutely FILTHY! There were people laying on the sidewalks (apparently "passed out"), garbage and boxes lying in the streets in front of stores, and laundry hanging from balconies everywhere. There was really not much culture that was intriguing, and the restaurants did not appear appetizing. Considering the general filth, we refrained from eating there. I would not recommend spending time going here, unless you are looking for a Sari. Chinatown is a much better way to spend the day. Chewing gum is ILLEGAL there. Yes, ILLEGAL to sell or import chewing gum. If you are addicted to it, take your own and chew discreetly.

Singapore Air...The Only Way To Get There! Flying to and from Singapore, I would very highly recommend Singapore Air First Class. Oh my goodness, I have never seen anything like it in my life. Unlimited Dom Perignon, Caviar and Lobster. The cocoon seats and lie flat beds with down mattress and comforter helped me get a good night sleep on a very long flight. The seat configuration is 1 2 1. You have a nice sized tv screen, two slide out trays, way more than enough leg room. Seats are wide and comfortable. There is a feature called Book The Cook in which you can pre order your gourmet meal. DO THIS! It is much better than the standard meal served. You have a choice of about 8 meals. Can be done via phone or website. The lounges were fabulous too. Nice to have for the layovers with plenty of hot food choices, snacks and top shelf liquors of all kinds. I flew on Lufthansa, Air Asiana FC on this trip too.They were both nice FC experiencesI wish I had insisted on SA for every leg of my flight, as they well surpassed the others.

Local Food Pick up a Makansutra food guide or ask a local for the best food and say you're willing to travel. Since Singapore is so small, it rarely takes more than 20-30 minutes to get to anywhere however far! Going outside of the city centre is worth it.

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Other names for Fullerton Singapore Hotel

  • singapore four seasons
  • fullerton hotel singapore
  • four seasons singapore
  • Address: 1 Fullerton Square - Singapore - 049178 - Singapore
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