Hotel Name: Oxley Hotel
Address: 44 Lorong 6 Geylang, Geylang, Singapore.
[Edit: Oxley Hotel has now rebranded as Hotel Duke. This review is left as an archive.]
I stayed at the Oxley Hotel in Singapore. I booked online and picked it for its price and location in Singapore. The rate was 41.72 SGD ($30.35 USD) per night, which is about as cheap as it gets for a private room in Singapore. The hotel is in Geylang, which is just outside what you would consider central Singapore, but still very accessible by metro.
Geylang was known for being the red light district of Singapore. Being Singapore it was nothing like what you would see in Bangkok, but it was there if you sought it. The area has been cleaned up of late, and more budget hotels are starting to pop up around Geylang Road. It’s also famous for durian shops, where stalls line the streets at night selling this pungent fruit (which is good by me).
The Oxley Hotel is about 10 minute’s walk from Kallang metro station, down a residential street off Geylang Road. There are some other hotels along this road, but it’s mainly apartment blocks here.
I checked in with no fuss and went to my room.
I got a single room with a private bathroom.
My bed was comfortable and the room was bright and airy. There was air conditioning, which is a prerequisite for any place in Singapore. The bedside table could have used a power outlet.
A small work desk with tea and coffee-making facilities. There is free wifi at the hotel and I had no issues with the connection while I was there.
The bathroom was clean and tidy, with good hot water service. Some more space for toiletries would have been handy.
There is no breakfast service here but there are plenty of cheap eateries nearby, and I went to one of the Indian restaurants for a roti breakfast. Geylang still has the old shophouses that are famous in Singapore, so I can only see this area getting more popular over time.
The nearest metro station is Kallang, which is two stops from Bugis. In the evening I walked back from the Bugis area and it took me 40 minutes.
Overall this was a good place to stay considering the price and location. If you want budget accommodation without staying in a hostel then this will suffice.
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