Hotels In Singapore and Chang Mai

Jan 17th, 2010, 09:50 AM
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Hotels In Singapore and Chang Mai

We are traveling to Singapore and Chang Mai in March. We are looking for hotels maximum $150 night--hopefully less. However, we need sleeping arranagments for 3 (2 parents one teenager). Any suggestions? I am seeing a lot of rooms on trip advisor that only have 2 singles or 1 double. Will most hotels have roll away bed available?
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Jan 17th, 2010, 10:28 AM
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Many hotels will have a rollaway bed available, but you need to make sure you reserve a large enough room to accommodate the roll-away. You will likely need to call or email the hotels to confirm that the room type you select is large enough.

I'd suggest you browse the hotel listings on www.sawasdee.com for Chiang Mai and on www.agoda.com for Singapore and Chiang Mai.

In Chaing Mai, I like Yaang Come Village. Their deluxe room is large enough for a roll-away bed, but it looks like it may be above your price range. Baan Orapin is a highly recommended B&B in Chiang Mai, and it has a family room. It will be very reasonably price. As far as I know, it is not listed with any of the booking services, you'll have to book directly.
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Jan 17th, 2010, 10:29 AM
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PS In Singapore, the most important part of location is that it be as close to an MRT station.
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Jan 17th, 2010, 05:20 PM
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in CM there is a westin hotel (used to be a sheraton--- www.spg.com) where the rooms are large....they might even have double double rooms... but if not they certainly would have a rollaway....

i would try the large chain hotels in singapore, but the price would be more..
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Jan 17th, 2010, 05:56 PM
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For March in Chiang Mai I like the Ratilana for their rooms(large, luxurious and modern) and location. You should be able to get a good room for $150 or less.

The Westin - Sheraton that rhkkmk mentioned is now a Holiday Inn. Large rooms and the price should be sub $100.

All the hotels I've mentioned offer extra bed for a price - usually around 500 - 900 Baht a night. If you do opt for an extra bed then make sure that they will give breakfast for 3 as well.

Some hotels do have family rooms with 2 bedrooms but usually just one bath and the price is usually the same as 2 regular rooms which is better IMO(2 bathrooms) especially if they are connected.

http://www.ratilannachiangmai.com/
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Jan 17th, 2010, 11:08 PM
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Believe it or not, US$150 does not get you a whole lot in Singapore these days. (Is your budget before tax? Hotel tax in S’pore is 7% and most hotels also then add a service charge of 10% or a bit more, for a total tax of 17%-20% depending on the hotel, so do ask.) I would try asiarooms.com and priceline.com if you are locked into that price. Also note that depending on age and a hotel's policy, a teenager may be deemed to be an adult, and you may have to pay a third person charge for three adults sharing a room. Confirm this before you lock into a particular hotel.

I am also concerned that you are going to find room sizes to be quite small in that budget range and may end up having to pay for two rooms, but perhaps you can go lower in price per room. I would try the Lonely Planet book and see their “top end” reccos.

I like the Intercontinental a lot, they may be just a bit above your max, but they have 38 square meter rooms which would be workable for three people so it may be worth paying a bit extra for this. This is in a good location for the ethnic neighborhoods and is not just a boring Orchard Road hotel. It sits on top of the Bugis Street MTR (although I don’t think that proximity to an MTR is really all that necessary in Singapore.) See http://www.singapore.intercontinental.com/

You could try the Berjaya Hotel (see http://www.berjayaresorts.com/beachresort_duxton.htm), I think it is a little worn, but location is very good for the Chinatown area. You could also try The Inn at Temple Street (http://www.theinn.com.sg/) this gets some not so great reviews on tripadvisor.com, but some good ones too. Another thought would be the Gallery Hotel (http://www.galleryhotel.com.sg/html/index.html)./ This gets some uneven reviews on tripadvisor.com. (And check room size here, as some rooms would be small for 3 people.) However, there is nothing conventional about anything in this hotel, and it is in a interesting little neighborhood of good restaurants and shops.

In Little India you might look at the Perak (http://www.peraklodge.com/), which I have not been inside, but this place always looks interesting to me. They have a triple room which is listed at US$188 a night (before tax). It is in a nice location for Little India, Arab Street, etc. Again, not your typical boring Orchard Road hotel. (AND you get a discount at Apollo Banana Leaf curry house, which you will want to go to anyway…) Also in that area would be the Ibis, which is a budget hotel, but I would be concerned about small rooms there, but check the webstire or send them a message and see if they have suites at your price which should work for 3 people. See http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-66...en/index.shtml

I think you should also check “main-line” international hotels just to make sure that there are no offers there during your dates, esp if you are there over a weekend when business hotels have some deals.

It has been a while since I have been to Chiang Mai so I don’t have any personal reccos.
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