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V Hotel Bencoolen review

Zhuang Jia Wen

I recently stayed at the V Hotel Bencoolen for a weekend getaway in Singapore. As a frequent traveler, I wanted to share my experience at this boutique hotel in case you’re considering staying there. Here’s my honest review with the pros and cons.

Introduction

The V Hotel Bencoolen is a mid-range design hotel located in the center of Singapore’s arts and culture district. Its central location near major attractions like the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and numerous shopping malls made it seem like an ideal base for exploring the city. But did it live up to expectations? Read on to find out.

Pros

Convenient Location

The best part about the V Hotel was its supreme location. Situated right next to Bencoolen MRT station, it was incredibly easy to get around Singapore using the subway system. I could reach hotspots like Orchard Road and Marina Bay in under 15 minutes.

Affordable Pricing

For a hotel in central Singapore, the room rates at V Hotel Bencoolen were very reasonable. I paid under £100 a night for a weekend stay. For the price, the rooms were stylish and comfortable.

Trendy Design

This hotel gets top marks for its sleek, contemporary design. The lobby looks like something straight out of an interior design magazine. Elements like the hanging egg chairs and indoor water features create a relaxing vibe.

Excellent Customer Service

The staff at V Hotel Bencoolen were extremely helpful during my stay. They gave spot-on recommendations for local food and sightseeing. The front desk staff went the extra mile to make sure I had an enjoyable visit.

Cons

Small Rooms

While nicely furnished, the rooms at V Hotel Bencoolen are quite small and compact. Families or those with lots of luggage may find space tight. As a solo traveller, I didn’t mind the cosy quarters. But larger groups should be aware of the room sizes.

Noise Levels

Soundproofing could be better in the rooms. I could occasionally hear hallway noise even on the upper floors. Light sleepers may want to pack earplugs.

Limited Dining Options

The only restaurant onsite is the hotel’s breakfast cafe. For other meals, you’ll have to head out. Luckily, there are plenty of cafes and eateries nearby. But in-room dining would be a nice addition.

Conclusion

Overall, I enjoyed my weekend staycation at the V Hotel Bencoolen. For the price and location, it’s an excellent value option for Singapore. The stylish vibe and helpful staff were highlights of my visit. Just be prepared for the compact room sizes. I’d recommend it for short stays in the city center.

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