When visiting Singapore I usually stay in the Bugis area but wanted to try a different hotel this time, so opted for the Parc Sovereign Hotel on Albert Street. It turned out to be an excellent choice.
I booked a Superior Double room and the total cost including taxes was around $87 (USD) per night. That is fantastic value for this part of Singapore. Some inferior hotels I checked were charging much more.
As you can see from the images, the room was a fairly decent size and also had a balcony, although there weren’t any tables and chairs on it. It made the room feel a little more spacious. Not all rooms have a balcony though.
The bed was pretty comfortable and the aircon worked well, so I was able to have a good night’s sleep. The curtains did a good job of keeping the room dark, so that helped as well.
The room had a kettle and cups, plus free tea, coffee and drinking water. The cups were quite small though, so you might want to bring your own if you want a decent cup of tea or coffee. I asked at reception if they had any bigger cups but they didn’t have any, which I thought was a bit odd.
The bathroom was small but well laid out. The shower was perfect and everything was spotlessly clean. It’s rare to see such clean hotel bathrooms. In fact the whole room was very clean. Toiletries were provided, including toothbrushes.
There was a good sized swimming pool on the 4th floor, and some of the rooms opened up onto this area. I didn’t use the pool but it was usually either empty or had just a few people there.
There was a small fitness room next to the pool that was good enough if you want to do some exercising while there.
The internet speed wasn’t great but it’s enough if you just want to do some light browsing.
Video of Parc Sovereign Hotel, Albert Street, Singapore
How To Get To Parc Sovereign Hotel
Whenever I book a hotel I try to choose one that’s easy to get to by public transport, and this hotel scores top marks for that.
The hotel is only 100 meters from MRT Rochor, which is on the Downtown line. When you arrive at the station, follow the exit marked Short Street. When you get to the top of the escalators, turn left. Short Street will be about 50 meters ahead of you on the left. Turn into the street and you’ll see the hotel around 50 meters ahead of you on the right.
As mentioned above, this hotel was a great choice and I’ll most likley stay there next time I’m in Singapore. As well as the hotel itself being great, the location is also perfect. It’s only around 100 meters from Rochor MRT station, so super easy to get to. It’s also just a short walk from all the shops, restaurants and cafes in the Bugis area.
It’s about 2 km from Marina Bay and it’s a very pleasant walk from the hotel.
If you’re planning to stay in Singapore I’d highly recommend this hotel.
Walking From Bugis To Marina Bay
The video above is around an hour and 15 minutes long, but the walk to Marina Bay is much shorter. In the video I took quite a long detour around the very picturesque Singapore River, where many restaurants are located. I also walked all the way around Marina Bay to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.