Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Y the Y ?

The last few days we spent in Singapore, we chose to stay at the Y (YMCA) . Probably two main reasons come to mind, one the lower cost and two, it is centrally located being at 1 Orchard Road.

the above images are of the view from our room and from the top floor of the YMCA.

In 2001 when I visited Singapore with my sister in law, we stayed at the YMCA and we were impressed with the service and cleanliness then too. 

So I was willing to stay there again.
When I first suggested to John that we should stay at the Y after we did the key 'hand over' to our apartment and prior to our departure on Friday February 24th, he was a little concerned as to "what it would be like".   So we did a quick visit for him to view the rooms and amenities.  He was impressed with what he saw and was happy enough to book in for the three nights. 
The cost for us for a deluxe double room inc breakfast, free WiFi, tea and coffee was $150.00 SGD per night.  [$113.00 AUD] 
We have stayed in many 5 star resorts and hotels, hardly any actually supply free WiFi. 
So as far as we are concerned, the Y offers good value - in fact very good value!! 
The following images were taken at the YMCA when we stayed there on February 22, 23, 24 2012:

The swimming pool - as seen below - is on the roof top and available for guests to use: 

and of course there is the Y Cafe for a delicious afternoon tea, and they also serve lunch and dinner!

We will certainly stay there on future visits to Singapore, it is close to everything we need and the lower cost is of great benefit too.

YMCA website

One Orchard Road, Singapore 238824 

Tel : (65) 6336 6000 
Fax: (65) 6337 3140


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