Bugis has been our preferred area to stay for many of our past trips. Its not conveniently close to Orchard Road (which we figured its not at the top of our must visit list every trip) but love that it has plenty of shopping (including Sephora!) and food choices. There is Albert Complex, the one hawker centre we frequent at the start of each day or more often before we leave for the airport. There aren’t many popular stalls in here but anything here is better than what we could get in Sydney *easily satisfied*. However, you can always take a stroll to the famous Rochor Beancurd for dessert/supper – a bowl of tau hay (tofu/beancurd) to go!
This is our second time staying at BIG Hotel (our first stay was 3 years ago – which at the time, the hotel was newly opened). We wanted to stay here again because we loved the homely feel of the place compared to the bigger chains like Ibis which just felt too ‘hotel-ly’ to us. It was just as convenient to all Bugis has to offer and if you’re lucky to find a deal – it’s reasonably priced compared to other places.
The lobby was much like a lounge area at home complete with a ‘dining area’, not for dining though.
The corridor still look the same as the first time we were here – I always thought, it’s probably not done renovating… but 3 years later, same old unfinished, ‘exposed’ ceiling look. In the corridors you will find an ice dispenser; so important after a really hot day out.
View when entering the room
Yes, space is limited but there’s only the two of us and we’re out majority of the time. We do like the coziness though, atleast they have space to stash our luggage away so we don’t walk into them.
The sink is located outside of the bathroom, odd but could prove useful when you’re trying to get out the door quickly.
Love the concrete feature wall matched with this gold pendant light – the colours of the furniture sure adds warmth to the space too.
Just had our last meal at a hawker centre before heading to the airport!
They have all the amenities a traveler would need, the only thing they didn’t have was a fridge which is a shame. No storing cold drinks or food… but then that’s probably why they have an ice dispenser in the corridor.
The place has aged a little since our first trip but we still won’t mind staying here again, unless something new pops up in the hood!