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190 Waterloo Street South East Asia Hotel, Singapore 187965 Singapore
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Looking for a place to stay in Singapore? Then look no further than South East Asia Hotel, a budget friendly hotel that brings the best of Singapore to your doorstep.

Rooms at South East Asia Hotel provide air conditioning.

In addition, while staying at South East Asia Hotel guests have access to room service. You can also enjoy free breakfast.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Little India (0.3 mi) and Marina Bay Sands Skypark (1.3 mi), guests of South East Asia Hotel can easily experience some of Singapore's most well known attractions.

While in Singapore, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from South East Asia Hotel, including CE LA VI Restaurant (1.2 mi), Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant (1.0 mi), and JUMBO Seafood (1.0 mi).

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Orchard Road (1.0 mi), Singapore Flyer (1.1 mi), or Haji Lane (0.4 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at South East Asia Hotel as you experience everything Singapore has to offer.

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89-love-life wrote a review Apr 2020
61 contributions64 helpful votes
Had to stay here for one night as unable to get affordable rooms anywhere else - it was a last minute booking on late notice. There were cockroaches in the bathroom, the breakfast was awful and very limited choice. Check in woman took absolutely ages for no reason .... just very slow service and hotel was dirty. Thank god we only had to stay one night ! You also have to leave your room keys with check in Everytime you leave which is quite annoying. Would not recommend this hotel, you can find better!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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WorldTravla7 wrote a review Nov 2019
Cairns, Australia5896 contributions522 helpful votes
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I first stayed at the SEA Hotel back in 2014 as it was recommended by my aunt and uncle who always stay here when in Singapore. I love the place. It’s old and rustic (a throwback to another time) but for $100 SGD a night with a fabulous vegetarian buffet breakfast included (Kwan Im restaurant) and prime location in Bugis you couldn’t ask for anything more. Also when booking the staff are excellent in replying to queries and give very detailed information about getting to the hotel and airport transport options and nearby attractions. Free wifi was included and it was fast and reliable. The staff on the front desk were friendly especially the girl who checked me in. Bugis+ shopping mall (10 levels with cinemas, food/retail options galore and taxi rank) is less than 5 mins walk. I use this as a taxi pick up/drop off point to various attractions from the hotel. Bugis MRT Station is 5-10 mins walk and is on the airport line (10th station from the airport, with 1 change at Tanah Merah, cost only SGD 2.50) The Kwan Im Temple is right next door and worth checking out (it gets very busy with local worshippers). Directly outside is a pedestrian mall with a flurry of activity with market stalls and street vendors. The hotel is simple and rooms unadorned with only the basics but it’s all there and excellent value for money. They do request you leave your key if you go out and recollect (24 hour reception) but I conveniently forgot to do this most of the time and it was never a problem. Oh and don’t even think about bringing durians to the hotel!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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dkvarshney wrote a review Aug 2019
Manama, Bahrain28 contributions44 helpful votes
I booked a family room for 5 days. I would rate the hotel zero on all parameters apart from location- that too there are many hotels nearby. No slippers, aircon leaking, torn towels, 14 inch CRT TV, Aircon without remote and worst staff takes no responsibly. I stayed in 302 and the aircon on this room had water drops falling on it from the aircon above it (outside of window). They couldn’t fix the issue and simply decided not to rent the room above till my stay and for sure the next guest in that room would same experience till he complains. They do not provide duplicate keys making it messy when staying with kids. The old lady mentioned in the other reviews is really rude and I had to complain about her to management to get her smile or speak politely. Almost all staff including house keeping are outsourced who come for specific hours. So if you need something beyond their timetable- forget it. Owners are not interested to invest a penny more and are just taking out money by renting whatever is there till the building crumbles of its age. I would not recommend it even for backpackers.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Yohanes K wrote a review Jul 2019
PALEMBANG42 contributions37 helpful votes
This hotel located in very good location. Next to Kwan Im Temple. Very easy to find food. Albert food court and many more. But it's a little bit hassle if you want to take a taxi. You should walk to main road because vehicles can not access this hotel. The staffs especially at the front desk are very very kindly and helpfull. Thanks to Ms.Jenny and Ms.Man Li. Minus : very very slippery bathroom floor especially when wet. No compliment bottle water, no hair dryer. No slipper. Very2 small pressure of hot water. But overall...nice place lah
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kwee Fat Chai wrote a review Aug 2018
65 contributions59 helpful votes
Very old hotel, but reasonably clean. Fast check-in, you must pay upfront for minimum one night. Clean bed sheet, noisy aircon (very old window type) but cold enough, very old & clean bath room without shower partition, hot water kettle & cheap coffee sachet available. This is the kind of hotel room you may see in 1970s movies. I like it somehow it reminds me of those good old days, when I visited Singapore as a small kid. Located beside Kwan Im Temple, in walking distance to Bugis Junction, and opposite of famous Albert Center eating place. You can walk also to Orchard road (maybe not close enough but walking in Singapore is enjoyable) I am not sure if this one is cheap, many modern budget hotel now arise in Singapore.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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ehj wrote a review Feb 2018
10 contributions2 helpful votes
One of the best location in bugis area. I've been here 6x and i love staying this place. MRT and bus stop is few meters away from the hotel. Temples and night market is just outside the hotel once you steep out..
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ulyssaelaine wrote a review Nov 2017
Manila, Philippines9 contributions6 helpful votes
The location is very nice because it's just a walking distance from Bugis MRT. There are many eateries around the hotel, too. The hotel accommodation already comes with a daily breakfast. You can choose either Continental or Vegetarian. The triple room is bigger enough for us (family) considering it's a budget hotel. The staffs are friendly, too. The cons that I think of is the WiFi is very costly. How I wish the WiFi is free but nevertheless, the WiFi speed is quite good.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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blokototerminous wrote a review Aug 2017
Penang Island, Malaysia135 contributions129 helpful votes
This is my usual accommodation in Singapore because of its ideal location in Bugis on a pedestrian-only section of Waterloo St. and its budget pricing (for the location). But the hotel is a throwback to a different era and seems to be slowly fading. The pros: within easy walking distance of two MRT stations, Bugis Junction and other shopping centers, and a good Albert hawker center. And I've walked to the National Museum, National Gallery, Singapore Art Museum, and National Library within 20 minutes. In the other direction, Little India and the Arab quarter are also within walking distance. Nearby bus lines will take you to Orchard Road or Chinatown. The cons: the hotel dates from the 1950s and, despite some renovations and cleanliness, shows its age -- occasional plumbing, TV, and electrical problems, and the elevator is rickety. A meager breakfast is included -- Chinese noodles, steamed bun, and fried rice and one cup of tea can be filling, but the continental alternative is just toast, small glass of juice, and a single cup of coffee. The hotel still doesn't accept credit cards, so be prepared to pay a bill of hundreds of dollars in Singapore dollars only. Wi Fi by the hour is extra and expensive, so be forewarned.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Most of the standard rooms don't have windows.
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darmaatmadjasyela wrote a review Feb 2017
Bandung, Indonesia14 contributions2 helpful votes
on dec 2016, i stayed at South East asia, i booked 1 triple room i think it's a worth it hotel , they have enough big room, toilet, air conditioning. don't think you get a modern and newest room, but this hotel enough for me because the room are clean. , the great location near from bugis street &beside kuan im temple and many food around this hotel , the hotel gave us breakfast you can choose continental breakfast or oriental breakfast. they don't give you free wi fi, you must pay for the wi fi connection
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: you can see the photos of room at internet first, for me it's worth it
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cheddarclouds wrote a review Aug 2016
Philippines16 contributions13 helpful votes
I will never forget the time I stayed here with my sister. Why? Because it was terrible. Although they offered free breakfast--which has limited choices--I must say that the rooms were old. The staff were unfriendly. There was no WiFi. And because of them, we missed our flight back to our country. On our last day, my sister used the kettle provided in the room to reheat her soup. When we checked out, they found out about it. They were so mad that they didn't allow us to leave until my sister washed the kettle. As we were in a hurry to leave for the airport and didn't want to argue with them, my sister agreed to wash the kettle. After she washed it, they looked at the kettle and asked her to wash it again. We told them we have a plane to catch but still they asked her to wash it at least 5 times before they allowed us to leave. In the end, we missed our flight and cried and vowed never to stay at this horrible hotel ever again.
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$72 - US$87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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SingaporeSingaporeVictoria / Rochor / Central Area/City Area
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about South East Asia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to South East Asia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Xcape Singapore (0.2 km), Bugis Junction (0.3 km), and Kuan Yin Thong Hood Cho Temple (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at South East Asia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at South East Asia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to South East Asia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mind Cafe, Man Fu Yuan, and 25 Degrees.
Are there any historical sites close to South East Asia Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battlebox (0.9 km), Fort Siloso (6.4 km), and Emerald Hill (2.5 km).