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Singapore, Singapore

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Review of Hotel Mono
3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 May 2022via mobile
Been wanting to try here and finally did.
Good location. Very close to Chinatown Point and walking distance to others.

Very quaint entrance. Love the staircase. The lift is old school which i liked. Staff at reception was very friendly.

Got a Double Deluxe room.
SMALL! Probably justifies the fact that a picture is but a picture.
You have about 1-metre distance around the bed to move about.
The bathroom/toilet is rather dark. You cannot open the window because you are exposing yourselves to the building across the street. Probably may not be the case if your room face elsewhere.

The blinds in the room had to be drawn down for the same reason. Which made it a bit dingy cos no window. You can close the window pane (its double layered).

At night, you can't really have a good sleep because of the sounds from the eateries along the road. The sounds were very clear. You can really join in their conversation. It was as if you were with them.

The TV channes super limited. Wifi was rather odd on laptops.

Manual adjustable aircon was good.
Hot shower was awesome.
I might wanna try their bigger rooms next time.
Date of stay: May 2022
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

Came here for 2d1n staycation. Hubby book the moat biggest room, smth like a loft. Check in was damn slow? Had to wait for quite a while for check in.

Room is great, big and very spacious. Toilet is great.

However, i think the couch is somehow dusty as my husband got hives the entire body JUST BY SEATING THERE. This was a the bottom level of the loft. We had to wipe using wet wipes, wipe douwn the couch and also get my husband to shower, to cool down the hives.

Will i come back again? Definately nope. Not an amazing experience i wanna experience ever again!

Date of stay: June 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2021 via mobile

I read reviews about the poor sound insulation, so I rang up the staff in advance to ask if I could get a room where it is further away from the lift/stairs so that I won't be distracted by noise because I am a light sleeper. They accommodated so fast and Spencer at the reception was such a wonderful person to chat with! He was super friendly and inviting, and totally raised the morale.

I booked a Deluxe Double and although it was a small room, I really liked the interior. The bathroom was beautiful. Bed was hard and slightly springy (perfect, I dislike soft beds). TV was alright but it isn't a smart TV, but it's cool. There are bedside tables and charger ports. Room also had a card in it other than the card we got, so it was convenient if my partner had to leave to get something and I can just stay in the room to do my work.

Some visible wear and tear can be seen in the room though, like walls or window panes having cracked paint or losing colour, or the black floor having scratches and marks that were not painted over. It does not really bother me though, as long as it is clean.

However some downsides:
- Found 2 baby brown-banded cockroaches. Killed both.
- The floor under the bed is pretty dusty.
- The mugs and metal spoons were not cleaned. I saw coffee ground stains and had to rewash them thoroughly using hand soap.
- Mini-fridge was not very cold and it was not clean.
- Toilet bowl was not scrubbed clean (bowl had stains).
- Plastic cups provided in the bathroom for brushing were not clean either.
- The soap dispenser bottles have some stains.
- I suppose this comes with being a shophouse-hotel, sound insulation is still not that good because around 2am, I can still hear noise from the outside.
- The water in the shower will turn colder the longer you stay in the shower.

Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3  Thank rustically
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

Thank you Spencer and Team for making our style a pleasant one. We truly appreciate your hospitality and for making us feel welcomed.

Spencer was really friendly and the conversations we had with him was lax, casual and as if talking to a good friend. He made the experience a whole lot more enjoyable by recommending what to eat around there and of course with his jokes along the way to brighten the conversation.

The room was cleaned and well maintained, with a unique touch of a monochromatic theme to really stand out from your usual hotel room. although the TV does not have a HDMI input for our movie night, we ended watching channels such as HBO, Fox Movies and Chinese classics.

Price was also very reasonable given the location; we were surrounded by a food haven and a few minutes walk from Chinatown Point / Chinatown Complex.

Overall, it was a wonderful stay this National Day weekend! Thank you team once again .

Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank rongyil2021
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Reviewed 28 June 2021

Stayed 1 night in mono. I would say it was kind of disappointing seeing how good the reviews were. Comfort level was not there.

Pros:
1. Good location
2. Polite staff

Cons:
1. Room was small, the table was small and uncomfortable, how can anyone possibly use their laptop and work there if need to.
2. Room is very bare and basic, the finishing wasn't good, wall paint dirty at some areas, it is just pretty raw, I hate the floor tiles.
3. Aircon could not be switched off when it gets too cold, u can only turn it up.
4. The room was damp in the morning, condensation on the floor tiles, floor was damp, u can't go bare foot, even the room slippers make u slip cos the floor was wet.
5. Bedsheets felt like it had a sticky layer, I have probably slept in at least 20-30 hotels room cos I have been travelling for 30 years and stayed in budget/business/luxury hotel and apartments, but never encountered bed sheets that felt like this. I could hardly sleep.
6. Noise, its true, u can hear people walking, talking along corridors, and tv noise from other rooms. pretty bad.
7. Toilet shower head was mouldy.

Date of stay: June 2021
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Thank Susie C
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Reviewed 4 June 2021 via mobile

This boutique hotel is conveniently located a stone’s throw away from Chinatown MRT, just walk past a row of shophouses and you’ll see the distinct black-and-white 3-storey shophouse that has been converted into Hotel Mono.

The room is surprisingly spacious for a shophouse boutique hotel and very clean. Every furniture is only in black and white colors. Unique monotone. We have two comfortable queen beds with four pillows on each bed, a sofa bed, a fixed long table to the wall that can seat two persons. There is also a proper wardrobe for us to hang our clothes and a side bench to put our bags and luggage. The bathroom is not big but sufficient, and we love the scent of the body wash and shampoo. The bath towels are also soft and fluffy.

This hotel doesn’t have the luxury of swimming pool, gym or restaurant/cafe but it’s good enough for a short staycation. Finding food is not a problem as there are a lot of eateries and restaurants in the area, and you can also walk over to Chinatown Point and People’s Park Complex for a great variety of food.

Will we be back to Hotel Mono? Most probably and this time we may try the loft room with the loft bed, and when dining out is allowed again.

Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Angelightz
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