Hotel Mono
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Hotel Mono

18 Mosque Street Chinatown Heritage Centre, Singapore 059498 Singapore
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3.5
#186 of 345 hotels in Singapore
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Hotel Mono is a chic hideaway set in six historic shop houses of modern design. The rejuvenated buildings retain their original charm with characteristics air wells and Rococo-era windows, seamlessly interwoven with the culture of traditional Singapore and urban bustle of the city.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay

Location

18 Mosque Street Chinatown Heritage Centre, Singapore 059498 Singapore
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 100 out of 100
100
Changi Airport
18.1 km
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Seletar Airport
Telok Ayer
6 minSingapore Mass Rapid Transit
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k8ith m wrote a review Feb 2020
Cheshire, United Kingdom1,061 contribution138 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Before I say anything the staff must be commended friendly, informative and attentive they were gracious from start to finish.

The hotel itself is right in China Town so great for a base in Singapore most things were in walking distance of half an hour walk or there are plenty of public transport options

The rooms themselves I have mixed emotions about our room wasnt what I would say as the cleanest and needed a bit of tlc areas looked like they had been slapdash renovated. The amenities in the room include

TV
Hairdryer
Telephone
Safety deposit box
Tea and coffee (no milk take if required)
Toiletries
English sockets
Air conditioning

So the room has all the amenities you could need which was great.

The room we had was a standard twin and was quite compact so please don't expect huge rooms you are based in an older building which has been modernised but still keeps character with its shutters on the windows and external facade.

The towels were changed daily but the actual cleaning of the room was a tad lack luster in my opinion

Overall a good hotel for a base and as I said the staff make the hotel so I would return just for the great customer service
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jinmei wrote a review Jun 2021
Singapore, Singapore28 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Room is smaller than expected although true to pictures.
The front office staff were absolutely kind and friendly.

Basic toiletries are provided in a pouch; shampoo, bathing soap, sanitary bag, toothbrush set, shaving kit, slippers, hairdryer etc.
Two towels per set, consisting of a large and small one.
Water kettle is provided, along with coffee and tea.

Windows can be opened.
Surrounding is amazing as there were so many food options.
Walking distance to Chinatown MRT & Chinatown Point.
Recommended restaurant: 东方美食

Some room for improvement:
The mini fridge is not very cold.
Cleanliness could be better as there are a couple small ants on the table, bedside tables were a little dusty.

Overall, very happy with the stay due to the convenience and basic comfort for the price paid. Would be keen to try the larger room types in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Angelightz wrote a review Jun 2021
Singapore, Singapore107 contributions82 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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LocalBytes wrote a review Aug 2021
19 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 .
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jenny T wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Terrible customer service. Towel has a bit of temp hair dye and we told them it can be washed out. However, they wanted to charge us $50SG, $50?!!! for an old used towel. After much back and forth as they were unwilling to at least clean it first to prove we’re right, we took it to the laundry washer and cleaned out the stain for 7SG$. We asked for additional towel and they (Connie) wanted to charge us $20 for it; they are nickel and dime-ing for everything. After talking to another front desk Jeremy, he told us we can exchange for new towels as they keep a tally of 4 towels/room, which Connie never mentioned. All she wanted to do was charge us for anything. Connie can use better customer service training and at least try to help instead of charging us for anything she can. Do not recommend EVER.
Received one vanity kit for the 6 days there.
It’s raining and we asked for a loaner umbrella but was told they don’t provide such. The following sunny day, a whole stack of loaner umbrellas sat in front of the lobby. Apparently they do offer but told us they don’t?!
The wall is thin so you can hear everything from the streets to outside our door, trash truck crushing noise and other guests talking outside of our room.
Guest visitors must register. Checked and other hotels didn’t require such.
Room has ants that invaded our food. This is by far the worst hotel we’ve stayed in. Never again.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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CK22traveler wrote a review Feb 2020
28 contributions32 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nothing negative , nothing really great to say about this hotel. Minimalist style hotel. I will say the photos on Hotels.com are not reflective of the actual room I booked , and was slightly disappointed, however I would say spend a $50-75 more a night and upgrade yourself to a much better hotel. The pricing of this hotel does not match the property.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nikking wrote a review Nov 2020
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I wouldn't recommend and will not be coming back if they are not going to improve on their sound proof problem. my friends and I are having problem sleeping because the room above is moving around and we can hear their foot steps loud and clearly at 350am to 430am(the time when I m typing this review, Im not sure whether they stop or not). my friend called the front desk 3 times and they did do their part as we noticed after the call the noise stopped for A WHILE. Then, it's back! If I can't even sleep or rest in a hotel, I think it failed its purpose as a hotel. So as a self reminder NEVER book this hotel ever again. I really wanna go home 😭
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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pmb184 wrote a review Mar 2020
Heathfield, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location and single room adequate for 2/3 nights stay. Front of house staff brilliant - couldn't have done more to make me welcome and sort out any queries. Recommend this hotel - ideal for a short stopover - any longer be probably be best to upgrade to a larger room.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Go for a bigger room if staying longer than 2 or 3 nights.
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Khaw Han Chung wrote a review Apr 2021
Singapore, Singapore163 contributions47 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I have prepared myself after reading some of the reviews here and I’m totally agreed with them.

Because it is a boutique hotel converted from an old shophouses, so the sound barrier wasn’t good enough. You could hear people walking pass your door outside, people closing their door and people speaking near your room.

I got my small room that situated in the middle of the hotel, which has a window but not looking outside. Those who familiar with old houses would know that’s a airy space in the centre of every old houses. So you could hear the raindrop when it get heavy.

Other than the noise, I could say it is still a comfortable stay and the staffs were very friendly here.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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michellebrown2000 wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom87 contributions46 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this hotel for the location I wanted to be in China town and this hotel is, the adjacent streets are full of the shops I expected medicines, souvenirs and restaurants, we walked say 15 mins away from the tourist streets and found lots of restaurants and cool bars nearby there are 2 hawker markets with great food approx 10 mins away from the hotel. The hotel looked really cool in the pictures but its really quite tired and basic, our bathroom was a strange one, the shower door opened outwards but almost hit the toilet and there was a window within the shower also it was quite damp smelling. The bed was really comfortable and the AC worked well the location was great I just felt overpriced for what it was.
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Date of stay: February 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Isabelle
London, United Kingdom
Hi, In the room where I was staying, there were two larger beds and then there was also a sofa that you could unfold into a bed. The description is right! Hope this helped!
Answer from Marketing A
Cabuyao, Philippines6 contributions13 helpful votes
No theu wont allow it they have bad customer service
Ana G asked a question Jan 2018
Do you have parking?
Answer from
Singapore, Singapore
There's no parking lot
ollienz001 asked a question Sept 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Hi, are child cots available?
Answer from Shanaka Cooray
46 contributions36 helpful votes
Hi. Cots are available free of charge. However we found the rooms smaller than usual and a cot makes the movable space even more cramped. This means that if you have luggage to store as well, it becomes quite uncomfortable to move around. So make sure you ask for the squire foot area of the relevant room since as stated on my original review the photos do make the rooms look bigger then they really are Having said that Hotel Mono does have some good positives as well, its close to Chinatown and the MRT and is clean Good luck with your choice. Best regards S
Answer from Tony L
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam228 contributions54 helpful votes
Hi Teresa, there's a tinted glass door between bedroom and bathroom but sneaking in and out is possible. The transparent door is the one between the shower and the toilet, and no curtain. Hope this helps.
allan_y1965 wrote a tip Nov 2022
Koronadal, Philippines2,733 contributions153 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"request for softer pillows."
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Daesi wrote a tip Oct 2022
Kuala Lumpur110 contributions49 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quieter rooms are located at the back, no windows though (from what I read). Windowed rooms are facing the street, but noisy."
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pmb184 wrote a tip Mar 2020
Heathfield, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for a bigger room if staying longer than 2 or 3 nights."
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Michele-Louise R wrote a tip Jan 2020
Fairfax, Virginia764 contributions77 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"don't book a basic queen room. Very very tiny."
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BP_NYC wrote a tip Jun 2019
46 contributions75 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms are small, quiet and clean. For the single rooms, a glass wall separates the room from the ensuite bathroom."
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PRICE RANGE
$155 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
dragon inn chinatown hotel singapore, dragon hotel singapore
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Econ Inn
LOCATION
SingaporeSingaporeChinatown / Outram / Central Business District / Central Area/City Area
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Mono
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Mono?
Nearby attractions include Ransack Puzzle Hunt Adventure (0.2 km), Chinatown (0.3 km), and Black Crow Taxidermy & Art (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Mono?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and complimentary tea.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Mono?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Mono?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Mono?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Mono?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nox - Dine In The Dark, Merci Marcel Club Street, and Josephine - French Cuisine & Wine Bar.
Is Hotel Mono located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Singapore.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Mono?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Mono?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Siloso (4.3 km), Chijmes (1.5 km), and Haw Par Villa (6.9 km).
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