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Jayleen 1918 Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

At first, asked for another room just after seeing the first one. It was very shabby and stinked horribly with some detergent or mothballs. The second room was a little bit better and I was too tired to look for another hotel. I will not complain about lack of space to sit or not divided shower (so if one of us had a shower, the rest can swim in the bathroom...), but what shocked me and is the main reason of poor evaluation, is following incident. One evening (returning very tired from whole day sightseeing) we found our room with door widely opened, all lights on. I immediately asked the receptionist for explanation....and after some call with manager and many many nice words like nothing could happened as it's a very safe place etc. we received explanation, that it was probably someone from the maintenance staff or cleaners, but the cannot check CCTV now because of something etc. So my room, with mine and my parents clothes, documents, computer, was opened for "public" (any hotel guest) for whole day. Yes, the staff apologized, but sorry, there's no apology for this. After my request they changed also the bed linen and yes, after my question how this failure will be compensated, they gave us back money for one night. But I don't find this sufficient. Keep away from this place, that's my recommendation. The location is very good, close to MRT station and in a walking distance to Chinatown, surrounded by a lot of nice restaurants.

This location is walkable to Riverside walk, China town, Buggy street, Bus Access, Easy access for Taxi, DNA Helix bridge, Merlion, MRT, variety of food stall in Clarke Quay and Fort Canning Park. Family stay was nice comfortable with all promised free breakfast, tea and coffee machine. Excellant view from rooftop in night hours.

The best thing of the hotel is the location, 3 minute walking to the subway, walking distance to Chinatown. The staff was really kind with us. The rooms are small and the buffet breakfast is average. Wifi wasn’t good, slow and was hard to connect sometimes.

Great location, near clark quey MRT station, merlion is in walking distance, breakfast is nice, clean room, helpful staff and all you can expect from mid-range hotel. But it has a great sundeck on rooftop where you can hang around with marina bay view, which is very nice.

Getting a good quality room at a cheap price in Singapore isn't easy, but Jayleen was up to the job and in a great location too. Room was quirky but quiet and the bed was comfortable. One thing to bear in mind is that taxis will not stop outside the door so you will have to walk around the corner with your luggage.

We booked a room for three nights and were given a very tiny room without a window. The room was so stuffy that we had to have the air conditioned all night. No room for luggage and hardly any room for sitting. It was very annoying. When we asked for another room we were told to pay more for it. I think the room we were given is not fit for any traveler in any hotel.

Hotel is average. Rooms are really small and they just try to adjust more single beds in those small rooms. Location of the hotel is awesome thats the only reason one can choose this budget hotel. Hotel staff asks you to come down with jug for water refill by yourself and they even ask my friend to wash cups to reuse by herself only which was weird.

I stayed for a period of 2 weeks on a business trip. The staff is courteous and will try to help you as much as they can. The rooms are small but cozy and you wouldn't feel claustrophobic. Although the sheets are not the cleanest but the housekeeping staff does their best. The only negative thing about my room was the ants in some areas of the room. I had complementary breakfast along with my stay, and the breakfast was merely passable- they did not have placeholders for the dishes, the food was mostly cold and the taste was also okayish. Nothing to compare with the buffets in other hotels such as Novotel etc. Given the amount of money these guys charged, I would have expected a lot better. The Wi-Fi also started acting up sometimes with very low speeds (couldn't even open email) but most of the time it was okay. The location of the hotel is perfect, walking distance from everywhere- offices, Clarke Quay and MRT station.

Hotel location is exceptional - very central and close to financial district – this is the main advantage! And we can mention the effort to maintain the hotel, an refurbished old house. But the hotel is tired even with all efforts, room very small - for this size - price is too high (we understand is Singapore), breakfast should be improved, WiFi is hopeless - v slow. Special mention for the staff: very friendly and helpful attitude.

Great location, just two minutes away from the Clarke Quay shopping centre and MRT station. I was impressed with customer service. WiFi in our room was not working properly so they sent quite a few people including the owner to fix the problem. Hint: take the lift to the roof top in the evening. The views of the area are great.

42 Carpenter Street Singapore

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Boat Quay and Chinatown Heritage Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in Financial District Singapore, Jayleen 1918 Hotel is adjacent to Boat Quay and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Asian Civilisations Museum. This 3-star hotel has 42 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Centrally located in Singapore, the hotel is also a short walk from Chinatown Heritage Center and Raffles Place.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. This hotel has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


Jayleen 1918 Hotel's 42 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls and safes.

Property features

Guests of Jayleen 1918 Hotel enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. You can take advantage of limited parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for SGD 9 per person one-way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a microwave in a common area, express check-in, and free newspapers.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

54.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 274 reviews