Writer: Eileen Kang
Situated along Seng Poh Road, New Cape Inn Hotel is perfect for couples and families who aren’t fussy about the frills. It offers a comfortable, value-for-money stay, with the hotel being accessible to the hipster Tiong Bahru neighbourhood, the revamped Tiong Bahru Plaza, and a street worth’s of eateries, of which includes the iconic Tiong Bahru Market.
We must mention – it’s located right next to Tiong Bahru Bar, so for night owls who need a tipple before bedtime, your bedtime beverage’s less than 200 metres away. It is also a mere 10 minutes walk away from Outram Park MRT.
Spacious, No-Frills Rooms
New Cape Inn comes with three room types – the Standard Twin, Standard Double and Triple Room (1 Queen + 1 Super Single). The one we were reviewing, was the Standard Double.
The room was surprisingly large, with ample space for a luggage layout and for a family to walk around comfortably. And while they were basic in decor, they came with all the necessary fixes and amenities.
All of the rooms came equipped with a television, a DVD player, a writing desk and a laptop-size safe. The basics such as a mini-fridge and an electric kettle as well as coffee / tea sachets were also provided.
Optional See-Through Bathrooms
What couples might appreciate, is the optional see-through bathroom. Couples who like the sense of intimacy can opt to have the blinds drawn up, so they can have an alternative view (besides the one from the window) while one party is relaxing in bed and the other showering.
Couples who are a bit more shy can have the blinds drawn down.
The bathroom was fuss-free and came with the basic shower amenities as well as a hair dryer.
Facilities & Services
New Cape Inn does not come with an attached or in-house restaurant, which meant no hotel breakfast. It wasn’t a problem for us though, because we were so close to the food places.
What it does have, is a wake up service, 24-hour reception and laundry.
New Cape Inn serves as the ideal staycation hotel for couples who’re less particular about what’s in the room, but who’re more concerned about what’s around the hotel.