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River View Hotel , Singapore

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Welcome to River View Hotel , Singapore ~~~

Hotel Introduction

On the banks of the Historical Singapore River, near Chinatown and only minutes' away from the Central Business District and Orchard Road Shopping Area, 10 minutes' drive to World Trade Centre & Suntec City, 20 minutes' drive to Changi International Airport. Complimentary shuttle service to Chinatown, Orchard Road and Suntec City is available. All rooms are newly-renovated.

Today, the River View Hotel, the only hotel on the banks of the Singapore River, captures the historic mood of the island nation right at its source.Today, life on the Singapore River begins at the River View Hotel.

From the tranquillity of the patio or the grassy bank, guests can relax by the river as it quietly glides between the rich cultural history of Singapore's past - a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the present city of Singapore. As the twilight fades over the godowns on the opposite bank, the birds call good evening and the lights begin to twinkle.

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Important Informations

Hotel built in 1985, Last complete renovation 2008, Last partial renovation 2009, Number of floors: 21, Total number of rooms: 476, Number of single rooms: 146, Number of double rooms: 330, of which have 2 separate beds: 330, of which have a double bed: 146, Rooms with connecting door: 18, Number of suites (separate rooms): 4, Number of junior suites: 7.

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Room and Accommodation

Each of the 476 guest rooms and suites are equipped with Direct Dial telephone and voice-mail services with extension in bathroom, tub/shower bath combination, hairdryer, minibar, in-room safe, coffee/tea making facilities, colour TV with radio and bathroom slippers, central air-conditioning, dataport with internet access in all guest rooms and outlets.

The old rooms come in a earth hue with somewhat dated furniture although well upkeep. Most of the rooms are newly renovated and the new rooms are of modern contemporary setting. The rooms are in combination of beige and brown colour with bronze curtain and bed cover. A 26 inches Plasma TV nicely box up within the brown and beige feature wall, giving the room more space to move around. The rooms equip with wire internet TV and wireless broadband access. The white bathroom is spacious and it comes with a long bath tub.

Latest !!!
Over 20 channels of international programmes available in all rooms.

  • Total Number of Rooms: 476
  • Single rooms
  • Double rooms
  • Twin rooms
  • Triple rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms

Room Facilities

  • Connection for laptop
  • Air conditioning
  • Television
  • Satellite television
  • Radio
  • Direct dial phone
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Trouser press
  • Automatic wake-up call
  • Voltage 220
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Available upon request at the Bell Counter.

Arranged through Housekeeping.

American Express, MasterCard, Visa Card and JCB.

Available 24 hours at the Front Office Cashier.

Located at the lobby.

Open 10 am to 11 pm daily.

Same day services available.

Doctors on call 24 hours.


Parking for more than 100 cars.

Available at the Reception.

Full services available at the Business Centre/Reception. Facsimile, Telex, Typewriting and Personal Computer and Internet services are available.

To Orchard Road (shopping district) Suntec City, Chinatown and MRT Station.

An outdoor pool located on level 5.
(Swimming pool and outdoor gym will undergo upgrading works in August. These are expected to be completed by Sep 2006)

Available on request.

Available at River Garden and Lobby Lounge.


Include comprehensive audio visual equipment for workshops, group sessions, seminars and other functions


Executive Lounge : Exclusively for in-house guests with free coffee/tea, full-bar facilities, reading materials, computer video games, board games and internet/e-mail services.
Swimming Pool : An outdoor pool located on level 5
Fitness Centre : Open 10 am to 11 pm daily Located on level 5
Gift Shop : Located at the lobby
Non-Smoking Floor : Available
Parking : Parking for more than 100 cars

Guest Services

Shuttle Services : Complimentary shuttle service to City Hall MRT station, Suntec City, Shenton Way (morning), Great World City, Chinatown and Orchard Road at scheduled intervals
Airport Limousine and Taxis : Available upon request at the Bell Counter
Medical Services : Doctors on call 24 hours
Laundry/Valet : Same day services available
Baby-Sitting : Arranged through Housekeeping
Secretarial : Full services available at the Reception. Facsimile, typewriting and Personal Computer are available.
Postal Services : Available at the Reception
Currency Exchange : Available 24 hours at the Front Office Cashier
Credit Cards : American Express, Diner's
Accepted : Club, Master Card, Visa Card and JCB
Wheelchairs : Available on request


The exterior - A bit dated it is typical of a modern hotel structure from the 80's, large glass windows and tower block design.

Large and bright lobby, a Jade Chinese Junk sculpture sit on one side of the lobby. The lobby lounge is next to the reception and it could be use as waiting lounge for group check in.

The hotel is a little off the beaten path for fit tourist being upriver from the night scene at boat and Clarke Quay, however, they are a very decent hotel for groups and fit clients who want to be close to the hustle and bustle but not within it. Hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to Orchard Road and Chinatown.

Hotel Facilities

  • Large sized lobby
  • 6 lifts
  • Porterage 24 hour
  • Room service 24 hour
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • 21 floors
  • Coach parking
  • Gymnasium
  • Sauna
  • Baby sitting
  • Laundry facilities
  • Business centre
  • Conference facilitites
  • Wake up call
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You could enjoy local and western favourites at the 24 hours coffee house, there is an indoor and al fresco area. There is a Japanese restaurant serving reasonably price authentic Japanese food and a Chinese restaurant with an authentic Chinese ambience.

Enjoy local and western favourites in the cosy atmosphere of the River Garden. Or enjoy an alfresco candle-lit dinner in the balmy evening air at the River Terrace.

Operating Hours - 24 hours
Seating Capacity - 140
Location - Level 1

If Japanese cuisine is your cup of tea, step into the Ginga and be pampered with the freshness and artistry of Japanese culinery delights.

Operating Hours - 12 noon - 2.30 pm, 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Seating Capacity - 90
Location - Level 3

Make a date at the River Palace, where aromatic and spicy creations tantalise your tastebuds amidst an authentic Chinese ambience.

Operating Hours - 12 noon - 2.30pm, 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Seating Capacity - 290
Location - Level 2

Relax and unwind in the cosy ambience of the Lobby Lounge while our resident singer serenades you.

Operating Hours - 11am - 12am
Seating Capacity - 60
Location - Level 1

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The River View Hotel is located at the Havelock Road hotel district, by the scenic and historical Singapore River where Sir Stamford Raffles first landed in 1819.

Excellent Location - Downtown (just outside the Central Business District, within walking distance to Chinatown/Great World City, 5 minutes' drive to the Orchard Road shopping belt, 10 minutes' drive to World Trade Centre and Suntec City, 20 minutes' drive to Changi International Airport and Singapore Expo.

Situated along the Singapore river upstream from Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, near Chinatown. Minutes' away from the Central Business District and Orchard Road. 10 minutes drive to World Trade Centre, Suntec Convention Centre and Marina area.

  • 2 kms to city centre
  • 21 kms to the nearest airport (changi)
  • 15 minute walk to the nearest metro station (outram)
  • 1 km to the nearest station (tanjong pagar railway station)
  • 10 km to the nearest fair site (suntec convention/world trade)

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