7.6
Very good
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Housekeeping30
Shops8
Breakfast5
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8.6

Excellent

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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
Lot, Stock & Barrel 70 m
Mint Museum of Toys 80 m
Teajoy 90 m
Bras Basah Complex 140 m
Tong Tong 160 m
Hotel Grand Ballroom 160 m
Shaw Towers 170 m
Black Tongue 170 m
National Library 180 m
Chan Hampe Galleries 180 m
Nearby landmarks
Singapore Flyer 1.19 km
Sands Skypark Observation Deck 1.44 km
Cloud Forest 1.85 km
Gardens By The Bay East 1.87 km
Orchard Road 1.99 km
Chinatown 2.04 km
Singapore Botanic Gardens 4.78 km
National Orchid Garden 4.79 km
Night Safari 13.81 km
Singapore Zoo 13.85 km
Hotel Kai

"Highly recommend to stay here for future visit."

Lee - June 12, 2019
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Hotel Kai

14 Purvis Street, Bugis, Singapore, Singapore, 188593 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Hand sanitizer
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Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 340 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 75% of all properties in Singapore in the last 24 hoursCompared to 866 Singapore properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.3
Distance to city center2.1 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportSeletar Airport (XSP)
Distance to airport13.3 km

Rooms available at Hotel Kai

Urban Premier
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 single beds
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Sky Loft Room
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Heritage
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Urban Studio
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  • Street view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Urban Bunk
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  • No Windows view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Urban Cabin
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  • No Windows view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Urban Heritage
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Urban Skyloft
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Skyloft (1 Queen, 1 Single)
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
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Urban Heritage
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Kai?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Kai?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Kai has a car park that's close to the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Singapore with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Kai?

Hotel Kai does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Hotel Kai

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Food and shops are easily access."

    Lee

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    June 12, 2019

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Staff were friendly and helpful."

    Jacek

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    January 17, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Friendly and helpful staff too."

    Lee

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    June 12, 2019

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7.4/10
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18 sqm.
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Overall rating:
7.6
Very good
654 reviews
Cleanliness
7.7
Facilities
6.7
Location
8.6
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Good location, clean and value for money.
Katherine from Philippines
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More about Hotel Kai

More about Hotel Kai

Located just 200 meters from the City Hall Subway Station, Hotel Kai guarantees guests a pleasant stay in Singapore. With its convenient location, guests can easily access many main tourist destinations such as Bugis Junction, Suntec City, Raffles City, Marina Square, National Gallery, and Merlion Park, all within a five minutes' walk. All guestrooms feature modern amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort, such as comfortable beds and a cutting edge HDTV system with 26 cable channels. Additionally, the property offers an ultra-fast portable 4G Wi-Fi device on a first-come, first-served basis which you can stay connected anywhere in Singapore, a free use of bicycles on a first-come, first-served basis, and complimentary breakfast. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Hotel Kai.

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Housekeeping
37 mentions
Breakfast
18 mentions
Food & Dining
13 mentions
Internet
9 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"Super big balcony and amazing nightview!"

HuiJuan

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May 13, 2019

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Nearby restaurants

Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Argo Restaurant
10 m Asian, European, International
Shinryoku Yakitori Restaurant
20 m Asian, Japanese
Jai Thai Restaurant
20 m Asian, Thai
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
Chong Qing
180 m Chinese
Tian Tian Huo Guo
230 m Chinese
Fu Lin Men
380 m Chinese
Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine
Han Cuisine of Naniwa
200 m Japanese
Tsukiji SushiDai Singapore
650 m Japanese, Sushi
Yamagawa Japanese Restaurant
700 m Japanese, Sushi

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Cleanliness7.7
Facilities6.7
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality7.4
Service8.1
Value for money7.3
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9.0
Exceptional
Jay from Philippines
Solo traveler
Urban Cabin
Stayed 3 nights in June 2014

Everything in 5star hotel im a small room! ”

1. Excellent Staff service 2. Centrally located 3. Very comfy bed

I was completely blown away by Hotel Kai Singapore. The staff were genuine and friendly, the hotel was clean and the room i had was small but impressive with very comfortable bed. Singapore is so busy and bustling that it's nice to be able to step inside such a peaceful and wonderful boutique hotel and get a break from it all, after a long day of exploring singapore! The location is also ideal, bus station and MRT are few walks away from hotel Very closed to great shopping area and more. The main reason I swayed towards Hotel Kai during the booking process was all the positive reviews. I'm not disappointed! A good range, good service and extremely and professional hotel management and staff. I will definitely recommend this hotel to all my friends and share my "Small is MORE" experience.

Reviewed June 27, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Adam from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Urban Cabin
Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

Stylish hotel in a trendy area”

Comfortable, convenient and clean

While I was skeptical about the comfort level a small room can provide, I was extremely happy with my stay at Kai. As it has recently opened, the boutique property has the benefit of all-new fixtures & fittings and they've utilized space & technology perfectly. My 6sq.m. 'cabin' was the perfect fit for me and my suitcase. The room layout is well thought out and utilizes space functionally. The nicest touch for me was the adjustable bed, making watching the 20 free cable tv channels a comfortable treat. In a city where space is a luxury few can afford, Kai gives great value for money. Breakfast was good, staff were friendly and ever smiling. Decor is modern and stylish, with a swish cafe utilizing lots of shiny expensive equipment but without pretension. Pervis St is a great location from which to explore the city, splitting Little India, Chinatown, Orchard and the Marina perfectly, while at the same time giving easy access to the airport via the MRT. Kai also have free bicycle rental to explore the city as well as free internet. If I return to Singapore alone again, I'd certainly stay at Kai.

Reviewed June 13, 2014
8.4
Excellent
Charlotte from Singapore
Family with young children
Urban Bunk
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Worth it for a hotel in the city of Singapore”

It's a well maintained hotel which deserves more recognition than it probably gets. The rooms are small, very, very small. But comparing it to well known hotels which would've cost at least 3-4times more, Hotel Kai is very conveniently located in Bugis, with mere walking distance to the National Library and Bugis MRT. For it's price, it is definitely worth it. Keep in mind not all the rooms have a bar fridge, so if you need one, request for a room with a bar fridge upon or before check-in. Everything else is pretty well contained in a tiny space, and it serves it's purpose for a city boutique hotel.

Reviewed February 15, 2019

Dear Charlotte, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am glad you have enjoyed your stay with and also the location of the hotel. With your compliments, we will certainly be inspired to do even better and hope to be receiving you and your loved ones back with us. Till then take care.

Responded March 16, 2019
Hotel Kai
8.7
Excellent
CHRISTOPHER from Indonesia
Family with teens
Urban Bunk
Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

Small Is More!!”

Staff friendliness, amenities, and free modem.

I just stay in Kai yesterday from 16-18 September 2014 and I really satisfied with it. Let me give you the detailed pro and cons about the hotel. Cons: 1. Yes the room is very cramped, if you have claustrophobia you better reconsider staying here 2. I stay at the Urban bunk type, and for the person staying in the top bunk, the Air conditioning outlet is directly beside you, so its super freezing eventhough I already use the lowest fan speed and temperature 3. TV channel is not much, not even CNN or ESPN is there in the list. 4. Breakfast is very simple, only cereal, bread, fruit, and some other pastry type. Pros: 1. The lower bunk bed can be adjustable like those bed in hospital. 2. The location is good, surrounded by many mall and food place. 3. The amenities inside the room is complete, they even provide shaving cream and razor. 4. A lot of time the bath gel and shampoo inside a hotel is not well made, no matter how much you applied it will not foamy, Here the quality is good. 5. Got ironing tools inside the room, even a bluetooth speaker too. And here is the two super pros that I like about this hotel, which is first is the free modem they lend to you. Thanks to that I don't need to waste money buying Singapore simcard or use expensive data roaming on my phone. And secondly, the check-in time is 2 PM, we arrived there at 11:45 AM and they let us check-in already!! All the staff is extremely friendly, especially Mr. Sani, the one in the front desk. I will definitely be coming back here again in the future.

Reviewed September 19, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
adrian from Philippines
Business traveler
Urban Bunk
Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

great experience”

modern, new, great location

being a small hotel the service was very personal. the manager saw to it that we had everything we needed. we were there for the food hotel expo it was very convenient for business and leisure. the hotel was in between bugis green line station and city hall red line station. so your in a really nice neighborhood. although the rooms were small it was complete and had nice beds and pillows. our room had a double deck bed but each bed had its own l.e.d. tv. interiors of the hotel was modern design - had its own draft beer bar. we were told that they opened just 2 months ago. there are cheaper hotels nearby, i would not trade it for this hotel. i would be willing to pay additional to stay here again. also, they had a pocket wifi you can borrow -for free- ( but deposit of 150 sing dollars which they will return ) so we were connected to wifi most of the time. they were also very generous with water which was really a big thing to quench your thirst after walking in humid singapore.

Reviewed April 14, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Joana from Portugal
Family with young children
Urban Bunk
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

A cool compact cabin room! ”

Location; Compact, complete clean room, Friendly Staff

Our stay in Kai was seamless. The location is perfect: we walked from Queen St Bus station and were ale to explore Singapore efficiently as there are endless public transportation possibilities within a few blocks from the hotel. The room is very compact but all you need is there and is very clean. Breakfast was fair (not the Raffles spread) but correct for Singapore and staff were very friendly and accommodating. Loved the system of 'loaning' wi-fi routers so that you can have wi-fi all the time!

Reviewed March 10, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Bradley from United States
Solo traveler
Urban Studio
Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

Compact Rooms, Clean and Comfortable”

MiFI Rental, Value, Adjustable Bed

Singapore is expensive for hotels, no two ways about it. Hotel Kai gets around that with rooms that are not much bigger than the bed inside. But, the bed is very comfortable, the rooms are well thought out, the rooms were clean and the service was very good. They did a very good job of reducing the hotel room to what is necessary to be comfortable.

Reviewed October 14, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Jacob from Malaysia
Group
Urban Premier
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

A chic little gem”

Great location, comfortable rooms with all necessary amenities, execellent service

We stayed overnight in Kai Hotel for our one day transit in Singapore. It's centrally located near the City Hall MRT with 24 hour convenience stores and food shops around the corner.Excellent service, staff were friendly and helpful.Clean rooms which were small but very comfy and equipped with all the necessary amenities.Would not hesitate to stay there again .

Reviewed November 24, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Veronika from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Urban Cabin
Stayed 4 nights in June 2014

Great stay!”

Near MRT & bus stop, Friendly Staff, Good Location

I stayed in this hotel for a week. The room itself is new, clean, not too big (but enough) and you get free wifi in each room. Very good location, just 5 minutes walk to bugis junction and MRT, 2 mins walk too nearest bus stop. There's minimart, fast food restaurant, cafe, local restaurant nearby. The staff is very friendly and helpful, when I told them that the hot shower in my room wasn't working, they kindly offered to upgrade my room for free. The breakfast was great too! Will make sure to comeback again in the future. Thanks for your hospitality, Hotel Kai.

Reviewed July 08, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from Australia
Solo traveler
Urban Cabin
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Compact single cabin”

I stayed here for many reasons. Price was good and also included breakfast. This is a small hotel, so the breakfast buffet is accordingly, so I don't think there is reason to complain about it. There is eggs, cereal, sweets, fruit, yogurt, juices and coffee. What more do you want to start your day? Staff were fantastic, Location close to Bugis Station which makes getting around very easy! Wifi worked well, room is very compact but had all I needed, incl bathroom, tea and coffee and complimentary cookies. Convenient and would certainly stay again.

Reviewed July 30, 2017
7.6
Very good
Sean from Malaysia
Business traveler
Urban Studio
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

Excellent Location for Tourist”

Hotel Location is the BEST. At Day Time, That's Local Chain Coffee Shop "Killiney" just right in front of the Hotel, and that's Authentic Thai Food "Jai-Thai", Local Hainanese Chicken Rice "Jing Jing" just few door away from the Hotel. At Evening Time, that's few Karaoke Lounge and Pub located at the same street. Love Reading? National Library just at the end of the Street. Love Shopping? Bugis Junction Mall, Bugis + Mall, Bugis Street Market, just few hundred meter away, Love to visit Local Attraction, like Singapore Flyer, Merlion Park, Marina Bay Sand Hotel and Garden Of The Bay? By walking? No Problem? By Public Transport? 4 different Line Train station surrounded the Hotel, all just few hundred meter away. Love Food? Many Local Food surrounding the Hotel. Love Romance? Singapore MOST signature "Raffles Hotel" just after the street, and it being WELL KNOWN with it Signature Cocktail "Singapore Slings"

Reviewed May 15, 2017
8.4
Excellent
SIEW from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Urban Cabin
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

A gem in the city”

I booked online on the day itself and stayed a night at Hotel Kai in an urban cabin. Though only 6sqm, it was sufficient for a solo traveller. Bed was unique and very comfortable as it could be wound up at both ends, into sofa seating position or to suit sleeping styles. Very impressed with such a compact room with good use of space. Wide LCD TV on the wall at the end of the bed, A hairdryer, iron & ironing board, a tiny ledge for hanging small items, a flip down table and storage space, phone cables and speaker, with rain shower/basin/toilet section divided by a transparent glass. Good wifi connection in room. Sufficient breakfast with waffles, scrambled eggs, dried fruits, oranges & applies, fruit juices, coffee/tea. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Just a 5-min walk to the Raffles City & City Hall MRT, across the road from the National Library, with many eateries nearby. Would certainly stay again at this unique hotel/bar/bistro.

Reviewed May 05, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Hwei from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Urban Cabin
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

Small but is enough”

Stayed here for 3 nights as I wanted my own space and toilet at the best price possible without going through the hotel route. I overestimated the size of the room - bed is just right by the door! There was no windows so it's hard to tell time in the morning, but overall, it was a comfortable stay - the shower had good pressure. It's also great location - walking distance to Bugis with shops opening till late so you'll never go hungry. I would recommend staying here for solo travellers.

Reviewed August 01, 2018

Dear Hwei, Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. I am glad you were happy with our services and facilities during your stay. It has been our pleasure to have hosted you and I certainly look forward to welcoming you on your next trip to Singapore.

Responded August 22, 2018
Hotel Kai
9.7
Exceptional
Leslie from United States
Solo traveler
Urban Cabin
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Perfect Hotel for My Stay”

location, staff, price

This is my second review, as I stayed at the hotel 2 weeks earlier while in town. The rooms, while "cozy" had everything I needed including a great bed, in-room bathroom, many amenities. The room was very clean and comfortable. Staff was a highlight - very nice, friendly, attentive and efficient. Not sure if I'll be back in Singapore, but if/when I do go back, there is where I'll be staying.

Reviewed April 03, 2014
8.0
Excellent
RINA from Indonesia
Couple
Urban Bunk
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

cosy hotel”

Location, convenient, clean

This is the 2nd time i stay in kai, the stay is nice as the room is clean and cosy, kai room may be too small if you are travelling with big luggage and especially if u are fm the west and tall You may have difficulty moving about in the room. Location is perfect as the hotel is 5mins walk to city hall MRT, and it is near to Padang, the place that host Singapore national day parade SG50.

Reviewed August 17, 2015
8.4
Excellent
Tai from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Urban Cabin
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

So far So Good, Tiny Room”

So far it is a good experienced with Kai Hotels. Easy access to 4 different line of MRT. Friendly and polite staff. However, compare to other countries with limited space, like Japan or Hong Kong. The room is really too tiny, and room rates is slightly higher. However, it was still a pleasant stay and thank you very to Kai Hotel for the accommodation.

Reviewed March 21, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Viễn from Vietnam
Business traveler
Urban Studio
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Small but much more. Surely booking for next trip!”

Best experience ever! I was on short business trip and without the kindly, friendly and helpfully of the staffs here I may even don't take enough time to finish my tasks list. The breakfast quite simple but the apple juice was delicious. The room a little small but the decor very comfortable. The staffs never refuse to help with any of my request. Very thankful to Kai to make my trip easirer and more comfortable. Recommend for single/ couple/ group traveler.

Reviewed August 26, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
HuiJuan from Singapore
Couple
Sky Loft Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Hotel Kai”

Had a weekend staycation (Skyloft room). Super big balcony and amazing nightview! The bed and pillows were super comfy! The staffs were very friendly and nice! Will definitely recommend Hotel Kai to my friends. :)

Reviewed May 13, 2019

Dear HuiJuan, My team and I truly appreciate your heart-warming compliments. I am very glad to know the hotel had been perfect for your stay. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for your wonderful affirmation of what we do. And thus, this is certainly a reward for us. Can't wait to welcome you back once again. Till next visit, take care!

Responded June 01, 2019
Hotel Kai
7.7
Very good
Seok from Singapore
Couple
Urban Studio
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

Hotel Kai cozy stay”

Friendly staff members, cozy room and free bike loan

Seated within walking distance between city hall & bugis mrt stations, the venue of hotel is accessible and surrounded with good gourmet outlets. Staff members are warm and friendly. The room is clean and neat, though the space is limited, Hotel Kai optimize the space usage. a nice touch for making bicycles free to loan so that guests can have a ride around this authentic area.

Reviewed September 27, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Aidli from Singapore
Solo traveler
Urban Studio
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Beautiful, Compact & So Convenient”

Hotel Kai is a tiny boutique hotel that is totally a budget traveler's dream! The location is oh-so-central and the room is compact and comfortable. :-)

Reviewed October 01, 2018

Dear Aidli, My team and I truly appreciate your heart-warming compliments. I am very glad to know the hotel had been perfect for your stay. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for your wonderful affirmation of what we do. And thus, this is certainly a reward for us. Can't wait to welcome you back once again. Till next visit, take care !

Responded October 06, 2018
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