The main word to say about this apartment is “but” – everything is ALMOST as it was described, BUT with some essential differences:
The flat is near MRT – yes, BUT MRT line is exactly under the windows of the room: the line is above the ground and the fence of the building lies just beneath the rails. If you are sensitive to sounds it can be very bothering (windows are not sound-protected).
The pool is amazing – BUT just 50 meters to the right they build a new skyscraper and building process goes on even on Sundays and public holidays.
As for the condominium itself – it’s very nice and modern.
We didn’t notice, if the sofa or blankets was small. BUT you’d better bring bedsheets with you or buy them, as the ones, given by the host, seems to be never washed or cleaned, as well, as the sofa itself.
The kitchen is also rather dirty, fatty and crowded (the Airbnb picture seems to be done before the first use of the kitchen). Ants run to and fro, trying to explore your food. Washing machine was very old and dirty, so I didn't use it for the fear to damage my things.
Internet was very unstable - sometimes even the most simple sites didn't load and the speed was low.
If you are active in the evening – that flat is not for you, as the host doesn’t like somebody “showering, eating, drinking and talking after 11.30 pm”. Ones he even turned me the light off and brought me out of the bathroom because of that. The reason: “In Asia it’s not normal”. Of course, I’ve just washed, without singing or shouting. Thanks to the Airbnb, that helped to solve the situation.
Be ready that the host will be visiting your room during your absence – to check you’ve turned off the conditioning or for something else.
Of course, if you are a backpacker or love hiking, scouting and camping - you may like staying in such an apartment.
ADDITION: making his review about us, Daniel allowed himself some strange suggestions - for example, about me and my mother being "racists" as we didn't speak to his partner Chin. Being hebrews, we are called so for the first time - I even think that his prejudices to us are connected with the fact and a person, calling others "racists" usually happens to be nazi himself. Or, may be, he is just a sexist. As he told before, we almost didn't speak to each of them - either Daniel, or Chin, without any inequality. By the way, Daniel himself advised us to contact with him by the Internet, but not face-to-face. Yes, we didn't expect a 5 star hotel - but even a very poor and economical flat can be clean. But Daniel thinks that longing for clean is a symptom of obsessive-compuslive behavior. As a psychologist, I can add, that living in such a dirty flat and kleptomania (taking blankets from Luftganza and spoons from Singapore Airlines) can be a symptom of schizophrenia - BUT as a specialist, I do not try to make a diagnosis so carelessly quickly.
It all worked fine, and was as i anticipated. I would go back again.
My 4 yr old and I were in Singapore for 4 days, 3 nights. Staying at Daniel's place was great because we really just went for access to a great pool. The room itself was small, but we didn't have much so this wasn't a problem. We are both pretty small so the sofa bed was fine. We almost never saw Daniel so it was kind of like our own place. He was very kind to pay COD for a package that arrived early for me. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and had a great time in Singapore...
The host canceled my reservation 120 days before arrival.
I stayed 2 nights at the room.
First check in was around 11:30 but Daniel is kind to pick me up at the nearest station.
The room is very good access to the MRT Red-hill station and bus stop. I used both a lot to reach the city center.
The size of room and a sofa-bed is suitable for 1 person.
Unfortunately, I had not time to use swimming pool... but it was so beautiful!!
WE enjoyed our stay.. Very clean...perfect location..Daniel was a great help...and we really enjoyed the fabulous pool...We recommend highly
My stay with Daniel overlapped with a deadline so my time there was a bit busy, but I found exactly what I was looking for - a clean, pleasant place with good internet, close to the MRT and friendly accommodating hosts. I even found something I wasn't, a modest little gymroom in the complex where I got to work off some stress when my deadline was done. Thanks for a pleasant stay!
We had a lovely time in Singapore. The flat is perfectly located for the MRT and Daniel was very flexible when our flight was delayed and we then had to leave at odd times.
Great sleep and lovely flat, thanks for the stay!
Awesome place to stay. Didn't really spend much time at home as was there on business. But they were super nice and super helpful. Totally recommended.
Daniel and Chin have a pretty convenient flat near central Singapore. Their place was very clean, and they were very flexible with my checkout arrangements. Will definitely stay again.
Daniel was very polite, and friendly. Recommended !
clean, orderly, respectful
Muy buen huésped. Limpio y educado. Lo volvería a hospedar.
Daniel and Chin were wonderful guests, always asked politely if they could use the fridge or whatever they needed without taking it for granted and left the place in great condition. They came in exhausted from a 13 hour flight, but we had a nice cup of coffee while they kept their smile. It was great. They are 2 fantastic people with positive attitude. Cheers and wish you all the best for the coming new year. I definitely do recommend having them as guest.