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Hotel Review: Hangout @Mt. Emily

It was my third time in Singapore and I was looking to visit new places and re-visit old ones, because for this trip, I traveled with my sister (it was her first time in Singapore).


Just like the name of the hotel, this accommodation provides perfect spots to just chill in and rest after a day of exploring Singapore. The common area is quite cozy, with plenty of seats and open spaces to connect with other travelers.

The common area also has computers for those who need to check emails, browse, update social media and other things they want to do online.

The coffee machine, water dispenser and oven are a definite plus for those who plan to stay longer.

Guests have another place to hangout in at the hotel, the rooftop provides excellent night views of the city.

The garden, chairs and tables were a nice touch for those who want fresh air instead of staying indoors while sharing stories or just getting away from the crowd.

There was a pool, but it was not deep enough for a swim, it was more for display.

Rating: 5/5


We were given a comfortable and spacious room. The beds were soft, perfect for resting and sleeping in.

For someone who works while traveling, having a table and desk in the room is a major plus. The wi-fi connection in the room was excellent. The toilet and bath were basic, but I'm not really complaining.

The room was quite big and with minimalist designs. The color combination was bright with white and a slew of light colors, making it look big. The design of the room also made it easier for light to enter. Our room also had a view of the city below. I don't really stay long in the room, I spend most of my time outside, but it was great to have a place to return to after a day of exploring.

Rating: 4/5

Dining Area

The dining area followed the same theme of the rooms, spacious and minimalist. There wasn't anything that was too in your face in terms of design. The hotel is nothing too fancy, but looks good, making it appealing to those traveling on a budget.

There are alcoholic drinks served for those who are looking for a night cap or just a drink to mellow down.

The buffet breakfast provided a variety of food such as bread, cereal, meat, omelettes and others for a hearty meal before exploring Singapore's attractions.

Rating: 4/5


As a boutique hotel, Hangout @Mt. Emily's staff is friendly and willing to help, but since it is more of a budget accommodation, expect to do a lot of things on your own. Make your own coffee and tea, and do your own laundry. The hotel's facilities and amenities allow you to enjoy your stay even without staff doing everything for you.

Rating: 4/5


The only thing I didn't like about Hangout was the location, it was on top of a hill, making it difficult to get to, especially if you're carrying a lot of bags. Once checked-in, it was still quite time consuming going up and down the hill or even the back way, even if the hotel is quite near everything you need (convenience stores, restaurants and the train station). I took a positive spin on this by thinking that it's exercise.

Rating: 3/5


The hotel also has dorm rooms for backpackers who want to meet fellow travelers and save money while traveling Singapore. The private rooms were good value for money and are at a competitive price relative to other hotels in the same category.

Rating: 3.5/5

Would I Recommend Hangout @Mt. Emily

Yes with reservations. The hotel provides a no-frills, minimalist and comfortable room for those looking for a good value stay in one of the most expensive countries in Asia. However, the location makes the hotel difficult to get to despite its central location, especially if you're carrying a lot of bags and if you aren't arriving or leaving by taxi or private car.

Contact Details

hangout @ mt. emily
10A Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228119
Phone: +65 6438 5588
Fax: +65 6339 6008
Email: enquiries@hangouthotels.com
Website: www.hangouthotels.com

*DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post but thoughts and opinions are my own.

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