Situated along Hamilton Road, Arcadia Hotel is an urban retreat with 36 rooms, a rooftop terrace and a café. True to its name, Arcadia Hotel is about providing its guests a simple, restful and unique experience. The name reflects the hotel’s philosophy of providing a peaceful and comfortable space away from the bustle of the city.
Our warm, friendly and attentive staff promises a pleasant and memorable stay for guests.
AMENITIES AND SERVICES
>> 24 Hours Front Desk
>> Hotel Café
>> Disability Access Rooms Available
>> Luggage Storage
>> Dry cleaning (additional charge)
>> Laundry (additional charge)
>> Sealy Posturepedic mattress with plush top
>> L’Occitance Bath amenities
>> 42″ High Definition LCD Television & Cable Channels
>> Complimentary Internet (both wired & wireless)
>> Individually Controlled Air-Conditioning
>> In-room Safe
>> Opulent Rainshower
>> Bath Tub (selected rooms)
>> In-room Mini Bar
>> Coffee and Tea making facilities
>> Complimentary Bottled Water
>> Hair Dryer
>> Iron & Ironing Board (upon request)
Guest to note:
No baby crib (infant) or rollaway / extra bed available
Jalan Besar was once a swampy and muddy village. With urbanisation emerging in the area, communities and culture developed with the introduction of new industries, housing developments and streets. In 1925, new streets were built on the former swamps of the Jalan Besar district.
The Municipal Committee later decided to name these reclaimed streets after First World War military heroes. Hamilton Road was named after Sir Ian Standish Hamilton, Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.
In 1930, J.M. Jackson, an English architect/engineer designed a row of six two storey shophouses (32 – 40 Hamilton Road) for owner Pana Noor Mohamed bin Pakir Mohamed. The Art Deco styled shophouses had a simple façade with well-proportioned windows, continuous windowsill and rectangular recessed panels. In the following year, the building plan was resubmitted to include another floor with roof terrace.
BUSINESSES ON HAMILTON ROAD
After the Second World War, car repair workshops and mechanics moved into Hamilton Road. The constant noise of grinding, hammering and hissing could be heard and sawdust, metal parts were lying on the greasy five-foot way. Not long after, some businesses moved out of Hamilton Road in the 1970s.
CONSERVATION OF JALAN BESAR (HAMILTON ROAD)
The area was first given conservation status in 1991 by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Till today, traces of the old charm of Jalan Besar can still be seen with hardware business and coffee shops occupying the five-foot way.
Source: National Heritage Board
Jalan Besar is now a stimulating mix of old, small-scale industries and new, young and eclectic cafes, restaurants, offices and shops.
Check out the various historical sites in Jalan Besar and other heritage trails like Little India and Kampong Glam. Embark on the Jubilee Walk, an eight-kilometre trail that connects the past, present and future elements of the Singapore story.
Located near Lavender and Bendemeer train stations, guests will find it easy to get to the bustling city via the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). Explore Singapore and visit places like the Singapore River, National Museum of Singapore, and National Gallery Singapore. Find a multiplicity of shopping at the Bugis Village, malls along Orchard Road and luxury flagship stores at the Marina Bay Sands Shoppes.