Royal Plaza on Scotts Hotel, Singapore

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  1. Brettmcg

    Brettmcg Active Member

    Dec 12, 2006
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    Hi All,

    I have just made a booking at the Royal Plaza on Scotts in Singapore for a one night stay in November. I noticed that the stated price is then "subject to 10% service fee and prevailing taxes".

    Does anyone have experience at this hotel, and exactly how much am I likely to be up for in 'prevailing taxes'?

    Cheers,

    Brett
     

  2. serfty

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    Ah! Singapore - I first came across the dreaded +++.

    I think +++ comes out at 17.7%
     
  3. serfty

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    Here's a good link: Goods & Services Tax

    Code:
    For GST-registered hotel and F&B operators, GST is charged on the sum of:
    
        * The price of the goods and services; and
        * 10% service charge
    
    Example
    
            Food                                     $100.00
    
            10% Service Charge                        $10.00
    
                                                     $110.00
    
    
            7% GST                                     $7.70
    
    
            Total Price With GST                     $117.70
    There is also someing else referred to as CESS that may be payable. It is 1%, but I'm not sure how it gets applied in this case.
     
  4. superchris

    superchris Member

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    Brett,

    Go here to get opinions of this Hotel Royal Plaza on Scotts (Singapore, Singapore) - Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor
     
  5. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    The rate of cess decreased to 0% at the beginning of July.
     
  6. Evan

    Evan Established Member

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    Arrrhhh Singapore taxes !
    10% + 7% now. (Note until a couple of months ago was 10% + 1% +5%, not sure of order)

    I just wish more places would provide the inclusive price. And you would be supprised, some bars include GST and have no service charge and others are all +++

    E
     
  7. tuapekastar

    tuapekastar Established Member

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    So there was a cessation of the cess? Guess that means the cesspool won't be growing any bigger. :shock:

    (well, someone had to say it...:oops: )
     
  8. one9

    one9 Active Member

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    I have stayed here a couple of times. It is quite OK - nothing special though. The good is that it has free wifi and free soft drinks in minibar. Yes, you will be up for around 17% in +++
     
  9. sue_in_oz

    sue_in_oz Junior Member

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    Checked out from the Mandarin down the road on Monday - hotel charges were along the following lines

    Total amount without charges 100 (amount as per quote)
    Total service charge 10
    Total CESS 0
    Total GST 7.7
    Total amount with taxes 117.7

    HTH
    Sue
     
  10. serfty

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    So, Singapore is no longer a place for +++.

    It now must be +++
     
  11. chrisb

    chrisb Active Member

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    Yeah, I stayed there over Easter - Nice hotel, good location for walking down to Orchard Rd and the fresh juices at the restaurant were great. :)

    They were also really good in offering a (free) 4pm late checkout without us asking.


    Chrisb.
     
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