By Kiana Koh
Let’s cut to the chase; Singapore is expensive to live in, as well as to visit. It isn’t wrong to want to spend a little less money, but I think you shouldn’t compromise comfort and safety! So here are a list of hotels that are still pleasing to the eye and good for your bank account!
For solo travelers, or anyone who prefers something a little more minimalistic and basic, these 3 boutique hotels; Mayo Inn, Lloyd’s Inn and Venue Hotel are for you!
This is a very basic hotel that offers comfort in 3 different styles of rooms. The rooms have distinctive features that will make you feel as if you are in a different place altogether. There is the Western, Japanese and Suites/Rooftop Terrace.
The Western styled rooms are kept simple yet elegant, the Japanese styled rooms are very classic and similar to the types you will see in Japan, just brighter and more aesthetically pleasing. These two styles are more for couples or friends traveling together as the sizes are for only 2 people. The Suites/Rooftop Terrace are bigger than the Western and Japanese styled rooms so if you’re traveling with a child it would be best to reserve the Suites/Rooftop Terrace. Note: Mayo Inn Hotel is close to the MRT (Mass Rapid Transportation), so exploring Singapore is really easy from there!
Mayo Inn located at: 9 Jalan Besar, 208786.
Is a popular choice amongst teenagers/young adults who are looking for a short staycation and to get away from all the hustle and bustle of Singapore. It’s a pretty sleek hotel that has a rooftop terrace and a wading pool! Other advantages include free wifi and complimentary breakfast! There are 8 types of room, each with a nature theme and all come with ensuite bathroom, full length mirror and clothes rack! Time to update instagram with your #ootd! The 8 different rooms at Lloyd’s are: The Standard, The Reading, The Garden, Big Garden, The Business, The Skyroom, The Patio and Big Skyroom. Each room is suited for different travelers! So if you are someone that is focused on essentials, The Standard room would be a good fit as it provides the basic comfort and needs. For prices and more information, look out for their websites below!
Lloyd’s Inn located at: 2 Lloyd Road, 239091
A contemporary hotel with stylish rooms that is situated in a cosy environment. The hotel has a modern Peranakan styled interior that has a fashion of old and new, which makes it particularly refreshing. Venue Hotel has 7 categories of rooms and all the rooms are equipped with complimentary wifi, local calls, mini fridge, cable TV and hair dryer! Rooms at Venue Hotel include: Superior Double, Superior Twin, Standard Double, Standard Twin, Premier, Deluxe and Family. Something worth noting is the Premier room where you will get to enjoy the experience of an open concept bathtub. If you are family on vacation, you will want to check out the Family Room which all its generous space!
Venue Hotel located at: 305 Joo Chiat Road, 427556
The last 2 hotels are more luxurious hotels for travellers that just want to kick back relax, and make full use of the hotels amenities.
A refreshing landmark that offers stylish yet comfortable accommodations. It’s a perfect choice for business travelers to unwind and relax. All rooms are equipped with free high speed internet access, posturepedic mattress for a good night’s rest and many more! With 5 different rooms to choose from, travellers will definitely be spoiled for choices as each of these rooms have very different layouts and are cozy havens that aim to give you the best! The 5 rooms are the Dorsett Room, the Deluxe Room, the Balcony Room, the Splash Room and the Loft Room.
Dorsett Singapore Hotel located at: 333 New Bridge Road, 839909
Offers modern studio-concept guest rooms, 2 restaurants, an outdoor lap pool and a gym. All rooms feature complimentary wifi, access to digital newspapers, cable TV and much more. As mentioned earlier, Park Regis Hotel has a lap pool that spans 25 metres, that is set next to a cascading water feature! If you are someone that is into playing golf, a nine-hole and eighteen-hole golf course and driving range is just about 10-15 minutes away from the hotel! For business travellers, Park Regis also has a well-equipped new meeting room that is available for rental, to hold your event or conference within the hotel! Isn’t that convenient?
Park Regis Hotel located at: 23 Merchant Road, 058268.
All picture credits to the individual websites.
So these are the 5 hotels in Singapore that are worth your money. Not to say that other hotels aren’t worth it though! These are just hotels that are affordable yet comfortable and luxurious. I do hope that many will find this list useful! All other informations can be found on the hotels websites, which I linked above.