Three Places to stay in Singapore

Singapore is a vast, tiny, island nation surrounded by many places to go, which makes Singapore a welcome jumping-off point or a destination in its own right. There are a myriad of hotels which you can stay, here are three different hotels which will set your stay up for success.

Singapore Laneway

The Scarlet Hotel

Located just outside Chinatown, this boutique hotel offers small rooms, but great location. Located next to the Maxwell Food Centre – a quite wonderful hawker mart where there are many stalls to eat from. The rooms are quirky, with the hotel trying to fit rooms within a row of historic townhouses, and on the smallish-side. A bit more on the boutique hotel side of the equation, the hotel will arrange cars and has excellent desk staff. You are close enough to walk to the CBD, but are still about a 6-10 minute walk to the MRT. The close location to the CBD and food is the key feature of this hotel

The Scarlet Hotel
33 Erskine Road Singapore 069333
+65 6511 3333

Holiday Inn Express Orchard Road – Quick and Easy

Holiday Inn Express is a newcomer to Asia, and while it is not a full-service hotel (no room service or bell boy) it is well located just off Orchard Road. This hotel is brand new, and is tucked one short block from Orchard Road, so you get all the positives of Orchard Road without the noise of the street. Across the street is Paragon Mall and the MRT Orchard Road stop is a 8-10 minute walk from the hotel. The rooms are cozy (smallish) but contain a queen sized bed, free wifi, and free breakfast. This is a no-frills hotel, where you don’t need to be afraid of contacting a disease.

If you plan on being out of the hotel, and only want breakfast and free wifi, this hotel is for you.

Holiday Inn Express Orchard Road
20 Bideford Rd, Singapore 229921 ‎
+65 6690 3199
Singapore HDB flats

The Quincy – A place for business

The Quincy is located in the Mount Elizabeth area of Singapore, off Orchard Road. Further away from the crowds of Orchard Road than the Holiday Inn Express, this hotel offers a great balance of breakfast, free wifi, amenities, and room size which make it a great place to stay for business. If you are staying in Singapore for business, then I would suggest this hotel – you are close enough to the CBD but far enough away to not feel like all you are doing is working and not seeing any part of the city.

The rooms are well-sized, with a king sized bed and full black-out shades on the window provide the key ingredients for a good night sleep. The downstairs public space offers free breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the latter meals being really only good for snacks before you venture out on the town. But the hotel also offers a slim menu of food which will be delivered to your room. Extra perks are nice for business travelers include two free articles of clothing cleaned per day.

Quincy Hotel
22 Mt Elizabeth, Singapore 228517 ‎
+65 6738 5888