Value Score Great Value!
Good For Solo
Cheap and Cheerfull
Cheap, clean, not too far from the sights and friendly staff. What more can you desire in Singapore.
If it's luxury try the Raffles hotel at about £300 a night, if you are lucky you can get a promotional rate of about £150 a night. If that much will break the bank then try any of the Fragrance hotels from £25 a night.
Unique Quality: The rooms are basic but do have cable tv's and coffee making facilities, the staff will book taxis at no extra charge and point you in the right direction for all your tourist needs.
Nightly entertainment of watching the girls with umbrellas taking in short time boyfriends to the aptly named Happy Hotel which charges by the hour....
Directions: Geylang is towards the outer limits from central Singapore but within a good 30 - 45 minute walk or a cheap taxi ride away.
Clean budget hotel
we stay 4d/3n at this hotel. it's a budget hotel so it has small rooms, minimal services and no breakfast. wireless internet connection is there in the lobby with good connectivity or you can buy a prepaid internet card for your laptop in your room. staff are not very friendly but quite helpful. the mrt/subway terminal is within 10-15 min. walking but if you prefer taxi there's plenty in the area. night life is very lively! the hotel area just at the outer line of ex red district so we still can see some of those girls hanging around illegally, but the area is safe. we walked at midnight having no difficulties at all.
Unique Quality: pro: clean room, cheap, many food stalls around the area, nearby mrt/subway station, and you can have durian fruits in 5 mins walking!
con: very small room, no curtain in the bathroom.
recommended for adult, spouse and business traveller or those who looks for budget accommodation in expensive singapore.
Directions: just about in the corner of geylang road and lorong 6. mrt/subway station is kallang, green line, 3 stops to city center and to changi airport to the other end.
2 star hotel for about 100 SGD nett. Tiny room and more expensive than a B&B but the location was nice.
I have been asked why I am using a pic with the bed unmade. Truth is I probably will never stay here again. It served the purpose of a day use hotel my last day in Singapore and although it is clean, cheap enough and has a roof top pool there are other options in the event that I have need for such again.
Unique Quality: This hotel serves breakfast and has a roof top pool.
Best Value Hotel
I'm really satisfied with my stay in this hotel. I booked my room via internet thru asiarooms.com which is the cheapest way. Service is good. The room is always cleaned during the whole duration of my stay there. Room and bathroom size is ok. Shower is great coz of the strong pressure. I just find the bed a bit uncomfy coz of the plastic covering of the bed. Food is not a problem coz there's plenty near the hotel vicinity. Geylang, where the hotel is located is famous for its cheap and delicious food. The only drawback is the 15 minute walking distance from Kallang Mrt Station. I would still stay in this hotel on my next Singapore visit.
Unique Quality: Good value hotel.
Directions: 15 minute walk from Kallang MRT Station.
Cheap hotel for In-Transit/Budget travelers
Bare-bones but clean, helpful staff, and very very cheap. In Geylang/Joot Chiat areas, so perfect location for travelers who have one night and at least half a day in transit in Singapore.
Unique Quality: Near Geylang Serai and Joot Chiat area, great taste of Singapore for quick trips. Fragrance Hotels and Hotel 81s are both in the same area and seem to be about the same quality. East end of Singapore city, so easy/cheap to the airport.
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Singapore grand prix
did anyone go to the singapore grand prix this year? any tips regarding where to sit? or things to do unique to the grand prix weekend? or how about just things to do in the area? i have reservations for next year's race weekend.
Re: Singapore grand prix
I went to both this years event and last years as well.
Both times I sat in the Turn 1 Stand which is a good stand for viewing the events but not a great stand for photography. This stand is not usually in race ticket/accommadation packages. Some of the best photo areas are from the General Admission areas.
Last year I stayed on Sentosa ( Sentosa Resort and Spa) which was great but expensive. This year I stayed in Geylang at the Fragrance Emerald. In spite of the talk about Geylang ( red light district), I had no problems. The hotel was 50% occupied by race fans and cheap. It was clean and comfortable for the situation.
The neighborhood has plenty of food places and is 10mins walk from the Kallang-Gate 1 shuttle bus.
The one must -do during the weekend is to go up in Singapores Big Wheel, the Singapore Flyer. I did this last year on the Friday and there was no queue. A fair bit of entertainment is provided within the circuit on Stage. The stage behind my stand had Back Street Boys on Sat night and Chakha Khan on Sunday night. Outside the circuit F1 Rocks was staged in Canning Park. The headline act was Beyonce.
Feel free to email me for more info. Singapore is buzzing during the event and you will have a great time.
Re: Singapore grand prix
Hi! I would like to ask how to reserve ticket for the F1? and when is the next grand prix? I just went to SG like 3 weeks ago or a week before the grand prix. I had a good conversation with the taxi driver i rode going to the station for melacca. He told me that the best seat to view the prix is in the hotel room with a good view of the track. Is that better or still go for the seats?
Re: Singapore grand prix
Follows is the home page for Singapore F1
Follows is provisional schedule.
This year tickets were on sale over Easter.
The cost of a hotel room overlooking the track would be astronomical. Stick with the track.
My Turn 1 seat cost app. $1200 but general admission tickets cost far far less. The photography in these areas is better and I spent a lot of time in GA. And the food and drink is better and cheaper in the Padang as well.
Re: Singapore grand prix
great feedback wayne. i might be hitting you up for more info as next years gp nears. i got a hotel reserved based on the tenative dates. the conrad right near the track. im excited about that since, as you confirmed, the city is a bit of a party over the gp weekend. im hoping to get turn 1 or pit straight tickets despite their astronomical prices. ive been to a few other gp and inside info is proving to be critical.
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