I tend to take Singapore Airlines whenever I can’t fly directly to my destination via local airlines, which is why I often find myself in Singapore. In the past year alone, I ended up in ‘the Lion City’ 7 times — all on short trips!
Selecting a place to stay in Singapore for a quick stopover can be quite overwhelming. You’ll find practically every international hotel chain in this tiny island city-state as well as a number of wonderful boutique hotels. I, for one, have tried different hotels during my various visits to Singapore in recent years and have narrowed down my favorites to the following reasonably priced hotels:
Less than 12 Hours
Aerotel Airport Transit Hotel
If you find yourself stuck in Changi Airport at ungodly hours and need a place to sleep, I highly recommend checking in at the newly opened Aerotel Airport Transit Hotel.
Located on Level 3 in Terminal 1 (near Gate D41) and open 24 hours a day, this hotel is a quiet and relaxing hideaway from the chaos of ‘the World’s #1 Airport’. It offers not just comfortable rooms and clean bathrooms but also an outdoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a poolside bar, a fitness corner and a library lounge! So yes, you’ll get a one-of-a-kind airport experience here but at an affordable budget! What more can you ask for?
To book a stay at Aerotel Airport Transit Hotel, click here.
More than 12 Hours
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway
This hotel is located right on top of the Somerset MRT Station and Orchardgateway, my favorite mall in Orchard Road, giving guests easy access to the top places for dining, partying and shopping in Singapore.
The best part about this hotel — its 47-meter infinity pool! Located at the hotel’s rooftop, it’ll give you fantastic city views (enough to rival Marina Bay Sands minus the outrageous price) as well as a place to unwind after a long day of shopping and eating!
To book a stay at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway, click here.
Another gorgeous boutique hotel (which actually looks more like a house) near the Somerset MRT Station is Lloyd’s Inn. I immediately fell in love with this hotel because I’m a sucker for lush foliage, clean lines, minimalist elegance and monochromatic decor. With only 34 guest rooms, you’ll have to book in advance. But trust me, it’ll be so worth it!
To book a stay at Lloyd’s Inn, click here.