Being a budget conscious traveller has always put me in huge dilemmas! I am someone who enjoys the trip later but worries about the costs first. This is why I prefer booking my bus tickets from the comfort of my home or hotel from redbusrather than travelling all the way (waste of money) to the operator office! The operator mentioned that the drop off point would be the Golden Mile Complex and that is what made me look for some pocket friendly hotels in the vicinity!
Holiday Inn Singapore The hotel is centrally located in Singapore and is at a distance of just 700 metres from the Golden Mile Complex. The hotel is strategically located in the vicinity of some of the most major and significant landmarks of Singapore like the China Town, Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay. The unique thing about this hotel is that its 24 hours fitness centre is located on a rooftop unlike traditional hotels where the fitness centres are located on the ground level. You can view the magnificent skyline of Singapore while you work out almost in the sky. The hotel is also equipped with a 40-metre deep swimming pool. Each of the rooms are well air-conditioned and are equipped with 32 inch LED TVs. The hotel also has fast and free Wi-Fi access throughout its premises.
The moment you open the bedroom window you will get a magnificent view of the Marina Bay Sands, which is located just 2.6 kms away from the Holiday Inn Hotel. You will not have to walk a lot for shopping either as Orchard Road is in the vicinity of the Golden Mile Complex. Another striking feature of this hotel is that the swimming pool is made up of glass, which is located on the rooftop. The breakfast offered was excellent and surprisingly varied every day.
This hotel is always in high demand and I luckily booked a room through an online website. The rooms are categorised into four different ranges which are the twin room, the standard queen room, the double room and the standard twin room. The check-in time of this hotel is 2:00 pm and there are additional discounts when you are a group and are looking to book more than nine rooms. Other landmarks in the vicinity of this hotel is the State Court of Singapore, Universal Studios, Mustafa Center and the Marina Bay Sands Casino.
J8 Hotel The hotel is at a distance of 500 metres from the Golden Mile Complex and is one of the most affordable 5 star hotel. It is situated at Maude Road and is just a walking distance away from the Lavendar MRT Station. The City Square Mall and the Arab Street are located on the other side of the hotel. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and provides fast and free Wi-Fi access throughout the property. The room decor has nature-inspired wallpapers and the rooms are air-conditioned.
Other basic amenities like a personal safe, a flat screen TV, Mini Bar as well as a tea and coffee maker are also provided. The hotel has its own in-house restaurant where you can enjoy a tasty menu of local dishes as well as wide range of drinks. However, if you are in for international delicacy you might have to venture out of the hotel. If you are a shopaholic, you will be delighted to know that the hotel is just a kilometre away from shopping landmarks like Orchard Road and Little India.