In one of the world’s most expensive cities, finding a hotel that is centrally located, comfortable and reasonably priced doesn’t come easy. Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay defies that logic by offering affordable accommodation in one of the most convenient riverside locations – just a short walk from the Central Business District, Robertson Quay, Clarke Quay, China town, the impressive Marina Bay Sands and more. Here’s ten reasons why Singapore’s best budget hotel is the smartest choice for savvy travellers to Singapore:
1- The only Holiday Inn Express in Southeast Asia with a rooftop infinity pool
Not only is it the only Holiday Inn Express in Southeast Asia with a pool, but it’s a 40 meter rooftop infinity pool at that! The glass-walled rooftop pool has spectacular city views of the surrounding Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay area, making it the perfect spot for a daily dose of exercise. Guests who wish to take a more laid-back approach to their holiday can opt to have a relaxing soak in one of the rooftop Jacuzzis or sunbathe on one of the plentiful sun beds.
2- Prime Location
The hotel offers convenience like no other by being within walking distance of some of the best dining and nightlife options in the city. Right on the doorstep there’s the Singapore River with the newly revamped Quayside area, the infamous Hong Kong Street with world-renowned bar, 28 HongKong Street, one of the most authentic Dim Sum restaurants, Red Star, and much more. For those looking to explore a little further afield, Clarke Quay and Chinatown MRT stations are both just minutes away, offering easy access to top attractions like Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa, the Botanical Gardens and more.
3- 24-hour fitness centre with city views
With delicious food available wherever you go in Singapore, hitting the gym is essential. There’s no excuse to not go when staying at Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay as the hotel offers the convenience of having a fitness centre open 24 hours a day. The seventh floor gym boasts picturesque views of the surrounding city, for guests to enjoy while making use of a variety of premium equipment from treadmills to elliptical machines, stationary bikes, free weights and more.
4- All the in-room luxuries of a premium hotel
The modern rooms are bright and spacious, offering floor to ceiling windows. Each comes with the option to use blackout shades for those looking to have that extra hour of sleep on the high quality beds, which come with a pillow menu for fully customized comfort. All rooms include a coffee and tea maker with complimentary supplies and bottled water. The modern bathrooms come with separate walk-in hypnotizing rain showers, betraying all indications of “budget”.
5- Useful technology
Tourists on a budget will be pleased to find a fully-charged smartphone in each room. The phones can be used to make unlimited international calls and include complimentary hotspot to enable real-time sharing of holiday snaps on social media. Rooms are also equipped with an iPod docking station with clock radio, in-room heating, A/C Controls and a flatscreen TV with satellite TV for those looking to spend an evening in.
6- Catered to short-stay light-packers
Some good news for travellers with limited luggage space – each of the private bathrooms at Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay are equipped with full bathroom amenities, including a hairdryer, and come with plush hotel slippers. Pool towels are provided for those looking to indulge in rooftop relaxation, so guests can pack light for convenience.
7- Flawless service
Nothing beats being served and greeted by friendly staff the moment you walk into a hotel after a long day. True to the rave reviews on TripAdvisor, Holiday Inn’s housekeeping team continues to maintain its reputation of offering spotless rooms and facilities. The hotel’s front desk is happy to respond to any concerns or queries from guests, 24 hours a day.
8- Business-friendly amenities
Guests staying for business will enjoy the complimentary high-speed internet in all rooms, and access to a printer in the hotel. Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay’s 24 hour business centre and meeting room provide the most conducive environment for business travellers to catch up on work or have meetings, when not in the nearby Central Business District.
9- Breakfast to suit all types of travellers
A delicious continental all-you-can-eat breakfast is available everyday. Guests who opt for the Express Start Breakfast can enjoy a laid-back al fresco dining experience at the breakfast-only restaurant, Great Room, while those looking for a quick bite can opt to take their Grab & Go breakfast with them to make the most of their day in the city.
10- Weekend Staycation Package
Guests who check in on Thursday, Friday or Saturday are entitled to Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay’s weekend staycation package, which includes an early 12pm check-in, late 3pm check-out, free parking and a 10% discount at the Great Room bar those looking to unwind in style.
Detailed information about Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay can be found on their website (www.holidayinnexpress.com/clarkequay) and on the Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay Facebook page.