Singapore is one of the most modern cities in the world and is also perfect as a starting point for exploring other wonders of Southeast Asia, such as nearby Malaysia.
Her being so sophisticated has always intrigued me and I decided to visit her during a trip to Malaysia.
Unlike other countries in Asia and cities like Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok, Singapore is quite expensive, especially when it comes to hotels.
It is therefore essential choose the best area to stay in Singapore depending on the budget you have available. Fortunately, it will not be impossible to find areas with low cost structures.
The best areas to sleep in Singapore are: Orchard Road, Bugis, Colonial District, Clark Quay e Marina Bay.
The neighborhoods that offer cheaper accommodation are Little India e Chinatown.
Clark Quay, the district that extends along the river, is full of restaurants, pubs and clubs and is the best area to sleep in Singapore for those who do not want to move in the evening and prefer to stay in a lively area. It can be easily reached by subway, thanks to the Clark Quay stop.
Another nice area to stay in Singapore is Orchard Road, perfect location for travel thanks to the two metro stops Orchard e Somerset. Orchard Road is a long, tree-lined boulevard full of large shopping malls, a shopper's paradise. The area is also perfect for visiting Botanic gardens an immense natural oasis, not far from the shopping street.
Among the most fascinating, but also the most expensive areas of Singapore, there is Marina Bay, the bay formed by the mouth of the Singapore River. If your budget allows it, don't miss one of the luxurious hotels overlooking the bay. The most famous is certainly the Marina Bay Sands, the structure consists of an immense boat-shaped swimming pool resting on three skyscrapers.
Other central and well-connected areas for travel are two neighboring neighborhoods: Bugis and Colonial District. The first is where I stayed, a lively and characteristic area, known for the low cost shopping of the markets and the Bugis Junction shopping center.
The second is a particular mix of colonial-style buildings and shopping centers. Some Colonial District hotels also offer great views of the Marina Bay skyscrapers.
Finally, if you are looking for a particularly cheap hotel, you should find your way around areas such as Chinatown e Little India.
The recommended neighborhoods are all central, the important thing is to find a property near a subway station, which is the best way to get around Singapore. Also consider that taxis still cost less than ours.
RECOMMENDED HOTELS WHERE TO STAY IN SINGAPORE
Now that you have a clearer idea about the ideal area to stay in Singapore, you just have to choose the hotel for your stay.
Below you will find the best hotels I had selected before reaching Singapore.
The Quincy Hotel by Far East Hospitality
22 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228517, Singapore
For the value for money it is one of the best solutions to stay in Singapore. Also great is the central location 5 minutes walk from Orchard Road. Rooms neat and clean and equipped with every comfort. Friendly and professional staff, free and well-functioning wi-fi. To appreciate the many services included: minibar, laundry, light lunch, breakfast.
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Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, Singapore
Marina Bay Sands is one of the symbols of the city, the main attraction of the Marina. The hotel's highlight is its infinity pool with stunning views of the bay.
More than a hotel, it is a miniature city with restaurants, bars, casinos and a shopping mall.
The cost of Marina Bay Sands is high but the infinity pool experience is truly unique, to be done at least once in a lifetime.View Price on Booking
80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966, Singapore
High standard hotel conveniently located in the Bugis area, close to the Bugis Junction shopping center and metro station. Large, clean and comfortable rooms, good wi-fi connection.View Price on Booking
Park Regis Singapore
23 Merchant Road, Singapore 058268, Singapore
Good value for this hotel located in a great location for walking, walking distance from Clark Quay. The staff is friendly and helpful, the only flaw are the rooms that are not too large, but neat and clean.View Price on Booking
Hotel Clover 5 HongKong Street
5 Hongkong Street Hotel Clover 5 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059648, Singapore
A good low cost hotel in Singapore, the strengths are two: the location close to Clarke quay and at the metro stop; and the low cost compared to city standards.
The rooms, however, are very small, even if clean, it is difficult for two to move.View Price on Booking
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