When you are travelling, you want to save as much money as possible on accommodation, so that you have more to spend on sightseeing. Budget hotels in Little India Singapore offer great value for money for those who are on a shoestring budget. Not only do they let you save money, they also allow you very easy access to all the flavors of Little India.
There is so much to do in Little India, including getting a tour of the bustling bazaars, the spice stalls, the hawkers, the colorful saris as well as the gorgeous Indian jewelry. You will also find it very easy to travel to Orchard Road and Bugis Junction.
Here’s a list of budget hotels in Little India that give you great bang for your buck:
1. Sandpiper Hotel
Named after a migratory bird found in the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, the Sandpiper offers easy access to Chinatown and Arab Street as well as to Little India. Three categories of rooms are available, depending on your budget, all of which are equipped with free cable TV, hair-driers, safes, and Wi-Fi. It is owned and managed by a licensed psychotherapist, who has designed the place to be as relaxing as possible, including greenery as well as pastel shades to make your stay more welcoming.
2. Asphodel Inn
Located on Race Course Road, the Asphodel Hotel is one of the more functional, as opposed to luxurious, budget hotels in Little India Singapore. All 55 rooms are equipped with shower facilities, cable TV, air conditioning, a DVD player, as well as international dialing facilities. It also gives you access to the nearby Race Course Road and Perumal Road restaurants.
The Inn is also within walking distance of Mustafa Centre and Farrer Park MRT Station so that you can go wherever you want very conveniently. Other nearby attractions include Sakya Muni Buddhi Gaya Temple and Leong San See.
3. Soluxe Inn
Soluxe Inn takes budget accommodation to a whole new level. There are 40 rooms in this hotel, but they are tiny and cater to those guests who plan on exploring Singapore and would only want to come to their rooms to sleep at night. The Inn is walking distance of Little India MRT Station and the Verge Shopping Mall which means getting around is not really a hassle. The interior is well-maintained. You may be put off by the lack of onsite restaurants but the central location puts several interesting eateries within walking distance so it’s not really a huge problem.
4. Hotel 81 Elegance
The Hotel 81 Elegance is part of a budget chain, Hotel 81, located in various parts of Singapore. This particular hotel is located in Lavender, located on the northern ends of Little India. There are 120 guest rooms, with selected rooms offering broadband Internet and cable TV. It provides very convenient access to Eminent Plaza and Lavender Food Court, where you can find great food at extremely affordable prices. You only have to walk for about ten minutes to reach the MRT station at Lavender, or you can catch a bus on Laveder Street.
5. Perak Hotel
The Perak Hotel is one of the budget hotels in Little India Singapore that cater to mainly business visitors, and offers complimentary breakfast, a conference center and meeting rooms for this purpose. You can also rent out computers and laptops as well as use the Internet for an additional charge. All rooms are equipped with basic kitchen equipment and international dialing. Selected rooms even offer free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers convenient access to several attractions including Bugis Junction, Singapore Art Museum and War Memorial Park. If you want to see the rest of Singapore, Little India and BugisMRT stations are also close by.
6. Hotel 81 Dickson
This is another hotel from the Hotel 81 chain, that is located in Serangoon, giving you very convenient access to Sim Lim Square, Singapore National Library, Suntec City, and Raffles City as well as several restaurants in the area. The rooms are small and offer only basic amenities such as air conditioning and cable TV. You can get Internet access for an additional charge. It caters to travellers who have shoestring budgets, and the amenities are perfectly in line with the tariffs.
7. Hotel 81 Rochor
The Rochor is yet another hotel from the Hotel 81 chain, located on the intersection of Jalan Besar and Sungei Road. It is slightly better equipped than the Dickson, offering air conditioning, cable TV, telephone services and a mini bar in each room. It is within walking distance of Bugis Village and Sim Lim Square, with attractions such as Shaw Towers, Suntec City, Singapore National Library and Raffles City close by.
8. Aqueen Hotel, Lavender
As the name suggests, you’ll find the Aqeen on Lavender Street, right next to a hawker and walking distance from Mustafa Center and the Lavender MRT Station. Each room offers broadband Internet access, huge TVs, cable service, basic kitchen equipment and even bedroom slippers. A modest breakfast buffet is also included in your room charges.
9. Fragrance Hotel, Selegie
The Fragrance is another of the budget hotels in Little India Singapore which cater to those visitors who only want a place to sleep at night, and therefore you shouldn’t expect more than the basic services. It is located very close to Mustafa market, Orchard Road as well as the Little India MRT Station. The rooms may be small, but they do come equipped with cable TV access, broadband Internet, and laundry services.
10. Madras Hotel
You may be surprised to see the Madras mentioned here, since you may have heard that it is pricey. The reality is that budget options are available and you get what you pay for. The rooms are different sizes depending on the rates you are willing to pay, but all of them are very comfortable. You can avail additional facilities such as baggage storage, as well as an in-house tour guide for an additional fee. There are several galleries, cinemas, theaters and galleries close by for you to explore.
You will also be very close to several attractions including the Mustafa shopping mall and the Jalan Besar stadium. If you are here on business, you will find that this hotel is located very conveniently close to the Singapore business district as well.