The VIP Hotel Singapore your perfect budget holiday retreat
If youre looking for a centrally located budget hotel with comfy, clean and spacious rooms then the VIP Hotel may be just the place for you. It is situated in a fairly quiet residential area about 15 minutes drive from the Orchard Road shopping hub and 20 minutes from Singapores financial center. The hotel is the perfect base for both business and holiday makers travelling on a low to mid range budget who want to be close to the action, but not actually in it. For those wanting to get into town, theres a local MRT station about 15 minutes walk from the hotels entrance as well as several bus routes a few meters away.
Opened way back in 1973 the VIP hotel is actually a piece of Singapores history and though it has recently been renovated it still retains a little bit of its original retro charm. The hotels interior has a friendly atmosphere, with warm soft toned surfaces and plenty of natural light flooding in through the large windows giving off a cozy welcoming feel. There are 57 different styles of accommodation to choose from including 7 different variations of the standard, deluxe, executive and superior rooms as well as suites 1 and 2. Each room has been neatly made up and contains a variety of creature comforts to help visitors feel more at home; you can expect to find a wall mounted 32 inch LCD TV, a mix of local and international cable channels, tea and coffee making facilities, a desk with stationary, a mini fridge, a telephone with IDD, a digital safe and personal air-conditioning control.
The VIP Hotel also offers a number of entertainment and relaxation facilities for those warm lazy mid-day periods. In the center courtyard area there is a large freeform swimming pool designed for both adults and children; its surrounded by beautifully placed greenery and has an adjoining Jacuzzi. If youre looking for something even more relaxing then head over to the on-site spa, which offers a range of soothing massages and aromatherapy treatments to calm the body, mind and soul. Though there are internet hotspots available all over the hotel and within the rooms, but for those without a laptop computer the internet corner in the lobby area offers guests computer terminals with internet access.
In terms of dining there are several options located close to the hotel, such as the Balmorel Plaza which houses a selection of restaurants and fast food eateries. Alternatively the VIP Hotel has its very own European styled cafeteria that is open all day and serves up a number of popular local and western dishes at reasonable prices, including a special value-for-money 4 course meal set.
Overall the VIP Hotel offers an excellent selection of spacious rooms and facilities at low budget prices, perfect for travelers with limited holiday money. Though the hotel is situated slightly out from the city center, there is a nearby MRT station and plenty of bus routes that can connect you to the major areas in minutes.