The Bayview Hotel (formerly known as City Bayview Hotel) is a popular business hotel strategically located in downtown Bugis district with Orchard Road shopping belt nearby.
Bayview Hotel is blessed to be within walking distance to Dhoby Ghaut Interchange MRT Station (NS24/NE6/CC1) that will bring guests to shopping centers in Orchard Road. Another train station, the Bras Basah MRT Station (CC2) that will bring hotel guests to Esplanade, Marina Bay Sands and Marina Gardens by The Bay, is less than 5-minute walk away.
Price – from US$140 per night.
Bayview Hotel is a good alternative to the upscale Orchard Road hotels with its affordable rates and well-appointed rooms. It also straddles the exciting Bugis district and museums enclave that allows guests a glimpse into Singapore’s history and arts scene.
Travelers arriving at Changi Airport, you can take the public train transport from Changi Airport MRT Station (CG2) and be in your hotel room in less than an hour (alight at Bras Basah station).
Prelude to Shopping – Visit New and Old Museums
Start the day by enriching yourself with historical transformation of Singapore and appreciation of modern Asian arts – it would help lighten your mood for a better shopping experience later.
First museum to visit will be the iconic National Museum of Singapore, a classic Renaissance building topped with a large dome. Visitors can step back into time and learn how Singapore evolved from a small sleepy fishing village to the bustling metropolitan it is today. The Singapore National Museum is at located at the end of Bencoolen Road, after Singapore Management University.
Next museum stop will be the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) located just outside the Bras Basah MRT Station. Over at SAM, converted from a 19th century mission school, visitors can indulge over 7,000 pieces of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks.
If you want to allocate more time for shopping, then the National Museum of Singapore is the only museum to go. Do take advantage of free guided tours for a breeze through the city state’s illustrious history.
Best of Orchard Road Shopping Beckons
For first time comers and seasoned visitors of Orchard Road alike, the shopping excitement of Orchard Road renews itself every time you visit its grandiose shopping malls. The stunning architecture, the high-tech innovations, the massive-sized flagship stores, and the designer boutiques are enough to stimulate the imagination of any visitor.
At the heart of Orchard Road, you will find Takashimaya Shopping Center, anchored by the leading Japanese retailer with the same name. This mall enjoys being in a class of its own, with all the luxury brands, designer boutiques, famous food brands and restaurants, spa and wellness facilities, all in one shopping center. There is also a massive bookstore with Japanese origins stocking the largest collection of manga (anime) and Cosplay fashion magazines one can find in the city.
Orchard Central is one of the newest additions to the shopping scene of Orchard Road, and also the tallest vertical mall in the city. This modern and trendy architectural jewel made the Orchard Road experience more vibrant and fresh. Orchard Central stands out for having numerous local designer boutiques and indie fashion stores, selling mostly one-of-a-kind and kooky fashion items.
On the top two levels of Orchard Central shopping mall, guests can enjoy the Roof Garden with big trees, garden walls, orchids, and ponds. This is the perfect environment for dining or for enjoying a cocktail while admiring the impressive view of the city.
Where to Get Cheap Food and Entertainment
Straddling Bayview Hotel are a number of coffee shops serving cheap and good local delights. The more popular one will be Kopitiam, a 24-hour and air-conditioned food court just beside Bayview Hotel. The Kopitiam has many stalls dishing out local favorites like Chicken Rice, Curry Chicken, Wanton Noodles, Nasi Padang and Roti Prata (Indian pancake).
If you can’t sleep, just pop over to The Cathay Cineplex at Handy Road, a short 7-minute walk from Hotel Bayview. Catch the latest blockbuster at almost any time of the day, and at just US$10 per movie ticket. This state-of-the-art cinema complex is equipped with the plushest armchairs, sharpest digital projection and best Dolby Surround Digital sound system for an immersive cinematic enjoyment.
Modern Hotel in the Heart of Singapore
Bayview Hotel is one of the best options that any traveler can choose from, due to its proximity to Orchard Road and historical places of interest. Its affordable room rates also make it perfect for family travel, vacations, and business stays.
All the 131 rooms of Bayview Hotel are equipped with attached bathroom, Cable TV, broadband Internet access and safe deposit box. Various meeting rooms fully equipped with projectors, whiteboard and audio/video equipment are available for business delegates. Bayview Hotel also comes with rooftop pool overseeing the city surrounding.
Free LAN (wired) Internet access is available in all the rooms while Lobby area is free Wi-Fi.
- TV with Cable TV Channels
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee / Tea Making Facilities
- Laundry Service / Dry Cleaning
- Safe Deposit Box
- Business Center
- Meeting Facilities
- Sauna and Fitness Room
Address: 30 Bencoolen Street Singapore 189621
Contact number: +65 6337 2882
Hotel Website: www.bayviewhotels.com/singapore
Nearest MRT Stations:
1) Bras Basah MRT Station (CC2), 3-minute walk from Bayview Hotel
2) Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station (NS24/NE6/CC1), 10-minute walk from Bayview Hotel
For directions to Gardens by The Bay, please visit How to Get to Gardens by The Bay for detailed instructions.