Park View Hotel
The Park View Hotel Singapore provides budget yet very comfortable accommodation for the business traveler and tourist alike. It is situated on Beach Road and less than a 10-minute walk from Bugis MRT Station (EW12).
Visitors arriving from Changi Airport can also just hop onto the MRT train (Green Line) and get to the hotel in less than 40-minute.
Transit visitors can also rejoice with the close proximity to Golden Mile Complex where one can book cheap express buses to Johor Bahru, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur and other parts of Malaysia.
Price – from US$90 per night.
A Tranquil Place to Read and Relax
Smack right in the middle of Bugis area and 5-minute walk from Park View Hotel is the modernistic 16-storey Singapore’s National Library building. It is a favorite relaxation place for the locals with its quiet environment, plentiful and comfy seats.
If you miss your country’s news, just head to the library basement where you can pickup current newspapers from countries like India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines, UK, USA, China, Taiwan, and other major foreign newspaper titles.
A little known hideout in the National Library building is the Retreat Garden on Level 10 which one can have a superb elevated view of the bustling Bugis area. This tranquil garden is a just the place to take a break from all the streets walking.
Curios, Arabian Cuisine and Magic Dragons
Park View Hotel is blessed with its close proximity to Singapore’s Arab Quarters where an alluring mix of old Malay traditions and modernity welcomes the first time visitors. Arab Quarters is less than 10-minute walk from Park View Hotel along the main Beach Road until one see Ophir Road, the perimeter of Arab Quarters.
Shopaholics can find a lot of interesting ethnic curios like intricately woven carpets, bewildering range of silks and glittering sequins, cutesy rattan handicrafts and traditional Malay costumes like Baju Kurung in this area. If ethnic stuff is not your cup of tea, then try out the limited one-of-a-kind fashion boutiques operated by up and coming local fashion designers.
After all the shopping, you can take a break at many of the Mediterranean, Arabian and Indian restaurants dotting the streets here. A well-loved place by both locals and visitors, serving cheap and tasty Briyanis and crispy Murtabaks is the Singapore Zam Zam restaurant at No. 697 North Bridge Road.
After a heavy lunch, one can take shelter from the hot afternoon sun at many of the cafes that offer Shisha. Shisa (aka Hookah) is smoking flavored tobacco passing through a weaving hose to cool down the smoke before inhalation – hence the name Magic Dragon.
You can end the evening by visiting the Malay Heritage Center where visitors can learn the full history about the Singapore Malays. The heritage center’s compound with the neat and nicely decorated gardens makes for a good evening stroll too.
Where to Shop and Eat
To load up on the cheap and latest electronics gadgets, look no further than Sim Lim Square, which is an easy 15-minute walk from Park View Hotel. At Sim Lim Square, tourists can bargain for the latest IT hardware and electronics ranging from digital cameras, LCD TVs, laptops, motherboards, hard-disks, memory cards, game consoles, Apple accessories and mobile phones.
High-street fashion brands like Guess, Levi’s, Mango, Uniqlo, Adidas, Aeropostale, Bershka, Celio and Calvin Klein are available at Bugis+ and Bugis Junction shopping malls. These two malls are just next to the Bugis MRT station and within 5-minute walk from the hotel.
Getting affordable local and international food has never been easier with Park View’s hotel excellent location. Straddling the hotel are rows of shop houses that house numerous Chinese-style hotpot buffet restaurants, chicken and duck rice cafes, casual Japanese restaurants and even an upmarket Italian restaurant, the Garibaldi Italian Restaurant and Bar at No. 36 Purvis Street.
Easy Access to Exhibition and Business Areas
Park View Hotel Singapore is blessed with extremely good city location that is less than 10-minute away from Tanjong Pagar and Raffles Place financial districts by direct train ride from Bugis MRT Station.
Business travelers whose destination is the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center need look no further for accommodation. The Sunctec Center which is an easy 15-minute stroll from this budget hotel doorstep is Singapore’s number one venue for conventions, exhibitions and meetings.
Each of Park View hotel’s 88 rooms is air conditioned and non-smoking, comes with breakfast and a safe deposit box. There is also a 24-hour front desk, laundry and airport transfer services are available upon request too.
Wireless Internet access (charges apply) is available in all the rooms
- TV with Cable Channels
- Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
- Mini Fridge
- Safe Deposit Box
- Cafe (inside the hotel)
Address: 81 Beach Road Singapore 189692
Contact number: +65 6338 8558
Hotel Website: www.parkview.com.sg
Nearest MRT Station: Bugis MRT Station (EW12)