VIP Hotel offers budget and comfortable hotel rooms in a quiet residential area, nestled on Balmoral Crescent, but still close to the Orchard Road shopping and entertainment belt.
VIP Hotel is blessed with a short 10-minute walk to Newton MRT Station (NS21). From this train station, it’s just one stop to the bustling Orchard MRT Station (NS22) where exciting shopping awaits you.
The simple looking VIP Hotel does not have fanciful designer facade unlike the upscale hotels in Orchard Road. But it definitely stands out with convenient location, cheap and comfy rooms. Savvy shoppers will also generally go for cheap hotels near Orchard Road like the VIP Hotel so they can have a bigger shopping budget.
Travelers arriving from Changi Airport can take the train on Green Line, transfer at City Hall MRT Station (NS25/EW13) and alight at Newton MRT station in less than 50 minutes.
Orchard Road – The Famous Shopping Strip
Reaching Orchard Road from the budget VIP Hotel is fairly easy. You can either go by foot (25-30 minute walk) or take the direct train from Novena MRT Station and get off at the first stop which is the Orchard station. There are many delights to indulge in on Orchard Road so make sure to spend at least one day here.
ION Orchard shopping mall offers a shopping experience beyond comparison. It is considered by most to be the best shopping center in Singapore, with 8 levels of shopping space, a basement food court that offers a myriad of food choice, fine dining restaurants with celebrity chefs. A 218m super-tall observatory also awaits you where you can enjoy a 360° view of the city skyline.
ION Orchard also houses 6 mega-duplex stores from some of the most beloved brands in the world: Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Dior, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Ngee Ann City or Takashimaya shopping center is actually a prominent and imposing shopping mall that is as big as a city. There are seven levels of shopping and culinary delights, with major brands including names like Cartier, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Armani, and Dior, just to name a few. Here you will also find the Takashimaya department store by the famous Japanese retailer, which comprises of everything from fashion boutiques, children’s clothing, spas and beauty centers, and a Japanese-themed food hall.
DFS Galleria is a one-of-its-kind shopping haven located on Scotts Road, a short 20-minute walk from the VIP Hotel. It is the only shopping mall in town dedicated to duty free shopping. Impossible to miss with the reddish Avant-garde looking exterior, DFS Galleria brings tax free shopping experience to a new level. Comprising of three colossal halls; Beauty, Luxury, Fine Leather and Fashion, the DFS Galleria easily caters to all the shopper needs you can think of.
Singapore Botanic Gardens – Paradise in Concrete Jungle
Staying at VIP hotel can be a great advantage due to its proximity to the Botanic Gardens, a location that will mesmerize and excite all its visitors.
This oasis within the city is rated as one of Singapore’s best tourist attraction so make sure not to miss this one. From the hotel, the fastest way to reach the Singapore Botanic Gardens is by taxi, a 10-minute ride that costs less than US$5.
The National Orchid Garden, located deep within the Botanic Gardens, is a must visit place. This Orchid Garden has the most stunning collection of fauna and flora, as well as a paradise for those that love orchids. You can get lost in this luxurious orchid haven and taking lots of pictures is a definite must. The colors and exquisite orchid arrangement will surely take your breath away, so make sure to dedicate some time to exploring this rare tropical paradise.
Where to Eat
If you lazy to travel, the Balmoral Plaza nearby is home to many cafes dishing out affordable Asian and Western cuisine. The Spizza on ground floor is a quaint pizzeria that serves the thinnest crust pizza which is also finger-licking good.
Spacious Accommodation near Orchard Road
The budget VIP Hotel offers the best of everything: spacious and comfortable rooms, good positioning near Orchard Road, and a quiet location. VIP Hotel is also equipped with an outdoor pool with built-in Jacuzzi that is a rarity in budget hotels.
Rooms are from USD$120 – USD$140 per night at Agoda.com
All rooms of VIP Hotel are equipped with individual air-conditioning, attached shower, mini-fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, LCD TV, safe deposit box, and other amenities. Simple breakfast of coffee, cereals, eggs and toast are also served as a complimentary service. Wireless Internet access within room is available for less than US$3 per day.
Wireless Internet access (charges apply) is available in all the rooms.
- LCD TV with Cable Channels
- Safe Deposit Box
- Laundry / Dry Clean Service
- 24-Hour On Call Doctor
- Baby Sitting Service
- Business Center
Address: 5 Balmoral Crescent Singapore 259895
Contact number: +65 6235 4277
Hotel Website: www.viphotel.com.sg
Nearest MRT Station: Novena MRT Station (NS21)