Hotels near Singapore Zoo and Night Safari

Singapore Zoo Entrance

The Singapore Zoo is one of the top most visited attractions in Singapore. The Night Safari and River Safari parks are also located in the same Mandai area and within walking distance to each other.

Looking for budget hotels near Singapore Zoo and Night Safari in Mandai area?

Checkout the selected hotels below based on their affordable room rates, proximity and transport accessibility to the Singapore Zoo.

Travel instructions are also included for each hotel on how to get to the Singapore Zoo using MRT trains, buses and taxis.

1. Value Hotel Thomson

Value Hotel Thomson Superior Double Room

Value Hotel Thomson – a budget hotel below US$100 in Balestier area. Just 20-min by taxi to the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari.

Looking for a hotel below US$100 per night?

Value Hotel Thomson is that budget hotel you are looking for.

Getting to the zoo by public transport is very convenient as Value Hotel Thomson is a short 10-12 min walk to nearby Novena MRT train station. Else for more comfort, take a 20-min taxi ride from hotel to the zoo. And for those who like to shop, Orchard Road is just 2-stops from Novena station!

Being a budget hotel, the rooms here are furnished with practical amenities like free WiFi, en-suite shower, safe deposit box and complimentary beverages. If you like to workout or get a nice golden tan, a gym and outdoor pool overlooking the city skyline awaits you…

By the way, did we mention just round the corner from Value Hotel Thomson are a bevy of famous local eateries such as Boon Tong Kee (Chicken Rice), Founders Bak Ku Teh (Pork Ribs Soup) and Whampoa Keng (Fish Head Steamboat)?

Rooms start from US$79.
Check room availability at Agoda.com or Booking.com.

How to get to Singapore Zoo from Value Hotel Thomson:

  1. Walk to Novena (NS20) MRT train station or take buses from the bus-stop (3-min walk from hotel) on Thomson Road. Most buses will go to Novena station.
  2. From Novena MRT, take train towards Ang Mo Kio (NS16) MRT station and alight there. Train journey duration is under 15-min.
  3. Walk to Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange (via underground into a mall) and take Bus Service No. 138.
  4. Bus No. 138 is a looping service that stops right outside the zoo. Total bus journey is about 40-min.

2. Days Hotel Singapore At Zhongshan Park

Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park Guestroom

Days Hotel Singapore – a cozy room that comes with a plushy Serta mattress for you to relax in after a fun-filled day at the Singapore Zoo.

Reasonable room rates? Checked.

Free WiFi? Checked.

Good customer service? Checked.

The Days Hotel Singapore is a 3-star economy-tier hotel operated by Wyndam Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company. Naturally, you can expect topnotch customer service and well-appointed room amenities.

As can be seen in the photo above, you get to stay in cozy guestrooms equipped with LCD TV with cable channels, Serta mattress, free WiFi, safe deposit box, work desk, iPod docking station, mini-fridge and complimentary beverages.

You also get to enjoy free shuttle service provided by the hotel to Novena MRT train station where you can take a train followed by a bus to Singapore zoo. If this sounds too much of a hassle, there is always the 20-min taxi-ride.

Rooms start from US$120.
Check room availability at Agoda.com or Booking.com.

Getting to Singapore Zoo:

  1. Take free shuttle bus from Days Hotel Singapore to Novena (NS20) MRT train station.
  2. From Novena MRT, take train towards Ang Mo Kio (NS16) MRT station and alight there. Train journey duration is about 12-min.
  3. Walk to Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange (via underground into a mall) and take Bus Service No. 138.
  4. Bus No. 138 stops right outside Singapore Zoo and whole journey lasts about 40-min.

3. Ibis Hotel Singapore Novena

Ibis Singapore Novena Hotel Guestroom

Ibis Hotel Singapore Novena – Standard Room Ibis Hotel Singapore Novena – a warm and comfy Scandinavian-inspired room with amenities like free WiFi and LCD TV with cable channels.

If Days Hotel Singapore (above) is fully booked, your next best choice would be this Ibis Hotel Singapore Novena along same Balestier Road.

This budget 3-star Ibis hotel is operated under Accor, another well-known international hotel chain. As guests, you can expect efficient hospitality, modern and comfortable rooms, good amenities, and all for at reasonable rates.

You get to enjoy free shuttle service to nearest Novena (NS20) MRT train station as well as to Orchard Road shopping strip. Else it’s just 10-15 min walk to the train station.

Besides easy access to public transport, the Ibis Hotel Singapore Novena is a stone-throw from the Whampoa Food Center (90 Whampoa Drive), a hawker center famous for local’s all-time favorites such as Rojak and Fried Oyster Omelette.

Rooms are decked out in Scandinavian-style decor featuring timber flooring, 3 meter high ceiling and large bay windows. All rooms come with free WiFi, LCD TV with cable channels, safe deposit box and tea/coffee making facility. And for those who don’t like to walk, there’s an in-house restaurant serving international cuisine.

Rooms start from US$109.
Check room availability at Agoda.com or Booking.com.

From Ibis Hotel Singapore Novena to Singapore Zoo:

  1. Take free shuttle bus from Ibis Hotel to Novena (NS20) MRT train station.
  2. From Novena MRT, take train towards Ang Mo Kio (NS16) and alight there. Whole train journey lasts about 12-min.
  3. Walk to Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange (via underground into a mall) and take Bus Service No. 138.
  4. Journey on bus No. 138 lasts about 40-min and it stops right outside the zoo.

4. Orchid Country Club Hotel

Orchid Country Club Singapore Deluxe Room

A spacious Deluxe Room with amenities such as free WiFi, LCD TV with cable channels, and hotel facilities like swimming pool, golf course, tennis, bowling, restaurants and supermarket.

Dislike the hustle and bustle of the city?

How about having a refreshing stay in a tropical retreat resort that is near the Singapore Zoo?

The Orchid Country Club Hotel is a comforting sanctuary that is surrounded by picturesque golf courses and a 15-hectare Upper Seletar Reservoir Park. And the Singapore Zoo is just a 15-min taxi ride from the hotel.

All the 75 units of resort-style rooms here are spacious (44 sqm) and come with a private balcony overlooking the golf course. Besides being tastefully furnished, all rooms are equipped with flat-screen TV with cable channels, WiFi internet access, safe deposit box, key card access and complimentary beverages.

If you are not in the mood to perfect your “Tiger Woods” swing, you can take a dip in the Olympic pool or have some fun-time with your family doing archery, paintball or bowling.

Rooms start from US$129.
Check room availability at Agoda.com or Booking.com.

Getting to Singapore Zoo:

  1. Take free shuttle bus from Orchid Country Club to Yishun (NS13) MRT train station.
  2. From Yishun MRT, take train towards Ang Mo Kio (NS16) MRT station and alight there. Train journey duration is about 10-min.
  3. Walk to Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange (via underground into a mall) and take Bus Service No. 138.
  4. The bus stops right outside the zoo and whole journey duration is about 40-min.