Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay – Review

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay is the perfect choice if you are looking for a good value for money hotel, close to the main attractions of the city and with excellent service. I will break down the reasons why I loved my stay so much in the following review.

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1. Accessibility

Singapore has been on my bucket list for a long time and I just couldn’t wait to explore it. Therefore, I was looking for a hotel easily accessible by both taxi and public transport and with good connections with the rest of the city.

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay proved to be the best choice since I could get pretty much anywhere around the city by bus or subway. Also, I loved that the hotel was within walking distance of Chinatown and the Old Hill Police Station (one of the most colorful buildings in Singapore).

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Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay Hotel Review
Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay Hotel Review
Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay Hotel Review

2. A green and environmentally conscious hotel

The Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay Hotel surprised me with smart features that reduce carbon and the energy spent. Did you know that with every night spent at the hotel you save the equivalent power which can light up a typical fluorescent tub for 330 hours?

Also, the hotel’s architecture is designed in such a way to facilitate the natural ventilation of the corridors and allow natural sunlight in the hotel lobby.

Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay Singapore save the hippos campaign

Moreover, the hotel is committed to raising awareness about the endangered species of the world through the ‘Save the hippos’ campaign. I couldn’t help but notice the three funky hippos mascots – Hippy, Happy and Hoppy – around the hotel. If you would like to find out more about this project or donate, click here.

-> AWESOME things to do in Singapore:

  • Feel the adrenaline rush at Universal Studios Singapore – click here
  • Visit the famous Gardens by the Bay – click here
  • Learn about the marine life at the S.E.A Aquarium – click here

3. Reception & Staff

Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay Singapore reception

As soon as I entered the hotel, I fell in love with the simple yet practical design. The reception staff welcomed me with smiling faces and told me all the details about my stay and the facilities at the Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay Hotel.

4. Our room

If I could choose only two words to describe our room, they would be ‘smart’ and ‘comfortable’. Although not extremely spacious, the room was equipped with all the amenities for a great stay.

We had an iron, electric kettle, minibar, complimentary water, TV, air conditioning, work desk, mini-fridge, and great Wi-Fi. One thing that drew my attention was the ready to use Handy Smartphone offering unlimited local and international calls and mobile internet – it was a great add on to our stay.

Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay Singapore room interior

Also, the bed was super-comfy and I loved that we had both soft and firm pillows. Last but not least, the view from our floor-to-ceiling window was amazing – the Singapore skyline by night is simply breathtaking.

Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay Singapore bathroom interior

The bathroom has a modern yet simple design. It is equipped with a hairdryer, towels, and toiletries.

5. Breakfast

Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay Singapore breakfast cereals

Breakfast starts at 6 am and ends at 10.30 am which is perfect for both morning people and the ones who want to sleep more. In terms of food options, the Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay Hotel breakfast has a wide range of options: pastry, fruits, cereals, and international food.

I loved the Grab & Go service designed for the ones who are in a hurry. With this service, you can skip the queue and head straight to the Grab & Go counter where you can pick a beverage, muffin or fresh fruits.

-> AWESOME things to do in Singapore:

  • Feel the adrenaline rush at Universal Studios Singapore – click here
  • Visit the famous Gardens by the Bay – click here
  • Learn about the marine life at the S.E.A Aquarium – click here

6. Rooftop pool and terrace

Holiday Inn Express Singapore rooftop pool

With such a beautiful view over Singapore, it is a shame not to try the 40 m long rooftop pool at Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay Hotel. Unlike other hotels which have small pools just for relaxation, I loved that this pool was long enough for a good swim. If you just want to relax, you can always soak up some sun one of the sunbeds or you can try the jacuzzi.

7. Other facilities

Fitness room

Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay Singapore fitness room with stationary bicycles

Open 24/7 the gym is the perfect way to start your day. It is equipped with weights, treadmills, and bicycles and it has a great view of the city to keep you motivated.

Baker & Cook Kiosk

If you have a sweet tooth, the Baker & Cook Kiosk at Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay has everything you need. It is open from 8.30 am until 9 pm.

Laundry room

If you prefer to do the laundry by yourself, you can always use the self-service laundry room.

8. Book now!

We had a great stay at Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay and I would totally recommend this hotel if you are looking for an affordable place, with great service and close to the main attractions in Singapore.

If you would like to book your stay, click here.

May the travel bug bite you!

Disclaimer: I was welcomed at Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay as a guest. As always, all opinions are my own and they reflect my true, unbiased experience. This post contains affiliate links, at no extra cost to you.

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Aurelia Teslaru
Aurelia Teslaru

Aurelia Teslaru is a professional travel blogger and the writer behind Daily Travel Pill. With a 4-year experience as a travel writer and photographer, Aurelia only shares travel guides about destinations that she visited.

She has been to more than 40 countries during the past 10 years and aims to explore 50 countries before turning 30 years old. Aurelia is a digital nomad who transformed her passion for travel into a lifestyle. Read more about her here.

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