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Discovering Katong: Staycation Review @ Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong

Katong has come a long way from its early days when it was filled with coconut plantations. While these plantations have since become a story of the past, Katong has continued to thrive as a vibrant neighbourhood filled with the charm of Peranakan culture. Pre-war shophouses, colonial bungalows, hip cafes, many culinary choices and exciting hotel accommodations are what you can expect to experience in this tourist attraction.

We had our staycation at newly-opened Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong and here’s our review:

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong

Nestled in the heart of Katong and Joo Chiat district, this 451-room Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong is newly-opened! Built to cater to value-conscious travellers who want affordable accommodation, this hotel offers a perfect respite after a busy day of exploring city.

We arrived at the hotel lobby and were served by the friendly and hospitable staff.

Visitor Information booth.

Spacious indoor area for hotel guests to chill out.

More chill out spots at the outdoors too.

Hotel Rooms

There were 4 of us and our stay was made even more pleasant with the addition of connecting room.

While the rooms are relatively smaller, we were fine with it as each room was filled with the necessities to make our stay a pleasant one.

A great night’s sleep can’t be completed without a comfortable bed. We were pleased that Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong has catered to this need nicely. Our bed was comfortable and there were choices of soft and firm pillows.

Hey, a cute little corner at the side of the bed for you to chill out 🙂


The bathroom was certainly clean and well-maintained. Towels and soap were sufficiently supplied. Guessed our only gripe was that iron was not found in the room.

The shower gave good pressure as well.

A wind down spot – beverage making.

It was a lovely touch by the hotel to introduce Smart TV in the rooms. While the hotel may not have a swimming pool, we were well-entertained by their Smart TV and the attractions in the vicinity.

Amenities and Facilities

Hotel Inn Express Singapore Katong offers no-frills amenities and facilities for its hotel guests. They include a fitness centre, self-service business centre, a meeting room, a laundry room, free and fast Wi-Fi, Free Express Start Breakfast or a Grab & Go option.

Self Service Business Centre with iMac desktop stations for guests to use.

If you have little cravings, the hotel also offers Grab & Go option.

Free Breakfast

Good morning, let’s head to the Great Room for our free Express Start breakfast. The selection of breakfast includes carrot cake, baked beans, sausages, scrambled egg, pastries as such.

We were particularly fascinated by this beverage machine. Very cute!

Nearby Attractions

Nothing beats staying in a hotel that offers strategic convenience for everyone. Let’s take a look at what’s in store in this great location:

Take a dip in the waters and explore East Coast Park. You can read our blog on 10 kids friendly activities at Big Splash here.

Embark on an adventure in Marine Parade with heritage trail. Read our blog on exploring the Joo Chiat / Katong famous architectural attractions here.

In mood for shopping? Do you know there are no lack of shopping centres in Katong. Read our blog on 12 shopping centres that shape Katong here.

Parkway Parade Shopping Centre
I12 Shopping Centre. Located next to Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong.

Feeling hungry? Too many dining spots to recommend in Katong. Read our blog on a highly-recommended cafe by the name of Streets of London located at Katong Point which you might want to try out here.

Many Attractions, A Great Place to Stay

Styled with understated elegance, cosiness and affordability, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong is here to offer you a totally fulfilling experience.

If we enjoyed our stay here, so will you!

Congratulations to InterContinental Hotels Group on the opening of this 451-room Holiday Inn Express in Katong!

Address: 88 East Coast Road, Katong, Singapore 423371

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11 thoughts on “Discovering Katong: Staycation Review @ Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong”

  1. There are more and more hotels opening at these sub-urban areas and i love it that they have a particular style of its own! Hotels in the central area are a tad overrated, i would def prefer outskirts hotels these days.


  2. Seems like Holiday Inn Express are all the same internationally! What I just witnessed in your blog is exactly what I experienced in BKK. The Bedrooms, The Breakfast Room and The Reception is exactly the same!


  3. Ah we recently stayed at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium and we love it too. We love new hotels and this one in Katong is one no-frill choice for staycation. There’s the Indigo Hotel by IHG in Katong too which we hope to check out one day.


  4. Cool hotel, good location. I would love to hang around the Katong/EastCoast hood.
    To my kids, a staycation is a staycation, as long as there is a pool, they will enjoy their stay 🙂

    cheers, Andy


  5. I love the Holiday Inn Express chain as we stayed in the ones in Dresden & Frankfurt few years back. Even though the rooms are not huge, they’re very well maintained & definitely value for money especially with their accessibility.


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