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.
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.
If you have little cravings, the hotel also offers Grab & Go option.
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!
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.
Feeling hungry? Too many dining spots to recommend in Katong. Read our blog on a small eatery by the name of KL Shao Roast located at Katong Plaza 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!
Address: 88 East Coast Road, Katong, Singapore 423371
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