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Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Positioned just a 5 minute walk from Riverside Point and the hub of Clarke Quay this is a well located, mid-range, good value hotel. Local transport links easily accessible with Clarke Quay and Fort Canning MRT in close proximity. The service levels offered for an ‘Express’ version of the Holiday Inn chain were surprisingly good. Reception staff were attentive and exceedingly helpful on all interactions, certainly providing service levels on par with higher rated establishments. Breakfast was a solid offering, a good mix of western, continental, and Asian foods. Plenty of tables, low wait times, prompt table clearance and friendly staff. I wouldn’t expect anyone to go away hungry. The Queen Bed Room was pleasant. Floor to ceiling windows and outward facing mean lots of light in the room and a view of the city. Good double blinds mean you are not woken in the morning however as light is kept out well. Bathroom was compact with walk in shower. Shower Gel and Handwash provided but no shampoo / conditioner so bring your own in case! Comfortable bed and choice of pillows mean a good night sleep. Couple of added extras with Bluetooth enabled Alarm Clock and Speaker mean you can listen to your preferred tunes and the in-room ‘Handy’ Phone meant internet browsing and trips and tours brought straight to you. Complimentary bottled water appreciated and good tea and coffee making facilities. The in room fridge also useful. Gym / Fitness Centre is reasonably equipped with a multipurpose weight machine, small selection of free weights and a good selection of CV equipment. A minor improvement here would have been to close the sides of the room (open) and fit with A/C. Rooftop lap pool was welcoming and well used - the glass sides are certainly unique. The roof area is a nice place to relax but lacked sufficient beds for number of users. That said, nice to have pool towels provided. WiFi was strong throughout and of course free - a staple of any good accommodation these days. Certainly I’d recommend this hotel to visitors of Singapore as it’s a great base to explore from and good value hotel.

Thanks for great hospitality at the property. FB staff are very gentle and Front Desk are quick, professional and friendly. My special thanks to Ms. Muoi ( I dont know exatly her name) the Housekeeper from Vietnam who was very delighted and helpful to take care of my room which make me feel relax and comfortable after long day going out. She greeted me every morning, wished me a happy day and promised my room will be always in best condition after I came back that I could enjoy best stay. A very little thing made me happy all the stay. Thank you Ms. Muoi.

Stopped off in Singapore on our way to Sydney for 3 nights. The room was immaculate, and tended to every day, it was compact but as we were exploring all day this is not an issue at all! For getting around, the hotel is in a great location as it’s only a 5 minute walk to Clarke quay to jump a boat down to the financial district, or like us we just walked everywhere to see the city! Hotel facilities were great, and hotel very clean. We made use of rooftop pool and gym every day which were great for a early morning or late night session, especially to see the city lights of a night time from hot tub!! Food was fantastic, cannot complain at all as ample choice for every walk of life! One thing that was a god send, and a great idea....the room came with a complimentary mobile phone with maps on to find your way around the city, and could even be used to book trips!!! We used this every day to navigate around the city. If we were to visit Singapore again, I would not hesitate to book here! Late checkout available at a charge, well worth it if flying at night!

This is a new hotel and I like the interior design is fresh and stylish. Attractive public spaces and a good coffee shop. Rooms are well appointed is on the small side. The hotel is well located for MTR stations and walking disytance to many attractions and good local restaurants. The roof terrace has a nice pool and is good for sunbathing (when I was there some sunshades were installed - a welcome addition). Staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming.

We’ve just returned from a very pleasurable 4 night stay at the Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay. Although listed as an express hotel , we personally found that the standard was more or less the same as any other hotel. The only things that aren’t available are things like concierge and room service. We chose this particular Holiday Inn Express due to its proximity to Clarke Quay. It’s a great location with lots of restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk , or those Friends fans, across the road from the Central Perk cafe . The hotel is also close to several subway stops ( Chinatown, Clarke Quay and Fort Canning) but we used Grab to get cars most places. Check in was smooth and the hotel room, although small, perfectly presented. If you go with the expectation that the room and bathroom are small, then you won’t be disappointed. The bed was comfy with choice of pillows and the shower nice and powerful, just want you need after a hot day walking around Singapore. Breakfast was included in our price , and had food to suit most tastes. The selection changed slightly everyday so provides a good energy boost before heading out. Breakfast can get busy but there are plenty of seats both in and outdoors. There is also a nice little bakery inside the hotel with nice selections of cakes and pastries. The rooftop was a nice touch , great views over Downtown Singapore and a refreshing place to relax . The pool is long but not deep, however not many beds around if you are planning on staying for a good length of time. There are two jacuzzis too, however they aren’t warm which was a little disappointing. The gym is 24 hours and open air next to the rooftop pool. Not much of a selection of equipment but a few treadmills and weights which is all you really need when on holiday . All in all I can’t fault this hotel, it’s got great, friendly staff, comfortable and clean rooms and is in a great location. Would definitely stay again.

We stayed here for 2 nights. Whilst small the room was fine and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was excellent - lots of choice. The pool area was also a welcome retreat on a very warm day. Would recommend for anyone spending time in Singapore.

Value for money, comfortable and great location.rooms were small but clean. Staff were fantastic. Breakfast was great. Free wifi and you can make free phone calls to 11 countries. Roof to pool was great

旅館固然不算豪華,但也稱得上是一應俱全了。與一般的智選假日酒店不同,早餐廳在夜間也有提供一些簡單的餐飲服務。房間雖小,但以這個價格來說相當合理。服務非常好,早餐更是超乎預期的有許多選擇。屋頂的游泳池是一大量點,不過在屋頂上走路腳會很燙。 This is not a fancy hotel, but has just about everything you need. Unlike most Holiday Inn Express, it has a bar in the evening (in the breakfast Great Room) that provides limited service. Room is small but acceptable given the price. Service is more than great, and the breakfast spread is much better than expected. The rooftop swimming pool is amazing, although walking on the rooftop is burning hot.

We have been for two days in the middle of march. The girl in the reception which look like a kind of supervisor at our arrival was not really nice with us(maybe because we were a bit sweetie and with a mountain of luggages, the welcome girl (short hair and glasses)which stand all the time outside in the morning,open the car door and give the welcome only to guest which arrived by car,we did arrive with the airport shuttle so as soon she (he?)see us,she turn her face and obviously not welcome given. Going up and down for the floors the staff working never say Hi they just fast turn them head in in another direction,nice hotel shame for the staff

It was our first time in Singapore and were staying for 3 nights. There were 4 adults.The hotel is situated in a great place for sightseeing. We paid $10 Singapore dollars for 4 adults in a cab to Sentosa from the hotel and only $8 to marina bay. Clarke quay has lots of great restaurants and bars that caters for all types - American / Italian and authentic seafood - would recommend Jumbo’s. The hotel room has an iron and hairdryer and it uses English plug sockets. The bar is open till midnight and the breakfast was great ! Eggs / bacon and proper baked beans 😂. We could not fault it ! Yes Singapore is expensive and you will pay $7 for a pint however it is so clean and the people are wonderful. Top tip - use the open top bus ! Very reasonable and the views are great !

2 Magazine Road Singapore

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Chinatown Heritage Center and Boat Quay
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay places you in Downtown Singapore, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Chinatown Heritage Center and Boat Quay. This 442-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Located centrally in Singapore, it's also close to National Orchid Garden and Universal Studios Singapore®.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at The Great Room, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


All 442 air-conditioned rooms feature iPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.

Property features

Built in 2014, the brand new Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay offers an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Self parking is offered for SGD 27 per day. A multilingual staff is on hand to help with luggage storage, and offer sightseeing advice. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2152 reviews