Last Updated on November 27, 2020 by queenie mak
Singapore is an excellent destination for solo travellers, but it is one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit. And accommodation in Singapore isn’t very cheap either.
Lucky for me, I found Lloyd’s Inn Singapore while I was there a couple of weeks ago, and the hotel is everything I wanted minus the expensive price tag.
I knew of the hotel brand when I visited Bali last year. I stayed at Lloyd’s Inn Bali and had the best experience. I loved the simple minimalist design aesthetics of the hotel and the general serene atmosphere. I wrote a hotel review of Lloyd’s Inn Bali so solo travellers can stay at an affordable hotel while travelling in Bali.
If you are interested in staying at a budget-friendly minimalist boutique hotel in Singapore, then you must book Lloyds in Singapore. Read my Lloyds Inn Singapore review and learn more about the affordable boutique hotel.
Before you visit Singapore
Before you visit Singapore, take a look at my Singapore solo travel guide. I included recommendations for must-see attractions and ideas on where to eat and where to stay in Singapore besides Lloyd’s hotel Singapore. And if you need more ideas, I have a list of 17 free things to do alone in Singapore.
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Lloyd’s Inn Singapore
Address: 2 Lloyd Road, Singapore 239091
Rate: SGD$120 for a standard room (check Agoda for current rate)
Website: Lloyd’s Inn Singapore
Location of Lloyd’s Inn Singapore
Lloyd Singapore is located in Somerset, a few minutes away from Orchard Road, which is a famous shopping street with many international brand names and local boutiques.
If you are coming from Changi Airport, the easiest way to get to Lloyd Inn SG is by MRT. Take the MRT to Somerset MRT Station (NS23) along the north-south (red) line. Find Exit A and walk 8 minutes.
Or you can order a Grab car and will cost about SGD$30.
Attractions and eateries around Lloyds Inn Singapore
When you stay at Lloyd’s hotel Singapore, check out Peranakan heritage houses on Emerald Hill Road. The little street is part of Singapore’s conservation area and one of the most expensive real estate spots in Singapore. Make sure you look at the colourful facade and the intricate design details.
Here are some suggestions for shopping along Orchard Road (orange pins):
- ION Orchard Mall
- Takashimaya Department Store
- Paragon Shopping Centre
- Orchard Shopping Centre
And when you are hungry, check out some of these local eateries and cafes (red pins):
- Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee
- Fook Kin
- Jew Kit
- Artisan Boulangerie Co.
- Alchemist Design Orchard
- dal.komm coffee
Guestroom – The Reading Room
There are eight types of guestrooms and a total of 34 rooms on the small property of the hotel.
Initially, I booked the Standard Room because it is the cheapest room at Lloyds Singapore. Perhaps it was the timing when the hotel wasn’t very busy, or maybe there are fewer people during the week, Lloyd’s hotel upgraded me to the Reading Room.
The Reading Room has a queen-size bed with a city view. The crisp whiten bedding matches perfectly with the light wood platform bed. And the pristine white wall is a stark contrast to the black metal details in the window frame, clothing rod and other metal details.
If you fancy a bigger room or a room with a balcony, choose between the Garden Room, Business Room, Sky Room, or Patio Room.
Other features in the guestroom
Besides the comfortable bed, other features in the Reading Room are worth noting.
The Reading room has a desk/vanity area which has a small fridge, and all the travel toiletries that you need for a short term stay.
There is an in-room safe box to secure your belongings.
And you will find a hairdryer, ironing board and slippers in the drawers under the platform bed.
Lloyds hotel Singapore has excellent wifi reception. And this is especially useful as it allows you to cast movies and television shows from your smartphone to the SMART tv.
Semi-outdoor ensuite bathroom
The ensuite bathroom is quite unique. Since the vanity is inside the room, the shower and toilet are in the semi-outdoor space.
Even though the space is open (the room has three walls and an opening), there are wooden slats and plants placed right next to the shower area to block the view from the outside.
Plus, there is a shower curtain that goes all the way around all three sides. So privacy isn’t an issue at all!
Outdoor swimming pool
Even though the swimming pool is small, it is still a welcoming feature at the hotel as Singapore is always hot hot hot!
Work on your tan or read a good book on one of the outdoor chaises.
Buy your tickets in advance to save time!
Cozy Garden deck
Tucked around the corner is a garden deck in the shade where you can find a few cozy spots to enjoy a quiet time.
The garden space is exceptionally welcoming during hot weather. It is entirely in the shade where you can enjoy being outside without sitting directly in the sweltering heat.
Outdoor common pantry
There is a common pantry located at the back of the hotel. It includes a kitchenette where you can find complimentary coffee, tea and water. There is also a vending machine for other beverages.
Plus there are many types of seating areas. Keep walking past the kitchenette and you will find a rooftop terrace overlooking the garden.
Complimentary breakfast at Artisan Boulangerie Co.
Lloyd’s Singapore does not have a cafe or restaurant.
But the hotel will give you a coupon for a complimentary breakfast at Artisan Boulangerie Co., which is only three minutes from the hotel on Killiney Road.
Get a fresh pastry and a coffee at the local cafe at any time of the day. Just remember to bring your coupon.
The staff at Lloyd Inn Singapore
The team at the front desk is welcoming and helpful. She quickly processed all my information and showed me to my room even though it was before my check-in time.
Plus the cleaning staff is super helpful. I managed to lock myself out of my room and one of the cleaning ladies let me back in my room.
If you need help at any point or have any questions, reception is open 24 hours a day.
Moreover, when you check out, there is luggage storage if you need to leave your bags for a few hours. And there are shower facilities if you need to freshen up before your flight.
Where will you stay when you travel to Singapore?
I hope you enjoyed reading my Lloyd’s Inn review. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Lloyd’s in Singapore, which is why I am recommending the hotel in my 2-day Singapore itinerary. It is especially great if you are looking for a modern contemporary boutique hotel and on a budget. Check Agoda for the current rate and reviews.
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