Singapore is an excellent destination for solo female 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 looking for a budget-friendly minimalist boutique hotel in Singapore for your next trip or for a staycation, then you must book Lloyds in Singapore. Read my Lloyd’s Inn Singapore review and learn more about the affordable boutique hotel.
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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 must-eat food in Singapore 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.
Want to see other solo destinations in Asia? Visit Hong Kong
Lloyds Inn Singapore
Rate: $160SGD (Standard Room)
Lloyd’s Inn Singapore: how to get there
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 Singapore is by MRT. Take the MRT to Somerset MRT Station (NS23) along the north-south (red) line. Find Exit A and walk for 8 minutes.
Or you can order a Grab car which 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:
- 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 near Lloyd’s Inn:
- Da Shi Jia Big Prawn Mee
- Fook Kin
- Jew Kit
- Alchemist Design Orchard
- dal.komm coffee
Lloyd’s Inn Singapore Review: my experience at the boutique hotel
I had high expectations before checking into Lloyd’s Inn Singapore because I had such a wonderful time at their hotel in Bali.
And I was not disappointed at all. Keep reading and I’ll tell you all the fantastic features of Lloyd’s Inn.
Lloyd’s Inn 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 Inn 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. But I was completely happy with my Reading Room because it is the perfect size for me.
Other features in the Reading Room at Lloyd’s Inn
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.
I thought there would be a privacy issue but the shower curtain goes all the way around on all three sides. Not a bad design if you ask me!
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!
There are a few outdoor chaises where you can work on your tan or read a good book.
Buy your tickets in advance to save time!
A cozy garden deck at Lloyd’s Inn
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 at Lloyd’s Inn
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.
Moreover, 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 Inn 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 Lloyd’s Inn Singapore is welcoming and helpful. The front desk 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. I think this is one of the best features of Lloyd’s Inn because they understand the needs of a traveller.
Lloyd’s Inn Review: final verdict
The Reading Room is exceptionally clean and has everything I needed for a short-term stay. The hotel facilities is basic at most but it has many wonderful features such as the shower facilities for after checking out. Plus, the hotel location is close to an MTR station, which is a huge bonus for travelling around the city.
I highly recommend staying at Lloyd’s Inn Singapore for your next solo trip to Singapore. And if live there, Lloyd’s Inn is the perfect hotel for a staycation. I love everything about the hotel and would definitely return the next time I am back in Singapore!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Lloyd’s in Singapore, which is why I am recommending the boutique hotel in my 2-day Singapore itinerary. It is especially great if you are looking for a modern contemporary boutique hotel on a budget. Check Agoda for the current rate and hotel reviews.
I hope you enjoyed my Lloyd’s Inn review. Let me know in the comments about your experience at Lloyd’s Inn Singapore. I would love to hear if your experience differs from mine.