A few weeks ago, Paul and I checked in at Days Hotel Singapore in Novena which is located pretty much the opposite of town from where we live. I have to admit that getting around the area was a bit of a challenge on our first night but come our second, third and fourth (!) night, we were so used to the bus routes that passes in front of the building and even enjoyed checking out the restaurants nearby.
During the morning, we would take the shuttle bus that comes every 30 minutes and it will take us directly to the Novena MRT Station. The shuttle bus operates from 7AM to 1030PM. This makes it very convenient for hotel guests who needs to go somewhere either early in the morning or late at night. This is definitely the hotel's way to make up for its location as it's not within walking distance to the MRT station. For those who would like to try the bus though, there's a bus stop right in front of the hotel that can take you to all part of Singapore for a cheaper fare.
The hotel has an in-house restaurant called 21 on Rajah where breakfast buffet is served. Unfortunately, our room package doesn't come with complimentary breakfast so we just resorted to having breakfast at Dr. Coffee Cafe located outside the hotel. However, I was able to take a quick tour around the buffet area and noticed that the offerings were quite limited. There's an egg station, a cereal table, some servings of fried rice, sausages, bacon and waffles. That was about it. For S$18++ we just find it a bit too expensive.
For those who wants to burn some calories during your hotel stay, Days Hotel Singapore also has a gym. I wasn't able to check it out but the photo from the website shows that it has the basic exercise machines overlooking a nice garden.
We enjoyed our staycation at Days Hotel Singapore and would gladly recommend this to visiting friends who are looking for budget accommodations to stay in.
Days Hotel Singapore in Zhongshan Park is located at 1 Jalan Rajah Road, Novena District in Singapore. Visit their website here.