Accommodation – 2018 Singapore Grand Prix

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Buzzing hostels within walking distance of the circuit, luxury hotels in the heart of the action, rooms with a view. Singapore has it all when it comes to places to stay for the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix on September 14-16.

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The ‘F1 night race’ is a major sporting event with an estimated 40 000 plus international visitors converging on the city for the weekend, so good rooms are at a premium and prices are high. Luckily, there are ways to avoid the high prices if you are willing to compromise on creature comforts and/or location. Booking well in advance also helps. We have chosen some of the best Singapore Grand Prix accommodation for F1 fans on all budgets (scroll down if you are looking for the cheaper options.)

MARINA BAY: TRACKSIDE HOTELS

Many of Singapore’s best hotels are located around the Marina Bay street circuit, literally a stone’s throw from the action. If you are staying in the right room at one of these luxury hotels (which won’t come cheap on Grand Prix weekend), you don’t even have to buy race tickets as you will have a ring side view of the race from the comfort of your hotel room. Be sure to check with the hotel during reservation to be sure you will have a room (or even better, a balcony) with a view. [Please note that the historic colonial Fullerton Hotel, located right next to turn 13, is already SOLD OUT for the 2018 Grand Prix weekend.]

Swissotel The Stamford

The Swissotel is perfectly located next to turn 9, with easy access to two MRT stations (City Hall and Esplanade.) Rooms on Grand Prix weekend are priced from $650 SGD per night.

Marina Bay Sands

Singapore’s newest architectural landmark, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino is comprised of three towers connected by an incredible rooftop infinity pool. The hotel has over 2500 rooms, some with a view of the western side of the circuit. Rooms from $825 SGD per night.

Pan Pacific Hotel

Located on the inside of the circuit next to turn 6, the Pan Pacific Hotel is an excellent 5-star option. The huge rooms, priced from $700 SGD per night, offer great views of the circuit, Singapore Flyer and skyline.

Mandarin Oriental

Get close to the action at the Mandarin Oriental, of the best five-star Grand Prix hotels in Singapore. The hotel is located in Zone 3 of the circuit near the popular Bay Grandstand (between turns 16/17 and 18/19). Rooms from $1100 SGD per night.

Raffles Singapore

An iconic landmark, the Raffles Hotel is a grand reminder of Singapore’s colonial past. It’s also an incredible 5-star hotel and just a stone’s throw from the Padang area of the circuit. Rooms from $1200 SGD per night.

Ritz Carlton Millennia

The ultimate Grand Prix hotel experience. Located next to turns 19 and 20 and only a few minutes walk from the pits, it also hosts the weekend’s most exclusive party, The Podium Lounge. Rooms are priced from $1825 SGD per night.

MID-RANGE HOTELS IN SINGAPORE

Decent mid-range hotels abound in Singapore, though you will have to be ready for the possibility of windowless rooms in centrally located hotels (especially those in narrow “shophouse” buildings around Boat Quay and Chinatown.) Alternatively, you can look a little further from the city center for better value, but be sure to check your hotel is close to an MRT or bus station so you’ll be able to easily get to the circuit.

Parc Sovereign Tyrwhitt

Close to Little India, the Parc Sovereign Hotel is close to two MRT lines (about 10 mins walk) and offers free WIFI and an outdoor rooftop swimming pool. Double or twin room from $150 SGD per night.

Dorsett Singapore

A good 4-star hotel close to Chinatown and above the Outram Park MRT station. The Marina Bay circuit is just 2.5km to the northeast. Standard double/twin room for $240 SGD per night.

 

Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay

A brand new chain hotel close to Clarke Quay (700m from the MRT station) and Chinatown and within walking distance of the circuit. Rooftop fitness center and swimming pool. Rooms from $350 SGD per night.

BUDGET HOTELS IN SINGAPORE

Budget hotels are concentrated in several areas throughout the city, including Chinatown, Little India and Geylang, the city’s red light district. Be aware that many rooms in centrally located budget hotels are windowless, especially those in narrow historic “shophouse” buildings. The budget hotel market in Singapore is dominated by chains such as Fragrance and Hotel 81. Don’t expect luxury or great service – these are very basic hotels with tiny rooms and cheap prices.

Fragrance Hotel Selegie

Good location near Little India, two metro stations within a short walk. Also withing walking distance of the circuit. Rooftop swimming pool! Superior double/twin from $110 SGD per night

Fragrance Hotel Ruby

The location in Geylang may be a little seedy, but an MRT station is nearby for easy access to Changi airport and the circuit. The small, basic double/twin rooms are priced from $100 SGD per night.

Hotel 81 Rochor

Located in Little India, Hotel 81 Rochor is close to shopping and dining and a 10-minute walk from the Bugis MRT station. Standard double/twin room for $120 SGD per night.

HOSTELS AND CAPSULE HOTELS IN SINGAPORE

Singapore has a wide selection of good-quality hostels, many of which are located in Chinatown, within walking distance to the circuit and plenty of nightlife options. A little further away, Little India also has a good selection of cheaper hostels. Capsule hotels are a very Asian phenomenon, somewhere between a hostel and a hotel, offering guests a small private space.

Rucksack Inn

Great location on Lavender Street in Chinatown  two locations in Chinatown, within walking distance of the Marina Bay circuit and popular nightlife areas. Single beds in air-conditioned dorms cost from $40 SGD per night; pods are also available.

Adler Hostel

Part way between a hostel and a capsule hotel, the Adler (pictured above) is a new premium hostel. Dorms feature ‘personal sleeping spaces’ and cost approx $80 SGD per person per night including breakfast.

The Pod – Boutique Capsule Hotel

A new premium capsule hotel, The Pod is a little further from the track but close to the city’s Arab Quarter. A capsule for one person costs from $100 SGD per night including breakfast.

Where is your favorite place to stay in Singapore for the F1 night race? Tell us in the comments.

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