Hotel near Little India MRT Station
Little India or “the India of Singapore” is a historic area down the Serangoon Road, Sungei Road, and Jalan Besar. It is the center of Singapore’s Indian community where there are many food stalls, temples, and shops that sell Indian souvenirs, bangle and imitation jewellery, and henna. Not only unique trinkets, in this vibrant area you can find authentic Indian restaurants that serve local cuisine such as tandoori chicken, biryani, kofta, tikka masala, and many more. However, Little India wasn’t even planned from the very beginning.
In the early 1800s, Serangoon Road was one of the roads that were first built in Singapore. Afterwards, the economic activity of cattle trading began to develop in that area, and it drew many Indians to be involved in that sector and start to reside there. As a result, Indian populations were growing over the years and by the 1940s, the Little India area became a residential-commercial area with a large number of Indian populations. Years later, the people began to move out from that area and it became a commercial-use area.
One of the most famous shops for tourists is Mustafa Center, which is a 24-hour shopping mall that sells almost everything, especially souvenirs, at a relatively cheaper price compared to other shops. In addition, the largest indoor wet market in Singapore, Tekka Market, is also located in Little India.
Little India has its own dedicated station, namely NE7 DT12 which is an interchange station on North East and Downtown Lines so visitors can easily reach Little India by MRT. Not only MRT, there are few bus stops for those who are going around by bus.
If you are interested in Indian culture and wish to attend their big day (do check
public holiday Singapore), visit Little India in October and November to experience Deepavali in Singapore. Deepavali is one of the most important festivals for Hindus as it is a symbol to conquer good over evil. Therefore, the celebration can be seen by the traditional lighting all over Little India at that time. Another celebration is the Harvest Festival, Pongal, which is usually held in mid-January. There are usually performances, workshops, and many other activities.
As it is a travel destination to many, hotels are ubiquitous in the Little India area. Many travelers prefer hotels near Little India MRT Station for their ease of mobility.
Without further ado, here are a few recommended hotel near Little India MRT Station (including Rochor and Farrer Park):
One Farrer Hotel
Location: 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Farrer Park, Little India, Singapore, 217562
Upon entering this hotel near Little India MRT Station, you will be greeted by a big green apple installation, which also symbolises this hotel.
One Farrer Hotel is located in a strategic area (just 1.9 km away from the MRT station), 50 m to Farrer Park Hospital and Farrer Park MRT Station, and 2.3 km to Singapore National Stadium. The facilities available in One Farrer Hotel include fitness center, garden, airport transfer, business center, conference room, ballroom, and banquet. There are around 400 contemporary art displayed in this 5-star hotel.
The room types in One Farrer Hotel are Mint Room, Mint Den, and Mint or Skyline Suite. The basic facilities in each room are work desk, TV with cable channels, Wi-Fi access, personal safe, coffee/tea maker with TWG teas, hair dryer, and ironing facilities. Guests can stay in a 28 sqm Mint Room for S$193 a night. For Mint Den, the area of the room is 38 sqm and it costs S$212 a night. However, for staying in a 65 sqm Mint or Skyline Suite, you will be provided with additional sofa bed, in-room shopping, club lounge access with all day access to refreshments and evening cocktails, also S$30 dining credits for S$387 per night.
Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood
Location: 2 Dickson Road, Little India, Singapore, 209494
Wanderlust Hotel is a hotel near Little India MRT Station in a unique-looking building, which is a heritage 1920s art deco building. This 4-star hotel is just 1.6 km away from Little India MRT Station, around 150 m away from Jalan Besar MRT Station and Abdul Gafoor Mosque. This hotel is 600 m from Raffles Hospital, so it is quite a popular choice for medical travelers. The room types range from Deluxe, Studio Premier, to Studio Loft, which is 13 sqm, 16 sqm, and 14 sqm respectively. Each room is provided with a refrigerator, AC, in-room safe, desk, and ironing facility. In the Studio Premier and Studio Loft room, there is a kitchen area for you who prefer to cook. Some of the facilities that the hotel offers are jacuzzi and luggage storage. To stay in Wanderlust hotel, you need to pay from S$136 to S$329 per night.
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon
Location: 3 Belilios Road, Little India, Singapore, 219924
In the vibrant Little India area, there is
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon that offers spacious and clean accommodation. This is a recommended hotel near Little India MRT Station, situated just 283 m from the station. Hilton Garden Inn offers several room types such as King Room, Deluxe King Room, Twin Guest Room, and Deluxe Twin Room. The smallest one is an 18 sqm King Room, located on low floors with 1 extra large double bed, flat-screen cable TV, refrigerator, desk, and free Wi-Fi access. The private bathroom is equipped with shower, free toiletries, slippers, and hairdryer. Some of their public facilities are the outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, and bar.
The Great Madras by Hotel Calmo
Location: 28 Madras Street, Rochor, Little India, Singapore, 208422
The Great Madras is a 4-star hotel near Little India MRT Station is a very photogenic and instagrammable hotel. This hotel building is pink, with a massive ‘The Great Madras’ lighting and unique interior. It is popular amongst the teenagers who are looking for an aesthetically pleasing hotel for staycation. This hotel is 98 m away from Abdul Gafoor Mosque, 167 m away from Rochor MRT Station, and 653 m away from Raffles Hospital. The Great Madras has an outdoor swimming pool with the phrase ‘While The Sun Shines’ on the pool ground.
There are many types of rooms in this hotel, which are The Luxe Hostel (9 sqm room with shared bathroom), The Good (9 sqm room with a private bathroom), The Better (12 sqm), The Deluxe (15 sqm), The Balcony (18 sqm), The Courtyard (28 sqm), The Great Suite (20 sqm). All rooms are painted in pink and green hues with AC, coffee/tea maker, complimentary bottled water, and toiletries. You can stay in this extraordinary hotel, ranging from S$84 to S$222 per night.
Location: 50 Campbell Lane, Rochor, Little India, Singapore, 209922
If you’re a backpacker looking for a hotel near Little India MRT Station, staying in
Campbell Inn is a great idea! You can reach this hotel within a 7-minute walk from MRT Little India MRT Station, 6-minute walk from Rochor MRT Station, and 1-minute walk from Indian Heritage Centre. For a bed in 18-bedded bunk beds, it costs as low as S$16.46 per night. Some of its facilities include snack bars and Wi-Fi access in public area. As said by one of the previous guests who left a review on Traveloka, “This place is very recommended for backpackers or families, great facility and this is a cozy place! Very near the restaurant, good housekeeper too as she will arrange all things you need. I really enjoyed my night!”.
Location: 162 Tyrwhitt Road, Lavender, Singapore 207581
Hotel YAN is a boutique hotel near Little India MRT Station, just 600 meters away from the station. You can spot them from afar as it has unique architecture and the interior has an industrial yet luxury style. For solo travelers, you can choose Single Loft that is 9 sqm for S$95.66. The room is equipped with TV, coffee/tea maker, complimentary bottled water, in-room safe, and desk. It also has a private bathroom with shower and bidet, as well as toiletries. If you’re traveling with a partner, you can opt for an 18 sqm Deluxe King room for S$153.03. While you stay here, try Ponggol Nasi Lemak, which is located within a 5-minute walk from the hotel. One of the guests that stayed in this hotel several times said, “I book the single loft for study and staycation. Room is clean and the location is convenient with food options around. Got a late checkout at 2pm which is a bonus. Had stayed here for a few times and was generally quite happy with this hotel”. The hotel offers free minibar and late check out at 2 pm for the voucher bookers only, so don’t miss out.
Park 22 Hotel Little India
Location: 60 Kerbau Road, Little India, Singapore, 219184
Park 22 Hotel Little India is a 3-star hotel near Little India MRT Station located just 141 m away from the MRT station. The hotel has a classic style, dominated with white and black colors, and completed wooden furniture. For The Snug or a 10 sqm room with a single bed, TV, in-room safe, coffee/tea maker, ironing facility, and complimentary Wi-Fi access, it costs S$56.15 per night. If you need a more spacious room, choose The Dempsey. It is the most premium 16 sqm room that the hotel offers, with a french colonial window and a classic illustration of leaves as wallpaper. With all of these facilities, Park 22 Hotel Little India got 8.6 ratings on Traveloka. One of the reviews on Traveloka said, “Simplicity at it's finest! Had the Nassim room. Cosy, clean and comfortable. Loving the black and white theme. Simple and sleek design. 3 in 1 soap but great quality. Citrusy fresh scented and moisturizing like an aloe gel consistency not your cheapo soap where it smells funky. Have all the basics you need. If you are looking for a simple and comfortable place to sleep this is a place to go. Customer service is warm and friendly and informative in assisting any enquiries. I Love it. By far my favorite hotel for a stay-cay.”
Q Loft Hotels@Mackenzie
Location: 15 Mackenzie Road, Bugis, Singapore, 228677
Rated 8.4 or impressive on Traveloka,
Q Loft Hotels@MacKenzie is a recommended hotel near Little India MRT Station. The room type varies from Standard to Superior with the options of Single, Double, and Twin room. The Standard Single is a 12 sqm room with TV, in-room safe, desk, and it costs around S$53.76 per night. For the biggest room or Jacuzzi Suite with balcony, bathtub, and hot water, it costs around S$160.90 per night. As previous guests said on Traveloka, “Stay in Q Loft Hotels@MacKenzie completely meets my expectations, a very quiet neighborhood around MacKenzie road. The location is perfect, just a couple minutes walking distance to Little India MRT station exit A, bus stop, and there's a restaurant just beside the hotel so if you are hungry it's easy to have food. I will stay here again next time”.
Vintage Inn Boutique Capsule @ Little India
Location: 60 Race Course Road, Little India, Singapore, 218567
Are you going on a solo trip and looking for a capsule hotel near Little India MRT Station?
Vintage Inn Boutique Capsule is the perfect choice. You can stay at their Single Capsule Bed in Mixed Dormitory that costs around S$40.00 per night. They offer a shared bathroom as well as washing machine, clothes dryer, and ironing facility. One of the backpackers that left a review on Traveloka said, “The best value capsule hotel in its class. We were arriving late, yet the reception was still there and waiting for us because we had called earlier and told them the possibility of being late due to our flight schedule. And honestly, everything about this inn was just beyond our expectations! The staff were friendly, the room just having the right temperature, the cleanliness was great, and the kaya jam they served for breakfast was champ! Definitely would love to come back when I have the opportunity to visit Singapore again.”
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