: Singapore North Downtown : :
For our purposes North Downtown area includes several areas north
of the downtown core including Newton, Novena, Balestier Rd and
Kovan. Hotels in these areas are for the most part budget hotels
but there are several very fine 3 and 4 star hotels that offer excellent
value for money for those who don't mind not being Orchard Road.
Below is a brief overview of the various areas.
Balestier Road. Whilst not a new area (Balestier Rd itself is over
160 years old) the area is just now coming into its own as businesses
move into the area looking for less expensive office rent. Well
served by the SBS (Singapore Bus) Balestier Rd is not only convenient
to Suntec City and Orchard Road but also much closer to Chiangi
airport making it an interesting option for transit visitors who
don't want to overnight in the airport.
Newton and Novena. With Singapore MRT stations at Newton and Novena
these two areas are becoming increasing popular as residential areas
making a stay in these neighbourhoods more comfortable and with
the MRT, very convenient.
Kovan. Quite a ways out along Upper Serangoon Rd., this area is
developing commercially as businesses looking for less expensive
land move their operations. Currently most hotels in this area are
budget hotels catering to local businessmen and visitors on a very
tight budget. FYI, in order to remain objective, hotels are listed
in alphabetical order, we don't favor any hotel for any reason.