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Got tickets to the Singapore Grand Prix and looking for a place to stay over the racing weekend? Check out some of the best accommodations available across the border!
The Singapore Grand Prix is the next best thing to get your Formula One fix since our own Malaysian Grand Prix got put out of the roster back in 2017. It is one of the most exciting races on the F1 calendar due to it being a street circuit and it's certainly one of the prettiest as drivers race under the gorgeous Singapore city lights at night.
If have already gotten your tickets, you should really try and find a place to stay in Singapore to avoid having to travel to and fro constantly to catch every session. After all, the checkpoints are bound to be jammed up that weekend due to the event. Today, Motorist will provide you with some suggestions on where you should be staying!
This 2 star hotel is well-loved by tourists due to its funky and clean interiors as well as its convenient location. It's only a 10min walk away from the Padang and the circuit and being in the Clarke Quay area, there are plenty of food and beverage establishments open till late for you to satisfy your cravings after the race. It's quite well-priced too!
K Hotel Aliwal
Situated on the outskirts of the Arab Street area, K Hotel Aliwal is a great choice for those looking to take in the culture and history of the picturesque Haji Lane in the day and party at the Blu Jaz cafe at night. The hotel itself has small but cozy rooms with minimalistic interiors. It's also quite worth the price for its location! Getting to the Marina Bay Circuit from here on foot will take about 20 minutes but it's a nice scenic walk along the Kallang River. Otherwise, you can take bus 107M from Sultan Plaza and get off at Promenade station to limit the journey on foot!
V Hotel LavenderThe next hotel on our list is situated abit further away but with Lavender MRT right next door, getting to the Marina Bay Circuit won't be too much of a problem. V hotel Lavender is popular even amongst locals for its clean rooms and plenty of late night food options in the area.
An Airbnb might also be a good idea, especially if you're just looking for a room to stay the night in after spending your day out and about. It is also much more price-flexible than hotels, especially on such a busy weekend. You might want to opt for a dormitory if you're okay with sharing your sleeping space with others. Who knows, you might end up in a room with fellow Formula 1 fans! Alternatively, maybe you'd prefer a room in a boutique studio near Duxton for a comfier stay!
Ultimately, choosing the right accommodation is dependent on your budget (Marina Bay Sands maybe for about a cool SGD1600 a night?) and plans whilst in Singapore (other than catching the race sessions of course!). We'd tell you to take your time in picking the right option but with only two weeks left till the race, time is of the essence really!
All the best Motorists!