Every Aqueen Hotel is fashioned in a contemporary style with fittings, fixtures and other conveniences that appeal to discerning hotel guests. For instance, business travellers staying at our hotel will appreciate the complimentary Internet connections in the rooms and around the hotel’s premises, as well as a selection of business news channels on TV. Aqueen Hotel Balestier, which opened its doors to guests in the second quarter of 2009, is located in a vibrant neighbourhood at the fringe of the city well-known for its wide range of culinary delights and the historic Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall which once served as the Singapore residence for the man who was known to be the Father of the 1911 Chinese Revolution. Opened in the last quarter of 2009, Aqueen Hotel Lavender is a short stroll from the colourful sounds, sights and spices of Little India, round-the-clock shopping at Mustafa Centre and the soon-to-be opened eco-friendly City Square Mall.
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My friends and I are having our holidays and we got bored; We've had sufficient shopping trips at brunches and all the clichés. One of us came up with the amazing idea of having a staycation and we started sourcing around for affordable hotels that were not sleazy.
We chose Aqueen Lavender as it was affordable (we got it at around $140) and it seemed reasonably clean in both sense of the word. The rooms were well furnished albeit being relatively small especially the toilet. The only drawback was the location of the hotel, it was right next to Singapore casket, had we known this before our booking, we might not have chosen it. But despite that, there were no incidences and we felt comfortable during our stay. Overall, I feel neutral towards this hotel, I highly doubt I would return though because it was unremarkable and just felt bland.
Aqueen Hotel had two oulets, one at Lavender and one at Balestier. I had yet to try the Lavender one yet but the Balestier one was not bad.
In terms of its furnishing, the room is very new looking and the furniture is new as well. The bed are spring beds and spread with comfy and fresh comforters, which made one feel that you are staying in a higher class hotel.
The things that were probably not so good was the limited parking lots available. There was only two available and if you do not get it, the next best alternative was the parking lots at the side of the road and the public car park that was about 2 streets away. The rooms were also pretty small. There isn’t much space for any luggage so it is best to use a back pack. But they do try to create space within the constraints. Instead of just a table to put things, they built insets and multi layer shelves to store things like refreshments. For some rooms, the sink is built out of the bathroom. It should be more accurate that there is no clear distinction between the toilet and the bed.
Despite the smallness, this hotel has rather comfortable rooms and it is still a good stay, although the price could be cheaper for such a room size.