V Hotel features modern rooms and is located just above Lavender MRT station. Its facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. A rooftop terrace offers views of the city. V Hotel Lavender is a 5-minute drive from Sim Lim Square and Bugis Village Shopping Street. Changi International Airport is 25 minutes by car from the hotel. Cosy guestrooms feature modern interiors and furnishings. Each is equipped with a flat-screen cable TV and laptop safe box. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided.
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If you’re a staycation addict, you’ll know that location and prices can make or break your getaway. You wouldn’t want to stay in an ulu corner of Singapore with nothing to do, or have to eat instant noodles for weeks after.
That’s not a problem at V Hotel Lavender. Its rooms are affordable at $100+ a night and the facilities are decent. Let go of five-star expectations – the pool was no infinity-pool and breakfast was basic – you get your toast, cereal, fruit and rice, but that’s about it.
Though with so much awesome food in the area, you’d hardly miss it. Within walking distance, there are hip cafes Chye Seng Huat, Tiramisu Hero, The Bao Makers and a slew of to-die-for hawker food – we’re looking at you, sinful sio bak (roast pork belly) at Hong Kong 88 Roasted Meat Specialist.
You won’t get bored either when you can catch the latest flick at City Square Mall or shop into the wee hours at Mustafa Centre nearby.
I stayed over at V hotel when it first opened a couple years ago. I remembered that as there was an opening promotion, there was substantial discount as compared to its original pricing. When I first reached the place, I was pleasantly surprised by how huge the hotel looked. It was a really tall building, with ample carparking lots in some of the middle levels. The reception was on level 1.
As I reached the reception, frankly, the reception did not hint that it was more of a budget hotel. Substantial efforts were made to the furnishings to give it a classy look. It is probably comparable to Value Thomson but it does looked much better. As it was just opened, there were some issues with the check in system. They were not able to allocate a room to me, and then had some problems with the key cards. I did wait quite a while, but they were at least professional enough to seek my understanding.
I think my room was a superior room and I would say that given the nice view of the area, I could easily overlook the fact the room was of average size, comparable to hotels in the same class though. The rooms were definitely still new and sparkling clean and still had the smell of new renovations in it.
I explored around the place the next day and saw some of their facilities such as the gym and pool still not ready back then. But again, the place would still looked pretty nice and enchanting once it is all done up.
Although there were no breakfast, there was still the food court beside the hotel. Well, it is probably a good way for tourists to try local food.
I have foreign friends who came to Singapore for a visit and they stayed at V hotel. V might stand for value but it does not mean poor quality. The rooms may be only a few tiles big, but it is situated near Singapore's tourist spots as it is footsteps away from Lavender MRT. Does it spell convenience?
Furthermore, as my foreign friends want to try local dishes, a Kopitiam is located literally behind V hotel or for those western loving people, they have a 24 hour Wendys.
Other than its convenient location, V hotel also has a cozy indoor swimming pool located at the roof top.
This hotel is recommended for those who wants affordable yet good hotel.
A few months back, I had an enjoyable one-night 'staycation' at V Hotel. One thing I must emphasise on is its location. It is extremely convenient, being situated just two stops away from City Hall MRT station and is almost literally a stone's throw from Lavender MRT station.
Even better, there are many food outlets including a food court next to the hotel so anytime hotel guests are hungry, they can simply walk over for an affordable meal.
I stayed in a standard room, which is smaller than the average hotel room but was cosy. It was well-equipped with all the necessary facilities such as an electric kettle, hairdryer, hangers etc. and there was even cable TV. The only downside was that, since the room was rather small, there was not much space for personal belongings which is why these rooms are more suitable for travellers on short holidays.
Overall, it was a pleasant experience.