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Aqueen Hotel Balestier

"New pub added choice for happy hour and drinks"

Wan - January 8, 2019
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Aqueen Hotel Balestier

387 Balestier Road, Novena, Singapore, Singapore, 329795 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Parkway Health 120 m
Shaw Plaza Car Park 180 m
De Boutique Gym 340 m
White on Whites 390 m
Balestier Point 410 m
ZhongShan Park 410 m
The Durian Expert 410 m
Zhongshan Mall 410 m
HomeTeamNS @ Balestier 460 m
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall 460 m
Nearby landmarks
Orchard Road 2.94 km
Singapore Botanic Gardens 3.99 km
National Orchid Garden 4.18 km
Singapore Flyer 4.26 km
Sands Skypark Observation Deck 4.65 km
Gardens By The Bay East 4.68 km
Chinatown 4.9 km
Cloud Forest 4.94 km
Night Safari 10.8 km
Singapore Zoo 10.84 km
7.3

Very good

Location rating score

670 meters from city center
  • 880 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Laundry service

  • Safety deposit boxes

Value for money7.5
Distance to city center5KM
Location rating7.3
Nearest airportSeletar Airport (XSP)
Distance to airport10.4 km

Rooms available at Aqueen Hotel Balestier

RedDoorz Single Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Emerald Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Amber Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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Amethyst Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Standard Single Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Superior Single Room
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Mystery Room
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Standard Twin
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What people love about Aqueen Hotel Balestier

  • 7.6
    Very good

    "In general, a good budget hotel."

    Yong

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    June 1, 2018

  • 7.6
    Very good

    "A cosy wine bar is a real plus."

    David

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    November 11, 2018

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Location

    "Good location, near my office"

    Tatsanee

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    June 20, 2019

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Overall rating:
7.3
Very good
1,844 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
6.8
Location
7.3
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What travelers say they love:
Room is clean and staffs are very friendly
Wan from Malaysia
Business traveler
More about Aqueen Hotel Balestier

More about Aqueen Hotel Balestier

This hotel in Singapore is located just outside the shopping haven of Orchard. Nearby popular sightseeing attractions include Sentosa Island, Night Safari, Goh Chor Tua Pek Kong Temple, Novena Church, Masjid Hajjah Rahimabi Kebun Limau, Art Deco Shophouses, and and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. You can reach Changi International Airport and Singapore Expo in 25 minutes. Orchard Road and the financial district can be reached in 10 minutes. For some excellent restaurants and some of the best nightlife, head over to Clarke Quay. All rooms at the hotel include wireless Internet access and LCD TVs. Aqueen Hotel Balestier provides a convenient location with a high level of comfort for travelers to Singapore.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
242 mentions
Food & Dining
49 mentions
Internet
49 mentions
Taxi
23 mentions

What they offer

7.6
Very good
Cleanliness

"The room is clean, staff is good."

mah

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September 10, 2018

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Nearby restaurants

Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Tandoori Corner - Balestier Road
40 m Asian, Indian
Boon Tong Kee at Balestier
70 m Asian, Chinese, Singaporean
Golden Duck Restaurant
70 m Asian, Singaporean
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
Hong Kong Street Chun Tat Kee
60 m Chinese
881 XO Fish Head Beehoon
60 m Chinese, Seafood
188 Cafe
220 m Chinese
Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine
BARI-UMA
1.2 km Japanese
Seiwaa
2.3 km Japanese
HaHa Sushi Japanese Restaurant
2.3 km Japanese, Sushi

What's nearby

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Reviews of Aqueen Hotel Balestier from real guests

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7.3
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Cleanliness7.8
Facilities6.8
Location7.3
Room comfort and quality7.3
Service7.6
Value for money7.5
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8-9 Excellent (190)
7-8 Very Good (511)
6-7 Good (350)
<6 Below Expectation (326)
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9.0
Exceptional
Tim from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2012

Good enough!”

Location, professionalism, comfort

Ah Singapore! If you're not rich, your hotel choices are nothing like you would find in Europe and much less than you would find in the Americas (and likely elsewhere). What to do? Well, you essentially have two choices - a backpacker hostel or a "cheap" hotel. (A lot of these backpacker hostels are pretty nice btw but you share a room with a bunch of strangers). Aqueen is one of those "cheap" hotels - yes, that's "cheap" in Singapore. And that's where I think you see a number of reviews that are unhappy with the place. Out of the context of Singapore, this place is just too small. In the context of Singapore, it's a tremendous bargain. What you get is a microscopic room with about 6 inches of space on either side, an ensuite bath with 3' x 3', and that's about it. Even the "queen" room's bed is much smaller than what a queen room would be elsewhere. It's very hard to fit two average adults in it. Apart from that, the place is great! The staff is professional, the hotel is clean, there's an in-room safe, etc. There is no room service and limited concierge. The location is amid a million little places to eat and a stone's throw from a sizable shopping mall. There is an MRT station up over the hill sort of behind the hotel but it a little too far and too hot to walk if you ask me. Right out the door, however, buses stop to take you wherever you want to go, including the MRT station of your choice. Very convenient. The staff was always available to help me find out how to use the buses and tell me which ones to take. Another nice thing is that the road out front is plied by taxis and you can just wave one down in contrast to much of Singapore where you have to queue. I would easily stay here again if in Singapore.

Reviewed March 20, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Yhennie from Canada
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in May 2016

Thumbs Up! for Aqueen Balestier Hotel”

My husband and I had our first anniversary and second honeymoon in Singapore and our stay at Aqueen Balestier Hotel is just great! Denifinitely CAN'T complain about anything. The hotel staff are very welcoming especially the lady named Emma. She is such a wonderful lady. The lobby and the hotel's ambience is very nice. We just loved our room at the 6th floor. The view from the window is very pleasant and the daily cleanliness of our room is just awesome! We enjoyed our stay and had a blast and will definitely stay again at this hotel if ever we have the chance to visit Singapore for the second time. One more thing is the location. It is a perfect spot for food and commute. Hawker centres are everywhere and the bus stop is just a few minutes away from the hotel. Can't beat that!

Reviewed May 26, 2016
8.7
Excellent
Choon from Singapore
Business traveler
Stayed 6 nights in August 2013

Nice littel city hotel with clean comfortable room”

1. Great location with access to public transport 2. Clean comfortable room and shower 3. Friendly and helpful staff

I had a very enjoyable stay at Aqueen Hotel Balestier this time. It's proximity and ready access to public transport benefitted me as I did not rent a car and need to go to various places in Singapore for meetings. I was able to handle moving around without any issue. The hotel's room is small but very clean and comes with a nice shower. The bed is big and comfortable and service staff replenished the amenities daily. The front desk staff are friendly and helpful and very fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese. Good value for money!

Reviewed August 20, 2013
8.3
Excellent
johannes from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

high speed n free internet hotel”

small room

Staffs are very helpful and kindness. Room is clean and tidy. Really a small... room. The room is facing Balestier Road, a bit nosie when there is traffic. The staff at Aqueen Hotel Balestier were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was comfortable, and it was a nice place to stay at. The service staff is very friendly & always greet you when you step into the hotel.. Location is good too not very far away for orchard.. And there a lot of local delights area the hotel.. The room is clean & the size of the room is reasonable.. Overall is good.. Great chicken rice restaurants right near the hotel. Definitely have lunch there if you can. Really enjoyed my stay here, staff really helpful. Street food vendors nearby are so yummy.

Reviewed October 26, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Sheryar from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Very good and Affordable hotel in Singapore”

Free wi fi

I stayed at the Aqueen Hotel Balestier in October 2012. The check in was ok, took around 10-12 m, and the staff were friendly and courteous. I booked a small single room as I had a 15 hour transit in Singapore. The bed was clean and comfortable and the room was new and well decorated. The bed side had the master light controls and it was easy to turn on/ off the lights. The room also had a window. The air con was working perfectly ok. The free internet was very fast and over all I liked the hotel. Its value for money. I will recommend this hotel to travelers on a budget! However, no breakfast was provided. You can easily get a cab outside the hotel. The drive from the hotel to changi airport cost me 16 SG Dollars. I will rate this hotel 4/5!

Reviewed November 03, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Perapong from Thailand
Group
Stayed 3 nights in August 2010

Aqueen Balestier Hotel”

New & cleanliness, friendly staff
A bit too far from MRT, Hotel is rather small

There are many good things about this hotel: newly renovated, cleanliness, and hotel staff hospitality. Also, Aqueen Balestier Hotel is surrounded by places to eat i.e. Boon Tong Kee – chicken rice. Only drawback is that it takes about 10 min by bus to the nearest MRT station. Overall, it worth money spent. I would consider staying at Aqueen Balestier if I come back to Singapore.

Reviewed August 24, 2010
9.3
Exceptional
Ruslan from Ukraine
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Great hotel, perfect location, wonderful staff”

Small and quiet hotel, walking distance to many great restaurants

Aqueen Hotel Balestier is a great budget-style hotel. It's small but comfortable, very nicely decorated and is perfect for a business traveler. Their staff is great and pleasant people. It's new and clean. It's located walking distance from many good restaurants.

Reviewed January 24, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Sylvia from Cambodia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

S.L. from USA”

Really enjoyed my stay at Aqueen Hotel Balestier. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Novena MRT station is very near. Will stay there again.

Reviewed December 26, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Barry from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Clean, cozy and comfy”

Clean rooms, kind staff, great price

A great budget hotel on Balestier, clean and comfortable, kind staff. Rooms are small but so is the price - and the smartly designed rooms more than make up for the small size as does the cleanliness and comfort. For an expensive city, the Aqueen offers a budget friendly alternative.

Reviewed December 28, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Evelyn from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

2 day trip”

The place looks better than it did in pictures. Internet was really fast and the room was really clean. The rule of strictly no smoking is really a plus point for me especially when many budget hotels claim to have non smoking floors but they still smell of smoke anyway. This hotel smells awesome. Aqueen is also pretty convenient, you can take 2 buses that reaches novena station in 6 stops (comes in every 10 minutes). I highly recommend this hotel especially if you are a solo traveller.

Reviewed December 12, 2016
8.7
Excellent
FH from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 4 nights in April 2013

Like a second home (a small apartment) in Sg”

Fresh, Comfortable and Quiet

Unless you need a nicer cafe or bigger room to entertain guest, this hotel provides the best quality for the stay as compared to other similar hotels. Things i like:- 1) Clean and fresh from the lobby to the room; 2) Could leave luggage before or after check-in; 3) Receptionist is helpful and fast check-in and check-out; 4) Besides the basic room features, i truly enjoy the cozy window seat design that I could sit there comfortably watch TV for few hours, reading or enjoy city view while having a coffee; 5) A super delicious Singapore Chicken Rice restaurant is just 2 mins walk from the hotel; & 6) Quiet environment, like staying in residential apartment then hotel. Things don't bother me:- 1) Room is small but all amenities are well structured and layout in the room; & 2) Small table only suitable to work on one laptop (not comfortable if seriously need to work for more than 2 hours a day, I think) I have tried staying in other similar hotels (about the same rate) and they can’t bit Aqueen.

Reviewed April 10, 2013
8.3
Excellent
LERSAK from Thailand
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

Effort and Cleam Hotel”

smell good, near boon tong kee, clean and cost-benefit room

hotel is quite clean and cost-benefit for any traveller including singel, couple, business man or family. i enjoy this hotel and will be stay here again if i have my duty to visit singapore pros - room and baht room is very clean and good for all ages - room is perfectly for two or three person - baht room is quite small but enough for do everything - facilities is enough i.e. key card access to your room, touch lights, tv, silent air condition - find food and accommodation easily i.e. 24 hours cheap good at bus stop, boon tong kee restaurant open around 11am to 4am, two moderate price for buk kut tae foods - hotel is quite safe for lonely traveller cons - location is not close to mrt - taxi do not know this hotel name, but you can tell go to 'boon tong kee balastier' - anyone know this restaurant, hotel locate on the left side of boon tong kee (you are heading to boon tong kee) just 1 minute - no breakfast recommendation for transfer to mrt - can be walked to novena or toh payoh mrt in 10-20 minute but i do not recommend since you have to walk through the hospital, in the night it would be crazy for somebody not comfortable with 'alone in the dark near hospital' - taxi in busy time charging around 8$-10$ between mrt and hotel - bus number 21 or 131 to novena mrt - 10 minutes - bus number 145 to toh payoh mrt - 10 minutes

Reviewed March 30, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Nina from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in October 2015

Modern 3 star hotel”

modern,value for money,new

I enjoy stayed at Aqueen Balestier. I got 6th which is the highest floor and with window. I can enjoy sunshine every morning. The room is new and modern with touch panel for room light (beyond my expectation for 3 star hotel. Get a complimentary for free Wifi too.. The hotel location is surrounding by many delicious local food and near bus station.

Reviewed October 19, 2015
8.0
Excellent
FEBRINA from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2011

Nice hotel and service with a smile”

Cleanliness, Warm greetings

I made a booking at Aqueen Hotel Balestier about few month prior to my arrival. Once We arrived at the Hotel the first impression is its cleanliness and warm greetings of the front desk officers. The scent of the front office area that We smell is so nice, it was relaxing and comfy. Overall, we were satisfied with the room, service, and ambience. I would go back to this hotel for my next visit to Singapore.

Reviewed March 21, 2011
7.3
Very good
Dewi from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

compact room with everything you need”

great surroundings, convinient room, high speed internet

I love the location so much because the surrounding has so many popular local food,e.g boon tong kee, balestier food court, whampoa market (food court),bak kut teh, gui ling gao, etc. Just take 5 min walk to reach those delicacies. Bus stop is just a min walk from hotel, you can take bus 131 to novena mrt or 145 to toa payoh mrt. Since Aqueen is located at Balestier Rd, it's very easy to find taxi in front of hotel. Room size is quite small BUT you can find everything you need like chair, laptop table, tv, wardrobe, safety box, hanger, extra pillow cupboard, place for luggage or just bedside seat to enjoy window scenery and all basic amenities except refrigerator but it's not a big problem anyway. It is exactly a minimalist hotel room. Room wi-fi is no complain at all. Staffs are very helpful since they help me a lot when my S$1 coin stuck in the football game machine in the lobby area. Thank you Aqueen, i have a great stay here.

Reviewed January 17, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
trisnowati from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Minimalis Hotel ”

Room clean and small perfect for single or couple. near lots of restaurants and food court.if you want to try bakut teh .....this is the place....Balestier Road. Just 1 min walk to bus stop and can take you to novena mrt. Accros the street have supermarket and small mall. try to eat nasi campur and bakut teh near the bus stop...recommended. This is my favourite hotel.

Reviewed April 04, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Joyce from Hong Kong
Business traveler
Stayed 6 nights in July 2009

Nice, clean rooms”

This is quite a new hotel as it has only opened in 2009. I like the clean and neatly appointed rooms. The staff are very helpful and responsive.
Wardrobe a bit small. The rooms facing Balestier Road can be a bit noisy. Not within walking distance to the nearest MRT but there are bus stops just outside the hotel

I stayed at Aqueen Hotel because it's the newest budget hotel in the same area (other include Value Hotel Nice and Value Hotel Balestier). I stayed in a single room. While the size is not big it is adequate. I like the free Wi-Fi and they also provide complimentary bottled water. The price is very affordable but to compensate for that, the location is not that convenient. However, if you travel mainly by taxis and buses that shouldn't be a problem.

Reviewed July 20, 2009
8.3
Excellent
Piyawat from Thailand
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2010

Small room but clean.”

Food all around and easy to find.
Good service.

The hotel is set on a good location, MRT station is quite far to walk, but you can catch up Bus to there, many lines infront of hotel available. Room is clean and comfortable, small does not a matter. I took only 2 nights for stay there, so next trip I shall return to AQUEEN Hotel Balestier again. Thanks

Reviewed October 17, 2010
9.3
Exceptional
Saayan from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in July 2014

Excellent value for money”

Great value, bus stop within 50 metres, quick access to the city centre by public transport

Singapore hotels are quite expensive. This AQueen hotel at Balestier Rd is really very good value for money.

Reviewed July 13, 2014
7.7
Very good
William from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

Value for money”

Cozy, Warm and Friendly

I was on a business trip to Singapore and decided to use AGODA for a survey on value for money accommodation around Balestier Road. Aqueen Hotel was high on the AGODA list on promotion and I decided to give it a try although the name doesn't sound familiar to me (unfamiliar too to the taxi driver who drove me from the airport). I did not explore/ utilise all the hotel services (e.g., the pub, etc) due to my tight business schedule during my stay. Overall, a good experience and would not mind going back to Aqueen if the value for money offer is given again.

Reviewed January 15, 2014
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