Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cheap Serviced / Studio Apartments in Singapore

Looking for a cheap serviced/studio apartment in Singapore for rent which will not kill your budget? Well, the first thing you need to know is that there is nothing like budget serviced apartment Singapore in Singapore. "Cheap", "budget" here should mean relatively cheap, maybe under 3,500 - 4,000 SGD per month depending on the apartments type. If you need to stay in Singapore for a relatively short time, let's say a couple of weeks, a budget hotel would better serve you. But if you need temporary stay in Singapore (i.e. for MBA in INSEAD, a short term project or simply for a time until finding a permanent location) and this stay is let's say more than a month, you may need these budget serviced apartment Singapore for short term stay but they are not easy to find.

Serviced apartments are great for individuals who are looking for a temporary rental place to stay until they find a permanent accomodation and companies who are looking for a temporary accomodation to their new expats. They may also be very practical for families travelling with kids. But the demand for cheaper serviced apartments in Singapore is very high with high tourist and business traveller numbers making hotel stay very expensive.

Up to know, cheapest apartment for rent I have found is Kembangan LodgeKembangan Lodge, a serviced apartment managed by Santa Grand Hotels, offers cheap, no frills, studio type short term accomodation option in Singapore with S$1,800 - 2,300 per month including the utilities. It is located just right next to Kembangan MRT Station and somewhere between city and the airport.

Another relatively cheap and budget option is Platinum@Geylang. It offers 3 types of units: Studios for rent go for $2,000 - $2,200 per month, 1+1 (1 Bedroom) units for rent go for $2,300 - $3,000 and 2+1 units go for $3,000 per month. It is located at Lorong 31 Geylang, off Sims Avenue. This may explain why it is relatively cheap, (See Cheap Singapore Hotels - Geylang Area). If you are not a family do not let this turn you off, this place can be convenient to live with its vibrant Asian might life and it is really closed to the center.

Cheap Serviced / Studio Apartments in Singapore

A more expensive both much more central and convenient one is Platinum@River Valley, Institution Ville. It located 3 minutes walk from famous Mohamed Sultan Road. I have found this comment on the place in Singapore Expats Forum:
We just stayed for a month in a one-bedroom apartment at Institution Ville, a short walk from Orchard Road. The bedroom only had a glass sliding door and the kitchen area was tiny but it was the cheapest we could find at $3,300/month plus utilities. There was a related property that had loft apartments for just under $3,000. 
If you click around this website you can find it:
Each unit in both of these developments are for two people and the minimum length of stay is one month. And utilities are paid by you.

For an upper-scale alternative, you can also take a look at our Cheap Serviced / Studio Apartments in Singapore: Heritage Apartments review.

Click here for a list of serviced apartments : List of Serviced Apartments in Singapore.

See also Singapore short term rental and Cheap short term rentals rooms and apartments in Singapore.

If you are looking for cheap prices for luxurious serviced apartments in Singapore take a look at here:

Ascott Raffles Place Singapore

Orchard Parksuites by Far East Hospitality

Far East Plaza Apartments by Far East Hospitality

Orchard Scotts Residences in Singapore


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