Ramada & Days Hotels at Zhongshan Park: Staying at the Heart of the Balestier Heritage Trail in Singapore

Ramada Hotel Singapore

Ramada and Days Hotel Singapore are located in a public green space called Zhongshan Park in Novena district.

Ramada Singapore and Days Hotel Singapore are two reputable hotels – both under the global Wyndham Hotel Group – located in a modest public green space shaded by old banyan trees called Zhongshan Park, along the historic Balestier Road in the Novena district of Singapore. I spent two nights at both hotels on a recent visit to Singapore. Days caters to leisure visitors, while Ramada targets business travelers. The rooms at both hotels are comfortable and well-appointed. In terms of the interior design, Days Hotel, being a leisure hotel, has a more bright and youthful palette which include bright oranges and blues; while the rooms of Ramada Singapore, as a business hotel, carry more soothing earth tones.

Zhongshan Park

Zhongshan Park, with the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and Burmese Buddhist Temple in the backdrop.

Days Hotel Singapore

View of Zhongshan Park and Days Hotel Singapore from my park-view view room in Ramada Singapore.

Interestingly, what appealed to me the most about Ramada and Days is the local vibe of the surrounding neighborhood. Both hotels are situated in a non-touristy area of the Novena district in Singapore, only frequented by locals who patronize one of the city’s best chicken rice and bak kut teh (pork spareribs soup) at Boon Tong Kee and Founder’s Bak Kut Teh, respectively,  just down Balestier Road. They are also situated at the heart of the Balestier Heritage Trail, which highlights local memorials, temples, churches and shophouses. Visitors can refer to the trail map found in the middle of Zhongshan Park, or ask the reception for a brochure to enjoy a self-guided tour. Two of the trail’s attractions are situated a stone’s throw away from the hotels, namely the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial (just show your hotel key card for complimentary entrance), the former headquarters of revolutionary leader Dr. Sun Yat Sen, and a Burmese Buddhist Temple. Zhongshan Park may be relatively relaxed but it’s not far away from the busy shopping thoroughfare of Orchard Road, and only a 15-minute drive to the central business district.

Amenities

The amenities of Days Hotel Singapore include a 24-hour gym and self-service laundromat, while Ramada Singapore has the similar facilities, plus a 30-meter outdoor swimming pool. For all your personal needs, the ground floor of Ramada has a shopping center with a grocery, convenience stores and food outlets. Ramada Hotel Singapore

Ramada Hotel Singapore

Ramada Singapore has a 30-meter outdoor pool – a wonderful spot to relax after touring the city!

Room Rates

Room rates at the four-star Ramada Singapore start at SGD 160++ for a city-view double room. Find discounted room rates at Ramada Singapore hereDays Hotel Singapore, on the other hand, starts at SGD 135++ for a city-view double room. Find the best deals for Days Hotel Singapore here!

Ramada Hotel Singapore

Ramada’s rooms carry soothing earth tones and nature motifs.

Ramada Hotel Singapore

Hanging out with friends at my room in Days Hotel, which exudes a fun and youthful vibe.

Meals

Rooms come with breakfast buffets at both hotels. For lunch and dinner, there are some fine restaurants within Zhongshan Park, most notably Flavours at Zhongshan Park at Ramada Singapore which specializes in Southeast Asian fusion cuisine. Notable dishes that I tried are baked miso soup (SGD 30.90), deep-fried otak and chips (SGD 19.90) and Nonya laksa (SGD 18.90). My favorite dish was the 24-Hour Slow-Cooked Beer Marinated Pork Belly (SGD 30.90), cooked sous vide style, paired with a delightful glass of curry leaf lemonade (SGD 9)!  Besides the hotel restaurants, as mentioned above, there are also some outstanding must-try restaurants down Balestier Road.

Flavours at Zhongshan Park

24-Hour Beer Marinated Pork Belly at Flavours Restaurant

Flavours at Zhongshan Park

Beat the Singapore heat with a refreshing and flavorful glass of curry leaf lemonade!

How to Get There

Both Ramada Singapore and Days Hotel Singapore are a 10-minute walk from Novena MRT Station. One can also take the public bus and alight right across the hotel along Balestier Road. More conveniently, guests at both hotels can also book frequent complimentary shuttle vans to and from Novena MRT or Orchard Road (DFS T Galleria, 25 Scotts Road).

Contact Details

Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park
16 Ah Hood Road., Singapore 329982
Contact Number: +65 68086888
Email: info@ramadasingapore.com

Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park
1 Jalan Rajah, Singapore 329133
Contact Number: +65 68086868
Email: info@dayshotelsingapore.com

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