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The Initial Residence
The Initial Residence
The Initial Residence
The Initial Residence
The Initial Residence
The Initial Residence
The Initial Residence

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8.1

Excellent

59 reviews

59 reviews

Housekeeping5
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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 560 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
The Durian Expert

270 m

Ka Ki

370 m

Whampoa Hawker Centre

370 m

Neverland

420 m

Sindy Durian

470 m

Popular landmarks
Orchard Road

2.9 km

Singapore Botanic Gardens

4.1 km

Singapore Flyer

4.1 km

National Orchid Garden

4.3 km

Sands Skypark Observation Deck

4.5 km

Closest landmarks
Parkway Health

40 m

Shaw Plaza Car Park

90 m

De Boutique Gym

210 m

Balestier Point

270 m

White on Whites

290 m

The Initial Residence

355 Balestier Road, Novena, Singapore, Singapore, 329782 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Novena part of Singapore, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Gardens By The Bay East. This 3.5-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

960 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

A/C

Safety deposit boxes

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Exercise area

Laundry service

Restaurants

Safety deposit boxes

This property is in high demand!

5 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.3
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportSeletar Airport (XSP)
Distance to airport10.3 km

Rooms available at The Initial Residence

1 Bedroom Deluxe
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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1 Bedroom Garden View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds or 2 queen be...
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1 Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed or 2 single bed...
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Studio
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Bedroom Standard
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at The Initial Residence ?

    The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to The Initial Residence ?

    Parking is available for an additional charge.

    What are my dining options at The Initial Residence ?

    The Initial Residence features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch.

    What is the smoking policy at The Initial Residence ?

    The Initial Residence does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Initial Residence ?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station is Novena, 950 m away from The Initial Residence .

    What restaurants are nearby The Initial Residence ?

    The Initial Residence is located in Novena, famous for good restaurants such as Founder Bak Kut Teh, Suki Sushi and Sakura International Buffet Restaurant - Shaw Plaza.

    What popular shopping places are close to The Initial Residence ?

    Shopping options in The Initial Residence ’s Novena neighborhood include Zhongshan Mall, Square 2 and Velocity Mall.

    What are popular attractions near The Initial Residence ?

    The Initial Residence is located in Novena area, which is famous for attractions such as Masjid Hajjah Rahimabi Kebun Limau, ZhongShan Park and HomeTeamNS @ Balestier.

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    What people love about The Initial Residence

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "Their room are spacious, complete with kitchen utendils, and also washing machine with dryer."

      VITRIANTI

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      July 27, 2022

    • 9.2

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Good location, friendly and helpful staff, clean apartment."

      Sum

      |

      May 24, 2022

    • 9.2

      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "Big room and comfortable."

      Adithya

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      May 9, 2022

    Property ranking|Compared to 552 Singapore properties
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    Value for money score
    8.3/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.5/10
    Overall score
    8.2/10
    Service score
    8.3/10
    Better than
    85
    %
    of Singapore properties
    Better than
    80
    %
    of Singapore properties
    Better than
    76
    %
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    Better than
    72
    %
    of Singapore properties
    Overall rating:

    8.1

    Excellent
    59 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.4
    Facilities
    7.6
    Location
    8.2
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    More about The Initial Residence

    More about The Initial Residence

    The Initial Residence

    Whatever your reason for visiting Singapore, The Initial Residence is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
    Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by The Initial Residence . Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the serviced apartment. The serviced apartment provides front desk services such as safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
    The serviced apartment is entirely non-smoking.
    Rooms at The Initial Residence are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the serviced apartment come with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and bottled water are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the serviced apartment.


    Around the property

    With its convenient location, the serviced apartment offers easy access to all Singapore has to offer. Tourists travel from around the world to see Singapore Flyer, which is an easy visit just 4.1 km away. You're sure to want to visit Sands Skypark Observation Deck located 4.5 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Singapore.


    Reasons to stay here

    Verified reviews score this serviced apartment higher than 85% of accommodations in the city on value for money.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.6

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Chinese [Mandarin]

    Internet access

    • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Exercise area
    • Tours

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Kitchen
    • Restaurants

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Elevator
    • Food delivery
    • Invoice provided
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • CCTV in common areas
    • CCTV outside property
    • Check-in [24-hour]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms

    Getting around

    • Parking [paid]

    Available in all rooms

    • A/C
    • Closet
    • Coffee/tea machine
    • Complimentary drinking water
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Lock box in room
    • Phone
    • Refrigerator
    • Slippers
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • TV [flat screen]
    • Wake up call
    • Washing machine
    Location
    355 Balestier Road, Novena, Singapore, Singapore, 329782
    Excellent
    Location

    8.2

    Airports

    • Seletar Airport (XSP)
      10.3 km
    • Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
      16.3 km

    Public transportation

    • Novena
      960 m
    • Novena MRT Station
      970 m

    Hospital or clinic

    • Parkway Health
      40 m

    Shopping

    • Orchard Road
      2.9 km

    Convenience store

    • 7 Eleven
      100 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      90 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Orchard Road
      2.9 km
    • Singapore Botanic Gardens
      4.1 km
    • Singapore Flyer
      4.1 km
    • National Orchid Garden
      4.3 km
    • Sands Skypark Observation Deck
      4.5 km
    • Gardens By The Bay East
      4.5 km
    • Cloud Forest
      4.8 km
    • Chinatown
      4.8 km
    • Night Safari
      10.9 km
    • Singapore Zoo
      11.0 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Parkway Health
      40 m
    • Shaw Plaza Car Park
      90 m
    • De Boutique Gym
      210 m
    • The Durian Expert
      270 m
    • Balestier Point
      270 m
    • White on Whites
      290 m
    • N B Tham Clinic
      350 m
    • Balestier Dental Surgery
      350 m
    • Ka Ki
      370 m
    • Whampoa Hawker Centre
      370 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-2 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 3-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    The property

    • Number of floors5
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 46

    Reviews of The Initial Residence from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.0
    /
    10
    Excellent
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities7.6
    Location8.2
    Service8.2
    Value for money8.3
    High score for Singapore
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (11)
    8-9 Excellent (2)
    7-8 Very Good (1)
    6-7 Good (2)
    <6 Below Expectation (1)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (10)
    Jun - Aug (2)
    Sep - Nov (1)
    Dec - Feb (4)
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    6.4
    Good
    Angelene from United Arab Emirates
    Family with young children
    1 Bedroom Standard
    Stayed 7 nights in July 2022

    Good location”

    Good location as there were so many restaurant around the block. Near bus stand for taxi and buses. Good staff specially the night shift. Need to do more with cleanliness with the value we paid for

    Reviewed July 31, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    VITRIANTI from Indonesia
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Deluxe
    Stayed 7 nights in July 2022

    Super good deal”

    Great Staying at the initial. We stayed for 1 week with 1 toddler. Their room are spacious, complete with kitchen utendils, and also washing machine with dryer. The staffs is also nice.

    Reviewed July 27, 2022

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sum from Singapore
    Family with teens
    1 Bedroom Deluxe
    Stayed 8 nights in May 2022

    Stay in Initial ”

    Good location, friendly and helpful staff, clean apartment. Will definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed May 25, 2022

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Adithya from Singapore
    Family with young children
    1 Bedroom Suite
    Stayed 9 nights in April 2022

    Good and neat”

    Stayed here for about 10 days. Big room and comfortable.

    Reviewed May 09, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Min-On from Singapore
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Deluxe
    Stayed 8 nights in April 2022

    Great affordable service residence”

    Would highly recommend this place for slightly long stayers >6 days. Place is new, well kept with good supplies. Staff are friendly and helpful. My parents have stayed here twice. The unit comes with own kitchenette and fridge, pretty much self sufficient. Price is extremely reasonable compared to other hotels around. Great recommend for business travellers and those with families.

    Reviewed May 03, 2022

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Andika from Indonesia
    Group
    1 Bedroom Deluxe
    Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

    Clean and value for money ”

    My sister likes a lot this place. It's clean and spacious. Value for money.

    Reviewed May 03, 2022

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Natashia from Singapore
    Family with teens
    1 Bedroom Suite
    Stayed 8 nights in April 2022

    It's very clean and new!!!”

    We booked the biggest family room with 51 sqm, which is really spacious. The apartment is brand new renovated, very clean and friendly used. It almost provided all the daily necessary households. The location is very convenient to grab food just downstair, with many variaties. And right in front of the service apartment, there is a Taxi stand and bus stop that allow us to get transportation very easily. But I have some minor suggests are: 1. Pls provide one more dust-bin in the wash-room. 2. Pls provide home-cleaning daily but not twice a day. We would choose this service apartment again next time.

    Reviewed April 21, 2022

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Arlene from Philippines
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Garden View
    Stayed 14 nights in March 2022

    Great value for money - very comfortable stay and awesome location”

    We really enjoyed our 2-week stay at The Initial Residence. The serviced apartment was very comfortable -- and it was great that they would actually clean the apartment every other day. The location is very central and right beside a taxi stand and bus stop too. The room amenities were very useful - washing machine, hair dryer, full sized fridge, etc. The pricing is extremely reasonable for the location and the comfortable size of the apartment. I would stay here again if I needed to stay for more than a few days in SG.

    Reviewed April 07, 2022

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Vinodhini from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Family Room
    Stayed 6 nights in March 2022

    Convenient and family friendly place to stay.”

    Can get the cleaning dept to be more polite and give clear information. We are customers and the way the head of Housekeping dept was very rude. Should teach some manners and customer service. Overall good but very disappointed for Housekeeping dept. Nothing much to say.

    Reviewed April 06, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Amit from India
    Solo traveler
    1 Bedroom Suite
    Stayed 7 nights in March 2022

    Great Service apartment ”

    The rooms are big and clean. Housekeeping is very decent. Staff is very polite. Access to public transport is less than 100 Mtrs. A very good deal at the price offered. Can be improved on kitchen utensils

    Reviewed March 19, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Narwati from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Family Room
    Stayed 10 nights in January 2022

    Great togetherness”

    Easy to go anywhere. Complete utensils and kitchenette unless rice cooker, because of the chinese new year we should prepare our meal by ourselves. Clean and tidy. We got early check in without any charges. We will stay here again for our next visiting. Thank you Mr. Enzo for your hospitality! We have happy reunoin for this year chinese new year.

    Reviewed February 10, 2022

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    6.4
    Good
    Ezza from Singapore
    Couple
    Studio
    Stayed 9 nights in January 2022

    New ”

    I assume The Initial is newly built because when i was there, the gym was still under renovation so i was not able to work out during my week stay. You will need to give the reception a heads up to have your room cleaned- no matter you put the sign to clean your room on or not. Also, cleaners don't do the dishes unless you ask them to. The cleaning service could be better, but overall location and room facility is not bad at all.

    Reviewed January 30, 2022

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    7.2
    Very good
    Mary from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Studio
    Stayed 7 nights in December 2021

    Serviced apartment but not serviced apartment”

    I called for cleaning once, nobody came. Nobody cleaned my room for the whole of my 7 day stay. I did call twice for service to check my aircon and they came after my second call. No water provided everyday. The room layout and design was quite nice though and I really liked that I had a washing machine/dryer because I came from SHN and I had a lot to wash and dry. What irked me the most are the very few electric outlets! I had to carry the microwave oven out of its space and nearer to the tv because that's near to an outlet. Do they think I'll buy an extension for my stay? If I need to, they should have mentioned when I checked-in. It was still a good stay though but really had to say these things. Good thing I didn't break the oven when I carried it, I'm quite thin and not used to carrying heavy items.

    Reviewed January 05, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    SEOK from Australia
    Family with teens
    Family Room
    Stayed 7 nights in December 2021

    Good location & Clean apartment”

    Good location & clean apartment. Nearby good local food. Happy with my stay.

    Reviewed December 31, 2021

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    Dear Seok, Thank you for your kind words and honest feedback! We are indeed most delighted to hear that you had a memorable stay with us. Glad you liked our apartment. We’re pleased to know that you enjoyed the location of our Hotel; we hope you got to enjoy the bustling entertainment precinct of Balestier and Whampoa as well! In the meantime, if I may be of further service to you, please let me know. We look forward to welcoming you back again!

    Responded December 31, 2021
    The Initial Residence
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Syed from Sri Lanka
    Solo traveler
    1 Bedroom Suite
    Stayed 10 nights in November 2021

    good”

    Good

    Reviewed November 20, 2021

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    Dear Syed, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We trust that you had a great time exploring our precinct. We look forward to welcoming you back again for another memorable experience here at The Initial Residence.

    Responded November 20, 2021
    The Initial Residence
    2.4
    HUNJOO from South Korea
    Business traveler
    1 Bedroom Standard
    Stayed 22 nights in April 2022

    가격대비 실망입니다”

    교통편이 불편한곳에 위치한 레지던스 솔직히 비추입니다

    Reviewed April 30, 2022

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    8.4
    Excellent
    XINBING from China
    Family with teens
    1 Bedroom Garden View
    Stayed 15 nights in May 2022

    适合家庭居住”

    有厨房洗衣机,非常适合带小朋友的家庭

    Reviewed June 16, 2022

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