From so many different things to see, different experiences to explore and to immersive activities – the city of Singapore is bustling with so much it has to offer.
Looking for the right place to stay when travelling also adds to that experience not only because the location of where you stay is important depending on what all you are willing to explore, but also because these days, staying is also an experience in itself.
Some of us like to stay in a minimal living set up, and other times we might seek a luxurious stay to unwind or a unique concept, something that does not yet exist in places where we otherwise live.
When it comes to hotels and living options, Singapore has a plethora of it – from luxurious hotels to boutique stays and minimal staying options – you’d find it all. Which means it can be quite a task to pick a hotel in Singapore. To make it easier for you, I’ve listed down 10 Best Hotels in Singapore. Scroll below to read all about them:
1. The Scarlet
The Scarlet was one of the first luxury boutique hotels in Singapore. An interesting thing about this gorgeous property is that the Scarlet was originally the 1868 shophouses, which were the shared living quarters of immigrant Chinese women servants – and this is what makes this place a great choice, where you would see a blend of history and modernity – with its intriguing past, and the modern facilities.
You can opt between rooms and suite options, and enjoy complimentary services free phone calls to 11 countries, free access to the gym and outdoor jacuzzi.
Moreover, the property has a good location with places like Chinatown Street Market, National Museum of Singapore, Gardens By the Bay and Marina Bay Sands close to the hotel.
The hotel features two restaurants and a bar, wherein the two restaurants serve authentic Italian and Japanese cuisines and the Bar – Aria is the perfect place to sit and relax with the beautiful evening views of Chinatown Market from its rooftop.
2. Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is no doubt the most popular hotel in Singapore, especially known for its infinity poot on its roof-top from where one can experience the gorgeous skyline of Singapore, which also makes it a very popular sunset spot.
Not only from its infinity pool, but you can also witness the best of views from their Spago Dining Room by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, which serves Californian cuisine, and Lavo Italian restaurant and roof-top bar.
The hotel features different kinds of rooms and you can choose between – Deluxe Room, Premier Room, Club Room, and the Orchid Suite.
Marina Bay Sands not only has a gorgeous property and provides first-class amenities but living here is an experience in itself. For instance, the hotel exhibits Future World – a themed gallery and artworks, a place for you to witness many mind-blowing artworks and installations, Digital Light Canvas which is another artistic experience at the hotel. Not only this, but you can also enjoy the Spectra – A light and water show, which is free for the public, and even make the most of the Sampan Rides at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands in intricately crafted Chinese wooden boats.
If this isn’t enough – then the hotel also features many luxurious shops at ‘The Shoppes’ for all your shopping needs. From Armani Exchange, Dior to Louis Vitton, among many others, the shopping experience at Marina Bay Sands will be a great experience.
All in all, if you are looking for a luxurious stay, then Marina Bay Sands hotel is a traveller’s delight where you’d find everything you need!
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3. Lloyds Inn
If you’re looking for an experiential stay, and a new perspective, then Lloyd’s Inn should be your pick. It’s a very interesting property that has a very minimal outlook and is where brilliant architecture meets nature. The architecture of the place has a very raw essence to it, and the same can be seen in its raw walls, and minimal designing.
All the rooms in the property have a connection with nature, in a unique way, and you can choose between The Standard Room, The Garden Room, The Reading Room, The Sky Room, The Patio, among some others wherein every room serves a different purpose, with a unique set up. You can read about the rooms in detail here.
Another very interesting thing about the property is that they do not offer in-house breakfast. Instead, they provide vouchers of the nearby eateries and coffee shops, which is a unique take on the free-breakfast concept. Apart from this, there is a pantry and a rooftop bar setting – both of which are communal spaces, where you can cook your own meals and share with someone, or make your own cocktails, which gives you a feeling like you’re at your home, even when you are travelling.
The Hotel is also centrally located, only minutes away to the popular markets and shopping centres, making it a perfect place to be, which will provide you with a living experience like never before.
4. Hotel G Singapore
Hotel G got extremely popular because of the European Delicacies and the best value for a glass of wine at its’ restaurant – Ginette. But the Hotel in itself showcases a beautiful affair with an Instagrammable set-up, a focus on communal spaces and all amenities to make your stay comfortable.
The Hotel is situated on the Middle Road which is the heart of Singapore’s Art District – making it a perfect option for those who have an inclination towards arts.
Apart from Ginette, the hotel also has 25 Degrees Burger and Liquor Bar, an award-winning place that derives its name after the precise temperature difference between a raw and a perfect hamburger. The Bar has an old Hollywood charm and is the perfect place to eat burgers and milkshakes.
5. Naumi Hotel
Naumi Hotel is one of the best Art Hotels in Singapore, which offers an intimate living setting with only over 70 rooms in their property.
The property in itself speaks for its unique love for art, and installations. The same can be seen from the very moment you’ll spot the property where you will spot a four-story-high graffiti mural on the facade of the property, and then as you’ll pave your way towards the lobby, you’ll find a video installation which is made up of thousands of videos, forming into a pixelated image.
Apart from these, many other elements used in the design of the hotel reflects a love for the arts and can be seen and spotted in different nooks and corners, where unique and brilliant artworks are exhibited in the lobby and other areas in the hotel.
The property has a good location, on Seah Street and is close to Suntec City Mall, Marina Bay, Raffles, Clarke Quay, etc.
There are five kinds of rooms in the property, all of which are inspired by different icons in the fashion, art and contemporary world. You can read about their rooms in detail here.
6. The Vagabond Club, Singapore – a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
A dramatic building that will instantly catch your attention, The Vagabond Club is housed in a 1950’s heritage art-deco building. Designed by the famous French Designer, Jaques Garcia, the hotel is an embodiment of dynamic art and a constant conversation around it.
It is a home for artists – where different artists can come together and work in an open environment, create and share their work. Not only do I love The Vagabond Club for how it is a home for artists, but also because it is Singapore’s first carbon-free hotel.
From the Classic Room to Vagabond Executive Club Suite, there are different kinds of rooms at the hotel for you to choose from. The location is also great with Raffles City, Marina Bay, Chinatown, and Kampong Glam just minutes away from the hotel.
Apart from this, the hotel offers many facilities to make your stay comfortable – like An in-house Salon and a fitness centre and many dine-in options. Our Favourite is Whiskey Library, a whiskey bar where not only could you enjoy a collection of 1000 rare whiskeys while you nibble on some delightful small bites, but also enjoy the many events that are hosted here – from Jazz stories, intimate theatre sessions to artist evenings and book readings.
7. Hotel Kai
Unlike the rest of the listings, Hotel Kai is a great option for budget travellers, as well as those who prefer necessity over luxury. It is a three-star hotel which believes in the principle of ‘small is more’ and showcases how to use space efficiently, without compromising on any needs, and yet having it all within a budget.
Another beautiful thing about Hotel Kai, is that they give a lot of importance to their responsibility to the environment. They use energy-efficient LEDs and air-conditioning, use water heaters to avoid excessive energy consumption, and also loan bicycles to their guest for a day for free, and is also Green Mark certified building.
Here you could get a very different experience by staying in a cabin, or even their Urban Skyloft suite, if you’re travelling in a group of three.
Hotel Kai has a central location and is close to major centres and attractions like The Esplanade Park, The Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer, The Parliament House, National Arts Gallery, etc.
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8. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Another luxurious property situated in the heart of Singapore, in Marina Bay, Ritz Carlton is for those who want to gaze at the brilliant views that Singapore has to offer. From your dine-in needs to nearby attractions, and spa – the hotel has you covered with its Michelin Star restaurant – Summer Pavilion, a Colony Bakery, and a lounge.
The hotel also features a 4200 piece art collection, perfect for all the art lovers. Apart from its luxury accommodation, the hotel also organizes many experiences and activities to keep its guests entertained like Trick or Treat, ‘Game Night’ Stay Experience among many others.
9. Raffles Hotel
Raffles Hotel is like exploring History in a modern way, as it is one of the few remaining 19th-century hotels in the world. It opened in 1887 and is Singapore’s most iconic historic hotel, which will make you feel like you travelled back in time. It started with only 10 guest rooms and now after many years, it has expanded to over 75 rooms.
Even though the hotel has been renovated multiple times in the past, attention has been paid to preserve with much dignity, its old-world charm.
The property is situated in the heart of the civic and business district of Singapore, close to attractions like Chinatown, Singapore Zoo, Asian Civilisations Museum, etc.
The hotel features nine dine-in options, catering to all your needs and cravings, where from a Writer’s Bar, Tiffin Room, to The Grand Lobby and the Raffles Courtyard, you’ll find a perfect blend of all kinds of authentic cuisines.
10. St. Regis Hotel
Situated on Tanglin Road, a very central location, St. Regis serves a luxurious stay on a platter, with all of its 299 rooms and suites. The entire property is a delight to witness and experience, with beautiful rooms, great views, and exquisite dining options.
St. Regis also showcases brilliant artwork of some of the renowned artists like Anthony Poon, Georgette Chen, Fernando Botero, Marc Chagall, and Pablo Picasso. You can also join for a daily art walk called ‘The Art of Living’, to get a detailed understanding of these artworks.
If you are looking for a renowned property, where all your needs would be taken care of in a luxurious manner, you must check out St. Regis Hotel.
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