While some may think of hotel rooms as just a place to kick back and relax, the best accommodation provides travellers with a launch pad to discover new experiences and embark on novel adventures.
From charming boutiques to luxury stays, we’ve selected five fine establishments to cater to your needs and idiosyncrasies, based on amenities and location (with added points for style!).
Read on, and make your stay in the Lion City a truly unforgettable one.
Indulge Your Senses
Treetops Executive Residences Singapore
If you’re hoping to add bold new fashion choices to your wardrobe and have a discerning eye for all things sartorial, you should certainly pay a visit to Orchard Road.
Singapore’s most famous shopping belt is home to malls, emporiums and boutiques that’ll have you scouring shelves and racks for hours, if not days.
To take a load off your feet, you should consider a room at the ultra-luxurious Treetops Executive Residences Singapore. Nestled away on Orange Grove Road, these serviced apartments are the perfect oasis to unwind after a shopping spree. The residences are surrounded by lush greenery, and boast a wide range of amenities including a swimming pool and tennis courts.
Treetops Executive Residences Singapore. 7 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258355. Tel: +65 6887 0088.
Ann Siang House
With both Michelin-starred restaurants and an age-old tradition of hawkers, Singapore is a foodie paradise for discerning gourmands and street food fanatics alike.
If you’re looking to get your bearings in food heaven, we suggest staying at Ann Siang House. The establishment is housed within a beautifully restored heritage shophouse and boasts 20 rooms, including a themed Culinary Studio for aspiring chefs looking to whip up their own meals.
To get a taste of authentic local fare and world-class dishes, just take a step outside — Chinatown is home to world-class bars, award-winning eateries and some of the best hawker fare on the island.
We recommend visiting the bars on Ann Siang Hill and Chinatown Complex Food Centre, which houses over 260 hawker stalls. The world’s most affordable Michelin-starred meal can be found at Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice Noodle.
Ann Siang House. 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708. Tel:+65 6202 9377.
Gain New Perspectives
Hearing new perspectives, meeting fascinating people and swapping stories—the good folks at Societal COO certainly seem to understand the importance that human connection plays in travel.
This funky hostel fuses modern amenities with the communal culture found in backpacking communities. Guests are invited to create a digital profile, which allows them to indicate key interests, connect with fellow guests and kick-start conversations.
In-house programmes like the Breakfast Club and Supper Club are perfect for avid socialisers, who’re encouraged to bond over meals together. Alternatively, you could organise a spontaneous outing with fellow guests, and explore the cultural enclave of Tiong Bahru.
Societal COO. 259 Outram Road, Singapore 169056. Tel: +65 6221 5060.
The Scarlet Singapore
The Scarlet Singapore is the island’s first boutique hotel, famous for its bold décor and luxuriously sensual interior design. Established in the heart of Chinatown in 2004, this establishment’s rooms are decked out in lavish furniture and striking hues.
The hotel houses Casa Tartufo—which serves Northern Italian fare—and Meii Sushi for guests with a sashimi craving. But we recommend having a meal and a cocktail at Aria, on the roof of the hotel. You’ll be able to take in an amazing view of bustling Chinatown, with its busy byways, places of worship and vibrant watering holes.
Visitors who love the arts and heritage should pay a visit to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple to marvel at the architecture and relics housed within, or jaunt around the district in search of hidden street art.
The Scarlet Singapore. 33 Erskine Road, Singapore 069333. Tel: +65 6511 3333.
Explore new horizons
Beach Villas™ – Resorts World™ Sentosa
With its pristine beaches and spectacular views of clear blue waters, Beach Villas™ – Resorts World™ Sentosa is the perfect oasis for thrill-seekers looking to recuperate from their latest adventure and nature-loving explorers alike.
This idyllic retreat boasts a range of luxurious villas and top-rate amenities like private lap pools, spas and buggy services for those looking to zip around the island.
Located on the island resort of Sentosa, this establishment grants guests easy access to a plethora of thrills. Snorkel with tropical fish at Adventure Cove Waterpark™, brave the high-flying obstacles at AJ Hackett Sentosa, and strap yourself into the movie-themed rides at the Universal Studios Singapore™ theme park.
To explore the lush greenery that Singapore has to offer, head over to Harbourfront, and embark on an excursion of the Southern Ridges. A favourite haunt of shutter bugs and bird watchers, this ten-kilometre stretch of connecting trails is home to white-crested laughing thrushes, oriental whip snakes and sunbirds.
Sentosa Island. 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269. Tel: +65 6577 8888.