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The best hotels in Singapore

From quirky boutique rooms in cultural enclaves to luxury villas by the beach, these are the best addresses to rest your head at

Six Senses Duxton
By Mia Chenyze and Dewi Nurjuwita |
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You won't run out of hotel options in Singapore, especially with many new additions. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the hotels in this list are just a quick walk, train ride or shuttle away from the city's best attractions like Gardens by the Bay and Sentosa. There are also plenty of restaurant and bar options around to make sure you never go hungry – even if it's way past midnight. The city never sleeps, after all. 

Whether you're visiting from out of town or planning to do a staycation, these are the best rooms you should check into. 

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Six Senses Duxton
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Six Senses Duxton

icon-location-pin Tanjong Pagar

Shophouse charm

Housed in the historic neighbourhood of Chinatown, this luxurious new hotel has a limited amount of guest rooms – so you’re ensured an intimate experience full of personalised touches. There are three types of rooms and five kinds of suites available – but if you want to experience opulence, opulence, opt for the Duxton Duplex Suite, a two-storey loft with magnificent living space on the first floor and a bed and bath on the second. Guest perks include tours, workshops on Chinese tea, yoga classes in the morning, an in-house medicinal herbal dispensary and traditional Chinese medicine consultations by a TCM master with decades of experience. Following consultation, guests receive two complimentary tinctures from him daily with formulations that help to promote the general wellbeing of both mind and body. The focus on the body and health carries on to the hotel's on-site restaurant too. Yellow Pot offers a range of Chinese sharing plates made with sauces that are prepared from scratch and free from any preservatives.

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The Fullerton Bay Hotel
Photo by: Michael Weber
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The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

icon-location-pin Raffles Place

Waterfront glamour

The crown jewel of the Marina Bay basin, the Fullerton Bay is beautiful in its own right, but also offers a fabulous panorama. The main lobby is located in the historic Clifford Pier and boasts beautiful, dramatic arches. All the rooms promise a view, but the Bay View categories are sublime. Thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows (and bathtubs that face the marina), you get to experience the bay's changing faces: glittery and resplendent at night, and a beautiful vision to wake up to. And did we mention that Fullerton Bay has the best pillow menu ever, with eclectic choices such as buckwheat pillows and jade-lined ones? The hotel is mere minutes from major attractions like the Merlion and the Esplanade, but set aside quality time to laze by the pool and soak up the nightscape.

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Capella Singapore
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Capella Singapore

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Balinese vibes

A stay at Capella presents an unusual case of #firstworldproblems. There's so much to soak in – literally – but not enough time. There are the foliage-fringed, three-tiered cascading pools with the dreamy vibe of a Bali resort; the Auriga Spa (access is gratis for hotel guests) with its amazing jacuzzi pool, herbal steam bath, and experience showers; the in-room bathtubs; and if you're staying in a villa – your private outdoor plunge pool. And when you want a change from all that soaking, curl up with a good book at the salon-esque library – which is open to all guests with 24-hour complimentary refreshments – or watch the sunset colours from the al fresco terrace at Bob's Bar.

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Raffles Hotel Singapore
Raffles Hotel Singapore
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Raffles Hotel Singapore

icon-location-pin City Hall

Colonial splendour in the heart of the city 

After a meticulous two-year refurbishment by acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud, the iconic Raffles Hotel is now back  – and more majestic than ever before. Housed in a beautifully restored colonial building from 1887, the hotel boasts beautiful interiors with antique furnishings, fine oriental carpets, and teak wood flooring. In addition to the six existing suite categories, the revitalised hotel offers three new ones: Residence, Promenade, and Studio Suites. Shop for some souvenirs at The Raffles Arcade, which is newly outfitted with a charming Raffles Boutique and various bespoke retail brands such as Leica, Rimowa, and The Hour Glass.

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Sofitel
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Sofitel Singapore City Centre

icon-location-pin Raffles Place

For the fitness junkie

Sofitel is every wellness-conscious traveller’s dream come true. Besides the 24-hour hotel gym, Club Floor guests have access to the adjacent Virgin Active gym where you can exercise in a high altitude room, join workout classes, or get some salt therapy in the Himalayan Salt Inhalation Room. In the evening, cool off in the 30-metre infinity pool, then head down for tipples at the 1864 Bar, which has 22-and-counting barrel-aged cocktails on the list. If you'd rather me-time in the plush comfort of your room, you'll find it equipped with an exercise mat and foam rollers, plus the generously sized bathtub even comes with a book-and-wine-glass tray. Sweet.

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The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Photo: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
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The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

icon-location-pin City Hall

Artsy retreat in the Civic District 

The new Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore takes over two iconic buildings: the neoclassical-style Capitol Building (1930) and Venetian Renaissance-style Stamford House (1904). Located in the civic and cultural district, the hotel is the perfect base for exploring the museums in downtown Singapore. The luxurious rooms boast high corniced ceilings with dramatic archways and grand windows that overlook the bustling street. 15 Stamford by celebrity chef Alvin Leung at the lobby level of the hotel is decked in intricate metalwork, burnished mirrors, and glamorous details that reference the Art Deco and Victorian-style architecture of The Capitol. Savour Chef Leung's humble tribute to Asian cuisine showcases a hybrid of several recipes from around Asia, paying tribute to cuisines from Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. 

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St Regis
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The St. Regis Singapore

icon-location-pin Orchard

Get royally pampered

The ritzy chandelier, expansive marble, and Victorian brocades will have you imagining you've waltzed into a royal palace, and indeed, the hotel has been home to visiting royalty including Prince Charles. The opulence also sets the stage for a truly one-of-a-kind luxurious stay because at St Regis, every guest is accorded 24-hour access to a personal butler. The perks span from obvious ones such as garment pressing and hot beverages to the downright lavish like having a sumptuous bubble bath drawn for you. Then there’s Remède Spa’s therapeutic Wet Lounge that’s open to all hotel guests. Breakfast is also worth waking up for, if only for the glorious truffle flan and the Avruga caviar-topped Boston lobster omelette.

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Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong
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Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong

icon-location-pin Marine Parade

The heart of Peranakan culture

Katong is Singapore's Peranakan enclave, picturesque with colourful shophouses and quaint with old-school eateries. Fittingly, Hotel Indigo makes an earnest yet a quirky modern tribute to the locale's heritage. The minibar’s an ornate cabinet, the coffee table doubles up as carrom board and there’s an enamel washbasin for you to have a foot soak in just like the matriarchs of old. And for a boutique-style hotel with a tiny footprint, it's managed to squeeze into the premises a rooftop lap pool, a 24-hour gym, a lobby lounge/business centre stocked with local books, and an in-house restaurant that stays faithful to Nyonya flavours.

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lloyd’s Inn
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Lloyd's Inn

icon-location-pin River Valley

Live out your Kinfolk dreams

Stepping into Lloyd's Inn is akin to entering the artfully curated pages of Kinfolk magazine. The palette is minimalist – blond wood on pristine white, set off by black frames – and the rooms are bathed in an abundance of ethereal light. Facilities are sparse, but there are numerous pockets of space for guests to rest and recharge: a dipping pool framed by lush greenery (the hotel even provide kaftans and yukatas for lounging around in), a roof terrace for BYOB sundowners, plus most of its rooms offer a mix of outdoor showers and baths. It's almost hard to believe that this oasis is a mere hop and skip away from the Orchard Road shopping belt.

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Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore - The Club Lounge
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Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore

icon-location-pin Tanjong Pagar

Garden city adventures

Ever wanted to live in a plush apartment right in the heart of the city? At Oasia Hotel Downtown, you can – even if only for a few days. The hotel towers over Tanjong Pagar MRT station, with hi-fi city views and buzzy F&B options within its furry green shell. WOHA, the architecture firm behind Oasia, has broken down the walls on all four sides of the lobby (and the 21st floor) – the resulting natural draft evokes a vibe reminiscence of a Bali villa retreat, albeit in a high-rise. Air-conditioning, what?  The Skyline Pavilion – it’s only accessible to Club room guests – is our fave spot in the hotel. There, an infinity lap pool offers views of the CBD and Chinatown. On the rooftop, two mirrored pools crown the hotel with swing chairs and pale blue chaises.

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Marina Bay Sands
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Marina Bay Sands

icon-location-pin Marina Bay

For the ultimate pool selfie

Snagging a pool selfie at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is to reach the pinnacle of your selfie game – literally, because the pool deck, perched at 57 stories and spanning the length of three Olympic-sized pools, is the highest and largest rooftop pool in the world. Then there's the daredevil allure of the infinity pool's "vanishing edge" and the skyline below. You just gotta be creative at cropping because this is a 2,500-room hotel so the pool's bound to be packed. You'll also want to milk your stay for all it's worth on the celebrity restaurant front: redeem your breakfast either at Spago on the pool deck or Adrift, smash up one-for-one cocktails at Adrift or The Bar at Waku Ghin, and flash your room key to enjoy up to 25 percent discounts at Long Chim and Adrift.

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The Warehouse Hotel
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The Warehouse Hotel

icon-location-pin Raffles Place

Soho-living by the river

What was once a godown along the Straits of Malacca trade route is now one of the swankiest hotels to open in Singapore. The Warehouse Hotel, with its industrial-luxe design aesthetics, play up the building's history. Think exposed walls, leather couches, and for the cavernous pitched lobby – a mixture of wheels, pulleys and naked bulbs as the light centrepiece. That local-yet-modern emphasis continues throughout the hotel, from its in-house restaurant Po, which spins a gourmet take on hawker favourites to the way Warehouse puts the spotlight on Singapore artisans through its in-room amenities, such as ceramic ware by Mud Rock and teas by Amuse Project. The lobby bar is also a worthy visit for its stellar, Asian-inspired cocktails – after all, the hotel is managed by the Lo & Behold Group which owns some of the trendiest restaurants and bars in town.

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W Singapore Sentosa Cove - WET
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W Singapore - Sentosa Cove

icon-location-pin Sentosa

Party beats

The W Singapore is a sexy hotel. Beats thump through the lobby, beautiful people parade around the pool and red Prada leather adorns the lift walls. A staycation here is like peeping into the lifestyles of Sentosa Cove’s rich and famous – so don’t forget your polo tee and bug-eyed sunnies. Whatever you want, whenever you want it, the hotel is happy to provide. Even if it’s a tray of desserts served on a golden skateboard upon check-in. But the pool is where we spent most of our time: open 24/7, it pulses with life in the day and transforms into a private, sensuous and oh-so-inviting space at night.

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Capri by Fraser, China Square
Ho Wai Kay
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Capri by Fraser, China Square

icon-location-pin Chinatown

Stay connected

This new property in Chinatown blends hospitality, design and technology together, right in the heart of the CBD. Catering to the lifestyle needs of digitally-driven, experiential travellers, Capri by Fraser, China Square caters to the lifestyle needs of digitally-driven, experiential travellers. High-tech touches include smart control technology which powers each room, wireless charging pads at the common lounge, and underwater speakers at the pool.

If you're starving, JUN Restaurant by F&B group Creative Eateries serves up dishes inspired by Singapore's migrant Nanyang heritage fused with modernised local recipes such as salted egg chicken, chilli crab rillette kueh pie tee, and beef short rib rendang. 

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Booking.com
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Villa Samadhi Singapore

icon-location-pin Habourfront

A quiet retreat from urban life

This 20-room boutique hotel in a little forest clearing within Labrador Park is easy to fall in love with. The black-and-white villa dates back to the colonial era, yet offers all the trappings of modern life tastefully clad in antique or upcycled furnishing that exude old-world grandeur. But more than its romantic charm, what won our hearts was the hospitality. A wooden boardwalk leads into the villa from the carpark and sets the mood for an idyllic retreat in nature. You're welcomed with an afternoon tea set in beautiful porcelain ware and if you're staying in a Sarang or Luxe Sarang room, your private jacuzzi will have been prepared for your check-in. There's cocktail hour for all guests and turndown service comes with a gorgeous crystal decanter of port and more snacks.

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