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The best photogenic hotels in Singapore

Need a gorgeous backdrop for your TiKTok videos?

Dewi Nurjuwita
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Jayme Chong
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Dewi Nurjuwita
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The ongoing pressure to post pretty images on Instagram to get likes and curate feeds has got everyone hunting for great photo opportunities all the time. And now that more people are creating content for TikTok too, the search for gorgeous backdrops is getting more serious. Here's a challenge for you to flaunt your creative juices: try to take as many cool shots as possible in the city. One of the best places to gather inspo? Singapore's beautiful hotels. Since we understand the need to keep up with the ‘gram, we’ve rounded up some of the most photogenic hotels in Singapore you should take note of.

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A chic new hotel is in town! The Clan Hotel Singapore is wedged at the crossroads of culture and commerce within the Far East Square heritage precinct and Telok Ayer district and located within walking distance from Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar; cultural sites around Chinatown; and iconic hangouts like Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay. 

The hotel's Sky Pool and jacuzzi are probably its crowning glory, complete with a bird's eye view of the surrounding heritage district. Those working on their fitness can check out the Sky Gym on the same floor, fully equipped with modern equipment, complete with Fitness-on-Demand personal training for guests to book, as well as a traditional Wing Chun wooden dummy for a well-rounded workout.

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Singapore’s answer to Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel – minus the purple uniform-clad concierge and lobby boy. This pastel-hued, tropical-wallpapered dream pad is complete with Instagrammable opportunities at every nook and cranny – even in each spacious cocoon. There are five beautifully decorated room types adorned with retro furniture and bold wallpaper. Go big or go home with a night’s stay at The Great Suite, complete with a study and circular bathtub for a relaxing bubble bath.

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  • Raffles Place

Stay in the midst of Singapore’s buzzy nightlife district at Heritage Collection on Clarke Quay. The stunning boutique hotel has been newly renovated, splashed in a sleek colour palette of greys and yellows and bedecked in colourful pop up contrasted against beautiful Scandinavian-inspired furnishings. All rooms enjoy modern conveniences such as a fully-equipped kitchenette, plush beds, rainfall shower, complimentary high-speed wifi, in-building laundry facilities and more. 

Selected rooms come with amazing views of the city. Stare out of the window and marvel at Singapore’s iconic city skyline and the Singapore Flyer. 

Enjoy 10 percent off the website rates when you use “STAYWITHHC”. For bookings, visit hericoll.com.

Time Out Singapore in partnership with Heritage Collection

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Housed in a 1920’s building that was once the Hong Wen School in Little India, Wanderlust has undergone a complete transformation from its original iteration. The newly reimagined hotel merges old-world charm with essential modern-day comforts. Swing the doors of the adorned facade of the original Peranakan tiles and you'll step into a peaceful and inviting lobby, which contrast beautifully against the vibrant neighbourhood the hotel is in. Whether you're having a staycation with your loved one or a group of friends, there is a range of accommodation for you to choose from – be it the Deluxe, Studio Premier and Studio Loft.

For a review of our stay at Wanderlust, check out our staycation spotlight here

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Lloyd's Inn
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  • River Valley

Decorated with a minimalist and sleek palette, Lloyd’s Inn is ideal for those wanting to nail the clean aesthetic in images. It’s got picturesque spots all around its vicinity, from a private outdoor area and bath in guest rooms like The Big Garden Room and The Patio Room, and loft-inspired rooms like The Big Sky Room to a public garden deck and roof terrace. There’s no need to worry about bad lighting here, too, as there are large windows in every room allowing an abundance of sunlight to come through.

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Regardless of price points, every room in the Ritz-Carlton features a shiny bathtub by an octagonal window that frames the Singapore skyline. Obsessed over the perfect bathtub shot? A night at this hotel is sure to inspire some ideas to help you achieve this photo. If you’ve got kids with you, the Ritz Kids Night Safari in-room camping experience, where a sleeping tent will be pitched in the comfort of your room for your little ones, provides a good opportunity for adorable pictures of the kids or family too.

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The coolest new kid on Keong Saik, the intimate 45-room Hotel Soloha evokes tropical modernism that fits perfectly into the charming street – functioning as an artsy respite right in the heart of the CBD. Inside, the hotel's witty and bold interiors and artisanal furnishings provide a refreshing burst of colour for your Instagram feed. 

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Can't take travel photos at the moment? No problem. Head over to this luxurious hotel for snapshots of natural landscapes as its rooms and suites treat you to views of the surrounding lush greenery and South China Sea. For pictures that scream “I’m ballin’”, go for one of its villas or manors. These mansion-like buildings, like the two-bedroom villa and Capella manor, each provide spacious marble bathrooms and huge private pools that exude a Crazy Rich Asians vibe.

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The St. Regis Singapore
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  • Orchard

If you’ve always dreamt of a royalty-inspired photo shoot, you can fulfil it at the St. Regis. This hotel’s interior is French-inspired – think chandeliers, lush fabrics, velvet maroon curtains and marble bathrooms. So, the elegant surroundings in the guest rooms and suites, as well as the lobby, are bound to make you feel like you’ve just set foot into a palace.

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Trendy mums and dads, the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is another option to capture sweet images of your children for the ‘gram. Check into its deluxe family room for a quaint window alcove that converts from a kids’ play area to a kids’ bed. Or go big at one of its five different family-themed suites – safari, castle, outer space, underwater and treetops – for a fun and imaginative background.

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Hotel Mono
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Those with minimalist and monochromatic feeds should check out Hotel Mono, a design-led gem set in a restored heritage shophouse along Mosque Street. Designed by studio Spacedge, the 46-room boutique hotel boasts a black and white colour palette, complemented by neutral tones to accent the space. 

The Warehouse Hotel
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This charming boutique hotel by the Singapore River gives off industrial and vintage vibes with its dark and rustic interior, great if you’re pursuing an edgy vibe. From the lobby, bar and hallways to uniquely-designed rooms such as the River View Mezzanine and Loft, you’ll never fall short of photo opportunities at this two-storey building. 

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Another minimalist concept, Studio M is Singapore’s first fully loft-inspired hotel – with many opportunities for the perfect shot. It comes as no surprise, then, that it’s also one of the popular Instagrammable hotels among the younger crowd in the country. The rooms are furnished with wooden floorings, white walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows, providing you with many photo angles to play with, including the perfect staircase shot.

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Singapore's second Capri by Fraser is a high-tech, design-led hotel for digitally-driven, experiential travellers. Each corner of the property is as photogenic as the next - whether it's the rooftop swimming pool, property's entertainment hub, or rooms. The property's in-house Chinese restaurant, JÙN, has dramatic walls with whimsical Chinatown street scene motifs, decorative bird cages hanging from the ceiling – all flanked by Abacus-inspired floor-to-ceiling walls. 

 

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For a staycation steeped in heritage, check into The Sultan, a collection of 10 historical shophouses in the heart of Kampong Glam. The Sultan is a stylish boutique hotel that brings out the old charm of Singapore. With full-length shutter windows, tall columns and stunning wooden furnishings, each room is uniquely designed to pay tribute to the neighbourhood's heritage. 

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M Social Singapore
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  • Raffles Place

Nestled in the heart of vibrant Robertson Quay along the iconic Singapore River, M Social Singapore offers accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The rooms here are a design lover's dream, with interiors by renowned French designer Philippe Starck, with a sophiticated neutral colour palette, soft wooden accents punctuated by brass furnishings, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that let sunlight in. 

 

Naumi Hotel
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  • City Hall

Naumi takes pride in being fresh and standing out from other accommodations, so expect uniquely-themed rooms with lavish fittings and designs here. It offers six room categories, each having its own vibe. If you want eclectic snapshots, go for the Tyler room as it features vibrant colours and neon light signages. The Patio room, on the other hand, comes with a private porch, making it great for serene pictures. Lastly, the Eden & Nirwana room takes inspiration from pop artist Andy Warhol, so artsy pictures will do good in this space. It’s also got a large, round tub in the room – ideal for quirky bathtub pictures.

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This sleek hotel located in Bras Basah has ten types of rooms, with the most Instagrammable being the Studio Room. Its Insta-worthy point is the modestly-sized minimalist bathroom which features a white tub sitting by a huge window that looks out to the civic district – like Chijmes, St. Andrew’s Cathedral and National Museum of Singapore, and the nearby Orchard and CBD. Inspired to do a bathtub photoshoot yet?

Sofitel So Singapore
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Complete with high ceilings, alluring balconies and beautiful panelling, SO Sofitel lets you experience local charm with a twist of French elegance differently in each of its rooms. For that Insta-worthy picture of you living the dream in a posh Parisian apartment, go for the So Lofty suite as the hotel’s gorgeous collonaded balconies overlooking Robinson Road are exclusive only to this room.

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You can count on this trendy boutique hotel for chic and unusual pictures. With see-through showers located in the middle of its executive rooms, and expansive balconies – some of which are accompanied with outdoor showers and huge loungers – like the Oasis and Klapstar suites, prepare to wow your Instagram followers with out-of-the-norm hotel images.

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