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The best hotels with hourly rates in Singapore

Check into these hourly hotels in town for some much-needed privacy, pronto

By Time Out Singapore editors
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We all know it can be difficult to get some privacy at home, especially if you live with helicopter parents who insist on open doors whenever your significant other is around. As if dating isn't already hard enough. If you ever need to sneak away for a few hours, let us hook you up (no pun intended) with some hourly hotels around town. Hey, the reasons could be anything from spending quality time with your significant other or getting locked out of the house after a booze-fuelled night of clubbing

We check out some hourly hotels to see how they stack up.

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Hotel 81

Hotels Chinatown

We know, we know – we grew up knowing 'Hotel 81' as a synonym for sleaze, dubious transactions and general immorality. But in all honesty, a Hotel 81 branch is your cheapest and easiest option to get away from prying eyes for an hour or two. Many of their branches have transit options with hourly rates away from the city's red light district, including Hotel 81 Cosy, with many a good bar and pub nearby, or Hotel 81 Heritage, which is just a few streets away from hipster haven Haji Lane. Like all the hotels on this list, Hotel 81 branches require identification for both parties when checking in.

The room is decent for its low cost: $40 buys you two hours in the room, and you pay $15 for every additional hour after. Clean sheets, heavy red drapes that cover the windows that overlook the alleyway behind the hotel – so you get utmost privacy. Then again, who comes to Hotel 81 for the view? 

Novotel on Stevens
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If your neighbourhood Hotel 81 isn't cutting it out for you, here's a secret: it's possible to get daily or hourly rates for many big-name hotels around the city. Sure, most hotels don't advertise hourly rates on their site, but if you ever need a room for an hour or two, check out www.dayuse.sg.

The website allows you to book a room for a specific period of time for about 50 per cent off a full night's rate. This helps the big guns fill rooms that are unoccupied for at least part of the day, thanks to early check-outs and late check-ins. Some hotels we found were Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Siloso Beach Resort, Dorsett Singapore, and Hotel Soloha. 

For naps

YotelAir
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YotelAir Singapore Changi Airport

Hotels Chain hotels Changi 

Known for its transit hotels in five airports around the world, Asia’s first YotelAir opens in Jewel Changi Airport. The Changi Airport outpost offers flexible check-in and check-out time, comfortable cabins inspired by first-class cabins, and smartly-designed spaces — great for taking power naps or freshening up before your flight. The state-of-the-art hotel also makes use of airline-style kiosks instead of traditional front desks, so you can simply check yourself in and out. Rates start from $80 for four hours.

The Pod
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The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hotel

Hotels B&Bs Rochor

If you're looking for some shuteye in a private space then The Pod is for you. Each capsule also comes with Wi-Fi, a reading light and a fold-down table if you're looking for a quiet place to get some work done. Your sleep and comfort is also well taken care of, with cotton sheets and a fluffy duvet – prices start from $40 a night so you don't have to break the bank to catch some zzz's.

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The Haven by JetQuay

Hotels Changi 

Located in Changi Airport Terminal 3, The Haven has nap rooms that also grant you access to its rain shower facilities and snack bar should you need a place to freshen up during those long transits. Prices start from $75 for three hours in the nap room but $32 gets you access to the lounge for two hours.

For the whole night

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Amaris Hotel

Hotels City Hall

The sleek red and white colour scheme and natural lighting in the lobby of the Amaris Hotel make this boutique hotel a charming and inviting destination despite the steeper price of $150 per night for a double room (breakfast included). However, as with most centrally-located boutique hotels, space is a precious commodity at the Amaris. That said, the large window and sunlight did help combat the feeling of being in cramped quarters – though for the purposes of this article, a cosy room might not be a bad thing. 

Hotel Nuve Urbane
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Hotel NuVe Urbane

Hotels Rochor

Pamper yourselves to an overnight stay at Hotel Nuve Urbane. This hotel is stylish just as much as it is affordable, so you don’t sacrifice on the #aesthetic – Instagrammable pool included. If you’re feeling peckish, you can even head out to one of the many cafes along King George’s Avenue. Prices start from $90 a night. If you want a bigger space to show off your range of (ahem) movements, the Premier Double with balcony or window starts at $120 a night.

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Santa Grand Hotel Lai Chun Yuen

Hotels Chinatown

Located right in the heart of bustling Chinatown, Santa Grand Hotel Lai Chun Yuen has standard rooms for $140 a night, which go for even cheaper if you book on their central reservation website. The quiet lobby has a plush Chinese aesthetic and their rooms are minimalistic in decor. The hotel faces Chinatown Food Street, which makes this location perfect for a hearty meal after your stay. Lai Chun Yuen is part of the larger Santa Grand chain, which includes Santa Grand Hotel West Coast off Clementi Road, mere minutes from the National University of Singapore. So if you don't fancy your roommate walking in on you, or if those dorm walls are a little too thin, this is a perfect option. 

Venue Hotel

Hotels Marine Parade

Tucked away in Joo Chiat, the Venue Hotel features a unique and classy lobby interior, with the standard double room simply-yet-tastefully decorated with plush purple walls. The Venue Hotel prides itself on its 'rustic location' away from the centre of town, and it's a stone's throw away from Dunman Food Centre and many other F&B options in the colourful Katong area (the 112 Katong mall is also a short hike away). At $73 a night for a standard double room and $107 for a deluxe, the Venue Hotel provides one of the best deals you can get for a one-night escapade without having to hunt down the best travel insurance plan.

For budget hotels under $200

Budget hotels under $200

You don't have to slum it out at dodgy hotels to have a good time, these cheap hotels under $200 won't break the bank while providing a comfortable stay.

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