Here’s why you should make a trip to the boondocks (otherwise known as Pasir Ris): D’Resort. Sure, the name leaves much to be D’sired, but the quiet surroundings and affordable prices make it worthy digs for your next staycation.
For large gatherings, check out the Mangrove Walk rooms, which have two queen beds, a balcony and access to the BBQ pit. Families can book a stay at the Rainforest Family and couples with cash to spare can go for the luxe option: Rainforest Premier Suite.
The boutique space has finally re-opened after a ninemonth revamp – and it’s a complete overhaul. Each of the 20 rooms (including two suites) features a unique design, with details like classic literature, sculptural artworks and paintings giving it a lived-in feel.
And you won’t have to leave the premises to get good grub. There are five restaurants and bars in the hotel, including: local diner Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s, a second outpost of The Disgruntled Chef, whisky bar B28, and the Peru-influenced Tiger’s Milk.
This luxury boutique hotel offers many firsts for Singapore: a 5,000 sq ft Parisian-inspired salon that blends food, drinks, art, film and music; a rotating artist-in-residence programme featuring local and international talents; and sophisticated yet homely interiors crafted by French designer Jacques Garcia.
Take your pick from 41 rooms, each outfitted with rich colour schemes, Egyptian cotton sheets, and minibars stocked with local artisanal goods.
Sitting pretty in the Queenstown area right next to IKEA, Park Hotel Alexandra is a serene oasis in an urban district. Queensway Shopping Centre and Anchorpoint are just across the street, and the newly-opened Alexandra Central – while not operating at full capacity yet – features a smattering of shops and dining options like The Bakehouse by Carpenter & Cook, Otoko Ramen and 328 Katong Laksa.
Of course, if you’d rather chill at the hotel, there’s The Carvery, which specialises in meats and roasts; The Coffee Belt, for pastries, wraps and caffeine; and Aqua Luna, a space by the infinity pool offering bar bites, cocktails and gorgeous sunset views of Hort Park in the distance. True to its botanical-themed decor of natural woods and earthy hues, a lovely floral scent fills the entire building, all the way up to the Crystal Club Lounge on the top floor. With 442 cosy rooms and six types for you to choose from, the hotel makes for a sleek urban getaway – no matter if you’re there for business or leisure.