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The most stunning hotels in VTL destinations from Singapore

Let these hotels inspire your next trip

Dewi Nurjuwita
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Dewi Nurjuwita
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Sometimes, hotels are destinations unto themselves. This is especially so for beautiful boutique city hotels and intimate luxury lodging in the countryside. If you've checked out every staycation Singapore has to offer, it's time to set your sights further. From tomorrow, you can start booking flights as part of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme again. So start planning – and let these hotels inspire your next trip. 

RECOMMENDED: The cheapest destinations you can VTL to from Singapore and the best hotels in Singapore 

Château Le Cagnard
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Château Le Cagnard

Ever dreamt of staying in a medieval castle? Check out Château Le Cagnard, perched on a Provence hilltop. It was originally built to defend the nearby Chateau Grimaldi. In the 19th century, this hilltop hideaway became part of Provence's flourishing art scene. Today, it has been transformed into a boutique hotel, with each bedroom capturing this rural region's rustic charm, with cool colours, original wooden beams and elegant period furnishings. 

Book here

Capella Bangkok
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Capella Bangkok

Check yourself into this urban oasis in the beating heart of the eclectrifying city that is Bangkok. Since its inception in 2002, the Capella brand is renowned for understated luxury in inspiring locations. Its latest hotel, Capella Bangkok, opened its doors during in 2020, when international travel came to a halt. But domestic travellers have still been trickling into the gorgeous property. 

Now that the Singapore-Thailand VTL is in order, you can experience it for yourself too. Sit back and take in gorgeous river views in each of the hotel's 101 guest rooms, suites and villas – all boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that let natural light in. There's also the opulent bar Stella, where you can sip on an alchemy of cocktails inspired by female warriors is Asian history. For a self love sesh, book yourself in for a treatment at in-house spa Auriga Wellness. 

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Plantation Phnom Penh
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Plantation Phnom Penh

Heading to Cambodia? This stunning urban oasis in Phnom Penh is located just behind the royal palace. It takes over four historic buildings, including one 80-year-old colonial villa. 

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Almanac Barcelona
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Almanac Barcelona

"Almanac Barcelona captures the golden glow of the city's story in every possible sense," the hotel's website reads. If you need a chic space to stay in the city on the coast of northeastern Spain, Almanac Barcelona is a great option. The intimate hotel boasts bright and open spaces with stunning city views, large marble bathrooms, luxury linen, curated local art and more. 

Book here

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The Mandrake, London
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The Mandrake, London

Get acquainted with the spirit of London at one of its chicest hotels, The Mandrake. The luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Fitzrovia is renowned for its fusion of art, culture and design. This is where you'll bump heads with a varied curation of artists, performers, exhibitions and events that swing through its door. 

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Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
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Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

This hotel is set in the city's Golden Triangle, where you get to experience the electrifying energy Kuala Lumpur is known for. Head up to level 59 and you'll find Vertigo, the hotel's bar where you get a birds-eye view of the city skyline and its surround. 

Book here

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Crystalbrook Abion, Sydney
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Crystalbrook Abion, Sydney

This unpretentious boutique hotel in Surry Hills is the embodiment of everything Sydney aims to be. It's gorgeous, intimate, and refreshingly unpretentious. Its rooftop patio is the perfect place to soak up the sun and wind down with a glass of wine surrounded by fantastic views of the city. 

Book here

Cappuccino Hotel
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Cappuccino Hotel

Is it a hotel or a hipster cafe? If you can't figure it out, we don't blame you. This hotel in Gangnam boasts a design that is vintage-industrial chic – complete with a gin-centric rooftop bar, which is popular amongst the city's younger crowd. 

Book here

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