Singaporeans are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to staycations. The city is chock-a-block with hotels, from lavish five-star properties to intimate boutique boltholes. Plus, there’s been a slew of exciting new openings over the past year, to the delight of savvy locals and discerning travellers alike. We’ve picked out the best for you.
1. For couples: The Warehouse Hotel
Set in a former warehouse on the banks of the Singapore River, the 27-room boutique hotel boasts an industrial-chic interior, with exposed brick walls and quirky ceiling fixtures shaped like gears. Every room here is designed differently (we’re partial to the River View Mezzanine, a split-level suite that features a reading nook and a peaked ceiling), and the rooftop infinity pool is the very definition of an urban oasis.
2. For nature lovers: Villa Samadhi
Once a colonial garrison in the 1920s, this atmospheric building has since been converted into a 20-room boutique establishment. It’s situated within the verdant environs of the Labrador Nature Reserve, offering some much-needed respite from the hectic city. Room types range from “cribs” with access to a terraced walkway, to “sarangs” (Malay for “nest”) that come with private outdoor or indoor plunge pools.
3. For families: W Singapore
Perched at the eastern end of Sentosa Island, W Singapore’s fun, youthful vibe and unbeatable location – close to beaches, restaurants and attractions like Universal Studios Singapore – are some of its biggest draws. Rooms are brightened up with psychedelic lighting, while suites feature balconies with plunge pools.
The hotel is currently offering a Stay For Fun package (from S$430++ per night), which includes tickets to one attraction and daily breakfasts for two adults and one child.