Immerse yourself in Singapore’s heritage, where a 1920’s shophouse has been transformed into a 20-room four-star hotel. Your accommodation choices are: Yoga, Active and Culinary studios; Deluxe and Executive rooms; and Suites. Free Wi-fi and breakfast come with your booking. Dine in at the Blue Label Pizza & Wine; White Label Records, a record store and bar; The Coconut Club café-style bistro; and The Other Roof, a rooftop restaurant-bar set against Singapore’s cityscape. Explore Chinatown’s Heritage Centre; then visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum; Little India; and Kampong Glam’s Haji Lane for middle-eastern cafes and fashion.
28 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069708Price: $ 230 - 350
You’ll feel like a celebrity when you step inside the glamorous lobby of Singapore’s Orchard Hotel. Spacious rooms offer excellent amenities and booking a Premier or Signature Suite gives you access to the Premier Club Lounge. Quieter than the Orchard Café, the club lounge provides a buffet breakfast and happy hour in a more private setting. The Orchard Hotel is a great venue for celebrating special occasions such as an anniversary or a birthday. It’s also a starting point for visiting Singapore’s historic buildings and museums, botanical gardens and the zoo. Or hunt for bargains in Orchard Road’s shops.
442 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238879Price: $ 200 - 270
Singapore’s millennial staycationers love M Social’s direct booking discounts. Become a My Millennium member for more benefits and justify going MIA for a couple of days. Located at Roberston Quay, its duplex, twin and basic rooms give you options to suit your budget. For extra space, a Duplex Loft Gallery room is a top choice. The in-house Beast and Butterflies restaurant’s lunch and dinner menu is a stunner: from Satay to Salmon and Alaskan Crab Salad – and Collagen Soup, Asian cuisine fuses with international fare.
90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259Price: $ 170 - 390
Housed within a charming historic building near Chinatown, Scarlet Singapore Hotel’s 80 rooms have the right atmosphere for romance. The boutique hotel’s lavish comforts are designed to ignite sparks, regardless of which room you book, although the Passion Suite has the advantage of a private outdoor Jacuzzi terrace, and a poster bed. Tucked away within Scarlet Singapore, is the Casa Tartufo house of truffles. While truffles are this restaurant’s focus and it caters mainly for omnivores, some dishes can be switched to vegetarian. Accommodation is competitively priced and Wi-fi is free, as is breakfast, including some hot dishes.
33 Erskine Rd, Singapore 069333Price: $ 180 - 470
Couples and families appreciate Singapore’s budget-friendly Rantr 33, a nature escape at Changi. It’s ideal for active vacationers who enjoy walking, bike riding and perhaps a swim in the pool This get-away offers carpeted air-conditioned rooms with desks; wardrobes; flat-screen TVs with satellite channels; en-suite bathrooms with free toiletries; bathrobes; and electric kettles. Changi Village Centre, known for its authentic local dishes, is a 12-minute stroll from Rantr 33. Free Wi-fi in all areas; fax and photocopying; non-smoking rooms; bicycles for hire; free parking; plus a bar and a restaurant serving Asian and Western food make Rantr 33 your home-away-from-home.
33 Hendon Rd, Singapore 509673Price: $ 150 - 300
The 34-room Lloyd Inn Hotel on Singapore’s Orchard Road is an architecturally designed staycation sanctuary near lots of action. Concrete and timber combined with skylights and lush green courtyards showcase natural textures. To experience how this treatment impacts the interior, book into the Big Garden room, The Skyroom or the Patio room. Rooms are nature-themed. Décor is minimalist without sacrificing comforts, which include top quality bedding and rain-shower heads in bathrooms. Some amenities are: an outdoor pool; free Wi-fi and breakfast; fax and photocopying; 24-hour front desk; and security. Rates are reasonable, considering the Lloyd Inn’s handy location and nearby attractions.
2 Lloyd Rd, Singapore 239091Price: $ 140 - 300
A city get-away for couples is Singapore’s unique Naumi Hotel. The fresh interior draws on the genius of designer Coco Chanel and pop artist Andy Warhol. Choose from four room styles: the cosy Habitat; Patio rooms with small outdoor areas; Oasis has a soaking tub for bubble baths; and the Eden and Nirwana display Warhol’s influence. Wi-fi and mini bar (including drinks) are free and the Table restaurant provides breakfast, lunch and a classic Indian dinner. At sunset, head to the rooftop infinity pool for a cocktail and glittering views of Singapore at night, all the way to the Marina.
41 Seah St, Singapore 188396Price: $ 250 - 370