When you think of a ‘Hotel’, you probably think of a sprawling building, with various rooms and perfectly manicured interiors. In a place like Singapore, which is buzzing with tourists, it is also perfectly normal to see 4 to 5 star hotels around the city. However, did you know that Singapore is also home to some quirky and niche boutique hotels as well?
For starters, boutique hotels are independently run and do not have a ‘chain of hotels’ that are run across the world. Perhaps this is what sets them apart because no two boutique hotels are ever the same. The trend of boutique hotels first started in the 1980s and 1990s, and it has only become more prevalent since then because of their appeal in creating a unique ambience from unconventional designs.
Whether it is for a short staycation or a long break away from work and home, STYLEGUIDE has curated a list of the best boutique hotels in Singapore that for that perfect stay you're looking for.
The Amoy is only a 37-room hotel. Which is why they ensure to greet every guest by their first name because they believe this helps give a personalized experience to every guest residing there. Inspired by the Zhengzhou people who migrated to Singapore from China, this is visible in the interiors of the hotel as well.
Address: 76 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048464
Tel: +65 6580 2888
credit: Hotel Vagabond
Hotel Vagabond has a lot of exciting things to offer apart from their lush and cozy rooms. The hotel is designed by world-renowned French designer Jacques Garcia. This is evident in their plush bedding and lavish interiors, which is perhaps why Hotel Vagabond is one of Singapore’s leading boutique Hotels.
Address: The Vagabond Club, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
39 Syed Alwi Road,
Tel: +65 6291 6677
credit: Millenium Hotel Singapore
Designed by renowned designer Philippe Starck, guests have the freedom to choose between 293 rooms, each unique in its way. Set right beside the Singapore River, the hotel seeks to cater to adventurers and explorers, which is what sets it apart from the usual hotel chains. M Social also boasts of ‘Beast & Butterflies’, which is their signature restaurant and whips up excellent and authentic Asian cuisine.
Address: 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259
Tel: +65 6206 1888
credit: Oasia Hotel Downtown
Its unique choice of location is probably what sets Oasia Hotel apart from the rest. Situated amid the financial and commercial hub, This hotel is located inside a rather picturesque and lush looking building, that makes it stands out in the CBD. Packed with 314 rooms, this hotel seeks to cater to its guests in 3 ways- Refresh, Refuel and Recharge.
Address: 100 Peck Seah Street Ps100, Singapore 079333, Singapore
Tel: +65 6812 6900
credit: The Quincy Hotel
The Quincy Hotel is a perfect fit for any guest, be it a business executive or just a traveler. This Hotel has also won the ‘Best Hotel Experience Award’ at the 2017 Singapore Tourism Awards. Guests are welcome to enjoy their complimentary all-day refreshments, that includes a delicious breakfast buffet, in-room minibar and evening cocktails.
Address: 22 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228517
Tel: +65 6738 5888
credit: Lloyd's inn
Located at Somerset, and just minutes from Orchard Road, Lloyd’s inn is a cozy gateway for all its guests. The inn only houses 34 rooms, and also has no in-house restaurant or breakfast buffet. However, guests are given vouchers to two nearby cafes-Freshly Baked and Killiney Kopitiam, which is what makes it so different. It offers travelers a unique living experience and also allows them to indulge in local Singaporean options for breakfast, which adds to their tourist experience.
Address: 22 Lloyd Road, Singapore 239091
Tel: +65 6737 7309
credit: Tablet Hotels / Wanderlust
Wanderlust is precisely like what its name suggests. This four-story hotel hoists 29 rooms, with each room completely different from the other. Which is primarily because each room has been designed by 3 different design agencies: Asylum, Phunk Studio and fFurious. This also led to the creation of four themes, one for each floor. The themes include: Industrial Glam, Eccentricity, Is it just black & white? And Creature comforts. With such a unique approach to hospitality, guests are sure to be in for a treat!
Address: 2 Dickson Road, Singapore 209494
Tel: +65 6396 3322
credit: Naumi Hotel
Set in the city center, Naumi Hotel is a perfect fit for adventurers and travelers that are seeking to immerse in the real, local experience. This hotel has 73 rooms and also a dining rooftop that offers impressive views of the Singapore skyline. What’s more to ask?
Address: 41 Seah Street, Singapore 188396
Tel: +65 6403 6000
credit: The Scarlet
Stay at the heart of Singapore at the Scarlet, which is in one of the most culturally rich parts of Singapore-Chinatown. Its proximity to Club street gives guests a choice to immerse in local cuisine and also enjoy the nightlife. The Scarlet is also known as Singapore’s first luxury boutique hotel, which is perhaps why it is so popular!
Address: 33 Erskin Road, Singapore 069333
Tel: +65 6511 3333
credit: The Little Madras
Situated in Little India, The Little Madras offers 34 upscale and modern rooms to its guests, each of a different type. The hotel is also less than a kilometer away from Mustafa shopping center, making it the ideal spot for tourists. Inspired by ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, The Little Madras is making a mark for its niche design and choice of interiors!
Address: 28 Madras Road, Singapore 208422
Tel: +65 6914 1515
credit: Ann Siang House
Named after Chia Ann Siang, a wealthy businessman, the Ann Siang House has sought to conserve the local and traditional heritage through its architecture. This chic boutique hotel is situated right amongst upscale and trendy restaurants and bars, making it the perfect location for all guests!
Address: 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708
Tel: +65 6202 9377
credit: Klapstar, The Boutique Hotel
This 17-room boutique hotel is a perfect of luxe meets comfort, because each room has a unique design, to set it apart from the other. Set in south Singapore, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind, and also for a romantic getaway. Their offers include a luxurious indoor jacuzzi and rain shower, which is perfect for any kind of staycation.
Address: 15 Hoe Chiang Road, Singapore 089316
Tel: +65 6533 9000