Who doesn’t love Singapore? Full of fun and fantastic thrills like the F1 Grand Prix (24-26 Sept), the opening of Universal Studios, ION Orchard, Hard Rock Hotel, Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino, Sands Skypark, Singapore Flyer… So here’s to one of my favorite stopover cities in Asia, with my list of the Top 5 Best Singapore Boutique Hotels for those discerning travelers wanting something modern, design, exclusive and special.
1. Naumi Hotel
I love all the hotels in the Small Luxury Hotels Collection, and Naumi Hotel in Singapore is no exception! A 40 room luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Singapore’s business district, down the street from Raffles. Defined as an “urban oasis” with personalized luxury service (a personal concierge-butler-assistant assigned just for you) and a fabulous rooftop infinity pool is the perfect way to end after your business meetings. From SG 285.
2. The Quincy
Located steps away from Singapore’s bustling shopping haven Orchard Road, The Quincy is a non-smoking boutique hotel with 108 rooms. It’s a rare modern building with an artistic facade, and to top it off it’s all-inclusive, meaning the rate covers not just the room but all meals, limousine airport transfers, drinks, laundry, local phone calls. As for the rooms, they’re stylish, wide-open studios with lively colors. From SG 248.
3. New Majestic Hotel
The New Majestic is new, converted from a classic ‘20s building in historic Chinatown, and is indeed majestic and funky with 30 rooms designed individually by Singaporean artists. It’s an “eclectic mix of heritage chic”, modern with a rooftop swimming pool, so it comes as no surprise it’s a member of Design Hotels. The simplest rooms are chic and serene, with teakwood floors and mosaic-tile bathrooms. Other rooms turn up the visual volume, with mural-painted walls and novel effects like levitating beds and see-through aquarium tubs. From SG 240.
4. The Gallery Hotel
The Gallery Hotel is meant to stand out. Its modernist facade, standing over Singapore’s fun and fabulous redesigned Robertson Quay, is like an homage to Mondrian the artist, with its colorful rectangular boxes (which looks more like my Lego set to me).The rooms are artistic designed by young Singaporean artists and designers. Don’t forget to check out the Glazzhaus rooms, with their floor-to-ceiling glass, or the Observatory suite, which comes equipped with a telescope and a view of the Singapore river. From SG 160.
5. The Scarlet
Singapore’s original boutique hotel, the Scarlet, boasts that it is “vivacious and uninhibited” consisting of 84 rooms and a great rooftop chill-out area. Located in the city’s historic Chinatown, the hotel occupies a row of preserved shop houses dating to 1868, and an original 1924 Art Deco building, all joined together and converted into a quite delightfully over-the-top boutique. If you want to feel like you’re staying in a boudoir, then this is it. From SG 165.
So the next time if you’re looking for a place to stay in Singapore, don’t hesitate to check one of these out!