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As is to be expected in an international, cosmopolitan city like Singapore, there are an enormous number of options when it comes to hotels. These encompass the full range, from the mega-luxury of the world’s leading international hotels, to hipster boutique establishments that are gaining in popularity, to much more down-to-earth options for those on a budget.

The standard of Singapore’s very best hotels is up there with anything you could expect to find anywhere in the world. From the sheer opulence of Capella, to the colonial grandeur of Raffles, to the iconic ultra-modern chic of Marina Bay Sands, there is luxury aplenty to be found in the city.

Mid-range hotels are also of the standard that you would expect from successful international chains that are located in most places in the world, and you will find names such as Crowne Plaza, Novotel, Ramada and Holiday Inn here, offering an excellent standard of accommodation and facilities.

Boutique hotels have hit Singapore in a big way, and they pride themselves on their individuality, iconoclastic design and cool vibe. In Singapore, several of these of these have sprung up in unusual locations and in neighborhoods where such establishments would not normally be found, and for some, this is their appeal. The unexpected and unconventional are always the hallmark of a boutique hotel and those in Singapore do this exceptionally well.

Budget hotels in the city have the advantage of being in some prime locations and so while the amenities don’t match the opulence of their grander rivals, many make up for this by nevertheless being at the heart of the action. If you’re not planning on spending too much time in your room while you’re there and intend to get out and about as much as possible, Singapore’s budget hotels are generally clean, secure and form a pleasant enough base for a short stay in the city.

6 Star

Capella Singapore 

Designed by Sir Norman Foster, the Capella spectacularly combines both heritage buildings and cutting edge design to create a Sentosa resort where luxury is everywhere you turn. Located in 30 acres of forest, but with just 112 rooms, suites, villas and manors, personalised service is to the fore, to the extent that each guest has a personal assistant who is on call 24 hours a day.

Amenities: personal assistant, individual plunge pools in villas and manors, dog friendly (size restrictions), three-tiered swimming pool, library, three restaurants, spa and fitness centre, sea-view rooms, complimentary wi-fi

Capella Singapore

1 The Knolls, Sentosa
6377 8888
www.capellahotels.com/singapore/

5 Star

Raffles Hotel

In the minds of many, Raffles Hotel is Singapore, and it has lost none of its lustre or grandeur. Its colonial era buildings are one of the city’s grandest sights, but it has managed successfully to combine its old-world heritage with contemporary technology and levels of service. The elegant verandahs, period furnishings and the opulence of the bedrooms makes staying at Raffles one of Singapore’s must-do treats.

Amenities: 24-hour Raffles Butler service, 15 restaurants and bars, Raffles Spa, outdoor swimming pool, Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade, Jubilee Hall theatre, Raffles Hotel gardens, gym

Raffles Hotel

1 Beach Road
6337 1886
www.raffles.com/singapore/

Marina Bay Sands

Already a Singapore icon and one of the world’s most instantly recognisable buildings, Marina Bay Sands has it all in its three towers—casino, luxury shopping, world-class restaurants, a theatre and of course, the famous infinity pool at its apex. The hotel has 2,561 rooms in nine different sizes and styles, and so there are rooms to fit most budgets. Even if you don’t stay here, a visit to Marina Bay Sands is a must.

Amenities: Sands SkyPark infinity pool, Banyan Tree Spa, in-room dining, Ku Dé Ta rooftop bar, food court, restaurants, wheelchair accessible rooms available, kids’ club (QUBES) with Play Station, X-Box and PC games, DVDs and internet stations

Marina Bay Sands

10 Bayfront Avenue
6688 8868
www.marinabaysands.com

Fullerton Bay Hotel

This award-winning 5 Star hotel opened its doors in 2010 and is ideally located, offering outstanding view of Marina Bay and the city skyline, as well as being on the doorstep of the CBD and some of Singapore’s best shopping and restaurants. All of the rooms feature a balcony or sun deck, while the Premier Bay View Rooms also have their own jacuzzi.

Amenities: three restaurants, rooftop outdoor pool, gym, wireless internet throughout, complimentary transfers to Marina Bay and Orchard Road, double-glazed floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms

Fullerton Bay Hotel

80 Collyer Quay
6333 8388
www.fullertonbayhotel.com

Parkroyal on Pickering

Located in amongst over 15,000m2 of greenery, this 367-room hotel has an understated contemporary look and feel, with light and airy rooms that all feature elemental wood and stone finishes. The location is another plus, being located next to Hong Lim Park and within easy reach of Chinatown, Bugis Village and Clarke Quay. Orchid Club rooms and suites come with access to two rooftop terraces.

Amenities: extensive gardens with waterfalls and planter walls, rooftop terraces, high speed broadband, complimentary in-house movie and cable channels, ergonomic Herman Miller desk chairs

Parkroyal on Pickering

3 Upper Pickering Street
6809 8888
www.parkroyalhotels.com/pickering

4 Star

Festive Hotel

One of Singapore’s most family-friendly hotels, some large rooms can accommodate up to five people and are separated into parent and children chambers, with some having the option of separate living areas like small apartments, or you can give the kids the treat of sleeping on loft beds. Right in the heart of the action in Sentosa, you and the kids can enjoy all of its many attractions without needing to travel.

Amenities: baby pool, outdoor pool, gym, self-service restaurant, LCD TV with 28 channels including Cartoon Network and interactive games, iron and ironing board, electronic safe, wireless high-speed broadband (fee)

Festive Hotel

Resorts World Sentosa
8 Sentosa Gateway
6577 8899
www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Hotels/FestiveHotel

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

If you want to be close to the airport, this is one of the best of the airport hotels in Singapore, and is directly connected to T3. Easy access also to Changi Business Park and Singapore Expo, while the CBD is 25 minutes away by taxi or MRT. There are meeting rooms available as well, and the soundproofed contemporary rooms are well laid out and comfortable.

Amenities: connected to T3, T1 and T2 accessed by SkyTrain, al fresco courtyard, pool, gym, spa, bar, two restaurants, pay-per-minute internet

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

75 Airport Blvd #01-01
6823 5300
www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/singapore/sincp/hoteldetail

The Westin Singapore

Located in the heart of the CBD on Marina Bay, all of the 305 rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and are well appointed, while connecting rooms are also available. A highlight of any stay at The Westin is the 35th floor infinity pool, while the location makes getting around quick and convenient. The views of the city are wonderful as well.

Amenities: iPod docking station, cable TV, bottled water, tea and coffee making, ergonomic desk chairs, IDD, 24-hour room service, wake up service, high-speed internet access (fee)

The Westin Singapore

12 Marina View
Asia Square Tower 2
6922 6888
www.thewestinsingapore.com

Rider’s Lodge

A unique location and one that is great for family stays, this 40 room hotel is set in a large colonial building at Turf City and offers riding lessons, trail rides in Bukit Timah, and pony rides and horse feeding sessions for young children. Turf City is nearby where you’ll find a spa, yoga studio and restaurants. A Singapore stay with a difference.

Amenities: babysitting and child care service, free wi-fi in all rooms, complimentary breakfast, parking facilities (fee), porter service, dry cleaning, laundry and ironing service

Rider’s Lodge

100 Turf Club Road
6465 4828
www.riderslodge.net

Boutique

The Quincy

The Quincy has undoubtedly carved out a niche for itself as Singapore’s first all-inclusive tariff hotel, which includes one-way limousine transfer, three meals a day, evening cocktails, laundry, wi-fi internet access and a well-stocked minibar. The studio rooms are either 26m2 or 32m2 and are stylishly appointed in an ultra-contemporary style, as befits a boutique establishment that prides itself on its design.

Amenities: all-inclusive tariff, premium king-sized beds in all rooms, 12th floor infinity pool, all-day dining by Dean & DeLuca, complimentary mini-bar, free wi-fi throughout, 42” LCD TVs in every room, gym

The Quincy

22 Mount Elizabeth
6738 5888
www.quincy.com.sg

Wanderlust Hotel

Located in the heart of Little India, the Wanderlust is a 29-room boutique hotel that takes design and creativity to new levels. The different types of themed rooms all have their own brand of features and facilities (such as loft beds or glass-encased bath tubs), while the lobby space is defined as ‘industrial glam.’ The popular communal dining French restaurant Cocotte is located here too.

Amenities: outdoor jacuzzi and deck, LCD TV, Philips iPod docks with CD/radio, Shanghai Tang toiletries, wireless internet, Nespresso coffee maker

Wanderlust Hotel

2 Dickson Road
6396 3322
www.wanderlusthotel.com

New Majestic Hotel

A 30 room boutique hotel where every room is different. You’ll find an eclectic mix of vintage and designer furniture, and some of the rooms have private gardens, while others are attic-style rooms with six-meter high ceilings. You can also opt for an Aquarium Room, with a glass-enclosed bathtub. The innovative design is enhanced by the installations and artwork by local artists.

Amenities: swimming pool, gym, Nespresso in-room coffee makers, Kiehl’s toiletries, Samsung Smart TV, Ploh bedding and bath robes

New Majestic Hotel

31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road
6511 4700
www.newmajestichotel.com

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