The 10 Best Hotels in Singapore 2020
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1.Raffles – Colonial District
Singapore’s most famous hotel, a 19th century heritage icon and national monument. Opened in 1887 by Armenian hoteliers, 5-star Raffles is a magnificent throwback to Singapore’s colonial heyday, with smartly-uniformed Sikhs guarding the front entrance, neo-Renaissance architecture, ornate wrought-iron portico, and each of its 103 suites conveying Old World splendor. Guests are attended to by personal butlers, and welcomed with the hotel’s signature Singapore Sling cocktails. All suites are spacious, and come with king-sized beds, antique furnishings, and marble bathrooms. (My favorites are the Personality Suites that pay tribute to renowned individuals linked with the hotel’s history, from Ava Gardner to Rudyard Kipling.) Excellent dining options include a fantastic North Indian buffet at Tiffin Room and refined French fare at Raffles Grill. The Long Bar and the Long Bar Steakhouse were refurbished in 2018. Rejuvenating spa and extensive shopping onsite.
Nearest transport: City Hall MRT
Hotel phone: +65 6337 1886
2.Marina Bay Sands – Marina Bay
This architectural showstopper dominates the Marina Bay, with three 55-story towers designed to look like toppling cards. Rooms are sleek and spacious, and views are second to none: floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the Marina Bay panorama on the west side and the futuristic Gardens by the Bay to the east. All bathrooms are equipped with monsoon rain showers; all but Deluxe rooms come with deep tubs. There’s an onsite spa and fitness club, and a gravity-defying infinity pool and SkyDeck on the 57th floor. Marina Bay Sands is surrounded by great dining and entertainment – the shopping complex below the hotel houses 80 restaurants (10 with celebrity chefs), high-end designer shopping, two theaters, an ice-skating rink, and the ArtScience museum. A sound-and-light show is staged nightly right on the Bay.
Nearest transport: Bayfront MRT
Hotel phone: +65 6688 8868
3.SO Sofitel Singapore – Central Business District
A design hotel housed in a 1927 heritage building, SO Sofitel brings French elegance to the heart of Singapore’s business district. A Parisian-inspired lobby with quirky furnishings acts as the dividing line between the So Hip (new tower) and the So Heritage (original building) wings. Guest rooms reveal tremendous attention to detail, decorated in a plush French style with designer touches – like high faux skylights that depict the cupolas in famous European landmarks. There are plenty of techie touches, too, from Illy espresso machines to the iPad Minis used to control temperature, light, and air-con. All bathrooms feature monsoon rain showers; So Hip suites come with oversized tubs. Great dining and entertainment: Singapore’s first female French chef, Anne-Cecile Degennes, creates contemporary European dishes with Asian touches at Xperience restaurant, and an excellent patisserie in the lounge turns into a lively bar at night. DJ parties take place at the So Hi rooftop infinity pool bar.
Nearest transport: Telok Ayer or Downtown MRT
Hotel phone: +65 6701 6800
4.Shangri-La – Orchard Road
An urban oasis – and one of the most family-friendly hotels in Singapore – offering true opulence amid 15 botanical acres in the middle of the city. This is the original Shangri-La hotel, boasting a marble lobby, 747 spacious and elegantly decorated rooms, CHI spa, large pool, and impeccable service. Rooms are spread across three wings: blond-wood rooms inside the Tower Wing, rattan-and-wood Garden Wing rooms with balconies overlooking the pool, waterfall, and lush vegetation, and exclusive Valley Wing rooms which include unlimited champagne and complimentary afternoon tea. (Valley Wing deluxe suites come with personalized butler service.) Family-friendly amenities include bathrobes for kids, surprise gifts, and babysitting available on request. Excellent on-site dining: high-end Cantonese fare at Shang Palace, Mediterranean dishes at the informal Waterfall, and an all-day international buffet. Intimate dining for up to 6 people is available inside the Orchid, a flower-filled garden art piece.
Nearest transport: Orchard MRT
Hotel phone: +65 6737 3644
5.Hotel Fort Canning – Colonial District
A hilltop, 5-star heritage hotel, combining colonial architecture with 21st century amenities. Once a cadet school for British-trained Singaporean troops, this sensitively-restored boutique hotel is surrounded by lush vegetation and filled with historical artifacts. Rooms are mid-sized, done in neutral tones and hardwood or marble tile floors, with a customized pillow menu available. Deluxe Garden rooms open out onto private patios with sun decks, while Premium rooms come with balconies and designer furnishings. Family-friendly facilities include a family pool and paddling pool, with a separate laps pool for serious swimmers. There’s also an excellent on-site spa and gym. Dining-wise, the stylish yet informal Salon serves Asian classics and Italian standards, while the Tisettanta Lounge specializes in expertly-mixed cocktails.
Nearest transport: Dhoby Ghaut MRT
Hotel phone: +65 6559 6769
6.The Vagabond Club – Little India
Historic shophouse turned artsy boutique hotel, located between Little India and Kampong Glam. Art is the main focus of The Vagabond Club; walls are lined with paintings, and there’s an artist-in-residence for guests to interact with. The heart of this hotel is the Vagabond Salon, strikingly decorated in crimson and gold, with six gold-leaved banyan trees rising up to the dark ceiling, a massive gold rhino in place of a front desk, and a gold elephant plunging out of one of the walls. All 41 designer guest rooms are slightly different in execution, though all are decked out with plush fabrics against a backdrop of dark wood – some Classic and Deluxe rooms have terraces. Heritage building constraints have kept facilities at the hotel to a minimum, but a state-of-the-art gym is due to open in 2017.
Nearest transport: Bugis or Rochor MRT
Hotel phone: +65 6291 6677
7.Sofitel Sentosa Resort & Spa – Sentosa Island
Parisian glamour writ large, on a picturesque clifftop location overlooking the Singapore Strait. This restored colonial building offers 174 rooms, 34 suites and four villas, all with hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, most overlooking the lush landscaped grounds. Villas come with their own swimming pools. The spacious living areas and comfortable sofa beds of the Prestige and Prestige Family suites are great for travelers with children – kids also appreciate the large shallow area in the hotel’s pool. The extensive array of treatments in the hotel’s impressive spa is among the best in Singapore. Numerous on-site dining options include The Cliff (modern Italian), Kwee Zeen (buffet breakfasts and international mains) and The Garden (light, health-conscious dishes). Excellently located Just a few minutes away from one of Sentosa Island’s prettiest beaches, with complimentary shuttle service from VivoCity and Paragon mall on Orchard Road.
Nearest transport: Waterfront monorail
Hotel phone: +65 6708 8310
8.The St. Regis Singapore – Orchard Road
Singapore’s most luxurious 5-star hotel. Service here is impeccable and decor is sumptuously elegant, with crystal chandeliers and artwork by Picasso and Fernando Botero displayed. Chauffeur-driven Bentleys transport guests to the hotel, and each room and suite is assigned its own butler. Spacious Art Deco guest rooms feature king-sized beds, lush upholstery, French marble bathrooms, and Bose sound systems. Family stays are accommodated in interconnecting rooms, and family-friendly tours of the city can be organized by the concierge. Kids also enjoy the indoor tennis court and child-friendly pool. There’s excellent dining on-site (including Michelin-starred Japanese at Shinji by Kanesaka), and the Remède Spa offers decadent treatments, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, steam room and Finnish sauna, and a state-of-the-art gym. Fantastic location between the Singapore Botanic Gardens and luxury shopping on Orchard Road.
Nearest transport: Orchard MRT
Hotel phone: +65 6506 6888
9.Conrad Centennial Singapore – Marina Bay
Luxury high-rise with an excellent waterfront location and enviable views. Towering above the Marina Bay district and spread over 31 floors above a grand marble lobby, the Conrad Centennial’s spacious rooms and suites are decorated in soothing neutral shades with large plasma-screen TVs and marble bathrooms. The hotel offers a completely personalized experience, and their Concierge app lets guests to customize their stay prior to arrival. The hotel will also put together personal sightseeing programs and provide jogging maps on request. A large outdoor swimming pool overlooks the Singapore Flyer, and there’s a state-of-the-art gym and luxurious spa. In addition to four on-site dining options, The Conrad Centennial is surrounded by the Millennia Singapore development, with easy access to over 1000 shops and 300 restaurants.
Nearest transport: Promenade MRT
Hotel phone: +65 6334 8888
10.Fullerton Bay Hotel – Marina Bay
Striking contemporary design hotel with magnificent views of Marina Bay. Guests arrive via the historic Clifford Pier or by limousine. Spacious, rosewood-paneled rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Marina Bay or the Clifford Pier. Some Premier Bay View rooms have private outdoor Jacuzzis, all bathrooms come with tubs and luxury Bottega Veneta amenities. Two on-site restaurants serve traditional Singaporean dishes (including a heritage dim sum brunch and afternoon tea) and French bistro fare. Travelers with children enjoy family packages, treats, babysitting services and kids’ concierge. Besides the pool and state-of-the-art gym, guests have access to a full range of treatments at the Fullerton Spa inside the Fullerton Hotel, a 5-minute walk away. With signature cocktails, infinity pool and expansive views of the city’s skyline, the rooftop Lantern Bar is one of Singapore’s most memorable watering holes.
Nearest transport: Raffles Place MRT
Hotel phone: +65 6333 8388