By Budget: $

  • Adler Hostel This self-proclaimed 'poshtel' just near the Chinatown MRT comes with Chinese antiques.
  • COO A new-school hostel with neon lighting and a hip location in Tiong Bahru.
  • Dream Lodge Spick-and-span capsule hostel in up-and-coming Jalan Besar.
  • BEAT. Capsules Sleek capsules smack bang on the Singapore River.
  • Kam Leng Hotel Retro hotel in the up-and-coming Jalan Besar district.

By Budget: $$

  • Wanderlust Idiosyncratic rooms packed with imagination and designer twists in intriguing Little India.
  • Lloyd's Inn Minimalist boutique hotel a short stroll from Orchard Rd.
  • Holiday Inn Express Orchard Road A fresh, good-value option just a block from Orchard Rd.
  • Hotel Indigo Peranakan-inspired hotel bursting with nostalgic memorabilia, steps from heritage-heavy Joo Chiat Rd.
  • Great Madras Pastel art deco gem right in the thick of Little India.

By Budget: $$$

  • Fullerton Bay Hotel Elegant, light-filled luxury perched right on Marina Bay.
  • Parkroyal on Pickering A striking architectural statement, with hanging gardens and a stunning infinity pool.
  • Capella Singapore Cascading pools, lush jungle gardens and svelte, chic interiors on Sentosa.
  • Six Senses Duxton A tranquil haven, where no two rooms are the same, ensconced in a row of heritage shophouses.
  • Warehouse Industrial chic interiors and a stunning infinity pool right by the Singapore River.


  • St Regis French-inspired luxury and a coveted in-house day spa close to Orchard Rd.
  • Four Seasons Hotel A lavish retreat steps away from frenetic Orchard Rd.
  • Fullerton Hotel Classic glamour in a riverside Palladian palazzo.
  • Capella Singapore Primed for romantic getaways, everything here quietly screams luxury.

Contemporary Cool

  • W Singapore – Sentosa Cove Whimsical design, cutting-edge spa and a hot-to-trot pool.
  • Naumi Slinky, art-pimped pad with killer suites and a sultry rooftop pool.
  • Wanderlust Striking, individually themed rooms in bustling Little India.
  • Warehouse Minimalist, industrial chic in a heritage riverside warehouse.


  • Fullerton Hotel Soaring columns and historical anecdotes grace Singapore's former GPO.
  • Raffles Hotel A rambling colonial icon with a long list of illustrious guests. Reopens after renovations in mid-2019.
  • Hotel Fort Canning An elegant, park-fringed oasis where officers once stood to attention.
  • Goodwood Park Hotel Story-book Teutonic architecture within walking distance of Orchard Rd.
  • Warehouse Converted heritage warehouse sitting pretty along the Singapore River.

For Kids


  • Marina Bay Sands Ego-boosting views of downtown skyscrapers or sci-fi Gardens by the Bay.
  • Fullerton Hotel Romantic river panoramas and unobstructed views of Marina Bay Sands' light-and-laser spectacular.
  • Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore Survey the burgeoning skyline and Marina Bay from this uberluxe retreat.
  • Hotel Indigo Old-school Singapore vistas over the heritage neighbourhood of Joo Chiat (Katong).
  • Swissôtel the Stamford This completely round tower hotel offers knockout views in every direction.

Hotel Pools


  • Park Regis Top-notch service, a waterfall-fringed pool, and walking distance from the Quays, Chinatown and the MRT network.
  • Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park A smart business-style hotel with a gorgeous pool and modern gym.
  • Bliss Hotel A smart, cheap boutique hotel in the heart of Chinatown.
  • Hotel Indigo Fun Peranakan-inspired hotel with tons of nostalgic memorabilia, infinity pool and great service moments from Joo Chiat.
  • Lloyd's Inn A short stroll from Orchard Rd is where you'll find this spread-out, minimalist boutique hotel.
  • Wangz A sleek, curvaceous hotel moments from trendy Tiong Bahru.