Where should you be staying in Singapore on your next visit? We have put together our list of top stays in Singapore – be it luxury long stay or business pit-stop, they are perfect bases from which you can set foot on exploring what the city has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a stylish boutique hotel, a much-needed city retreat, or a home away from home, we have selected the best of the best to suit all budgets and occasions.
Best for long stay
If you’re looking to stay for at least a week, Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore is luxury living and strategically located in the heart of the vibrant Central Business District. The 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments have a fully equipped kitchen, along with dryer and washer, perfect for extended stays. Raising the bar of premium serviced living in the city, the property complements its sophisticated accommodation offering with an in-house restaurant, bar and executive club lounge, managed by a culinary team of experts. With a stunning infinity pool, it is indeed a tropical urban oasis. Located below the property is Downtown Gallery, where you’ll find a fusion of high-end and contemporary retail, dining and entertainment choices that will fulfil your lifestyle needs.
6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown 1, #07-01, Singapore 068809
Best for residential luxury
Prominently situated along the Singapore River at Robertson Quay, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay allows you to choose between river or city facing guestrooms. The light-filled room interiors have been designed to magnify the familiar comforts of home, where you can sink into soft, plush, custom-made furnishings and enjoy bespoke amenities. During your stay, you’ll have to visit their flagship restaurant Publico, a multi-concept dining destination comprising a variety of Italian experiences under one roof – a neighbourhood deli and bar and a ristorante with adjoining terrazzo by the river. With so many dining options in the hotel and a specially curated range of restaurants in local neighbourhood Quayside for you to choose from, it’s a culinary dream!
1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909
Best for boutique
Combining Singapore’s rich culture, history and talent with high design and comfort is Mr & Mrs Smith’s The Warehouse Hotel located along the Singapore River. The meticulously restored hotel features 37 elegant rooms across six categories designed in muted tones, with many offering double-high ceilings, peaked roofs, and original industrial details. Po, the hotel’s flagship restaurant presents modern-day Singaporean flavours shaped by award-winning Chef-Partner Willin Low, where you can have a go at making a popiah. The signature lobby bar showcases an in-house cocktail programme, paying homage to the three distinct eras of the hotel’s past, where you’ll find the eclectic beverage menu a journey through each incarnation.
320 Havelock Road, Robertson Quay, Singapore 169628
Best for a city retreat
Away from the hustle and bustle, Mr & Mrs Smith’s Villa Samadhi Singapore is the place for a peaceful stay. A black-and-white, flawlessly chic mansion hidden away in Labrador Nature Reserve, you’ll find the rooms at Villa Samadhi Singapore echoing the hotel’s genteel colonial vibe, with a pared-down monochrome palette, sleek wooden floors and imposing carved four-poster beds. Visit the restaurant on Tamarind Hill that serves innovative Thai cuisine then take a leisure stroll down from Labrador Nature Reserve, which is part of the Southern Ridges – a 10-kilometre stretch of connecting trails leading up to the forest canopy, where you’ll find indigenous flora and 70 species of bird.
20 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119189
Best for spa & family
Just steps away from Palawan Beach, Sentosa, Mr & Mrs Smith’s Capella Singapore features 30 acres of lush lawns dotted with age-old trees, roaming peacocks and artfully appointed sculptures. It is truly a relaxing tropical getaway – particularly if you indulge at the award-winning Auriga spa. All rooms have an urban vibe: smart and fuss-free, in soothing earth tones. The larger villas and manors are perfect for accommodating large groups, all with private pools. You’ll never be bored with the host of family-friendly attractions on Sentosa Island and the hotel team will be happy to organise everything from signature yachting cruises to cycling excursions, gourmet experiences and shopping, nature or cultural tours.
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
Best for budget
Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay is the smartest choice for savvy travellers looking for a centrally located, comfortable and reasonably priced accommodation. Not only is it the only Holiday Inn Express in Southeast Asia with a pool, but it’s a 40 meter rooftop infinity pool at that! The modern rooms are bright and spacious, offering floor to ceiling windows. The bathrooms come with full bathroom amenities and separate walk-in hypnotising rain showers, betraying all indications of “budget”. Within walking distance to some of the best dining and nightlife options in the city, the hotel offers convenience like no other!
2 Magazine Road, Singapore 059573