Gone are the days of typical hotels that are seemingly boring when compared with new hotels that have a concept or an interesting interior and such hotels are sprouting up almost everywhere around the world right now.
In Singapore, there are quite a number of such hotels that have an interesting concept or interior that will definitely make your stay more fun and memorable! Albeit some of the prices for such hotels may be slightly damaging to the wallet but it will be well spent on and since there are so many offers to select from, I am pretty sure you will be able to find something that will suit your budget.
1. Lloyd’s Inn
Lloyd’s Inn is one of the newest boutique hotel that is getting quite popular with Singaporeans for staycations. Located at Orchard Road, there are 34 guest rooms available that are designed with careful thought for the traveller and offers a unique experiential hotel stay with minimalistic elegance and raw architecture. From what I have gathered on my Facebook timeline, Big Skyroom and The Patio are the most popular options as I see many of my friends uploaded photos of their stay there. Lloyd’s Inn is definitely on my list of hotels to consider for a staycation.
Price Range: From SGD$158 per night
Address: 2 Lloyd Road Singapore 239091
With four thematic levels of 29 rooms by award winning Singapore design agencies, Wanderlust is definitely one of the most interesting hotels to check in at. Whimsical is one of the room categories and it features nine loft rooms with five varying themes like the first three photos shown above. Besides that, there are 10 Pantone rooms that are ‘capsule-like’ which is playfully rendered in different hues. If you like your room plain and simple, there’s the Mono Deluxe which is the only Pop-Art room with a glass-encased bathtub.
Price Range: From SGD$162 per night
Address: 2 Dickson Road Singapore 209494
3. Village Hotel Katong
Village Hotel Katong is the flagship Village hotel that reflects the strong Peranakan heritage of the surrounding in Joo Chiat and Katong district in Singapore. The 229 rooms in the hotel are tastefully furnished with Peranakan elements throughout that is so modern and beautiful. My Grandma is a Peranakan so I guess that means I have some of the blood flowing in me and maybe that is why I really love the interior of the rooms at Village Hotel Katong. The location of the hotel is also great for any food lovers who wants to try out a variety of local food because there are quite a few popular and traditional stalls in the area.
Price Range: From SGD$180 per night
Address: 25 Marine Parade Singapore 449536
4. Studio M Hotel
Located close to the Central Business District and Orchard Road shopping belt, Studio M calls out to the hip and savvy travellers with a taste for stylish comfort. Designed by Italian style maestro and architect, Piero Lissoni, Studio M offers 360 guest rooms that is a modern refuge in its chic accommodation featuring an urban-inspired loft with high ceiling, separate work and rest areas. Great for travellers who are in town for business because with a separate work and rest areas, it will help to focus on work and yet cosy when one needs to clock in some sleeping hours.
Price Range: From SGD$192
Address: 3 Nanson Road Singapore 238910
5. New Majestic Hotel
New Majestic Hotel is a revamped historic hotel shop-house façade that is located near Chinatown and it features 30 rooms with a great mix of vintage and designer furniture through to the customised baths. There are many really quirky and interesting rooms at New Majestic Hotel but the highlight would be the Attic which features a private garden, attic-style rooms with loft beds in six-meter high ceiling and obviously from the photo above, open concept bathroom that will help any couple make a memorable stay.
Price Range: From SGD$229 per night
Address: 31 – 37 Bukit Pasoh Singapore 089845
6. Scarlet Hotel
When Scarlet Hotel first made its debut in December 2004, almost everyone was in awe of the overflowing vibe of its timeless grandeur and opulent interior of rich colors and plushest of pillows and beds that will make anyone who stay at the hotel feel like they are a heir or heiress to a big empire. If you have the pocket to splurge, I would highly recommend that you book one of their five suites available – Passion, Splendour, Lavis, Swank and Opulent. I need not say more because the name of the suites speaks for itself. However, if your pocket is not that kind for a suite, rest assured that even the standard room will make you feel rich.
Price Range: From SGD$240 per night
Address: 33 Erskine Road Singapore 069333
7. Hotel Fort Canning
Considered as an iconic heritage hotel in Singapore, the Hotel Fort Canning building is the result of the restoration of a former British Military Administration Building that was built in 1926. Hotel Fort Canning offers 86 rooms that has unique bathroom designs and a picture-window offering panoramic views of the park or city skyline in all rooms. An urban oasis in the heart of the city that will make travellers feel zen and tranquil. Personally, I would love to spend the night at their Majapahit/Governor’s Suite which is huge – a dinning/meeting room, powder room and lounge area. It will be a great space for a dinner party with class.
Price Range: From SGD$290 per night
Address: 11 Canning Walk Singapore 178881
8. St. Regis Singapore
This is the luxury of all luxurious hotel and St. Regis Singapore has three unique speciality suites – Manhattan, Knickerbocker and Metropolitan with separate living room that is extravagance and decorated with tasteful ornamentation. Their various suites like Astoria Suite, King Cole Suite, Caroline Astor Suite are also elegantly decorated with an ambience of lavish comfort for any traveller. Even their Executive Deluxe Rooms will blow your mind away with the beautiful and opulent interior. If you are staying at St. Regis Singapore, butler service is provided to every St. Regis guest and that is an unparalleled symbol of luxury. I have stayed in their Knickerbocker Speciality Suite before and it was an experience that I will always remember.
Price Range: From SGD$368 per night
Address: 29 Tanglin Road Singapore 247911
9. Ocean Suites at Resorts World Sentosa
Ocean Suites consists of 11 exclusive suites that is designed like a deluxe two storey townhouse offering guests with the best of both land and sea. The upper level consists of an open living area whilst the lower lever offers guests with an underwater view of over 50,000 marine fishes in the comfort and privacy of their own suite. This is definitely one of its kind of hotel stay that lets you have the best of both worlds and it would be just about anyone’s dream to stay for a night if their pocket allows.
Price Range: From SGD$1,765 per night
Address: Resorts World Sentosa – Equarius Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island Singapore 098269
10. TreeTop Lofts at Resorts World Sentosa
Tucked away in a canopy of native trees and perched 12 metres above ground, the TreeTop Loft which consists of two unique one-bedroom lofts – Angsana and Tembusu that are the epitome of exclusivity and privacy. Featuring a spacious living room, an en-suite bedroom adjoined to a walk-in wardrobe and private outdoor terraces, TreeTop Loft is the perfect gateway from the urban city life that lets travellers embrace the greenery of its surrounding. This is one space that I would love to have the opportunity to spend the night at but I honestly don’t think my pocket allows me.
Price Range: From SGD$1,812 per night
Address: Sentosa Island
Now that pretty much sums up my recommendations on interesting hotels to stay in Singapore. I am constantly on the lookout for hotels with unique interiors or concept because they are like a breath of fresh air to the typical hotel rooms that are so boring and I hope that my recommendations will help you in making a decision on where to stay when you are traveling to Singapore or if you are a local planning to have a staycation.