It may be a pity that travel plans have halted due to the current pandemic, but there’s no use in moping around. Instead, just take time off for yourself and enjoy a good ol’ staycation, right here in Singapore. Below, find nine boutique hotels dotted around our sunny island which have plenty to offer as unique accommodation spots. Pack your bags folks, your Singapoliday is just around the corner.
(Heritage Collection on Chinatown Studio (Skylight) Apartment)
Fancy a getaway in a cool loft or studio apartment without breaking the bank? Now you can, at homegrown boutique hotel chain Heritage Collection. Its three hotels, located at Chinatown, Seah Street (City Hall) and Clarke Quay, offer staycations starting from as low as $100 nett per night. They are available for direct bookings via Heritage Collection’s website.
Heritage Collection on Chinatown offers a wider variety of room options from Studio (No Windows), for those who enjoy a quiet getaway, to Studio (Skylight), for those who love a little bit of natural light illuminating the room, to locals’ favourite – the Premium Loft. While you’re in Chinatown, go on the Yip Yew Chong mural trail which starts from Heritage Collection on Chinatown itself.
(Heritage Collection on Seah Premium Loft Plus Apartment)
All their apartments are conveniently located within the Central Business District and are walking distance from MRT stations—perfect for exploring the rich heritage of the areas.
(Heritage Collection on Clarke Quay Studio Premium Apartment)
Needless to say, these rooms are also the perfect places to #supportlocal. Housed in modern refurbished shophouses, all rooms are well-equipped for a comfortable stay with amenities such as an ensuite bathroom with rainfall shower, Smart TV, a fully-equipped kitchenette, complimentary laundry facilities and WiFi.
Do note that all bookings require a minimum two nights’ stay.
Duxton Reserve Singapore
Eclectic and elegant is how this boutique hotel in the storied neighbourhood of Duxton can be described. Now part of Autograph Collection Hotels, the hotel makes a bold statement in hues of black, gold and yellow, with design elements borrowed from Chinese, Malay and European cultures.
No two rooms are the same, so guests are in for an exclusive experience at any of its 49 rooms. Relax in Naturalmat organic mattress, organic cotton bed linen by Beaumont & Brown, and bathroom amenities by Etro. Foodies are spoilt for choice. They can enjoy local fare in the nearby Maxwell Food Centre, dine at the many restaurants and bars along Duxton Hill, or simply pop over to the hotel’s modern Chinese restaurant, Yellow Pot.
The Great Madras
Fans of Wes Anderson flicks would easily enjoy a staycation at none other than The Great Madras, where the hotel facade and facilities are reminiscent of a movie set designed by the famed American filmmaker. See everything come to live thanks to an Art Nouveau color palette, distinctive shapes across furnishings and picture-perfect zones. We recommend grabbing a riveting novel and heading down to the pool to just bask in the good vibes.
A bespoke boutique hotel residing along Keong Saik Road, Hotel Soloha is truly a breath of fresh air due to its concept. At this urban chic, jungle-inspired hotspot, just join the stylish side of life as you step into the lobby where a bar-reception is ready to welcome you with martinis. Then, relish the stay in your room which is homely yet luxurious, as bespoke furniture, 4K TVs plus a Hansgrohe Raindance shower system awaits.
Standing as a 34-room boutique property with eight room types near Orchard Road, there’s much to like about Lloyd’s Inn Singapore. From its multitude of minimalist chambers like The Reading Room and The Big Sky Room that can cater to your needs, also take a dip in the equally aesthetically pleasing pool or head up to The Roof Terrace for a breather. Plus, with the monochromatic design theme running through the entire hotel, feel like you’re in a therapeutic resort that’s the perfect getaway spot despite it still being in the heart of town.
Naumi Hotel Singapore
A charming oasis located in the artsy Bras Basah precinct, Naumi Hotel Singapore is the definition of contemporary meets minimalist. In the city centre, get to explore this 5-star accommodation spot that is actually a restored shophouse boasting a rooftop lounge, an infinity pool, as well as three fitness studios. Doesn’t hurt that the rooms come equipped with smart TVs, Nespresso machines and soaking tubs either.
Although it has been rebranded under The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood, Wanderlust continues to offer swanky yet homely accommodation, with a focus on “flexible living residences” to modern travellers, digital nomads and independent millennials. That said, local staycationers are most welcome at the 1920s Art Deco-style conservation building near the vibrant heritage district of Little India.
Choose from quarters such as the two-storey Studio Loft featuring a kitchenette, a cosy living room, and essential luxuries like rainshower with Ashley & Co bath amenities, a workspace, and Smart TV. When it’s time to dine, choose from a solid selection of restaurants and cafes nearby. You can also sign up for specially curated experiences such as heritage food trails, and leathercraft and kombucha workshops.