Singapore is known for its great green spaces and tropical climate, as well as for its large number of shopping malls and abundant street food. Despite the growing number of offices and houses in Singapore, there are some beautiful beaches as well as the famous Marina Bay. Green seekers should check out the Jurong Bird Park and the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Many of the best boutique hotels in Singapore are located near or on the island of Sentosa, which is connected to the main area of Singapore through the Sentosa Gateway. Not surprisingly, there are plenty to choose from, so we’ve combed through the good, the bad and the moderate for the perfect boutique stay.
Far East AMOY
From $201 per night.
Named after the Zhengzhou people who settled in Singapore, AMOY Hotel seems to have mastered the art of blending traditional culture with modern comforts. With only 37 rooms in the entire hotel, you can expect a personalized and intimate experience. In the ‘comfortable single rooms’ you’ll find modern oriental-style beds, a complimentary minibar and a high-spec coffee machine. The Deluxe Room is the same, but with a king-size bed and more space.Neither of AMOY’s two room options are particularly spacious, at 18sqm and 22sqm respectively. Still, it’s enough for short-term travellers who spend most of their time exploring, but still want to return to the deluxe room at the end of a long day.
Six Senses MAXWELL
From $244 per night
Located in the heart of Chinatown, this elegant and chic hotel is a foodie’s dream. But the prime location is just the tip of the iceberg; the luxurious interiors, original art and custom-designed furnishings are what really make this a top-notch hotel. Despite its strong historical roots, there are many modern amenities such as a spa, five different dining options and a beautiful swimming pool. Each room is elegantly decorated with comfortable king or queen bedding, real wood floors and, perhaps most importantly, an indulgent rain shower. The Merchant Rooms will provide you with plenty of space, but if you’re traveling with others, or just want a separate living area, the Maxwell Studios and Suites are truly sublime.
From $214 per night.
Perched on a hillside overlooking the impressive Singapore Strait, The Outpost is a truly unique luxury hotel option on Sentosa Island. The hotel’s rooms are timeless in style, featuring black panelling, leather-look seating and wooden furniture. Luxurious toiletries, a Nespresso coffee machine and pillow spray are standard along with your bedtime service. Other wonderful in-room perks include a welcome drink and the option to curate your own complimentary minibar – a nice extra that most hotels don’t offer.
The capital of Kempkinski
From $308 per night.
The National Capital Kempinski Hotel is located in a bustling area full of quirky museums and a short distance from the beautiful Marina Bay. The unique Victorian charm of this historic building means that each room has been custom designed to match the natural shape of the hotel’s architecture. Standard deluxe rooms offer plenty of space and come with a host of amenities including a Nespresso coffee machine, choice of pillows, rain shower and freestanding bathtub. For the price of a suite, you get all of this, plus extra space and a unique selection of carefully selected artwork. Step out of your room and you’ll find a plethora of bars and restaurants, a luxury spa and a fitness center.
W Xiantao Bay Hotel
From $286 per night.
Situated on the beautiful island of Sentosa, this luxury resort is truly one of a kind. The hotel’s vibrant aesthetic is unparalleled, with Universal Studios Singapore, Siloso Beach and a number of other visitor attractions in close proximity. The hotel offers guests a huge selection of rooms, including a suite named “Ultimate WOW” that features a very boutique DJ booth, bar and an out-of-this-world purple theme. If that’s not your thing, don’t be put off: those looking for minimalist boutique style will also be catered for in the hotel’s AWAY and Fabulous rooms, many of which have sea views and terraces.