Hotel prices together account for 18% fees and taxes (often called “Triple Plus”), which are made up as follows: 10% service fee, 7% VAT and 1% state tax.
Anyone making a reservation in high-end hotels online at www.singaporehotels.com or at a reservation desk at the airport will receive a discount. Many hotels also offer special prices on their websites that are less than 50% of the normal rate, so price comparisons and advance bookings are always a good idea.
The hotels below are divided into three different price ranges:
Luxurious (over S $ 500)
Moderate (S $ 200 to S $ 500)
Inexpensive (up to S $ 200)
The prices above correspond to the official minimum tariffs for a double room per night without breakfast and taxes.
The Fullerton Singapore
The Fullerton is located in one of the oldest, largest and most sublime buildings in Singapore, which dates from 1928 and has been restored. Like the other two large colonial buildings in Singapore – the Supreme Court and the City Hall – the classic Doric columns of the Palladian architectural style dominate the picture. The hotel, located in the central business district, has 400 rooms and suites with river, city, or harbor views. Amenities include wireless Internet access, international direct dial phones, voicemail and satellite television. The interior with light fabrics and dark wooden furniture is modern and reserved. Business facilities include the 24-hour financial center with jobs and internet connection, the conference rooms and the technical equipment for teleconferences. Other hotel facilities include the 25-meter outdoor infinity pool, the fitness center, theAsian spa wellness center, function rooms and a number of restaurants and cafes.
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore
Phone: 67 33 83 88
This national monument, named after the founder of Singapore, Thomas Stamford Raffles, is a highlight of any sightseeing tour of Singapore. It is still one of the grandest, most luxurious and most celebrated hotels in the world. Shops and restaurants have been in a new extension since the 1991 restoration. Those who book one of the 103 suites, many of which have their own verandas and salons, experience a journey into the past. Former guests include many celebrities and writers, most of whom are honored in the hotel’s own museum. But modern facilities are also available in abundance – e.g. the Amrita SpaWellness center, a swimming pool, a business center, nine meeting and event rooms, a boardroom, a florist, a shopping arcade and the Jubilee Hall theater.
Address: 1 Beach Rd, Singapore
Phone: 63 37 18 86
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
This 32-story skyscraper has some of the best hotel rooms on the island. Award-winning architect Kevin Roche designed the design, and all 608 rooms (including the huge bathrooms) have panoramic views of the silhouette of Singapore or Marina Bay. The unusually spacious rooms are stylishly decorated; Tibetan-style light wood floors, broadband internet access, multilingual voicemail and walk-in closets are standard. The one on the top floor has a lounge with an all-round view and a cocktail bar. In the hotel you can admire one of the largest collections of modern art in Southeast Asia (including works by Warhol and Chihuly). On Sundays there is also the only classic “Vintage Champagne Sunday Brunch” in town at the Ritz-Carlton.
Address: 7 Raffles Ave, Singapore
Phone: 63 37 88 88
The chic Gallery Hotel brings color and zest to the hub of international business. Remarkable details are the interactive video surveillance system, free wireless Internet access in all rooms and women-only floors. The 221-room hotel consists of three buildings that are connected by open and closed bridges. An unusual detail is the glass swimming pool on the fifth floor, which extends beyond the street. The red, blue and yellow framed windows are a fresh eye-catcher, and art galleries on the second and third floors invite you to visit. Features include multi-lingual voicemail, digital lockers, colorful decor, and satin-glass and polished-marble bathrooms. Larger rooms can be booked in the so-called Glazzhaus (even with extra long beds), junior suites in the observatory with a view of the river and studio suites with king beds in the executive studio. There is also a good gym in the gallery buildingAyuthaya Spa Wellenss center as well as bars, clubs and restaurants. The hotel is in a great location on the river, a 20-minute walk from the nearest MRT station (Clarke Quay).
Address: 1 Nanson Rd, Robertson Quay, Singapore
Phone: 68 49 86 86
The Sentosa Resort & Spa
This luxury resort hotel stands on a steep slope overlooking the South China Sea. It is surrounded by 11 hectares of tropical forest on Sentosa Island. Each chic room, decorated with understated pastel fabrics and dark wood, is equipped with a 42-inch plasma TV, state-of-the-art DVD player and broadband internet connection. Of the 205 rooms, 27 are suites; there are also four separate villas, each with its own swimming pool and garden. Business travelers who can use the two-story business center with meeting and event rooms are also well catered for. The luxurious wellness center Spa Botanica – the first in Singapore in a tropical garden – is part of the hotel complex and pampers guests with a mud pool, steam sauna, beauty treatments and massages.
Address: 2 Bukit Manis Rd, Sentosa, Singapore
Phone: 62 75 03 31
This well-functioning business hotel in the central business district is a pleasant alternative to large international hotel chains and regularly offers special rates. The 413 simple rooms are of different sizes and are decorated in pastel colors. Some have a view of the sea. Each room has a relatively large desk, broadband internet connection, a laptop safe, a fax machine and a television with in-house movie channels. The bathrooms have a bath and a separate shower. An office service is available in the business center and there are a number of meeting and meeting rooms. In addition to the fitness center and indoor swimming pool, guests can enjoy live music as well as restaurants with Japanese cuisine and Western and Asian cuisine.
Address: 81 Anson Road, Singapore
Phone: 62 24 11 33
Swissotel The Stamford
One of the tallest hotels in all of Singapore, this skyscraper rises above the roofs of the central business district. The almost 1300 rooms have a wonderful view and are tastefully furnished. Facilities include a balcony, direct international telephone, minibar, tea and coffee machine, desk, safe and cable TV with hotel’s own film channels. The rooms and suites on the higher (and more expensive) floors have views of the harbor. Hotel facilities include a business center, meeting rooms, multilingual concierge services, and the huge Willow Stream SpaWellness and fitness center, swimming pools and six tennis courts. The one on the 70th floor offers a wonderful panoramic view of the city, as does the bar located one floor up. The restaurant serves local cuisine. In the neighboring sister hotel you can choose between Chinese, Japanese and Italian cuisine. There are great discounts for weekend reservations made on the hotel website.
Address: 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore
Phone: 63 38 85 85
The St Regis scores with its central location on Orchard Road, corner of Tanglin Road. The 299 rooms are classically furnished, the fabrics are decorated in light pastel colors and the marble bathrooms. The furniture is reminiscent of a salon. The technical equipment, including the plasma television, wireless Internet access, CD player of the Bose brandand surround sound speakers count is top notch. Personal butler service is available around the clock. There are six restaurants and bars, including the French restaurant and the. The hotel offer also includes a total of 1500 m² of modern conference and event rooms. The hotel’s publicly accessible areas are adorned with an impressive collection of original paintings and sculptures by Asian and international artists, including a sculpture by Colombian Fernando Botero and a drawing by Spaniard Joan Miró. You can relax in the sun by the swimming pool or with a massage or a sauna in the wonderful Remède Spa .
Address: 29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore
Phone: 65 06 68 88
The first young boutique hotel in Chinatown combines chic design with affordability in an understated part of the city. The 1929 Hotel, which has received a number of prestigious awards and rave reviews, consists of five colonial terraced houses that have been combined to create a 32-room hotel. The result is unconventional, fresh and in love with detail. The rooms are small, but individually decorated with retro furniture, flat-screen TVs, broadband internet access, and designer showers. Guests can also relax in the hot tub on the hotel roof – and the private collection of designer chairs by the owner – or step into the hot tub on the second floor. Wireless Internet access is available in the entrance hall. Another plus is that Chinatown is rapidly developing into a trendy district and already has great nightclubs and excellent shopping opportunities. Breakfast is included in the room rate. The equally cheesy-chic sister hotel (www.newmajestichotel.com ) is also worth a visit.
Address: 50 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore
This magnificent 40-room boutique hotel is ideally located near the Raffles Hotel and Chijmes in downtown Singapore. The name of the hotel is pronounced “No-mi” and is based on the ninth day of the Hindu calendar. The very chic house is full of sophisticated, but deliberately unobtrusive Hindu symbols. The rooms decorated in almond tones are mostly modern. Designer swivel armchairs, large plasma TVs, free wireless Internet access, Bose loudspeakers , Nespresso coffee machines, free mineral water from Fiji and fresh flowers are all included. The sixth floor is only for female guests. On the roof, the bar and infinity pool with chic Dedon wicker sofas and limitless views of the city invite you to relax.
Address: 41 Seah Street, Singapore
Phone: 64 03 60 00