There is a lot of money in Singapore, and with great wealth come the accoutrements associated with the enjoyment of it. Where luxury travel is concerned there is no more crucial a choice than that of the hotel at which you stay. Singapore claims to have some of Asia’s best 5-star hotels, but it’s surprising how much variation in quality can exist within that seemingly exquisite bracket.
Here at TravelMag our team has assessed which hotels truly deserve the 5-star moniker and we now present them to you with this map and list. We have taken on board as much information as we could; nothing is overlooked, from the hotel’s amenities, modernity, upkeep and word of mouth from previous guests who have stayed there during the last 12 months.
Privates from $300/ night
One of the absolute jewels in the crown of Singaporean hoteliers is the Marina Bay Sands. From its rooftop infinity pool (the largest in the world) that stretches along the top of the iconic building, to the ArtScience Museum and 20 dining options on site, there is perhaps no hotel quite like this one in the entire world. The hotel, which is located right by the Marina Bayfront MRT station, offers interiors that are just as impressive as the exteriors. Even the most basic rooms have a deep-soak bathtub, 24 hour room service and perhaps some of the most spacious rooms in Singapore. They don’t come much better that the Marina Bay Sands.
Privates from $205/ night
Hotel Fairmont Singapore is in an excellent location for art lovers; the Bras Basah district spreads out from the hotel’s front door. Additionally, there is great shopping on the hotel’s doorstep, with Raffles City Shopping Centre connected to the hotel. Delve inside the hotel and you will find that rooms come equipped with tea and coffee makers, air conditioning and a BOSE entertainment system. Meanwhile an outdoor pool, sauna and fitness centre are available free of charge to guests and the tennis courts, and spa and wellness centre are also accessible for an additional fee.
Privates from $274/ night
There is a degree of finesse and style that one comes to expect of the InterContinental brand, and their Singapore property epitomises these values. Starting at the rooftop garden, with views out over the city, the hotel is steeped in class. Rooms tend to be more spacious than average by Singaporean standards, and contain a minibar, flat-screen TV and iPod docks. This is an especially good option for business travellers too as the hotel’s business centre and banquet facilities are able to accommodate even larger groups of up to 100. There is a 24 hour gym and an outdoor pool also available to guests.
Privates from $211/ night
Creative flourishes abound throughout Naumi from the reception to the rooms. This luxury boutique hotel was designed by creative minds and presented to you in inviting earthy tones without overlooking important facilities that make a stay more enjoyable: Rain showers, a complimentary round from the minibar and glass-walled bathrooms that change from clear to opaque on command are all delightful flourishes that make Naumi one of Singapore’s more unique places to spend the night. There is also a fitness centre and rooftop infinity pool open to guests at the hotel.
Privates from $261/ night
With the Chinatown MRT station just around the corner, it’s safe to assume that the Parkroyal on Pickering is located right in the thick of Singapore’s action. The architecture of this excellent hotel is unlike that of any other, and only adds to the hotel’s allure. Other contributing factors include an entire floor dedicated to wellness, with a fitness centre, sauna and outdoor pool all available to guests year-round. The elevated garden walk is a wonderful feature and the rooms, if you can tear yourself away, have 40-inch flat-screen TVs, floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of little touches like slippers and free toiletries to make a stay more memorable.