Singapore is as well known for its well-kept green spaces and tropical climate as it is for its huge number of shopping malls and abundance of street food. Despite its growing number of office blocks and houses, there are also some beautiful beaches in Singapore, as well as the famous Marina Bay. Those seeking out greenery should check out Jurong Bird Park and the Singapore Botanical Garden.
Many of the best boutique hotels in Singapore are situated near or on the island of Sentosa, which is connected to the main area of Singapore by the Sentosa gateway. Unsurprisingly, there’s plenty to choose from, so we’ve sorted through the good, the bad and the middling for you, so you can enjoy the perfect boutique stay.
AMOY by Far East
FROM $201/ NIGHT
Named after the Zhengzhou people who settled in Singapore, the AMOY hotel seems to have mastered the art of mixing traditional culture with desirable modern comforts. With only 37 rooms throughout the hotel, you can expect a personal and intimate experience. In the ‘cosy single’ room, you’ll find a modern oriental-style bed, complimentary mini-bar and high-spec coffee machine. Expect the same with the deluxe room but with a queen bed and a tad more space. Neither of the room options at AMOY are particularly spacious, at 18sqm and 22sqm respectively. Nonetheless, it’s enough for short stay travellers who’ll spend most of their time exploring but still want to come back to a luxurious room at the end of a long day.
Six Senses Maxwell
FROM $244/ NIGHT
Set in a beautifully restored heritage shophouse, this elegantly chic hotel is situated in the heart of Chinatown – a foodie traveller’s dream. The superb location is just the tip of the iceberg, though, as the plush interiors, original art and custom designed furniture are what really makes this a top pick. Despite its strong historical roots, there are plenty of modern amenities, such as a spa, five different dining options and a beautiful pool. Each room is elegantly decorated with comfortable bedding on a king or queen bed, real timber flooring and, perhaps most importantly, indulgent rain showers. The Merchant room will provide you with more than enough space, but if you’re travelling with others, or simply want a separate living area, the Maxwell studios and suites are truly sublime.
FROM $214/ NIGHT
With a hillside setting overlooking the impressive Singapore Strait, The Outpost is a truly unique and luxurious hotel pick on the island of Sentosa. The rooms are timeless in style, with black panelling, leather look seating and wooden furniture. Luxury toiletries, a Nespresso machine and pillow mist with your turndown service come as standard. Other great room perks include a welcome drink and the option to curate your own complimentary mini bar – a nice extra most hotels don’t offer.
The Capitol Kempinski
FROM $308/ NIGHT
The Capitol Kempinski is situated in a bustling part of town filled with quirky museums and is just a short distance from the beautiful Marina Bay. The unique Victorian charm of this heritage building means that each room has been custom designed to complement the natural shape of the hotel’s architecture. Standard deluxe rooms offer plenty of space and come with a long list of amenities including a Nespresso machine, choice of pillows, rainfall shower and freestanding bathtub. Splash out on a suite and you’ll get all this, bundles of extra space and unique, handpicked works of art too. Step outside your room and you’ll find a multitude of hotel bars and restaurants, a luxury spa and a fitness centre.
Hotel W Sentosa Cove
FROM $286/ NIGHT
Situated on the beautiful island of Sentosa, this luxe resort is truly unique. The vibrant aesthetic of the hotel is unsurpassed, with Universal Studios Singapore, Siloso beach and a number of other visitor attractions close by. The hotel offers guests plenty of room options to choose from, including the aptly named Extreme WOW suite, which features a very boujee DJ booth, bar and over the top purple theme. If that’s not your thing, don’t be put off: those looking for a minimalist boutique style are catered for too in the hotels AWAY and Fabulous rooms, many of which come with sea views and a terrace.