Searching for staycation ideas? Look no further than trivago’s Singapore Hotel Ranking 2016. Drawing from more than 200 million traveller reviews across 30 hotel booking websites on trivago.sg, we bring you the top 10 highest-rated and best hotels in Singapore to inspire your next getaway with loved ones and friends.
1. AMOY By Far East Hospitality
Traces of our immigrant past aren’t just confined to Chinatown and Little India. At AMOY by Far East Hospitality, much thought is put into preserving and displaying Singapore’s immigrant heritage through its oriental design concept and furnishings. These include bamboo-inspired columns, vintage Chinese closets and even a temple incorporated into the building structure, which now acts as a mini museum for visitors upon arrival.
Rooms choices at the hotel are straightforward; guests can choose between a Cosy Single Room and Deluxe Double Room. Though they’re generally compact in size, the hotel more than makes up with chic interiors topped off with personal, thoughtful touches. Guests are pampered with free airport arrival transfers, complimentary in-room mini bar (replenished daily) as well as a safe with a USB port for charging valuable devices.
2. Raffles Singapore
How should we begin? So much history, so much elegance in the country’s oldest and most decorated hotel. A government-declared National Monument, Raffles Hotel started off in 1887 with just 10 rooms in an old, bungalow-style building overlooking the South China Sea. Today, it is a suite-only hotel boasting 14-feet high, white-washed ceilings across 103 colonial-inspired rooms that’ll take you back to a nostalgic, bygone era.
Much like its grand, regal rooms, the facilities at the hotel are top-class in terms of quality and sophistication. Dining at the Tiffin Room, drinks at Long Bar and shopping at the hotel’s gift shop are to-dos recommended by locals and tourists alike.
3. Capella Singapore
The only hotel in Sentosa on our list, Capella Singapore sits on 30 acres of lush tropical rainforest atop a small knoll. It is one of the few hotels with a prized view of the South China Sea, making it popular for romantic staycations, weddings or a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
If you’re feeling generous with the wallet, book yourself a room with a private plunge pool, outdoor rainshower and bathtub at one of the spacious Villas or Colonial Manors.
4. Four Seasons Singapore
The makings of a superior five-star hotel include the highest level of accommodation complete with sumptuous rooms, stylish furnishings and quality linens. Coupled with discreet and personalised service, this is a kind of luxury you’ll find at Four Seasons Singapore.
Starting at 49m2, rooms are extraordinarily spacious and ideal for large groups or those seeking the luxury of space. In fact, families will find Four Seasons ideal for its child-friendly offerings. One of its more unique features is a complimentary child’s amenity kit consisting of bathrobes, toiletries and food menus adorably tailored for the young ones.
5. The Fullerton Bay
Standing among skyscrapers at just 7-storeys tall, The Fullerton Bay is nonetheless a giant in its own right. One of Singapore’s most stylish and chic hotels, it is set against the backdrop of Marina Bay and the dazzling city skyline, enjoyable either from Bay-fronting rooms or the rooftop and pool bar, Lantern. In-room amenities include a customised Bottega Veneta bathroom collection, Nespresso machine with complimentary capsules and 100% high-quality, goose down pillows and duvet. History buffs can also enjoy free hour-long Heritage Tours led by an expert, who’ll take you to historical points of interest within and around the hotel.
The Clifford Pier, Fullerton Bay’s newest waterfront restaurant, is inspired by the jetty’s hawker culture during its earliest days as a landing point for immigrants. Experience local fare accompanied by breathtaking views, with signature dishes such as the Wagyu Beef Rendang and Clifford Pier Laksa.
6. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Strategically located in the heart of Marina Bay, rooms at the The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore offer either panoramic views of the Bay, Singapore River or city skyline. For the creatives out there, a 4,200-piece art collection including works from Andy Warhol and Frank Stella is accessible with a complimentary self-guided iPod tour.
The hotel has also recently opened an elegant, British-colonial dining establishment called the Colony. They offer buffets for all meals of the day, including a buffet option during Afternoon Tea, where diners have unlimited servings from The Patisserie such as homemade ice cream, finger sandwiches, scones and cakes at S$49 per person.
7. Village Residence Robertson Quay
The only aparthotel in our list, Village Residence sits by the banks of the Singapore River in trendy Robertson Quay. Catered to long-term guests (a minimum of 7 night stay required), the hotel offers spacious accommodation suitable for couples and big families of up to 6 people.
Have kids in tow? Facilities at the hotel include a BBQ pit, swimming and wading pools, and a children’s playground to keep the little ones happy and occupied.
8. Shangri-La Singapore
Shangri-La Singapore is ideally located near Singapore’s shopping belt at Orchard while being tucked away from the bustle of the city. Home to 747 rooms, the hotel is divided into three wings catering to various visitor groups: the Garden for leisure travellers, the Tower for those on business and the Valley for guests willing to splurge on premium, luxury services.
True to its urban resort setting, 15 acres of landscaped flora and fauna are spread across the premises. Interested guests can even sign up for a specifically designed Garden Tour of the grounds led by an expert guide.
Did you also know Fann Wong and Christopher Lee held their wedding here in 2009? So if it’s good enough for Singapore’s Brangelina, it’s good enough for us!
9. PARKROYAL on Pickering
As you drive along Upper Pickering Street you may wonder what that massive, part-lush, part-futuristic architectural structure is. That’s PARKROYAL on Pickering, an eco-friendly and sustainably-designed hotel that’s already had its share of Hollywood fame – blockbuster film Agent 47 was actually filmed there!
PARKROYAL was originally conceptualised as a hotel-in-a-garden, which is why their dedicated wellness floor at Level 5 is tucked among lush greenery in a cleverly designed open-air concept. Perfect for visitors seeking an oasis in the heart of the central business district, guests can relax in an infinity pool and Jacuzzi, steam room, glass-walled fitness centre and 300m-long Garden Walk.
10. Mandarin Oriental
The views from Mandarin Oriental’s rooms are some of the best around the Marina Bay area, overlooking not just the bay and city skyline, but even neighbouring Indonesian islands on higher floors. Designed by renowned American architect John Portman Jr., the building’s atrium design evolved from the concept of grand theatre halls, so guests can enjoy unobstructed views from their iconic fan layout.
Another highlight of the hotel is its Outdoor Pool, with views reminiscent of the iconic skyline you’ll find in postcards from Singapore. Judging from its luxurious size and spectacular views, it’s no wonder many guests easily idle whole afternoons away by the poolside.