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Top 10 hotels for families in Singapore

By , March 16, 2018

First off, let’s answer your question: what makes a hotel a“family hotel”?  While most hotels have amenities and facilities for families with children upon request, for our top hotel list we only consider hotels with unique experiences and services that cater specifically to families to be “family hotels”.

We picked the top 10 hotels for families based on how much we anticipate families will love staying at them. Broken down into three sections: luxury, mid-range, and boutique, here are the best family hotel choices for any budget.

Luxury hotels for family

1. Marina Bay Sands

A staycation at the Marina Bay Sands is more than just a nice change of scenery but a magical place where families bond over phenomenal hotel experiences. A swim in the hotel’s iconic rooftop infinity pool is unlike any other as, with one of the best views in the world, families will get to see their city in a stunning new light.

Room tip: With a beautifully designed Family Room, MBS is among our favourite luxury hotels for families in Singapore. Rooms have furnished balconies, a deep-soak tub, and a spacious living room created with family movie night in mind.

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2. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

Singapore’s only true beachfront hotel, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa has one of the city’s largest freeform pools with water slides. More good news for families in need of a sun-and-sand style staycation — there are more activities than you can manage, including beach volleyball and kayak lessons, offered by the hotel.

Room tip: Designed for small families, the Deluxe Garden Room accommodates up to 3 people (either 2 adults and 1 child, or 1 adult and 2 children).

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3. Resorts World Sentosa – Festive Hotel

A darn good reason to plan a staycation at Festive Hotel is the fact you and your family will be waking up next door to Universal Studios Singapore and Adventure Cove Waterpark!

Room tip: Now that the entertainment portion of your staycation is taken cafe of, how about the rooms? The Deluxe Family room comes with a fun loft bed for kids, separated by a room partition from parent’s king bed, and comfortably accommodates up to 2 adults and 2 kids.

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4. Hard Rock Hotel Singapore

The only hotel that can get everyone in the family excited from a simple mention of its name. The man-made beach and great music by the huge pool takes the cake. You don’t have to be a rock star like Ginette to get geeky with all the amazing Fender guitars available to guests and memorabilia from your favourite rock legends.

Room tip: Families will want to run into their vibrantly coloured and decorated Deluxe rooms and jump on their plush Simmons “Cool Max” beds.

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5. Swissôtel Merchant Court

Is a hotel in the city centre a requirement for you? Among the best centrally located hotels for families in Singapore is Swissôtel Merchant Court, located on Clark Quay. On top of the wonderful entertainment found around the hotel, the luxury hotel has a water-slide faceted pool, gourmet breakfast buffets, is located on the Singapore River, and the option to have rooms transformed into a Kids Room!

Room tip: How are rooms transformed you ask? Regular hotel rooms are set-up with special amenities according to the age of your child, including video games for teenagers. A play corner is set-up for babies, and age-appropriate toys and cute linens are ready for young children to jump into.

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Mid-range hotels for family

6. Siloso Beach Resort

This Sentosa island resort is definitely a hotel for families. Its beachfront location, jungle of tropical trees, and natural water swimming pool make it feel as though the eco-hotel has a thriving ecosystem of its own.

Room tip: Family rooms accommodate up to 4 people. As no two families are the same, you can pick either 4 single beds or a queen and 2 singles.

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7. Hotel Boss

The best mid-range hotel for families in Singapore, Hotel Boss has all the must-have hotel features on your checklist. It’s centrally located, has an outdoor swimming pool on its Sky Terrace, and a children’s playground.

Room tip: Family rooms are the most spacious room option at Hotel Boss, featuring 2 queen size beds and a private balcony that looks onto the atrium where a cosmopolitan selection of dining awaits hungry families.

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8. Studio M Hotel

Studio M Hotel’s outlook on staycationing is “it’s kind of cool to stay in a space that feels totally different to home”. Boasting high ceilings, the boutique’s stylish loft-inspired rooms are definitely quite different from the average Singaporean flat. Besides enjoying the ergonomic space, everyone in the family will love the lap pool, hearty breakfasts, and world class entertainment in the hotel’s Robertson Quay location.

Room tip: The Moonlight Loft is the only room with a private open-air patio and 3.8 metre bay windows (almost an extra metre compared to other rooms’ windows). Designed to sleep 3 with a large double bed on the upper level, and a sofa on the lower level, the 37 sqm room is our top pick for urban families.

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Boutique hotels for family

9. Wanderlust Hotel

With such playful motifs, it’s no wonder the whimsical rooms of Wanderlust Hotel attract families with children. Bright colours appeal to kids because they’re visually stimulating and interesting. Beyond the bold Pantone coloured rooms, families will enjoy stimulating their taste buds at in-house French restaurant Cocotte.

Room tip: Select your favourite theme from the ‘Whimsical’ room category. We love the ‘Space’ room for its spaceship, starry night sky, and cute monsters. Other themes include ‘Typewriter’, ‘ASCII’ and ‘Tree’.

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10. Lloyd’s Inn

As every family is different, we’re ending with a hotel that’s the complete opposite of the big resorts we started this article with — the ultra zen and minimalist Lloyd’s Inn. Following principles of organic architecture, nature is incorporated throughout the hotel. Ideal for families in need of a wellness-retreat-style staycation though still want to remain cityside.

Room tip: The Big Garden deluxe room is ideal for families as not only is there a private outdoor garden with patio tables and chairs for lounging in the sun, but also a living area with a working desk.

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