From luxury chic rooms to cosy lofts, these stylish boutique hotels boast a one-of-a-kind experience in Singapore.
What happens when wanderlust hits but there isn’t time for a weekend getaway? You grab your overnight bag and head to one of Singapore’s many hotels for a swish staycay. It makes perfect sense. You get to live it up in your plush room and maximise the hotel’s facilities, lounging by the pool or enjoying your day at the spa. So if you’re tired of the big hotel scene and looking for alternative stays (without sacrificing lush comforts, of course), you’ve come to the right place. Read on for our guide on the coolest boutique hotels in Singapore, for everyone from modern minimalists to rendezvous-seeking couples.
Best boutique hotels in Singapore
1. Lloyd’s Inn
Sleek, airy and wonderfully minimalist, Lloyd’s Inn is one of the most Instagrammed-to-death boutique hotels in Singapore. All thanks to its unconventional design, central location and affordable rates. While the hotel’s facilities are rather limited, we can’t refuse its clean, mostly white palette (which brilliantly juxtaposes the surrounding foliage), abundant sunlight and quiet residential locale. We’d recommend The Big Skyroom for its inviting loft-like vibes – and that precious adjoining open-air space for a million photo ops.
Lloyd’s Inn, 2 Lloyd Road, Singapore 239091
2. The Warehouse Hotel
Formerly an iconic warehouse from 1895, the meticulously restored property boasts a sleek, modern design. Its rooms feature double high ceilings, peaked roofs and authentic industrial details. And don’t miss the rooftop infinity pool! It’s the perfect spot to people-watch and enjoy views of the riverbank.
The Warehouse Hotel, 320 Havelock Road, Singapore 169628
3. Coliwoo Hotel Gay World
This new boutique hotel cum co-living space is situated within a row of shophouses along Geylang Road. Despite a recent contemporary revamp, we love that its interiors still retain some aspects of the original structure – exuding a charming, old world vibe. It’s also the perfect location to stay at if you’re a big foodie. The property is just a stone’s throw away from Geylang’s long-standing heritage restaurants and hawkers, so you’re in easy reach of the area’s best frog leg porridge, pigs organ soup and biryani. And all its rooms come with a kitchenette so you can whip up a delicious meal any time of day during your stay. We tried our hand at chicken satay tacos, and found the stove top pretty easy to operate.
There are four types of rooms available for booking, but if you’re staying as a group of two or more we recommend going with either the spacious Manhattan queen studio or the Duplex queen studio that comes with a loft. Anything less might be a bit of a squeeze for more than one guest at a time (unless you’re looking for a super cosy set up).
Coliwoo Hotel Gay World, 115 Geylang Road, Singapore 389218
4. Hotel G
Okay, so maybe we’re a little biased ’cause this hotel is home to Ginett: an affordable French restaurant we love. But food aside, the hotel deserves its own fanbase. Though rooms (sized between 11 to 27 sqm) are petite, the eclectic interiors are one-of-a-kind, with grey walls, wooden furnishings and bright accents. Bonus points for its in-house gym and convenient location between Dhoby Ghaut and Bugis.
Hotel G, 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
5. Ann Siang House, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood
This hot property is furnished to perfection – its electric blue facade and gold windows should serve as an indication. Rooms, as well as common areas on every floor, are all about sumptuous leathers, gilded mirrors and geometrical tables and stools. Only 19 rooms are available, each equipped with the Hypnos “Firenze” bed, said to be the comfiest in the world. Go for the studio premier, as it comes with a massive tub.
Ann Siang House, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood, 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708
6. The Great Madras
Undoubtedly one of Singapore’s coolest boutique hotels, The Great Madras is a millennial dream come true. Not only is it housed in one of Little India‘s most unique conserved buildings, but it’s also decked out in every IG-worthy design trend imaginable. Think neon letter lights (with an inspirational quote, no less), rich shades of deep blue and green, tropical printed wallpaper and retro furniture. The 34-room property boasts categories from deluxe spaces (no bunk beds, just king-sized ones) to The Great Suite, which is fitted with an en-suite circular bathtub.
The Great Madras, 28 Madras Street, Singapore 208422
7. Studio M Hotel
A favoured and unofficial party hotel among the younger crowds, Studio M ranks high on our list of relaxing boutique hotels in Singapore. Plus, its location in Robertson Quay offers the best of two worlds. It’s right smack in the middle of riverside cafes and quiet brunch spots, and it’s a mere walk to the buzzing Clarke Quay. But its key feature is the loft rooms. Spread across four categories, they’re kitted out in minimalist designs, plush beddings and panoramic views of the city from large bay windows. We love the Executive Lofts as their corner locales offer maximum privacy, larger lounge areas and cosy comfort.
Studio M Hotel, 3 Nanson Road, Singapore 238910
8. The Sultan
Taking up 10 shophouses, The Sultan is a hip tribute to Singapore’s colourful heritage. Be sure to check into The Sultan Loft. It’s fit for royalty, with its double-storied set-up comprising a living area on the first floor and a bedroom on the second. And it’s jazzed up with timber roof beams, wide arcs and full-length shuttered windows. Plus, its location in Kampong Glam makes it perfect for a day of adventure!
The Sultan Hotel, 101 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 199002
9. Hotel Soloha
Hotel Soloha, a play on the words “so” and “aloha”, fits perfectly in the vibrant neighbourhood of Keong Saik. Alongside award-winning restaurants and bars, it stands out with its tropical modern motifs and hip mural art. The 45-room hotel offers five types of accommodations: standard, superior, deluxe, loft and suite. All of ’em offer a smart cable TV, which makes for a perfect opportunity to stay in and catch up on your favourite Netflix shows.
Hotel Soloha, 12 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088387
10. Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong
Hotel Indigo is no average boutique hotel. The charming space, housed in the former Joo Chiat Police Station, pays homage to the neighbourhood’s Peranakan heritage. The interiors boast everything from vintage-style tiles and artwork to antique furnishings. Meanwhile, its restaurant Baba Chews Bar and Eatery serves cuisine from The Straits of Malacca. Its Katong location is also a major plus in our books. We recommend taking a whole afternoon to explore the street art, pre-war shophouses and coffee shops and restaurants that contribute to the neighbourhood’s thriving, historic culture.
Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, 86 East Coast Road, Singapore 428788
11. Duxton Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection
If you love venturing through the storied ‘hood of Duxton Hill, extend your stay here. The architecture of this boutique hotel artfully melds Chinese, Malay and European elements within a row of heritage shophouses. Each of its 49 guest rooms was designed by acclaimed British designer, Anouska Hempel, giving you a multi-sensorial experience inspired by the Far East. Book the Suite Life room package that comes with a perfume workshop, a bottle of rose and macarons for an unforgettable stay.
Duxton Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection, 83 Duxton Road, Singapore 089540
12. The Vagabond Club
Three words: Parisian swank factor. The Vagabond Club is knocking the boutique hotel game out of the park. For starters, each of the 41 rooms is a super swish, boudoir chic haven of tranquillity. Miss live jazz music? Take a seat at The Whiskey Library & Jazz Club on Friday and Saturday nights. Its quartet jazz group will play soulful tunes to entertain and inspire you.
The Vagabond Club, 39 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207630
13. Kēsa House, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood
Looking for a staycay or need temporary living space for a month? Imagine living at Keong Saik Road, in the heart of it all – with bars, restaurants and local eats including Pasta Bar and Olivia Restaurant & Lounge located just steps away. Ahh… sounds like heaven to us. You can have it all with Kesa House’s flexible living concept. Choose between Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Premier or Studio Premier for various staying options in the 60-room building.
Kēsa House, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood, 55 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089158
D’Hotel is an optimal staycay destination for cafe hoppers, fitness junkies and cocktail lovers. Nestled within Tiong Bahru‘s historic neighbourhood, it boasts 41 spacious guest rooms, a rooftop bar and a fitness corner. Plus, there are tons of cool cafes and dining hot spots in the area if you feel like nipping out for a bite. Book a stay in the studio with a balcony, crack open a cold beer, and put your feet up. Perfection!
D’Hotel, 231 Outram Road, Singapore 169040
15. Heritage Collection on Chinatown
Muraled walls welcome you into the retro-inspired furnishings of Heritage Collection on Chinatown. Tucked away in a historic shophouse, the refurbished rooms pay homage to the enclave they’re in with shophouse murals sketched on the walls. Spot them in the Studio Premium rooms or the Premium Lofts! Conveniently located within walking distance of Chinatown and Telok Ayer MRT stations, there’s no better place to have a staycay (or a short-term stay) while exploring these storied streets. And you have all the amenities you need for a cosy stay: all rooms feature an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower, an Apple TV, a fully-equipped kitchenette and more.
Heritage Collection on Chinatown, 227 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058776
16. Hotel Clover The Arts
The brand might have several properties around the city, but Hotel Clover The Arts has a spot on this list thanks to its artsy vibes and recognition of local talent. Located in the clubbing mecca that is Clarke Quay, the breathtaking mural on the hotel’s exterior is just a teaser of what you can expect inside. All 44 rooms are embellished with murals hand-painted by local artists, featuring a range of styles including manga, street art and line art. Psst: the painting of the macaw in its Superior Queen room is quite the visual treat.
Hotel Clover The Arts, 58 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058689
17. Yotel Singapore
Strategically located on Singapore’s shopping strip, there’s plenty to do in and around this boutique hotel. You’ll also feel like you’ve entered the future – the traditional front desk is swapped with self-service kiosks and you’ll get to meet Yoshi and Yolanda, robot staff that deliver amenities to your rooms. Speaking of the rooms – or cabins as they’re fondly called at Yotel – all of them feature signature SmartBeds adjustable for relaxing, working or sleeping. There’s also a lovely outdoor pool with a poolside bar and restaurant, and a well-equipped gym.
Yotel Singapore, 366 Orchard Road, Singapore 238904
18. Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood
As one of the first boutique hotels in Singapore, Wanderlust has since been reimagined and renovated to become a flexible living concept. Blending old world charm with contemporary style, all 29 rooms and suites are decked in sleek natural finishes and smart textural overlays. Our pick: The Studio Loft, which comes with a cosy kitchenette and workspace.
Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood, 2 Dickson Road, Singapore 209494
19. Park 22 Little India
The black and white heritage building of Park 22 stands out starkly from the vibrant Little India neighbourhood. We think it’s the perfect location for dipping your toes in this cultural mecca. Yes, the rooms are compact, but it’s a great stay for couples and backpackers alike. And should you need a tour around the ‘hood, the hotel will be happy to host you on a free walking trail.
Park 22 Little India, 60 Kerbau Road, Singapore 219814
Don’t be fooled, this is no museum. Amoy is a heritage site boutique hotel on our fave Telok Ayer ‘hood. It offers 37 intimate rooms and a stellar combination of heritage interiors and state-of-the-art amenities. Located near the bustling CBD, Amoy is surrounded by a wide array of restaurants and bars that guests can check out – perfect for visiting vacationers, we must say.
Amoy, 76 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048464
21. Porcelain Hotel
There’s plenty to do around Porcelain Hotel’s prime location in Chinatown. But first, let’s talk about this little hideaway. The interior and exterior of the hotel (which is housed in a series of adjoining shophouses) are clad in traditional Chinese porcelain and chinoiserie patterns from the Qing and Ming dynasties with a contemporary twist. You’ll find recurring porcelain patterns in all rooms, but we’d pick the Theme Suite for its minimal white aesthetic. Not to mention, that bathtub in the en-suite bathroom!
Porcelain Hotel, 48 Mosque Street, Singapore 059526
22. The Quincy Hotel
Sure, the award-winning hotel may lack the themed rooms of other boutique spaces in Singapore. But what it does have in spades is affordable luxury coupled with a quirky charm that makes it a perfect romantic getaway for lovebirds. Quincy’s rooms bear all the hallmarks of trendy designer hotels. Yup, we’re talking feather beddings, large bay windows and lush city views. Tempted yet?
The Quincy Hotel, 22 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228517
23. Naumi Hotel
Despite its central location, Naumi Hotel isn’t your run-of-the-mill business hotel with cookie-cutter layouts and decor. Its five room categories – spread across 73 rooms – are uniquely themed, with plush fittings and luxe designs. Fashion mavens are bound to have a soft spot for the Gabrielle and Camellia room. Inspired by Coco Chanel, the space is decked out in a monochrome colour palette and features artworks of the designer’s favourite flower. Couples on the hunt for indulgent city respites have the Eden and Nirwana suite as a stellar option – its large, round tub for two is perfect for romantic romps.
Naumi Hotel, 41 Seah Street, Singapore 188396
24. Hotel NuVe Heritage
This four-star boutique hotel set in a heritage shophouse is located in the nexus of Singapore’s Civic District, so expect a mishmash of arts and culture during your stay. It features a range of quaint, well-designed rooms including the alluring Artist Suite which boasts a massive balcony with an outdoor bathtub. It may not be the most spacious but we love how it incorporates cool amenities such as coffee machines and massage showers.
Hotel NuVe Heritage, 13 Purvis Street, Singapore 188592
25. The Scarlet Singapore
Perhaps one of the oldest hotels on this list, it first opened in 2004 to much fanfare. Sensual, intimate and dripping with opulence, the hotel’s rooms feature arresting hues of precious stones and lavish decor (we’re talking leopard print, patent leather and python). To cap off your sexy staycay, pop over to nearby rooftop bars for breezy cocktails and nibbles before you descend to your love nest’s private jacuzzi tub (only available in the Passion Suite) for a snuggle… and more.
The Scarlet Singapore, 33 Erskine Road, Singapore 069333
26. Hotel 1929
At this boutique hotel made up of five shophouses, guests will find that no two rooms are alike. Everything from furnishing and beds, right down to the clear glass bathrooms, is unique. Hotel 1929 also offers specially-designed suites with outdoor baths set in tropical roof gardens, which overlook the bright lights and bustling streets of charming Chinatown. Hip and cosy, this stylish boutique hotel in Singapore is notches above your typical budget hotel.
Hotel 1929, 50 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089154
27. M Social Singapore
Geared towards the millennial globe-trotter, M Social is a cool player on the Robertson Quay hotel circuit. Comfort is king at this hip hotel: its chic interiors are the brainchild of renowned designer Philippe Stark. You won’t want to leave your room, as each space is a calming enclave of warm colour tones, with lush textures of plush pashmina throws and soft carpeting. The hotel offers a mix of communal areas for mingling and high-tech amenities like self check-in kiosks. Oh, and when the hunger pangs hit, head to the hotel’s in-house resto, Beast & Butterflies, for modern Asian cuisine.
M Social Singapore, 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259
Singapore has no shortage of fabulous boutique hotels – book a stay at your favourite now!