Turns out, you can live like the wealthy – well, at least for the weekend – at one of these swish hotels in Singapore.
Overwhelmed with work and everything around you? It’s time for a swanky staycation in Singapore! We love our beautiful, design-centric boutique hotels. But there’s nothing like a pampering session of stellar hospitality, modern facilities, impeccable services, stunning city views and luxury spas. From Sentosa to Changi Airport, Marina Bay to Orchard Road, these fancy five-star hotels are worth that extra dough.
Best five-star hotels in Singapore
1. Beach Villas
Word has it that Rihanna chose to stay at Sentosa’s Beach Villas during her 2013 visit and we can see why. This idyllic retreat surrounded by tropical rainforests is located far from tourist-swarmed attractions, so you have plenty of quiet time. We’ve got our eyes set on the beautiful free-form pool, but if you’re staying at the two-bedroom villa, have a splash in your own personal lap pool.
Beach Villas, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269
2. Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
Caught the travel bug but have to put plans on hold? Leave your passport at home and book a stay at Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore. This luxury urban golf resort is set within Laguna National Golf Resort Club, so expect a stunning landscape and lots of golfing action. The resort boasts 198 beautifully decorated rooms and suites, eight pavilions, three swimming pools, three tennis courts, a gym and a Thai-inspired spa – so you won’t be bored for a second.
Book the Deluxe Laguna Pool View room for a quiet respite, thanks to scenic views of the pool and resort. For the ultimate indulgence, the Prestige Verandah Suite comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, a large bathroom with a rain shower, and an outdoor bathtub to soak up the tropical views. Hungry? Make your way to Greenhouse, a gorgeous forest-themed restaurant that offers an array of Thai, Japanese, Indian, Mediterranean and Chinese cuisine served all day from five show kitchens. Wind down at Legends Bar for artisanal tipples, premium vintage wines and delish bar bites.
Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, 11 Laguna Golf Green, Singapore 488047
3. The St. Regis Singapore
Crystal chandeliers, exquisite private art collections, lush red designer fabrics… it’s hard not to marvel at the grandiose setup. This is, after all, one of the key luxe hotels on Orchard Road. Even North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un couldn’t resist residing at St. Regis during his visit to the city. Of course, staying at the presidential suite might cost you an arm and a leg but the grand deluxe room and penthouse stand on par. Oh, and the afternoon tea buffet at Brasserie Les Saveurs is one of our personal favourites.
The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
4. Raffles Singapore
There’s no disputing this: Raffles Singapore is a legend. Old world romance meets intoxicating luxury at this colonial-style icon, which has greeted some of the world’s biggest celebrities and personalities, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Only suites are available here, with each offering elegant period furnishings, 14-feet ceilings and views of lush tropical gardens within the vicinity. Wander hand-in-hand with your staycay date around some of City Hall’s most historic landmarks, like the National Museum and Chijmes, before retiring to the hotel’s courtyard for a candlelit dinner.
Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
5. Capella Singapore
Life’s a beach, and sometimes you need the sun, sand and sea with a bit of luxury lovin’. Spanning 30 acres of luscious greenery, the stunning five-star hotel in Sentosa successfully synthesises colonial charm with modern sophistication. With three pools and Palawan Beach just a walk away, you’ll want to be seen lounging in your bikinis all day with your pooch. Yes, furry friends are welcome here too!
Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa, Singapore 098297
6. InterContinental Singapore
Step into a world of luxury that’s right in the heart of the cultural enclaves of Bugis and Bras Basah. We’ve fallen hard for the Heritage Wing where the hotel has preserved the style of shophouses from the 1920s. Expect elements of Singapore’s Peranakan culture including timber floorings, silk wall coverings and ornate furnishings.
InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
7. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Location, location, location! This is perfect if you relate to the role of “certified shopaholic”. The iconic green pagoda roof and octagonal shape tower are also hallmarks of Orchard Road. Inside, you’ll find luxurious rooms and suites, premium amenities and excellent services. Plus, look out for award-winning Cantonese and Western cuisine and exceptional Japanese treats at the various dining establishments.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
8. Andaz Singapore
This two-tower building with a futuristic metallic honeycomb design (it’s hard not to miss) already wins our hearts, but there’s more inside. The first Andaz Hotel in Southeast Asia exudes an understated charm and draws inspiration from Singapore’s iconic shophouses. Expect killer views of the harbour or city skyline via floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms. And you won’t go hungry here. Andaz has six restaurants and bars, including Mr Stork, a rooftop bar on the 39th storey that has teepee huts for you to take off your shoes and unwind.
Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354
9. InterContinental Robertson Quay
The swanky hotel in Robertson Quay oozes class with small touches like floor-to-ceiling glass panels that bring in ample natural light and chic accents that remind you of a penthouse in NYC. Too lazy to step out for dinner? Publico Ristorante offers Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist. And if you’re in need of tipples, Marcello, Singapore’s first Italian vintage craft cocktail bar, will serve you just right.
InterContinental Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909
10. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Kick back, relax and enjoy this room with a view. Ritz-Carlton offers a suite escape with its range of spacious rooms built with windows flaunting a picturesque view of the Marina Bay skyline. Enjoy a bubble bath in its marble bathroom that boasts a palatial tub; we’re certain you’ll be soaking for some time. Plus, you’ve probably seen those money shots with the famous window over the tub on your Instagram feed. To top it off, have a delectable buffet breakfast at the glitzy hotel restaurant Colony, catch the morning sun, and snap away!
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
11. Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Staying at any hotel in Sentosa is like a mini vacay, but Sofitel hits the spot with Parisian decor and touches of nature. The hotel is set atop a cliff above Tanjong Beach, so expect stunning 360-degree views of the South China Sea. Our pick: the Imperial Suite that’s strictly for the colour-inclined. Enjoy the east-meets-west interior that doesn’t hold back on opulence.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891
12. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
The heritage property’s reputation is unparalleled, and we don’t just mean its magnificent prominence on the Singapore skyline. We recommend a stay in one of the suites if you’re splurging – our top pick is the Loft Suite. These palatial two-storey duplexes boast high ceilings, generous living and dining areas, as well as an expansive balcony with gorgeous bay views.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
13. Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is beloved for its wow factor and location. Its famous infinity pool has seen countless celebrities frolicking in it with stunning views as their backdrop. Perched 57 floors atop the iconic building, it feels like you’re swimming on the edge of the world. If you prefer to party while you’re at it, head up to the SkyPark where you’ll find Ce La Vi, a lounge, restaurant and bar that serves a great array of cocktails and chill vibes.
Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
14. Swissotel The Stamford Singapore
Swissotel has received accolades for its strategic location and for being one of Southeast Asia’s tallest buildings (73 storeys, FYI). The rooms are a concoction of old world charm and luxury, complete with a balcony to take in the beautiful harbour and sea views. Still not impressed? Maybe the various restaurants and bars, including the Michelin-starred Jaan, Shanghai’s glamorous Bar Rouge, and contemporary grill Skai will pique your interest.
Swissotel The Stamford Singapore, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
15. Goodwood Park Hotel
This heritage hotel gives us a major throwback to the 1900s by retaining its original beauty of fluted columns, delicate woodwork and graceful archways. Of course, there’s also the historic tower, which has been gazetted as a national monument. Inside, the hotel continues to reinvent itself by adding contemporary touches to 233 rooms and suites. Relive the opulence of the colonial era, and don’t forget to drop by L’Espresso for an exquisite high tea buffet.
Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
16. Parkroyal Collection Pickering, Singapore
Parkroyal has plenty of eco-features, including greenery-lined open-air walkways as you approach your room, which offers stunning 360-degree vistas. If your aim is to relax and truly enjoy the property, the spacious Collection Signature rooms have fantastic views. They even serve champagne breakfast, high tea, and a cocktail happy hour with a buffet of tasty snacks as part of your room booking. The spa is located just next to the pool, but once you enter, you’re enveloped by the rich wooden decor and lovely aromatic smells. Totally relaxing.
Parkroyal Collection Pickering, Singapore, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
17. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Having undergone a major makeover, the hotel’s even better than ever! The interior and the accommodation are freshly painted with soothing hues and decked out with modern furnishings and luxurious amenities. Also, feast your eyes on the stunning Peranakan-inspired embellishments of the lift lobby and the magnificent ceiling art installation of intricate leaves by Japanese designer, Hirotoshi Sawada, as you enter the hotel lobby.
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
18. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Unobstructed views of… the airport runway? If you’ve got a thing for plane spotting, Crowne Plaza takes it to the next level with views of planes taking off and landing – all from the comfort of your room. The hotel also has everything you need for that important board meeting, after which you can relax with a leisurely swim at the fully landscaped tropical pool. It’s no wonder this place has been voted the world’s best airport hotel multiple times!
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, #01-01, Changi Airport Terminal 3, 75 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819664
Are you ready for the staycay of your lifetime at these five-star hotels in Singapore?