Located near Little India, Kam Leng Hotel holds a very vintage Singapore feel. From rattan chairs to granite floors, this boutique hotel definitely captures what it was like in 1930s Singapore.
Kam Leng Hotel, 383 Jalan Besar, www.kamleng.com
Known for high ceiling loft bedrooms, Studio M is the perfect hotel for a romantic staycation. If you’re not into the hotel’s breakfast buffet, there are several cafes in the Robertson Quay area where the hotel is location at where you can indulge in a good breakfast.
Studio M Hotel, 3 Nanson Road, www.studiomhotel.com
Sleek, polished and modern looking (with just a hint of oriental flair), the Porcelain Hotel is located in Chinatown. Besides standard rooms. The hotel also has a themed suite (above), that goes for approximately $200 a night.
Porcelain Hotel, 48 Mosque St, www.porcelainhotel.com
One of the first few themed boutique hotels to open in Singapore, Hotel Re! brings you modern retro comfort in one place. With bright colours, mod furniture and state of the art facilities, your stay in bound to be a fun one.
Hotel Re!, 175A Chin Swee Road, www.hotelre.com.sg
If there’s one thing we like about Hotel Clover The Arts, it’s the fact that all the rooms have wall paintings that range from various themes. Not only are they pretty to admire, they’re Instagram-worthy too!
Hotel Clover The Arts, 58 South Bridge Road, www.hotelclover.com/singapore/thearts/
This fairly new hotel on Townshend Road features a retro vibe. The hotel was formally the spot for workers’ quarters and still holds some of the unique style. (If working out during your staycation is a priority, also read this to find out the best local hotels for fitness.)
j8 Hotel, No. 8 Townshend Road, www.j8hotel.com
The D’Kranji Farm Resort is perfect if you fancy a countryside getaway. With beautiful villa-like accommodation, you can enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle that is Singapore. In keeping with its farm-style concept, the showers are open-air, harking back to the good ol’ kampung days.
D’Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, www.dkranji.com.sg
Daulat means good fortune in Malay – which is apt considering the hotel exudes quite the Malaysian vibe. There’s something about its airy interior and spartan furnishings that reminds you of some of the idyllic towns of Malaysia, from the rattan-style lounge furniture to the off-beat fittings and decorations.
Daulat Hotel, 16 Madras Street, www.thedaulat.com
We don’t know about your but whenever we hear the word “scarlet”, we’re reminded of luxury, decadence and intrigue. That is true for The Scarlet Singapore which has bathtubs, chandeliers and beds that look like they belong in a house for royalty. Oh, did we mention it is located at Club Street, one of the most hip watering holes in the area?
The Scarlet Singapore, 33 Erskine Road, www.thescarlethotels.com/singapore
Set within one of the old-style shophouses that dot the Chinatown and Outram area, Hotel 1929 combines the colonial aesthetics of its exterior with a chic modern interior. Rooms are cosy, yet the abundance of windows makes it feel spacious. And after a long day of drinking and mingling at Keong Saik, one of the hippest streets located just around the corner, there’s no better reprieve than one that sits just a hop away.
Hotel 1929, 50 Keong Saik Road, www.hotel1929.com
If your idea of a good night out is painting the town red, then Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay should be your choice of hotel, given that it sits just along the outskirts of the Clarke Quay entertainment districts. Rooms boast big bay windows and the infinity pool is a crowd-pleaser. There’s also a gym available for those looking who want to maintain their exercise regimen.
Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay, 2 Magazine Road, www.hiexpress.com
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HEALTH | 01 June 2020