July 21, 2015
Luxury hotels are aplenty, so why not check out one of the more exotic boutique hotels in Singapore instead? Boutique hotels are considered smaller sized hotels with uniquely designed interiors as well as maintaining luxurious accommodations.
Many of these Singapore boutique hotels are specially constructed by award-winning creatives, and truly gives an out-of-country experience while still remaining in Singapore.
Staying in the country also means you can splurge a little more on accommodation – instead of spending on the air tickets, which usually sets us back at least a couple hundred dollars.
Check out this list of pretty reasonably priced boutique hotels with the extremely creative interiors you can stay at during your next hotel visit. Do note that hotel rates fluctuate according to season, and the prices shown below are the best available rates during a slow season for standard rooms.
AMOY’s design, inspired by the people of ZhengZhou when they came by sea from China in the 1820s to settle in Singapore, tells the story of Singapore’s trading past.
With differentiated preserved shophouse-style rooms and even the entrance (also a museum) being converted from one of the oldest temples in Singapore, AMOY boutique hotel screams of history and heritage.
With a cosy number of just 37 guest rooms, the hotel focuses on providing guests with personalised services and even prides itself on knowing every customer by name.
Located in Far East Square, guests also get to experience the charm and locale of this heritage conservation project brimming with cafes, restaurants, pubs, pushcarts and shops with tons of food options. Get the full heritage experience full of Chinese vibes.
AMOY currently has a staycation package – AMOY Weekend Experience that comes with a complimentary meal at JIN Fine Dining. The package, starting from rates of $268, includes a one-night stay in Deluxe Double Room (Modern Chinese Heritage-themed room), a breakfast buffet, paired mini-wine, a mini bar, internet access and free local calls.
Fun fact: its museum entrance was the first stopping point for many of the first Chinese immigrants back in the 1820s!
Expected Damage: From $194 per night
AMOY Hotel: 76 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048464 | Tel: 6580 2888 | Website
Hotel Vagabond is a new boutique hotel in Singapore, featuring Parisian-chic red and gold interiors designed by French designer Jacques Garcia.
With a strong emphasis on the love of arts, you’ll notice iconic installations like a life-sized golden elephant and solid brass rhinoceros by sculpteur Franck Le Ray. The lift also features a quirky video art installation by Marco Brambilla, tying together an eclectic and intimate ambiance.
Within the hotel, the Vagabond Salon is always ready to showcase performing artists together with great burgers and cocktails.
Its classic rooms feature a unique mix of vintage and modern amenities, adorned with photos from around the world taken by hotelier Satinder Garcha himself. With dark solid hardwood floors and Italian marble and glass mosaic bathrooms, Hotel Vagabond spares no attention to detail to create an adventurous boutique hotel setting.
Expected Damage: $260 – $561 per night | Opening promo $220
Hotel Vagabond Singapore: 39 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207630 | Tel: 6291 6677 | Website
The contemporary loft-style rooms at M Social hotel allow guests to retreat to a comforting space, with tall bay windows that allow natural light for that homely atmosphere.
A quirky, eclectic hotel located in a great neighborhood, the refreshing duplex rooms at M Social makes it stand apart from the common 5-star hotels.
With an urban, functional-chic design, one can appreciate the amount of detail put into this boutique hotel to make it comforting and aesthetically pleasing to guests. Prices are really reasonable here too!
Expected Damage: $174 – $252 per night
M Social Singapore: 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259 | Tel: 6206 1888 | Website
If you want a mix of creativity and luxury, then pop by Klapsons. There are only 17 rooms at this hotel, and each one is designed differently, so that no two are the same! You would have to stay here over 17 times to experience each and every one. Not missing out on comfort, the rooms are spacious and inviting, with soft, carpeted floors; it is affordable yet high class.
Klapson was probably designed as a romantic couple hotel – The shower cubicle has no curtains or blinds, and is located in the open right beside the bed though, so make sure its not awkward before booking a room here.
Expected Damage: $224 – $648 per night
Klapsons, The Boutique Hotel: 15 Hoe Chiang Road, Singapore 089316 | Tel: 6521 9000 | Website
Fans of minimalist hotels rejoice, for I have found the perfect accommodation for you! Black and white colours, glass walls that let the sunlight stream in and beautiful wooden details, this cleanly designed boutique hotel space will delight many. Away from the jarring noise and crowd of the city is this cosy and simple hotel that caters to all kinds of travelers.
Expected Damage: $188 – $295 per night
Lloyd’s Inn: 2 Lloyd Road, Singapore 239091 | Tel: 6737 7309 | Website
Wanderlust is a hipster’s delight. Quaint and nostalgic on the outside, you will be in for a surprise as you step inside.
Comprised of four levels, each one portrays a different theme, with the most unique being the fourth storey – with nine loft rooms that span across five varying themes. If you are searching for a fun and quirky hotel, look no further.
Retro pantone, monochrome or creatures in your room, the fun themes in each room makes Wanderlust one of the most visually exciting boutique hotels in Singapore.
Expected Damage: $235 – $330 per night
Wanderlust Hotel: 2 Dickson Road, Singapore 209494 | Tel: 6396 3322 | Website
As a heritage-listed building, Hotel 1929 preserves its shop-house architecture by designing its rooms around the fixed building of yesteryear.
Literally walk down the memory lane as you pass through the corridors, which showcase black and white photos of olden day Singapore. Rest assured that the room designs do not follow the historical construction of the hotel – they are hip and stylish, with pops of colour that brighten up the place.
Expected Damage: $235 – $270 per night
Hotel 1929: 50 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089154 | Tel: 6347 1929 | Website
Kam Leng hotel place goes all the way back to 1927, when it was first established in Singapore.
Reopening after a revamp in 2012, this boutique hotel started to feature a newer and more contemporary look. The latest overhaul lets you get a mixture of modern yet nostalgic details – like the old-style wooden windows and façade of the building. Be charmed by the lovely Nanyang and Chinoiserie designs when you book a room here.
Expected Damage: $79 – $159 per night
Kam Leng Hotel: 383 Jalan Besar, Singapore 209001 | Tel: 6239 9399 | Website
Get a dose of some funky retro vibes at Hotel Re!, each level a different colour waiting to be discovered.
Choose from six room categories, each catered to diverse groups of people. While keeping the party retro feel, Hotel Re! incorporates modernity, and the result is bright expressions of colour that are comfortable and not too overwhelming. Check out the hotel’s restaurant and bar, which are in line with the retro theme as well.
Expected Damage: $128 – $461 per night
Hotel Re! (Pearl’s Hill): 175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879 | Tel: 6827 8220 | Website
Elegantly designed Naumi boutique hotel has five types of rooms, all beautifully curated for a sleek stay.
If you like warm earthy tones go for Habitat, if not, maybe the simple black and white Oasis rooms which are sure to please many. The Patio is great for romantic nights when you can cuddle under the stars. Also, check out their Coco Chanel and Andy Warhol inspired rooms as well as seen in the top picture.
Expected Damage: $310 – $600 per night
Naumi Hotel: 41 Seah Street, Singapore 188396 | Tel: 6403 6000 | Website
Fancy capsule hotels? Here is one located at Beach Road. The Pod is a budget boutique hotel in Singapore that caters to travelers who want simple and fuss-free accommodations.
Do not be deceived by the word “budget”, because the pods are all designed with care and sport lovely, minimalist features. Not exactly a staycation destination, but I think it would be fun and interesting to experience a simple, uncluttered night here.
Expected Damage: $62 – $98 per night
The Pod: 289 Beach Road, Level 3, Singapore 199552 | Tel: 6298 8505 | Website
If you like wall paintings, this boutique hotel is for you.
The rooms at Hotel Clover The Arts are all decorated with various themed paint designs, from cherry blossoms, pandas and even landmarks like Chinatown and Kampong Glam. Hop away from the cleanly designed decor for just a moment and be blown away by their beautiful walls – which I think I can spend an entire day, admiring.
Expected Damage: $128 – $205 per night
Hotel Clover The Arts: 58 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058689 | Tel: 6439 7088 | Website
Be transported to out of Singapore right here at the Scarlet boutique hotel.
Explore the streets of Chinatown, located just a few minutes away while living conveniently near several hawker centres and heritage attractions such as Maxwell Food Centre and the Thian Hock Keng Temple. At night, retire to your luxurious hotel rooms that come in a range of psychedelic warm and cool colours.
Expected Damage: $228 – $628 per night
The Scarlet: 33 Erskine Road, Singapore 069333 | Tel: 6511 3333 | Website
The 20th century-style architecture is what makes j8 hotel unique and bursting with heritage.
Originally built in early 1990, the building used to be lined with shophouses and workers’ quarters. j8 is the result of a conservation effort of the old style in the area, thus retaining the old construction features. Get to experience staying at this hotel, brimming of stories and history.
Expected Damage: $125 – $205 per night
j8 Hotel: No. 8 Townshend Road, #01-01, Along 33 Maude Road, Singapore 207606 | Tel: 6571 9111 | Website
Another boutique hotel gem from Unlisted Collections like Wanderlust, the New Majestic Hotel certainly does not miss out on preserving heritage while being on the edge of modern pop art.
If you think culture in Singapore is fading away, only to be replaced by Western influences, this place proves otherwise.
The hotel merges hip art and Asian culture together effortlessly, so that you get both comfort and beautiful visuals in each room.
Expected Damage: $245 – $434 per night
New Majestic Hotel: 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845 | Tel: 6511 4700 | Website
Located away from the city, this is a perfect place for some rest and relaxation. The facade of the building looks like an old shop house, but do not be deceived. Inside is a stylish lobby and many chic-looking rooms, simply designed but with beautiful wall murals and pops of colours.
The hotel designs are also Peranakan-inspired, so all you need to do now to complete your Peranakan getaway is to visit Kim Choo Kueh Chang (also in Joo Chiat), which will teach you all you need to know about the heritage and culture, complete with yummy dumplings and snacks too.
Expected Damage: $86 – $168 per night
Venue Hotel: 305 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427556 | Tel: 6346 3131 | Website
Naumi Liora brings classy and culture to a whole new level. While designed with Perenakan flavours, this Singapore boutique hotel is still able to evoke a very modern and new feel, yet still preserving some characteristics of the past – like the five foot way and timber flooring.
They have interesting rooms as well, like The Liora Quaint, which rooms has no windows for maximum privacy, and The Liora Porch, which comes with a private outdoor space to chill and relax.
Expected Damage: $150 – $240
Naumi Liora: 55 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089158 | Tel: 6922 9000 | Website
The urbanite’s dream hotel just 5 minutes away from the shopping belt. This is the also the perfect hotel for couples madly in love – lots of couple activities available with their Qool Weekend staycation package.
You’ll definitely want to check out this Qool Weekend as it’s essentially a timetable of events planned to make your staycation as a couple as relaxing as possible – movie nights, constant supply of snacks, couples art class. If all that’s not enough, just walk out and you’ll be in town already.
Expected Damage: From $248 (excluding fees & taxes)
The Quincy Hotel: 22 Mt Elizabeth, Singapore 228517 | Tel: 6738 5888 | Website
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