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Wanderlust Hotel Singapore: Designed by Creativity Itself

Last Updated: August 15, 2018

Written by Seth Lui

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Brought to you by the people from Unlisted Collection, Wanderlust Hotel is an experimental boutique hotel promising to give voyagers a sweet escape from reality.

Formerly a primary school, the hotel is a mix of nostalgia and eccentricity. One of the most unique features of Wanderlust Hotel is its 4 thematic levels of 29 rooms, each level designed by award winning Singapore design agencies with full creative flexibility.

Lobby Level – Industrial Glam

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The lobby level is designed by The Asylum, which is one of Singapore’s most decorated and renown creative agencies. Not to mention expensive.

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A juxtaposition of  the surrounding’s more retro features with contemporary touches. Try to spot the signature barber chair found in many Unlisted Collection properties as well.

Level Two – Eccentricity

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A primarily bright pantone based theme, this level is designed by :phunk studios.

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Each room is rendered in a unique hue, as well as named after a classic song titled with said color. This pink room for example is pink, and called ‘Pink Triangle – Weezer’.

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The Pantone rooms are generally pretty compact like a capsule room, but there is also a Pantone Deluxe room with its own bathtub.

Level Three – Is It Just Black and White?

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This is the black and white level I stayed at, designed by DP Architects. It is also spacier than the pantone rooms and doesn’t feel like I’m on acid.

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Mono Room – Pop Art. My room comes with 2D furniture drawings integrated into the setting, lending a slightly surrealistic feeling of being in a cartoon. Ok, I take my previous statement back.

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Most amenities here are all built with efficient space-planning in mind to utilize the limited building area.

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I am very grateful to be bestowed a Nespresso machine to fuel my caffeine addiction in the room. Staycations are where I load up on coffee and write about another staycation.

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Another type of room on level three is the origami room, which features paper folded concept ceilings, and multi color settings in the room.

Level Four – Creature Comforts

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By far the most unique level in Wanderlust with 9 loft rooms with five varying themes. Designed by multi-disciplinary creative firm Ffurious. Each room contains a monster creature behind its doors, to accompany you to bed. They used to have a monster soft toy too, but guests keep stealing them.

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I only got to see the Whimsical ‘Tree’ room and the Tree monster that day. The interior design detail on this floor is an art form you’ll want to just stare at all day. These rooms cost around $300 a night including tax.

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Beds are located on the top loft in yet another space saving ingenuity. Total area-wise is similar to the level 3 Mono rooms though. These rooms come with a bath tub and are extremely popular.

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Not much facilities are available here, but there -is- an outdoor open air Jacuzzi guarded by elephants. Soak away and ponder life’s mysteries in the rainbow Jacuzzi.

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Upon check-in, you will be given an itinerary as well to check out the surrounding cultural attractions in Little India. The Thai Zhi Char restaurant just beside the hotel is pretty good too.

COCOTTE Restaurant

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As part of Wanderlust Hotel, you can also savour rustic communal dining at Cocotte within the hotel. I did a separate article for Cocotte’s weekend brunch menu as well, and you can check out my dinner experience Cocotte Food Review too.

boutique hotel unlisted collection boutique hotel singaporeTake a trip beyond your mind with a simple, no frills stay at Wanderlust Hotel.

You might want to explore the neighboring area for interesting attractions like the Sungei Road Thieves market where you can find all sorts of ‘second hand’ loot. If you are the creative artsy sort, you’ll love admiring Wanderlust Hotel for their brilliant conception.

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Expected Damage: $190- $300 per night including tax

Wanderlust Hotel: 2 Dickson Rd, Singapore 209494 | Tel: 6396 3322 | Website

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