Singapore, being a world-class vacation destination is abundant when it comes to luxury hotels. You will find numerous world famous hotel chains here from Ritz Carlton to the Hilton, Shangri-La and the Four Seasons. One of these internationally acclaimed hotels worthy of mentioning is the Fullerton Hotel. This spectacular water front hotel is ideal for those who wish to enjoy the sea breeze alongside Singapore’s city skyline. The Fullerton is located within walking distance of two of the most popular Singapore nightlife spots, Boat Quay and Clark Quay. A truly unique Singaporean brand of luxury is The Raffles Hotel with its rich history and former world-famous guests. The hotel that was established in 1887 has housed great writers like Somerset Maugham, Rudyard Kipling, Ernest Hemingway and film noir auteur Alfred Hitchcock. Bask in the ambience of colonial Singapore days and see historic icons such as the Sikh doormen who are unique to this hotel.
The Fullerton is located within walking distance of two of the most popular Singapore nightlife spots, Boat Quay and Clark Quay.
Singapore’s other luxury hotels are part of integrated leisure hubs, Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands (MBS). Both 5 star locations are waterfront destinations. Marina Bay Sands, the glitzier of the two features a casino, theater, mall, museum and world renowned discotheques. The luxurious treatment here includes the rooftop infinity pool located at Sands Sky Park. MBS is also within close distance of Gardens By The Bay and the Singapore Flyer. Family vacationers with kids will love Resorts world Sentosa. RWS features a spectrum of accommodation choices from the Rock and Roll themed Hard Rock Hotel to secluded Beach Villas and nature surrounded TreeTop Lofts. RWS also houses the internationally acclaimed Hollywood theme park Universal Studios and an adventure waterpark. Resorts World Sentosa is located on Sentosa Island which has its own attractions including the Merlion and child friendly Palawan beach.
Marina Bay Sands, the glitzier of the two features a casino, theater, mall, museum and world renowned discotheques.
Budget backpackers need not worry as Singapore has a wide array of motels or budget hotels and hostels that are located in or around the city center. The Hotel 81 and Fragrance Hotel chains cater to tourists on a budget with branches in east, west and central Singapore costing around SGD$100 ++ a night. Alternatively hostels with rock bottom prices like “Beary Good Hostel” and “Tree in Lodge” are ideal budget accommodations with dorm rates starting from just $SGD 27/night. Private single and double rooms are provided at Sleepy Sam’s and City Backpackers ranging from SGD$59-90/night.
Temporary residency via service apartments are suitable for extended stays. The Traders Hotel serviced studio apartments are located along Cuscaden Road within the Orchard road shopping zone. Specialties include an adjoining shopping mall with supermarket, spa, babysitting and 24-hour In-room dining services. The Ascott Raffles Place service apartments is located in the finance/ business district and prides itself as one of the best service apartments in Singapore. This luxurious residency exudes high art with its Italian tiles, contemporary paintings, well equipped kitchen and island bed complete with designer fittings. Also located in the Orchard area are the Pan Pacific Orchard service suites. The features of these apartments include Bose home entertainment system, fully equipped kitchen and Loewe LCD television. The services offered by Pan Pacific include complimentary airport transfer, grocery delivery and ironing services. One unique facility worth mentioning is the library consisting of films, books and music to meet all your entertainment needs.