Want to know which are the highest rated hotels by travellers in Singapore? Check out this list compiled after scouring the data from top accommodation sites, and be sure to make your reservations early!
TOP 1 Raffles Hotel
It is not an overstatement to say that Raffles Singapore is the creme de la creme of luxury hotels in Singapore. Strategically located in the heart of the city, this top-notch 19th century hotel brimming with colonial charm is a mere 5-minute walk away from City Hall MRT Station and one MRT stop away from the Orchard Road shopping district. Other attractions such as the Esplanade, Parliament House, St Andrew’s Cathedral, CHIJMES and the Civilian War Memorial Park are also within walking distance, on top of exciting shopping options such as Raffles City Shopping Centre, Capitol Piazza and the newly revamped Funan Mall.
Opened in 1887, the hotel boasts spacious interiors with elegant furnishings, fine oriental carpets and teak wood flooring in its suites. Guests can take a stroll in its graceful courtyards or relax in its spa, fitness centre and swimming pool. The Raffles Arcade houses specialty boutiques and most of their restaurants. Head to the historic Long Bar where the famous Singapore Sling was first concocted, grab a sumptuous North Indian meal at the Tiffin Room or enjoy an afternoon tea at the Grand Lobby. The friendly staff who are fluent in multiple languages and the impeccable service are sure to warm your heart!
Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
TOP 2 Four Seasons Hotel
Amidst the tree-lined Orchard Boulevard lies Four Seasons Hotel, a luxurious sanctuary located a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of Orchard Road. It is also a 10-minute jog away from the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The spacious and luxurious rooms took after the Botanic Gardens with a colour palette that features cool blue tones and lime green accents. White colonial-style doors with plantation shutters reminiscent of the colonial buildings that dotted the Botanic Gardens separate the living room and the sleeping areas. Stepping into the room might just give you the feeling of stepping into the gardens! You can also glean panoramic views of the city with pockets of greenery from the comfort of your room.
Guests can enjoy the indoor and outdoor tennis courts, studio, rooftop pool, gymnasium and spa. Dine at the award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Jiang-Nan Chun or munch on Provencal cuisine at One-Ninety. Chill out at the outdoor terraza of One-Ninety Bar with a cup of their signature cocktails to complete the experience.
Address: 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646
TOP 3 AMOY by Far East Hospitality
AMOY by Far East Hospitality is a boutique hotel converted from Chinese shophouses dated more than 170 years back. Its rich heritage coupled with its location in the historical Telok Ayer Street sandwiched between the Central Business District and Chinatown contributed to its immense popularity with travellers. The design of its rooms is stylish and pays tribute to its heritage at the same time, with traditional Chinese furnishing such as the intricate Chinese wooden screen doors and porcelain wash basin. Rooms are named after the surnames of the initial Chinese settlers in Singapore, such as Chen and Huang. With just 37 guest rooms, you can expect personalised service from the friendly staff who can even greet you by name!
Housed within its premises are two dining establishments: JIN Fine Dining which dishes out modern Japanese cuisine, and Dean and Deluca, which offers gourmet food with New York City vibes and where guests can have their breakfast daily. AMOY is also attached to the Far East Square shopping mall.
Address: 76 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048464
TOP 4 The Fullerton Bay Hotel
The sister hotel of the historic Fullerton Hotel, the Fullerton Bay Hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the Fullerton Hotel on the waterfront facing Marina Bay. The sleek modern hotel has only 100 rooms and each room is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows to allow guests to enjoy the view of either the Marina Bay or the Central Business District. Owing to its location, it is also one of the best spots to watch the celebration and fireworks cum drone display during National Day and New Year’s Day. The interior design of the hotel is chic yet coupled with a vintage theme to give a certain warmth.
Sitting on the original site of a port before the land reclamation and the Marina Reservoir and the bay area was built, the Fullerton Bay Hotel pays tribute to its past in the names of its restaurants and bars. The lavish restaurant facing the Marina Bay was named Clifford Pier as it occupies the space where the pier once stood. Another restaurant facing the waterfront where patrons can enjoy high tea was named The Landing Point, and the rooftop bar was named The Lantern as the place was formerly known as Red Lantern Pier due to the red lanterns hung there to guide travellers to the Singapore port. The Lantern is one of the best rooftop bars in the city popular with both locals and tourists.
Address: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
TOP 5 The Fullerton Hotel
Transformed from the Fullerton Building which was built in 1928, this luxury hotel is steep in heritage and is one of the most famous landmarks from Singapore’s colonial past. Its neo-classical style is unmistakable and it is easily identifiable by the colossal Doric columns that line its exterior. There is also a lofty portico over the main entrance with trophy designs and royal coat of arms and a lighthouse on its rooftop that was built to guide the ships in the harbour (present-day Marina Reservoir). Today, you can still witness the architectural intricacies within its walls. The room in which the British Governor was first told to surrender to the Japanese during World War II is now an exclusive lounge with a one-of-a-kind, barrel-vaulted coffered ceiling. The historic lighthouse was replaced with Fullerton Light, a revolving beacon emanating light from the roof of the building, and a luxury restaurant, aptly named Lighthouse, in its place.
The former government office building now features 400 elegant rooms and suites which offer stunning views of the city, Singapore River and Marina Bay. Its strategic location is also a big plus point, as it is located on the shores of the Singapore River and within walking distance to the Raffles Place MRT Station which serves both the North South line and East West line, the National Gallery, Asian Civilisations Museum and the central business district. The hotel features award-winning restaurants, the stylish Post Bar, an outdoor infinity pool, a 24-hour fitness center and a luxury spa.
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
TOP 6 The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is located right beside Mandarin Oriental, within walking distance to all of the attractions at Marina Bay. From the Club Lounge on the 32nd floor, guests can get a sweeping view of Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline. The lounge also offers culinary services, luxury amenities and secluded spaces with city view such as The Library meeting room. In fact, all rooms and suites offer panoramic views of the Singapore skyline. Guests can also expect complimentary limousine transfer to nearby areas on top of amenities such as swimming pool, spa and a 24-hour gym. The local cuisines at Colony restaurant, Cantonese dishes at the one Michelin star Summer Pavilion and afternoon tea at the Chihuly Lounge are sure to tantalise your tastebuds.
A specialty of the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is the contemporary art collection consisting of 4,200 pieces of art which decks its halls and hallways. Some of these art pieces are considered “museum quality” and thus are placed in prominent positions such as at the lobby and ground levels, where there is higher traffic. Guests who are interested in the art pieces can take a guided tour of the Ritz-Carlton’s art collection by borrowing an iPod at the concierge desk to listen to a 30-minute art “podcast”.
Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
TOP 7 Shangri-La Hotel
Shangri-La Hotel is a short stroll away from the busy Orchard Road shopping belt. The luxurious guest rooms are spread across 3 wings amidst landscaped gardens, each with spacious interior and elegant decor. Guests who require privacy and exclusivity can opt for the Valley Wing where there’s a private arrival for guests to enter through a separate entrance, a private lounge reserved exclusively for Valley Wing guests and in-room check-in.
Indulge in authentic Cantonese cuisine at the Michelin Guide-listed Shang Palace, local heritage dishes at the Lobby Lounge and sumptuous seafood buffet at The Line. The adult can relax at Chi, The Spa, while the children have the time of their lives at Buds, an interactive and fun-learning play area dedicated for children. Sports enthusiasts can have a game or two at the tennis courts.
Address: 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
TOP 8 Capella Singapore
Nestled among the lush greenery on Sentosa Island, Capella is for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and breathe in the fresh air in the gardens and rainforest as you look out across the South China Sea. Relax in its 3 outdoor pools and a multiple award-winning. Indulge in a seamless accommodation experience with personal assistants contacting guests to ensure a smooth arrival, free in-room refreshments like juices, soft drinks and bottled water, a selection of daily free newspapers and a complimentary pressing of up to five items. Rejuvenate at the spa and library which serves free drinks and snacks throughout the day, on top of boardgames and DVD rentals. Golfers will be delighted to know that the hotel offers priority bookings at the premier Sentosa Golf Club. Enjoy all-day fine dining at The Knolls and Chinese fine dining at Cassia. With such pampering, you might not even want to step out of the hotel!
Fret not if you’re worried about connectivity to the attractions on Sentosa Island and other parts of Singapore. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from Universal Studios Singapore, and there are shuttle services to the nearby VivoCity and Harbourfront MRT Station. In-house guests can also opt for complimentary scheduled shuttle services to selected destinations. Guests of Capella Hotel enjoy free admission to Sentosa Island. It is also noteworthy that this is the site of the famous Trump-Kim summit held in Singapore.
Address: 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297
TOP 9 Mandarin Oriental
Mandarin Oriental sits on the shores of the Marina Reservoir overlooking the Marina Bay and just a stone’s throw away from the Esplanade, the Singapore Flyer, Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre and all other attractions and shopping malls at the Marina Bay and City Hall area. It is the only hotel in the city that has been awarded Five Star status for both accommodation and spa in the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide for eight consecutive years (2012 to 2019).
Guests can look forward to the ultimate urban retreat with rooms designed in a contemporary manner with an oriental touch, granite bathrooms and private balcony. The classy interior extends to the premium lounges, spa, and the many meeting and banqueting facilities, making it a favourite venue to host events. An array restaurants offering fine dining and all-day dining and covering different types cuisines are also housed here.
Address: 5 Raffles Ave, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
TOP 10 Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore
Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore is an award-winning hotel and serviced apartment that is highly rated by travellers on travel and accommodation sites. Nestled in the heart of the Central Business District, its 268 apartments are decked in stylish designs and a comprehensive range of amenities that make it the accommodation of choice for both work and leisure travellers. Though it was newly opened in 2017, it has already earned several accolades including ‘Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific’ at the 2018 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards and ‘Best Serviced Residence (Property Level)’ at the 29th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2018.
Its strategic location meant that it is walking distance to Marina Bay, easily accessible by public transport and there are many attractions and dining options nearby. You can take a dip in the outdoor infinity pool which gives a view of Marina Bay and the sea with the ships in the distance, or enjoy the other facilities such as the Fitness Center, Residents’ Lounge and outdoor barbecue, or just enjoy sumptuous contemporary dining at the SE7ENTH Restaurant located on the 7th floor.
Address: 6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown 1, #07-01, Singapore 068809
Credits: Shangri-la Hotel, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Raffles Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel, AMOY Hotel, Fullerton Hotel, The Ritz Carlton, Capella, Mandarin Oriental, Oakwood Premier AMTD
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