We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Singapore as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.
“A modern, plush hotel with a terrific range of amenities. Unabashedly kooky in a stylish way, this 240-room hotel introduced the chain’s trademark in-your-face flashiness to one of Singapore’s wealthiest ZIP codes when it opened in 2012.”
“A Singaporean icon, Marina Bay has drawn oohs and ahs for its dazzling architecture and its stunning facilities. Each of the sumptuously appointed rooms has floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of the city skyline or the South China Sea.”
Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Singapore.
“The stunning architecture at this hotel integrates environmental principles both inside and out; its lush sky gardens can be seen from the street. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows are used throughout to decrease the need for artificial lighting.”
Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Singapore.
“Spread out and framed in lots of cooling green foliage and colorful splashes of bougainvillea, the hotel is a favorite for heads of states and anyone who appreciates its gorgeous high-ceilinged lobby, old-world grace, many good restaurants, and extensive amenities.”
Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Singapore.
“The romanticism of the British colonial era lives on at the six-star Capella Singapore resort designed by Lord Norman Foster. Sprawling 30 acres, the 112-room property lives up to its luxe reputation with extras like a personal butler per guest, a three-tiered swimming pool overlooking the South China Sea.”
“All rooms come with glass-to-ceiling windows and the 32nd-floor lobby is (currently) the highest in Singapore. But the Westin’s crown is the 35th-floor infinity pool that goes neck-and-neck with the pool at the Marina Bay Sands for the title of best in Singapore.”
“A former spice shop and distillery is now The Warehouse, a 37-room boutique hotel. You don’t need to jump in the adjacent river to cool down, either: The rooftop has an aquarium-like pool.”
Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Singapore.
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Singapore, with its tropical climate and liberal population and a strong presence of Buddhism, is a financial hub of South-East Asia, attracting tourists from all across the world. With its colonial vestige, it has taken a giant stride in the 21st century.
If you are looking to spend some time on the beach, then this is the place for you. Palawan beach with its delectable eateries and bars is vivacious whereas Tanjong Beach is more tranquil. It has plush beach-front resorts with activities to keep adults and kids both happy.
The iconic hotel shares its name with the place, and it is a place for those who like excitement and extravaganza. Rooftop bars, celebrity restaurants and luxurious hotels make one spoilt for choices here.
Travelling is incomplete without some shopping, and this is the best place for shoppers. A 2 kilometre stretch housing some of the biggest luxury retail brand jostling for space is what one will find here. Juxtaposed against the humongous malls is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Buddhist temples and heritage shops are familiar sights here. But more famous is the food scene here, with delicious street food competing with a fine dining experience in posh restaurants. There are a plethora of hip bars here as well.
Also aptly known as Little India, it will take you on a sensory trip with the vibrant scenery and waft of Indian spices as you traverse through the lanes. This place offers a chance to hone your bargaining skills and allows you to feast on traditional Indian cuisine.
Also check out our guide about the best areas to stay in Singapore.
If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Singapore, then book Capri by Fraser China Square. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews. Also check out our list of the best cheap hotels in Singapore.
Not a fan of big chain hotels? No problem. If you want to stay in a boutique hotel in Singapore, then you should book The Warehouse Hotel. The hotel has been rated highly by previous guests for its boutique style. It has also been recommended by influential travel journalists.
Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Singapore, it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels in the city.
If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Singapore, then go for Raffles Hotel. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.
Also check out our list of the best luxury hotels in Singapore, it's a manually curated list of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in the city.
For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $100 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $150 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Singapore hotel then you can expect to pay around $300 per night.
Try The Fullerton Bay Hotel if you're looking for a romantic getaway in Singapore, it has some excellent recent customer reviews by couples.
Singapore: Sentosa Cable Car. Get stunning views aboard the Singapore Cable Car as you travel the aerial link from Mount Faber to Sentosa. Cross Keppel Harbor and see all the attractions from a unique perspective. Price: $16.
Lion City Bike Tour of Singapore. Pedal around back streets and past historic landmarks including Little India, Chinatown, and Marina Bay and listen to engaging commentary from your guide. Price: $60.
Singapore City: Gardens by the Bay and MBS Observation Deck. Visit the futuristic Gardens by the Bay in the heart of Singapore and discover a peaceful paradise. Step into the clouds for a breathtaking panoramic view over the city at the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck. Price: $31.
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Singapore is a sovereign city-state and island country in the Southeast region of Asia. Singapore is a global commerce, transport, and finance center in the world. The country ranks highly in several indexes that show the growth and development of the country; it is ranked the most “technology-ready” nation by WEF, the best investment potential by BERI, world smartest city, world’s safest country, and top international-meetings city.
The country is a major foreign exchange center as well as being a major financial center. It is also a major global trade center having the second busiest container port in the world. The country’s port and Changi Airport have held the titles of “Best Maritime Port” and “Best Airport” for consecutive years. The country is ranked highly in development indexes such as education, life expectancy, quality of life and personal safety and housing.
All these contribute to making Singapore a major investment and tourist destination, which has reflected in its hospitality industry with several top-star resorts and hotels springing up. Singapore is a diverse culture with several languages spoken, religions practiced and cultures existing together in the country.