People visiting Singapore sometimes forget they’re actually visiting an Asian country. It’s a futuristic place, from the skyscrapers to the malls and the clean streets. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll discover its Asian culture: ancient temples, markets, casinos, and its multicultural neighborhoods. Where to stay in Singapore? This guide will tell you where to stay in Singapore, list the best hotels in Singapore and the best neighborhoods in Singapore!
Marina Bay is a futuristic area where you’ll find some of the most famous tourist attractions in Singapore: the Merlion statue, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, etc. It’s the most luxurious and extravagant district in Singapore. Marina Bay is perfect if you want to see the sites and relax in luxury at some of the best Singapore hotels.
Where to stay in Marina Bay
- Luxury: Marina Bay Sands. An unmissable if you’re looking for a luxury stay in the area. With its iconic shape, it’s one of the most famous hotels in the world. It features a mall with casino, a theater, water ride, restaurants, a club, the ArtScience museum and of course the world’s largest infinity pool offering an amazing view! The rooms at the hotel flawless and spacious! Staying there is an experience you have to live!
- Mid-range: Conrad Centennial Singapore. A stylish hotel you have to check out. It’s modern and offers world-class amenities and great cuisine. It’s perfectly located and features a luxury spa and spacious rooms.
- Budget: Ascott Raffles Place Singapore. It’s a budget option for the area, but it’s still a 5-star hotel! It’s housed in a restored heritage building and offers an infinity pool. It features a fitness center and a nice lounge. The staff is very helpful.
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Chinatown is a great area to stay if you’re a foodie. There are no big attractions here but beautiful temples, traditional shop-houses and above all delicious food from cheap hawker food to top-notch fancy restaurants. It has the best food-stalls in all of Singapore! Chinatown is also known for being home to cheap accommodation.
Where to stay in Chinatown
- Luxury: Parkroyal on Pickering. It’s an eco-friendly hotel, serving water in glass bottles, having pens made of bamboo and growing trees everywhere in the hotel. They also have an infinity pool with a fantastic view of Singapore. The rooms are spacious and offer a great view as well, and their breakfast is excellent!
- Mid-range: Oasia Hotel Downtown. This hotel has a lovely architecture, designed by Singapore architect firm WOHA. It features an outdoor pool, a terrace, a bar and an on-site restaurant. The staff is friendly and the hotel is well-located.
- Budget: CUBE Boutique Capsule Hotel. A great hostel! It’s hard to find a modern, comfortable hostel, but still with a luxury feel. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are clean, you have lots of privacy and the breakfast is excellent!
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It’s a resort island just outside of downtown Singapore. You can enjoy numerous activities on the island, it’s home to casinos, golf courses, SEA Aquarium, Universal Studios plus a white sand beach, cafes and restaurants. Sentosa Island is mostly popular among families traveling with kids.
Where to stay in Sentosa Island
- Luxury: Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa. A huge resort with a huge swimming pool! Perfect for families since they also have a Kids Zone where kids can play. It offers spectacular views of the sea and it really feels like experiencing a tropical holiday. The staff is very considerate and they offer a great breakfast.
- Mid-range: One°15 Marina Sentosa Cove. A great hotel, stylish and modern, featuring an infinity pool, a wellness center and a fitness center. The staff is friendly, the rooms are lovely, and the location is very nice!
- Budget: Resorts World Sentosa Hotel Michael. This hotel is well-located, not far from Universal Studios and SEA Aquarium. The staff is accommodating, the rooms are comfortable, and they have a nice swimming pool.
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Are you into shopping? Then you should stay at Orchard Road! You’ll find there enormous shopping malls selling literally everything, from clothes to high tech. In one of the malls, you’ll find Kinokuniya Book Store, the largest bookstore in the world. There are more than malls in Orchard Road, you can also enjoy really cool bars and restaurants.
Where to stay in Orchard Road
- Luxury: Four Seasons Hotel. It’s one of the best hotels in Singapore. This luxury hotel literally has everything you need: great food, excellent service, beautiful rooms, a fitness center, two swimming pools and two tennis courts. Even though it’s in the middle of everything, it’s a quiet establishment.
- Mid-range: Jen Singapore Orchardgetaway. This hotel features a great infinity pool on its rooftop, with a great view of Singapore Skyline. The hotel is actually inside the Orchard Gateway Mall on Orchard Rd. The rooms are modern, spacious, comfortable and very quiet.
- Budget: Hotel Supreme. This hotel offers budget accommodation with free parking. The hotel is clean and will provide you with all the basic amenities during your stay. The staff is very accommodating.
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Little India is a lively area where you’ll find shops selling everything: clothes, electronics, textiles, spices, etc. Needless to say, the area is predominantly Indian, but you’ll also find mosques and churches along with Hindu temples. Many backpackers stay in Little India, since it’s a cheap neighborhood.
Where to stay in Little India
- Luxury: One Farrer Hotel. A really nice luxury hotel, quite surprising in this area! It’s a modern, big and comfortable place to stay in Little India! It features a swimming pool, a fitness center, a bar and a cafe. From the upper levels, it offers a great view over Singapore all the way to Marina Bay. Don’t miss it!
- Mid-range: Wanderlust. This nice boutique hotel features themed rooms with different sizes and designs. They’re very clean and comfortable. They also have a rooftop garden to relax and their on-site restaurant offers delicious food. The staff is very friendly.
- Budget: Dream Lodge. A great budget option in Little India. It’s tidy, clean and quiet. The dorms have single and double beds for couples with a curtain, you also get a lockable locker and the bathrooms are clean. They also have a kitchen area if you want to cook your own food.
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It used to be an important trading station for ships coming into the harbor but it’s not the case anymore. Right now the Quays is more of an entertainment center with numerous bars, restaurants, tourist shops, microbreweries and nightclubs. If you want to experience Singapore nightlife scene, this is where you should stay.
Where to stay in the Quays
- Luxury: Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay. This nice luxury hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, an on-site restaurant and a bar. The location is perfect but the hotel is still very quiet. The beds are comfortable, they offer great breakfast and the staff is exceptional!
- Mid-range: M Social. A nice hotel, a bit classy but also colorful. It was designed by French designer Philippe Starck and features quirky color schemes. They even have a robot delivering things from reception right to your room!
- Budget: Hipstercity Hostel. A really cool hostel if you’re traveling on a budget! It features a shared kitchen and a great American breakfast is served daily. The staff is lovely and the facilities are amazing! Moreover, the hostel is very clean.
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Sometimes called Arab Street, this is where you’ll find Singapore’s Arabic and Muslim culture. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, it really feels like being in the Middle East. You’ll find there numerous markets, vintage-like cafes and bazaars selling Arabic goods and foods. There is a huge Hindi influence as well. It’s a great area to stay in if you’re a budget traveler.
Where to stay in Bugis & Kampong Glam
- Luxury: Andaz Singapore. This luxury hotel has huge rooms offering great views of Singapore. Moreover they’re beautifully decorated. It also features an infinity pool on the 25th floor and on-site restaurants serving delicious food.
- Mid-range: Hotel G. Perfectly located, it’s a modern and chic hotel well decorated. The rooms are compact with quirky decorations, and their on-site restaurant serves good food. A good value for the money!
- Budget: The Pod Boutique Capsule Hotel. It’s a modern hostel featuring clean dorm rooms, either male/female only room or a mix. There’s also laundry service and a free coffee machine. The staff is very accommodating, the location is perfect and the beds are comfortable.
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Now you know all the best places to stay in Singapore! Feel free to check out my Singapore guide post!
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