Top 30 Hotels in Singapore for Every Budget 2017
Choosing a choice hotel in Singapore that suits your budget and needs sets the tone for the rest of your visit. Would you want to stay in the Orchard area where shopping centres are right at your doorstep, or would you prefer a hotel closer to nature for your outdoor activities? Hotels in Singapore come in all shape and sizes (literally) with different service standards, and you’ll be surprised to find cheap hotels in Singapore situated right next to attractions, but you’ll need to know where to look. We’ve had many fun staycations in the many boutique hotels in Singapore that are located in major parts of the island and they offer plush, quirky and sometimes quaint lodging that the major hotel chains would not be able to offer. Holidays in Singapore need not be expensive if you find the right place to stay with the right price without you feeling like a cheapskate. We hope our list of hotels in Singapore help guide you on what we know and hear are the best options around.
We’ve broken down hour list of hotels in Singapore into different categories – Affordable and cheap hotels in Singapore, boutique hotels, regular and upmarket hotels in Singapore, and then cheap budget hostels and hotels in Singapore.
Cheap Hotels in Singapore
While these may not necessarily be by every definition of “cheap” hotels, they are certainly affordable and the most value for money as we have taken into consideration facilities and locations. You don’t want to be caught out in the suburbs, far far away from the things you want to do in Singapore.
Amoy Hotel Singapore
Address: 76 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 048464
Price Range: From SGD258
The latest addition to the Far East Hospitality chain of hotels in Singapore, The Amoy is located centrally in Far East Square which is in the heart of the Central Business District and part of a heritage conservation project. The hotel has 37 rooms and is within walking distance to a great mix of food places and retail outlets. The decor, interior and finishings will take you back through history in this culturally rich hotel.
Wangz Hotel Singapore
Address: 231 Outram Road Singapore, 169040
Price Range: From SGD200
A 5-min walk form the Tiong Bahru Market, this luxurious boutique hotel has rooms that make you feel like you’ve just entered your own private world. The modern rooms are decked out in elegant bedding and finishings. The rooftop bar, Halo, holds panoramic views of the city. Expect features on par with international hotel chains such as rain showers, free amenities and internet access, luxurious Sealy Posturepedic beds, medium sized LCD TVs, free Wifi, iPod docking stations, and even a complimentary mini-bar in some rooms!
One Farrer Hotel & Spa Singapore
Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore, 217562
Price Range: From SGD160
The unique bit about this hotel is that One Farrer Hotel & Spa is actually three distinctively designed hotels under one brand name. This means that each hotel has its own theme, accommodation settings and amenities that are specially crafted and catered to meet your expectations. This new hotel is linked to the Farrer Park Medical centre, one of Singapore’s latest private hospitals that offer premium elective services as well as state-of-the-art emergency and ICU care. This is one of our favourite hotels that is located within the bustling Little India area and is walking distance to the 24 hour Mustafa Centre. Food options are aplenty, and the City Square Mall is located just 5 mins away via underground sheltered passage.
Did we mention that the hotel is located RIGHT above the Farrer Park MRT station? Getting to anywhere in Singapore from a hotel has never been easier. It is the only hotel in Singapore to be located right above an MRT.
The Quincy Hotel Singapore
Address: 22 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore, 228517, Singapore
Price Range: From SGD215
Another hotel by the Far East Hospitality group, and within walking distance to Paragon Shopping Mall, the 108-room Quincy hotel is conveniently and centrally located. The hotel is famous for its Art Jamming sessions and its swimming pool that is opened 24-hours – ideal for that late-night de-stressing dip. We have to mention that the pool is glass-enclosed and you can see right down to the bottom of the hotel at the water’s edge. Because we’re greedy people, our favourite bit about this hotel is the complimentary delicacies from Dean & Deluca.
The Quincy Hotel is very popular among Singaporeans for stay-cations and its not hard to see why – movie screenings by the 24-hour pool on weekends.
As part of the Far East Hospitality Group, expect great service, wide selection of food offerings, amenities, luxurious beddings and finishings, and modern audio-visual setups in the rooms. The Quincy is one of our favourite value-for-money hotels close to the Orchard shopping belt!
Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore
Address: 22 Scotts Road Singapore 228221
Price range: From SGD230
The oldest hotel in our list but by no means any less luxurious than its modern counterparts, the Goodwood Park Hotel was built in 1900. Originally built as a residence for a German expatriate, the sprawling premise has been renovated and expanded numerous times. A symbol of grandeur and perched on top a hill, this hotel in Singapore has seen English royalty grace its 200-room premise decked out with modern lighting paired with colonial period furniture. One of our choice hotels situated just 100m from Orchard road, this hotel in Singapore has the largest land area spanning a massive 6-hectares. Stay here and you are within reach of the major shopping centres in Singapore and you’ll be spoilt for choice for food and shopping options.
Carlton City Hotel Singapore
Address: 1 Gopeng Street Singapore 078862
Price range: From SGD230
The Carlton City Hotel Singapore is not in the Orchard Road region but is situated in the heart of the financial and commercial district. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly simple exterior of the hotel that seems to blend in with its neighbouring commercial buildings. Enter through the hotel doors and be greeted with sleek and modern furnishings and decor. Expect service levels and amenities with any modern 5 star hotels. We like this hotel for its proximity to the business district, the value you get for its price point as you enjoy the perks and modern room furnishings. This hotel is a good option if you want a certain degree of proximity to Sentosa, Marina Bay Sands, and Orchard Road as all major attractions are less than a 10min taxi ride away.
Hotel NuVe Heritage Singapore
Address: 13 Purvis Street, Singapore, 188592, Singapore
Price range: From SGD185
Situated in a heritage building along Purvis Street, ,Hotel NuVe is a charming and beautiful boutique hotel with clean, brightly furnished rooms with wooden floors that give off a tinge of “zen” inspiration. Located close to Plaza Singapura, The Cathay, and walking distance to Raffles City, you have ample options for dining and shopping. The hotel is also in close proximity to local hawker fare and the Singapore Art Museum.
Village Hotel Katong Singapore
Address: 25 Marine Parade, Singapore, 449536, Singapore
Price range: From SGD126
Another hotel as part of the massive Far East Hospitality chain, the Village Hotel Katong is also the largest of the sub-category of “Village” chains operated by the group. Situated in the Katong district in the Eastern part of Singapore, it is a 5-minute walk away from Parkway Parade Shopping mall. Located a short walk to East Coast Park, this hotel is not the closest to the main attractions in Singapore but offers luxurious and large rooms at affordable rates. We think of this hotel as a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but yet the city is never too far away with just a 15-min drive from both the Orchard belt and Changi Airport. Rooms are spacious, brightly lit and decorated with welcoming neutral tones.
Boutique Hotels in Singapore
We personally have a soft spot for boutique hotels. Whether they are part of a larger hotel group, or built and managed as a single operator, every boutique hotel offers a level of charm that is unique and a breath of fresh air from what you’re used to from other standard hotel offerings. Boutique hotels in Singapore are often part of a heritage building, quirkily themed and designed, or features an eclectic mix of design elements. Our selection of these boutique hotels in Singapore are highlighted based on our opinions of an accessible location, a unique design element and theme, and of course, excellent service and food. If the hotel is located slightly off the beaten path, its because we think that the hotel offerings are worth the slight inconvenience because the hotel invites you to spend more time indoors than outdoors.
Hotel Vagabond Singapore
Address: 39 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207630
Price range: From $233
An extensive collection of art and velvet, burgundy plushy couches greet you as you enter the Hotel Vagabond. Feel like royalty in this hotel with a giant golden elephant situated in this luxurious boutique hotel located just at the outskirts of Little India and Jalan Besar. This hotel is Singapore’s first 5-star boutique hotel that is driven by art, meaning that you’ll find paintings, sculptures, and other works of art peppered across the hotel premises and rooms. The hotel is run by the owner and as one might expect of such an approach, you will receive 5-star treatment with personal touches from the ever friendly and helpful staff. This hotel reminds us of experiences you will get from a bed-and-breakfast run by a owner, yet you’re in a luxurious hotel.
The hotel is now home to live musicians 3 days a week, featuring a mix of local and foreign artistes. The Executive Club lounge serves drinks from 11am to 11pm and doubles up as a place for breakfast in the morning and wine and cheese in the evening.
Oasia Hotel Singapore
Address: 8 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307470
Price Range: From $188
Oasia hotel Singapore does not classify themselves as a boutique hotel, but we think the huge 428 room hotel fits our definition of a boutique experience with baristas ready to prepare you any beverage you want at the private cafe in the club suite. This hotel offers 2 floors of swimming pools, with one infinity pool overlooking the beautiful skyline. An ideal staycation retreat for couples, the Oasia offers complimentary high tea sessions on the weekends. Located in the Newton area and easy access to shopping malls and hawker centres, you’ll be spoilt for choice for food options.
Address: 2 Lloyd Rd, Singapore 239091
Price Range: From $160
We don’t know where to begin our review for this. Should we begin by saying that this is the hottest new boutique hotel in Singapore, and that it is almost impossible to make a weekend reservation? Good things come to those who wait – and plan early for their stay at Lloyd’s Inn. This hotel offers instagram-worthy, minimalist designs with huge, spacious rooms. Location, price, and design can’t be beat with Lloyd’s Inn. This building used to be run down and dilapidated but has seen a transformation that is short of amazing (just look at those room pictures. All yours from SGD160). Located just 10mins walk from the Somerset MRT, this hotel is close to the Orchard Road belt and you can’t get any more luxurious offerings for this price point. We just need to reiterate, book early!
Studio M Hotel Singapore
Address: No. 3 Nanson Road, Singapore 238910
Price Range: From $120
Located in Robertson Quay and the first loft-room style concept in Singapore, all rooms in Studio M has two levels with configurations placing the bed either on the top or base floor depending on the room type. All rooms come with full-length 3m bay windows which allows sunlight in to illuminate and perk you up in the mornings and enjoy the sunset in the evenings.
Robertson Quay (affectionately known as “Rob Quay”) is home to plenty of restaurants and bars along the Singapore River. Liang Court and Central mall are walking distances away and you can get some of the best ramen and Japanese restaurants in Singapore (without hefty prices).
Wander Lust Hotel Singapore
Address: 2 Dickson Road, Singapore 209494
Price Range: From $129 per night
Just look at the photos of the different themed rooms and you’ll immediately know that this is one seriously quirky hotel. That doesn’t mean that the other aspects of a good hotel such as service and amenities are neglected though. The 29-room hotel has five different themes and each room is whimsically decorated and gives you the feeling of being in wonderland. Enjoy life in mono in the mono-themed rooms inspired by paper, or look for the restaurant at the end of the universe in the space-themed rooms. (Pardon our bad reference to the HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). Located just outside Little India and Jalan Besar, you’ll be in close proximity to endless food and shopping options around the area. Be prepared to explore and walk the culturally rich neighbourhood. Orchard and Marina Bay are about a 10min taxi ride away.
New Majestic Hotel Singapore
Address: 31-37 Bukit Pasoh, Singapore 089845
Price Range: From $225 per night
The New Majestic Hotel is as its name sake says, a revamped version of an older hotel. It is part of the same group of hotels as Wanderlust, so expect this hotel to be just as whimsical and magical.
With just 30-rooms, some are equipped with loft beds if you fancy them, and some rooms sport dual cast iron bath tubs in the middle of the room. Ideal for some couple time yet have your own space in the tub.
I am a sucker for loft beds and that’s exactly what the 30-room New Majestic Hotel offers with some of their attic-styled rooms. Just check out the dual his-and-hers cast iron bath tubs that they have in some of their rooms. Perfect for a couple’s getaway.
The hotel is home to one of our favourite restaurants, The New Majestic Chinese Restaurant that offers delectable Chinese food and is one of our top 5 asian restaurants. Nearby, you will find popular bars and food joints just up Keong Saik Road.
Naumi Hotel Singapore
Address: 41 Seah St, Singapore 188396
Price Range: From SGD270 per night
This hotel is right next to bars and popular food joints such as Ah Chew’s desserts and you’ll find a chicken rice store just down the road. Naumi Hotel was the first hotel where we had our staycation in Singapore. The rooms are large, and ground floor rooms come with your own private patio and hanging out area. The hotel is known for its infinity pool at the top floor that overlooks the Singapore skyline.
Located just behind the historic Raffles Hotel, you will be in good company when it comes to shopping and food options. You are in walking distance to Raffles City, the sprawling Suntec City Singapore, hip malls like Bugis Junction and the very cool and chic CHIJMES.
The Moon Hotel Singapore
Address: 23 Dickson Road, Singapore 209507
Price Range: From $118 per night
Located just a couple of doors down from the Wanderlust Hotel, the Moon Hotel is a romantic hideout with chic rooms with clever use of ambient mood lighting. The hotel is affordable enough that you would not feel priced out in getting a suite that comes with an open bath and balcony – perfect for the couple’s weekend staycation retreat.
Hotels in Singapore (Prime Areas)
When it comes to holidaying in Singapore, some of us would just prefer sticking to the bigger chains of hotels. Dependable service standards, full meal options, swanky toilet fittings and ample toiletries and amenity kits, how do you resist checking yourself in?
These hotels are listed based on their location in Orchard road except the iconic Marina Bay Sands which is just outside what is considered the “city centre”.
We also included 2 hotels in Sentosa Island itself for those who would be spending time in Resorts World, and we also included 1 hotel option just outside of Sentosa that presents an option for you to be close to the island without paying the steep resort prices.
Grand Hyatt Hotel Singapore
Address: 10 Scotts Road, 228211
Price range: From SGD315
Budget aside, we’ll be biased and say this is our favourite hotel in the whole of Orchard Road and possibly Singapore because this is where we held our wedding. That aside, this hotel checks every single box that you need for a luxurious hotel with all your needs and wants taken care of. Located at the heart of Orchard Road, you are flanked by Far East Shopping Centre, and The Scotts Square. Tangs and Paragon are a 5min walk away, which means Ngee Ann City and ION Orchard is also just 5minutes away. The MRT is also 5minutes away but we don’t know where else you’d want to go if you’re already staying at The Hyatt.
On site restaurants include the Mezz9 restaurant that serves an excellent mix of Asian and Western Cuisine, The Straits Kitchen which serves one of the largest breakfast spreads in Singapore in the morning and excellent hawker fare in the evenings. If you fancy an afternoon tea, head down to Scotts 10 on the ground floor and enjoy free flow cakes and coffee as part of the high-tea buffet.
Needless to say, amenities and service standards at the Hyatt are excellent, and rooms are equipped with luxury offerings. The Club Suite gives you access to the club lounge and you can have a duplex room that has a living room on the first floor and your bedroom on the second floor – perfect for a family vacation.
Holiday Inn Express Orchard Singapore
Address: 20 Bideford Road Singapore 229921
Price range: From SGD158
We’re not sure why this hotel hasn’t been talking about enough in Singapore. It is right smack in the heart of Orchard, and yet without the princely sums that its contemporaries on the street are asking for. Tucked just behind The Knight’s Bridge building, it is across the street of The Paragon Shopping Centre and walking distance to pretty much the entire stretch of Orchard Road. Don’t expect the largest and swankiest rooms or the best beddings, but with a location like this, you’ll probably be spending most of your time outdoors and the only time you’ll be indoors is to drop off your shopping before heading out again.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel Singapore
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018956
Price range: From SGD459
If we were given just one word to describe this hotel, it would be “iconic”. Amazing, Out of this world. Breath-taking. Landmark. Cements Singapore on the world-stage of amazing hotels. We can’t say enough about the Marina Bay Sands. The infinity pool has been featured and talked about in countless international publications and is currently the highest infinity pool in the world. People pay money just to gain access to the roof-top viewing gallery if they are not hotel guests (hotel guests enjoy complimentary access, of course). Expect super luxurious and amenities and bedding with modern furnishings and technology offerings. This sprawling hotel is linked to the Shoppes at Marina Bay where you have everything you would ever need and is home to some of Singapore’s finest restaurants. Walking distance to Gardens by the Bay and the Barrage, you will have the best balance of flora and fauna and city life. Rooms are consistently booked for weeks on end, so plan ahead!
Hotel Michael Sentosa
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore 098269
Price range: From SGD250
Two statues greet you in the lobby – Botero’s Adam and Eve. Hotel Michael feels like a museum with the various art pieces peppered across the hotel. Rooms are fitted with full-length floor to ceiling windows, and decked out in luxury designer furniture. Situated right next to the Casinos of Resorts World Sentosa, this hotel isn’t the best place for a family vacation but we like it’s location within Resorts World itself as all the other attractions are situated in close proximity. You’ll be within walking distance to attractions such as Universal Studios Singapore, the Adventure Cove Waterpark and the Maritime Experiential Museum.
Capella Hotel Singapore
Address: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, 098297
Price range: From SGD598
One of the most luxurious hotels in Singapore with premier rooms starting from 770sqft and 5000sqft Colonial manors, the Capella Singapore truly is the epitome of luxury. Their rooms are larger than some homes in Singapore, and has views of beautifully landscaped surroundings. All villas and manors feature their own private plunge pools, outdoor bath and showers for a true spa and retreat experience. Pratesi linens, 47″ LCD TVs, Sealy mattresses, walk-in wardrobes, private buggies for transport, need we say more?
Bay Hotel Singapore
Address: 50 Telok Blangah Rd, 098828
Price range: From SGD162
If you fancy spending time in Sentosa but don’t wish to break the bank, the Bay Hotel Singapore is your ideal venue of choice. Situated just at the bridge linking the main Singapore island to Sentosa, you are literally a stone’s throw away from where the action is. The huge Vivocity is within walking distance, as is the iconic Mount Faber park if you fancy a short hike / walk and be treated with beautiful scenic views of the city and Sentosa.
The hotel rooms offer a pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Not the largest or most luxurious offerings in town, this hotel is on this list as an a cheaper alternative to those you can find on Sentosa Island.
Hostels in Singapore (Cheaper than Budget Hotels in Singapore)
If you plan on exploring the city and won’t be spending much time in your room, you would do well saving on lodging by staying in one of the hostels that we’ve listed here. They are selected on our reviews of cleanliness, location, and of course, price. These hostels in Singapore are by no means comparable to their hotel cousins in Singapore in terms of service, space, and amenities, but they are far from shabby. Most hostels offer mixed rooms or single-sex rooms, 12 to a room, 6 to room, 4 to a room, or twin sharing options. Our criteria for our hostels are location, cleanliness, comfort, and amenities. And of course, these hostels have to be affordable!
Travellers Loft @ Lavender
Address: 292 Lavender St, Singapore 338806
Price range: From SGD18
One of the cheapest lodgings you can find in Singapore yet being not too far from the action, the Traveller’s Loft Hostel Singapore is a place of rest for the weary traveller on a shoe-string budget. Expect no frills accommodation in shared rooms, or you may pay a little extra for fewer companions in the same room. Located in Lavender, you will be a quick bus ride away from the city centre and southern / eastern parts of Singapore.
Address: 12A Upper Dickson Road Singapore 207472
Price range: From SGD32
Situated in the periphery of Little India, Clifden Hostel offers clean and comfortable hostel beds in shared rooms. Affordable, clean, great location, this hostel is one a popular option for our friends who are keen in exploring Little India and the Marina Bay area.
Betel Box Backpackers Hostel
Address: 200 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427471
Price range: SGD 40
Situated in the culturally rich Joo Chiat neighbourhood, Betel Box Hostel is an excellent place to stay in Singapore. Well-run and clean, the hostel is surrounded by a plethora of restaurants and shops, and features a 24-hour check in desk. Wifi is excellent and the hostel even provides free access to a gym around the block. If you fancy bicycles or scooters to explore the neighbourhood, these can be arranged by the hostel staff for a fee. Offering great value and in this cozy hostel, it is one of our favourites for lodging in the eastern part of Singapore.
Rucksack Inn @ Lavender Street
Address: 280 Lavender St, Singapore 338800
Price range: SGD84
This hostel is one of the best in the Little India area and is walking distance to the MRT Station as well as the famous 24-hour Mustafa shopping centre where you can find anything under the sun. Think “Harrod’s of the East” but at the opposite end of the price spectrum. Food and shopping options are walking distance, and the hostel features clean showers, restrooms, comfortable beds and bedding. We know how uncomfortable the showers can get in some hostels as they go through higher traffic than hotels, but this hostel has maintained their facilities pretty well. The lounge area is large enough to accommodate many guests and is a comfortable area to relax and socialise with your fellow travellers. If you’re a fan of the six-string, the common area has a guitar for you. To add greater value to your stay, there is a daily free-flow supply of bread, jams, coffee and tea.
Address: 146 Jalan Bukit Merah Singapore 160146
Price range: From SGD28
Fast and free wifi, free flow of coffee and tea and toast all day, comfy beds, super clean premises, proximity to the MRT, food courts and convenience stores, it is quite hard to fault the Lotus Hostel. Sentosa is easily accessible from this hostel location and the beds are clean and comfortable. In sunny Singapore, you’d want to make sure the air-conditioning works well and it’s the least of your worry in this hostel.
Burrow Hostel @ Smith
Address: 46 Smith St, Singapore 058956
Price: From SGD54
This one is for those who want to explore the culturally rich China Town area in Singapore. Literally a 5min walk to the MRT station, the Burrow Hostel is stuffed by friendly and helpful members. Rooms are quiet, clean, and you’ll find an endless array of food options and stores that sell everything under the sun. The dorms are not the largest around, but that makes it easy to manage which means the facilities of this hostel is maintained very well. Marina Bay Sands and Orchard are just a 10min taxi ride away. Great value for the location and cleanliness!
River City Inn
Address: 33 Hongkong St, Singapore 059672
Price range: From SGD23
This clean and neat hostel is located just 5mins away from the Clarke Quay MRT station and is right next to one of our favourite bars, 28 Hong Kong. The spotless hostel oozes a relaxed and chill atmosphere, with really friendly service staff. You’ll be hard pressed to find a similar hostel with such great value when you compare price, location, and cleanliness.
The Bohemian Chic
Address: 40 Mosque St, Singapore 059518
Price range: From SGD58
One of the newer hostels in Singapore, the Bohemian hosts spacious and clean dorm beds with plenty of showers and toilets for everyone. There is free breakfast daily, and a spacious lobby area where you can hang out and meet other travellers. Located in the heart of China Town, the MRT is easily accessible and you are within walking distance to some of the best value food options in Singapore. Clarke Quay is within walking distance, and you can explore the nearby Club Street where some of our favourite bars and drinking spots are located. Did we forget to mention that Singapore’s only 1-star Michelin chicken rice stand is around the corner as well?
There’s our list of hotels in Singapore! We hope you find yourself a nice comfy bed from one of these that we have short listed. We update this list periodically and welcome suggestions! If you know of a better place or value than the hotels we have suggested, feel free to drop us a comment.
There are a few booking websites that you can use to get the best rates available, but for us, our favourite booking sites are Booking.com and Expedia. We’ve come to know that even corporate rates or staff rates are sometimes still more expensive than the offers from these websites.
If you’re a tourist, we welcome you to Singapore in 2017 and we hope our lists helps you go through the multitude of hotel options in Singapore. For fellow Singaporeans, we hope you manage to get away on a staycation!