This article reviews Singapore’s ten best luxury hotels. We have also outlined the best hotels with club lounges in Singapore.
1. The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore is one of the best luxury hotel choices in Singapore, made even better because we can get you into their magnificent club lounge for free. This makes this hotel our best choice in Singapore.
The Fullerton Hotel is located at the mouth of the Singapore River and is a mass of grand staircases, high ceilings, and marble. Super classy! This area was originally the heart of colonial Singapore. A nearby footbridge dates back as far as 1870.
When you stay here, you are a three-minute walk from the boat quay, which offers a lively nightlife with many restaurants and bars. Beyond Boat Quay, there are other quays that again offer great options for nightlife. Chinatown and Little India are also close by if you take public transport.
This magnificent hotel has a pillared frontage, historic dining rooms, and glorious waterfront views. The surrounding skyscrapers actually dwarf the hotel, which offers a nice slice of history on the waterfront.
The rooms are extremely generous in size, as are the bathrooms, but the highlight here is the pool, which is infinity in design on floor two and has great views of the river and bay.
The Straits Club Lounge at the Fullerton elevates your luxury stay further by offering breakfast, including champagne breakfast (Veuve Cliquot), afternoon tea, and evening drinks and snacks, all for free if you book a club room. Crucially, if you book using our luxury travel concierge can get access to this lounge included in your room booking for free.
The food at breakfast, tea, and cocktails in the evening is extensive and should fill you up. There are daily specials at each mealtime, and as you would expect from a hotel of this caliber, the food quality and the array is excellent. Although taking advantage of these freebies is lovely, it is worth popping up to the rooftop bar to take in the views at least once during your stay.
From the rooftop Lantern Bar at the Fullerton Hotel, you can actually look out to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore with its ridiculous rooftop pool that spans the breadth of the top of three buildings. It’s quite something to look at.
2. Four Seasons Singapore
The Four Seasons Singapore is one of the top hotels in Singapore. They say: “Located on tranquil, tree-lined Orchard Boulevard, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore provides a welcome oasis of calm in the midst of the city’s bustle. 25 minutes from the airport, the Hotel is strategically located steps away from the shopping, entertainment, and business belt of Orchard Road and Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage site – Singapore Botanic Gardens. Enjoy luxurious residential comfort and technological conveniences within our 255 spacious rooms and suites, and opt for room service – delivered in 15 minutes – or an intimate, delectable meal at One-Ninety Wood-fired Steaks and Seafood or authentic Cantonese Cuisine at Michelin Star Restaurant Jiang-Nan Chun.
Light up your night with handcrafted cocktails at One-Ninety Bar and Terraza by Joseph Haywood, and then conquer the day with shopping, sights, and transit just mere steps away. Post-sightseeing, gently rejuvenate your body and soul under the masterful strokes of our therapists at our award-winning Four Seasons Spa or reinvigorate at our tennis courts (outdoor or air-conditioned), 24-hour gym, and two outdoor pools – one of which is located on the 20th floor, complete with a bar and an unforgettable, spectacular view of Singapore’s city skyline.”
Four Seasons Singapore has a wonderful indoor pool and spa and gym, a guarantee of luxury rooms and service, a truly glorious example of a historic hotel in Singapore. It does not, however, have a club lounge, where everything is free once you have paid for the access and are through the door. Although we cannot offer club lounge access at this Four Seasons hotel, our concierge can book you in with some incredible benefits.
3. Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Mandarin Oriental Singapore is a brilliant luxury hotel choice for its club lounge and the incredible views from floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms. Your view will be either of the bay, the ocean, or the city. These views, along with the contemporary design with a stylish Oriental flair, make this luxury hotel a great choice.
The design of the building is uninteresting compared to some of the other hotel options in Singapore, but the interior is breathtaking.
A nice feature of this hotel is the walkway that connects the hotel to The Marina Square Mall, which has loads of shops, restaurants, cafés, and bars. Theatres and the Suntec Conference and Exhibition Centre are also a short walk away. Orchard Road shops are about 15 minutes away by taxi.
The rooftop pool is an absolute highlight of this hotel, with comfy loungers, tropical plants dotted about, and fountains spurting into the pool area.
This hotel is enormous, with 527 rooms and suites. The exclusive Oriental Club Lounge, located on the 19th floor, enjoys panoramic views of the Singapore skyline. The lounge has a contemporary Asian feel with floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors, and elegant furnishings.
Guests on the four executive floors of The Oriental Club enjoy attractive benefits such as daily Champagne breakfast, evening cocktails, late check-out until 6:00 pm, complimentary internet access, a selection of three room types, and more.
They have a strict child policy here. The lounge is open to guests aged 12 years and older staying on their Club floor. Smart and casual attire is also required.
Is it worth paying for this club lounge? I always think there is great value in booking into a club room with lounge access, but if you want a better deal, you get free club lounge access at the Fullerton if you book via our concierge. We think free is a better price.
4. The St. Regis Singapore
The St. Regis Singapore has no Club Lounge but is superbly located in the heart of the prestigious downtown, with 299 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites. With stunning vistas of Singapore’s downtown skyline, the view inside your luxurious residence is just as spectacular with full silk-shaded chandeliers, bespoke furniture, lush fabrics, a French marble bathroom, and state-of-the-art electronics. Make yourself at home by enjoying our specially designed feather pillows, luxurious linen, spacious bathrooms, oversized freestanding bathtub, motorized blackout roller blinds, and, of course, our signature St. Regis Butlers who provide a myriad of bespoke services.”
5. Raffles Hotel Singapore
They say, “World travelers have been singing Singapore’s praises since the all-suite Raffles Singapore first opened more than 130 years ago. This colonial-era landmark has become synonymous with unsurpassed service and the grace of bygone days. Raffles has begun writing a new chapter, as an extensive restoration, sensitive to the heritage buildings’ striking façades and features, breathes new life into the storied hotel. Immerse yourself in its one-of-a-kind ambiance. Savor the carefully restored splendor and enhanced comforts. Experience Raffles’ legendary service as you enjoy newly opened bars, restaurants, and boutiques. Explore graceful courtyards and relax in cozy social spaces.”
6. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore is a peaceful, exclusive retreat for leisure guests and business travelers. Centrally located in Marina Bay, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, surrounds guests with visual beauty. The hotel features luxury accommodations, a 4,200-piece art collection, and a Club Lounge with sweeping Singapore views. Here, indulgence may be Cantonese cuisine at the one Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion, a journey into Asian food cultures at Colony, or treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, the first La Mer hotel partner spa in the Asia Pacific.
They have a club lounge located on the top floor, with spectacular views of the Singapore skyline. It features dedicated concierge services and five daily culinary presentations throughout the day. Club guests are invited to enjoy refined cuisine, unique experiential activities, or simply unwind.
Breakfast is an excellent spread of fresh fruit, pastries & other baked goods, smoked salmon with all the trimmings, and several hot offerings. In the evening, expect cocktails & substantial hors d’oeuvres along with chocolates, dessert & cordials/drinks. The offerings are varied & substantial, more than enough to fill you up.
Clubroom and suite guests enjoy personalized check-in and check-out service and a dedicated Club concierge service. Guests may also enjoy a complimentary limousine drop-off service within the vicinity.
Guests below 12 years of age are welcome between 6:30 am – 6:00 pm, unlike the Mandarin Oriental, where kids are not allowed if they are under 12 years old.
7. InterContinental Singapore
InterContinental Singapore is a grand hotel near the Marina Bay Sands hotel and the central business district. Expect enormous chandeliers dangling from high ceilings, Slightly gaudy carpeting in places, a slightly old-fashioned look, but overall a classic style with a sophisticated feel. Doors and tiling, in particular, have intricate designs on them.
Rooms have been put together with a more classic style and less detailing. They have decent-sized bathrooms with black and white tiling and local toiletry products.
The pool is an absolute highlight of this InterContinental. It is located on the rooftop with comfortable padded loungers placed on the decking, shaded slightly by tropical trees.
InterContinental Singapore has a spacious private club lounge. The look is oriental with decorative dark wood doors, light wood flooring, and furnishings that have Oriental design and detailing. Plenty of rugs are used with a pinky hue, and the detailing on the dark wood doors is continued with screens offering the same Oriental detailing separating sitting areas within the lounge. There is a dining area with seating and dining tables near the buffet, whilst the rest of the lounge has more relaxing sofa-style seating. The views are not particularly noteworthy here, but the food is good.
Breakfast is expansive with fresh and dried fruit, honey straight from the hive, the usual jams etc., cereals, charcuterie cheeses, hams, and bread. A la carte eggs and pancakes can be ordered from the table like eggs Benedict and so forth, along with Asian dresses like dim sung.
Afternoon tea is scones and jam with a selection of sandwiches and sweet cakes, along with tea and other soft drinks. The afternoon tea is delivered on a tiered tray, much like the afternoon tea at the InterContinental in London.
The happy hour offers particularly good cocktails, including the classic Singapore Sling. You can also choose from wines, beers, and spirits with mixers.
A self-service buffet during happy hour also has substantial snacks like sushi, fruit, and shrimp and desserts like tiramisu and cheesecake. Plus, a set of three small warm canapés are delivered with your drinks.
I particularly liked the homemade Belgian-style chocolates placed on a layered display case. They are good enough to return a couple to your room in your handbag.
To access this lounge, you need to book a room with Club InterContinental access, and then your key card will give you access. This Lounge costs around 60 Singapore dollars per night, and you can upgrade at check-in if you like.
8. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Nestled amidst 15 acres of lush greenery near the vibrant Orchard Road shopping belt, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore offers a tranquil urban retreat for business and leisure travelers alike. Renowned for its exceptional hospitality, the hotel is consistently voted as one of the best in the world.
The hotel features 792 luxurious guestrooms and suites across three distinct wings as well as 182 spacious serviced apartments and residences. The Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore offers one of the widest selections of culinary experiences and the most comprehensive family-friendly facilities among local hotels. Leisure and recreational facilities include CHI, The Spa, and a swimming pool.
To get access to the Horizon Club Lounge, you need to book a Horizon Club Deluxe Room with a marble bathroom, which has a separate shower and bathtub and L’Occitane Jasmine toiletries. These rooms have a view of the pool or city and are located within the newly renovated Tower Wing. You can then unwind in the exclusive Horizon Club Lounge on the 24th floor and enjoy a breakfast buffet, evening cocktails, and priority check-in and check-out.
The Horizon Club Lounge is the perfect place to take in the panoramic city views from the 24th floor. Hot breakfast buffet and afternoon tea are available daily, and canapés are served during the evening cocktail hour. Horizon Club guests at the Tower Wing may enjoy an array of personalized services such as priority check-in and check-out and concierge assistance. Children below the age of 12 years are allowed into this lounge, but an adult must accompany them.
It’s worth noting that children of registered hotel guests under the age of 6 can enjoy buffet meals at no extra cost in the All Day Dining venue when accompanied by a paying adult (up to 2 children).
9. Grand Hyatt Singapore
The Grand Hyatt Singapore is an oasis of tranquillity located at the start of Orchard Road in Singapore. From Orchard Road, you will find a maze of footbridges and underground walkways, which lead to more sparkling malls than you can imagine.
The Terrace Wing has 282 guestrooms, including three Presidential Suites. The Grand Wing has 395 more guestrooms and suites. The Zen minimalist design of even the base “Grand Room” makes the room feel spacious. A large desk is contoured to fit in by a floor-to-ceiling window is a particular highlight, offering 180-degree views while you work. Other features include a 37-inch wall-mounted LCD TV with a personal audio/video connection, a DVD/CD/VCD player, goose-down bedding, and a laptop-ready safe.
If you are a World Of Hyatt Platinum member or book a room with club privileges, you can use the Grand Club Lounge on the 21st floor of the Grand Wing with private check-in and check-out, free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, light refreshments, and drinks, all day long, canapés and evening cocktails.
The restaurants at the Grand Hyatt Singapore have an excellent reputation and are good enough to attract locals and ex-pats to the hotel. Embark on a culinary adventure from contemporary Western and Asian cuisine at mezza9, and try popular local delights at StraitsKitchen with Singaporean street cuisine served buffet style. Try the outdoor poolside Oasis set amidst lush greenery with a BBQ buffet dinner daily, inclusive of free-flow beer, wine, and soft drinks, or for something more sophisticated, the hearty Italian fare at Pete’s Place is recommended with seriously good Italian food and mouth-watering accompaniments. For drinks, grab a cocktail at 10 SCOTTS or the glass-enclosed martini bar, and party all night long at BRIX nightclub on Orchard Road.
There is a spa with 11 treatment rooms, an impressive and stylishly decked outdoor pool (pictured above) surrounded by lush greenery, a modern gym with LCD screens on the equipment, steam and sauna, whirlpool baths, and cold plunge pools, tennis courts, and indoor badminton courts.
Considered one of the best hotels in Singapore, the Grand Hyatt Singapore is in an unbeatable location. I love the decked pool area; the restaurants are good enough to draw in locals. The Grand Hyatt Singapore is a great choice in this vibrant city.
10. Rendezvous Hotel in Singapore
This hotel is not quite at the level of the Mandarin Oriental, InterContinental, or Fullerton above. Still, it remains an excellent choice in an excellent location with a cheaper price tag. The club lounge at the Rendezvous Hotel in Singapore is a decent size with a decent eating area. Gain access by booking a club room located at the top of the hotel near the lounge. Because these rooms are at the top of the hotel, they have a better view than the rest of the rooms in the hotel. Breakfast is limited but of high quality. Canapés snacks and drinks are also available in the evening, including alcoholic drinks like wine, beer, and spirits.
Rendezvous Hotel is an A.R.T. inspired hotel. The hotel is located at the start of Bras Basah Road, Close to Raffles Hotel, and within walking distance of Orchard Road, where all the shops are located. Alternatively, if it is too hot and humid, you can take public transport from right outside the hotel to Orchard Road. The Bras Basah Bencoolen MRT station is just outside the hotel. The MRT Station means that it’s easy to get around and visit the exclusive Marina Bay Sands hotel and the other iconic landmarks of Singapore.
Each floor in the hotel has a different arty style, so not all rooms are the same even though they are a similar size. The room decor is largely mushroom and cream, but the hotel has added some brightly colored furnishings, which is “juj” the look. Bathrooms have also been refurbished and look classy.
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