7 Dazzling And Underrated Boutique Hotels In Singapore

7 Dazzling And Underrated Boutique Hotels In Singapore

7 Dazzling And Underrated Boutique Hotels In Singapore

1. The Forest By Wangz

  • Exceptional 9.2 – Based on 13 reviews
    Rates start from S$212 a night.

    145A Moulmein Road Singapore 308108 | Nearest Station: Novena

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    First on our radar is The Forest By Wangz.  True to its name, this hotel features a facade inspired by the sculptural forms of the tropical rainforest. Camouflage flawlessly within the surrounding greenery, the façade of The Forest By Wangz is simple and industrialised yet on the closer look, you start to notice the little details that hint the hotel’s nature motif.

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    Inside the lobby area and guest rooms, the hotel boasts specially commissioned artworks from local artists which are aimed at bringing the forest theme to life. This space has a knack for making guests feel at home, especially so for guests staying for weeks or even months at a time.

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    Tucked away at Moulmein Road in a less urbanised residential area outside the city centre, the residence is muted from the crowd yet convenient. With only a short stroll to Velocity shopping centre at Novena Square and Novena MRT station and easy access to Orchard Road, The Forest By Wangz encompasses the best of both worlds.

    The Forest By Wangz is fitted with three types of serviced apartments – all of which include a fully-equipped kitchenette, complimentary Internet, local calls, breakfast and parking; available for both short- and long-term stays.

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    STUDIO.
    25sqm. 1 King Bed.
    Open-concept living space featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows with views of the city.
    Lush greenery, and designer furnishings. Come complete with a compact yet fully-equipped designer kitchenette.
    Striking artwork. Relaxing rain shower, Sealy Posturepedic king-size bed and luxurious branded bath amenities.
    SoundBar Home Theatre System and complimentary wireless and wired internet access throughout the property.


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    ONE BEDROOM EXECUTIVE WITH BALCONY.
    34sqm + 8sqm private balcony. 1 King Bed.
    Corner-unit apartments flooded with natural light all day and provide views of the Singapore skyline and the charming surrounding neighbourhood.

    Washer cum dryer, the luxury of a rain shower, Sealy Posturepedic king-size bed, luxurious branded bath amenities and a fully-equipped designer kitchenette.

    SoundBar Home Theatre System, 40-inch Full-HD LED television, complimentary wireless and wired internet access.


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    ONE BEDROOM PREMIER WITH BALCONY.
    43sqm + 8sqm private balcony. 1 King Bed.
    Located on the highest floor of the property. Free-standing bathtub.

    A glass-covered roof.
    Sweeping views of the Singapore skyline. Large floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
    Luxurious rain shower and branded bath amenities, Sealy Posturepedic king size bed and designer furnishings and equipment.


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    The lounge positioned at the rooftop is stunning and multi-functional. It boasts a panoramic view of the modest neighbourhood on either side of the building. A view that very much differ from a typical hotel which is situated in the city. Head to the rooftop for evening drinks while hotel guests emulate an authentic communal living by interacting with each other before heading out to dinner.

    Additionally, complimentary daily breakfast is served in the lounge. Offering international made-to-order dishes from the genial chef. THE FOREST’s lounge is a real highlight, an ambience that straddles on-trend and home-from-home

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    The Forest By Wangz
    – A boutique serviced apartment located in the heart of Singapore. Truly an oasis cocooned by the stillness of nature. The Forest By Wangz has maintained a highly coveted number one spot TripAdvisor shortly after opening more than three years ago. Impressive!

    While indulging in the usual daily hotel in-room services, the hotel provides a good balance between being comfortable and pampered; muted but unique in its own right. You feel like a regular even if it is a short sojourn: having meals with the same petite group at breakfast and being served by the same smiling staff.

    2. The Club Hotel

  • Excellent 9.0 – Based on 103 reviews
    Rates start from S$280 a night.

    28 Ann Siang Road Singapore 069708 | Nearest Station: Telok Ayer


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    Occupying a strip of modest-looking restored shophouses, The Club Hotel boasts 22-room exquisite boutique rooms at Ann Siang road, also known as Singapore’s most fashionable districts. The Club Hotel is gleefully lost within the trendy restaurants and teeming bars of Ann Siang Hill, an amalgamation of boutiques and art galleries, brightly coloured art-deco shophouses.


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    With the check-in counter located at Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s – one of 4 dining establishments at The Club, guests are were whisked away for a seat as well as a refreshing welcome drink while waiting for your check in to be completed.

    Everything at The Club has a colonial touch to it. From the carefully picked Penguin classics to the Bamford bathroom amenities and the stylish and posh design. With the contrasting red shophouse-like windows and oriental furnishings, you will realise just how perfectly balanced the East-meets-West theme is.

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    CLUB ROOM. 
    28sqm. 1 King Bed / 1 Twin Bed.
    Soothing earth tones, eclectic art accessories, and bespoke furniture are designed to inculcate the warmth and domestic elements.

      
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    CLUB SUITE. 
    41sqm. 1 King Bed.
    With a huge living and bathroom area. A balcony overlooking the Ann Siang Hill.


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    Progress upstairs to the rooftop Peruvian restaurant and cocktail bar, Tiger’s Milk. Overlooking the Ann Siang Hill district, the breezy and traditional pisco bar-inspired space offers an array of pisco-infused cocktails, ceviches, anticuchos and para picars. The creative mixture of flavours will sure to create quite the party in your mouths and wanting for more.

    If Tiger’s Milk isn’t your cup of tea, fret not as your choices are plenty with five restaurants and bars with The Club Hotel. At The Disgruntled Chef, look forward to an equally satisfying meal. From hawker fare at Maxwell Food Centre to the bountiful restaurants and bars at Club Street, you will definitely seek out one that tickles your fancy.

    SUMMARY


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    Interestingly housed in a 1900’s heritage building, The Club Hotel features newly defined space as well as five food and beverage options under one roof. Enjoy the luxury of convenient transport as the hotel is just a stone’s throw away from Chinatown and Singapore’s Central Business District. Chinatown is a superb choice for travellers who love city walks, convenient public transport and city trips. There is something about Singapore’s Chinatown district that makes it a perennial favourite.

    3. Hotel 1929

  • Very good 7.6 – Based on 785 reviews
    Rates start from S$119 a night.

    50 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089154 | Nearest Station: Outram Park

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    A vintage gem nestled along Keong Siak road where old world meets modern chic. The façade of Hotel 1929 stands out prominently with its historical ivory shutter windows which radiate an ambience of rational oriental charm. However, do not be fooled by its humble exterior. As you enter the hotel, you will be wowed by its intricate, multifunctional designs and along with posh bespoke furnishings.


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    Be magically transported into the 80s as you are greeted with a hotel lobby that is dotted with retro vintage furnishings, boasting a plethora of striking colours and exuding a sense of nostalgia.

    This boutique hotel composed of the combination of five shophouses where no two rooms are identical – furnishings and beds right down to the minute details of the clear glass bathrooms being noticeably unique.


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    The only two specially-constructed suites are outfitted with stunning outdoor baths set in tropical roof gardens, overlooking the dazzling lights and busy streets of charming Chinatown. Hotel 1929 is truly a good escapade for the travellers who want to immerse themselves in the culturally rich and exquisite environment.

    ROOMS

    Complimentary WiFi. Air Conditioning. Shower.


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    SUPERIOR SINGLE.
    10sqm. 1 Single Bed.
    Designed for the solo traveller. Complimentary WiFi. Air Conditioning. Shower.
    Some rooms come with private balconies.


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    SUPERIOR DOUBLE ROOMS.
    14sqm. 1 Queen Bed.
    Stylish furniture from the owner’s private collection.
    Some rooms come with private balconies. Overlooking Keong Saik Road.
    Complimentary WiFi. Air Conditioning. Shower.


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    DELUXE ROOMS.
    18sqm. 1 Queen Bed.
    For the space conscious. Rooms may face the vibrant Keong Saik Road or locate on the attic floor with skylight windows.


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    JUNIOR SUITE.
    20 sqm. 1 Queen Bed/ 2 Twin Beds.
    An indoor vintage cast-iron tub.


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    TERRACE SUITES.
    30sqm. 1 Queen Bed.
    Private rooftop verandas with outdoor bathtubs. overlook Keong Saik Road.


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    Head to Ember Restaurant located at the Patio for a simple complimentary breakfast.  The basic but sufficient fruit-and-croissant type buffet offers the iconic kaya coconut jam, injecting a sense of familiarity to the hearts of locals and adventuring taste buds for the foreign travellers.

    SUMMARY

    Littered with everything unconventional, accompanied with a roof terrace that overlooks a heritage street that is full of character – Hotel 1929 oozes personality. Entwining modernity and chic with culture and heritage, this contemporary hotel offers a kaleidoscopic range themes which you can’t deny.

    4. AMOY Hotel Singapore

  • Excellent 8.6 – Based on 167 reviews
    Rates start from S$200 a night.

    76 Telok Ayer St Singapore 048464 | Nearest Station: Raffles Place

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    This is no museum – AMOY is a heritage site + boutique hotel outfitted 37 oriental-influenced rooms. Named after and inspired by the Zhengzhou people who came from China to settle in Singapore, this boutique hotel serves as an accolade and reminder of the area’s robust trading past. Catering designs for the choice of sojourn for the modern business traveller, AMOY provides a juxtaposing experience which is unconventional yet refreshing.

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    As you venture along AMOY’s walkways, soak in the history-rich interior interspersed red and golden hues which ooze old-world charm meets modern chic.  The hotel carried a distinct heritage vibe while being timeless at the same time.

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    The boutique hotel prides itself on exceptional personalised service – knowing every guest by their first name and ensuring extra effort to meeting their needs. Rest assured as you need not travel far just to satisfy a meal. With an abundance of options of restaurants and bars within proximity of AMOY, you can easily enjoy palatable delights around the area.

    ROOMS

    Modern living space with Chinese heritage accents. Complimentary mini-bar. Coffee machine in the room.

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    COSY SINGLE.
    18sqm. 1 Single Bed.
    Modern Opium bed.


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    DOUBLE DELUXE.
    20-24sqm. 1 Queen Bed.

    SUMMARY

    Geared towards the millennial globe-trotter who is out and about and wanting that local experience,  AMOY is strategically located such that Chinatown is just a 5 minutes stroll away from Chinatown. Consequently, the boutique hotel doesn’t offer much in-house entertainment amenities as you can be easily entertained by the surrounding shops and pubs. The highlight here has to be the intricate and elaborated design of the hotel as well as the personalised service offered.

    5. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

  • Excellent 8.7 – Based on 66 reviews
    Rates start from S$315 a night.

    30 Beach Road Singapore 189763 | Nearest Station: Esplanade


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    JW Marriott Hotel is the pioneering Hotel of Design in Southeast Asia that is drafted and designed by the renowned French designer, Philippe Starck, who is famous for his work on iconic Miami hotels Delano & SLS South Beach. Pamper yourself in the glitz and glamour expected from a Hotel of Design with exquisite details in all aspects including opulent art installations by artists from around the world. This boutique hotel is an epitome of classic grandeur dashed with a hint of the contemporary feel.

    Featuring a mix of luxury coupled with quirky boutique hotel charm, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach advanced from the traditional reception where guests are empowered to check in themselves at the freestanding desks — each one itself a work of art and overhung by a unique chandelier.

    The boutique hotel boasts 2 sky gardens, 2 swimming pools and a fitness centre for all in-house guests. WiFi and wired internet access are available at a surcharge.

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    DELUXE ROOM.
    35sqm. 1 King Bed/ 2 Twin Beds. Connecting rooms are available (for some rooms). Windows, floor to ceiling.


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    PREMIER ROOM.
    40sqm. 1 King Bed/ 2 Twin Beds.
    Connecting rooms are not available. Windows, floor to ceiling.

    CLUB DELUXE ROOM. 37sqm. 1 King Bed/ 2 Twin Beds.
    Executive lounge access. Private access floor. Complimentary food.
    Connecting rooms are not available. Windows, floor to ceiling.

    CLUB PREMIER ROOM. 42sqm. 1 King Bed/ 2 Twin Beds.
    Executive lounge access. Private access floor. Complimentary food Connecting rooms are not available.
    Living/sitting area. The living room is separated. Windows, floor to ceiling.


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    DELUXE SUITE.
    74sqm. 1 King Bed.
    Executive lounge access. 1 Bedroom Suite. Connecting rooms are not available.
    The living room is separated. Windows, floor to ceiling. Evening turndown service.


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    PREMIER SUITE.
    100sqm. 1 King Bed.
    Executive lounge access. 1 Bedroom Suite. Connecting rooms are not available.
    The living room is separated. Windows, floor to ceiling. Evening turndown service.


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    With no shortage of hotel amenities, you can always find things to do. JW Marriott Hotel houses a state-of-the-art gym and an infinity pool which offers a sweeping panoramic view overlooking the city.

    SUMMARY

  • Starring a mix of modern and contemporary design, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach is your best choice for a rejuvenating respite in downtown Singapore. The hotel also boasts 2 sky gardens, 2 swimming pools and a fitness centre for all in-house guests. A point to note. though, WiFi and wired internet access are only available at a surcharge.

    6. Hotel Yan

  • Very good 7.9 – Based on 282 reviews
    Rates start from S$101 a night.

    162 Tyrwhitt Road Singapore 207581 | Nearest Station: Farrer Park


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    Hotel Yan
    , Singapore’s leading industrial-chic boutique hotel, lies between two iconic ethnic enclaves of Kampong Glam and Little India. Located in the quiet and trendy Tyrwhitt Road, this boutique hotel boasts rustic iron and wood which is influenced by the area’s history being a warehouse and industrial district, remnants of which can still be seen today.


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    Stepping into the hotel, you are greeted with grey, unfinished walls and reception counters contrasted against wood and glass. The high ceilings, washed concrete walls and exposed steel pipes integrate into the industrial-chic motif flawlessly, exuding a homely ambience in the space and kick starting the rustic elegance to your luxurious getaway.

    Beckons with a whimsical mix of aged architecture and chic interior, the deluxe room is decked in an array of amenities, even including a complimentary mini bar filled with snacks. The room offers simplicity and added comfort of privacy.

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    SINGLE LOFT.
    8sqm. 1 Single Bed.


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    PREMIUM SINGLE WITH DOUBLE BED.
    10sqm. 1 Double Bed. Natural, simple and uncluttered.


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    SUPERIOR DOUBLE WITH BALCONY VIEW.
    12-15sqm. 1 Double Bed.

    SUPERIOR TWIN WITH BALCONY VIEW.12-15sqm. 2 Twin Beds.


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    DELUXE DOUBLE WITH BALCONY VIEW.
     18sqm. 1 Double Bed. Comes with Balcony View. Added room facilities.


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    DELUXE TWIN/KING.
    17sqm. 1 King Bed/ 2 Super Single Beds. Added room facilities. Courtyard View.


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    LUXURY SUITE.
    28sqm. 1 King Bed. Added features of a bathtub.

    SUMMARY

    Shunning the norms and restrictions of the usual city hotels, Hotel Yan riddles with everything that’s rather unconventional and encapsulate a unique personality and with an excellent service team. The hotel’s simplistic form and minimalist appeal certainly assure its guests a rejuvenating and calming environment for an undisturbed stay.

    7. The Pod

  • Excellent 8.3 – Based on 1617 reviews
    Rates start from S$39 a night.

    289 Beach Rd Singapore 199552 | Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway

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    The Pod
    — A cosmopolitan and minimalistic hotel with simple design yet boasts an abundance of small comforts.

    Located at Beach Road in Kampong Glam, the ethnic-Malay and Muslim Quarter, the hotel offers the modern traveller a respite, and will especially appeal to those who truly wish to experience and appreciate the city they’re in. In the heart of many iconic heritage tourist attractions, MRT stations and with a bus stop outside the front door, as well as plenty of food choices throughout the day and night, The Pod truly encompasses all aspect of a typical hotel and more.


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    The Pod is fitted with 83 modules overflowing with a sleek and modern living motif. Guests are able to enjoy the best of both worlds as the sojourn will be accompanied with premium amenities, superb customer services, synonymous with a boutique hotel’s environment; along with the emulation of authentic communal living and affordability a hostel.

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    POD SINGLE SUITE.
    30sqm. 1 Single Bed.
    2 Pillows. Enhance privacy with key card access to the suite. Convenient amenities. Private work area.


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    POD DOUBLE SUITE.
    30sqm. 1 Double Bed.
    4 Pillows. Enhance privacy with key card access to the suite. Convenient amenities. Private work area.


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    POD SINGLE BED IN FRONT OF THE ENTRANCE.
    28sqm. 1 Bunk Bed.
    2 pillows and a personal locker underneath with key card access. Locker Dimensions: H : 0.39m; W : 0.93m; L : 0.91m.

    Each capsule comes equipped with: Personal reading light. Fold-down table for laptop use or writing.
    Luxurious 300 cotton thread count sateen cotton sheets. Fluffy duvet. Hangers and clothes rack. Personal power socket


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    POD FOR ALL GIRLS AND BOYS.
    30sqm. 1 Single Bed.
    2 pillows and a personal locker underneath with key card access. Locker Dimensions: H: 0.39m; W: 0.93m; L: 0.91m


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    POD DOUBLE BED.
    30sqm. 1 Large Double Bed.
    4 pillows and 2 personal lockers underneath with key card access. Locker Dimensions H: 0.39m; W: 0.73m; L: 1.1m


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    Regardless of the types pods that guests are staying in, all bathrooms are co-ed. However, fret not as the shared bathrooms at The Pod is nothing like what you expect of a typical communal bathing cubicles. Equipped with two toilet cubicles and three shower rooms, the bathrooms are surprisingly clean, new, fresh and spacious. The shower rooms are outfitted with everything that you would expect of a hotel bathroom. There are also towel racks to hang your personal belongings as well as the provision of shampoo and body wash.


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    Additional amenities includes a daily buffet breakfast and free WiFi for guests. Other complimentary services such as free laundry will definitely make your life easier in the heart of Singapore.

    SUMMARY

    The Pod do not treat you like a hostel guest, the clincher is how personal the whole stay is — from the moment you checked in, to the many interactions with The Pod’s hotel staff and other guests. It is truly a hotel experience for guests who are looking for a bit of luxury on a budget yet hoping for opportunities to mingle with like-minded individuals.
    Each pod guest is thoughtfully given a towel and a bottle of water each morning. There is also a Nespresso coffee machine in the kitchenette which is adjacent to the reception which you can access throughout the day, niftily incorporating all you need.

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