Hotels in Singapore

There is no lack of luxury, or “five-star” hotels on the island. Many of them belong to international chains – so you can expect appropriate standards, and prices to match. Some of the most expensive and elegant – Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt and Shangri-La – are located around Orchard Road.

Some of the city’s best hotels are located at the Marina district, near the eastern end of Orchard Road. Hotels in this area offer stunning views of the harbour and the sea. The Oriental and Ritz-Carlton Millenia are among the best here. Swissôtel the Stamford, the world’s tallest hotel,

has a stunning view, particularly from Equinox restaurant at the top. Luxury hotels offer air conditioned rooms, with comfortable bathrooms, cable television and a mini-bar. Other standard facilities are a swimming pool, health and business centres and a variety of coffee shops, restaurants and well-stocked bars.

Mid-Priced Hotels

Those who do not wish to pay for luxurious accommodation are turning to midpriced hotels which offer mostly the same kind of facilities but deliver them with fewer frills – the price (expect to pay S$100-S$200), as always, is a good reflection. Though often a little off the hub, mid-priced hotels are generally well located and serve the needs of most business and leisure travelers perfectly.

Budget Hotels

The island does not cater well to budget travelers, but east of the city centre, in Geylang, there are cheap hotels. Be aware – some are disreputable, and charge “by the hour”. Many places on Bencoolen Street offer a night’s stay for less than S$50. These are very basic and can be poorly kept. The Bugis area is becoming popular, with cheap and clean places to stay. Little India is popular with backpackers who enjoy immersing themselves in the sights and scents of the South Asian subcontinent.

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