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Best Areas to Stay in Singapore!

Not sure where to stay in Singapore during your trip? Whether you’re looking for beautiful cityscapes, authentic local food, or the ultimate shopping experience, we’ve got you covered!

Read on to find out our top five locations to stay at in Singapore and what they are best for.

Best for: Convenience

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Pictured: National Museum of Singapore in Dhoby Ghaut’s vicinity

If you are looking to stay somewhere strategically located with easy access to public transport and attractions, Dhoby Ghaut will be suitable for you!

Why:

  • Dhoby Ghaut Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station is serviced by three different train lines – Visit Singapore’s major tourist attractions like Gardens by the Bay, the Merlion, and Universal Studios Singapore in under half an hour!
  • Plenty of museums, malls and eateries within walking distance – You’ll never run out of food to try and things to do!

What you can enjoy here:

  • Arts and heritage – Some of Singapore’s best museums, such as the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Art Museum, are within walking distance.
  • Nature – Explore the nine historic gardens at Fort Canning Park or enjoy the themed floral displays at the Istana Park.
  • Shopping – There’s a store for every need in this neighbourhood, be it essentials from the supermarket or two-dollar steals at Plaza Singapura’s Daiso.

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Pictured: Façade of Rendezvous Hotel Singapore

Our top accommodation picks:

  • Rendezvous Hotel Singapore – Located at the doorstep of two different MRT stations, you can quickly and easily travel around Singapore from this hotel! It is also just a short walk to various malls, eateries and attractions.
  • Village Hotel Albert Court – This hotel places you within easy reach of Singapore's heritage and culture. Cross the street to Little India where you can shop for spices and marvel at temples; or head in the other direction to Bugis Village for some shopping in a bazaar-style market.
  • Regency House – Offering convenience, privacy, and plenty of space, this serviced apartment is ideal if you’re planning to stay for more than six nights in Singapore. Tucked away behind Istana Park, it’s walking distance to both Dhoby Ghaut and Somerset MRT.

Best for: A different side of Singapore

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Pictured: Colourful heritage shophouses

If this isn’t your first time visiting Singapore, try going off the beaten track with a stay in the buzzing district of Katong, where tradition meets modernity. 

Why:

  • Historically rich neighbourhood – This area was once home to early Straits-Chinese settlers, also known as Peranakans. Their influence can still be seen today in the architecture of buildings in the vicinity.
  • Live like a local – This laidback neighbourhood is highly popular among locals on weekends with its wide variety of food from quaint cafes to sumptuous local dishes.

What you can enjoy here:

  • Immerse yourself in Peranakan culture – The Katong neighbourhood today is home to all things Peranakan, from the well-preserved architecture to authentic cuisines. Visit Rumah Bebe and learn how to wear a sarong kebaya, the traditional Peranakan dress.
  • Diverse range of cuisines – Perfect for the foodie traveller, the different culinary choices here are endless! You can find popular local delights like 328 Katong Laksa (rice noodles in a spicy coconut gravy) here along with international favourites like Italian restaurant, Al Forno.
  • Unique photo opportunities – The colourful heritage shophouses in this neighbourhood are a famous photo spot that will add a splash of colour to your Instagram feed!

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Pictured: Village Hotel Katong’s Deluxe Room

Our top accommodation picks:

  • Village Hotel Katong – As a nod to the history of Katong, rooms here are decorated with motifs inspired by the patterns found on Peranakan tiles. This hotel also conveniently places you within reach of malls like Parkway Parade, private museums like Katong Antique House and even walking distance to the beaches at East Coast Park.

Best for: Weekend getaways

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Pictured: View of the Central Business District

A little-known secret is that the Central Business District (CBD) is the perfect location for a peaceful weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city! 

Why:

  • Lower hotel rates on weekends – With most offices closed for the weekend, hotels catering to business travellers in the area are able to offer you off-peak rates.
  • Attractions within walking distance – Many of Singapore's most popular attractions such as Gardens by the Bay and Chinatown and located in or around the CBD area.

What you can enjoy here:

  • Bars and restaurants with aerial views – Some skyscrapers here are home to famous sky bars such as LeVeL33 at the Marina Bay Financial Centre, where you can enjoy food and drinks along with amazing views of the city skyline.
  • Authentic and affordable local cuisines – Head over to Maxwell Food Centre for the famous Tian Tian Chicken Rice or Lau Pa Sat for satay (meat grilled on a skewer and served with peanut sauce) and sambal stingray (barbequed stingray covered in spicy sauce).

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Pictured: Oasia Hotel Downtown’s Club Pool

Our top accommodation picks:

  • Oasia Hotel Downtown – This towering skyscraper at the doorstep of Tanjong Pagar MRT has green, open spaces throughout for lounging around and taking in the view from above.
  • AMOY – Built within a restored shophouse and fronted by what was once Singapore’s oldest Chinese temple, this boutique hotel defies the usual expectations for a conventional city hotel. Book a stay here for a unique experience within the CBD.

Best for: A resort island escape

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Pictured: Beach on Sentosa

If you’re looking for a tropical getaway, head to Sentosa to unwind and experience island life at its best.  

Why:

  • Wide variety of activities for everyone – Whether you’re a nature lover, an adrenaline junkie, or a beach bum, there’s something for everyone at Sentosa.
  • Chance to escape the city – Located off Singapore’s main coast, this island allows you to momentarily take a break from the busy city life.

What you can enjoy here:

  • Sun, sand, and sea – Take a dip in the ocean, bask in the sunshine, or play volleyball at Palawan Beach or Siloso Beach.
  • Adrenaline-pumping activities – Live out your fantasy of flying at iFly Singapore or even bungee jump off a 47-metre tower with AJ Hackett!
  • Family-friendly fun – Keep the kids occupied with activities at Universal Studios Singapore, Adventure Cove Waterpark, and S.E.A Aquarium.

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Pictured: The Barracks Hotel Sentosa’s Pool

Our top accommodation picks:

  • The Barracks Hotel Sentosa – Kick back and relax at this luxurious heritage hideaway with its nostalgic accents and leather furnishing. Fully enjoy this serene island setting by lounging on the patio, taking a dip in the lap pool or savouring afternoon tea in the exclusive lounge.
  • Village Hotel Sentosa – Designed with kids and parents in mind, this hotel offers four uniquely themed pool experiences and family-friendly activities like Movie Night!

Best for: Shopping and sightseeing

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Pictured: ION Mall in Orchard Road

Orchard Road is home to world-class malls and Michelin-starred restaurants. If you are planning to go shopping, this is the best place to be! 

Why:

  • Variety of shopping – From local boutiques to high-end luxury chains, this district offers the ultimate shopping experience for every budget.
  • Rain or shine activity – Most of the malls are connected underground via an underpass so in the event of bad weather you can spend an entire day here just exploring different malls!

What you can enjoy here:

  • Photo opportunities – Visit ION Sky for a birds-eye view of the cityscape. When night falls the glittering facade of ION mall also makes for an Instagram-worthy backdrop.
  • Vibrant street life – Besides the permanent sculptures and art installations, buskers, and pop-up stores line the main street to entertain the weekend crowd.
  • Entertainment galore – If you ever get bored of shopping, there are many other activities to enjoy as well such as an indoor trampoline park, a climbing wall, cinemas and more.

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Pictured: Quincy Hotel’s Studio Room

Our top accommodation picks:

  • Quincy Hotel – This stylish boutique hotel is situated in a quiet enclave behind the main street for you to retreat to after a long day of shopping.
  • Orchard Rendezvous Hotel – Not only are you walking distance to the best malls in Orchard, nature is also at your doorstep with the Singapore Botanic Gardens just 5-minute drive away.
  • Orchard Parksuites – For longer stays with your family or friends, consider this upscale serviced apartment located just a 2-minute walk from Orchard MRT.

Now that you know which areas in Singapore are best for your needs, see all available deals here and book your next stay!  

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