If there’s one thing we love most about Singapore, it’s got to be her rich heritage.
Relive Singapore’s colourful history at these beautiful heritage hotels which retain elements of Singapore’s colonial past and celebrate our diverse cultural scene.
One of the newer kids around the heritage district that is Katong, this boutique hotel, which was formerly the Joo Chiat Police Station, features uniquely Singaporean touches in every corner, from the Peranakan tiles in the lobby to the murals by local artists across its 131 rooms. (Read more about why we love it here!)
Prices start from $194 per night.
86 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428788
NEXT: Hotel 1929 →
The boutique hotel in Chinatown comprises a cluster of shophouses built in 1929 (hence its name), and is decked out in vintage chic furnishings like mosaic-tiled floors and shuttered windows like on classic shophouse fronts. The best bit: each of its 32 rooms’ designs are different, so you won’t know what to expect till you step in, or request one to suit your fave aesthetic.
Prices start from $119 per night.
50 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089154
NEXT: Hotel Vagabond →
Located in the bustling cultural district of Little India, Hotel Vagabond is housed in a heritage 1950s Art Deco building and has beautiful statement interiors. Case in point: A larger-than-life brass rhino desk sits in the main lobby. Rooms are similarly plush, with rich floral-patterned cupboards and cushions as well as luxe Italian marble bathrooms.
Prices start from $295 per night.
39 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207630
NEXT: Amara Sanctuary Resort →
Away from the tourists and beach-goers in Sentosa, this spot of calm has retained aspects of Singapore’s colonial heritage architecture and melded it with more contemporary touches. Our vote for a staycation goes to the one-bedroom villa, which comes with a private pool, an outdoor bathtub, and comfortably spacious furnishings.
Prices start from $888 per night.
1 Larkhill Rd, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099394
NEXT: Hotel Fort Canning →
Built in 1926, this started out as a British Military Administration Office and later became the Fort Canning Country Club. Today, it’s a sprawling hotel with modern rooms, with lush dark wood flooring and marble baths.
Prices start from $275 per night.
11 Canning Walk, 178881
NEXT: Hotel Indigo Katong →
By Isabel Ong, Female, August 2016
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