Singapore is full of options for travellers who want the added space and convenience of an apartment over a hotel – especially for longer trips. From family-friendly residences and luxe escapes for couples to studios designed with the business traveller in mind, this is our pick of the best holiday apartments in the Garden City.
Sitting in 6ha (15 acres) of tropical gardens just minutes from Orchard Road, the five-star Shangri-La has long been a favourite of travellers to Singapore. Alongside the hotel, there are 157 Shangri-La apartments and 55 residences, which offer spacious one- to three-bedroom accommodation for longer stays. The apartments on the fourth floor each have a private rooftop terrace with a hot tub and barbecue facilities, and all guests have access to the hotel’s impressive facilities, which include a 24-hour health club and 10 restaurants.
These spacious yet affordable serviced apartments are conveniently located near Singapore’s CBD and are set up to meet the needs of business travellers – think free wifi, a 24/7 gym with a swimming pool and a rooftop garden for relaxing. Guests can choose from three different apartment types – studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom—all of which have housekeeping services included. The two-bedroom apartment is an expansive 750m2 and is suitable for people travelling with children or pets. Thanks to a simple palette of natural timber and clean white walls, each apartment offers a tranquil escape from the busy city.
Looking for an apartment that will live up to Singapore’s nickname of the Garden City? Look no further than Treetops Executive Residences. These luxurious serviced apartments are set within a lush green landscape made up of over 200 exotic plant species – and each room boasts a high-efficiency air filtration system that will make you feel as if you’re far from the city. There are one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments, but the pick of them all is the Penthouse. The large three-bedroom apartment, split over two levels, is ideal for large families or those wanting to entertain.
This boutique collection of apartments in Chinatown sits in a heritage former shophouse, giving you an authentic slice of Singaporean life. The compact rooms – which range from studios to lofts with sofa beds – have fun city murals drawn on the walls, injecting them with plenty of personality. There’s also a convenient laundry facility in each kitchen. Heritage Collection offers all-inclusive flexible lease terms, meaning they work just as well for a short family holiday as they do for business travellers looking for longer term accommodation.
Sentosa, an island resort off the south coast of Singapore, is known as the World of Fun, thanks to its themed attractions, beaches and rainforests. It’s the ideal destination for either a family trip or an action-packed couples getaway. These luxury beach villas are at the western tip of Resort World Sentosa, which is known for its two casinos, a Universal Studios theme park, Adventure Cove Water Park and SEA Aquarium. Choose from one-, two- or three-bedroom villas with private pools, or indulge in the Palace, an expansive four-bedroom residence with private timber sundecks and its own private lap pool.
If you’ve got business at One North Business Park, Singapore’s research and development hub, which is home to more than 400 companies, Citadines Fusionopolis Singapore is super-convenient. These serviced apartments are part of a 30ha (74-acre) mixed-use development with restaurants, bars, shops, supermarkets and a medical centre. There’s even a Mass Rapid Transit station inside the building, so you can reach the CBD in just 30 minutes. The spacious one-bedroom loft apartments have separate living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchens and a sleek design with splashes of bright colour.
These serviced apartments have all the comforts of home presented in stylish one- or two-bedroom suites. Each unit has a refreshing rain shower complemented by Molton Brown bath products, a generous living area, kitchen and a Bose home entertainment system. The two-bedroom penthouse is spread out over two levels and boasts views over the city skyline as well as a private balcony. Looking for somewhere to eat? Book a table at the Bedrock Bar and Grill, which serves up dishes such as ribeye cap steak, dry-aged prime ribeye and tomahawk steak, with sides such as mac n’ cheese, and truffle mashed potatoes. Guests get a 20% discount by presenting their keycard.
Looking for a serviced holiday apartment in the heart of Singapore’s shopping and entertainment district? 8 on Claymore is just five minutes from Orchard MRT station and has 85 modern units with fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities and free wifi. The Resident’s Lounge serves a daily buffet breakfast prepared by the award-winning Carousel Restaurant, or guests can request a complimentary breakfast bento box be delivered to the room. After a day spent exploring the city and in meetings, unwind at the 24-hour gym or enjoy the resort-style pool and sun deck.