The Best Luxury Hotels to Book in Singapore

Soak in the Singapore skyline from these hotels
Soak in the Singapore skyline from these hotels | Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Singapore / Expedia
Mandi Keighran

Planning a trip to Singapore and looking for a luxurious hotel that offers more than a place to rest your head? Culture Trip have done all the hard work for you by rounding up the best luxury hotels in the Garden City, from indulgent spa hotels for couples to architect-designed resorts set amid lush gardens on Sentosa Island.

1. The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

Hotel, Luxury

A stylish bedroom at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, with a bed, rug and city views
Courtesy of The Fullerton Bay Hotel / Expedia

This sleek hotel is set on Marina Bay, and has opulent interiors that pay tribute to a bygone era of luxury – think marble flooring, sumptuous lounges and enormous chandeliers. Each of the 100 rooms is exquisitely decorated and boasts views over Marina Bay and the city skyline. The most luxurious, however, is the Presidential Suite. This 201sqm (2,163sqft) suite has a spacious living and dining area, lounge and study alongside an elegant bedroom, and features rosewood wall panels and intricate textile art. Seeking a truly indulgent experience? Visit the Fullerton Spa for a signature deep muscle massage, a ritual that involves a massage using natural oils to stimulate the nervous system.

2. Capella Singapore

Resort, Hotel

Design-forward outdoor deck with jacuzzi, dark stone floors, foliage and sea views at Capella Singapore
Courtesy of Capella Singapore / Expedia
Sentosa is an island resort off Singapore’s South Coast, and offers visitors an escape from the city. Capella Singapore is a luxurious getaway designed by renowned architects Foster + Partners to complement the two restored late 19th-century Tanah Merah colonial bungalows at the heart of the resort. Get a taste of authentic Singapore with the Capella Staycation Experiences, which offer locals the opportunity to discover a different side of Singapore – think a Floral Styling Workshop or a cocktail course at Bob’s Bar. Or, simply relax at the Auriga Spa where couples can indulge in treatments such as a couple’s massage.

3. Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel

Stylish bar space with recessed gold ceiling, white columns and velvet armchairs at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa
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Set amid Sentosa’s lush rainforest, this five-star resort and spa combines the French refinement that the Sofitel brand is known for with the local touches that celebrate the surrounding landscape – from leaf motifs above the bed to orchid carpets on hardwood floors. The rooms, suites and villas all share the same attention to detail, but for the ultimate indulgence book one of the four Villa du Jardin, a private two-bedroom sanctuary with a personal pool and outdoor deck. Business travellers and corporate events are also catered for with a variety of meeting and conference rooms and spacious ballrooms. Planning a wedding? There’s a team on hand to help organise ceremonies for 20 to 100 guests.

4. Villa Samadhi Singapore

Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

The stylish bar at Villa Samadhi Singapore, with black car chairs, an illuminated bar and chandeliers
Courtesy of Villa Samadhi / Expedia

Looking for a luxury escape with a touch of rustic elegance? Villa Samadhi is a 20-room boutique hotel set in an elegant black and white colonial garrison built in 1920 and located in the 22ha (54-acre) Labrador Nature Reserve. Like the architecture, the rooms evoke a bygone era with traditional furnishings and charming design details, such as vintage luggage trunks. The Luxe Sarang is the most exclusive room, located in an adjacent villa and boasting a private pool and garden. While it might feel a world away from the bright lights of the city, it’s just 20 minutes to Singapore’s CBD and Marina Bay.

5. The Capitol Kempinski Singapore

Hotel, Luxury

A light bedroom at The Capitol Kempinski Singapore, with a cushioned bed, a balcony and mirror
Courtesy of The Capitol Kempinski Singapore / Expedia

This sprawling five-star hotel is spread across two meticulously restored buildings in Singapore’s Civic and Cultural District – the Neoclassical-style Capitol Building, which dates back to 1930, and the Venetian Renaissance-style Stamford House, which was built in 1904. Part of a lifestyle complex that includes the Capitol Theatre and a retail mall, guests will have almost any amenity at their fingertips. Fine dining, however, is the highlight. The hotel is home to 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, The Bar at 15 Ristorante and El Teatro Tapas. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is where to dine each day.

6. Oasia Residence


An outdoor pool at Oasia Residence with sun loungers in a sheltered seating area
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On the hunt for a luxurious home away from home in Singapore? These serviced apartments on the outskirts of Singapore’s vibrant Science and Technology District are ideal for business travellers and families looking for self-catering accommodation with all the amenities of a hotel. The complex boasts a mix of studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, all with fully equipped kitchens, dining areas and washers and dryers to make cooking and laundry a breeze on longer trips. There’s also a comfortable communal lounge, a 24-hour gym, tennis court, spa and a barbecue pit beside the pool for al fresco dining.

7. The Warehouse Hotel


Stylish River View Mezzanine room at The Warehouse Hotel in Singapore.
Courtesy of The Warehouse Hotel

This design-driven hotel in a restored heritage building on the banks of the Singapore River in Robertson Quay brings an edgy, industrial twist to the traditional setting. The hotel was built in 1895 and has been transformed into a 37-room boutique hotel with sleek, contemporary interiors – think designer furniture, handwoven rugs and statement lighting. The food and drink offering is just as curated and was crafted in partnership with pioneering chef Willin Low, founder of Wild Rocket. Po restaurant offers modern Singaporean dishes, while the Lobby Bar serves innovative cocktails. Go for one of the spice-driven signature tipples, which reflect Singapore’s roots as a centre of trade.

8. Mandarin Oriental Singapore


A stylish bar area with modern ceiling lights, a dark wooden floor, bar chairs and city views at Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Singapore / Expedia
Planning a city break in Singapore? This five-star hotel in Marina Bay is located in an iconic architect-designed building shaped like the brand’s fan logo – and it makes the perfect base from which to explore the city. The interiors are a celebration of understated luxury with views out over the water and the city skyline, and the rooms and suites are set up to meet the needs of business and leisure travellers alike. There are seven restaurants and bars on-site, but if you’re looking to indulge in a gastronomic experience, book a table at Cherry Garden, which offers a Cantonese-inspired menu in a setting designed to look like an oriental residence. Menu highlights include crispy wasabi-aioli prawns with fresh mango and tobiko.

9. The Barracks Hotel Sentosa

Hotel, Luxury

An outside view of the light and stylish The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, with plants and palm trees
Courtesy of The Barracks Hotel Sentosa / Expedia

Once a British artillery outpost that was home to soldiers, this building on Sentosa Island has been rostered to an atmospheric hotel. The richly textured interiors are a tapestry of dark timber, patinated brass and crafted leather furniture, while rooms are decorated in a palette of forest green and ochre. Get into the spirit of the old-world hotel with a Barracks heritage walking tour, which has been curated by award-winning heritage specialist, Jerome Lim, and allows guests to discover the history of the hotel precinct, or partake in a morning yoga session on the poolside deck.

10. The Outpost Hotel Sentosa

Hotel, Luxury

The rooftop pool deck at The Outpost Hotel Sentosa, elevated with lush landscaping and stylish sun loungers.
Courtesy of The Outpost Hotel Sentosa / Expedia

Planning an adventure holiday on Singapore’s Sentosa Island but want to add a slice of romance and luxury? Set on a hilltop overlooking the Singapore Strait, The Outpost Hotel is perfectly located to take advantage of Sentosa’s attractions, from adventure and water parks to the Skyline Luge. It also has plenty of fun activities on-site, including evening fireworks and movie screenings in the Adventure Pool. Make sure to pay a visit to the rooftop restaurant and day club, 1-V:U, which features a progressive Asian menu by chef Ace Tan alongside Asian-inspired cocktails. The contemporary black and white rooms are another highlight, with timber-panelled walls and sculptural statement lighting.

For more options, check out our guide to the best luxury resorts in Singapore, or for an even more relaxing stay, discover the top spa hotels in Singapore and book now on Culture Trip.

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