Where to Stay in Singapore for First Timers

Where to Stay in Singapore and the Surrounding Areas

Singapore is an island city-state off of southern Malaysia, Singapore was foundered as a trading colony in 1819, since then it has become independent and has since become one of the world’s most prosperous countries! Singapore is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world for a lot of reasons including It’s perfect tropical climate, tasty food, sensational shopping and a vibrant night life make this garden city a great 1-2 day stopover or a great place to explore for a week.

We have put together some great places to stay around Singapore for first timers to help you stay in the perfect area for not only your budget but your travelling style!

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Best places to visit in Singapore

Quick note: Prices will obviously vary from high season to low season, in some cases by almost 50-75%%! High tourist season is usually year round however the slowest time of the year is usually July and August where hotel prices can drop slightly.

City Centre / Riverside

As the name suggests this is the city centre of Singapore which is located near to the Singapore River. It’s densely packed Central Business District and this is also where the bulk of Singapore’s nightspots are located.

Where to Stay in Singapore and the Surrounding Areas

Budget

Fragrance Hotel – Bugis

Oxford Hotel

Marrison Hotel

Mid Range

Ascott Raffles Place Singapore

Hotel Clover 5 HongKong Street

Hotel Clover The Arts

Jayleen 1918 Hotel

Luxury

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore

Fairmont Singapore

Swissotel The Stamford Singapore

Raffles Hotel Singapore

Little India

As the name suggests, Little India is an ethnic district in Singapore. It’s located east of the Singapore River just across from Chinatown.  Here you will see a beautiful area which shows the best of the Indian community, from vibrant culture to ethnic-inspired shopping.

Where to Stay in Singapore and the Surrounding Areas

Budget

Tai Hoe

Hotel 81 Dickson

Ambassador Hotel

Mid Range

Village Hotel Albert Court by Far East Hospitality

Wanderlust

PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road

Santa Grand Hotel Little India

Chinatown

Similar to Little India, Chinatown is a ethnic enclave located within the Outram district in the Central Area of Singapore. Featuring distinctly Chinese cultural elements, Chinatown has had a historically concentrated ethnic Chinese population.

Where to Stay in Singapore and the Surrounding Areas

Budget

Santa Grand Hotel Chinatown

Hotel 81 – Chinatown

Mid Range

Bliss Hotel Singapore

Santa Grand Hotel Lai Chun Yuen

The Inn at Temple Street

Furama City Centre

Luxury

PARKROYAL on Pickering

Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore

Sofitel So Singapore 

Marina Bay

Marina Bay is a bay located in the Central Area of Singapore, it’s home to the famous Marina Bay Sands hotel with the “boat shaped” rooftop pool and the luscious Gardens by the Bay, you can enter both without having to stay at the hotel however you can only go onto the observation deck of the MBS, you cannot enter the pool unless you are a guest of the hotel. Just across from the giant Marina Bay Sands is the famous Merlion, Singapore’s mythical symbol and most sought-after photo-op.

Where to Stay in Singapore and the Surrounding Areas

Budget

Hotel 81-Bugis

Beach Hotel

Marrison Hotel

Mid Range

The Residence At Singapore Recreation Club

Ascott Raffles Place Singapore

Peninsula Excelsior Hotel

AMOY by Far East Hospitality

Luxury

Marina Bay Sands (Singapore’s best pool!)

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore (our favourite!)

Pan Pacific Singapore

Orchard Road

Orchard Road, a 2.2 kilometre-long boulevard, it’s mainly a hub of high end luxury retail and entertainment. Often known as Orchard, the area is a major tourist attraction and great for window shopping for those who don’t want to spend $2,000 on a handbag from LV or Chanel.

Where to Stay in Singapore and the Surrounding Areas

Budget

Hotel 81 – Chinatown

Mid Range

Concorde Hotel Singapore

Hotel Chancellor at Orchard

Hotel Grand Central

Hotel Jen Orchard gateway Singapore

Luxury

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard Singapore

Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Grand Park Orchard

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Hilton Singapore

Sentosa

Sentosa is a popular premier island resort getaway in Singapore, visited by 20 million people a year.. Sentosa is perfect for a day trip or spend a few days enjoying the beautiful luxury hotels. The 500-hectare island resort is home to an exciting array of themed attractions, award-winning spa retreats, lush rainforests, 2 km golden sandy beach, world-renowned golf courses and a deep-water yachting marina.

Where to Stay in Singapore and the Surrounding Areas

Budget

Costa Sands Resort Sentosa

Mid Range    

Siloso Beach Resort Sentosa

Luxury

Capella Singapore

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

W Singapore Sentosa Cove

Resorts World Sentosa – Hard Rock Hotel Singapore




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