6 best boutique hotels for a Singapore staycation

Updated on September 20 2016

If you’re strapped for time and unable to take a holiday during this busy period, why not spend the weekend at one of these lovely boutique hotels in Singapore?

Known for their quirky rooms and quaint furnishings, these hotels are bound to make you feel like you’ve been transported to an entirely different country, even when you’re actually here. Remember to bring along your DBS Black Card when you make bookings though, as you stand to enjoy deals that will make your staycation sweeter.

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Hôtel Vagabond

Booking a stay in Hôtel Vagabond feels a lot like spending the night in an art gallery. The 41-room hotel’s seductive red-and-gold reception area features stunning art pieces that double as furniture, segueing into themed rooms designed by famed designer, Jacques Garcia. If the brass rhinoceros reception desk and giant art canvases in your room aren’t Instagram-worthy, we don’t know what is.

Hôtel Vagabond’s extremely convenient location on Syed Alwi Road is just a dash from the Central Business District, giving patrons the option of exploring both the indie and contemporary aspects of Singapore. For those who fancy a stay-in, head down to the Vagabond Salon, a cocktail bar and restaurant where guests can enjoy charming, Old World bar service while enjoying their live music programme, launching mid-to-end October 2016.

Hôtel Vagabond, 39 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207630, + 65 6291 6677. www.hotelvagabondsingapore.com.


The Scarlet Hotel 

With interiors that ooze with rich lushness and timeless grandeur, The Scarlet Hotel is one of the swankiest hotels in Singapore. Situated in yet another heritage area, the hotel is housed in a refurbished art deco building, featuring rooms with rich colours and the plushest of pillows and beds.

With a rooftop bar aptly titled Breeze, that overlooks the city skyline, we can’t think of a better way to spend your staycation than with chilling at the bar with a cocktail in the evening.

DBS Black Card member perks: Enjoy 20 percent off the best available rates when you book a suite at The Scarlet Hotel from now till 2 December 2014.  Black out dates apply.

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The Scarlet Hotel, 33 Erskine Rd, Singapore 069333, +65 6511 3333, www.thescarlethotel.com


New Majestic Hotel 

As Singapore’s first Design Hotel, the New Majestic Hotel features 30 rooms with a mix of quirky vintage and designer furniture.

Blending modernity with history and international design, the hotel features traditional touches against a modern concept.

From the open concept period-inspired lobby with restored vintage Compton fans to the dramatic pool with glass inserts floating above the restaurant, to the selection of period colonial furniture from Singapore in the 1920s- 1960s, New Majestic Hotel is a stunning and eclectic mix of heritage chic.

DBS Black Card member perks: Get a free bottle of Bel Star Prosecco when you book a stay at the hotel’s Attic suite from now till 9 December 2014 and quote ‘LSA DBS Black’ at the point of reservation. Blackout dates apply and reservations are to be made directly by phone or email only.

New Majestic Hotel, 31 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845, +65 6511 4700, www.newmajestichotel.com


Wanderlust Hotel

Located in the offbeat Little India district, the Wanderlust Hotel is quite an attraction with its charming decor.

Step inside and you’ll be wowed by the hotel’s whimsical themed loft rooms that include themes like space, typewriter (pictured above) and tree.

DBS Black Card member perks: Get a free bottle of Bel Star Prosecco when you book a stay at the hotel’s Whimsical Loft from now till 9 December 2014 and quote ‘LSA DBS Black’ at the point of reservation. Blackout dates apply and reservations are to be made directly by phone or email only.

Wanderlust Hotel, 2 Dickson Rd, Singapore 209494, +65 6396 3322, www.wanderlusthotel.com 


Naumi Hotel 

If you’re looking to indulge for the weekends, book a stay at the intimate yet luxe Naumi Hotel.

With designer furnishing, a seven -layered bedding covered in 400 thread-count Egyptian cotton, Apple TV and complimentary minibar in each room — that can keep you entertained for hours — you’ll be tempted to just spend the rest of your staycation in the room. Do check out their complimentary wines and beers in the lobby from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

What’s more, the hotel has a really gorgeous infinity pool – first in Singapore — that doubles up as a rooftop bar that you can unwind at.

DBS Black Card member perks: Get 20 percent off published rates when you book the Oasis or Designer-Inspired rooms at the hotel from now till 2 December 2014.

The package includes breakfast for two with free flow sparkling wine, S$50 credit for dinner at Rang Mahal and complimentary two-way limousine transfer.

Quote “DBS Black” and book through 6403 6003 or email reservations@naumihotels.com.

Naumi Hotel, 41 Seah St, Singapore 188396, +65 6403 6003, www.naumihotel.com


Oasia Hotel

Designed by renowned Japanese designer Takashi Sugimoto of Super Potato, Oasia Hotel is one the most stylish hotels we know of. The designer’s signature style is present in the wood, stone and bamboo features brought to life with a distinctly Japanese sense of minimalist aesthetic.

Located just slightly away from the Orchard Road area, the hotel is highly accessible. What’s more, this 428 room spot has a gorgeous pool area that overlooks the city.

DBS Black Card member perks: Black Card Members get 20 percent off the best available rates when they book a stay at the hotel’s Club Room from now till 31st December 2014. Black out dates apply. Guests will also enjoy buffet breakfast, complimentary in-room selection of Vitamin Water, exclusive access to The Living Room with evening cocktails and canapés.

Oasia Hotel, 8 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307470, +65 6664 0333, www.stayfareast.com

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