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13 Best Luxury Hotels in Singapore

We share our pick of the best luxury hotels in Singapore for anyone looking to splurge while on vacation. With impressive architecture, sensational views and indulgent amenities, your life of luxe awaits you here in Singapore.

Singapore city view with skyscrapers and blue sky.

Singapore is known to be one of the wealthiest cities in the world and as you would expect, it has a hotel scene to match.

Whether you’re looking for heritage charm, sensational views, or indulgent additions, Singapore’s luxurious hotel scene with its historic grandeur and architectural wonders, has it all.

Before we take a close look at these luxurious hotels, here’s our top picks:

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Our Top Three Picks: Singapore Luxury Hotels

#1 Top Pick

Raffles Hotel Singapore exterior.

Raffles Singapore

  • World famous heritage glamour
  • Impeccable service
  • Great location

#2 Top Pick

Fullerton Bay Hotel on waterfront.

Fullerton Bay Hotel

  • Opulent interior design
  • Incredible views
  • Amazing Location

#3 Top Pick

Swimming pool at Capella Singapore.

Capella Singapore

  • Relaxing tropical island location
  • Choice of rooms, suites, villas and manors
  • Beautiful outdoor swimming pool

Singapore’s Best Luxury Hotels in detail

Promising an exceptional experience, we’ve  put together a list of some of the best Singapore luxury hotels that are perfect for anyone looking to indulge in the finer things in life.   

Let’s take a close look at them all and see why you would want to choose these for your Singapore stay.

Raffles Singapore

After an extensive restoration, Raffles Hotel Singapore reopened to much fanfare in 2019. The hotel boasts a rich and interesting history. What began as a humble bungalow hotel with 10 rooms in 1887 has gone on to become one of the most famous hotels in the world.

This heritage gem is situated in the heart of the business and civic district and features classic colonial architecture that contrasts perfectly with the towering Singapore skyscrapers that surround it.

Raffles Hotel Singapore exterior.

The hotel consists only of 115 Suites – each different from the others. The State Room Suites are ideal for those looking to reside in one of the most historic sections of Raffles Singapore with convenient access to the boutiques in Raffles Arcade.

Otherwise, the Palm Court Suites are perfect for those looking to overlook the verdant Palm Court. Each suite also comes with your own personal butler who will be there to fulfill your every request no matter the time of day. 

Dining options are also aplenty at Raffles Singapore, whether it be the vibrant steakhouse or a timeless Raffles Afternoon Tea experience, where you can indulge in freshly baked scones to the sound of a live harpist.

While at Raffles Hotel, don’t miss a drink at the Long Bar – the home of the iconic Singapore Sling and the only bar in Singapore where guests are invited to brush their peanut shells off the table and onto the floor. We also love the courtyard bar for a cold gin and tonic in the balmy air.

Capella Singapore

Located in the heart of Sentosa is one of Singapore’s best hotels, Capella. Designed by acclaimed British architect, Norman Foster, Capella Singapore consists of 112 classically refined rooms, suites, villas and manors with views of lush gardens and the South China Sea.

Set in 30 acres of lusciously landscaped grounds, take your pick from spacious suites with large balconies, or villas with a private plunge pool and outdoor terrace. A highlight of this Sentosa resort is definitely its cascading swimming pool, immersed in fragrant frangipani trees.

Swimming pool at Capella Singapore.

While you’re transported to a tropical paradise, Capella Singapore’s Culturists will assist with arranging experiences from cooking masterclasses to cocktail making.

When it comes to dining at Capella Singapore, you can expect everything from traditional Italian dishes to oysters and champagne. Dim Sum at Cassia is an experience not to be missed, while Bob’s Bar is the perfect place to retreat and watch the sunset with a carefully-curated cocktail in hand.

The hotel’s spa offers a quiet haven to unwind, rejuvenate and rest after a long day of exploration. It has everything you could need from a relaxation lounge to a vitality pool, herbal steam room, and ice fountain. 

Want to bring your furkid along? No problem, Capella also offer an Ayurveda Pet Spa session with their Pet Spa-cation package.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Gazetted a national landmark in 2015, The Fullerton Hotel is one of the most striking buildings in Singapore. Built in 1928, this was once home to the city’s General Post Office and opened as a hotel in 2001.

As you approach the entrance of the hotel, you’ll be in awe of the building’s neoclassical architecture with soaring doric columns and a barrel-vaulted ceiling.

Fullerton Hotel Singapore - exterior with Cavenagh bridge and Singapore river.

With 400 rooms, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the sheer number of room category options. Among its options include the Fullerton and Palladian Suites which have incredible views of both Marina Bay and the Singapore River. 

If you’re looking for something with two levels, there’s The Loft Suite, double stories of extravagance with French doors leading to a balcony.

The hotel also has a plethora of dining options from dim sum lunches in Jade to fine dining at the Lighthouse and afternoon tea in the lobby. We also love long lazy breakfasts on the terrace overlooking the Singapore River and the fabulous Sunday champagne brunch in Town restaurant. 

Located in the heart of the CBD and close to the Marina Bay precinct, there’s also plenty to explore and discover around the area. Or choose to just relax in the hotel spa or at the outdoor swimming pool, which boasts magnificent views from its infinity edge. 

Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

While the Fullerton Hotel wows with its impressive heritage architecture, its sister property the Fullerton Bay Hotel will blow you away with its chic and sleek interior design.

The moment you walk through the doors to this beautiful 5-star hotel you are immersed in opulence, from the scent of lilies and gardenias to the sparkling mosaic floors and glittering oversized chandeliers. Pull out the designer glad rags; this is somewhere you’ll want to see and be seen.

Fullerton Bay Hotel exterior shot at sunset.

Beyond the contemporary design, this hotel boasts a prime location right on the waterfront at Marina Bay. You are within an easy walking distance of Marina Bay Sands and have direct access to a choice of restaurants at Customs House.

Rooms are suitably decadent and come with floor-to-ceiling windows to soak up those incredible views. Our pick is the Premier Bay View Room with its own private waterfront jacuzzi, or if the budget will stretch a little further, opt for one of the lavishly appointed Themed Suites.

Don’t miss drinks with a view at the poolside rooftop bar Lantern, the perfect spot to indulge in a cocktail while you take in the light show across the bay at Marina Bay Sands.

Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Situated in the heart of Marina Bay is the incredible Mandarin Oriental. This is the only hotel in Singapore that was awarded Five Star status for both accommodation and spa in the Forbes Travel Guide for ten consecutive years. 

Featuring 527 rooms and suites, the hotel also has a premium Oriental Club Lounge, five restaurants, and an indulgent spa.

Mandarin Oriental hotel Singapore swimming pool.

The Club Marina Bay Suite is a favourite, thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Marina Bay skyline and Oriental Club Lounge access. The Oriental Suite is also exceptional with its elegant bedroom, walk-in wardrobe, and balcony.

Dining options are aplenty at the Mandarin Oriental from a classic American steakhouse to curated cocktails and afternoon tea at MO BAR. Wellness is also of utmost importance here, so you can enjoy a relaxing massage or unwind in the sauna, steam room, or swimming pool. 

W Singapore Sentosa Cove

If you’re looking to escape the bustle of the city, look no further than the W Singapore Sentosa Cove, where you can experience luxury island resort living in true typical W style.

This hotel on Sentosa Island has 240 guest rooms with plenty of stunning facilities, from the WET Pool – one of Singapore’s largest free-form outdoor resort pools to the AWAY Spa, which comes with both a vitality pool and experiential showers.

Extreme Wow suite at W Hotel Singapore.

Design is also front and centre at the W Sentosa Cove so you’ll be able to take in the little modern and whimsical touches around your hotel room.

If you want to take things up a notch, there’s the WOW Suite that comes with a king bed, pool view, and most importantly, both a balcony and your own private pool. Or for the ultimate luxury, there’s the Extreme WOW Suite which is a spacious 195 square meters and has everything from a private plunge pool to an outdoor terrace. 

Hungry? Dining certainly won’t be a problem with three restaurants to choose from, including renowned steak restaurant, SKIRT, along with an outdoor bar. Don’t miss the fabulous Sunday brunch in the Kitchen table complete with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. 

If you prefer to venture outside the hotel, you have a choice of restaurants on the doorstep at Quayside Isle and the Sentosa beach clubs a few minutes drive away.

Marina Bay Sands

When it comes to luxury hotels in Singapore, it’s hard to not mention the world famous Marina Bay Sands.

This iconic hotel is an incredible architectural masterpiece made even more famous by its incredible rooftop infinity pool boasting panoramic views of the city. Experiencing this rooftop pool (and snapping a few shots for the ‘gram) is almost worth the price tag of the room alone.

As should be expected with a hotel of this size (it has a whopping 2,500+ rooms), it also comes with plenty of facilities, from a casino to restaurants (including three amazing rooftop restaurants), shops, and other attractions.

Room-wise, all of the rooms and suites at Marina Bay Sands come with well-appointed finishes and with either city or Gardens by the Bay views.

The Orchid Suite is great if you’re looking for more space and it also comes with a spacious spa-like marble bathroom. Otherwise, opt for the Sands Premier Suite which has a living room and floor-to-ceiling windows.

While you’re in close proximity to plenty of attractions, within the hotel you can unwind at the Banyan Tree Spa, or if you’re staying in a suite, there’s also an exclusive club lounge with complimentary snacks and drinks along with a bird’s-eye view of the light and water show, Spectra. 

The Capitol Kempinski

Blending heritage and modernity, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore has transformed not just one, but two, historic buildings.

Located in the Civic and Cultural District, the 155-room luxury hotel is housed in the 1930s neoclassical style Capitol Building and Venetian Renaissance-styled Stamford House, built in 1904.

Each of the rooms has a timeless heritage charm and incredible interior furnishings. The Stamford Suite for one comes with plenty of space, an open bathroom, and a deep-soaking bathtub. 

Capitol Kempinski hotel Stamford Suite.

For something extra special, opt for The Heritage Suite which has artworks that have been carefully selected to tell the story of Stamford House.

While you’re there, enjoy modern Asian cuisine at 15 Stamford, awaken your senses at The Spa, or simply enjoy a rejuvenating dip at the hotel’s pool facilities. 

St. Regis Singapore

Timeless elegance awaits at St. Regis in Singapore. The hotel is situated in the convenient shopping district of Orchard Road with 299 luxurious appointed rooms and suites. 

Every hotel room comes with something special, whether it be a crystal chandelier, lush designer fabric, or an original art piece (the hotel houses one of Asia’s finest private art collections, with over 70 artworks by celebrated artists from around the world).

St Regis Singapore hotel room.

Each of the Exquisite Rooms comes with a free-standing bathtub as well as 24-hour butler service. The suites on the other hand come with generous bathrooms and a separate living room area.

For dining, there are five distinct options for you to choose from at The St. Regis Singapore. Whether it be fine dining French cuisine or Cantonese-inspired recipes, there’s something that you’re sure to enjoy. 

Escape the heat with a dip at the Tropical Spa Pool, or pamper yourself at the hotel’s Remede Spa. 

Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

When it comes to location and views, it’s hard to find something as good as the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. With uninterrupted views of Marina Bay and an incredible glittering city skyline, it’s truly the epitome of luxury.

Ritz Carlton Singapore hotel suite with view.

The hotel features a 4,200-piece art collection along with a Club Lounge that has sweeping views of Singapore. Room-wise, take your pick from a Club Premier Suite with panoramic views or choose a Millenia Suite that comes with two bedrooms.

The hotel also houses the Michelin-starred Cantonese Summer Pavilion and international restaurant Colony as well as The Ritz Carlton Spa – one of Asia’s first La Mer hotel spas. With its impeccable service, it’s no wonder the Ritz-Carlton has won numerous awards over the years. 

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

It may not be one of the newest hotels in Singapore, but it’s certainly one of the best. The Shangri-La Singapore comes with a whopping 792 guest rooms over three distinct wings and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a serene space amongst the buzz of Singapore.

Each of the wings is distinctively different. While the Tower Wing, with its dedicated family floor and themed suites, is the section of choice for families, the Garden Wing is ideal for couples looking for their own private escape. 

Shangri-La Singapore swimming pool with garden wing in background.

Book into the luxurious Valley Wing and you can indulge in complementary afternoon tea, champagne and evening canapés in the lobby every day. 

Looking for more indulgence? The Premier Balcony Suite is a great choice as it has an outdoor hot whirlpool bath while The Singapore Suite comes with a marble-clad bathroom and 24-hour butler service. 

Although it feels like a little oasis, this luxury hotel is located in the heart of the city, just a short walk from Orchard Road and its many shopping malls. After a day of exploration, unwind at the hotel’s Spa, Chi, or take a dip in the outdoor pool to cool off, or book a table at one of the numerous onsite restaurants. 

If you’re travelling with kids, there’s a drop-off kids club plus outdoor playground and water play area, perfect for cooling off in the Singapore heat after a day of exploring.

The Clan Hotel

The Clan Hotel might be one of the newest hotels in Singapore, but it’s already made its mark – thanks to its personalised service, stunning rooms, and great location. All guests that check in at The Clan Hotel are treated to a welcome tea ceremony to induct them into the family.

The Premier and Grand Premier Room come with customised in-room refreshments and a handmade soap selection, along with a personal assistant – also known as The Clan Keeper. Your Clan Keeper is on hand to provide complementary pressing, shopping advice and a pampering turndown service.

If you’re looking to unwind, the hotel has a courtyard that’s a great spot to head to, otherwise, there’s also a pool on the 30th floor for you to soak in the views. 

Dining-wise, thanks to its proximity to both the Central Business District and Chinatown, there are plenty of options around the hotel. Otherwise, there’s also the in-house restaurant Qin which presents an array of re-imagined classics. 

The Warehouse Hotel

A mix of heritage and culture, The Warehouse Hotel is a smaller boutique hotel that only consists of 37 rooms. Even so, however, its been meticulously restored and comes with historically-detailed rooms.

As the name of the hotel suggests, the building was once a warehouse that was built in 1895 and has now been revitalised and reimagined into a boutique hotel. 

Warehouse Hotel Singapore.

For an experience unlike any other, The River View Mezzanine is absolutely gorgeous with its two floors in a black and white palette. Not only is it one of the largest rooms in Singapore, but you’re also treated to some incredible views.

Take a dip in the infinity pool before grabbing a cocktail at the Lobby Bar and ending off the evening at the hotel’s restaurant, Po. Being located in the leafy riverside neighbourhood of Robertson Quay, there are also plenty of restaurants to choose from in the vicinity. 

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