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Mondrian Singapore Duxton: Review

Our Mondrian Singapore Duxton review takes you inside one of Singapore’s most stylish hotels for an overnight stay.

You catch the playful vibe as soon as you enter the Mondrian Duxton – plush green velvet curtains, eclectic modern art and funky light installations all point to a fun and arty boutique experience.

This 302-room hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay – modern bedrooms, onsite restaurants and even a fabulous rooftop swimming pool.

I recently checked in for a night and give you my honest review below.

Reasons to love the Mondrian Singapore

  • It’s in a fantastic location, close to bars and restaurants and an easy walk into Chinatown.
  • There are two MRT stations close by.
  • You will love the rooftop swimming pool.
  • It has good onsite restaurants.
  • The vibe is fun and funky.

Hotel Location

The Mondrian Singapore Duxton is located in the trendy Duxton Hill enclave on the edge of Singapore’s Chinatown.

A popular area with the after-work crowd, you are surrounded by buzzing bars and restaurants here, including crowd favourites Kilo, Lucha Loco and L’Entrecote.

The hotel is just a few minutes walk to both Outram Park and Maxwell MRT stations, making exploring the city by public transport a breeze.

Keen to check out the local area? Take a look at our self-guided walking tours!

Rooms at the Mondrian Singapore

Rooms at the Mondrian are small but stylish. Floor-to-ceiling windows and strategically placed mirrors help bring light and life to a small space.

The 3-legged green velvet stool, hammered silver minibar and green-tinted mirror all help set this apart from any old standard hotel room.

In place of a desk, you get a small cloud-shaped table. It’s small but was large enough for me to tap away on my laptop. You may be pushed to have dinner for two here though.

The bathroom was teeny tiny but stylishly decked out. And I did love the rain shower.

My one niggle: the bed wasn’t as comfortable as you would hope. I could clearly feel the shape of the mattress underneath me – a mattress topper would go a long way towards a more comfortable night’s sleep.

A 55-inch TV, bluetooth speaker and Lavazza coffee machine provide all the mod-cons you need.

I loved that the minibar was fully stocked. For many of my recent hotel stays in Singapore, including the Sofitel Sentosa, the Village Hotel Sentosa, and the Pullman Hill Street, the minibar was empty.

I understand that this is supposed to allow you to fill it as you wish – but really, for convenience’s sake – sometimes you just want a fully stocked minibar. +1 to Mondrian!

Hotel Facilities

The highlight of this hotel for me was its rooftop pool, designed to recreate a 1970s Hollywood scene. With its poolside cabanas and tree-lined edging, it’s the perfect oasis to return to after a hot day’s sightseeing.

Swim to the infinity end of the pool, and from its 13th-floor position, you can soak in the views over the orange rooftops of the Chinatown shophouses.

Just be sure to book ahead to nab one of the poolside cabanas. You can also order a cocktail from poolside bar, Canyon Club, from 11am-11pm daily.

If the heat and humidity of Singapore aren’t enough for you to work up a sweat, there’s also a gym on the 4th floor with treadmills, bikes, weights etc.

Food & Drink

The bar and restaurant options are another highlight of this Singapore hotel. There are four distinct options at the Mondrian.

Bottega di Carna

The signature restaurant is Bottega di Carna, a modern Italian eatery inspired by 8th-generation butcher, Dario Cecchini, who has earned the moniker “World’s Best Butcher”.

You can expect world-class steaks (of course) alongside other crowd-pleasers such as pasta, gnocchi and risotto. Don’t miss out on charcuterie boards with a glass of wine here during Aperetivo hour from 5-7pm.

Breakfast is also served here. I must say, I was very impressed with the breakfast. The buffet was beautifully presented and bursting with delicious fruit, yoghurts, cold cuts, salads, pastries and an Asian noodle soup station.

Diners also get a choice of an a la carte option, including eggs, chilli crab omelette and noodles. What really stole my heart, though, was the included barista coffee.

Every other hotel I stayed at during this visit had self-service coffee machines and charged an extortionate additional amount for a barista coffee. (I’m looking at you Pullman Hill Street).

But here it was blissfully included, and was also one of the best coffees I had in Singapore. A big thumbs up from me.


The playful, tropical-themed Christina’s is at street level, adjacent to the hotel entrance. This cafe and wine bar serves up coffees and breakfasts in the morning and a substantial lunch menu later on.

Come the evening it morphs into a wine bar, becoming a place to meet with friends for cocktails and wine.

Canyon Club

Designed to bring 70s Hollywood glamour to Singapore, this rooftop poolside bar aims to provide a playful pool party atmosphere with stylish cocktails and Californian-influenced food.

Sip on a Wild Strawberry Daiquiri and order a Plateau De Fruits De Mer to share with your friends. There’s also a comprehensive bubbles menu – natch.

Jungle Ballroom

If you’re keen to keep the party going, then head downstairs to Jungle Ballroom. Open til 2am, it prides itself on its convivial party atmosphere and innovative cocktails.

Keen to check it out for yourself? Click here to check prices and availability.