Smack bang in the middle of Kampong Glam, this boutique hotel oozes culture and style. The 64-room hotel has not only preserved the architectural features of a traditional shop-house front but is regarded as so iconic and beautiful, that it can even be seen on the 1996 Singapore postage stamp! After a day browsing through the boutique fashion shops of Haji Lane or relaxing over a coffee in the countless cafes in the area, spend an evening of revelry with live music at The SingJazz Club and drinks from Wonderbar on the hotel’s roof.
The Sultan, 101 Jalan Sultan, tel: 6723 7101, thesultan.com.sg
Wanderlust is the ultimate destination when it comes to the playful traveller. Located just a stone’s throw away from the colourful heritage neighbourhood of Little India, the former school building has enough character to be a destination in its own right. The intimate hotel has only 29 guest rooms, each featuring its own unique design, from Pantone colour palettes, Pop Art and nine Whimsical suites with themes like ‘Bling’, ‘Space’ ,‘Tree’ and ‘Typewriter’. Blending both pop and traditional cultures, guests will get the best of both worlds.
Wanderlust Hotel, 2 Dickson Road, tel: 6396 3322, wanderlusthotel.com
Dorsett Singapore Hotel
Don’t be fooled by the modern glass exterior of this luxury business and lifestyle hotel. Take a glance at your surroundings and you will find yourself in the heart of Chinatown, another of Singapore’s most historic precincts. Dorsett Singapore is perfect for travellers who enjoy stepping back into the luxuries and comforts of a sleek, modern hotel room after an active day exploring various temples, markets and museums. Every room boasts top-of-the-line amenities and there’s a state-of-the-art gym, outdoor jacuzzi and even a landscaped roof garden for a green touch.
Dorsett Singapore Hotel, 333 New Bridge Road, tel: 6678 8333, dorsetthotels.com/singapore
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