Top 20 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Singapore 2023

An island city-state located just off southern Malaysia this small country has transformed from a colonial outpost to an exotic and much sought-after travel destination.

One of the most famously clean and pristine countries in South East Asia, today it achieves a chipper balance between shiny modern consumerism and traditional Asian values and street life.

It also has a wonderful creative side. A thriving art scene as well as an increasing popular hipster scene has injected colour, vibrancy and uniqueness into the orderly island state.

Thinking of visiting and want to stay somewhere to make your trip extra memorable? Here are our coolest and most unique hotels in Singapore (in no particular order)

1. Naumi Hotel – a striking, fun and unique art hotel perfect for partying Millennials and Gen Zs

A beautiful and unique art hotel in Singapore

AN insider view oa bedroom In Naumi Hotel in Singapur

A beautiful and unique art hotel in Singapore

This unique ten-storey hotel on Seah Street has been an iconic feature of the Singapore skyline for over a decade.

With lean lines, neutral tones and unusual furnishings, the 5-star exceptionally rated Naumi Hotel offers hip and funky contemporary Singapore accommodation combined with first-class service.

Rooms are all uniquely themed and inspired by such icons as Coco Chanel and Andy Warhol and come with Nespresso machines, yoga mats and smart TVs upgrades feature soaking tubs and/or private decks and in-room aromatherapy.

The cool Singapore hotel with a striking annexe (only a 4-minute walk to the station) is also home to an international art collection, a fine-dining Indian restaurant, a spectacular infinity pool, a fitness centre and a stunning rooftop bar with views out across the city.

2. JW Marriott Hotel South Beach – a very Instagrammable Phillipe Starck designed hotel with Instaworthy views and decor

Instagrammable design hotel in Singapore

A modern hotel in SIngapore

Tucked away in a huge retail, office, hotel and residential complex, the 5-star exceptionally rated JW Marriott Hotel South Beach is set within an architect-designed pair of shimmering glass and steel towers, with interiors designed by the world-famous Philippe Starck.

The centrepiece lobby, with a painted concrete floor and towering ceiling festooned with light fixtures and a wall-to-ceiling video installation is breathtaking, while the plush and uber-trendy bedrooms offer white leather headboards and plenty of mirror and chrome and free-standing baths.

Opt for an upgrade and expect butler service, terraces, and/or access to a lounge with free snacks and drinks expect.

Located opposite the iconic Raffles building and just a 3-minute walk to the station, the very cool Singapore hotel also offers three contemporary bars, two swish Japanese restaurants, a modern gym, an upscale spa and a stunning infinity pool offering panoramic views across the city.

A swish Singapore hotel that has to be seen to be believed!

3. PARKROYAL COLLECTION ParkRoyal Collection Pickering – a sleek, unique and contemporary upscale design hotel with wow-inducing design features

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Boutique hotels in Singapore

Tucked away in an eco-friendly garden, the 5-star exceptionally rated PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering hotel is a sublime place to stay in Singapore. Conveniently located at the crossroads of vibrant Chinatown and CBD, this award-winning hotel is truly inspired by nature.

The elegantly furnished light and airy rooms with a private bath, dedicated work desk, minibar, deluxe amenities and sweeping views from balconies make up for a warm sanctuary for your staycation.

Enjoy the Asian specialities at LIME, pamper yourself with the holistic body treatments or enjoy a soothing dip in the infinity pool, the stellar hospitality makes for a worthwhile experience.

4. Andaz Singapore – a trendy and hip award-winning upscale hotel offering stunning city views

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Hip hotel in Singapore

Andaz hotels can always be relied on for unique upscale design and impeccable customer service and the 5-star exceptionally rated Andaz Singapore is no exception.

A concept by Hyatt, the location of this chic and hip Singapore hotel is equally fabulous too nestled between the hip and happening districts of Kampung Glam and Bugis and overlooking Marina Bay (and only a 3 walk to an MRT station).

Inside the beautiful high-rise building, you’ll find super upscale guest rooms featuring lush floor-to-ceiling windows which make the most of the fabulous city or bay views as well as lots of mod cons and design-conscious communal areas.

Also expect complimentary evening receptions and all-day snacks, multiple trendy restaurants and bars to choose from (including swish rooftop options), as well as a striking 25th-floor outdoor pool – a hotel to impress! 

5. YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road – an innovative and trendy hotel with a youthful vibe housed in a high-rise building that offers panoramic city views

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The trendy and futuristic YOTEL on Singapore’s famed Orchard Road is located right next to the shopping, restaurants and nightclubs and also the Orchard MRT Station which will take you anywhere in the city.

The rooms or cabins package luxury and comfort in a sleek format, with purple mood lighting, fully adjustable Smartbeds and stunning city views out the floor-to-ceiling windows. YOTEL is big on tech, and you can enjoy the tech wall with a large-screen TV and multiple power points and make friends with the super smart room service robots YOSHI and YOLANDA.

Guests can destress at the fitness center and swimming pool, and get a taste of Singapore cuisine at the Komyuniti bar and restaurant which serves up a diverse international menu from breakfast to late night.

6. W Sentosa Cove Hotel – a cool, funky and ultra-hip hotel perfect for partying influencers, Instagrammers and those who want to be seen

A design hotel in Singapore

A stylish hotel in Singapore

Hip place to stay in Singapore

With fabulous views out across the China Sea, the 5-star exceptionally rated W Sentosa Cove offers highly refined luxury accommodation with plenty of wow factor.

Situated in the upscale residential enclave of Sentosa Cove, Singapore’s main tourist attractions are easily reached using the efficient shuttle service to and from the island.

The trendsetting Singapore hotel is almost a destination in itself, and offers bold design and giant wall installations, while plush designer bedrooms feature leather headboards, metallic floral motifs and galvanised steel furniture and ornate furnishings as well as 40-inch TVs, Bose speakers and iPod docks.

Upgrades? Well as expected they’re truly spectacular with balconies or terraces and some have plunge pools, whirlpool tubs and day beds.

As well as a spa, a gym and several stores, visit the Woobar for coffee or cocktails, enjoy fine dining at the Quayside Isle restaurant or just lounge beside the swanky outdoor pool with underwater speakers.

7. Hotel Indigo – creative and art-adorned chic perfect for Instagrammers located in the first designated Heritage Town of Singapore

A creative design hotel in Singapore

A boutique hotel in Singapore

Gen Z hotel in Singapore

Paying tribute to the rich Chinese history of the Katong neighbourhood, the 4-star exceptionally rated Indigo Hotel offers stunning oriental design and luxurious accommodation.

Located on the vibrant and colourful eastern fringes of the city, the stylishly funky and quirky Singapore hotel is a 20-minute taxi journey to the city’s main attractions.

The beautiful bedrooms feature wall murals with local street scenes, batik-printed cushions and wall-to-ceiling windows, while the communal areas offer contemporary oriental charm and sumptuous surroundings.

The arty Singapore abode has one restaurant, Baba Chews, that serves up delicious Peranakan-inspired dishes, or guests can lounge around the fabulous rooftop infinity pool while soaking up those stunning views.

8. Hotel Soloha at Chinatown – a cool, vibrant and funky hotel located right in the heart of a very lively area in Singapore with easy access to local gems such as Chinatown

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Embrace the spirit of the urban jungle, Singapore style, at the gracious Hotel Soloha. The traditional shophouse building in the Chinatown enclave with the the five-foot walkway in front and a peaceful inner courtyard combines heritage with contemporary funky decor and ecofriendly sensibilities.

More welcoming than a standard check-in counter, the bar/ reception offers incoming guests free drinks, and it’s also a place to mix and mingle. Rainforest and ecological themes predominate in the room decor with artisan furnishings and a special spirt animal assigned to each floor.

The quirky rooms include choices like loft rooms with high ceilings, and outdoor suites which do have all indoor amenities plus outside space and an open air bathtub.

Step out of the hotel into all the excitement and bustle of little Chinatown on Keong Saik Road with its Instagrammable heritage shophouses, foodie destinations, famous Buddhist and Hindu temples and street art. The Outram Park MRT Station is nearby to take you to further adventures.

9. M Social Hotel – quirky designer dwellings with a functional chic design and fun communal areas

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A cool hotel in Singapore

A funky hotel in Singapore

Focusing firmly on its new millennial clientele, the 4-star exceptionally rated M Social offers interior design by Phillipe Starck and plenty of whimsical touches throughout.

The communal spaces at this chic and unique hotel feature hip and quirky design touches including lava lamps, giant statues and even a pool table, while the bedrooms are peaceful havens made of concrete walls, chrome fittings and designer decor with mod cons such as loaner smartphones, flat-screen TVs and rainfall showers, suites add lofts and living areas.

Upgraded quarters feature garden terraces. The Beast & Butterflies Bar and Restaurant offers East meets West cuisine and has an interesting drinks menu with a distinctly Asian flavour.

Guests can also enjoy the benefits of the on-site gym and a lush infinity pool and sundeck. Easily one of the coolest hotels in Singapore! 

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10. Park Royal on Pickering – a chic upscale garden and wellness hotel which features great health facilities and panoramic views

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A luxury hotel in a garden all of its own, this ultra-chic Singapore hotel boasts balconies covered in lush greenery as well as some of the finest views of the city. With a truly spectacular outdoor infinity pool, a spa, a gym, a restaurant, a whole floor dedicated to wellness and a members lounge, the 5-star exceptionally rated Park Royal on Pickering Hotel offers first-class accommodation throughout.

The stylish bedrooms are light and airy, and you will sleep well nestled behind the blackout blinds that keep the noise of the Central Business District location far away. 

The Lime restaurant serves modern Asian and international cuisine, while the rooftop member’s lounge offers afternoon tea and champagne breakfasts with panoramic views across the skyline. One of the most popular hotels in Singapore and with good reason!

11. Hotel G Singapore – a cool and contemporary and lifestyle hotel that blends the rhythms and dynamism of gorgeous Singapore 

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Bohemian and eclectic, Hotel G is a perfect representative of the cosmopolitan and forward-looking city-state, with an ideal location that puts you close to the shopping, financial center, art scene, dining, beaches and tourist attractions like Chinatown and Little India.

What sets apart this 4-star hotel is the 5-star service that has won it a 2022 TripAdvisor Readers’ Choice award, and the buzzy environment that’s great whether you’re looking to work or play. The rooms are clean and contemporary, with quirky decor like colorful mobiles, artwork and bulletin boards that add a personal touch.

There’s a small gym, and two onsite dining options, the French bistro-style Ginett restaurant and wine bar and the 25 Degrees burger bar with comfort food and drinks.

12. The Clan Hotel Singapore by Far East Hospitality – a sleek and sexy high-rise hotel with dark modern decor

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Contemporary hotels in Singapore

Attractively set in the Central Business District, just 2km from the Gardens by the Bay, the Clan Hotel offers a modern take on Asian hospitality. A tribute to Singapore’s heritage, the Clan Hotel blends the historic charm with sophisticated grandeur.

Uncover a unique experience in the polished rooms with minimalist décor, deluxe beddings, flat-screen TVs, minibar, coffee makers and upgraded rooms with soaking tubs and best city views.

Soak in the refreshing waters at the rooftop infinity pool with Jacuzzi, hit the gym, or relish the Chinese cuisines from the rooftop restaurant, you’ll have all the comforts to relax and unwind.

13. Oasia Hotel Downtown – a contemporary and design-conscious hotel located in a great downtown location

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Oasia Hotel Downtown hotel in Singapore

A trendy Singapore hotel

This architect designed hotel is a breath of fresh air in a city full of towering skyscrapers and uniform buildings. With a green garden theme, the 4-star exceptionally rated Oasia Hotel offers a real respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The swish bedrooms are sleek and well designed with a comfortable post-modern feel and floor-to-ceiling windows, while bathrooms at this chic and trendy Singapore accommodation offer freestanding bathtubs and sliding glass doors.

The modern hotel also offers two stunning rooftop pools as well as a sky terrace complete with its own lawn and a 24-hour gym. Guests can dine at The Marmalade Pantry with its modern bistro cuisine or choose from over 100 different types of gin at the very hip Cin Cin Bar.

14. Lloyd’s Inn – a chic boutique hotel offering minimalist, white-themed rooms and a zen-like chill

A trendy place to stay in Singapore

A modern hotel in Singapore

A sleek and minimalist hotel just 4 km from the Marina Bay Sands casino complex, and 7 km from Universal Studios Singapore theme park.

Industrial chic concrete walls, muted pallets and ornament-free design have transformed this chic and contemporary Singapore accommodation into a calm and peaceful retreat in the heart of the city.

Each room at the exceptionally rated Lloyd’s Inn is uniquely designed with beautiful minimalist decor and offers an opportunity for you to find your inner calm.

The swish upgrades add private patios and/or free-standing baths. Join your fellow guests at the outdoor pantry to help yourselves to breakfast or cool down in the gorgeous outdoor wading pool. Other hotel highlights include a rooftop terrace and a tranquil garden.

15. Raffles Hotel – a unique colonial style heritage hotel with famous world-class credentials

Raffles Hotel in Singapore

Colonial Hotel in Singapore

The much-loved 5star and exceptionally rated The Raffles Hotel is a stunning colonial masterpiece that was declared a national monument in 1987.

Situated on Beach Road, the unique Singapore hotel is located at the heart of the city and is close to the major shopping centres, restaurants and nightlife, and just a short 10-minute drive from the beach at Marina Bay Sands.

As opulent a hotel as you can find anywhere in the world, the interiors hark back to the hotel’s heyday in the 1930s and bedrooms offer high ceilings, whirling fans and charming, old-world furnishings.

Visitors can dine at the Michelin-starred sushi restaurant Kanesaka, enjoy world-class Chinese at the Royal China or enjoy a must-have Singapore Sling at the hotel’s famous Long Bar.

16. Wanderlust Hotel – a quirky and cool boutique hotel perfect for Millennials and Gen Zs

A quirky and cool boutique hotel in Singapore

A modern boutique hotel in Singapore

Situated just 10 minutes from the cosmopolitan stretches of Orchard Road and the Central Business District, the 4-star highly rated Wanderlust Hotel is a unique boutique hotel in Singapore that features the work of three different award-winning Singapore design agencies.

The individually styled bedrooms are arranged by colour or theme and are full of whimsical touches the make for an interesting stay – some have glass-enclosed, in-room showers, vintage bathtubs, sofas shaped like giant typewriters and very funky lighting systems.

There’s even a quirky and unusual treehouse room! Bathrooms at the hip and funky Singapore hotel offer hot and steamy soaker showers to wash off the city after a long day exploring and the WINEDERLUST bar and restaurant offers an extensive wine list and delicious dishes and is based around a cellar door concept.

17. The Vagabond Club – an arty, opulent and glamorous boutique hotel which features one of the world’s great whiskey bars

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The Vagabond Club in Singapore

A superb and unique Singapore hotel full of vibrant modern florals and a sultry French touches designed by Jacques Garcia. The 5-star exceptionally rated Vagabond Club (a tribute portfolio hotel) is less than a 15-minute walk from the nearest metro station, visitors can easily reach all of the main tourist attractions including the National Gallery and the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

The plush bedrooms are arty and opulent and are packed full of Asian mahogany and superfine linens and some have shared courtyards. The glam communal spaces are rich in sumptuous velvet and eclectic works of art including the trendy bar that hosts regular live events by the hotel’s resident artists.

The fashionable Salon serves fine cuisine, while visitors can enjoy a work out in the state-of-the-art fitness centre or enjoy a complimentary art tour.

18. Duxton Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection – a stylish and arty upscale hotel set in a row of converted 19th-century shophouses Boutique hotels in Singapore

Duxton Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection

Redefining the elegance of the 19th century, The Duxton Reserve Singapore is a premier hotel nestled in the lively city center of Tanjong Pagar.

Restored by the acclaimed British designer Anouska Hempel, the hotel beautifully lives up to its reputation. Get greeted by the golden and yellow-hued décor, furniture, fixtures in the lobby, which follows to the guestrooms.

In harmony with Asian history, each guestroom is uniquely designed with a spacious and organic mattress, stylish minibar and 24-hr room service. The culinary highlight of the hotel is Yellow Pot, a hip Chinese restaurant with a delightful ambiance and the glamorous Anouska bar with bespoke cocktails.

19. Villa Samadhi Singapore by Samadhi – a unique historic heritage hotel housed in a 1920s black-and-white colonial mansion 

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Historic hotel in Singapore

Set amidst the lush Labrador Nature Reserve, Villa Samadhi exudes old-world charm and colonial decor. Housed in the 20th-century colonial garrison, the boutique-style hotel preserves the rich cultural heritage.

The upscale rooms present teak furniture, colonial décor, lofty ceilings, and rainfall showers retaining their antique character, while some units include wooden bathtubs and private plunge pools. The elegant in-house restaurant Tamarind Hill lets you enjoy authentic cuisines.

Stroll the abundant greens, lounge on the outdoor pool or savor a drink at the bar, this place is a magical escape from the buzzing Singapore business district.

20. Studio M Hotel Singapore – cool loft-style guest rooms designed by a renowned Italian style architect 

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Studio M Hotel Singapore

A contemporary and ultra-hip Singapore hotel in a modern high-rise building located just 15 minutes from the Chinatown metro station, the 4-star highly rated Studio M Hotel has a cool vibe that attracts young professionals.

Bedrooms are minimalist and split across two floors featuring sleeping lofts and separate living areas, while communal spaces are sleek and spacious.

One of the rooms has a rooftop patio offering skyline views. Visitors can sip cocktails on the rooftop deck bar, take a swim in the pool or workout in the open-air gym. The Bugis restaurant offers fine cuisine while the MEMO cafe offers casual dining and light bites all day long.

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