Lesser-known hotels in Singapore from just S$86/night! — Singapore Staycation Squad, assemble!

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Update: If you haven’t heard, our SingapoRediscovers vouchers have been extended till 31 Dec 2021 and these hotels are still SRV-eligible so you know what to do 😉

Staycations seem to be the getaway of 2020. And it looks like Christmas has come early, because Santa (read: Singapore Tourism Board) is giving us S$100 SingapoRediscovers vouchers! It doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty — you just gotta be a Singaporean aged 18 and above 😜

The vouchers can be used for selected attractions, tours and hotels(!!). It’s basically the universe telling you to take a break and treat yourself to a much-needed staycay.

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If you ask me, staying somewhere in Singapore that isn’t home can feel like a holiday. Picture this: Crisp white sheets, breakfast in bed and a sun-kissed pool. Pure bliss.

While Marina Bay Sands and Lloyd’s Inn are popular staycation choices, they aren’t the only hotels in Singapore. We dug through the list of STB approved hotels and found underrated hotels that are just as luxurious as the mainstream ones. Think themed decor and awesome facilities!

Plus, most of the hotels on this list cost less than S$150/night, so you won’t have to fork out a fortune after using the SingapoRediscovers vouchers!

Lesser-known Singapore staycation hotels that are STB approved and SG Clean certified

1) The Sultan
2) The Great Madras
3) The Vagabond Club
4) Hotel NuVe Urbane
5) The Daulat
6) Hotel Boss
7) Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park
8) Goodwood Park Hotel
9) Hotel Yan
10) The Warehouse Hotel
11) Villa Samadhi
12) Park 22 Hotel Little India
13) AMOY by Far East Hospitality
14) Hotel Clover The Arts
15) Porcelain Hotel
16) The Barracks Hotel

1) The Sultan — early 1900s heritage shophouses with loft-style suites

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The Sultan is a charming 60-room boutique hotel in the heart of Singapore’s oldest urban quarter, Kampong Gelam. Each room pays tribute to the past through restored architectural features, like the full-length French windows with shutters. The classy decor is sure to make you feel like royalty!

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No two rooms here are the same — the Double Room (~S$132/night) features oriental-style platform beds, while The Sultan Loft (~S$254/night) is a spacious loft-style suite.

Cost: From S$132/night
Address: 101 Jalan Sultan, #01-01, Singapore 199002
Closest MRT Station: Lavender (EWL), Bugis (EWL/DTL), Bras Basah (CCL)
Website: The Sultan

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2) The Great Madras — retro-themed hotel reminiscent of a Wes Anderson film

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This Singapore staycation is definitely not one you will forget. Step into Singapore’s version of The Grand Budapest HotelThe Great Madras! You’ll feel like you’re on a Wes Anderson film set with the hotel’s quirky retro design.

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The Good Room (~S$87/night) is sufficient with its cosy queen bed and small reading desk, but opt for The Balcony Room (~S$118/night) for more space or The Great Suite (~S$226/night) for a private bathtub.

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Cost: From S$87/night
Address: 28 Madras Street, Singapore 208422
Closest MRT Station: Rocher (DTL), Little India (NEL/DTL), Bras Basah (CCL)
Website: The Great Madras

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3) The Vagabond Club — vintage Parisian hotel with a curated whiskey collection

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The Vagabond Club is a luxury boutique hotel designed by esteemed French architect Jacques Garcia. What makes this hotel really unique though, is the fact that it houses one of the world’s great whiskey bars — with a collection of 1000 bottles of bespoke whiskies!

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No two rooms are the same, but each one includes high-end finishings. 400 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and an Italian marble bathroom? Talk about living luxe!

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Cost: From ~S$219/night
Address: 39 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207630
Closest MRT Station: Jalan Besar (DTL), Lavender (EWL)
Website: The Vagabond Club

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4) Hotel NuVe Urbane — chic boutique hotel with lap pool and large cabanas

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Hotel NuVe Urbane is housed in a beautifully restored colonial building. The basic Deluxe Queen Room (~S$150/pax) includes a rain shower and complimentary minibar!

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NuVe Suite. Photo credit: Hotel NuVe Urbane

If you’re planning a staycay with your squad, opt for the Premier Queen Connecting Rooms (~S$428/night for four pax), which includes two large double beds.

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Looking for a more atas option? The luxurious NuVe Suite (~S$315/pax) comes with a sitting area and a large bathroom — bathtub and rain shower included!

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Take a dip in the welcoming lap pool, or soak in some sun from the poolside cabanas!

Cost: From ~S$135/night
Address: 3 King George Avenue, Singapore 208582
Closest MRT Station: Lavender (EWL)
Website: Hotel NuVe Urbane

Read more: Singapore Staycation Ideas — 12 Hotels Under S$99/Pax That Are Trendy Yet Affordable

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5) The Daulat — rooftop swimming pool with an underwater sound system

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Tucked away in the colourful neighbourhood of Little India, the Daulat is a welcome respite from the crowded city centre. This boutique hotel promises top of the line facilities — an iPhone docking station, Nespresso machine, and 42-inch LED Smart TV in each room!

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Enjoy a pre-breakfast swim in the hotel’s rooftop lap pool — which features an underwater sound system imported from Ohio! Nothing like chill tunes and a relaxing pool to feel like you’re on vacation.

Cost: From ~S$113/night
Address: 16 Madras Street, Singapore 208413
Closest MRT Station: Little India (NEL/DTL), Bras Basah (CCL)
Website: The Daulat

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6) Hotel Boss — sleek rooms with private balconies

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Hotel Boss is everything you’d want in a staycation — affordable, clean, and with modern facilities. Plus they’ve got spacious balconies with pretty sick city views! The Sky Terrace features a swimming pool, gym and children’s playground.

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It’s nestled between the lively districts of Kampong Gelam and Little India — so there are tons of dining options and activities in the area! You could try out an escape room, or be a tourist for a day by revisiting iconic spots like the Sultan Mosque or Sri Mariamman Temple.

Cost: From ~S$117/night (incl. of early check-in, late check-out and one complimentary meal for two at Jubilicious)
Address: 500 Jalan Sultan Road, Singapore 199020
Closest MRT Station: Lavender (EWL), Bugis (EWL/DTL)
Website: Hotel Boss

Read also: 2D1N Singapore Staycation Itinerary — Fun things to do when we miss Japan, Korea or Europe a little too much

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7) Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park — resort-like hidden gem in Novena

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A trip to Bali probably isn’t happening this year, but this hotel’s entrance might just trick you into believing it is! Ramada is a hidden gem in Novena’s Zhongshan Mall. The rooms feature large double-glazed windows with a cosy bench — perfect for people-watching, or curling up with a good book.

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There are several dining options within the mall — ideal for foodies who don’t want to venture out too far! You could stuff yourself with pad thai at The Thai Express, have Northeastern Chinese food at the Unforgettable Chinese Restaurant, or order takeout from McDonald’s. The star of the show is the 30m outdoor pool, great for a workout or a refreshing dip.

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Cost: From ~S$160/night
Address: 16 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329982
Closest MRT Station: Novena (NSL)
Website: Ramada by Wyndham

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8) Goodwood Park Hotel — two swimming pools and British Colonial decor

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Goodwood Park Hotel is a five-star establishment, without the accompanying price tags. Built in 1900, it began as an elite club for the German community in Singapore.

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The Parklane Split Level Studio is an apartment-style studio which includes a living-cum-dining room, kitchenette and spacious balcony. It kinda looks like an Airbnb in Europe, with the natural hardwood floors and fancy sliding doors.

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Guests can enjoy two outdoor swimming pools and a large, well-equipped fitness centre. Fun fact: Goodwood Park Hotel made headlines in 1947 for being the first hotel in Singapore to have a swimming pool!

Book your stay with Klook and enjoy complimentary S$100 F&B dining credits!

Cost: From ~S$350/night (incl. S$100 dining credits)
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Closest MRT Station: Orchard (NSL)
Website: Goodwood Park Hotel

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9) Hotel Yan — boutique hotel with an industrial-chic design

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Swap out mainstream staycays with a weekend getaway at Hotel Yan! The concrete walls, high ceilings and rustic wood furnishings give the hotel an industrial vibe, paying tribute to the area’s past as a warehouse district.

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Couples will love the Deluxe Double Room (~S$179/night), which includes a balcony view and a glass-walled bathroom. 😏 Craving a solo getaway? Opt for the Single Loft (~S$118/night) for some well-deserved me-time!

Cost: From ~S$118/night
Address: 162 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207581
Closest MRT Station: Lavender (EWL), Farrer Park (NEL)
Website: Hotel Yan

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10) The Warehouse Hotel — riverside heritage building with classy loft suites

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If you’re celebrating a special occasion (or just want to treat yourself), a stay at the gorgeous The Warehouse Hotel is the way to go! Built in 1895 when secret societies were rampant, it’s now a lovingly restored 37-room boutique hotel that celebrates heritage.

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Expect high-end amenities — Ashley & Co. bath soaps, Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speakers, and artisanal coffee in each room.

Pick from several room layouts — like the open-floor plan River View Suite or the dual-level River View Mezzanine (which includes a private reading library!).

Psst. Klook is having a SingapoRediscovers exclusive promo! Book a one-night stay and enjoy a complimentary upgrade to the Warehouse Loft, breakfast for two, S$50 dining credit and two bespoke cocktails!

Cost: From ~S$385/night
Address: 320 Havelock Road, Robertson Quay, Singapore 169628
Closest MRT Station: Fort Canning (DTL)
Website: The Warehouse Hotel

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11) Park 22 Hotel Little India — black and white contemporary shophouses

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Park 22 Hotel is located in a traditional shophouse with an ultramodern look. Its exterior boasts a timeless black and white theme, which applies to the interior too!

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The Observatory (~S$95/night) is great for couples, with amenities like a TV, desk, and mini-fridge. Groups will love The Gathering (~S$215/night), which combines two rooms and includes two single beds and one double bed.

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Cost: From ~S$86/night
Address: 60 Kerbau Road, Singapore 219184
Closest MRT Station: Little India (NEL/DTL), Farrer Park (NEL)
Website: Park 22 Hotel Little India

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12) AMOY by Far East Hospitality — stylish boutique hotel inspired by Chinese heritage

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Step into AMOY by Far East Hospitality, a boutique hotel that pays tribute to the Zhengzhou people who settled in Singapore. This stunning hotel is situated in refurbished shophouses and blends the old with the new!

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The Deluxe Room is a modern space with Chinese heritage-inspired decor. It includes a 37-inch LCD TV with cable channels, and a Nespresso machine with complimentary capsules!

Cost: From ~S$214/night
Address: 76 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048464
Closest MRT Station: Telok Ayer (DTL), Raffles (EWL/NSL)
Website: The Amoy

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13) Villa Samadhi — 1920s colonial building in Labrador Nature Reserve

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Who knew you could stay in a park? Nestled in Labrador Nature Reserve, Villa Samadhi is a fancy 20-room hotel in a 1920 colonial garrison — perfect for couples looking to escape the urban hustle. With several walking trails in the vicinity, you’re bound to get your fill of nature and fresh air.

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There are four room types, each with its own unique features! The Crib (~S$552/night) includes a terrace, while the Sarang (~S$960/night) has a private whirlpool and rain shower.

Cost: From ~S$552/night
Address: Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119189
Closest MRT Station: Labrador Park (CCL)
Website: Villa Samadhi

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14) Hotel Clover The Arts — rooms with colourful, hand-painted murals

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Feeling uninspired? A stay at Hotel Clover The Arts might just get your creative juices flowing. Every room is different, as each of the 44 rooms features unique hand-painted murals by local artists.

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You’ll be staying at the vibrant Clarke Quay district, with plenty of dining options to boot. There are single rooms for those looking for some quality #metime, queen rooms for couples, and family rooms for groups.

Cost: From ~S$90/night
Address: 58 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058689
Closest MRT Station: Clarke Quay (NEL)
Website: Hotel Clover The Arts

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15) Porcelain Hotel — rooms decorated in porcelain shades of white, blue or green

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A staycation at the Porcelain Hotel is kinda like living in a posh museum. Situated along the historical Mosque Street, this boutique hotel oozes class with its traditional porcelain theme!

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The Premier Queen is a cream white wonderland while the Premier King showcases tons of green and blue.

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Premier King. Photo credit: Porcelain Hotel

Cost: From ~S$94/night
Address: 48 Mosque Street, Singapore 059526
Closest MRT Station: Telok Ayer (DTL)
Website: Porcelain Hotel

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16) The Barracks Hotel — beautifully restored British artillery outpost

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For the ultimate treat-yourself Singapore staycation, book a stay at The Barracks Hotel! Located on sunny Sentosa, this breathtaking hotel was once a British artillery outpost. Enjoy a dip in the 30m long lap pool after a hearty breakfast at the exclusive lounge.

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The ginormous bathroom in the Garden Suite!

To call the Garden Suite luxurious would be an understatement. This suite comes with a private corner patio, living room with leather chairs, and a bathroom the size of regular hotel rooms!

Cost: From ~S$810/night
Address: 2 Gunner Lane, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099567
Closest MRT Station: Harbourfront (NEL/CCL)
Website: The Barracks Hotel

Read also: 12 Things to Do in Sentosa for Travel-Starved Singaporeans — Sentosa Staycation

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Have a unique Singapore staycation with your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers

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With leisure travel out of the picture (even for Hong Kong!) and the S$100 vouchers coming soon, there’s really no better time to treat yourself to a staycation.

Singapore citizens 18 years old and above can start redeeming your vouchers with the use of SingPass from 1 Dec 2020. These vouchers are valid till 1 Dec 2021. Time to start planning your dream staycay! 🥳

Or you could try these unique experiences or revisit some fun attractions!

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Unsure of how to redeem your SingapoRediscovers vouchers? Here’s a summary of everything you need to know:

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