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stunning bay area and home to some of Singapore's most impressive hotels
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a historical riverside area with numerous restaurants and cafés
popular island in the south and home to Universal Studios Singapore
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This massive new development in southern Singapore is home to many luxury hotels, offices, entertainment and residential buildings. There is a 3.5km waterfront promenade, and the stunning Helix Bridge links the bay front to Marina Centre.
The area is served by 7 rail stations, and there is a comprehensive all-weather pedestrian network.
8.4 Very Good - based on 16847 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Iconic building. Stunning rooftop pool. Amazing casino. Free WiFi.
If you visit the Marina area in Singapore, it is impossible to miss the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino with its amazing rooftop infinity-edge pool and sun terrace.
This huge hotel offers comfortable rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and free WiFi, a good range of eating options and a gym 55 floors above ground! With everything going on in and around the hotel, it can feel a bit like staying in a theme park.
Even if you are not staying at the hotel, it is still worth visiting its huge 3,900-people capacity Skypark – the gravity defying observation deck that’s the length of four and a half A380’s.
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8.3 Very Good - based on 5646 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Fabulous views. Extensive leisure facilities.
One of the tallest hotels in South East Asia. It’s huge! Over 1,200 guest rooms, 16 restaurants, 2 swimming pools, a substantial 24-hour gym, along with a sauna and steam room in Asia’s largest spa.
Guest rooms are reasonably spacious, with all the expected facilities, and are good value for money. The harbour views from the higher floors are stunning.
The Swissôtel is used by many airlines, so there are usually lots of cabin crew staying here. The onsite gym, sun terrace and spa afford a surprisingly good opportunity for socialising and meeting new friends.
Located about 10 minutes in a taxi from the Neil Road gay area and about a 10-minute walk from the popular Clarke Quay district.
8.1 Very Good - based on 12317 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Best seller. Great facilities. Convenient location. Free WiFi.
The luxurious Carlton Hotel is conveniently located, a 5-minute walk from Raffles City Shopping Centre and City Hall MRT station, and within easy reach of Chinatown and gay nightlife.
The hotel has three wings offering different views of the city. Guest rooms feature free WiFi, cable TV, minima and tea/coffee making facilities.
Excellent onsite facilities including an outdoor pool, gym, spa with massage service. The hotel has its own café, bar and an award-winning restaurant serving international cuisine. Many other dining options are nearby.
Resorts World Sentosa - Hard Rock Hotel
5 Star - Limited Time Offer. Deluxe.$191.44 / $156.98
Carlton Hotel Singapore
5 Star - Best seller. Great facilities. Convenient location. Deluxe Room with Wifi. Free WiFi access$250.35 / $175.24
Swissotel The Stamford Hotel
5 Star - Fabulous views. Extensive leisure facilities. Harbour View.$587.59 / $293.79
Resorts World Sentosa - Festive Hotel
5 Star - Limited Time Offer. Deluxe.$169.35 / $152.42
Grand Park City Hall Hotel
5 Star - Last Minute Special Deluxe - Free Internet And Free Late Check-Out At 2PM. Free WiFi access$213.53 / $181.5
Goodwood Park Hotel
5 Star - Limited Time Offer. Deluxe. Free WiFi accessSee all offers and discounts in SingaporeIn partnership with Agoda.com
8.6 Very Good - based on 1581 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to gay nightlife. Beautiful views. Popular hotel. Free WiFi.
An excellent choice for gay travellers. The PARKROYAL on Pickering is located next to Chinatown, the gay nightlife and MRT Station, and a 15-minute drive to the famous shopping area on Orchard Road.
This popular 5-star hotel features a beautiful outdoor pool, a 300-metre garden walk with excellent views of the city. All guest rooms have a flat screen cable, TV, free WiFi, minibar, personal safe and air conditioning.
The PARKROYAL offers a 24-hour front desk, a spa and a business centre. Luggage storage and laundry services are available. You can enjoy the 360° view of the Singapore skyline at the hotel’s rooftop lounge and dining at the excellent onsite LIME restaurant.
8.7 Very Good - based on 2308 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Prime location. Connected to Raffles City Shopping Centre.
A grand luxury hotel that is directly connected to the Raffles City Shopping Centre and right on the City Hall MRT Station. The Fairmont offers six restaurants, an outdoor pool and more than 760 rooms and suites.
Each large guest room has the finest amenities and many enjoy excellent views of Marina Bay and the city skyline. The hotel features a modern gym, a pampering spa and tennis courts.
Gay guests are only a short taxi ride away from Orchard Road shopping and the main gay scene in Chinatown.
8.2 Very Good - based on 13800 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? On Orchard Road. Great for shopping & nightlife. Free WiFi.
Gay shopaholics should consider the Mandarin Orchard. This famous luxury hotel is located right on Orchard Road, close to the Takashimaya Shopping Centre and The Paragon,
The hotel features an award-winning restaurant, an outdoor pool and free WiFi (unlike many 5-star hotels here). Guest rooms are spacious, tastefully designed and feature comfortable beds and premium products. The hotel has its own gym and tennis courts.
The hotel is directly connected to the 4-storey mall – the Mandarin Gallery. But after all that shopping, be sure to save some energy for the nighttime gay adventures in nearby Chinatown and Neil Road.
7.8 Good - based on 4387 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Waterfront location. Near the gay-popular beach. Best seller. Free WiFi.
A great-value option for this area. The 5-star Grand Copthorne is located along the Singapore River, near the gay-popular beach, and just a 5-minute drive from Orchard Road shopping, Chinatown and the main gay scene.
The hotel features three dining options, an outdoor pool and a gym. Guest rooms have wall-to-ceiling windows with river or city views, flat screen cable TV, and free WiFi.
The friendly staff at the hotel’s tour desk are happy to assist with travel arrangements and transportations. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available.
8.1 Very Good - based on 6434 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Perfect for shopping. Fabulous facilities. Popular hotel. Free WiFi.
If you’re in Singapore to shop, then consider the Grand Park Orchard. This 5-star modern hotel is located right on Orchard Road, close to Knightsbridge and luxury shopping malls like ION Orchard and Takashimaya.
The Grand Park has its own gym and an nice outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy a free smartphone service with unlimited 3G data and shuttle service to nearby MRT stations.
Guest rooms are stylishly decorated, each featuring a flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock and tea/coffee maker. Other onsite facilities include a Chinese restaurant and a very cool bar.
8.2 Very Good - based on 971 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Lush surroundings Great gym. Walk to Orchard Road. Free WiFi.
A lot of money was spent on renovating and converting this former British Military base into a stunning contemporary hotel next to Fort Canning Park. The success of this effort was reflected by winning the Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority Heritage Award.
The rooms and suites have all the latest in-room technology, including iPod docks, Nespresso coffee machines and big Samsung HD TV’s. All rooms have either a view of the park or the city.
Located is just a short walk from the shops on Orchard Road. It is possible to stroll through Fort Canning Park to Clarke Quay and the gay nightlife in Chinatown, but a 5-minute taxi ride is a more convenient option.
As gay-friendly as it gets with a management team who are making extra efforts to attract gay customers.
8.2 Very Good - based on 3316 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Superb location. Fabulous pool & gym. Near the gay scene.
This Swissôtel Merchant Court has a perfect location next to Clarke Quay (and MRT station), just a few minutes by taxi from the shops on Orchard Road and within a few minutes’ walk from a few gay saunas and massage spas near Pagoda Street in Chinatown.
Guest rooms have all the amenities you would expect – although we particularly like the Executive Rooms which have Nespresso machines and Club lounge access.
The hotel has a good-sized pool, sun deck, a well-equipped gym and is steps away from a range of restaurants and cafés in the area.
Sentosa is popular island resort in Singapore, visited by about five million people a year. Attractions include a 2km-long sheltered beach, golf courses, 5-star hotels, and the famous theme park Universal Studios Singapore.
7.9 Good - based on 1340 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Near Tanjong Beach. Superb facilities. Has a golf course. Free WiFi.
A great option if you are looking to experience a different side of Singapore. The Sofitel Singapore Sentosa is a luxurious cliff-top hotel on 27 acres of landscaped grounds on Sentosa Island, near the gay-popular Tanjong Beach.
The resort has a 36-yard outdoor pool, tennis courts and a golf course. The Cliff Restaurant is a destination in its own right, serving European seafood and fine wine with ocean views.
There is a modern gym, and you can get pampered at the Sofitel’s award-winning spa.
8.5 Very Good - based on 1053 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Award winner. Fantastic gym. Beautiful views. Free WiFi.
Our favourite W brand has made a remarkable debut in Singapore at Sentosa Cove – a playground for trendsetters, with yachting marina, sandy beaches and luxurious residences.
Winner of the Condé Naste Traveler award for Best New Hotels, the W Sentosa features gorgeous views, an outdoor pool, a pampering spa and a state-of-the-art 235 m² gym. Four dining options are available, while the signature WET Bar and WooBar serve a selection of cocktails and snacks.
The hotel is about a 20-minute drive from nightlife venues in Clarke Quay and Orchard Road shopping area. Fabulousness guaranteed!