Whether your prefer high-rise or low rise, traditional or ultra-modern, Singapore has it all.
Many of the best luxury hotels are clustered around the Marina and Orchard Road. Both are great locations, but those near the Marina are closer to the gay nightlife around Neil Road and Chinatown. Our list is sorted by area:
Marina Bay - bay area in the southern part of Singapore with around-the-clock activities.
Orchard Road & City - shopping and entertainment hub of Singapore.
Clarke Quay / Riverside - a historical riverside area that houses various restaurants and nightclubs.
Sentosa - popular island in the south and home to Universal Studios Singapore.
Marina Bay is a massive new development in the southern part of Singapore comprising of hotels, offices, entertainment zones and residential buildings. The Marina has a 3.5 km 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.
80 Collyer quay, Marina Bay
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, sun terrace, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 太阳浴, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-03-2013
The Fullerton Bay Hotel may be a new addition to the Marina Bay area, but it has already firmly established a reputation for excellent service.
The guestrooms have a cool but classical feel and feature all the latest technology including iPod dock and fast, free WiFi. We particularly like the Molton Brown amenities and Nespresso coffee machine. Most rooms have excellent bay views.
The hotel features a gym with some of the latest cardiovascular machines and free weights. The rooftop pool is a real retreat from the busy city. Both the pool and the open-air Lantern Bar have pretty fabulous views of Singapore skyline.
The Fullerton Bay is just a few minutes walk from most of the gay venues in and around Chinatown as well as the popular Clark Quay and the Singapore Flyer. Accolades include being listed in Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2011 and Travel + Leisure It List 2011. Highly recommended.
41 Seah Street, Marina Bay
bar, bedroom, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, sun terrace, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 太阳浴, 免费无线上网) Updated: 03-23-2013
The intimate but utterly stylish Naumi gets it right on every level. The hotel offers 40 large designer furnished rooms and suites featuring all the high-tech gadgets you could wish for including a plasma screen TV, DVD, iPod dock, free WiFi (with Xbox and Nintendo Wii’s being available on request).
Every guestroom has a kitchenette with a Nespresso coffee machine, a microwave, kettle and complimentary minibar. The huge bathrooms feature a large tub and separate shower. We love the stunning 10th floor rooftop infinity pool with its fabulous views of the city. Needless to say, the service is second to none and a warm welcome is guaranteed.
2 Stamford Road, Marina Bay
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, gym, spa (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 网际, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 太阳浴, 健身房, 温泉) Updated: 04-03-2013
Agoda - 15% discount on Classic Room until 31st March 2014.
Swissôtel The Stamford is 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. The rooms are reasonably spacious, come with all the expected facilities, and are good value for money. Needless to say, the views, particularly from the higher floors, are stunning.
This hotel is used by many airlines, so there are usually lots of cabin crew spending a couple of days relaxing before flying back home. Consequently, the hotel’s gym, sun terrace and spa afford a surprisingly good opportunity for socialising and meeting new friends. The Swissôtel is about 10 minutes in a taxi from the Neil Street gay area and about 10-minute walk from the popular Clarke Quay district.
No 2 Finlayson Green, Marina Bay
bar, bedroom, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 温泉池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-03-2013
Sometimes you need just more space – more than just a bedroom. Sometimes you want the freedom invite a few friends around for drinks before (or after) a night out. Sometimes you want to share with friends.
That’s when you need a serviced apartment. In reality, the Ascott Raffles is luxury hotel, except that it offers fabulous studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a fully fitted kitchen, washer/dryer and home entertainment system. WiFi is available – and it’s free!
Guests have the opportunity to try out the rather unusual glass-sided pool. There is a fitness room and a restaurant that serves a continental style breakfast. Location-wise, The Ascott is the closest 5-star hotel to the gay bars & clubs in Neil Road – about a 10-minute walk – as is Clark Quay. Raffles MRT Station is just a few steps away.
19 Bayfront Avenue,
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, sun terrace, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 太阳浴, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-03-2013
If you visit the Marina area, it is impossible to miss the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino with its amazing rooftop infinity-edge pool and sun terrace.
This big hotel offers spacious, comfortable rooms that feature 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. You will either love it or hate it.
(If you don’t stay at the hotel, it is still worth considering visiting the huge 3,900 people capacity Skypark – the gravity defying observation deck that’s the length of four and a half A380′s).
1 Beach Road, Marina Bay
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 按摩, 太阳浴, 温泉池, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-03-2013
We could not ignore this grand old madam of Singapore, could we? Since 1887, the Raffles has welcomed presidents, kings and plenty of queens.
From the moment you arrive at the Raffles, it feels like you are stepping into another world. You have ‘arrived’, darling. The attentive staff afford guests the sort of courtesy that other hotels can only dream about.
Expect rooms with elegant period furnishings, lush tropical surroundings and fabulous Singapore Sling (to drink, of course).
190 Orchard Boulevard, Orchard
bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, sun terrace, gym, spa (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 网际, 游泳池, 太阳浴, 健身房, 温泉) Updated: 05-02-2013
The Four Seasons Singapore continues to impress with exceptional levels of service, elegant guestrooms and a beautiful rooftop pool & garden that offers views over the city. A true 5-star experience that does comes with a full 5-star price tag (such as having to pay for WiFi). However, there are plenty of travellers who would not consider staying anywhere else.
The hotel is located on the corner of Orchard Boulevard, close to Orchard Road, which makes it ideally placed for shopping and sightseeing. The gay scene in Chinatown can be reached in 10 minutes by taxi.
11 Canning Walk, Orchard
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 桑拿, 太阳浴, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-03-2013
Hotel Fort Canning is located in what was a British Military base. A lot of money has been spent renovating and converting the building into a stunning contemporary hotel right next to Fort Canning Park. The success of this effort was reflected by the hotel winning the 2011 Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority Heritage Award. The guestrooms and suites have all the latest in-room technology, including free WiFi, iPod docks, Nespresso coffee machines and big Samsung HD TV’s. All rooms have either a view of the park or the city.
Location-wise, Fort Canning 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 scene in Chinatown, but a 5-minute taxi ride is probably a more convenient option. As gay friendly as it gets with a management team who are making extra efforts to attract gay customers.
These hotels are near the historical riverside quay in Singapore. The area is best known for pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. The Clarke Quay MRT station is located within the vicinity thus allowing easy access to other parts of the city.
20 Merchant Road, Clarke Quay
bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, sun terrace, gym, spa (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 网际, 游泳池, 太阳浴, 健身房, 温泉) Updated: 04-03-2013
Agoda - stay 2 nights, get 15% discount on Classic Room until 30th September 2013.
This Swissotel has one of the best locations for gay travellers. It is right next to Clarke Quay (and Clarke Quay MRT station), just a few minutes by taxi from the shops in Orchard Road and within a few minutes walking distance of numerous gay saunas and spas in and around Chinatown’s Pagoda Street.
The guestrooms 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, sundeck, a well-equipped gym and is steps away from all the restaurants and cafés in Clarke Quay.
1 Unity Street, Clarke Quay / Riverside
bedroom, cafe, shop, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 咖啡馆, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 温泉池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-03-2013
Luxury apartment in Mediterranean-styled village, located near the banks of the historic Singapore River. The Fraser Place Robertson Walk offers one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that come fully furnished with a kitchen, cable TV, DVD player, free WiFi and free wired internet. Some units have washer and dryer. Gay guests will enjoy the hotel’s outdoor pool, the well-equipped gym and the sauna/steam room. There is an all-day café with outdoor terrace and pool table. The Hub restaurant serves Asian and Western dishes with optional outdoor seating.
Fraser Place offers free daily one-way shuttle to the popular Orchard Road. Walking to gay venues in Chinatown or to Clarke Quay nightlife & restaurants takes less than 15 minutes.
Sentosa is popular island resort in Singapore visited by about five million people a year. Attractions include a two-km-long sheltered beach, golf courses, five-star hotels, and the famous theme park Universal Studios Singapore.
1 The Knolls Sentosa Island, Sentosa
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sun terrace, gym, spa, beach, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 太阳浴, 健身房, 温泉, 海滩, 免费无线上网) Updated: 05-22-2013
And now for something completely different. The Capella is about as far away, in architectural terms, as you can get from the highrise norms of Singapore. This beautiful resort, set on Sentosa Island, is a fusion of colonial and cool contemporary-styled buildings set in surprisingly mature tropical gardens. The hotel is located close to Universal Studios and just a short walk from the Sentosa Tanjong Beach and the Tanjong Beach Club.
The Capella offers 112 luxurious rooms, suites and villas – some with fabulous views of the South China Sea. Each room has free WiFi, a complimentary soft drinks refreshment center’ (aka a fridge), a Nespresso coffee machine and super-sized LCD TVs. The first-class service matches the quality of the hotel in every way. Location-wise, it will take about 15 minutes in a taxi to get to the gay scene in and around Chinatown, or Orchard Road for shopping.
2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 温泉池, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-03-2013
Another option for gay travelers looking to experience a different side of Singapore. The Sentosa Resort is a luxurious clifftop property on 27 acres of landscaped grounds on the southern islands of Sentosa. The resort has a 36-yard outdoor pool, tennis courts, a golf club and just about everything you’d expect from a 5-star hotel. The Cliff Restaurant, designed by Japanese designer Yasuhiro Koichi, is a destination in its own right that offers fresh European seafood and fine wine with views of the South China Sea. All rooms and suites come with 42″ flat screen TV, well-stocked minibar, personal safe and free WiFi.
Guests can join yoga lessons at Seven Eden Wellness center, work out at the modern gym and be pampered at the award-winning Spa Botanica. The Garden next to the spa serves healthy vegetarian cuisine and local favorites. The Terrace offers daily breakfast buffet and Sunday Champagne Brunch. The distance won’t be a problem as the resort offers free shuttle services to/from Orchard Road, Universal Studios Singapore and Marina Bay. Staff are helpful and friendly.
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