Many of the finest hotels are clustered around Marina Bay and Orchard Road. Those in Marina Bay are closer to the gay nightlife around Tanjong Pagar & Chinatown. Our luxury hotel recommendations for 2016 are sorted by area:
stunning bay area and home to some of Singapore's most impressive hotels
shopping and entertainment hub of Singapore
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 3.5 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.
8.4 Very Good - based on 16160 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Iconic building. Stunning rooftop pool. Amazing casino.
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 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.
(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).
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8.3 Very Good - based on 5312 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.
The rooms are reasonably spacious, come with all the expected facilities, and are good value for money. The harbour 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. 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 Road gay area and about a 10-minute walk from the popular Clarke Quay district.
8.1 Very Good - based on 11497 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Best seller. Great facilities. Convenient location.
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.
9 Very Good - based on 294 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Rooftop pool. Excellent bar. Beautiful views.
The Fullerton Bay has firmly established a reputation for excellent service. Guest rooms have a cool but classical feel and feature all the latest technology including iPod dock and fast, free WiFi.
Most rooms have excellent bay views. We also like the Molton Brown amenities and Nespresso coffee machine.
The hotel has 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 offer fabulous views of Singapore skyline.
Accolades include being listed in Condé Nast Traveler Hot List and Travel + Leisure It List. Highly recommended.
Resorts World Sentosa - Hard Rock Hotel
5 Star - Limited Time Offer. Deluxe.$222.02 / $182.05
Carlton Hotel Singapore
5 Star - Best seller. Great facilities. Convenient location. Executive Room with Wi-Fi. Free WiFi access$257.82 / $190.79
Royal Plaza On Scotts Hotel
5 Star - Limited Time Offer. Superior: Deal of the Day - With Minibar. Free WiFi access$285.76 / $142.88
Resorts World Sentosa - Festive Hotel
5 Star - Limited Time Offer. Deluxe.$501.32 / $250.66
Resorts World Sentosa - Equarius Hotel
5 Star - Limited Time Offer. Deluxe Room.$315.12 / $236.34
Orchard Hotel Singapore
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8.6 Very Good - based on 1450 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Close to gay nightlife. Beautiful views. Popular hotel.
An excellent choice for gay travellers. The PARKROYAL on Pickering is located next to Chinatown, the gay nightlife and Chinatown 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. Guests can enjoy the 360° view of the Singapore skyline at the hotel’s rooftop lounge and dining at the excellent onsite LIME restaurant.
8.6 Very Good - based on 2187 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 13327 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: On Orchard Road. Great for shopping & nightlife.
Gay shopaholics should consider this well-known luxury hotel, located right on Orchard Road, close to the Takashimaya Shopping Centre and The Paragon,
The Mandarin Orchard features an award-winning restaurant, 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-story 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 4187 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Waterfront location. Near the gay-popular beach. Best seller.
A great-value option for this area, the luxurious 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 district.
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.
7.3 Good - based on 3781 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Lush surroundings Great gym. Walk to Orchard Road.
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 3252 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 2-km-long sheltered beach, golf courses, 5-star hotels, and the famous theme park Universal Studios Singapore.
7.9 Good - based on 1308 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Near Tanjong Beach. Superb facilities. Has a golf course.
A great option if you are looking to experience a different side of Singapore. The Sentosa Resort is a luxurious clifftop 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, offering European seafood and fine wine with ocean views. Other fine dining options are available onsite.
You can join yoga lessons at Seven Eden Wellness Center, work out at the modern gym and be pampered at the award-winning Spa Botanica.
Sentosa Resort offers free shuttle services to/from Orchard Road, Universal Studios and Marina Bay.
8.5 Very Good - based on 1016 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Award winner. Fantastic gym. Beautiful views.
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 of 2013, the W Sentosa features 240 guest rooms with 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 W is about a 20-minute drive from nightlife venues in Clarke Quay and Orchard Road shopping area. Fabulousness guaranteed!