Pros

  • Outstanding location in Central Business District and close to Chinatown
  • Sharp style that blends old and new in artsy ways
  • Walk to the metro in five minutes; shops and restaurants nearby
  • Charming boutique hotel created out of historic temple and shop houses
  • Cozy rooms with antique-contemporary style and modern amentiies
  • Free airport limo transportation and free welcome drink
  • Japanese restaurant serving lunch, and dinner
  • Museum on-site in the temple with exhibits on local history
  • Free breakfast buffet
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
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Cons

  • Rooms can be on the small side
  • Bathrooms with glass walls lack privacy
  • Two-level rooms may pose challenges for less mobile guests
  • Limited on-site features -- no fitness center or spa
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Bottom Line

The 37-room AMOY by Far East Hospitality is an upscale boutique hotel created from a temple and historic shop houses. Its location in the Central Business District and close to Chinatown is ideal for both leisure and business travelers, with numerous shops, restaurants, businesses, and attractions nearby. It's also just a five-minute walk to the MRT station. Historic rooms are charming and feature traditional Chinese furnishings alongside sharp contemporary accents, although they can be small. The list of freebies is long, including airport transportation, a welcome drink, breakfast, minibar items, Wi-Fi, and parking, though features are thin. Travelers looking for a nearby boutique hotel with more amenities could check out The Scarlet Hotel, which also has lower rates. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

AMOY by Far East Hospitality

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Heritage hotel with modern style and boutique sensibility

Opened in 2013, the hotel was created out of a number of historic shop houses and a temple that date back 170 years. At one entrance, guests enter a hotel corridor off the busy street through glass sliding doors. Chinese seating lines the corridor into the lobby, providing places for guests to linger, and a mural on one wall depicts historic Chinese scenes. A soaring ceiling with a skylight allows plenty of natural light into the lobby during the day. A huge wall above the front desk is decorated with Chinese surnames, and the motif is repeated in the hallways. The wall facing the front desk is wood, with subtle decorative lighting and a fountain -- it's an artsy touch that plays up the hotel's boutique sensibilities. The lobby is a perfect representation of the hotel's theme of "Old Meets New, East Meets West." Another entrance to the hotel is through the Fuk Tak Chi Museum, which displays a fascinating mix of historic Chinese objects. Guests are drawn to the slightly funky charms here, and come from all walks of life. The varying room sizes mean that solo travelers are especially welcome.

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Location

In the heart of the business district, close to Chinatown and the metro

This upscale boutique hotel is situated on Telok Ayer Street in the heart of the business district and close to Chinatown. It's surrounded by converted shop houses that contain restaurants and pubs, and a Japanese restaurant is right next to the lobby. The area is busy and bustling during the day, but it gets quiet at night. Tourists can make their way to major attractions with ease as an MRT train station is five minutes away on foot. Chinatown and its attractions can be reached with a five- to 10-minute stroll. The hotel also is ideally located for business travelers as it is situated in the heart of the Central Business District, and you can reach many businesses easily on foot. One of the hotel entrances leads to the Fuk Tak Chi Museum, which was formerly a temple and the headquarters for the Hakka and Cantonese communities in the 1800s. Far East Square mall also is attached to the hotel. Changi Airport is a 20- to 25-minute drive from here. 

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Rooms

Charming with traditional Chinese furnishings and contemporary style

Because of the historic nature of the building, rooms differ in layout but they can be on the small side, with Cosy Single Rooms coming in around 194 square feet (18 square meters), while Deluxe Double Rooms have 215 to 258 square feet of space (20 to 24 square feet). Each room was named for a Chinese family, and their name appears on the door. Decor varies, but all rooms feature historic Chinese architectural details and furnishings such as traditional Chinese stools and beautiful porcelain sinks in bathrooms. The hotel has successfully achieved its design goal of re-creating the living experience of early Chinese settlers and giving it a modern twist -- contemporary lattice work screens and window treatments, modern palettes of gray and tan, and modern pieces with clean lines lend the rooms their contemporary edge. All rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, free minibars, coffeemakers, and safes. Each night, housekeepers leave hand-written notes with motivational quotes. In some rooms, bathrooms are separated from the sleeping area by a few steps, which could pose a challenge for guests who are less mobile. They also have glass walls, which modest guests may find bothersome. Overall, bathrooms are tiny, but modern and fresh, with square sinks, rainfall showerheads, individual toiletries, and makeup mirrors. Large windows look out onto the street or the sides of buildings. 

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Features

Free airport transportation, on-site restaurant, free breakfast buffet

Despite having four-pearl-level rooms and style, the amenities on-site are relatively thin, though there are a good number of freebies. Hotel staffers greet guests at the airport and provide free limo transportation to the hotel. JIN Fine Dining by the lobby serves Japanese cuisine for all meals, including a free breakfast. There are also numerous dining spots and tea houses within walking distance of hotel. WI-Fi is free as well and a free welcome drink is provided. The museum is attached to the hotel for guests looking to explore some of the area's history, and a mall is attached as well. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

AMOY by Far East Hospitality

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Heritage hotel with modern style and boutique sensibility

Opened in 2013, the hotel was created out of a number of historic shop houses and a temple that date back 170 years. At one entrance, guests enter a hotel corridor off the busy street through glass sliding doors. Chinese seating lines the corridor into the lobby, providing places for guests to linger, and a mural on one wall depicts historic Chinese scenes. A soaring ceiling with a skylight allows plenty of natural light into the lobby during the day. A huge wall above the front desk is decorated with Chinese surnames, and the motif is repeated in the hallways. The wall facing the front desk is wood, with subtle decorative lighting and a fountain -- it's an artsy touch that plays up the hotel's boutique sensibilities. The lobby is a perfect representation of the hotel's theme of "Old Meets New, East Meets West." Another entrance to the hotel is through the Fuk Tak Chi Museum, which displays a fascinating mix of historic Chinese objects. Guests are drawn to the slightly funky charms here, and come from all walks of life. The varying room sizes mean that solo travelers are especially welcome.

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Location

In the heart of the business district, close to Chinatown and the metro

This upscale boutique hotel is situated on Telok Ayer Street in the heart of the business district and close to Chinatown. It's surrounded by converted shop houses that contain restaurants and pubs, and a Japanese restaurant is right next to the lobby. The area is busy and bustling during the day, but it gets quiet at night. Tourists can make their way to major attractions with ease as an MRT train station is five minutes away on foot. Chinatown and its attractions can be reached with a five- to 10-minute stroll. The hotel also is ideally located for business travelers as it is situated in the heart of the Central Business District, and you can reach many businesses easily on foot. One of the hotel entrances leads to the Fuk Tak Chi Museum, which was formerly a temple and the headquarters for the Hakka and Cantonese communities in the 1800s. Far East Square mall also is attached to the hotel. Changi Airport is a 20- to 25-minute drive from here. 

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Rooms

Charming with traditional Chinese furnishings and contemporary style

Because of the historic nature of the building, rooms differ in layout but they can be on the small side, with Cosy Single Rooms coming in around 194 square feet (18 square meters), while Deluxe Double Rooms have 215 to 258 square feet of space (20 to 24 square feet). Each room was named for a Chinese family, and their name appears on the door. Decor varies, but all rooms feature historic Chinese architectural details and furnishings such as traditional Chinese stools and beautiful porcelain sinks in bathrooms. The hotel has successfully achieved its design goal of re-creating the living experience of early Chinese settlers and giving it a modern twist -- contemporary lattice work screens and window treatments, modern palettes of gray and tan, and modern pieces with clean lines lend the rooms their contemporary edge. All rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, free minibars, coffeemakers, and safes. Each night, housekeepers leave hand-written notes with motivational quotes. In some rooms, bathrooms are separated from the sleeping area by a few steps, which could pose a challenge for guests who are less mobile. They also have glass walls, which modest guests may find bothersome. Overall, bathrooms are tiny, but modern and fresh, with square sinks, rainfall showerheads, individual toiletries, and makeup mirrors. Large windows look out onto the street or the sides of buildings. 

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Features

Free airport transportation, on-site restaurant, free breakfast buffet

Despite having four-pearl-level rooms and style, the amenities on-site are relatively thin, though there are a good number of freebies. Hotel staffers greet guests at the airport and provide free limo transportation to the hotel. JIN Fine Dining by the lobby serves Japanese cuisine for all meals, including a free breakfast. There are also numerous dining spots and tea houses within walking distance of hotel. WI-Fi is free as well and a free welcome drink is provided. The museum is attached to the hotel for guests looking to explore some of the area's history, and a mall is attached as well. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

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