Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Central Business District.
This upscale boutique opened in 2010 is one of the newest hotels on the Marina Bay waterfront. It's intimate by Singapore hotel standards (100 rooms), and with its top-notch service and wonderful amenities, the property feels exclusive and private. Spacious rooms have masculine decor, with dark colors and wood accents, and come equipped with high-end amenities, including Egyptian cotton linens, Molton Brown toiletries, Nespresso coffeemakers, and iPod docks. Double-glazed floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning bay and skyline views. The vistas can also be enjoyed from the balconies and the deep soaking tubs (note that the glass walls between the tubs and the rooms do have privacy shades). The stylish rooftop bar, the huge pool, and the great dining options round out the experience.
The 608-room Ritz-Carlton Millenia is one of the premier luxury options in Singapore. Notable highlights include the grand lobby with glass roof, huge rooms with incredible views of the water, and an extensive art collection with works by Andy Warhol and Dale Chihuly. Upscale rooms are decorated in neutral colors and feature flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Minibars are well-stocked and bathrooms have separate soaking tubs and showers. The hotel is packed with amenities, including a 24-hour business center, pool, fitness center, and spa. There are three restaurants on-site and the location is in the Marina Bay area, within walking distance to the heart of downtown.
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.
The Raffles in Singapore is a sight many visit even if they are not staying at the hotel; the colonial-style building opened in 1887, and after extensive renovations, reopened in 1991. It has hosted everyone from Glenn Close to the Queen of England and it has a hall of fame to prove it. Numerous amenities contribute to its iconic feel, including a shopping arcade with high-end shops such as Louis Vuitton, antique-filled common areas, and beautiful gardens. The hotel also features fifteen restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a luxurious spa. All rooms are spacious suites with classic decor, including oriental rugs and mahogany furniture -- but the old tube TVs could use an upgrade. This hotel is a solid luxury choice for business and leisure travelers, and anyone who appreciates history and old-fashioned charm.
Naumi Hotel is a super-stylish, upscale boutique hotel located in Singapore's business district, surrounded by excellent restaurants and high-end shopping. While the hotel's highlight is the superb infinity pool with awesome city views, the 73 guest rooms are also impressive with outstanding technology -- though beware some are small and windowless. The Naumi is one of the most hip and happening hotels in the city, but if travelers want something a bit more traditional, the Conrad Centennial Singapore near the marina offers a good alternative.
Once home to the General Post Office, the Fullerton is one of Singapore’s grande dames. It has the extensive amenities you'd expect at a 5-pearl hotel, including four stately dining venues, a bar, a well-equipped fitness center (though machines lack individual TVs), a spa, and a pretty infinity pool with views of the Marina Bay and the skyline. There's even an art gallery and a room with a permanent exhibit of stamps, maps and old photographs. But it’s starting to show its age, and rooms, though luxurious, lack wow factor; they have neutral color palettes and hard mattresses. Its fairly central location and understated elegance make it a fine luxury pick, but it’s worth checking prices at its more impressive sister property, the Fullerton Bay Hotel.
The 134-room Sofitel So Singapore is a luxury hotel situated in Singapore's financial district, near dining and major transportation hubs. Standard rooms are a bit small, but they have high-tech amenities and a striking design, and the suites in its Heritage Wing are some of the largest and most flamboyant accommodations in the city. Due to many offices within walking distance, it's an ideal base for business travelers, though tourists also benefit from nightlife, dining, and attractions in nearby Chinatown. There's no spa here, but the small rooftop sports a lovely pool and a bar with live DJs, while a stylish restaurant serves international fare. The Westin Singapore offers a spa, but its rooms aren't as stylish as those here.
The upscale, 940-room Carlton Hotel Singapore is centrally located in the heart of the city and features interiors renovated in 2015. Ideally situated for tourists, the property is walking distance from attractions such as the Singapore Flyer ferris wheel and CHIJMES entertainment complex. Rooms are clean-lined with gray decor, and come with smartphones, minibars, and rainfall showers. Guests recommend upgrading to Club Rooms on higher floors for great views and access to exclusive lounges with free breakfast. The hotel has a well-equipped gym and an outdoor pool, though it's small for the size of the hotel. Dining options include two restaurants and a patisserie with an open kitchen. While decor is modern, the overall look is somewhat bland and corporate. The nearby Rendezvous Hotel has a bit more character and a cozier pool setting.