If you’re looking to spend some quality time on a beautiful island, then these top luxury hotels in Singapore might be just what the doctor ordered. And we’re not just saying that metaphorically, as Singapore has one of the highest life spans on the planet.
Since eating is a fave national pastime in Singapore, go ahead and let your hair down and indulge in fine dining at these top luxury hotels.
Singapore was once a British colonial trading post founded by Sir Ramford Raffles. You’ll notice Raffles Hotel is also on our list, which used to be a trading post.
Known for its conservatism and strict local laws, this island city-state is a very safe and stable country which is why there are so many luxury hotels in Singapore.
You’ll also find spectacular architecture as Singapore prides itself on sustainability. That translates to lots of high-rise buildings that are filled, if not covered in vegetation, so no concrete jungle here.
80 Collyer Quay
Fullerton Bay Hotel rightfully calls itself a stunning waterfront jewel set on Marina Bay, and this elegantly appointed 100-room doesn’t disappoint.
From the grand lobby to rooms with sweeping bay views and private jacuzzis, the Fullerton Bay Hotel is one of the most popular island places for travelers who insist on living the Jetsetty life.
Bay Room Corner Room
Located on levels 2 and 3, you’ll get views of the Marina Bay waterfront and the city skyline from the privacy of your room. Those views alone make this one of our top luxury hotels.
With floor to ceiling windows, goose down pillows, and Egyptian cotton linens and bathrobes, housekeeping might have to drag you out at check-out time. We’re on your side, these rooms are worth fighting for.
Fine Dining – La Brasserie
Fullerton Bay Hotel offers a variety of restaurants that drum up everything from brunches to afternoon tea, but what could be better than enjoying delicious French cuisine alongside Marina Bay at La Brasserie?
A winner of the Wine Spectacular Award of Excellence 2020, La Brasserie offers local and international specials with fine wines served from around the world.
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
We’ve shown you how to reclaim your sanctuary inside your home, and at Sentosa Beach Villas, you can do the same in the great outdoors on this exquisite island.
Beach Villa Rooms
There are 35 rooms that come with 24/7 butler service, and you’re only 15 minutes from Universal Studios Singapore.
Within each villa, guests have living areas and bedrooms that open out to mini gardens, private timber sundecks, and verandahs with lush greenery.
Your bed is its own slice of heaven with duck feather pillows, and 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. We already know when it comes to lodging, it’s all about the bed.
Fine Dining – Forest
In this rainforest-themed restaurant, chef Sam Leong, a household name in Singapore, crafts a mod-Chinese menu with unique signatures such as Tiger Prawn Rice Vermicelli with Chinese Wine in Superior Chicken Broth and Pan-seared Lemongrass Chicken Roll stuffed with Glutinous Rice.
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island,
The Capella is located on 30 acres of tranquil and luscious landscaped grounds, designed with a traditional Asian twist. They have 112 rooms, suites, and villas so they’ll be a variety of accommodations for every weary traveler seeking an island escape.
Capella Hotels & Resorts also has a team of onsite culturists. They’ll take you through the city on a rare vintage sidecar to discover a plethora of hidden gems such as how feng shui has shaped the Singapore skyline.
You can also immerse yourself into the life of a Singaporean and enter a local’s home to cook a Peranakan feast or even join a mahjong game. Now that’s what we call a curated adventure!
The premier rooms offered are the Premier Garden, Seaview, and Constellation Rooms. All these have expansive balconies, some with private Jacuzzis, and excellent water views, with some looking out across the South China Seas.
Fine Dining – Cassia
Cassia offers contemporary Chinese cuisine, with unexpected twists on traditional Cantonese dishes.
Based on the best regional recipes and using the finest seasonal ingredients straight from the age-old spice routes of yesteryear, and the menu is inspired by its regional past.
The dining room is warm and welcoming, designed by Andre Fu, who is one of Asia’s leading interior designers. Andre’s work exemplifies a big city epicness, a style similar to our top Chicago interior designers.
With Cassia, he masterfully transformed the restaurant’s 1880s era Colonial building to reflect a modern, sophisticated interior.
1 Beach Road
As we mentioned, Raffles was a British colonial trading post before it opened as a hotel in 1887, and like all famous historical landmarks, Raffles tells a good story.
Raffles Singapore is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world.
The Raffles doormen are the most notable and most photographed staff of the hotel, and their dignified uniforms have “tradition” written all over it.
Raffles Hotel calls itself home to the Singapore Sling (concocted around the turn of the century by Raffles bartender Ngiam Tong Boon) as well as home to the legendary Raffles Butlers.
If that doesn’t entice you to book a room here, we don’t know what will. And if you’re still on the fence on that one, a Singapore Sling is a tasty drink made with gin, Grand Marnier, and other not so secret concoctions that looks feels and tastes like vacation.
Raffles Hotel offers a variety of suites that project warmth with dark hardwood floors and traditional decor synonymous with 1800’s colonial style.
The Personality Suites are a fun way to enjoy your stay, with each room featuring unique memorabilia related to each legendary name.
These include renowned British playwright and novelist Somerset Maugham, and Hollywood royalty like Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, and Charlie Chaplin.
Fine Dining – La Dame de Pic
Helmed by one of the world’s top female chefs boasting three Michelin stars, Anne-Sophie Pic debuts her entry into Asia with La Dame de Pic.
As a third-generation Michelin starred chef, Anne-Sophie Pic is following in the footsteps of her grandfather and father, perfectly reflecting Raffles Singapore’s rich heritage.
It’s not easy snagging such a pedigree chef with these credentials which just amplifies Raffles as one of our top luxury hotels in Singapore.
The wine list offers a wide international base that leans towards the French regions, with a particular focus on Anne-Sophie’s birthplace, the Rhône Valley.
21 Ocean Way
We’re suckers for contemporary funk mixed with a healthy portion of luxury and the W Singapore takes this to the next level in all the right ways.
One of the big things we love about the W brand is their signature Whatever/Whenever® service that’s available 24/7. The friendly staff will provide you with whatever you want, whenever you need, as long as it’s legal.
Keep reading to the end to fully understand the gravity of staying within the legal boundaries in Singapore.
This 800+ square foot funky yet stylish room comes with a balcony and private plunge pool as well as a living area with a bar.
Throw in a marina view, floor to ceiling windows that maximize this corner room view and you’re living the rock star life.
Fine Dining – SKIRT
No guessing about the food at this fine Singapore restaurant. They serve up prime cuts of meats, fresh seafood, organic produce, and remarkable side dishes.
Prepared on a wood-burning grill, the boldest grill around they say, you’ll uncover international flavors with prime cuts flown in from Australia, Argentina, American, and Japan.
SKIRT is not your ordinary steakhouse. It’s more about the idea of the grill “parrilla” and the roast “the asador”. Grilling ensures that even the most delicate taste of meats and seafood is enhanced with that wonderfully charred flavor we crave from the grill.
In conclusion, keep in mind that we mentioned Singapore is more strict with its laws, and that goes without saying that these luxury hotels in Singapore will be strict as well.
You don’t want to find yourself surprised in a bad way, so make sure you read up on the hotel websites as they are very clear about enforcement.
We don’t want anyone to follow the footsteps of Michael P. Fay, who in 1994 was sentenced to six strokes of the cane for stealing a road sign.
The good news? His sentence was reduced to 4 strokes, but c’mon man, that’s nuts! Still, Singapore is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth so just behave yourself.