With so many available hotels to stay in Singapore, it is no wonder you’re having a headache deciding on the perfect place to book! Now that you’ve decided to give yourself a well-deserved vacation, how about pampering yourself a little more with some good night rests? Here are four iconic heritage hotels in Singapore that’ll not only let you sleep like a baby after a day of exploring, they all too have a story to tell.
1. Raffles Hotel Singapore
The Raffles Hotel is the oldest hotel in Singapore that opened its doors in the late 1800s. Being newly renovated to serve its wonderful guests, you can now enjoy its heritage lobbies, impeccable services and dine in the newly opened restaurants. The long bar is definitely a must try where the original Singapore sling is born! If you are feeling hungry, try out the Chinese dishes at “Yi by Jereme Leung”. It is a new Chinese restaurant conceptualised by Jereme Leung, presenting traditional Chinese cuisine in a fancier and exquisite manner to suit the ambience of the hotel, while maintaining the Chinese food quality.
Address: 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
2. The Fullerton Hotel
Named after Robert Fullerton, the Fullerton Hotel Singapore was previously a Fort and not a hotel. The purpose of the establishment was to defend the town of Singapore located at the mouth of Singapore River. Built in 1829, Fullerton had definitely witnessed transformational events that took place in Singapore. If you are prepared to immerse yourself fully in history, book yourself a heritage room. The room is unique as it features historic architectural cornices and original motifs.
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
3. Hotel Fort Canning
Hotel Fort Canning in Singapore was once the British Far East Command Headquarters during World War II and it had changed hands multiple times – first from the British Army to the Japanese during the Occupation, then back again to the British Army. Get ready to be transported back in time while you uncover and learn about the relatively unknown side of pre-1819 history of Singapore. Unlike other infrastructures that also went through war, the Hotel Fort Canning is where key historical decisions were made and became part of Singapore’s history.
Address: 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881
4. Goodwood Park Hotel
Just like other historical hotel, Goodwood Park has its own stories too! Started off as a retreat exclusively for the German expats, it became a hotel only in 1929, and became the ground for war crime trials after WWII. It still has a majestic air, with elegant columns and classical archways, and rooms are mostly done up in the tropical colonial shades of cream and beige. Its exterior resembles a castle design, perfect for those who dream of becoming a queen or a king someday!
Address: 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221