Heritage Hotels in Singapore With a Stunning Old-World Charm

9 Heritage Hotels in Singapore With a Stunning Old-World Charm

Step back in time and admire these hotels that look straight out of Classical Hollywood cinema!

With Singapore changing ever so rapidly, the demand for heritage architecture has been on the rise. I mean, who doesn’t want to feel like they were transported back to a long-forgotten time when fishball noodles were still 50 cents and before all the skyscrapers came to be? (We’re kidding. It’s not about the fishball noodles.) From luxurious island stays to quaint historic hotels nestled in the middle of a park, we’ve compiled a list of stunning heritage hotels in Singapore for you and your lover and/or gal pals to visit over the weekend! 

1. The Fullerton Hotel

Standing majestically at the edge of the Singapore River, The Fullerton Hotel isn’t just all glitz and glam. With a history of 94 years, did you know that this heritage hotel in Singapore is not only a grand Neoclassical landmark, but has also played a pivotal role in the country’s rich history? 

Today, The Fullerton Hotel is a five-star luxury hotel offering guests a fusion between timeless heritage and modern luxury. Furthermore, if you’d like to know more about Singapore’s history, you can even sign up for one of Fullerton’s impressive heritage tours (complimentary for hotel guests only). Surely, you’ll be coming out of the tour rich in knowledge! 

Price: Starting from S$290/night
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

2. Raffles Hotel

Opened way back in 1887, Raffles Hotel can most likely be found in Singaporean’s secondary school history books. Nestled in the heart of Singapore’s business and civic district, this heritage hotel in Singapore was built by the Sarkies Brothers, who were responsible for other luxury hotels in the region during the Colonial era.

With that in mind, it’s a no-brainer to head on down for an experience of impeccable service and striking architecture!

Price: Starting from S$925/night
Address: 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673

Also read: 25 Super Cool Buildings in Singapore You Might Not Know About

3. Hotel Fort Canning

Located in the heart of the city, Hotel Fort Canning is tucked away within the lush greenery of Fort Canning Park. Previously the British Far East Command Headquarters, this 1926 British Colonial-style military building has now been revamped into a contemporary urban hotel; not to mention, one of the most stunning heritage hotels in Singapore. So, why not check in here for a scenic getaway? 

Price: Starting from S$255/night
Address: 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881

4. Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa

Built on the site of a former British military barrack from the 1930s, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa holds plenty of history. With restored colonial-styled grounds, this resort blends heritage architecture with world-class amenities in a tropical setting; and, as one of the few heritage hotels on Singapore’s Sentosa island. 

Aside from a stay full of tranquility and relaxation, villas with private pools are available for bookings, too! No surprise, therefore, that Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa has become a popular stop for engagement and even bachelorette parties. 

Price: Starting from S$303/night
Address: Sentosa Island, 1 Larkhill Rd, 099394

Also read: How Do I Make a Sentosa Beach Booking Online?

5. Capitol Kempinski

This beautifully restored Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore brings out the best of the Neoclassical-styled Capitol Building and Venetian Renaissance-styled Stanford House.

From just below S$400 a night, look forward to pampering yourself with a relaxing yet indulgent stay at this ‘colonial heritage meets modern luxe’ restored hotel! 

If you’re looking for sophisticated drinks, be sure to check out the hotel’s very own The Bar at 15 Stamford. Decorated with mahogany-clad and 19th-century themed furniture, get yourself ready for both a stunning visual and gastronomic experience. Not to mention, it’s even been named one of the best bars in Singapore! 

Price: Starting from S$392/night
Address: 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906

6. InterContinental Singapore

This elegant heritage hotel in Singapore is a hidden gem within the city’s cultural district. Upon stepping into the lobby of InterContinental Singapore, marvel at the charm of the elegant interior that’s sure to wow just about everyone! 

Moreover, if you’re feeling artsy, why not immerse yourself in the local art scene? Cultural institutions like the National Museum, Singapore Art Museum, and Singapore Design Centre are just a short stroll away from the hotel! 

Price: Starting from S$275/night
Address: 80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966

7. The Scarlet Singapore

Our favourite on the list would definitely be The Scarlet Singapore — a preserved pre-war shophouse, and now a luxury boutique hotel. Featuring a rooftop restaurant and even an outdoor hot tub, this hotel is definitely one for the ‘gram! That being said, can you believe that this heritage hotel in Singapore is also one of the country’s oldest conservation buildings?

Price: Starting from S$178/night
Address: 33 Erskine Rd, Singapore 069333

8. Goodwood Park Hotel

Situated in a 6-hectare landscaped garden on Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel exudes quiet charm. Did you know that this fancy hotel was once a clubhouse serving the expatriate German community in Singapore? Fast forward to today, and this property is now an iconic five-star luxury heritage boutique hotel that’s perfect for an idyllic escape from the hectic life of Singapore.

Price: Starting from S$220/night
Address: 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221

9. Capella Singapore

And last on the list of heritage hotels in Singapore: the glamorous Capella Singapore. Housed in Sentosa, this heritage hotel in Singapore features suites and villas ideal for guests looking for a luxurious and extravagant experience. With architecture that effortlessly blends new and historic design elements, timeless materials, and fine craftsmanship, get ready for a stay that promises both colonial and modern vibes!

Price: Starting from S$776/night
Address: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297

With staycations growing in popularity over the past two years, it’s no surprise that Singaporeans are constantly on the hunt for a new and exciting spin on their hotel stay. Hopefully, this list of heritage hotels in Singapore has given you some inspiration for where to go for that special occasion — or, maybe just a weekend!

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