10 Stunning Heritage Hotels in Singapore That Will Give You a Glimpse of Its History

10 Stunning Heritage Hotels in Singapore That Will Give You a Glimpse of Its History

Travelling back in time may seem like a scene from a Hollywood movie, but trust us - these luxurious heritage hotels will bring you straight back to the colonial days!

You know what we all love? A good taste of history.

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 7 stunning heritage hotels for you and your lover and/or gal pals to visit over the weekend! 

The Fullerton Hotel

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Standing majestically at the edge of the Singapore River, The Fullerton Hotel isn’t just all glitz and glam. Built in 1928, this hotel is actually a grand neoclassical landmark and has played a pivotal role in Singapore’s rich history. Bet ya didn’t know that!

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Today, the Fullerton Hotel is now a 5-star luxury hotel offering guests a fusion between timeless heritage and modern luxury. 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). You’ll be sure to come out of the tour rich in knowledge! 

Price: Starting from $356/night

1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

Raffles Hotel 

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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 colonial-style luxury hotel has recently gone through an extensive 3 phased restoration. Head on down to experience their legendary service and immerse yourself in their striking architecture!

Price: Starting from $881/night

1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673

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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. Check in here for a scenic getaway!

Price: Starting from $315/night

11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881

Six Senses Duxton 

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Located at the heart of Chinatown, Six Senses Duxton is truly the first of its kind in Singapore. Featuring a diverse mix of Chinese, Malay and European elements, the hotel is home to clean architecture and pared-down interiors.

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Our favourite part? There’s no plastic here. These guys are the biggest fans of sustainability – disposable toiletries in the bathroom are made of bamboo or wood!

Prices start from: $360/night

83 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089540

Amara Sanctuary Resort

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Built on the site of a former British military barrack from the 1930s, Amara Sanctuary Resort holds plenty of history. With restored colonial-styled grounds, this resort blends heritage architecture with world-class amenities in a tropical setting. Travel down to Sentosa for a stay full of tranquil and relaxation! 

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With villas inclusive of private pools available for bookings, Amara Sanctuary Resort has become a popular stop for engagement and even bachelorette parties! 

Price: Starting from $280/night

Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099394

Capitol Kempinski

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This beautifully restored hotel brings out the best of neoclassical style Capitol Building (1930) and Venetian Renaissance-style Stanford House (1904). Pamper yourself with a relaxing yet indulgent stay at this ‘colonial heritage meets modern luxe’ hotel. 

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If you’re looking for sophisticated drinks, be sure to check out the hotel’s very own The Bar at 15 Stanford. Decorated with mahogany-clad and nineteenth century themed furniture, get yourself ready  for both a stunning visual and gastronomic experience. They even have a Cuban Night Special on Fridays! 

Price: Starting from $331/night

15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906

Intercontinental Singapore

Located within Singapore’s cultural district, this elegant heritage hotel is a hidden gem. As you make your first step into the hotel lobby, be prepared to be whisked back into a whimsical colonial past. This ultra-luxurious setting is sure to wow just about everyone. 

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And if you’re feeling artsy – immerse yourself in the local art scene by visiting the National Museum, Singapore Art Museum and other cultural institutions. These must-see places are just a short stroll away from the hotel!

Price: Starting from $319/night

80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966

The Scarlet Singapore

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Our favourite would definitely be The Scarlet Singapore – a preserved pre-war shophouse now luxury boutique hotel! Featuring a rooftop restaurant and even an outdoor hot tub, this hotel is definitely one for the millennials! Can you believe that this modern hotel is actually one of the oldest conservation buildings in Singapore?

Prices start from: $206/night

33 Erskine Rd, Singapore 069333

Goodwood Park Hotel

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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? This property is now an iconic 5-star luxury heritage boutique hotel, providing guests an idyllic escape from the hectic life that is Singapore.

Price: Starting from $280/night

22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221

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Capella Singapore

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Housed in Sentosa, Capella Singapore features suites and villas ideal for guests looking for a luxurious and extravagant experience! This architecture effortlessly blends new and historic design elements, timeless materials and fine craftsmanship. Get ready for colonial yet modern vibes!

Prices start from: $687/night

1 The Knolls, 098297

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