The “Raffles” experience is one of THE things to do in Singapore. After all, nothing says luxury in Singapore like an overnight stay at one of the most famous hotels in the world.
However, there’s another five-star luxury boutique hotel that deserves an equal amount of recognition for its luxuriousness, elegance and quality of customer service.
The Fullerton Hotel is our choice for luxury accommodations in Singapore. We recently came back from a long weekend in Singapore, and highly recommend staying there if you are looking for a weekend of hedonistic pleasure.
The hotel offers shopping boutiques, a beautiful roof-top infinity pool, a relaxing Asian spa and a fully equipped fitness center. It’s also conveniently located in Singapore’s business district and close to some great shopping districts. This world-class boutique hotel is unique for a number of reasons.
It combines neo-classical architecture with its elegant décor and furnishings, and it provides a level of service that is second to none. It’s no small wonder that the Fullerton Hotel Singapore has won major travel awards such as the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List award.
Overlooking the Singapore River, this five-star boutique hotel occupies one of the most picturesque locations in the heart of Singapore. Each of its 400 rooms and suites provide a stunning panorama of the atrium courtyard, downtown Singapore’s skyline, the Singapore River promenade or Marina Bay.
The Fullerton has a rich heritage. Building construction was completed in 1928 and originally housed five tenants, including the General Post Office and the Singapore Club (now the Singapore Town Club). In 1997 the building was converted into a hotel and it opened for business in 2001. The neo-classical columns and high-ceiling verandas, which are defining features of this incredible building, have all been retained. The lighthouse, which was once used to guide ships into the port, has been renovated into a restaurant and serves gourmet cuisine.
Enjoy a meal at any of the superb restaurants in the hotel or spend the evening relaxing in the Post Bar with a Singapore Sling. The hotel’s famous chocolate buffet is a decadent treat and shouldn’t be missed. We particularly enjoyed the extensive buffet breakfast by the riverfront at the Town restaurant each morning. This was included with our room.
The rooms are spacious and beautiful. The beds are huge, and can be tailor-made for your sleeping pleasure. As we were checking in, we were told to call down to Housekeeping if we required an extra mattress pad. There was even a list of pillows to choose from. We also really enjoyed the rain shower, which was one of the best we’ve had.
The view from our room was incredible. Our balcony overlooked the Singapore River promenade. We had a perfect view of the canal boats passing underneath Cavanaugh Bridge and Anderson Bridge.
At night, this trendy district of Singapore is well-known for its entertainment and stunning night life. Fine dining, charming pubs, and open air patios and clubs are all located right next to the water. We enjoyed a romantic stroll along the promenade every night.
The Fullerton Singapore is a perfect choice for guests who demand the very highest standards. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.
The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore (00 65 6733 8388)