The Fullerton Hotel: Singapore’s Luxury Boutique Hotel

The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

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.

The Fullerton Pool - Nightside

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.

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The Fullerton Lobby

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 Cavanaugh Bridge, Singapore

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)

The Fullerton Lobby

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. I'm an experienced businesswoman and have worked in many leadership positions in Asia. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. I started writing about my health journey in 2009 after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, which came with other massive health issues. These diagnoses were the start of my journey as a health advocate and patient leader. Since then, My Several Worlds has been recognized worldwide as a top site for AS, fibromyalgia, and chronic illness by WEGO Health and Healthline.

11 thoughts on “The Fullerton Hotel: Singapore’s Luxury Boutique Hotel


    (July 21, 2009 - 6:40 am)

    i need to go on a “visa” run again next month and we are thinking about going to singapore for a weekend. will definitely consider the fullerton, altho’ it seems a bit pricier than other hotels, but looking at your post it seems well worth paying the extra bucks.

    jen Laceda

    (July 26, 2009 - 7:54 pm)

    Once again, you are tempting me to go to Singapore!!


      (July 31, 2009 - 2:34 pm)

      I do my best! ;-P

    Nomadic Matt

    (July 27, 2009 - 10:28 pm)

    wow! you and john really did go ALL out on this trip!


      (July 31, 2009 - 2:36 pm)

      Hell yeah. We like backpacking, but we also love doing mini luxury vacations. John’s usually responsible for these trips. You’d be surprised at some of the places we’ve stayed at. We were in Bali when John asked me to marry him, and you should have seen the villa he got us. It was walled in and had a courtyard, our own private plunge pool and an indoor/outdoor bathroom. It was amazing!

    I’m a Chocoholic « Choklad

    (August 8, 2009 - 5:56 am)

    […] patron since 17, yup it’s my safe chocolate heaven. Also recommended by Carrie, a travel writer and photographer.    San Churro in […]

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    (August 10, 2009 - 3:44 pm)

    Wow Fullerton.. one of the most expensive hotel in Singapore! But indeed the views itself is quite worth it..

    Thanks for the inside look of the hotel. Much better than any of their brochures. Might consider staying here as a stay-cation :-p



      (August 21, 2009 - 10:13 am)


      After our stay at the Fullerton, it quickly moved into our top three. If you’re a chocolate lover, don’t miss out on the Chocolate Buffet. It’s positively sinful!

    Quality Hotels

    (March 23, 2010 - 11:58 am)

    My goodness. That is one of the best looking hotels I have ever seen. I would love to go to Singapore and stay there, it looks like it’d be fantastic. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
    .-= Quality Hotels´s last blog ..Prince Hotels =-.


    (February 20, 2021 - 3:07 pm)

    Ooh…articles on Singapore…gotta read em all! Haha. Wish we could visit each other again…hopefully in the near future!

      Carrie Kellenberger

      (February 22, 2021 - 3:33 pm)

      Lots of info on Singapore and we know where to go if I can’t walk. I hope we can visit soon!

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