What are some nice hotels in Singapore

Book hotels Singapore

Singapore is often smiled at as Asia for beginners. But if you give the tropical island nation a chance, you quickly notice how multifaceted the megacity really is. Hotels in Singapore are close to the world-famous harbor promenade between mega-buildings and English villas or along the bustling shopping street Orchard Road. Chinatown and Little India bear witness to the city-state's rich history.

Downtown Core: mega-buildings, harbor promenade & supertrees

Downtown Singapore combines opposites: In the oldest part of the city there are Victorian colonial buildings such as the Old Parliament House and the Victoria Theater, alongside architectural masterpieces and gigantic skyscrapers made of glass. The international financial world is at home here. Business people, vacationers and strollers mingle in downtown. If you stroll along the waterfront promenade at Marina Bay, you will be amazed at the fireworks display of architectural masterpieces, one more breathtaking than the next. The Artscience Museum, shaped like an orchid blossom, the Esplanade Theater and, above all, the three-towered platform of the Marina Bay Sands are landmarks of Singapore. In the evenings, the mega-buildings outdo each other with glittering lights that are reflected in the dark harbor basin. If you are looking for a luxurious hotel in Singapore, you will be spoiled for choice in Downtown. The Supertrees in Park Gardens by the Bay are also definitely worth a visit.

Orchard Road: Shopping malls and art in a glittering paradise

Orchard Road is Singapore's shopping street. There is hustle and bustle here all day long. Futuristic shopping centers like the ION Orchard or the 313 @ somerset bring together luxury brands like Prada, Dior or Louis Vuitton and fashion labels like Esprit, Zara and Uniqlo under one roof. Tech stores, jewelers and restaurants are also lined up along Orchard Road. In the brightly lit stores, which are decorated in all colors and lights, huge Narrabrees provide shade. Art lovers and architecture fans with an eye for detail will find statues by contemporary artists and designers along the street. 24-hour shopping has not yet been introduced in Singapore. Those who want to look at the statues and the architecture in peace can visit Orchard Road early in the morning or in the evening. Many Singapore hotels also have their own art collections. Fashion enthusiasts feel at home away from the main shopping mile in the boutiques on Haji Lane, between North Bridge and Ophir Road.

Chinatown & Little India: Multicultural & Street Food

Singapore is a melting pot of cultures. The city developed under the influence of the English. 75 percent of the population come from China, 14 percent are Malay and 8 percent are Indian. At first glance, a Chinatown appears obsolete in the multi-ethnic state. Nevertheless, Chinatown on the edge of the central business district is unreservedly recommended. Small, colorful houses, Buddhist temples and stores make up Chinatown. The smell of incense sticks penetrates the nose. Special highlight: Smith Street becomes Food Street in the evening. Tables are simply in the street, snacks and small restaurants serve exotic specialties. Little India shines in numerous colors. Seldom has a single color been chosen for the walls of houses. Here you can marvel at Hindu temples. The numerous restaurants make the district a culinary paradise.

Good to know:

Laws & Cleanliness: Singapore has a reputation for being the cleanest city in Asia. For this, the island state does not shy away from severe penalties. Spitting chewing gum, dumping garbage on the street or smoking in public are punishable by heavy fines. Introducing more than 17 cigarettes and eating in public places is prohibited. Often posters and signs with instructions remind of social rules.

Tropical island & climate: The fact that Singapore belongs to the tropics is often forgotten when you look at the glossy photos of the hotels in downtown. Singapore is generally hot and has a high level of humidity. The dry season between March and September is usually recommended as the best travel time.