A new breed of boutique hotels in Singapore
Hotel Re! offers a lineup of 1960s and ‘70s inspired guestrooms and suites with mod cons and psychedelic furnishings, resulting in a blend that is truly “modern retro”. There are 53 reasonably priced, superior rooms with brightly coloured walls adorned with ‘60s inspired stencils. The top class suites are decked out in gold, silver or bronze, complete with a Jacuzzi hot tub and a waterbed, very Austin Powers. This is a hotel that screams fun.
Located at the base of Pearl’s Hill, Hotel Re! is a little away from the action, but it is only a short taxi ride to attractions like Chinatown, Clarke Quay and Orchard Road.
The Moon Hotel is a friendly and cosy establishment in the heart of the traditional Singaporean enclave of Little India. There is a trendy feel about this hotel, with an Ikea-like compact design. The standard rooms are seriously tiny and some do not even have windows, but they are all equipped with iPod docking stations, flat screen TVs, LED lighting and bathrobes. There is only one suite with a balcony and open bath.
Moon hotel is in Little India, just down the road from Wanderlust. This is an area that is not for everyone’s taste. It is a little rough around the edges, a raucous mix of backpacker hostels and spice stores – but why go for the boring, wanna-be Blade Runner skyline and corporate climes? Best make the most of Little India for all its rawness, before big business takes over.