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Book a staycation at these boutique hotels in Singapore

While we wait for the time when we can travel again, these staycation spots can provide a change in scenery from the big-names - without compromising on the luxury.  

Unlike larger hotel chains or corporate hotels, boutique hotels can be defined by their efforts to create a distinctive personality with their theming or design.  Uniquely, they are likely to have taken over a historical building, using innovative design to adapt its facilities to the charming architecture.  Considered to be offbeat, trendy and modern, no two rooms are the same and they often provide bespoke services for their guests.  

While no doubt snugger than a regular chain hotel, boutique hotels present an interesting and immersive experience for those itching to encounter something different from the familiar carpets and marble.  

To satiate your wanderlust, here is a list of 5 boutique hotels – each with their own flair – to check in to.  

  • Soloha Hotels - The Peak

    Hotel Soloha 

    Tucked along the refurbished shophouses of Keong Saik road, is Hotel Soloha.  It’s charming facade of deep blue shophouse windows and striped awnings evokes an image of a quaint European café, while its inside – with colourful neon lights and striking urban-jungle wall art – speaks to its name, a combination of the words “so”, a superlative, and “aloha” the Hawaiian greeting.  

    In line with its theme, social spaces are prevalent in their unique bar-reception, encouraging travelers – or in this case staycation goers – to mingle and get to know one another (in pandemic-less times of course).  The vibrant jungle chic décor and art, designed by local artists Ethrisha Liaw and Danielle Tay, also adds to the lively and youthful vibe of the lobby cum bar.

    The establishment has 45 rooms, ranging from standard, deluxe, loft to suite, all with smart 4K TVs and modern, space-efficient interior design.  For lunch or dinner, next to reception is Takeshi Noodle Bar where guests can enjoy a bowl of ramen or two before they retreat to the comfort of their home for the night or enjoy the bustling night life of the hipster Keong Saik area.  

    Book a room here.

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