Many of Singapore's iconic attractions have families in mind, welcoming children with activities and play areas. These range from exciting theme parks such as Universal Studios Singapore and Wild Wild Wet, impressive zoos such as the Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park, to the sunny beaches along East Coast Park and Sentosa, as well as nature retreats at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
However, parents may be stumped when it comes to finding the right place to stay with their families in Singapore. The most well-known and popular hotels here are luxury, business or boutique hotels. Nonetheless, there are in reality numerous mid-range hotels within the city and around the island that would suit most families. While almost every hotel in Singapore would gladly welcome families, and most have kid-friendly amenities ready at hand, we have selected a few that we believe would really make your family's stay here a comfortable and enjoyable one!
Have a worry-free stay with your family and children here in Singapore!
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort
This is Singapore's only beachfront hotel, set on Sentosa's Siloso Beach. The resort is shaped like a bent cruise ship, with a huge swimming pool, and the Underwater World aquarium and Dolphin Lagoon next door. The rooms are designed with private balconies that offer sweeping views of Fort Siloso or Singapore's harbour. Junior guests will be entertained with games and activities at the children's club and play area, which also provides complimentary meals.
(101 Siloso Road. +65 6275 0100. http://www.shangri-la.com/)
Rasa Sentosa Resort
Siloso Beach Resort Sentosa
The rooms, family suites and villas of this resort overlook the calm waters of the South China Sea. Glass walls and bay windows offer great views of the beach, and the sea is just a short walk away. The excellent leisure facilities here include a sprawling 95-metre long waterfall landscaped pool, with water slides for children. This is the closest you can get to staying in a jungle resort on Sentosa, where some of the rooms are even built around glass-encased jungle trees.
(51 Imbiah Walk. +65 6722 3333. http://www.silosobeachresort.com/)
The chic and friendly island-life ambience at this family-oriented hotel makes it the ideal place for families looking for a welcoming and relaxing island getaway. Conveniently located beside the FestiveWalk, 24-hour entertainment and a wide array of dining options are always within reach. The highlights here are child-friendly amenities that will delight your kids - candies at the reception, welcome novelty packs, and bathrobes tailored for the little ones. For even younger guests, cribs are available at your request, and the hotel's babysitting service is available at a fee.
(8 Sentosa Gateway. +65 6577 8899. http://www.rwsentosa.com/)
YMCA International House
Large, clean rooms and family suites are accompanied by a range of facilities such as a fitness centre, rooftop swimming pool, squash and badminton courts, and a billiard room. There is a restaurant offering daily set meals. The hotel is situated in a prime location, within walking distance of the Bras Basah MRT Station, the National Museum, other attractions around Fort Canning Park, as well as the prime shopping district that is Orchard Road.
(1 Orchard Road. +65 6336 6000. http://www.ymcaih.com.sg/)
YWCA Fort Canning Lodge
Large, comfortable rooms and family suites are complemented by a range of facilities and amenities including a coffee house, tennis court, outdoor swimming pool, self-service launderette, and laundry services. The hotel shares a similar location as YMCA International House, a short walk away from both Orchard Road and Fort Canning Park, and the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station.
(6 Fort Canning Road. +65 6338 4222. http://www.ywcafclodge.org.sg/)
Orchard Parade Hotel
Set between the tranquil greenery of Tanglin and the bustle of Orchard Road, this hotel offers a great location and huge beds and sofas at a good price. There are family studios with lounge and dining areas, an outdoor pool, laundry facilities, and a mall with cafés and restaurants below. The full range of modern comforts and the rooms' Mediterranean elegance make this worth the price.
(1 Tanglin Road. +65 6737 1133. http://www.orchardparade.com.sg/)
Orchard Parade Hotel
PARKROYAL on Beach Road
Located between the Nicoll Highway MRT Station and Kampong Glam, home of the famous Arab Street and Haji Lane, this hotel brings you close to an exotic and eclectic neighbourhood and the city at your doorstep. Inter-connecting rooms are available here, and the sprawling rooftop pool is popular with children. This is the ideal spot to unwind after a day exploring the island, with numerous cafés, restaurants and quirky shops nearby, complemented by the hotel's shopping mall.
(7500 Beach Road. +65 6505 5666. http://www.parkroyalhotels.com/)
Parkroyal on Beach Road