Staying in City Hall
City Hall is located right in the central business district. The City Hall MRT Station makes it all the more convenient for travellers to get from one part of the island to the next. City Hall is also considered the civic district which is a great place to start if you’re a cultural junkie. Needless to say, prime locations are often accompanied by prime prices. Besides the convenience, these hotels often come with their own luxurious amenities in order to ensure that they are not losing out to their fellow competitors.
Located right in front of City Hall MRT Station is the Fairmont Singapore and Swissotel The Stamford. Connected to Raffles City Shopping Centre, both hotels have their own niche selling points. Get the best panoramic view of the city at Swissotel The Stamford - the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia. Alternatively unwind and rejuvenate with Fairmont’s internal spa facilities with Willow Stream Spa - one of the largest spa sanctuaries in Asia.
If price is not an issue, Raffles Hotel is definitely the place to check into. Be transported back in time with its colonial architecture and rustic rattan chairs, four-post beds and bentwood tables. Dine in one of Singapore oldest heirlooms and for all you know you might be seating on the same seat as some of the many celebrities, writers and royalties the hotel has received over the years.
If some basic amenities and facilities are all that you need, the Grand Park City Hall and the Peninsula Excelsior Hotel may be easier on your pocket. These mid-range hotels offer continental breakfasts, daily housekeeping and a concierge. Carlton Hotel and Naumi Hotel are chic four-stars hotels more affordable than Raffles Hotel. Smaller than their other contemporaries, these hotels provide a more personalised touch for the hip and trendy.