Whether you’re visiting Singapore backpacking, on a family trip, or you just have a short stay-over weekend on your way to Australia, choosing a fit and trendy hotel in the right neighborhood can make or break your stay. Of course at Roundstay we prefer a hotel with some nice options to stay fit and if possible a big pool for your morning swim. It is worth noting that Singapore is not a particularly large city – it measures just over 700 square kilometers! However, the city is a multi-racial society and this is reflected in its many colorful and distinct neighborhoods.
Most visitors choose to stay in one of the main central neigborhoods at the south of the island, with each district offering its own unique vibe. Amongst others, these include Marina Bay, Clarke Quay, Civic District and the ethnic enclaves of Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam. You can be walking in Serangoon Road and feel like you’re in India and walk a few blocks to Arab Street for a piece of the Middle East. Location can definitely play a crucial part in defining your Singapore experience.
An urban oasis in the park. Hotel Fort Canning is a magnificent and award-winning conservation hotel tucked within 18 hectares of lush greenery of Fort Canning Park. It combines the romance of a grand colonial edifice with lush green parklands in the heart of the city.
This trendy hotel has a spacious and pleasant fitness center with all state-of-the art Technogym equipment. In addition it has not one but two landscaped swimming pools, both with the most advanced ionization technology to treat the pools for healthy natural pure water, so that the guests enjoy pools that are chlorine and chemical free. Fort Canning also has and an extensive Spa on site. The location of course offers great running options via the Fort Canning Park jogging trail.
Marina Bay Sands
What an astonishing architecture for this ultra-modern building opened in 2010 : the Marina Bay Sands. This is definitely one of the most unbelievable places you will see in Singapore! The hotel comes with the impressive, complete Banyan Tree Fitness Club where you can work out at 55 floors above Singapore. In addition you can swim in the world’s largest, 50-metre-long infinity pool overlooking Singapore’s city skyline and Marina Bay from the 57th floor. Due to its prominent location, you can enjoy a great run in the nearby Gardens by the Bay. The rates start around 270 dollars per night. If this is too much, you can also find another hotel and enjoy the
club lounge Ku Dé Ta. A trendy rooftop bar with 360º views. The only disadvantage is that you will miss out on the iconic Marina Bay Sand building itself..
Ready for some classic heritage style nights? Why not dip into the grandeur of the Goodwood Park Hotel. This impressive hotel is located in the heart of Singapore’s classic Orchard Road shopping area. The former Teutonia Club for German residents was converted into a hotel in 1929. Since then, it has housed many royals and officers like Prince Heinrich of Prussia, the Prince of Wales and Noel Coward to senior Japanese officers during the Occupation of Singapore in the Second World War.
Many of the original, early 20th-century features have been restored and are balanced by contemporary finishes and five-star facilities, including two outdoor swimming pools and an upgraded and expanded (24 h) fitness center.
M Social Singapore
M Social Singapore is a new 293-room lifestyle boutique hotel designed by famed French designer Philippe Starck as an avant-garde playground, located in the energetic Robertson Quay area. A trendy place, buzzing with alfresco dining spots, hip restaurants and cafes. It is a recently developed area in hectic Singapore, with a nice, sophisticated and relaxed air to it.
The first thing we noticed were the energetic (and young!) staff, eager to welcome you ‘home’ and help with the fully online check on procedure. One of the ideas of M Social Singapore is to create an lodging style that is informal enough to make you feel right at home. Compared to other less-equipped boutique hotels, M Social has a 31-metre outdoor lap pool and fitness center to stretch your muscles. Because we all like to unwind with exercise, don’t we…!
Jen Tanglin Singapore
Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore is a part of the Shangri-La Group and in its previous life, this building was part of the business travel brand Traders hotel. With 565 refurbished guestrooms, this hotel is not exactly a small boutique hotel. But being a totally new hotel, staying here has its perks. For a start, all rooms are bright, stylish and fashionably new. The corporate look is completely gone and bright colors and symmetrical patterns dominate the lobby and the rooms
A spacious boutique gym with functional state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, including machines and comprehensive sets of free weights is waiting for you. Rental bikes are available in case you want to do your urban exploring on two wheels.
Vagabond Singapore – Heritage District
The Vagabond Club (former Hotel Vagabond) is located in a neighborhood of trendy cafes, major landmarks and important sights of the city. The Vagabond Club rests in the heart of the Jalan Besar area, Singapore’s Central Heritage District and on the border between two of its premiere districts, Kampong Glam (a hub for its heritage and arts), and Little India, a district with a mix of Hindu and Chinese temples, mosques, and churches. No wonder their slogan is “If you have to get in trouble, do it in the Vagabond”.
Having a smart partnership, you can rejuvenate and recharge at the Anytime Fitness gym across the street. Oh, and The Vagabond Club is the first hotel in Singapore to become 100% carbon-free.
The 308-room Hotel G Singapore is a trendy lifestyle hotel designed with whimsical and graphic elements. An ideal retreat for fun and relaxation. With its trendy open spaces, high speed Wi-fi and instagrammable spots all over the hotel, it is no wonder that Hotel G Singapore is fast becoming a go-to hotspot for hipsters and millenials. Located in Singapore’s trendy Arts District, Hotel G Singapore mimics the trendy area by integrating local artists and trendy décor into its design.
The newly opened 24/7 gym, located on the third floor is a fully equipped gym designed in vintage tones with brick walls and cement floors, reminiscent of old American boxing gyms. This gym is definitely worth your active selfie, including a “vintage atmosphere” of the state-of-the-art gym, including Technogym treadmills, bikes, elliptical, climbers, wellness balls, boxing equipment and more.