What We Love
- Free WiFi
- Pub-style Victoria Bar has one of the city’s best beer lists
- There are traditional Peranakan boutiques right next to the hotel
What To Know
- Upgrading to premium high-speed Internet is extra
- Self-parking costs extra
- The 24-hour fitness center is free
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The InterContinental Singapore is adjacent to a row of native Peranakan shops, allowing guests to browse artwork and other handmade goods that recall the city’s Chinese, Malay and European culture. All 403 guestrooms are decked out in smart British colonial décor and modern amenities make this hotel an ideal spot for business travelers. Elsewhere, there are two restaurants (cooking up Japanese and Chinese cuisine), a fitness center and lush rooftop garden; the outdoor pool offers a taste of serenity that belies the hotel’s bustling downtown location. Best of all is the prime location in Marina Bay: You’re just minutes from the popular Bugis Street Shopping District.
In the Area
Visit the Sultan Mosque, dating to 1928 and among the city’s oldest landmarks, for an historic photo-op, stopping along nearby Kandahar Street to browse the markets and artisan stalls that crowd the streets and alleyways. In Chinatown, stop by the restored Heritage Centre to browse art and cultural relics from Singapore’s early Chinese history. For a bird’s eye view of the city, ride the 541-foot Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest observational wheel, for a 30-minute look at the metropolis from above. And make time for Gardens by the Bay, a Marina Bay-area sculptural park and conservation area with a variety of themed gardens and natural attractions.
How to Get There
I travel quite frequently for work and often through Singapore, a city with a multitude of hotel choices.
There are many hotels more “flash” than the old Intercontinental at Bugis. But this is where I feel most at home when away from home.
A big part of it is the team working at the hotel. From the door men who recognises the guests to the wonderful club lounge team and to the room service and house keeping.
Nothing is impossible or complicated even when a demanding customer wants attention to the details.
I keep coming back.
Thanks chef at the club lounge for the best crispy bacon in the world!
We stayed at the Intercontinental for Chinese New Years. The morning breakfast buffet is AMAZING! If you can upgrade or reserve a room that gives you access to the executive lounge, that are great drinks and happy hour snacks. Special offerings for CNY. All in all, a great place to stay.
Received an email a few days prior to staying, trying to upsell me on a room and asking for my flight information. I declined any paid upgrade and informed them of my flight info.
Arrived at the hotel at 7:00pm and was told I would need to wait a bit for housekeeping to check on the room. After flying all day and being tired and waiting 20 minutes, I went back to the front desk and asked for a room that was ready. I was told only room that was ready was on 2nd floor and there's no elevator but at least they offered to carry up my luggage.
Room is on desperate need for a refurbishment. Bathroom is borderline disgusting due to age and grime. No outlets next to bed. TV did not work and had to call maintenance to resolve issue.
Highly disappointed with this property and surprised it carries the Intercontinental name.
We stayed here for just the one night before the next leg of our journey, but overall we were really impressed with the hotel.
It's a very clean hotel that feels luxury and it's a really affordable price compared to the other hotels of it's ilk.
The room was very clean and has all of the modern plugs, ports... everything that makes modern hotels great! The location is really good for walking around and the pool is also really great.
A one night stay, first impression of lobby was that decor was a bit tired and reception staff pleasant but a bit stretched. Room clean and a good size but again a bit tired. Very good breakfast in what seemed to be a recently and well renovated ‘Ash & Elm’ restaurant. With all the other excellent hotels in Singapore I don’t think I will be rushing back.