Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong
What We Love
- Gratis cups of locally roasted coffee, served as part of the check-in process
- The marble-topped Singer sewing machine, which stands in for an imaginative vanity counter in all guest bathrooms
- The hotel’s main restaurant is housed in a former police station
- The 16th-floor infinity pool—perfect to fight off the humid temps
What To Know
- There are no MRT stations nearby, though you’re just a 20-minute taxi ride to the city center
- Only 12 of the 131 guest rooms contain bathtubs
- The carom board in your room comes with instructions so you can try your hand at this uniquely Southeast Asian take on table shuffleboard
- The complimentary Android phone is perfect for overseas guests—calls and Internet usage are free for the duration of your stay.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Confection-colored ceramics, batik cushions, latticed timber screens—the photo ops at this upbeat Katong retreat in Joo Chiat (the neighborhood is named after a legendary local spice baron), Singapore’s first designated Heritage Town, are seemingly endless. They’re so lively that you’ll forget suburbia surrounds you. There’s nothing humdrum about your pop art inspired room, though—it’s a buoyant, open-planned expanse, where the star player is a hand-drawn sketch depicting local street-life behind your king-size bed. Usual suspects, like the drab mini-fridge, are replaced with a whimsical purple-lacquered cabinet, and the bathroom is lined in a kaleidoscopic array of porcelain Peranakan tiles. The Malaccan theme continues at Baba Chews Bar & Eatery, the hotel’s all-day restaurant: it draws a lively brunch crowd for its coconut jam-slathered toast, flanked by soft-boiled eggs and shrimp dumplings—a Singaporean staple. Even the snappy kiosk in the lobby, stocked with local crafts, books and magazines, is a modern spin on a 1960s-era ‘mama stall,’ (convenience stands that were located under the city-state’s many high-rise apartment block) underscoring this hotel’s unwavering commitment to its heritage.
In the Area
Despite being set on Singapore’s quiet eastern periphery, the hotel is just a 20-minute ride to Changi International Airport. 112 Katong Mall, teeming with nearly 150 shops spread across six lively floors (highlights include Food Republic, which serves hawker fare with a modern twist) is across the street, while East Coast Park, popular for its beachfront barbecues, biking and jogging trails, is also within easy reach. Other worthy excursions: a walking tour of the ornate heritage terrace houses that line Koon Seng Road and a visit to the Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple, a 19th-century shrine to the Hindu god Ganesha.
How to Get There
We were on our way out when it started to rain so we came back to our room to get an umbrella. Lo and behold a male staff was inside our room without permission! He was surprised and said he was just cheking the vault. For what? We were also advised that pest control will be done during our 3 days stay! What a health hazard for guests like us! Scary that employees can just enter the room. We dont feel safe.
What a nice discovery and a pleasant change from the bustle of diwntown...you are not far away...15 mins by bus and convenient to airport.20 mins bus or cab..
Rooms were quiet and divine.Peranakan style is pleasing to the eye.The self foot bath is amazing and very needed at end of a long walking day.the amenities provided were great Biological from Australia.
The roof top pool and gymn were fabulous and what a view over Katong and the stadium etc....baba chews in the old police station down below is a real find and highly recommend it for both dinner and breakfast...lovely use of buffet pantry in the morning and lovely tapas style cooked eggs and sweet offerings along with all the staples reminded me of the Best of W Resorts breakfasts!!!
The fusion Peranakan style with western styles is unique and works like chicken redang lasagne and iberico pork ribs redang...great...
Cant wait to come back and ihg you are a winner....
We booked a 1-day stay (Thursday - Friday), I am quite impressed and satisfied with their service. The check-in and check-out process was very smooth and fuss free. Our room was facing Holiday Inn Express so we kept the curtains closed most of the time. We love the unique room design, their "coffee table" is actually carom table (with actual carom game), the bottom of the bathroom vanity table has a manually operated sewing machine design. The thoughts put in for the small details in the room is very interesting. Especially when it was quite familiar to all of us. It was easy for us to get food as there are a whole stretch of dining places across the streets. Varies from our local Katong Laksa, to Indian food, Korean BBQ, bars, and dessert shops etc. Overall we're very pleased with our stay! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a unique stay in SG.
ps. We hope for an opportunity to interview this Hotel's Management Team to understand and know more about Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong. Hope to hear from you soon! Thank you