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
The rooms are visually great..they are clean and have an amazing view...an infinity pool..and great breakfast spread..
We had the best stay and one amazing thing that they do provide is a smart phone with internet access and international calling ( few countries).
Service is prompt and room is comfortable. Area around has several eateries and hence easy to find a good meal.
We were so impressed with Hotel Indigo and plan to revisit again!
The decor from the foyer to the rooms is amazing colours and design unique and it is easy to see that the Katong area much of which is peranekan is reflected in the decor.
Now for the important bit, check in one of the best we have had if I recall correctly Shakeel did our check in, during our stay Jennifer who worked in reception was amazing with her customer service.
Our room was large and modern we were on the 13th floor and had views across Katong. The toilet was separate to the bathroom, the bathroom itself was unique with bright design and importantly immaculate, the shower had a rain shower and the size of the shower cubicle was really large, good hot water and soft towels and the botanicals range of toiletries was excellent.
Our room had a king bed which was so comfortable and ensured excellent sleep quality.
The room had a seating area with table which was great to sit and enjoy a tea or coffee.
Capsule coffee and plunger coffee was included, a really nice touch to the mini bar area was three lolly jars with traditional lollies to enjoy and also a little bit of history about the lollies.
Breakfast was in the Baba Chews restaurant ,the decor here was really nice. Up front have to say they do great coffee here,breakfast excellent plenty of cold assortments cereals yoghurt fruit, juices and cheeses and the hot food choices from the menu included several peranakan Malay/Singapore dishes and also traditional breakfasts bacon eggs, omeletes etc.Baba Chews is open from breakfast time through to late evening and they serve meals and snacks all day or you could go for a drink in the bar there.
The Hotel is conveniently located near shopping malls and many smaller shops, there is plenty to do and much to see in the area.
Hotel Indigo is fabulous we loved our stay and plan to stay again!
Had a lovely experience; original room with comfortable bed,large shower and circular bath. Good Ac, great breakfast in Baba Chews.Very friendly,helpful staff. Loved having the phone with local connection that we could use as we roamed around Singapore. Bus stop a short walk from the hotel.
Was really an awesome stay and value for money. Went for my anniversary with my wife.
Was greeted with a nice cup of coffee upon arrival. The staff were friendly and assisted us with our enquiries.
Went to the room and it was beautifully decorated as with my request to add on roses/cards/snacks/balloons to surprise my wife. The room itself is unique and well thought off. Can see the pride the hotel takes for the rooms. And I like the attention they give to the minor details like having a DIY "free" foot spa as part of the theme.
You can walk around the vicinities of the hotel to help yourself to a range of food or massages if you like.
The breakfast was awesome and one of the better ones I have for a hotel.
Check out was also pretty fast.
I would highly recommend this place. I myself am planning to be back with other family members for a staycation here.
We found the hotel very well located for a weekend visit, at mid-distance between the airport and the downtown buzz. It's a quiet neighbourhood of little shops and restaurants, very near Joo Chiat Road and its heritage colonial houses.
The hotel in itself is adorable, the style is a mix of impeccably clean modern with kitschy flea market chinese details. The rooms are relatively spacious for Singapore and for the price. Ours had a fun shower room with a view on the city through the bay window. And of course there's the rooftop swimming-pool.
The service is cheerful and helping. They found and booked bus tickets at a nearby bus stop for us. Breakfast in the restaurant next door is excellent with a wide variety of dishes. Delicious eggs benedict.
All in all an excellent experience.