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
My boyfriend and I stayed in this beautiful Hotel for his birthday. I texted the hotel manager before we arrived there and requested the Hotel to arrange the room in a special way to surprise him. And they did! The Hotel Indigo Katong wrote a card for my boyfriend and they put some paper origami on the bed. Their friendliness made our stay a very special one. The room was spotlessly clean, the hotel including the pool and the gym area were in a very good shape. We would definetly stay here again and recommend this hotels for everybody who is looking for a great Hotel in Singapore. The feeling we got in this Hotel really gave us the chance to relax, recover and enjoy Singapore.
I stayed at Hotel Indigo Katong for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute -- almost didn't want to leave the room! (But you must walk around the neighborhood... it's a heritage town, so a lot of pre-war architecture). In the room, I loved the artwork, the colorful furniture, and the whimsical amenities that make you curious about Peranakan culture (such as wooden slippers, carrom board game pieces, and a "Good Morning Towel"). The room definitely had a personality of its own and is unlike any I've ever stayed in. On the rooftop there is an infinity pool with panoramic views of the city. We did have lunch and breakfast at the restaurant Baba Chews and the food was absolutely wonderful... think I'm going to want Laksa for breakfast every day now! I highly recommend Hotel Indigo in Katong for a unique cultural experience in a part of Singapore that has a rich history and offers a lot of great local food.
Away from the city yet conveniently located near many nice cafes and restaurants. Walking distance to 112 Katong Mall and Parkway Parade and a less than 10 minute drive to East Coast Beach. Sumptuous breakfast spread, clean and cosy rooms and friendly staff plus a cool rooftop pool. Would go again.
Rosa at katong indigo takes special care in serving breakfast at restaurant near reception.
Good hotel with infinity pool.
Overall good experience
Nice rooms clean spacey
Staff is courteous
Shopping areas within 5 minutes walk.
This hotel is a real find. Bursting with personality, it cheers you up just to pull up in front of the place. From the vertical gardens, to the op art lift, and then on to those stunning bedrooms. So individual. So quirky and such fun. I felt good every time i entered. Lovely roof top pool and attentive staff. I so wanted to give this place 5 stars but i left an item of clothing behind and emailed to report. Not so much as a reply. Come on Indigo, you can do better than this. Its a minute to answer an email and is part of the customer relation experience.