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
A lovely clean hotel in the east with cheerful staff. I stayed here for 5 days with my husband and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The location is very convenient as there are bus-stops within less than 50 meters! There is a taxi stand in the mall next to the hotel (I12 Katong). Also there are plenty of hip eating joints to suit every taste bud and pocket! Lots of shopping options too!
The rooms are large and differently designed, toilet and bathing areas are separate. It is very tastefully decorated and is very clean as it is new and hope that it stays this way. The swimming pool area is large and I loved it ..nice views, lots of breeze and was very relaxing. The staff was always very cheerful and helpful. The rooms are cleaned once a day, on the first day we had an extremely good cleaner while the cleaning service was not very good on the remaining days.They allowed us to check in a little early at around 11.50 hr, though we had to pay half day rent to check out late at 6 PM. The breakfast was big and sumptuous with daily different local specialities too! ..also there were enough choices for vegetarians! The wifi was free and very good.
I would highly recommend this place for all the visitors who would like to stay in the East. The Orchard road is 20-25 minutes busied away!
Beautifully appointed rooms with a fabulous view. The mini bar us great also . The swimming pool has great views and is located on the rooftop I would recommend this hotel for its price it's great value for money
I will return
We stayed here for two nights en route to Bali-and liked it from the moment we stepped in. The hotel met all of our expectations. Staff were great throughout our stay, the room spacious and lovely decorated, the bed comfortable.
Everyone was not only efficient (the way you would expect it to be in Singapore) but welcoming and attentive.
We had a nice room on the 13th floor and were surprised by it’s big size (considering how much of a premium space is in a city like Singapore). Furthermore, they really did a good job blending in the traditional Perankan heritage style into the room’s modern comfort.
The complimentary mobile phone provided came more than handy as it made navigation around the city very easy if you don’t have any local data.
The Indigo might not be cheap if on a travel budget but certainly is great value for money compared to other Singapore hotels.
Though not directly connected by a MRT station we liked the hotel‘s location in the traditional area of Katong between Changi Airport and the city centre. There are different busses taking you into the city, a Grab from Changi Airport is 15S$, to the city as low as 12S$.
In general breakfast was good in terms of selection, generosity and quality.
Overall I can highly recommend the Indigo Katong.
The rooms are spacious and are uniquely decorated with eclectic furnishings. A super comfortable firm bed, nice shower, foot bath and fixings provided, and a complimentary smart phone to use when you're 'out and about'.
We opted for the breakfast which we thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend. Staff are friendly and energetic, a joy to be around.
Lovely boutique hotel with peranakan theme. Near airport and shopping centre. Booked the room with bathtub. Overlooking the neighbourhood. Nice infinity pool. From the rooftop pool you can see the co trial tower of changi airport, Singapore post, ecp as well as the city area! Hotel breakfast was really good and amazing. The staffs were so nice and approachable. No complaints so far. There's a 24 gym too!