Six Senses Duxton
What We Love
- One of the suites features inlaid mother-of-pearl furniture
- An on-call herbalist
- Gin and chrysanthemum cordial cocktails at the hotel bar
- Bold interiors by former Bond girl turned designer Anouska Hempel
What To Know
- Rooms are not wheelchair-accessible
- The hotel offers tea appreciation classes nearby
- Each of the guest chambers contains Naturalmat organic mattresses
- While there's no spa or fitness center onsite, the hotel offers free access to the gym and swimming pool at 100AM Mall, about an eight-minute walk away
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Sexy Tanjong Pagar lair inside a row of converted shop houses, with moody interiors by Anouska Hempel
In a refreshing about-face, Six Sense ditched its signature resort aesthetic for Singapore’s buzzy Central Business District, taking over a set of converted colonial trading houses. Thankfully, the brand’s signature commitment to sustainability remains: all the water here is filtered onsite, while amenities (by homeopathic line Organic Pharmacy) are dispensed from ceramic containers, not plastic bottles. Anouska Hempel–designed interiors are a marvelously moody, Malay-accented blend of golds, blacks, and yellows with gargantuan fans and original wallpaper; see if you can spot historic embellishments from the designer’s own collection, including an 18th-century legal agreement from Europe. At The Yellow Pot, a contemporary Chinese restaurant, dinners are heavy with tongue-numbing Sichuan peppercorns. Even better is its à la carte breakfast menu (soy milk with fried fritters, freshly-baked pastries, chilli crab omelets) that’s as East Meets West as its alluring backdrop.
In the Area
As a property that’s finely tuned to its heritage-rich setting, the Six Senses Duxton offers guests a variety of ways to explore Singapore’s pulsing cultural heart. After taking a foodie’s tour of the family-run establishments of Tanjong Pagar and hawker-hopping at the Maxwell Food Center (about a five-minute walk from the hotel), where stalls sell everything from traditional Hokkien fried snacks to classic British comfort fare, embark on a walking tour of the surrounding shop-houses to learn about their past lives in the 19th century. If you’ve got concrete jungle fatigue, wander the greens of Pearl’s Hill City Park, a 22-acre expanse built around a reservoir just under a mile away.
How to Get There
The property is exquisite- design detailing is impeccable. And their staff is not only well trained but you can tell they love taking great care of their guests. Their hearts are in it! They made us welcome from the moment we arrived. The meals were among the best on our trip -breakfast is phenomenal and we had the chef fix prix menu to die for!
The front desk personnel's smiling faces greeted us daily and helped us navigate the city. The wait staff was wonderful as well and we enjoyed every moment at Six Senses and loved visiting their sister property down the street as well!
I usually stay in a different hotel while travelling to Singapore. It was sold out so I found this hotel. What a beautiful surprise! I stay about 200 nights a year in hotels and I have seen many around the world. This charming boutique hotel is one of the nicest I have seen. What an amazing discovery! The service is absolutely exceptional and friendly. The rooms are fabulous. The hotel is conveniently located near all the restaurant but I highly recommend trying the Yellow Pot Restaurant. I look forward my next stay at the Duxton Singapore.
This property really does do justice to the sixth sense - loads of charm and character all with superb service (the night manager was so helpful and gracious). Went for a larger room (Opium Suite) and was upgraded to a loft style room with magnificent floor to ceiling windows - all in-room amenities were top quality.
Breakfast room a bit tight - but fresh and great food. Restaurant also very good quality.
Gym is in the Maxwell nearby and very small - so was a bit disappointing.
Certainly would return - loads of local restaurants nearby - and do very convenient. Will return.