The Scarlet Singapore
What We Love
- Creative cocktails and nibbles at the rooftop Breeze bar
- An open-air Jacuzzi surrounded by greenery
- The vibrant, sensuous use of color in the stylish guest rooms
What To Know
- Not all rooms have windows; rooms with windows are also not guaranteed
- There is no parking onsite
- The sultry vibe isn’t for everyone
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Recently relaunched after a major renovation, one of Singapore’s first boutique hotels—opened in 2004—remains one of its cheekiest and most provocative. It bills itself as “multifaceted, daring, uninhibited and different” and proves that claim with individually themed suites with names like Lavish and Passion. The amenities are limited but stylish: an outdoor Jacuzzi, a scene-y gym called Flaunt, a rooftop bar called Breeze that serves creative cocktails and small plates, and a casual comfort-food bistro that promises “fun dining” rather than “fine dining.”
In the Area
The hotel is near the trendy neighborhoods of Ann Siang Road and Club Street, which are lined with cool shops, boutique spas, and wine bars. To further explore Singapore’s off duty side, head to Sentosa island, known for it’s golf, beach clubs, and family-centered activities, or take in the island nation’s colonial history in the posh area around Dempsey Hill, known for its traditional black and white mansions. The nearby Singapore Botanic Gardens are filled to the brim with orchids, tropical plants, and locals taking a breather in the shade.
How to Get There
I booked this hotel for my parents who love boutique hotels and they loved it.
Fantastic staff .
Bathroom is quite a decent size which is unusual for a small place.
Aria Rooftop bar and restaurant is also attached via the internal lift, which was a plus
On the down-side, the rooms are very small. With 2 big suitcases my folks were struggling for space. just one person though? perfect
NB: some people warned that not all rooms have a window so i booked one with a balcony. the balcony was quite big actually.
This hotel was simply wonderfull the room the staff the food the location which was in china town and all the social areas were all simply fantastic we had the time of our life this is also a very unique hotel full of oriental charn thank you glenda begg
The Scarlet Hotel feels homely the moment you walk into the foyer. We loved the character of the decor, the exceptionally friendly and helpful staff and the great location. We were easily able to walk to most things and other places were no more than a couple of stops on the city’s unbelievably efficient metro. The bed was super comfy, the room spotlessly clean and we had the benefit of a jacuzzi right outside our door. Others on here have commented on some street noise but we actually found it to be incredibly quiet. A great place to stay and good value by Singapore standards.
Due to its Low-rise building structure, it might be disturbing to have all the noises made by the traffic directly outside of the hotel 24/7. However it has excellent staff especially Leslie whom gave us an room upgrade and free breakfast due to a booking error that I’ve made. Overall 4/5!
At the end of the day, it's clean rooms, decent space, reasonable access to transport and eateries that you need. And the Scarlet does provide it, but at an exorbitant rate. Or so I felt. I stayed 2 nights there and everything was ok. The front desk staff (Jonathan especially) was very helpful, trying to get me an early check-in, helping me with eating recommendations etc.
It's a good hotel but frankly over priced.