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
The location is great, lots of bars and restaurants just minutes away.
I keep coming back because of the super nice hotel staff.
Rooms are big enough and very classy.
An excellent choice for business or vacation trip to Singapore.
We stayed at The Scarlet a couple of weeks ago, and found it to be just wonderful.
Our room, an Executive with balcony was certainly smallish, but hey have you been to Paris or Venice? And we had a balcony, for we would never go anywhere in the tropics without one: you do need to be outside.
The location is excellent, away from the hustle of uptown Singapore, a few steps from the hawker market and the delights of Ann Siang Road. We walked miles from one end of Singapore to the other, knowing that we could come back to our great room in such a great location.
The bed, despite soon initial misgivings, was very comfortable, the staff were very good and helpful and, most surprising of all, it was very quiet through the night.
We are captivated by shophouse architecture and loathe modern high rise hotels.
The Scarlet is ideal for those who share our outlook, and because of The Scarlet we will look at returning to Singapore as we can: we came to see the Theo Jansen exhibition, so any similar excuse wii do in future.
And we will certainly come back to The Scarlet without hesitation. Simply loved the place, but obviously you do need to choose your room which, after all, is just sensible travelling.
Great front desk staff made us feel welcome as soon as we walked in. Nothing too much trouble. Nice rooms and decor. A little noisy at times but no more than any other central city location. Close to amazing local food spots, can walk to anywhere. Chinatown only 2 minutes walk away. Loved our stay here.
We stayed in the Scarlet for four days over the Grand Prix weekend and loved the experience . It was my husbands 60th birthday and the staff really made a fuss of us and made us feel very special .
It is in a perfect location because it’s right on the edge of Chinatown so you have the best and cheapest food and shopping in Singapore on your doorstep. It’s only a five minute walk to the nearest train station or bus stop but we chose to walk everywhere as we were so close to the city centre and the Grand Prix .
The hotel itself is lovely , from the moment we walked in we were bowled over by the style and elegance and the friendliness of the staff who were also very helpful.
Our room was beautifully decorated and lovely and quiet with a nice comfy bed . We paid extra for a room with a balcony which was a bit of a waste of money as you can’t actualy use the balconies in this hotel because they are so small , so next time I will just book a room without one .
All the rooms have a free mobile phone in them which was brilliant, I turn the data off on my phone when I’m travelling abroad as the charges are too high so to have a free mobile phone for the duration of our stay was great . You can make unlimited international calls and use the WiFi wherever you go , I found it particularly useful for finding our way around Singapore using google maps .
I think this hotel is in a perfect location and was perfect for us . There are many very big ‘posh’ hotels in the centre of Singapore particularly around the Bay Area but they are very expensive for what you get and very impersonal in my opinion . The Scarlet is a lovely boutique hotel and we were made to feel very special in lovely relaxed surroundings , when we were return to Singapore I wouldn’t stay anywhere else .
So thank you to Jenny and the lovely staff at The Scarlet for making our time in Singapore so special and relaxed .
First visit, TV internet wasn't working as the USB point or whatever explained by the Technician was missing, was quite a hassle and had to change rooms, and second room the mini bar was empty. Very noisy surroundings. Quite a walk to the room as well.
This trip room was at the end of the floor and I requested for a room closer to elevators, and I was told by the check-in staff, a gentlemen who very politely told me that all other rooms were blocked for guests checking in later who are staying for a period linger than mine!!!!!! How does this answer my request and make me feel as a guest????? I know that check-in staffs name and if the hotel wants to know, contact me.
Both times, I was told that I have to pay for the rooms, when in actual fact, my company settled my room and only incidentals were to be collected by me? My first trip, I was fully charged and had to do a refund, mind you, I wasn't even asked, until i saw the amount I was signing against, to my horror I asked her to check and confirm. Why the miscommunication? She has a computer screen in front of her yet she charged me, wasn't that information relayed to her via that computer? Again this trip I was told that my room will be charged to my credit card as my company hasn't paid for the room. Really very bad service and this lack of communication and assumption has made me decide never to stay here again.
SLH, small luxury hotels better check on their internal systems and processes and their processes are rather old and run down and perhaps its their software that needs upgrading or just a matter of effective communication between sales directors and front desk staff!
After both these incidents, I will not want to stay here any longer and take my business elsewhere. Will also inform my company, as we have a corporate account with Scarlet Hotel. Quite a shame for a SLH category!