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
There were a few things about this hotel that was not as expected, firstly check in and out was not as good as it could be, on check out we just got a "your all set" no thank you for your stay or even was it a good stay. I also noticed that the guest checking in next to us were given a cold towel and drink, which we didn't get offered. The location of the hotel is central, although what you don't see in the pictures is that the opposite side of the street is under construction and not the prettiest to look at. We had a executive room with balcony, it was VERY small, best for one person, you cannot pass at the same time at the end of the bed easily and the balcony you're pretty much sitting next to your neighbour, the other downside is the noise that you get from the road behind too.The shower room was a good size and the shower was powerful. We didn't have breakfast at the hotel as there are many good cafes nearby to try. The Handy device in the room was brilliant and helped us to books tickets and taxis easily which we travelled around the city. Overall an average stay.
This place is good location to walk around china town. Many restaurant include Max well near this hotel. There are many good bars around hotel and can walk. The nearest MRT (chinatown) can walk about 500 metre.
This place is noisy from car but easily to find this hotel.
The Scarlett is a lovely refurbished boutique hotel. It's a 2 minute walk to Ann Siang Road and Club Street where there is an abundance of bars and restaurants. The rooms are lovely and the staff friendly and helpful.
I have spent 5 nights by myself on a business trip. The hotel is really particular and probably it is what you are expecting to find in an exotic city like Singapore. My room did not have a proper window but I have paid really a cheap price so I am ok, on the other side it was really clean and spacious.. Breakfast to be improved: really few choices if you are looking for sweets. Cable tv was not offering anything nice but a great wifi was in place so it was good, plus the hotel offer a mobile phone with unlimited international calls and data that was really useful.
The location is great, close to many clubs and restaurants and a few steps from China Town and a couple of metro stations. Staff was friendly and nice.
Did one day there after touring Japan. I originally booked the trip to see the nightlife in Chinatown but ended up sleeping the entire time. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good waypoint with options for play. It was perfect.