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 Scarlet Hotel fit our needs this trip to Singapore. We wanted to move away from the harbour front and Clarke Quay and decided to try this gem in Chinatown and it certainly provided us with a great location and lots to see and do within a short distance. The rooms are not huge but are large enough for a couple and have all that is expected. The short walk to the MRT proved very handy and the quiet rooms allowed us to catch up jet lag. The only short fall is no pool to cool off although there is a small spa.
The location is right next to China town, plenty of restaurants and hawker complex.
The highlight of the stay at the Scarlet was the staff, thank you Leslie Lee for administering first aid to a bruised and bloodied shin, thank you to Bincy for helping with cases and offering post check out showers. Big thank you to all the other staff who ordered taxis for us, kept an eye out for them, opened doors and general helped where they could. Taxi are cheap and a source of tourist information.
We had a great stay at Scarlet. We were only there for 2 nights as a part of a layover on the last leg of our trip. But it was in a great location. We didn’t fly out till late the next day so after check out staff held our bags for us so we could continue exploring and allowed us to use the shower services to freshen up before the flight. I really like the decor but some areas do seem like they need a bit of r&r. Some spots of the wall paper are looking a bit worse for wear and it ages the hotel. Otherwise it was very clean and had great staff and amenities