The Warehouse Hotel
What We Love
- The pink-tiled cantilevered pool
- Vietnamese dark chocolate in the minibar
- Custom-made mugs, crafted by a local ceramic studio, in all guest rooms
- Spice trade-inspired cocktails at the hotel bar
What To Know
- The on-site restaurant, Po, is styled after a traditional Malay village
- For a stand-alone bathtub, book the River View Suite
- Sanctuary Rooms have no windows
- Despite its busy Havelock Road address, street noise is nonexistent, thanks to meticulous in-room soundproofing
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Reimagined 19th-century spice depot on the banks of the Singapore River, rejuvenated by snazzy industrial accents and designer details
Hometown pride is the focal point at this resuscitated riverside beauty: from the ikat-patterned bedspreads to the locally-roasted drip coffee, it’s abundantly clear that the masterminds behind this historic 1895 godown (whose previous avatars include illegal whiskey distillery, oil mill, and discotheque) were steered by an unwavering, made-in-Singapore mission. The thoughtful restoration, spearheaded by local design firm Asylum, harks back to the building’s industrial origins, albeit in a seamless, elegant way: wheels and pulleys make up a custom-made light fixture in the vast lobby, guest bathrooms contain original masonry walls, and one of the gables features a 1934 Chinese inscription. Nowhere is the past-meets-present aesthetic more apparent than at Po (Mandarin for “grandmother”), the hotel’s modern Singaporean bistro, whose bold display of rattan seats and crystal beaded lamps sets the stage for chef Willin Low (whose Mount Emily eatery, Wild Rocket, was declared one of Asia’s fifty best restaurants in 2016). The menu uses Singapore’s multi-culti heritage as the springboard for imaginative dishes like Iberico pork satay and local barramundi iceberg salad, elevating home-cooked staples to achieve gourmet status.
In the Area
Robertson Quay, an eclectic food and drink enclave housed in what used to be one of Singapore’s largest wharfs, is right across the street. Standouts include Shunjuu Izakaya, where the specialties are charcoal-grilled Japanese plates, and Super Loco, a popular Mexican brunch spot. The subway is arguably the quickest and most comfortable way to get around this petite city-state. Chinatown, the nearest Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station, is roughly a 15-minute walk away, and it’s only a 10-minute cab ride to Orchard Road’s boutiques and the pulsing financial district. During the cooler morning hours, hit the river promenade for a refreshing two-mile run, which will bring you to the scenic Marina Bay esplanade.
How to Get There
Thank you again for a wonderful evening in your place. We really enjoyed having the afterwork drink and some delicious fingerfood in your „lobby“ (rather a large bar) and afterwards these excellent Popiah (for me a kind of the asian version of mex fajitas). I haven’t experienced such a friendly and attentive service for a long time.
Loved the hotel! The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating especially to my 5 year old son. Loved the cocktails and wines on offer. The lobby bar is our favourite hang out. We will be back with my husband!
Thanks Tarun and all at the Warehouse Hotel
Well, my girlfriends and I have been going around the island every Friday night for the past 2 years. This warehouse lobby bar is the new boy to town and definitely a jewel. Sitting in a charming boutique luxury hotel by Singapore river, the bar has all the things you would look for on casual night with friends - retro deco, specialty cocktail, good looking bar tender and chic sofa seats.
Yes, the hotel was converted from a warehouse thus the hanging wheels on the high ceiling. Love it!
Girls tried several Gim based sour flavor cocktail which were all great...Yes, we do drink lot and often, thus we are quite confident with the appraisal system...
The night was ended with a well chilled champaign and a entertaining bar tender who cracked "good decent jokes". If you have been to those ladies night offering free drinks at those mediocre bars, you know what i am talking about.
There is also a stylish restaurant called Po (grandma) in the hotel. Heard from friends PO has the best rolls in the country. Trick is you need to roll the stuff - meat, veggie, condiments - all by yourself. Good place to host visitors for the local Chinese flavor.
I would highly recommend this bar to all local and overseas friends. Price is reasonable too thus you get way more than what you pay for...
My sister and I had an exceptional stay, between the attentive service to the insane architecture and superb breakfast I highly recommend a stay here (great location too). Special thanks to Ariff for making our stay so special.
Stayed at the hotel twice. The first time we checked in, we experienced different standard compared to the second time. Although we booked the same room, the first Time's room is smaller with no bath tub. The staff on the first time checked in is also new and lack of training. Try to put the hotel bill on union pay multiple times without success when the next day her colleague inform us that the hotel did not support union pay! Water pressure uneven during shower and ranges from hot to cold.
Otherwise it is an interesting hotel located in an interesting area...