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
Four of us shared a few of the menu items and it was all very good.
We shared the first course’ build your own warps’ all the ingredients are tasty and fun to stack. Then we had the three mini appetizers of the evening. A roasted pork rib some bone in some not, an egg fluff with crab meat and tofu, and then carabinero shrimps. The main of course of chicken in a paper bag was a hit.
A great dinner spot.
Really nice hotel. Staff super friendly from minute you check in until you check out. Very good setting and just short walk to bars and restaurants. Rooms a little bit dark and ground floor windows need to keep curtains closed as everyone passing by can just peer in. But that is only thing I can say which is negative
My husband and I stayed at The Warehouse House Hotel for 3 nights whilst in Singapore and couldn’t fault the excellent customer service from start to finish. The hotel is quirky and so much more personal than the normal high rise chains across the city. Slightly out of the main drag but a nice 15 mins walk into all the sights (Marina Bay, Gardens By The Bay etc). Would most certainly return.
It is lovely that Singapore is now using their lovely shophouses and warehouses for hotels. We have stayed in several, The Vagabond and the Majestic - both super and different.
This time we stayed at Robertson Quay on the river at The Warehouse Hotel. We had a lovely room (which they upgraded us to - thank you) overlooking the river.
The room is very comfortable and modern and quiet. The foyer with a lovely bar is a pleasure to be in - the staff were lovely and the cocktails delicious. It is nice to be somewhere that is buzzy but not crowded, particularly in Singapore.
There is a small pool which we did not use as it was too wet. The area surrounding the hotel is quiet although if you cross the little footbridge there are some nice little bars and cafes opposite. We caught the ferry down to Clark Quay which was a nice way to travel and a bit of fun.
We did go to the restaurant on the first night and although it is quite interesting in the style of cuisine I don't think I would eat there again. It lacks atmosphere and is quite dark. Breakfast is also served in there, which is quite simple but delicious.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay that is not a Chain hotel and want something quiet - then this is the perfect place.
We booked here for 4 nights using our platinum Marriott reward points, since we are loyal to Marriott’s for past -15 years and enjoying them all; but this “warehouse” is really not for me. Extremely quiet and dark..brings sadness for me. Was given street level room with no windows..felt claustrophobic and requested to change room..that they did. Thank you. No Gym..! Come on. You got to go to a fitness club that is 15 min away from here. That’s so ridiculous. “Roof top pool” is a joke. You got to go out of the building to go to a 2 story building that’s built at the major traffic intersection. How could you relax in a noisy and smoky environment?
Everything bad about hotel apart, there is no lounge area, where even you can get a complimentary coffee. We booked thru Marriott expecting our platinum services but nothing here. What a waste of hundreds of thousands of our hard earned points!!!
Rooms are okay. Bed design hurts your legs getting up & down. Uneven floor give kicks on your feet.
Staff is well and courteous but the so called “ boutique hotel” is bad for us. Will never come back here and if anyone is looking for Marriott’s hospitality and hugeness, this hotel is a wrong choice. I’ll request Marriott to take away this from their reservation system. I called Marriott reservation for taking us out from here, they could but they said it’s up to hotel to refund us points or not that we do not want to risk. So we are here, sadly.