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
I cannot recommend the Warehouse Hotel in Singapore enough. I stayed here for a week with my mum and had an exceptional stay.
The rooms are beautifully designed, with all the facilities you possibly need. The in house restaurant, Po, and bar are some of the best we experienced during our time in Singapore.
Where to begin with the service! Each and every staff member offered stellar, genuine interactions. Everyone we came across went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The team was even able to help book a Spa day in Batam in Indonesia, an absolute treat! It was almost sad to say goodbye after seeing everyone each day for the week!
We will be recommending the hotel, food, service & bar to each and every person we know passing through or visiting Singapore in the future.
Thank you David, Elaine & the team at Warehouse Hotel for such a magical stay.
A very lovely hotel and bar. The BB King cocktail is one of the best cocktails I have had in Asia. I didn't get a chance to stay in the hotel but I will definitely try next time I visit. The rooms seem always busy.
This hotel has rooms with no windows on ground floor next to noisy bar. They say "no views" on the website and when you book the room, but when you arrive you are in a cube with not a single window and the room is very dark and dangerous as you cannot see the fire escape map without a torch.
The hotel is noisy
Right next to main road
Not in a very good location
Staff not willing to assist to find alternative accommodation if you do not want to stay in a windowless room