If you’re a Yoga, Wine & Travel reader then you’ll know that I absolutely love staying at places with soul and personality – not just your average cookie-cutter property where you pay for four walls and a bed, a mediocre cup of coffee and okay service. This is where Ann Siang House in Singapore comes in.
Though I’ve traveled to Singapore many times before for work, I never found a property that resonated with me. They were all beige, blah and boring. And to be honest, those hotels probably contributed to my not-so-positive impression of Singapore.
Which is exactly why I scoured the Internet ahead of my most recent trip to Singapore and read a million review websites before settling on Ann Siang House, a new boutique hotel in Singapore tucked away between Chinatown, Tanjong Pagar and the CBD. The property boasts a rich history and is a fabulous example of how heritage can be preserved through transformation – read on for my Ann Siang House review!
The rooms at Ann Siang House in Singapore
Restored from a heritage shophouse, Ann Siang House hotel offers only 20 rooms across three room categories: deluxe, executive and suite. The rooms range from 270 square feet all the way up to 600 square feet, and every inch is put to good use.
Ann Siang House uses a rich colour palette complete with lots of royal blue tones and muted golds, and is the epitome of class and elegance.
Ann Siang House has style and substance – I stayed in two different rooms during my stay, the workout and cooking studios, and was impressed by the quality of the facilities and amenities. Not only do the rooms feature Hypnos mattresses (the manufacturer claims that these are “the most comfortable beds in the world” – a claim I won’t soon be disputing), you’ll also find a large flat screen TV, bluetooth speaker, Nespresso machine, mini fridge, iron and ironing board, kettle, plug adapter, safe and hairdryer. Deluxe rooms feature a rain shower and executive rooms also offer a bathtub and lemongrass-scented bath salts.
The workout studio also features your own personal mini fitness corner and equipment, and the cooking studio is equipped with a microwave, electric stove, mini refrigerator/freezer, and cooking & dining utensils if you feel like self-catering.
Though Ann Siang House hotel offers bottled water, they also offer a carafe so that you can fill up on water at the dispenser (available in the common area on every floor) to save on single-use plastics.
The hotel also provides guests with a smartphone so that you can stay connected and find your way around town or take advantage of special deals and discounts around town.
Ready to book your stay at Ann Siang House in Singapore? The boutique hotel only has 20 rooms so book early – click here to check current rates and availability!
The facilities and dining at Ann Siang House in Singapore
Ann Siang House offers several restaurants and bars within the property so you’ll never go hungry or thirsty. Blue Label Pizzeria is a highly rated American-style pizza joint, and White Label Records is a hipster’s dream come true: a new vinyl shop doubling as a coffee joint and cocktail bar at night. White Label opens after 11 AM, so you may need to look elsewhere for your caffeine hit if you’re an early bird.
Pandora’s Garden is a new terrace bar with a massive rosé selection – I paid 33 SGD or 23 USD for 2 glasses of wine, which seems steep but is actually cheap for Singapore standards. A separate rooftop bar, The Other Roof, is also currently in the process of opening to the public. Foodies will love the neighborhood – it is jam packed with eateries, bars and hawker centres so you can eat and drink to your heart’s desire.
As Ann Siang House is located in a restored shophouse so there is no pool or spa – but it is the perfect city getaway hotel with a location that can’t be beat. It is in one of Singapore’s most vibrant neighborhoods and is a fabulous retreat after a long day of sightseeing.
How to get to Ann Siang House
Ann Siang House is located on the outskirts of Chinatown, right next to Club Street. It is a 5-minute walk away from the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and a hop and skip away from the Telok Ayer MRT station. If you’re hungry, Maxwell Food Centre is just around the corner, or you are spoiled for choice with the vast array of restaurants and bars in the neighborhood. To get around you can either take a taxi, Grab car or catch the MRT.
A cab from the airport costs just 25 SGD (18 USD) and takes less than half an hour from door-to-door, or you can hop on a shared airport shuttle for 7 USD if you aren’t in a hurry. Click here to book your Singapore airport shuttle ahead of time, ask them to take you to Ann Siang House or The Scarlet (which is located next door).
The staff at Ann Siang House are extremely friendly and polite – make sure you ask for some local recommendations if it’s your first time to Singapore. If you’re planning a trip, Ann Siang House is one of the best boutique hotels in Singapore to check out – after two straight days of whirlwind sightseeing and networking at the ITB travel conference, all I could think of was retreating back to Ann Siang House to unwind and relax.
Booking tip: If you are a light sleeper, ask for a workout room on the interior side of the hotel as Pandora’s Garden can get busy during the week. Ready to book your stay? Click here for current rates and availability at Ann Siang House in Singapore!
What to do in Singapore
Ann Siang House is a fantastic sightseeing base in Singapore. To get to the Marina Bay Sands, Gardens By the Bay and the Art Science Museum, just hop on the downtown line from the Telok Ayer MRT station and hop off at Bayfront. The hotel is a short stroll away from Chinatown and the famous Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, or take a taxi to get to colourful Little India and Haji Lane.
The Marina Bay Sands Observation Platform offers stunning views of the historic centre of Singapore as well as the Supertree Grove, or head to Level 33 for drinks with a view. Click here for discounted entry tickets into most of the attractions in Singapore!
Ready for your Singapore getaway? Click here to book your amazing stay at Ann Siang House in Singapore, or click here to check out some other highly rated hotels in Singapore!
As a newcomer, Ann Siang House breathes life into the boutique hotel scene in Singapore and it won’t stay under the radar – I’m certain it won’t be long until everyone’s clamoring to stay at this stylish heritage site. Interested in reading more boutique and luxury hotel reviews? Click here for more boutique travel content!
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