Not every person that arrives in Singapore is here on holiday. Business travellers and expatriates form a significant portion of visitors that dock in our city for short-term or long-term trips, and all manner of other durations in between. Oftentimes, hotels aren’t the most viable when it comes to accommodation, and this is where serviced apartments come in.
Serviced apartments combine all the comforts and facilities of a hotel with the layout and amenities found in an apartment. Designed to cater to people staying in a place for an extended duration, or for those transitioning between homes, serviced apartments primarily target business professionals, but also have the added bonus of being a staycation option as well.
Whatever your accommodation needs may be, there is a gamut of serviced apartments in Singapore ready to cater to you. We list some of the best providers for you in this guide.
Oakwood Asia has two serviced apartments in Singapore, both of which also double as luxury hotels — the Oakwood Premier AMTD and the Oakwood Studios Singapore. Both are located in the city centre, and house room formats that range from studios to one- and two-bedroom formats, with the Studio address providing for families as well. Apart from the sleek apartments, each Oakwood venue has top-notch facilities on-site. The Oakwood AMTD Premier has a cocktail bar and restaurant within the compound, while Oakwood Studios has a rooftop infinity pool for you to unwind in; and this is just gleaning the surface of what these properties have to offer.
Pan Pacific’s multi-award-winning serviced apartments in Singapore are located in two central districts: Orchard Road and Beach Road. Each is home to tiers of suites that span one or two bedrooms, ranging from deluxe layouts to full-on penthouses, all of which come with cooking facilities. Apart from the living spaces, the properties themselves check all the boxes when it comes to needs for both work and play — think an in-house spa, meeting rooms to book and the like.
Those who prefer serviced apartments with more of a local flavour can look to ST Residences’ list of properties. Ranging from locations in the CBD to the heartlands, ST Residences transform existing apartments in condominiums into apartments for long or short-term stays. While it may not have all the trimmings of a hotel-owned serviced apartment, there are still facilities like WiFi, housekeeping and utility allowances to address your needs. Ideal for those staying in Singapore for an upwards of a month, ST Residences’ properties will turn out to be far easier on your wallet too.
Located on the fringe of Orchard Road, 8 on Claymore is a serene property fringed by greenery and topped with panoramic views of Singapore’s skyline. Its residences range from intimate studios to top-level penthouses, all outfitted with kitchen appliances and spacious bathrooms. Outside the quarters, residences can indulge in the resort-style pool, unwind in the Resident’s Lounge, or dine in the restaurant, Carousel Buffet. Complimentary daily breakfast is part of the package for guests.
Shangri-La Apartments give its residents access to all the leisure and dining amenities of the hotel, with much more living space in each of its room formats. Spanning one- to three-bedroom apartments, Shangri-La Apartments adapt easily enough to long-term stays for both individuals and families. Children in the latter are entitled to enjoy the children’s play area in the hotel, and dine for free at the buffet restaurant if they are aged below six.
Orchard Grand Court is a hotel-style serviced apartment packed with 186 rooms that span twin bed layouts, to two-bedroom apartments for optimal privacy. Situated just a stone’s throw away from Somerset MRT, residents have access to not just the facilities within the property — a gym, a sauna, an outdoor pool, and business services — but also to 24-hour supermarkets and a slew of dining options.
Fraser Residences operates six serviced apartments in Singapore. Rooms go from 32 metres-square and up at each of the properties, and all are warmly designed to evoke a semblance of home away from home. Apart for residences in the city centre and business district, Fraser Residences also has a property in Changi for those working in the east of Singapore.
If being near where the action is appealing to you, then Cayden Residences is where you ought to live. Situated in the heart of Clarke Quay, Cayden Residences is home to three apartment styles: one-bedroom, two-bedroom and lofts. Apartment sizes begin at 630 square feet and culminate in 820 square feet, with the capacity to fit up to five people, so you’ll not want for room, we guarantee. One caveat: these serviced apartments are primarily for shorter-term stays, so those looking for a place for more than a couple of weeks should take note.