Stylish Singapore boutique hotel
Urban Boutique Hotel From USD $196
Singapore, Chinatown, Singapore
1 Bedroom, sleeps 2
From USD $196
An eclectic collection of stylish rooms on the edge of Singapore’s Chinatown, in reach of artsy boutiques, international restaurants and the MRT line. Each of the Majestic’s 30 rooms is different, with an eclectic mix of vintage furniture bathtubs, and some even have private gardens or loft type beds. This designer boutique hotel lives up to its’ name.
New Majestic Hotel manages to capitalize on the quirky and eclectic character of Singapore’s Chinatown without forcing you confront the district’s noisy, chaotic atmosphere in the comfort of your own room. Every room is different, so no two guest experiences are the same, but that’s central to the New Majestic’s allure.
You can tell a lot about a hotel based on the sorts of adjectives guests use when writing their own reviews. Words like ‘funky’ and ‘luxurious’ make strange bedfellows, but they both certainly apply here. Some travelers complain that Singapore’s Chinatown has become too up-market and gentrified.
Now while it’s true that fashionable boutiques and international restaurants seem out of place in an historic district like Chinatown, the extra revenue they generate can – with the right planning and initiatives – work wonders for restoration.
New Majestic Hotel is a good example of this. Guests don’t enjoy the quintessential Chinatown experience inside the four walls of the New Majestic. Instead, they enjoy a fusion of classic Art Deco design and 21st-century atmosphere in an environment spilling over with local artistic elegance.
Guestrooms are relatively spacious given the compact nature of Chinatown, and each has been decorated by a local artist who was encouraged to go overboard and spare no expense.
Guests’ personal experience, especially in terms of style and décor, depends a great deal on the room they select. Basic in-room amenities include a Nespresso coffee maker, LCD TV, Bose stereo, iPod docking station, and luxurious Ploh bedding and bathrobe.
Attic rooms have six-meter-high ceilings; others have aquarium-style or cast-iron bathtubs. With that in mind, guests are well-advised to follow the management’s recommendation and select a specific room at the time of their booking.
Daily breakfast for two included in the room rate. Beyond this, there are plenty of eateries in immediate proximity to the hotel, including traditional Chinatown fare and international cafés and restaurants.
New Majestic has a small outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center, but most of the activities that guests are likely to engage in take place in Chinatown and greater Singapore. Chinatown is great for shoppers and foodies. You can go it alone or book a trishaw tour for a proper introduction to the district.
Merchant stalls, ancient temples and terraces still characterize the neighborhood, but they’re losing ground to more gentrified businesses, arty cafés and boutiques.
Regardless of your sightseeing plan of attack, you’re best off stopping by the concierge and consulting with the Guest Experience Ambassador before heading out.
“This hotel is exactly what a boutique luxury hotel should be. It's creative and fun but offensively luxurious too. We stayed here for 5 days and we loved every minute of it. The staff were fantastic, the room luxurious with a whole lotta soul.” MforMelbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
“We spent seven nights at The New Majestic. Our room was a little small but truly stunning design, beautiful bed linen and the stylish interior made up for it. We also had a little deck off our room which helped to make the room feel light and airy. The staff were wonderful - they even made a room available for us to shower in (after check out) as our flight out of Singapore was a late evening one. ” Xen_Paul, Melbourne, Australia.
“This is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. It was a lovely, nicely presented boutique hotel with uniquely styled rooms for extremely reasonable prices and situated on the edge of China Town making it accessible to walk to most places. However the best part of this hotel was the staff. They were extremely nice, helpful and did everything to make your trip the best possible experience. ” Loz694, London, UK.
USD $100 for a single deluxe room and USD $150 for a single suite, per night onwards.