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    • Romantic hotels in Singapore: Best staycations and weekend getaways for couples

      From intimate boutiques to luxurious five class hotels, we pick ten of Singapore's most romantic hotels

      What’s your idea of a romantic hotel? For some, it’s secluded resorts or intimate boutique retreats. For others, it’s pure luxury: opulently furnished cocoons, five-star service and the hottest restos for sophisticated candlelight dinners. So take your pick, lovebirds; we give the low-down on the 10 best romantic hotels in Singapore for your sizzling staycay.


      The St. Regis 

      If you’re looking to celebrate your love in the lap of luxury, The St. Regis is the epitome of timeless elegance. Every crevice of the hotel oozes grandeur and opulence, including the abodes that are lavishly decorated with luxurious textures (think Jim Thompson silk throw pillows, rich draperies and plush divans) as well as premium amenities. Your epicurean experiences are no less prestigious here either – there’s no better way to pamper each other than sophisticated feasting in the renowned Brasserie Les Saveurs.
      The St. Regis, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911. 

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      the-scarlet-hotelBeware: You may never want to leave this sensual nest. Photo: The Scarlet Hotel

      The Scarlet Hotel 

      Let’s not beat ’round the bush: The Scarlet Hotel is known as the destination for romantic romps. Bold, brash, and unapologetically boudoir-esque, the hotel’s rooms are decked in sensual crimson hues, plush textures of velvet and suede, and brassy decor (we’re talking leopard print, patent leather and python). Tip: Swing by Aria, the rooftop resto, for breezy cocktails and nibbles before you descend to your love nest’s private jacuzzi tub for (even more) canoodling.
      The Scarlet Hotel, 33 Erskine Road, 069333, p. 6511 3333. 

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      naumi-hotel-2The Eden & Nirwana room at Naumi Hotel calls for long soaks with your other half

      Naumi Hotel 

      Despite tipping the scales towards larger boutique hotels, the 73-room Naumi Hotel still preserves the intimate feel of smaller properties with its unique themed rooms and attentive service. Rooms cocoon couples in comfort with seven layer beddings (400 thread-count Egyptian Cotton sheets, no less), designer furnishings and luxurious bathtubs for indulgent soaks. Be sure to pop upstairs to the rooftop infinity pool; descend after dark, order up a couple of cocktails and cuddle up in your private poolside cabana.
      Naumi Hotel, 41 Seah Street, Singapore 188396, p. 6403 6000, e. [email protected].

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      the-fullerton-hotelA stay at The Fullerton Hotel promises spacious rooms and stunning views of Marina Bay

      The Fullerton Hotel

      Gents, if you’re surprising your better halves, we promise The Fullerton Hotel will duly impress. The heritage property’s reputation is unparalleled, and we don’t just mean its magnificent prominence on the Singapore skyline. We recommend a stay in one of the suites if you’re splurging – our top pick is the Loft Suite. These palatial two-storey duplexes boast high ceilings, generous living and dining areas, as well as an expansive balcony with gorgeous bay views.
      The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178.

      Amara Sanctuary 

      If you’re time-strapped and a romantic island getaway just isn’t on the cards, you can always turn to our favourite isle of Sentosa. Replicate your overseas villa experience with a stay at Amara Sanctuary. Combining colonial architecture and a tropical landscape, the one-bedroom villa is our top choice for a loved-up stay over the weekend; it features a living room, alfresco dining area with a retractable canopy and outdoor stone bath. The pièce de résistance? The private plunge pool. Two words: Skinny dipping (but you didn’t hear it from us).
      Amara Sanctuary, 1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099394.

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      so-spaTreat yourselves to a day’s worth of pampering at So SPA. Photo: Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

      Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

      Whether you’re on a quick mini-moon or celebrating a relationship milestone, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa is the dream destination for short beach retreats. Set atop a cliff with breathtaking, panoramic views of the South China Sea, the resort is a sanctuary from city noise. Whatever your choice of accommodation, your personal haven is impeccably designed, with suites combining French sophistication and local design, and isolated villas boasting private swimming pools. Don’t forget to book an afternoon’s worth of pampering at So SPA, and kick back poolside with an outdoor movie experience under the stars.
      Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa, Singapore 099891. 

      Raffles Hotel

      There’s no disputing this: Raffles Hotel is a legend. Old-world romance meets intoxicating luxury at this colonial-style icon, that has greeted some of the world’s biggest celebrities and personalities, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Only suites are available here, with each offering elegant period furnishings, 14-feet ceilings and views of lush tropical gardens within the vicinity. Wander hand-in-hand around some of City Hall’s most historic landmarks, like the National Museum and CHIJMES, before retiring to the hotel’s courtyard for a candlelit dinner.
      Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673.


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      lloyds-innExpect to take lots of couple selfies at Lloyd’s Inn

      Lloyd’s Inn 

      One of the city’s most Instagrammed-to-death hotels is this dream dig for minimalist couples. While the property’s facilities are rather limited for outdoor canoodling, its clean, mostly-white palette (which beautifully juxtaposes surrounding foliage), abundant sunlight and quiet residential locale in the city’s heart has us returning for repeat visits. We recommend The Big Skyroom for its cosy, loft-like vibes and outdoor bathtub in your own private terrace.
      Lloyd’s Inn, 2 Lloyd Road, Singapore 239091, p. 6737 7847.

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      new-majestic-hotelThanks to these his-and-her tubs, expect scintillating soaks at New Majestic Hotel’s Attic Suites

      New Majestic Hotel

      While not the obvious choice for romance, New Majestic Hotel is a fab option for alternative couple staycations. Besides its period-inspired lobby and dramatic pool, its 30 rooms range from suites and private garden suites, to attic rooms with loft beds and six metre-high ceilings. The main draw here for couples? The well-designed rooms with gorgeous tubs. The Attic Suite features dual his-and-hers vintage cast-iron bathtubs on the first floor, while the Aqua room features a central glass-encased aquarium bathtub in the middle of the room.
      New Majestic Hotel, 31 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845, p. 6511 4700.

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      hotel-fort-canningWe’re totally fawning over this Pinterest-worthy bathroom in Hotel Fort Canning’s Deluxe room

      Hotel Fort Canning

      Tucked within Fort Canning Park’s verdant foliage, the award-winning Hotel Fort Canning whisks couples away on a glamorous forest retreat. Within this grand colonial edifice, you’ll find a fabulous choice of rooms – even the Deluxe category boasts a chic marble bathroom with a spacious tub. There’s also plenty to do here for the romance-seeking: stroll along the iconic park and visit the museums and galleries located at the park’s door step, and end the evening toasting to your love over sunset tipples beside any of the hotel’s three mineral pools.
      Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881. 


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