“Famous by name, Orchard Rd was once lined with nutmeg and pepper plantations. Today it’s the domain of Singapore’s elite and well-heeled tourists, lured here by the shopping centres, nightspots, restaurants, bars and lounges. A showcase for the material delights of capitalism, Orchard Rd also possesses a few sights of cultural interest, including Emerald Hill Road, where a credit card is not required.” – Lonely Planet
These are the eight best hotels in the area of Orchard Road, Singapore.
Hands down one of the best places to stay in Orchard Road and indeed in all of Singapore. From its perfect location — just above the Somerset MRT, with both a bus stop and the main Orchard shopping centers just nearby — to the great breakfast, to the fantastic views from the bedrooms and the pool area, and even to their excellent blackout curtains, guests can’t seem to say enough good things about Hotel Jen Orchardgateway. One guest even says the pool area here is much better than one at Marina Bay Sands, as it’s nowhere near as busy. The staff are all courteous and friendly and solo travellers felt safe staying here. Top marks all around.
One of two properties on this list that cater to long-staying guests (minimum of 6 nights), previous clients rightly gush about the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard feeling like a “home away from home.” Its location is certainly convenient: at Orchard Road, with shops just downstairs, and the Somerset MRT a mere 3-minute walk away. Guests make special mention of the gym, the user-friendly washing machine, and the hotel’s excellent salmon bagel. The Pan Pacific Services Suites Orchard has stellar ratings — 9.0 at Booking.com, 4.5 at TripAdvisor — and a nightly rate to match but most guests consider it totally worth it.
The Regency House by Far East Hospitality is likewise exclusively for longer-staying guests with deep pockets. (Rates start at $240 a night, with booking possible only for stays of 6 nights or more.) Nevertheless, it’s a splurge worth springing for: the property is currently rated the number one specialty lodging in Singapore at TripAdvisor. Location is spot-on: in Orchard Road, just a short walk away from the Dhoby Ghaut MRT station.
Want high-tech, convenient, and comfortable for a reasonable cost? Look no further than YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road. The staff — both human and robots! — are highly regarded by previous guests, with check-in particularly seamless. Guests also love the lovely pool, the comfortable beds, the floor-to-ceiling windows in some rooms, and of course the location: right next to a huge shopping mall, with the Orchard Rd MRT station just 5 minutes away. Extra tip: visitors who have yet to get over jet lag will appreciate the 24-hr cafe out front.
Guest reviews of the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel are chock-full of superlatives: awesome! Exceptional! Oustanding! Extremely accommodating! “What do you like about the hotel?” “Everything!” Such high praise is well-deserved too, with the hotel known for excellent service, food, rooms, and, of course, location. One guest loved being spoiled for choice during breakfast, particularly appreciating the waffle station and smoothie bar, while one guest advices all future visitors to choose the pool terrace room.
Aside from its convenient location for Orchard Road, there are many things to love about the Holiday Inn Express. Here are just some of them: friendly and hepful staff, comfortable clean rooms, extra comfortable pillows, unlimited water refills (just bring your reusable tumbler), and the good selection at breakfast, with a grab-and-go option for busy guests. One guest especially appreciated how the hotel guard used his own phone to call a Grab cab for her.
Close to both the subway and the shopping centers of Orchard Road, the Mandarin Orchard Singapore also has a wonderful seafood selection at its Lagoon restaurant, as well as an excellent wine list. The service is also tops: one guest recounts how she fell ill during her stay, and the staff all went above and beyond to make sure she had everything she needed while recuperating.
Right on Orchard Road, the Grand Park Orchard is not only superbly located, they also boast of friendly staff, one of the reasons why many guests return often. (One other reason could be the complimentary mobile phone!)