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Where to Stay in Singapore with Kids

If you’re headed to Singapore with kids, you’re in for a real treat!  This super modern city offers families is so much to do, from world class theme parks, gorgeous beaches, fantastic museums, family friendly parks and more!  Not to mention amazing food and excellent shopping!

However, Singapore is a big place and so it can be overwhelming in determining where to stay in Singapore with kids.  And that’s just in terms of the best area to stay in Singapore with family, never mind choosing the best family hotel Singapore has to offer.

Although the good news is, there is plenty to choose from when it comes to Singapore family accommodation.  While Singapore is one of the more expensive Asian cities. it is possible to find accommodation for every budget. So whether you want fancy resort style accommodation or simple budget accommodation – there is plenty of excellent Singapore accommodation for families.

If you’re after some help in finding the best place to stay in Singapore with kids, then this guide is a great place to start. This guide will not only help you determine what area to stay in Singapore but also help you find one of the very best places to stay in Singapore for families suitable for your tribe.

All the Singapore family hotels listed in this guide offer great value for money and are in an excellent location for sightseeing.  However, depending on their location and the facilities on the property, some resorts are more expensive than others – but all budgets are well catered for in this guide.

So, let’s get started and find you the perfect family hotel room Singapore offers for your upcoming holiday. 

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Where to Stay in Singapore with Kids Map

Below is a map where you can see all the accommodation in Singapore for families that are covered in this guide. Zoom in and out for a closer view.

Keep reading below for tips on the best location to stay in Singapore as well as the best hotel in Singapore for family.

 

The Best Area to Stay in Singapore with Family

Singapore is a large city with numerous distinct neighbourhoods.  Each neighbourhood offers visitors something different in terms of its attractions, historical landmarks, shopping and food options.  As to where is the best area to stay in Singapore, well that really depends on your interests and how long you have in town.

As a starting point for choosing the best location in Singapore to stay, it’s recommended to make a list of all the attractions you want to visit and then finding an area close to the majority of these places.  This way, you’re not spending big chunks of your stay travelling.  The best way to get around Singapore is a mix of foot, rideshare and using the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system, so make sure wherever you stay, it’s within walking distance to a station.

Many family tourist attractions are located on Sentosa Island and so this is a popular place for families to stay.  However, it is ridiculously expensive to stay on Sentosa, and in most cases, well outside the standard family budget.  However, if you’re keen on staying at Sentosa Island, it might be wise to split your time between there and another central city location. 

When searching for a good place to stay in Singapore, it’s important to note that Singapore isn’t one of those Asian cities with dirt cheap accommodation.  In fact, a few hundred dollars a night is fairly standard for a decent Singapore hotel family room. On the other hand, expect to pay well over a thousand dollars a night for a 5 star resort and even around a hundred dollars a night for the budget accommodation Singapore offers – possibly even with a shared bathroom, depending on the location.

To help you determine the best district to stay in Singapore for your family getaway, in this section, we cover some of the more popular locations people choose to stay in Singapore and the best value family accommodation in each.  This section certainly doesn’t cover every neighbourhood of Singapore, just the more popular and appropriate areas for a family stay. 

Orchard Road

Where to Stay in Singapore with Kids

Planning on spending your time in Singapore hitting the shops?  Then the best part of Singapore to stay in is close to Orchard Road.  Orchard Road is a famous shopping strip in Singapore, filled with designer stores as well as plenty of more affordable shopping malls.

Along Orchard Road, you’ll find some of the usual big name hotels, full of excellent facilities for the kids.  There is also plenty of family friendly places to eat and good access to public transport.  Other nearby attractions include the Botanical Gardens, Fort Canning Park, the National Orchid Garden and the National Museum.

However, if your family isn’t much into shopping, I’d probably suggest you stay elsewhere as you’ll find more affordable and central accommodation in other areas.

Little India

Where to Stay in Singapore with Kids

Little India is considered the ideal place for those looking for cheap places to stay in Singapore. However, it is also a good area to stay in Singapore if you enjoy eating incredible and affordable food, being immersed in a vibrant atmosphere, cheap shopping, exploring colourful shophouses and visiting a range of important cultural and religious attractions.

Staying in Little India is also fairly convenient, with the neighbourhood being well serviced by public transport.  While Little India itself can easily be explored on foot, from Little India, it’s fairly easy to get anywhere you need to go around the city.

While in Little India, be sure to visit the vibrant bars along Race Course Road, shop along Serangoon Road – Little India’s main street, visit the Tekka Centre – Singapore’s largest indoor “wet” market, wander through Little India Arcade, shop at the Mustafa Centre and walk the Heritage Trail.

Little India is definitely the place to stay if you’re wondering where to stay in Singapore on a budget as it’s where you’ll find the cheapest accommodation in the city centre.

Clarke Quay

Where to Stay in Singapore with Kids

For those who enjoy getting out and about at night, then the area of Clarke Quay may be for you.  Although often considered one of the best areas to stay in Singapore for young people, thanks to the vibrant nightlife, Clarke Quay still offers families some great accommodation options.

Clarke Quay is located along the river and is well known for its stunning riverside restaurants and bars, particularly around Boat Quay.  It’s a great spot to join a riverside cruise too.  Other things to do in Clarke Quay include visiting the Asian Civilizations Museum, strolling across historical Cavenagh Bridge, taking in the view from the highest point in Singapore from the 1 Altitude Viewing Gallery, visiting Hong San See Temple – a Chinese Temple more than 100 years old and if you dare take the G Max Reverse Bungy.

While Clarke Quay is often targeted to the young traveller for the vibrant nightlife, it really is a great central location for families to base themselves.  From here, it’s easy to reach all the other areas of Singapore, including Sentosa Island.  This is probably my pick for the best location to stay Singapore has, as from here it’s an easy walk to plenty of food options, you have easy access to all of Singapore’s main attractions, including Sentosa Island and you’ll find good value accommodation.

Chinatown

Where to Stay in Singapore with Kids

Right next door to Clarke Quay, Chinatown is another great central location for families wanting the best area in Singapore to stay.  Here you will find affordable accommodation, great eateries, old shophouses, cheap and delicious street food and important religious attractions.  It’s easy to get around Chinatown, as well as use the MRT to visit attractions further afield.  

Things to do in Chinatown include visiting the Buddha Tooth Relic and the Thian Hock Keng Temples, eating at the various hawker centres or the Chinese Night Market, visiting the Singapore City Gallery, visiting the Sri Mariamman Temple – Singapore’s oldest Hindu Temple, strolling through Ann Siang Park and climbing one of the highest geographic points in Chinatown, taking in the views from the Pinnacle @ Duxton Skybridge.

Chinatown is very close to Marina Bay; you could even walk here, as well as to the Clarke Quay.  It’s also fairly easy to reach Sentosa Island from here. So overall this is a really convenient place for families to stay.

Marina Bay

Where to Stay in Singapore with Kids

If budget is not really your concern and you want to be surrounded by modern skyscrapers and luxurious hotels, then Marina Bay is for you!  It’s a reasonably central location, given everything is an easy MRT ride away.  However, you will need extremely deep pockets to stay here with accommodation generally around $1000+ per night.  This is an extravagant area of Singapore, with plenty of luxury 5 star hotels, including the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel with its stunning rooftop infinity pool.  

If you’re after some where to stay cheap in Singapore, then it’s not Marina Bay and you’re best just visiting Marina Bay for a day trip or two. However, there are some great attractions here worth checking out, including Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park, ArtScience Museum, the Marina Bay Art Trail and various rooftop bars, which offer fantastic views across the city.

If you have your heart set on Marina Bay, I’ve listed one of the more “affordable” accommodation options below. However, it might be nice to splurge for a night or two and stay at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel so that you can swim in that famous boat shaped infinity pool.

Sentosa Island

Where to Stay in Singapore with Kids

Sentosa is a small island off the south coast of Singapore and is a very popular place for families, thanks to it’s numerous family friendly attractions.  On Sentosa Island, you’ll find Universal Studios, the SEA Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark, some gorgeous man made beaches and loads more.  There is also plenty of restaurants, bars and beach clubs for dining.

It’s easy to get around Sentosa Island with a range of transport options including by foot, bus or cable car.  It’s also relatively easy to get over to the mainland to visit attractions there – however its at least 30 minutes or more each way to most attractions – so if you want to stay on Sentosa for a few days – I’d recommend splitting your time between the island and the mainland to avoid travelling back and forth.

Sentosa hotels for kids tend to be in large resort chains such as the Shangri-La and Sofitel.  All of which offer excellent facilities, numerous restaurants and bars, and kids clubs to keep the little ones entertained.  However, just like Marina Bay, accommodation here is CRAZY expensive!  Like $1000s of dollars per night.  There are a few around half this price which we have included below in this guide.

Best Family Hotel Singapore Comparison Table

Below is a super quick overview of all the family hotels to stay in Singapore, which are reviewed in this guide. You can use the table below to quickly determine which of these family hotels in Singapore is best for your family holiday. 

For a more comprehensive review of these family friendly hotels in Singapore, keep reading below.

NameLocationRoom & Hotel FaciltitiesCheck Price
Orchard Parksuites
 
Orchard Road

15 mins walk to Orchard MRT
30 mins walk to Botanical Gardens & the National Orchid Garden
20 mins walk or 20 mins by public transport to Fort Canning Park & the National Museum.
2 Bedroom Apartment

Pool x 2
Gym
Tennis Courts
Check Price
Orchard Rendezvous

Orchard Road

15 mins walk to Botanical Gardens, Orchard MRT & the National Orchid Garden
30 mins walk or 20 mins by public transport to Fort Canning Park & the National Museum.
Room with double & single bed

Pool
Restaurants x 5
Gym
Check Price
7 Wonders Hostel - Upper Dickson

Little India

Right by Little India Arcade, Serangoon Road & Tekka Centre
Room with 4 single beds with shared bathroomCheck Price
Snooze Inn @ Dunlop Street
Little India

5 mins walk to Little India Arcade, Serangoon Road & Tekka Centre
Room with 4 Single beds
Check Price
Circular House
Clarke Quay

5 mins walk to Boat Quay & Asian Civilizations Museum
10 mins walk to River cruises, Fort Canning & Chinatown
Suite with 3 queen beds

Kitchenette
Laundry
Check Price
Hotel Bencoolen Hong Kong Street
Clarke Quay

5 mins walk to Boat Quay, River cruises & Fort Canning
10 mins walk to Asian Civilizations Museum & Chinatown
Room with double & sofa bed

Pool
Communal kitchen
Check Price
Jayleen 1918
Clarke Quay

5 mins walk to Boat Quay, River cruises & Fort Canning
10 mins walk to Asian Civilizations Museum & Chinatown
Room with double & 2 singles

Restaurant
Check Price
Wink Capsule Hostel
Chinatown

10 mins walk to Thian Hock & Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
5 mins walk to Pinnacle@Duxton and a huge range of places to eat
Private room with 6 single beds

Shared kitchen & bathroom
Check Price
ClubHouse Residences
China Town

2 mins walk to Thian Hock, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & loads of food
10 mins walk to Pinnacle@Duxton
1 bedroom apartment, with double & sofa bed with kitchen and laundry facilitiesCheck Price
Bliss Hotel
China Town

5-10 mins walk to Thian Hock, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & loads of food
10 mins walk or by public transport to Pinnacle@Duxton
2 bedroom apartment with 2 single beds & 1 king & tea & coffee making facilities
Check Price
Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore
 
Marina Bay

20-25 mins walk or 15-20 mins by public transport to ArtScience, Gardens by the Bay & Marina Bay Sands
2 bedroom Apartment with kitchen & laundry

Pool
Gym
Bar
Check Price
Oasia Resort
 
Sentosa Island

5-10 mins from Universal, Aquarium & Adventure Cove by public transport or 10-15 mins by foot
Interconnecting rooms with 1 double & 2 single bed

Pool
Day Spa & Gym
Restaurant
Check Price
Village Hotel
Sentosa Island

10-15 mins from Universal, Aquarium & Adventure Cove by public transport or 10-15 mins by foot
Family room with 1 double & 2 single beds

Pools x 4
Playground
Restaurants x 9
Day Spa & Gym
Check Price
Travelodge Harbourfront
Harbourfront

20 -25 mins from Universal, Aquarium & Adventure Cove by public transport
Double & single bed

Pool
Restaurant
Gym
Check Price

The Best Place to Stay in Singapore with Kids Reviews

Below I have reviewed some of the very best Singapore hotels for families, all of which offer great value for money, whether you’re after a bit of a splurge, wanting one of the cheap places to stay in Singapore or something in between.   

Orchard Parksuites

 

If you’re a shopping kind of family and want to stay close to Orchard Street, yet still on a tight budget, then the Orchard Parksuites is worth considering.  While in no way a cheap stay in Singapore, this apartment style accommodation offers good value for money considering the area.

Located just a block back from Orchard Road, the Parksuites are absolutely surrounded by shops.  You’ve got numerous shopping malls and high end designers right on your doorstep.  You’re also within walking distance or a short ride away from local attractions such as Botanic Gardens, Fort Canning and the National Museum.  The Orchard MRT station is close by, too, making it easy to travel further afield.

The Orchard Parksuites have 223 apartments for families of all sizes.  Families are well accommodated in either two, three or even four bedroom apartments, so even the largest families have plenty of space.  All apartments come with individual bedrooms, lounge areas, fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities.

After a day of shopping on sultry Orchard Road, families will appreciate the on site swimming pool which includes a kids wading pool.  On site, there is also a gym and tennis courts.

What’s to love?

The location here is pretty superb –  basically, you roll out of bed and are surrounded by shops!  It’s also close to other local attractions and public transport for sightseeing further afield—certainly the best hotel location in Singapore for shopping.

What’s not to love?

It’s certainly not one of the budget family hotels in Singapore – but it’s not too bad considering it offers families fully self contained accommodation and separate bedrooms.

Summary

For families wanting good value accommodation in a central location near Orchard Road – you can’t do much better than the Orchard Parksuites.  You’re surrounded by shopping galore, close to public transport; spacious self contained accommodation and a gorgeous swimming pool – all at a reasonable price compared to other hotels in the area—definitely a recommended hotel in Singapore for families that enjoy shopping.

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Orchard Rendezvous


 A fair bit cheaper than the previous Orchard Parksuites, the Orchard Rendezvous is another one of the Singapore top hotels for families wanting budget accommodation close to Orchard Road. It’s actually located directly on Orchard Road at the far top end and has a few shopping centres surrounding it.  From here can walk right down to the other end of Orchard Road in about 30 minutes (not including stops along the way, of course!).

Unlike the previous Orchard Parksuites, accommodation at Orchard Rendezvous is in hotel style rooms – so not as spacious.  Families are best accommodated in the family rooms, which come with a king size bed and a set of bunk beds.  These rooms are super spacious and come with a TV, wifi, bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower and tea and coffee making facilities.  It also has a separate dining area which provides more space for families to spread out.

This family accommodation in Singapore has a really nice swimming pool area which has plenty of undercover areas and sun lounges and even a pool bar – the perfect place to spend the afternoon after a day of hitting the shops. Other facilities on site include five different restaurants, a lobby bar and a gym.

What’s to love?

One of the more affordable Singapore hotels with family rooms, with great facilities, right on Orchard Road.  Perfect for families on a budget yet wanting to spend lots of time shopping.

What’s not to love?

It’s hard to really fault this hotel – it really is one of the good all rounder family friendly hotels Singapore offers.  Although if you’re not the shopping kind of family, I’d suggest staying in one of the hotels in Singapore with family rooms in another area.

Summary

If your primary reason for coming to Singapore is to hit the shops along Orchard Road, then the Orchard Rendezvous is a great hotel to consider staying at.  It’s not cheap staying along Orchard Road, yet the Orchard Rendezvous does a great job of offering good value, spacious accommodation with great on site facilities.  

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7 Wonders Hostel – Upper Dickson

On to some of the more budget places to stay in Singapore, starting with a few places in Little India.  First up, we have 7 Wonders Hostel – this is the ultimate place for where to stay in Singapore with family on a budget; it’s the cheapest hotel for family in Singapore listed in this guide.

Yes, this is a hostel, or backpackers, whatever you want to call it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great place for families to stay.  We’ve stayed in backpackers all around the world, and in my view, they are one of the very best places for families to stay.  I’m not suggesting you stay in a dorm room with strangers – most backpackers, such as the 7 Wonders Hostel, have great private rooms.

The private family rooms at the 7 Wonders Hostel can cater for anywhere from four people right up to 14 people, with some even having their very own private bathrooms.  Rooms are modern yet basic, with bunk beds and air conditioning.  There is also a shared room where you have access to a toaster and kettle, and you can grab a free breakfast for the family.  There is also a coin operated laundry on site.

In terms of location, the 7 Wonders Hostel is right in the heart of Little India.  Here you’re right by the Little India Arcade, Serangoon Road & Tekka Centre.  You’re also just 300 metres away from the Little India MRT station, so you can fairly easily get around to all the different attractions in Singapore.

What’s to love?

The price!  The 7 Wonders Hostel is the perfect budget family accommodation Singapore offers in the heart of Little India.  This is by far the cheapest accommodation covered in this guide.

What’s not to love?

Mum and Dad sleeping in bunk beds isn’t always ideal, nor is sharing a bathroom.  But if the priority is finding the cheapest place to stay which is comfortable, modern and in a central location – then this is it!

Summary

For families simply looking for the cheapest family room in Singapore, then the choice is made – book 7 Wonders Hotel.  You won’t find more affordable accommodation in the city, which is also modern and centrally located.  Plus, having a free brekky thrown in will help keep the food budget down too.

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Snooze Inn @ Dunlop Street

 

Just 400 metres away from 7 Wonders, you’ll find the Snooze Inn, another great family budget hotel Singapore offers in the centre of Little India.  From here, you’re an easy walk to all the main attractions in Little India, as well as some incredible Indian food.  The Little India MRT station is also just 650 metres away, making it relatively easy to get around the city.

This budget family hotel Singapore offers is a three storey building (stairs only) offering dorm style rooms as well as private rooms, which are ideal for families.  Rooms that can accommodate four people are available, with two sets of bunk beds and a private bathroom.  The rooms also have air conditioning.

Every morning the family can head on down to the dining area for a free breakfast.  There is also a coin operated laundry on site.

What’s to love?

Again – the super low price!  And you get a private bathroom—a great option for families after the best place to stay in Singapore on a budget. 

What’s not to love?

These rooms aren’t particularly flash or spacious, but you’re not paying much for it, so that’s the compromise.

Summary

If you’re on the hunt for budget accommodation in Singapore for families, then the Snooze Inn is another great contender.  Sure it’s nothing flash, but it provides comfortable accommodation for the family in a private room. Of course, you’re also in the heart of the vibrant Little India, which isn’t a bad place to be.

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Circular House

Circular House is a hotel located in the centre of the trendy Clark Quay.  This is a capsule hotel, yet they offer a fantastic private family room complete with a kitchenette.  

From the Circular House, you can easily walk to everything Clarke Quay offers, including the Telok Ayer Food Market, the Asian Art Museum and Boat Quay is just 300 metres away.  The Clarke Quay MRT station is also just 300 metres away, making it easy to reach other further afield attractions.  Although from here you can easily walk to Little India, Chinatown and Marina Bay.

The Circular House offers a fantastic family room that can accommodate up to six people.  This room comes with three queen size beds, a small lounge area with a TV, a kitchenette that includes a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, air conditioning and a washing machine.

What’s to love?

The location!  The Clarke Quay area is just so lively as well as being crazy central.  You could pretty much walk everywhere you wanted to go from here.

What’s not to love?

There are no fancy facilities here, so don’t expect a swimming pool or anything.  If you want that, you’ll need to stretch that budget much further.

Summary

For families wanting to know where is the best place to stay in Singapore where you’re central to everything, it’s easy – somewhere around Clarke Quay.  The Circular House, in particular, is in a really great location, being so close to all the restaurants and bars along Boat Quay – you certainly won’t go hungry here.

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Hotel Bencoolen Hong Kong Street

Another cheap and nice hotel in Singapore, in the Clarke Quay area, is Hotel Bencoolen.  What’s even better about this place is it has a swimming pool, which is fabulous for relaxing after a busy day of sightseeing.  It’s a little further away from the river than the Circular House, but still in a fantastic location.

With just a 5 minute walk from Hotel Bencoolen, you’ll be down on the riverside, surrounded by Boat Quay’s trendy restaurants and bars.  It’s just 130 metres to the Clarke Quay MRT, so you can easily get anywhere you want.  Plus, you can walk to the surrounding areas of Chinatown, Little India and Marina Bay with ease.

The Loft Suite is the way to go at Hotel Bencoolen.  As the name suggests, these rooms have a queen bed up some stairs in a loft like area, which is also where you’ll find the bathroom.  Downstairs there is a living room type area which has a sofa bed for a couple of kids.  The rooms aren’t that spacious, but the price is really good considering the location.  Each room comes with air conditioning, a TV (there is one in the bedroom and living area) and tea and coffee making facilities.

Despite being a super budget stay in Singapore, the Hotel Bencoolen even has a swimming pool!  Mind you, it’s only small, but it’s big enough to cool off in.  There is also a really nice communal area with some tables and chairs and access to a small kitchenette.

What’s to love?

It’s a triple threat – super cheap, a pool and a central location – a great contender for the best hotel in Singapore for kids.

What’s not to love?

The rooms are rather small, and having stairs won’t be ideal for everyone.  You could also book two standard rooms if your kids are old enough and you’re comfortable with them sleeping in their own room.

Summary

For families wanting the best budget hotel to stay in Singapore, in a super central location, with modern rooms and a swimming pool – then Hotel Bencoolen is totally the best choice for you.  For all you get in this property, it offers unbelievable value – one of the best hotels with family rooms in Singapore covered in this guide.

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Jayleen 1918


Given Clarke Quay offers such excellent value for families, I’ve included a third Clark Quay property in this guide – this time, we have the Jaylen 1918 hotel – just 100 metres up the road from the Hotel Bencoolen – so you already know the location is fantastic!

While a little more expensive than Hotel Bencoolen, but still cheaper than the Circular House, Jayleen 1918 yet again offers families quite good value accommodation.  This is an old school hotel; although everything is clean and tidy, just don’t expect modern decor and furnishings.

Families are best staying in one of their quadruple rooms, which come with a double bed and two singles.  There is also the option of two sets of bunk beds instead.  Each of the rooms come with air conditioning, TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

There are no other facilities at Jayleen 1918, but the location is excellent.  A five minute walk down to Boat Quay,  two minute walk to the Clarke Quay MRT Station and even walking distance to Chinatown, Little India and Marina Bay.  The location is crazy convenient.

What’s to love?

Location, location, location!  A hotel where you can walk everywhere just makes life so much easier!

What’s not to love?

The decor could well be updated – this is an old school hotel in Singapore with old school decor.

Summary

Like the other Clark Quay properties mentioned above, the Jayleen 1918 is a fantastic option for families after an affordable hotel Singapore family room.  Too often, families are forced to book two completely separate rooms to accommodate their families, adding extra cost and the concern about the kids sleeping elsewhere.  Jayleen 1918, however provides a room that can accommodate the entire tribe at an excellent rate and in an ultra central location.

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Wink Capsule Hostel @ Chinatown

Moving on to Chinatown, another area known for providing families with excellent affordable places to stay in Singapore in a central location. Starting with the Wink Capsule Hostel – something a little bit different.  This is a lovely modern hostel within an old renovated shophouse.  Accommodation here is provided in little pods or capsules within a private room.  Usually used by typical backpackers in a shared room, these are a great alternative for families.

Families are best accommodated in the private room, which contains a double bed pod and two singles.  While when used in a dorm style setting, you’d close the pod to your bed for privacy – there is no need to do this with a family booking the entire room.  Each room has air conditioning and you’ll have access to a shared bathroom.

The Wink Capsule Hostel is so well located, surrounded by all the vibrance and colour of Chinatown.  From here you can easily walk to the famous temples, historical museums, national heritage sites and loads of great street food.  Plus, you’re literally a one minute walk to the Chinatown MRT station, so you can easily get public transport to all of the other Singapore attractions.

The Wink Capsule also includes a communal kitchen area where you can grab a free brekky and has laundry facilities.

What’s to love?

Fabulous location at such a great price.  You can walk pretty much anywhere you like, or jump on the MRT when your feet get tired.

What’s not to love?

Pod style accommodation is very small, so it is not ideal for anyone planning to spend much time in their rooms.  This style of affordable accommodation Singapore offers is best for those out all day and just returning to sleep.

Summary

While hostel style accommodation with shared bathroom facilities isn’t for everyone, families shouldn’t necessarily dismiss it immediately.  For example, the Wink Capsule Hostel allows families to have a modern room, all to themselves, in a great part of Chinatown at a really affordable price. So if you’re planning long sightseeing days and will simply return to your room to sleep, the Wink Capsule Hostel is one worth considering.

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ClubHouse Residences

Just 300 metres down the road from the Wink Capsule Hostel is the ClubHouse Residences.  This is such an awesome place for families wanting to stay in Chinatown.  It’s a fully self contained one bedroom apartment and once again in an excellent location.  The only problem is there is just one apartment, so it’s often not available – so if you want this one, you’ll need to book well in advance.

This ClubHose Residence is really a home away from home for families.  It comes with a queen size bed in the bedroom for the parents and a sofa bed in the living area for the kids.  You’ve also got a small kitchen where you can prepare some basic meals,  laundry facilities to do some washing, a dining area and a small lounge with a TV.  This apartment really provides families with plenty of space.

There are no other facilities within this apartment, such as a pool or anything, but you’re just minutes away from all the Chinatown attractions. For example, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is just 260 metres away, while the Thian Hock Keng Temple is just 400 metres away.  You’re, of course surrounded by some incredible Chinese food stalls as well as just metres away from the Chinatown MRT, making it super simple for sightseeing further afield.

What’s to love?

Apartment style accommodation in the centre of Chinatown is so awesome!  Lots of space for the kids and you can even save a bit of cash by preparing some basic meals.

What’s not to love?

This is just one apartment, so it’s not always going to be available – if you like it and it is – quick book!

Summary

Good quality yet affordable Singapore hotels with kids can be tricky to find – let alone cheap apartments for families and slap bang in the middle of Chinatown!  Honestly, in terms of places to stay in Singapore with kids, you can’t do much better than this ClubHouse Residence apartment; it’s well worth considering.

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Bliss Hotel


 If you want an even cheaper place to stay in Chinatown, then the Bliss Hotel it is!  Just 100 metres from the Wink Capsule Hostel, this hotel offers families exceptional value for money.

I can’t tell you just how good this location is!  You’ve got the Chinatown MRT Station across the road as well as the Chinatown Point shopping mall.  From here you can easily walk to all the famous Chinatown landmarks as well as some fantastic street food stalls and hawker centres.

Rooms are incredibly spacious and come with a double bed and two singles, so plenty of space for everyone.  Each room has air conditioning, a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Unfortunately, there are no additional facilities offered at the hotel.

What’s to love?

The price!  This is one of the cheapest places to stay in Chinatown.  

What’s not to love?

Not a lot really – I mean, there are no facilities like a pool, communal kitchen or laundry, but if your priority is getting super affordable accommodation in Chinatown – this is it!

Summary

The Bliss Hotel really does offer families incredible value for money.  Spacious rooms, with everything you need for a comfortable stay, super central location to all the main Chinatown attractions plus easy access to public transport so you can go sightseeing elsewhere – and all at a really low price, compared to many comparable hotels. So if you’re looking for somewhere in Chinatown, do yourself a favour a consider the Bliss Hotel.

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Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore

 

When many people think of Singapore, they think of huge fancy skyscrapers with rooftop bars and AMAZING infinity swimming pools.  Often what people are thinking about is the Marina Bay area – a really modern part of the city.  While some great family accommodation can be found in Marina Bay, it’s one of the most expensive areas to stay in Singapore and so is not really recommended for those on a budget.  However, if you have your heart set on the area, take a look at the Oakwood Premier Hotel.

Despite being an award winning luxury hotel, Oakwood offers reasonably good value for money compared to other hotels in Marina Bay.  Here you will find 268 fully self contained apartments, which makes it really ideal for families.  Apartment style accommodation is perfect if you have little ones that need to go off on a nap, or you want somewhere you can prepare some of your own meals.

Families are probably best suited to a two bedroom apartment that comes with a queen and two single beds.  Each apartment comes with individual bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, small lounge area with TV and laundry facilities.

The Oakwood Hotel also has some lovely facilities. There is a gorgeous rooftop infinity pool, the perfect place for a swim after a day of sightseeing, particularly after dark, where you can admire all the lights across the city.  There is also a spa, gym and restaurant on the property.

Oakwood is not in a bad spot in terms of location, although certainly not as central as other hotels in this guide.  It’s located on the border really between Marina Bay and Chinatown, so you can easily walk to attractions in both areas.  It’s around a 20 minute walk down to Gardens by the Bay or 20 minutes by public transport.  Although with a 10 minutes walk you’re in the centre of Chinatown.  

What’s to love?

Self contained accommodation is so great for families.  Having the extra space is great, plus being able to prepare some meals (even if it’s just a basic breakfast) and do a bit of washing is really convenient.  Oh and I LOVE the rooftop infinity pool!

What’s not to love?

It’s not a really central hotel for visiting attractions around Singapore.  It’s perfect for those wanting to spend most of their time in Marina Bay or Chinatown, but overall there are more central places to stay.

Summary

Overall I’d probably skip a hotel in the Marina Bay area – they are just far too expensive and overall, the location is not that central for sightseeing further afield.  However, with that being said, if you’re after a really modern yet affordable apartment with loads of space and one which is fully self contained, the Oakwood is well worth considering.

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Oasia Resort

 

If you want to have a bit of a splurge with the kids and stay on Sentosa Island, then the Oasia Resort is probably your best bet while still not needing to take out a second mortgage on the family home. However, while this is one of the more affordable places to stay on Sentosa Island, it is certainly not what you’d consider one of the budget places to stay in Singapore.

The hotel has 191 modern guest rooms and suites.  With rooms only accommodating two people, families will need to book interconnecting rooms.  Rooms come with either a king or two singles and feature a TV, wifi, air conditioning, separate bathtubs and showers and tea and coffee making facilities.

The first great thing about staying at the Oasia Resort is its location.  It’s really close to all the main attractions on the island, being within walking distance to Universal Studios, the SEA Aquarium and Adventure Cove.  You’re also just 75m from Imbiah Station, which will get you over to the mainland in minutes.  From here you can connect with other transport to see other attractions.

The resort has a lovely 22.5 metre pool, which the kids will love and there are plenty of sun loungers for the parents to relax.  Other facilities on site include a gym, a day spa, a restaurant and the Mess Hall, where you’ll find various food options.

What’s to love?

The location is ideal if you want to have easy access to all of the main attractions on Sentosa Island, as well as easy access to the mainland.

What’s not to love?

The price – even though you’ll pay a pretty penny for a stay at this resort, facilities are fairly limited.

Summary

For families with their hearts set on a stay on Sentosa Island and who don’t mind stretching the budget, the Oasia Resort is worth considering.  It is still quite a lot of money for what you get, but you’re saving a stack of cash compared to most other resorts on Sentosa.  The location is excellent, you’ve got a pool and fairly spacious accommodation – overall a great place for families staying on Sentosa Island.

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Village Hotel

The Village Hotel is just around the corner from the Oasia Resort, so it’s another hotel on Sentosa in an excellent location.  It’s also a little bit cheaper and has four pools!  So between the two hotels, the Village Hotel would be my pick.

Just like the Oasia Resort, the location of the Village Hotel is excellent. You’re just a 5 – 10 minute bus ride or 10 – 15 minute walk from Universal Studios, Adventure Cove Waterpark and many other Sentosa Attractions, including the beach.  It’s also just metres from Imbiah Station, which will get you over to the mainland in minutes.  

Parents and kids alike will love the pools on offer at the Village Hotel.  There are four pools, including a gorgeous infinity pool, a kids pool with small slides and even a lazy river style pool.  You can also join several activities, such as aqua classes, movie nights, and treasure hunts.  There are even nightly fireworks.

Other facilities include a gym, day spa, nine different restaurants, cafes and bars on the property, and a mini supermarket, so you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to meals.

Families staying at the Village Hotel are best accommodated in the family rooms, which are either a single room or interconnecting standard rooms.  These rooms come with a king bed and two single beds. In addition, most rooms come with pool views, a TV, wifi, air conditioning, separate bathtub and showers, tea and coffee making facilities and even a kids packs.

What’s to love?

The pools!  These are some of the best pools I’ve ever seen!  They are just stunning, with plenty of areas for parents to relax and the kids to have a blast.

What’s not to love?

The price again is pretty up there – however, in this case, I think you’re getting good value for money considering the location, facilities on offer and comparing the price to other resorts on Sentosa Island.

Summary

If you really really want to stay on Sentosa Island and don’t want to compromise on great facilities and location – then I can’t recommend the Village Hotel enough!  This is such a stunning hotel that does a great job catering to families and at around half the price of other big chain hotels in a similar location.

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Travelodge Harbourfront

Not everyone can splurge on a Sentosa Island Resort, so if you plan on spending a lot of time visiting Sentosa Island attractions, but can’t stretch the budget for a Sentosa Island Resort, then I recommend staying at the Travelodge Harbourfront hotel.  This hotel is located just opposite the island on the mainland so that you can be over on the island in around 10-15 minutes by public transport.

Not only is the Travelodge Harbourfront great for accessing Sentosa Island easily, but here you’re also opposite the VivoCity Shopping Mall, which is Singapore’s largest shopping mall.  So this is excellent for families that love to shop, as well as finding plenty of great places for feeding the kids. From here, it’s also relatively easy to reach all the other attractions around Singapore with buses and trains close by.

Families are best accommodated in the quadruple room, which comes with two queen beds, or you could book two standard rooms if you have older children and are comfortable for them to sleep in their own room.  All rooms have a TV, air conditioning, wi-fi, tea and coffee making facilities and a separate bathtub and shower.

While nothing fancy, the hotel also has a modest swimming pool.  Other facilities on the property include a gym and restaurant.

What’s to love?

It’s a great combination of central location and good value for money.  While it’s certainly not the cheapest hotel in Singapore (or this guide) for families wanting a super close hotel to Sentosa Island, it’s really an excellent option without being on the island and easy access to everything else Singapore has to offer.

What’s not to love?

Well, it’s not a Sentosa resort, is it?  However, if you can’t stretch the budget to stay in a Sentosa Island resort, this is really the next best option.

Summary

The Travelodge really does offer families excellent value accommodation. So whether you’re looking to be close to Sentosa Island or just in a central location in the city, this hotel really does offer it all.  It provides nice spacious rooms for families as well as a small pool and you’re surrounded by some great places to eat.  Definitely well worth considering.

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