Wanderlust is a hip boutique hotel with 29 design-led rooms, surrounded by traditional shops in a quiet part of Little India. The 1920s building is a former school, updated with an industrial-style reception and a popular restaurant.
Described as "frenetic, messy and fun" by Lonely Planet, Little India gets even livelier on Sunday, when the local residents have a day off. This neighbourhood is not on the traditional tourist trail, but hotel guests get a passport notebook on check-in with recommendations for nearby shops and restaurants. The Tekka Centre has a good selection of food stalls alongside its wet market. Or head to Kampong Glam, a trendy Arab neighbourhood known for Malay restaurants, hipster bars and the Sultan Mosque. The hotel is halfway between Little India and Bugis MTR stops, and is 10 minutes' walk from both.
Guests can laze in the Jacuzzi or soak up the sun on the terrace on the first floor. Breakfast is a continental buffet followed by a choice of yoghurt and fruit, pancakes or scrambled eggs with bacon or sausage. Cocotte, the hotel’s French bistro (closed Tuesday), does a good line in rustic dishes, such as beef bourguignon and steak frites, and doubles up as the hotel's coffee shop, which is "immensely popular with locals", says The Guardian.
Each of the floors was designed by a different company. Every bedroom has a Nespresso machine and a mini bar, stocked with free bottled water and soft drinks. Pantone rooms on the first floor are the cheapest option, and the smallest. They're fine for a short stay, but have limited storage space. Each is lit in one vibrant colour, from shocking pink to electric blue. Styled in black and white, Mono rooms are the most relaxing option. The top floor is a Whimsical fantasyland, with treehouse- and spaceship-themed rooms. Beds are on a mezzanine platform, and aren’t suited to the less mobile.
From the press:
"Eye-catching decor" -- The Guardian
"A hit with the design crowd" -- Condé Nast Traveller
"Offers easy access to two of Singapore's most vibrant neighborhoods" -- Travel + Leisure
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Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
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Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
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This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
Children 6 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Airport shuttle fee: SGD 58.85-69.55 per vehicle (one way)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The hotel is 20 minutes by taxi from Changi Airport. The journey takes 40 minutes by public transport -- take the East West line to Bugis station, which is 10 minutes' walk from the hotel.
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