Located in the heart of central Singapore, Wangz Hotel is the perfect amalgamation for guests who love the bustling city but crave a quiet sanctuary to return to. Its strategic location allows for a seamless transition between exploring Singapore’s prominent cityscapes and shopping districts and heading back to a comfortable room for some well-deserved rest. Despite its unassuming exterior, this boutique hotel near Outram MRT boasts of modernity, fine art and meticulous interior design. Its minimalistic decorations are indicative of their high levels of finesse – less is indeed, more.
The moment we entered, we were greeted by the spacious Nectar Lobby Lounge. Its tasteful furnishings add a touch of elegance and create a luxurious but laid-back atmosphere. Whether you are new to Singapore, or have lived here your whole life the warm hospitality of the staff will make you feel right at home!
Aside from the lounge, this hotel in Singapore has its very own roof-top restaurant, the Upper Place. In addition, it houses a total of 41 rooms, each with their own unique themes and designs. We couldn’t wait to check everything out! Read our full Wangz hotel review to know more about this hotel in central Singapore.
The Canopy Room is minimalistic, has no unnecessary frills, and is just what you need for a peaceful retreat. Out of the eight Canopy Rooms, four of them have bathtubs for that indulgent and refreshing soak. In addition, all rooms are fitted with their very own work desk, charging port and iPhone docking system. We were glad we didn’t have to do much work during our stay in this central hotel though!
If you love sunshine and fresh air, the Balcony Room is perfect. This already spacious room opens up into an outdoor balcony, complete with lounge chairs and a parasol. A wooden partition separated us from the balcony of the adjourning room. We enjoyed the serenity of the garden while overlooking the bustling roads beneath it was our very own private hideout indeed!
The biggest room in this central hotel, the Deep Suite, screams indulgence. This exclusive room is the only one of its kind in Wangz Hotel and features two distinct main areas – a multi-functional living space and an intimate, cushy bedroom. The two spaces are thoughtfully separated by a full-length sliding glass door to accommodate those who prefer more privacy. Still, they share a common artistic theme and are brought together with unique bird motifs that add character to the place.
You can do almost anything in such a large suite! The living area is perfect for those looking to host small private meetings or discussions, and the sofa even opens up to a queen-sized bed for any extra guests. We made full use of the exclusive Nespresso machine, and enjoyed a mid-day coffee-break while chatting away.
Enter the Soak Room, which is probably the most romantic room in the whole compound. We relished in the exclusivity of the experience (there is literally only ONE of such rooms). The sultry reds of the interior design were enchanting and the one-of-a-kind round bathtub got us very excited. We also took advantage of the Geneva Speakers to play some of our favourite tunes, as we sank into the irresistible Sealy Posturepedic mattress for the... best sleep ever! Did we forget to add that there’s an exclusive pillow menu too?
The novelty of staying in a boutique hotel in Singapore is its unique style and cosy, intimate atmosphere. Exuberating a charming and posh setting, the lobby is a great place for you to seek respite from the heat with an ice-cold beer in hand. Given the exceptionally convenient location of Wangz Hotel, we could easily return to the hotel in between activities for a quick rest. Enjoy the company of the hotel staff, who are incredibly hospitable and eager to give you recommendations on what to eat and where to visit! An art enthusiast? Marvel at the curated collection of paintings and artworks that are featured in the lobby of this central hotel.
Perched on the rooftop of Wangz Hotel, Upper Place is an inviting modern restaurant that offers a contemporary menu of European and fusion cuisine. As you enter, find indoor and Al Fresco seatings, both of which benefit from stunning panoramic scenes of the city landscape. Living up to the hotel’s emphasis on being an oasis in the city, the outdoor terrace features lush greenery, offering a tranquil setting for chill evening drinks amidst the bustling city below. Perfect for an intimate dinner date, the place is casual but stylishly designed. An impressive amount of effort has been put into the small details from the artistic plates to the furnishings. The restaurant has revamped their set lunch, set dinner and a la carte menus to feature exciting new dishes, so be sure to look out for that!
Wangz Hotel houses an exclusive private collection of specially curated artworks, featuring prominent artists like Anthony Tan, Hijran Seyidov and P.Gnana. These pieces have been meticulously commissioned to reflect the hotel’s theme of being an urban oasis – with calming images that depict life and nature, we felt equally calm and at ease.
No data SIM card? Fret not, each room is equipped with a handy smartphone (a Handyphone!) that has data and is replete with a multitude of useful applications. Apart from its usual functions, it also has a built-in app that recommends top things to do in Singapore and offers discounted tickets for major attractions too. Whether age-old attractions or up-and-coming events, this phone will introduce them all! We definitely discovered Singapore in ways that we never have before after staying in this central hotel.
Expect undisturbed sleep as you retire for the night; all 41 rooms of Wangz Hotel are luxuriously furnished with either a king or twin-sized Sealy Posturepedic bed to ensure that guests get the highest level of comfort. These branded mattresses are designed to provide support at the right places and guarantee hours of proper rest and relaxation. Say goodbye to stray springs poking your back! Don’t forget to take your pick from the exclusive pillow menu and enjoy that well-deserved blissful sleep.
Wangz Hotel is nestled in the eclectic Art Deco area of the indie Tiong Bahru district. This hotel in Singapore is within a 20-minute radius from the urban excitement of the Orchard Road shopping belt, and impressive Chinatown which is celebrated for its heritage and architecture. If you’re in the mood to party, venture to nearby Clarke Quay and explore the local riverside nightlife! In fact, we only had to take a few steps out of the hotel (literally) to get an authentic taste of Singapore. The charming and chic neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru offers the best of past and present Singapore.
Learn more about the heritage of the 82-year-old Tiong Bahru estate! Singapore’s National Heritage Board has designed a trail to take visitors through 10 important landmarks spanning places of religious, cultural and historic notability. Travel back in time and gain insights into the lives of the residents in the 20th century while weaving through the estate. Some noteworthy icons include the Tiong Bahru Community Centre, the horseshoe-shaped Block 78, the well known Aeroplane Flats of Blocks 81 and 82, and the Tiong Bahru Monkey God Temple. Whether a local or tourist, unravel the untold stories behind the streets of this hipster estate! The best way to do it? Hop on an eco-friendly Obike and ride to anywhere in Singapore. Guests may purchase an oBike VIP promo code from guest services and avail five free rides daily!
Move aside Kindle, hard-copy books are back in fashion. The nostalgic smell of ink and paper, accompanied by the action of flipping tangible pages, provides a whole different sensory experience than tapping on a screen. One of the best bookstores leading the trend back to books is BooksActually, located along Yong Siak Street. Instead of mainstream bestsellers, this indie store is decked with books by lesser-known authors and focuses on local writers and self-published titles. Need a novel gift for your loved ones? Present them with a gift of knowledge from their mystery book vending machine right at the shopfront!
Be surrounded by both modern and traditional concepts of Singapore’s culinary scene! Tiong Bahru is well-known for its slew of hipster coffee joints as well as traditional food places. Each establishment has its own character and vibes, from the rustic Tiong Bahru Pau and Snack, laid-back family-run Flock Cafe, to the local favourite Tiong Bahru Bakery. Opened by celebrity baker Gontran Cherrier, Tiong Bahru Bakery serves up some of the best bakes – sweet and savoury! Be sure to try their flavourful Brie and Mushroom Croissant as well as our personal favourite, the Green Tea Almond Croissant which features an almost kaya-like green tea filling and a flaky buttery crust.
We cannot emphasise enough how well Tiong Bahru screams the contrast of old versus new. Every corner of Tiong Bahru is begging for a photograph to be taken – a true delight to any avid photographer or Insta-holic! One can spend hours marvelling at the backdrop of traditional shophouses with their iconic circular staircases against towering high-rise residential blocks. Go on an adventure and hunt for Tiong Bahru’s elusive murals, inspired by artist Yip Yew Chong’s childhood memories. While these walls make for a perfect #ootd opportunity, they also portray the importance of Singapore’s heritage and culture even in modern times. Have Google Maps on standby and start snapping!