On the hunt for accommodation in Singapore? If you’re about to move here, already living in Singapore but waiting to find the perfect apartment to rent, or have family and friends who need somewhere to stay, there is an alternative to staying in hotels. Serviced apartments have loads to offer guests as far as facilities and amenities are concerned, and they can also feel a bit more like “home”. Plus, you can enjoy a better price for longer stays, and you get your own kitchen, separate living and sleeping areas, laundry facilities, and often complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi! There are quite a few serviced apartments in Singapore, so how about picking one in an exciting cultural neighbourhood and with great views from the room (and pool), or one thats’s in the ideal location for shopping? Here are two that fit the bill.
#1 Heritage Hotspot
What to expect
You can really get your Singapore culture fix when you stay at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road in Kampong Glam. The accommodation options here include four apartment types of one- and two-bedroom variations. Selected suites also have fantastic views of the Singapore Flyer, the city or nearby Haji Lane, an iconic alley of shops and restaurants in Kampong Glam.
Suites include separate living, dining and bedroom areas, with a choice of king-sized bed or twin-sized beds. Ideal for extended stays, each apartment comes fully furnished and equipped, including an entertainment system, kitchenette and washer-dryer facilities. Besides daily housekeeping, guests are also able to stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi and free local phone calls. If you need some extra help, call upon one of the 24-hour personal assistants who can help you with anything from arranging dry cleaning to grocery deliveries.
The complex has a lovely rooftop swimming pool and well-equipped gym that overlook the city – best of all, they’re open 24/7. If you’re not up for a workout, relax in The Living Room, which has a variety of entertainment options for all ages. From Xbox video games and a pool table to a library, it’s a great place to spend a leisurely afternoon in.
Out and about
Of course, location is a huge factor when deciding on where to stay. Aside from the rich heritage of the surrounding neighbourhood, with its temples and traditions (and its trendy shops!), you’ll be glad to know that Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road is located near to Bugis MRT (Downtown and East-West Lines) and Nicoll Highway MRT (Circle Line) stations. You can also hop on the complimentary shuttle bus service to the CBD and elsewhere (stops include Marina One, Changi Business Park and selected shopping malls).
#2 Shopping Paradise
What to expect
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard is located close to Orchard Road, the city’s main shopping strip. With dining and entertainment right at your doorstep, there are six accommodation types available in the property. Depending on your needs, you can choose from a cosy one-bedroom suite to a luxe two-bedroom penthouse.
With distinct living, dining, bedroom areas, each unit comes with a fully-equipped kitchenette, an in-suite washer-and-dryer, a comfy king-size bed with a thoughtful personalised pillow menu, a spacious work desk paired with an ergonomic Herman Miller chair, and an entertainment system. Guests also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and can make free local phone calls. What’s more, you can drop by the Pacific Lounge in the mornings for a complimentary buffet and made-to-order breakfast.
Besides the 24/7 fitness centre and 20-metre ionised swimming pool, there’s a hydro-therapeutic spa to check out. We recommend starting with a refreshing rain shower, followed by a dip in the hot pool then the warm pool, before finally sweating it out in the steam room. If you’re not into that, enjoy a spot of golf at the putting green or take a stroll at the sky garden and take in city views from above.
Out and about
The serviced apartment is right next to Somerset MRT (North-South Line) and shopping malls such as 313 Somerset, Orchard Gateway and Orchard Central. It’s also about a 10-minute drive to the CBD.
At Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, prices per night start from $250 (minimum stay of two nights), while at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, prices start from $300 (minimum stay of six nights).
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road
6678 8888 | panpacific.com/en/serviced-suites/singapore/beach-road
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard
6884 5222 | panpacific.com/en/serviced-suites/singapore/orchard