Here’s some help with finding the perfect serviced apartment in Singapore for you. If you’re here for business, serviced apartments can give you more room than you’d have at a hotel. As a newly arrived expat, short-term accommodation is helpful while you’re house hunting – plus, you can always extend. It’s better not to sign that rental lease until you’re happy with your choice! We’ve rounded up a couple of short-term accommodation options (longer if needed) for all types of expats, from solo businessmen to families arriving with heaps of bags, kids and pets! Here goes!
Far East Hospitality – Serviced apartments of all sizes
If you’re looking for serviced apartments in Singapore, check out these great properties managed by Far East Hospitality. There are nine spots around town, with handy amenities and facilities for a comfortable stay. They include a well-equipped kitchen, housekeeping and laundry services, 24-hour front desk, swimming pools, playgrounds, gyms and barbecue areas, just to name a few. All have a six-night minimum stay (except Far East Plaza Residences and Village Residence West Coast, where the minimum stay is three months).
Minutes from Newton MRT, Orchard Scotts Residences has one- to four-bedroom units to pick from. Other good options close by are Orchard Parksuites (one- to four-bedrooms) and Far East Plaza Residences (two-, three- and four-bedrooms), which are walking distance to popular shopping malls along Orchard Road. Located above Far East Plaza Shopping Centre, Far East Plaza Residences’ four-bedroom penthouse apartments even come with private pools (the kids will love that)!
There’s also Regency House along Penang Road. It’s recently renovated and there are various apartment options, from cosy studios up to three-bedroom units. And over by the Singapore River, stay at either Village Residence Clarke Quay (one- to three-bedrooms) or Village Residence Robertson Quay (studios to three-bedrooms). It’s a lovely neighbourhood and great for those who enjoy the nightlife and dining scene.
Outside the city centre, take your pick from Village Residence Hougang, Village Residence West Coast and Oasia Residence. The Hougang and West Coast properties are not only family friendly (swimming pools, tennis courts, children’s playgrounds, you name it) but also right above shopping malls – talk about convenience! What’s more, all properties come with utilities and wi-fi all set up so that’s another two things that you won’t need to settle.
Rental rates in Orchard start from $4,500. For long stays, enjoy 35% off!
Treetops Executive Residences – Resort-style long-term and short-term accommodation
This property offers something rare for Singapore: five acres of lush green space that’s close to the city and shopping. The eco-living residence with 220 one- to three-bedroom fully serviced luxury suites is also environmentally friendly. Great as both a long-term and short-term accommodation option, each suite has a high-efficiency air filtration system, orthopaedic mattresses and provides organic and natural-based bathroom amenities. The property also uses non-toxic cleaning materials and actively encourages recycling. All guests can enjoy a complimentary daily breakfast (even on weekends), as well as high-speed Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchenette in all apartments.
With native trees and plants covering 60 percent of the estate, a cascading waterfall, pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, gym, playground, cafe, tennis court and jogging track, there’s something to keep everyone entertained!
From $280 per night for a one-bedroom Superior (minimum stay: 6 nights). Monthly rates available as well.
Out and about
Just 200 metres from the bustling hub of Orchard Road, Treetops offers access to some of the best shopping, eating and drinking in Singapore. Close to major bus services and a 10-minute walk to Orchard MRT, you can be easily transported around the island. There’s also a free shuttle bus to selected locations throughout the day.
Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore – A central serviced apartment
Right in the heart of the CBD, the award-winning Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore offers fully furnished and equipped studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Certified SG Clean, the serviced apartment and hotel offers a range of staycation packages and long-stay arrangements for guests; day-use “Work from Oakwood” packages are also available. Ranging from 28 to 98 square metres, the apartments are designed for luxury living and perfect for families or larger groups. Each unit comes with a kitchenette or fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and washer/dryer facilities.
The 268-unit property also has the Oakwood Mobile Bar, a premium roving bar serving unlimited cocktails and canapés in the comfort of your room. Guests also enjoy housekeeping, technician services and a round-the-clock concierge. There are facilities galore, too, from SE7ENTH restaurant (which also offers in-room dining) to a lobby bar, an outdoor infinity pool, fitness centre and more.
From $350 per night for a Studio apartment. Visit the website for staycation and day-use rates.
Out and about
This luxury serviced apartment is walking distance to three MRT stations (Tanjong Pagar, Raffles Place and Downtown) to buzz you quickly to other parts of the island.
Oakwood Studios Singapore – Flexible short-term accommodation
If you’re looking for a place for extended stay, Oakwood Studios Singapore is an eclectic and vibrant serviced apartment that’s Instagram-worthy. The property, also certified SG Clean, is a five-minute walk to Orchard Road. The uber-cool establishment also has a quirky design that starts from the lobby and extends to the apartments. Its studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are stylish spaces with amenities for meal prep, entertainment, plus a private balcony.
There’s also a range of facilities and services available, from weekly breakfast in a box to a rooftop gym and pool. You can also hang out at Socialize, the residents’ lounge. Guests can download the Oakwood Studios Singapore app and get access to a host of services, including contactless requests, breakfast orders, amenity guides and local recommendations.
From $220 per night for a studio apartment (minimum six nights). It includes housekeeping service twice a week and a wash/dry/fold laundry service that returns your items within three working days (Monday to Friday).
Out and about
The most popular destination from the property is definitely the shopping area of Orchard Road, plus Newton Circus for food, and the Botanic Gardens for nature. Alternatively, explore the neighbourhood on two wheels and park at the property’s bike lots.
The Ascott Limited – A huge range of short-term stay options
Choose from a wide range of serviced residences operated by The Ascott Limited across the city which cater to varying needs and preferences. Coming at different price points, selected properties allow one-night stays, and there are loads of amenities on offer. Ascott Orchard is connected to Paragon shopping centre and is a few minutes’ walk from MRT stations. Units come with well-equipped kitchenettes and guests can enjoy the swimming pool, gym and residents’ lounge. For a spot in the CBD, we recommend Ascott Raffles Place, which has studios, one- and two-bedroom suites. Another great option is lyf Funan which is close to City Hall MRT. Working well for those who want more space, it has One of a Kind (studio) and All Together (two-, four- and six-bedroom) apartments.
If you’re keen to stay in the city fringe, there are other options such as Citadines Balestier, Citadines Fusionopolis, Citadines Mount Sophia, Citadines Rochor and Somerset Bencoolen. These spacious apartments come fully-furnished with all-inclusive utilities. You can also take the chance to explore the neighbourhood and enjoy local eats. What’s more, Citadines Fusionopolis is located at the one-north business park, so it’s especially convenient for those working in the area. It’s also right above the one-north MRT so getting around is easy.
How much? (Per night, monthly rates available too)
- Ascott Orchard Singapore (11 Cairnhill Road): From $270
- Ascott Raffles Place Singapore (2 Finalyson Green): From $320
- Citadines Balestier Singapore (207 Balestier Road): From $180
- Citadines Fusionopolis Singapore (3 Fusionopolis Way, Symbiosis Tower): From $250
- Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore (8 Wilkie Road): From $200
- Citadines Rochor Singapore (2 Serangoon Road): From $190
- Somerset Bencoolen Singapore (51 Bencoolen Street): From $220
- lyf Funan Singapore (67 Hill Street): From $130
Frasers Hospitality – Central Singapore apartments
Frasers Hospitality has three serviced apartments in central Singapore. They all provide a home away from home, with minimum stays of six nights.
Fraser Suites Singapore is located near the hip Tiong Bahru area. Choose from one- and two-bedroom serviced apartments, or three- and four-bedroom penthouses. All come with kitchen equipment, Wi-Fi and home entertainment systems. The property also has indoor and outdoor playgrounds and a wading pool. Or maybe you’d prefer the chic Mediterranean-styled serviced apartments at Fraser Place Robertson Walk? The one-bedroom apartments, and two- and three-bedroom maisonettes come with daily housekeeping services. The fully-furnished serviced apartments at Fraser Residence Orchard offer spacious living spaces and balconies with a view. The property is kid-friendly, with a wading pool, playground and even babysitter services.
How much? (Rates are subject to changes and GST)
- Fraser Suites: From $320 for a one-bedroom deluxe
- Fraser Place Robertson Walk: From $350 for a one-bedroom deluxe
- Fraser Residence Orchard: From $260 for a studio deluxe
Out and about
- If you stay at Fraser Suites Singapore, enjoy local eats at Tiong Bahru Market or explore cafés in the vicinity.
- Fraser Place Robertson Walk is perfect for nightlife lovers; check out the area’s restaurants and pubs.
- A short stroll to Orchard Road, Fraser Residence Orchard is close to international schools and offers easy access to the CBD and public transport.
Fraser Suites Singapore: 491A River Valley Road
Fraser Place Robertson Walk: 11 Unity Street
Fraser Residence Orchard: 31 Paterson Road
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Le Grove Serviced Residences – Short-term accommodation near Orchard Road
Located along tranquil Orange Grove Road, this residence is a stone’s throw from all the restaurants, shopping and entertainment spots on Orchard. Depending on what you need, you can choose from studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom-and-study, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments large enough for families. Besides daily housekeeping and complimentary Wi-Fi, you get a fully equipped kitchen including a refrigerator, microwave oven and even a rice cooker.
A great short-term accommodation option, each apartment also includes an eco-digester and exclusive all-natural bathroom amenities. If you’re staying in, hit the gym, enjoy a dip in the pool with the kids or have a leisurely game of tennis. There are also babysitting services on hand. Each weekday morning, residents can also enjoy complimentary breakfast.
From $188 per night.
Out and about
- Hop on the shuttle (7am to 7pm) and be whisked to Orchard Road for the afternoon, or get dropped off at an MRT station nearby.
- Take the short walk to the beautiful Singapore Botanic Gardens for a picnic.