If you’re hunting around for the perfect serviced apartment to suit your needs in Singapore, you’ve landed on the right page. We’ve rounded up recommended short and long-term residences for all types of expats, from solo businessmen to families arriving with heaps of bags, kids and pets. So that’s temporary accommodation sorted then!
One-stop shop: LMB Housing Services
Whichever popular ‘hood you’ve got pegged as your dream location, from free-spirited Holland Village to the rapidly developing Buona Vista, LMB Housing Services is bound to have fabulous options for your needs when it comes to serviced apartments. All the properties under their care come with must-have perks like swimming pools, gyms and playgrounds, plus some prized condos even have a putting greens and jogging tracks. Their reasonable rental rates also include a wide variety of handy services, including any maintenance and repair works you need during your stay. Want to save on hiring a helper? Don’t sweat it – LMB Housing Services provide housekeepering twice a week, so your apartment will always be spick-and-span. Just relax, enjoy your luxury pad and leave the groundwork in LMB’s capable hands.
Size: Studios, lofts, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments (see them all here)
Facilities: In all properties – swimming pools, jacuzzi, gym, barbecue pits, children’s playground, club house, 24-hour security service, car park. In selected properties – squash courts, putting greens, billiard rooms, tennis courts, saunas, minimarts, jogging tracks, outdoor fitness stations, basketball court.
Services: Housekeeping twice a week, unlimited high speed Internet, WIFI router, cable TV, hotline, maintenance and repair.
All-rounder: Great World Serviced Apartments
Close enough to the CBD for Daddy and adjoined to Great World City Shopping Centre for Mummy’s late night splurges, this River Valley serviced apartment also scores top marks from kiddies. There’s a kids lounge, playground and wading pool. Add a near Olympic-sized swimming pool, a newly renovated Pool Lounge and the fact that Rover can move in too (pet levies apply), and you can see why this spot comes up time and time again as a hot favourite for families.
Size: 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartments and penthouses
Facilities: Children’s playground, children’s wading pool, Kids Lounge, games room, gymnasium, outdoor jacuzzi, near Olympic-sized swimming pool, pool lounge, residents’ lounge, sauna, steam room, tennis court, practice wall, reading room, bicycle bay, BBQ pits, covered car park, basketball court
Services: 24-hour convenience store, 24-hour security service, babysitting, business centre, catering services, complimentary shuttle services, grocery delivery services, laundry and dry cleaning, thrice-weekly housekeeping, residents’ activity programmes
2 Kim Seng Walk, 239404
Resort-style living: Treetops Executive Residences
Settling into Singapore won’t be much of a hardship if you’re shacked up in one of Treetops’ slick penthouses. Besides 32,000 square feet of luxury, you’ll be able to skip to Orchard Road in minutes, nip to expat favourite Tanglin Mall for a few Waitrose goodies or let the kids loose in nearby Botanic Gardens without breaking into a sweat. Plus, we reckon guests will love the ‘Discover Green’ ethos, which means organic food on the menu, organic toiletries in the bathroom, orthopaedic mattresses on the beds and a spa within the building.
Size: 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom penthouses
Facilities: Swimming pool, outdoor jacquzzi, gymnasium, children’s playground with wading pool, in-house cafe, launderette, sauna, BBQ pits, tennis court, jogging track, spa, function room and parking
Services: Daily housekeeping, laundry, dry cleaning and pressing, babysitting, complimentary local calls, business centre, complimentary breakfast, free shuttle bus service
No. 7 Orange Grove Road, 258355
Long-term stay: Lanson Place Winsland Serviced Residences
You couldn’t ask to be closer to Orchard Road if you set up a tent outside CentrePoint! Jess Smit on EL’s online team stayed at Lanson Place for a few months when her and her family arrived in Singapore in 2012 and the staff were so lovely they even came to drop off a housewarming gift for them when they moved into their new apartment! Hospitality aside, a swanky rooftop pool that’ll knock the England out of any pale-skinned newbie, espresso machines in the apartments and a daily newspaper on your doorstep mean that many of Lanson Place’s guests choose to make this a more permanent base.
Size: 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments
Facilities: Exercise room, rooftop swimming pool with BBQ, outdoor jacuzzi, meeting room, residents’ lounge, computer room, covered car park
Services: Concierge, housekeeping, laundry and dry-cleaning, limousine service, daily newspaper delivery, food delivery service, babysitting, pets allowed
167 Penang Road, 238462
Hop to the CBD: Fraser Suites
Now we’re talking – this luxe serviced apartment has a Retreat room with massage chairs to relax strung out professionals (or mummies!). Not only that, but it’s within spitting distance of Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay’s trendy dining and shopping scene.
Size: 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and penthouses
Facilities: BBQ facilities, indoor children’s playroom, gymnasium, jet pool, steam and sauna, swimming pool and children’s wading pool and all-day cafe
Services: Daily housekeeping, daily breakfast, car park, pet friendly, babysitting, laundry and dry cleaning
491A River Valley Road, 248372
Suburban bliss: Wilby Bukit Timah
You’re never more than a quick cab ride away from anywhere in Singapore, so we can totally see the appeal of staying a little out of town, with the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve on your doorstep.
Size: 1 and 3 bed apartments
Facilities: Tennis court, gym, BBQ, swimming pool, jacuzzi, exercise park, resident’s lounge
Services: Business centre, housekeeping, laundry and dry cleaning, chauffeur services, shuttle bus service, car park
25 Wilby Road #01-03, 276300
Even more serviced apartments in Singapore to investigate…
Citadines Mount Sophia
8 Wilkie Road, #01-26 Wilkie Edge, 228095
Darby Park Executive Suites
12 Orange Grove Road, 258353
Far East Plaza Residences
14 Scotts Road, 228213
Fraser Place Fusionopolis
3 Fusionopolis Way, Symbiosis Tower, 138633
Fraser Residence Orchard
2 Mount Elizabeth Link, 227973
Le Grove Serviced Apartments
32 Orange Grove Road, 258354
Jervois and Joo Chiat
11 Orchard Turn, 238800
Pan-Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road
7500B Beach Road, 199592
Pan-Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard
96 Somerset Road, 238163
Park Avenue Suites
Locations across Singapore
PARKROYAL Serviced Apartments
7500A Beach Road, #01-345/346, The Plaza, 199591
121 Penang Road, 238464
Shangri-La Apartments and Residences
22 Orange Grove Road, 258350
No. 51 Bencoolen Street, 189630
Somerset Liang Court
No. 177B River Valley Road, 179032
No. 160 Orchard Road, #06-01 OG Orchard Point, 238842
15 Queen Street #01-01, 188537
Village Residence Clarke Quay
20 Havelock Road, 059765
Village Residence Robertson Quay
30 Robertson Quay, 238251
Hougang Village Residence
1 Hougang Street 91, 538692