Hôtel Vagabond Singapore

Rates from (inc tax)$186.55

Price information

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Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21SGD), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Modern Parisian salon


Revamped heritage house

Bold, modern and art-filled, Hôtel Vagabond Singapore has sleekly transformed from a row of traditional colonial shop houses into a thoroughly individual boutique stay. It has a seductive cocktail lounge, and the city’s only artist-in-residence program. We’re feeling creative already…



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Need to know


41, including five suites.


12 noon; earliest check-in, 2pm. Both times are flexible subject to availability, and luggage storage is available for guests arriving early or staying late.


Double rooms from $186.55 (SG$260), excluding tax at 17.7 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (SGD306.02), via, using today’s exchange rate.

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Rates usually exclude Continental breakfast (S$20 a person).


British absurdist artist Peter Millard curated the Salon’s art collection, Franck Le Ray sculptures gleam against the hotel’s red and gold backdrop, and all in-room photography is from owner Satinder Garcha’s travels, so just ask if you’d like to hear the background stories. All guests are invited to free 'Lady Boss High Tea' held daily in the Salon from 3pm–5pm.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout and a mobile phone with unlimited local calls (and some international) and data use for your stay. In rooms: Smart TV, Roberts Radio, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, Jacques Garcia-curated selection of in-room films, and Etro bath products. Some suites have kitchenettes with refrigerators and hobs.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms have a sultry French feel with vibrant and modern florals, thanks to interior design by Jacques Garcia. For perfectly lit Instagram snaps, go for a third floor Junior Suite; the skylight windows let in the most light. Those craving a relaxing soak should book the Vagabond Suite, which has the hotel’s only bathtub and a private entrance.

Packing tips

Bring your notebook and trusty pen to use at your carved mahogany writing desk when inspiration strikes, and leave room in your suitcase for some garb from Singapore’s up-and-coming designers.


Public spaces in the hotel and a guest room on level two are wheelchair accessible.


Sorry, but the only dogs allowed are the two topiaries at the hotel's entrance. See more pet-friendly hotels in Singapore.


Under-12s can share their parents' bed free, if staying in a Deluxe, Deluxe with Shared Terrace or Junior Suite category.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Snag a built-in-sofa seat seat; you’ll have an art installation wall behind you and performance art (people-watching) in front of you.

Dress Code

Daniel Craig-esque sleek suits for Mr Smith and gallery-worthy LBDs for Mrs Smith won’t feel out of place in the evening.

Hotel restaurant

None at the moment, but lunch and dinner from a local Asian-fusion restaurant can be served in the Salon every day except Monday. 

Hotel bar

Pass the golden baboon statue at the far left of the restaurant and you’ll find Bar Vagabond. Try A Certain Shade of Green, made with Martin Miller’s gin, kiwi, matcha tea, citrus, absinthe and chrysanthemum or the Ashes and Snow, a mix of dark rum, charred pineapple and edible charcoal. Check the schedule to see if your stay coincides with a themed party night or a special guest DJ – previous spinners-in-residence have included DJ Synapse and Captain Planet.

Last orders

Bar Vagabond slings cocktails from 5pm to midnight. The hotel serves breakfast (on request only) from from 7am to 10.30am and pours high tea from 3pm to 5pm.

Room service

Charcuterie and other savoury snacks can be ordered outside restaurant hours.


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Hôtel Vagabond Singapore
39 Syed Alwi Road


Singapore’s International hub Changi Airport is 18km away, and it takes as many minutes to reach the hotel by car. Arrange private limousine transfers for US$59 a group, each way. Local taxis and Uber are convenient options too, and generally cost US$25-30 each way, depending on traffic.


Hop on local MRT trains at Lavender station; it’s less than a kilometre away, and a short taxi ride will have you at the hotel in about three minutes.


There’s an on-site car park and a public car park next door by the Song Lin Building (US$1–2 an hour); it’s best to drop bags off at the hotel first. If you’re driving, head towards Rochor Road, then take Victoria Street to Syed Alwi Road.

Worth getting out of bed for

Hôtel Vagabond Singapore’s just outside the city centre, in the Bugis neighbourhood, which has a colourful (red-light) past, but is now home to shops, an outdoor night market (Pasar Malam), and a healthy smattering of cafés and brunch spots. Ask for one of the hotel's illustrated walking tour maps before venturing out. A 10 minutes' walk will land you in historic Kampong Glam; check out the Sultan Mosque, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Haji Lane’s quirky indie boutiques, and the textile stalls on Arab Street. History buffs (and those in search of respite from the heat) will like the Asian Civilisations Museum

Local restaurants

For a meal with a Michelin pedigree, look to Carlos Montobbio’s tapas joint Esquina (+65 6222 1616). Book ahead; it’s closed on Sundays. A cab will get you to elegantly laid back Kilo Kitchen Kallang (+65 6467 3987) in less than five minutes; this former storage warehouse turned on-trend eatery is worth a visit for the grilled blue mussels or warm octopus salad; double up on dessert with both the Thai tea crème caramel and the churros with burnt marshmallow, spiced chocolate and matcha. For Catalan cuisine in Downtown Singapore, check out Nandu Jubany’s Foc (+65 6100 4040); we’re partial to the pintxos brunch with its free-flowing cava. Carnivorous Smiths can get their protein fix with daily-changing modern Australian barbecue at Andre Chiang’s Burnt Ends (+65 6224 3933), open Tuesdays to Saturdays. Seats at the counter have kitchen action views.

Local cafés

There are rows of local eateries a short stroll from the hotel, including brunch favourite Symmetry Cafe (+65 62919901) on Jalan Kubor Road. Fuel up for the day with eggs various ways and cold brew coffee; the truffled fries are unmissable. No matter which of the all day brunch options you go for at Melbourne-style coffee spot the Hangar on Arab Street (+65 6291 0127), save room for one of the densely-chocolatey brownies. The brunch menu at Middle Road’s Middle-Eastern eatery Artichoke (+65 6336 6949) spans from baklava French toast to lamb shakshouka. For lunch, swing by Japanese cafe Box'n'Sticks (+65 6341 7780) for sushi followed by mochi and green tea gelato. On Sultan’s Gate you’ll find Arc (+65 6291 6863), which has an in-house coffee academy and roastery too.

Local bars

Who doesn’t love a good rooftop bar? A drive of five minutes will land you at Loof, arguably one of the best in Singapore. Downtown Tiger’s Milk (+65 6808 2188) is the first rooftop bar with Peruvian flair, with a central ceviche bar, an open parrilla grill and a pisco bar. Music here takes the South American theme and runs, or shall we say shimmies, with it. 


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