Singapore

Six Senses Duxton

Price per night from$174.84

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 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (SGD248.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Spiffed up shophouses

Setting

Prime Tanjong Pagar

Tucked into a row of historic buildings in Tanjong Pagar, Six Senses Duxton is a modern twist on Singapore tradition. Designed by the legendary Anouska Hempel, the 49-room hotel was once a series of colonial trading houses. In an award-winning renovation, Hempel used the properties history and structure to craft a space that tells Singapore’s best stories, with yellow, gold and black design elements, including oversized Chinese fans as wall art. Rooms nod at moody opium dens or lustrous South Sea pearls, without sacrificing modern comforts. The restaurant and bar continue the theme, offering creative takes on Chinese classics.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Forty-nine, including 24 suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £167.75 (SG$292), including tax at 17.7 per cent.

More details

Rates do not include breakfast, which is available a la carte from Yellow Pot restaurant.

Also

In lieu of a standard spa, Six Senses Duxton employs a traditional Chinese doctor to dispense medicinal herbs, offer readings and make wellness recommendations.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Flatscreen TV, free bottled water, air-conditioning, bluetooth speaker, minibar, coffee maker, in-room safe, bath products by the Organic Pharmacy.

Our favourite rooms

The all-white Pearl Suite is a bright, luminous escape from the city, with inlaid mother-of-pearl furniture and oversized windows. For a taste of vintage Singapore, check into the Opium Room, which is styled with heritage Chinese art and dark woods, including a giant four-poster bed.

Packing tips

Leave your signature scent at home: Singapore is renowned for its perfumes, especially those scented with tropical Malaysian botanicals.

Also

Due to the historic nature of the space, the hotel and rooms are not wheelchair-accessible.

Children

Leave the little ones at home.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Nab a private table within a sweeping interior alcove.

Dress Code

Sleek silks will match the vibe.

Hotel restaurant

Yellow Pot, from chef Sebastian Goh, specialises in contemporary Chinese dishes in a romantic black and gold space.

Hotel bar

Adjacent to Yellow Pot, the antiquarian-themed bar has Art-Deco accents and backlit stained glass behind the bar. The signature cocktail sees Tanqueray gin and chrysanthemum-cordial topped with the flower itself – a yellow one, of course. 

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7 to 10:30am.

Room service

There's no room service, so raid the minibar if hunger strikes after dark.

Location

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Address
Six Senses Duxton
83 Duxton Rd
Singapore
089540
Singapore

Six Senses Duxton is located in historic Tanjong Pagar, inside the Central Business District.

Planes

Changi International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Non-stop flights are available from London, Los Angeles and other major cities on British Airways and United, along with other major airlines. Connecting flights are available from New York.

Trains

Singapore has a renowned rail system, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), which connects travellers to nearly all major sites, along with the airport. The Tanjong Pagar station is a four-minute drive from the hotel.

Automobiles

Most travellers opt against hiring a car, as it’s easy to get around by cab or MRT.

Worth getting out of bed for

Get a literal taste of local traditions with a visit to the staff Chinese doctor for herbal tinctures at the hotel, then head out for more Chinese culture with a stroll along the narrow streets of Chinatown, a short walk from the hotel, where century-old buildings hold bustling restaurants and shops packed with colourful souvenirs. Stop by the Chinatown Heritage Centre, which preserves daily items from last century for a taste of what life was like long before smart phones.

The island is packed with interesting museums, including the palatial National Museum of Singapore, for rich historical artifacts about the country, dating back to before colonization, and the Asian Civilisations Museum, for a deep dive into the art and culture of Southeast Asia. The museum’s riverside location is ideal for a stroll to see some of the historic houses and interesting shops along the way.

For a birds-eye look at the island, grab a ticket for the Singapore Flyer, the local version of the London Eye. Standing 165m tall, the ferris wheel offers the best views in the country. If jetlag has you up before dawn, take advantage of the extended hours at the Botanic Gardens. Open each day from 5am until midnight, the 74-hectare tropical garden has gorgeous orchids and palms, and is an oasis from the bustling city.

Local restaurants

Tanjong Pagar, the hotel’s neighborhood, is home to the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants in the country. Head out in search of the best of the best, including Rhubarb, for contemporary French dishes including an excellent assortment of French cheese. For casual local favourites, try the Hainanese chicken rice at the Maxwell Centre (1 Kadayanallur Street), at stalls like Tian Tian Chicken Rice. The French food in Singapore is surprisingly excellent. Brasserie Gavroche, near the hotel, nails the Parisian vibe with stellar steak tartare.

Local bars

For a sweet and retro taste of tradition, head to the bar at Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling – the fruity gin-based drink was invented here in the early 1900s. For a modern taste of the cool Singapore cocktail scene, visit Kilo Lounge, by the Kallang River, for cocktails like the East Meets West, made with Japanese whiskey, orgeat syrup and Scotch, to pair with small plates like furikake popcorn drizzled with spicy honey.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this heritage hotel in Tanjong Pagar and unpacked their Chinese herbs and silk textiles, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Six Senses Duxton in Singapore…

The future is now in Singapore, where sweeping skyscrapers and perpetual modernisation can feel like leapfrogging past current day. Six Senses Duxton represents all that is new and exciting about the country tucked into a row of immaculately preserved historic trading houses, for the best of the old-meets-new approach. The project was overseen by design maven Anouska Hempel, using wallpapers and assorted objects from her private collection to create an original feel that’s already racking up awards for its sustainable preservation. The hotel embraces Singapore’s history with a mix of Chinese, Malay and European design elements. The public spaces include large gold fans, vintage screens and calligraphed wallpaper from Hempel’s collection. The hotel extends the mix of historic and modern with creative touches like a staff Chinese doctor to offer medicinal herbs to guests, and a restaurant, Yellow Pot, that revamps Chinese cuisine in creative new ways. Each of the 49 rooms is unique, with and spaces that take advantage of the buildings’ history and views. Retreat to the romantic lacquered Opium Room or relish the bright, airy Pearl Room. In buzzy Tanjong Pagar, within the Central Business District, the hotel has plenty to see and taste from old and new Singapore.

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