The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Being such a popular destination Singapore is home to a huge number of world-class hotels. Unlike many other parts of Asia, Singapore is not a place to visit for affordable luxury. Hotel prices in Singapore are on par with some of the most expensive destinations in the world.
Most of Singapore’s luxury hotels are concentrated in the Central Business District, especially in the Quays area and around Chinatown. While the Quays has some of the city’s best trendy nightlife, the most beloved gay bars and clubs in town are in and around Neil Road in Chinatown. It’s up to you to choose what you prefer, but bear in mind that public transport links are abundant, so you’ll always be able to get around.
Our recommend gay Singaporean hotels, range from iconic modern skyscrapers to heritage colonial buildings, but are all exceptional in their facilities and service. Expect exceptional views, show-stopping fine dining, lush tropical gardens, and incomparably comfortable rooms.
Gay visitors to Singapore are unlikely to experience any problems checking into hotels. Singapore is a cosmopolitan international city with hotels and their employees used to and accepting of LGBT guests.
It’s worth highlighting that Singapore is one of the last remaining advanced economies where sex between two men is still illegal. While the law is not fully enforced gay visitors should be aware of local laws. Additionally, there are no anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBT+ citizens in Singapore however gay visitors are unlikely to experience any discrimination while visiting the city-state.
Most of the gay nightlife in Singapore is grouped in Chinatown, in and around Neil Road. There are plenty of excellent gay-friendly hotels and hostels in this area, which are perfect for making the most of gay Singapore. These range from luxury boutique stays to basic capsule hostels, so there’s something for every budget. Several of our picks are housed in traditional Chinatown shophouses, lending them a unique Singapore charm, and many of them cater to nomads and other long-stay visitors.
♥ Stylish and modern decor
♥ Incredible city views from most rooms
♥ Great quayside location for enjoying Singapore’s nightlife
♥ Excellent pool and gym
Located on the banks of the Singapore River in trendy Robertson Quay, this luxury hotel offers impeccable modern amenities. Rooms feature large floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning city views. The large outdoor pool is the perfect place to cool off, and you will also find an airy, well-equipped gym on site. There are several restaurants and bars within a short distance from the hotel, but the in-house dining options are worth checking out, from authentic Italian fare to elegant Japanese cuisine.
♥ Cool and contemporary design
♥ Awesome outdoor swimming pool
♥ State-of-the-art fitness center
♥ Great amenities in every room
Featuring W’s usual blend of youthful style and sophistication, this Sentosa Cove hotel is filled with unique, quirky design. All rooms are incredibly spacious, with large windows (look out for the Harbor View rooms!), colorful design, mood lighting, and Bose sound systems. The suites take things up a notch, both in terms of decor and amenities, with cool add-ons like a private plunge pool available. The hotel boasts a huge pool, complete with floats, underwater speakers, as well as a truly exceptional on-site gym, two restaurants, and a bar. W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is the most booked gay-friendly beach resort in Singapore.
♥ Great rooftop pool
♥ Excellent location for both sightseeing and gay nightlife
♥ Floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms
♥ Buffet breakfast included in rate
The gay-friendly Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay boasts comfortable, modern accommodation by the Singapore River. Rooms are on the small side, but make up for this with floor-to-ceiling windows featuring awesome city views. The facilities are excellent, especially the rooftop swimming pool, fitness suite, and complimentary breakfast. The hotel is located in Clarke Quay, with the Chinatown gay nightlife just under a 20 minute walk away.
Featuring a series of simple, all-white dorm rooms, this place is for those who just need a clean bed at the end of the day. The facilities are well-maintained, and the no-frills vibe of the place makes it a good choice if you’re on a budget. There is a complimentary breakfast served every morning and a nice outdoor terrace where you can mingle with other travelers. The Chinatown location is great for sightseeing, and the gay bars on Neil Road are just 5 minutes from the hostel.
Eighteen By Three Cabins consists of 18, well, cabins, each perfectly designed in a practical and minimalist style. They come in Single, Double, and Loft, the latter of which comes with a built-in workspace or vanity. It is worth mentioning that all the (perfectly maintained) bathrooms are shared. There is a cozy lounge and a pleasant terrace from which you can work or socialize. The location in Chinatown is perfect for sightseeing and for enjoying the gay nightlife, with Neil Road just a 10-minute walk away.
Maxwell is a boutique hotel in the heart of Chinatown, less than a 5 minute walk from Singapore’s most popular gay bars and clubs. The building is a beautiful 19th century shop house, with interiors by a French designer. The result is a mix of opulent colonial style and sleek modernity. Several swanky bars and restaurants are on-site, exceptional treatments are on offer in the hotel’s spa pods. The hotel has a strong commitment to traditional wellness and sustainability.
So Sofitel has an excellent location in the heart of Downtown Singapore, walking distance to several MRT stations, the Gardens by the Bay, and most of Singapore’s best bars and clubs. The hotel is housed in a beautiful heritage building, which matches the elegant French-inspired decor in the rooms, courtesy of none other than Karl Lagarfeld. Other perks include the chain’s famously comfy beds, innovative fine European dining, and a swanky rooftop bar complete with a pool.
This hotel is located in the historical district of Tanjong Pagar, just south of Chinatown. Most of Singapore’s gay bars and restaurants are just a five-minute walk away, while Tanjong Pagar MRT station is even closer. The rooms are modern, with designer furnishings and large city-facing windows. One particularly handy amenity is the complimentary guest smartphone in every room, which includes unlimited data for all your research and social media needs.
For beachside luxury and privacy, you can’t do better than one of these 5-star villas. Each one is beautifully furnished, with high-quality amenities like rain showers, large freestanding tubs, and Nespresso machines, as well as a round-the-clock butler service. Several villas come with their own private plunge pool, but all have access to the large central swimming pool. They come in 1, 2, and 3-bedroom, so both couples and groups are catered for. The spa offers various treatments as well as a good gym, and there is an excellent restaurant and a bar on-site.
The three towers that make up Marina Bay Sands are world-famous, making this Singapore’s most iconic hotel. The facilities here are mind-blowing, including the city’s largest outdoor pool, a luxury shopping mall, and the innovative ArtScience museum. Exceptional views are guaranteed, whether from your plush and elegant bedroom, the state-of-the-art gym, or the incredible Skyview observation deck. Add to that over 20 drinking and dining options and a casino, and you just may never want to leave.