Mark Whelan

Warehouse Hotel

  • Where:
  • Why:Jet-lag-addled work trip
  • When:June 2022
  • Who:Alone with my thoughts and insomnia
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Warehouse Hotel A converted liquor warehouse, the hotel retains the same façade

A converted liquor warehouse, the hotel retains the same façade

Warehouse Hotel The lobby is grand and inviting with industrial elements

The lobby is grand and inviting with industrial elements

Warehouse Hotel Also hosts a swanky bar to grab a quick drink

Also hosts a swanky bar to grab a quick drink

Warehouse Hotel Unique trinkets, like this old coin that gets you a free cocktail, add to making the experience memorable

Unique trinkets, like this old coin that gets you a free cocktail, add to making the experience memorable

Warehouse Hotel Sleek room and a cozy bed to sink into

Sleek room and a cozy bed to sink into

Warehouse Hotel The room flow into the bathroom seamlessly

The room flow into the bathroom seamlessly

Warehouse Hotel Just what you need at the end of a day

Just what you need at the end of a day

Warehouse Hotel The pool is definitely one of the talking points of the Warehouse Hotel

The pool is definitely one of the talking points of the Warehouse Hotel

Warehouse Hotel Live the Singaporean high life at the hotel's den-restaurant

Live the Singaporean high life at the hotel's den-restaurant

Warehouse Hotel Fun items on sale by the reception to take home

Fun items on sale by the reception to take home

Warehouse Hotel Located on the bank of the Singapore river, you can't beat the Warehouse Hotel location

Located on the bank of the Singapore river, you can't beat the Warehouse Hotel location

Highs & Lows

  • The Lobby Bar is definitely a destination place to hang out.

  • Plunging into that glass pool as temporary relief from the humidity.

  • Totally unlike anything else on offer

  • Breakfast for veggies is a write-off

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 43/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Hotel

  • Vibe

    A converted liquor warehouse (unsurprisingly) located riverside makes it a totally unique spot amongst Singapore's big-name-brand hotels. Beautiful high ceilings and a huge open space lobby do not compromise its intimate speakeasy flavor. Little touches of history blend perfectly with its modern mindset

  • Location

    Along the Singapore River

  • Rooms

    37 independent rooms

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    Seamless. Singapore is BIG on efficiency. A lovely touch on arrival was a free cocktail token in the form of a customized retro coin

  • Future Forward

    The modern mindset means refillable shower stuff and glass water bottles. Bit of plastic in the snack basket “Minibar of Vices” but minimal

  • Music

    I was smashing the Shazam. Perfect vibes

  • Year Opened

    2017

  • Designed By

    Homegrown agency Asylum and local firm Zarch Collaboratives and is part of the prestigious Design Hotels™ portfolio

  • Health & Wellness

    The glass-walled pool on the roof is something of a design icon among Singaporeans. You can do laps but it's insta-gold if you’re into that kinda thing

  • Food

    The hotel restaurant Po serves an elevated take on Singaporean cuisine. The menu itself is peppered with “Popo’s Pearls of Wisdom” such as “in life, you’re either a hamster or a gangster” (I like to think I’m a bit of both). Not a great selection for the vegetarian, so the hamster side was a bit disappointed

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    A beautifully designed and operated cocktail bar. I’d reco The Golden Age made special by the inclusion of Saffron Gin

  • Minibar & Retail

    Super cool trinkets are displayed in glass museum cases by the reception as part of the reception desk

  • Accessibility

    One wheelchair accessible room on the first floor of the hotel.

  • Pet Friendly

    No except for Certified Guide Dogs

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    It's on the premium side but not crazy

  • Tel.

    +65 6828 0000

  • Website

    Visit website

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In the Area

Hotel Location Robertson Quay, The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore

The Warehouse Hotel has a colorful history, having been built for booze storage by a river that was part of The Straits of Malacca trade route. The building now stands out as a design icon amongst the identikit blandness of the rest of the architecture along the river banks. It was fun to see the leaf and litter sweeper boats pootling along the river, Singapore is kept VERY clean.

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