Finding a Serviced Apartment in Singapore
Arriving in a new country is a big change, and when you first arrive it can be a lot to take in – starting new jobs, getting mobile phones sorted, understanding your new currency and, of course, finding that perfect place to live. Choosing a serviced apartment in Singapore provides a great ‘half-way’ point between a hotel and a place of your own.
They’re an ideal choice when you need somewhere to live for a short period, due to the lack of a long-term contract, giving great flexibility, at a much lower price than camping out in a hotel room for the first few weeks! Plus, you get all the same amenities you would at a hotel – swimming pool, gym, cleaning services – with some of features you’d expect from a home, like a kitchen, separate living room, and laundry services.
There are serviced apartments to be found all over Singapore. Here are our top picks.
The Ascott, Raffles Place
You probably couldn’t be closer to your new office at The Ascott. It’s ideally located in right in the centre of Raffles Place, making it super convenient to get to work, but also located right by a MRT station if you want to explore the rest of the island. There’s a roof-top infinity pool too, so you can cool off and admire the cityscape at the same time.
With 1 and 2 bedroom options, The Ascott is a good choice for individuals or couples who want to jump right into their Singapore experience. They’ve also got their Ascott Lifestyle programme where guests can sign up for activities from local language classes, art jamming, to pilates to help those who’re relocating settle into the new city.
Here’s a link to their website – Ascott Raffles Place
Great World Serviced Apartments
Located atop the ever-popular Great World City, in the River Valley area (psst…check out our handy River Valley neighbourhood guide), these serviced apartments are a great option for families who are looking for a temporary place to set up camp. It’s close enough to the CBD to be a short trip for those heading into the office, and in a popular area with lots of choice for those getting ready to start house-hunting.
With 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments available, and great facilities for children, it’s a great option for families.
Here’s a link their website – Great World Serviced Apartments
Treetops Executive Residences
Ideally placed for quick access to Orchard Road, and expat-favourite Tanglin Mall (great for any treats you’re missing from home), or if you want to soak up the tropical greenery of the Botanic Gardens, Treetops offers something a bit different to the usual ‘corporate’ serviced apartments. Their ‘Discover Green’ ethos means organic food on the menu, organic toiletries and a spa in the building. Plus, it’s a great way to feel a little less guilty about your carbon footprint from that long-haul flight.
With 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments on offer, and even 3-bedroom penthouses, there’s something for everyone.
Here’s a link to their website – Tree Tops
Park Royal Serviced Suites
The Park Royal suites are ideally located just by Arab Street, in the Kampong Glam area of Singapore. We love their sleek, contemporary designed rooms, and fantastic views of the Singapore cityscape. It’s just a short hop to the CBD for all your work and admin needs, but suitably far away from the office to give you a break from the skyscrapers. Kampong Glam is a historic and vibrant part of town as well, with plenty of history and culture, delicious food, chilled-out bars and quirky shops to keep you entertained.
There are 1 and 2 bedroom suites, making it ideal for individuals, couples or those with small children.
Here’s a link to – Park Royal Serviced Suites
Wilby Residences Bukit Timah
Wilby Residences is further out of town in leafy Bukit Timah, so it’s a great option to get to grips with what being an expat in Singapore will really be like. Have a wander around the area to get a feel for the neighbourhood, and maybe scope out a few condos to shortlist. Even though you’re a little further out here, nothing is really that far away in Singapore – just hop in a taxi!
There’s 1 and 3 bedroom apartments available, plus they have ‘Wilby Pure’ which is great for any one suffering allergies.
Here’s a link to their website – Wilby Residences
if you require assistance finding your new home you can consult our property agents to assist you in finding your new home.
Once you’re settled into your perfect serviced apartment in Singapore, why not start your hunt for a perfect home? Get in touch with a Greyloft agent today.