Most hotels in Orchard Road are located right in the heart of the city. Orchard Road in Singapore is a haven for shoppers, with more than 20 shopping malls and department stores selling everything books to designer handbags.
Once a small, unnamed country road lined with farms, this 2.2km street is now one of the top Singapore's Tourist Attractions.
In 2009, Orchard Road underwent a $40 million facelift to further increase its beauty and vibrancy. In addition to the main attractions- the shopping plazas- Orchard Road boasts a wide range of bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Three MRT (subway) stations- Orchard, Somerset and Dhoby Ghaut- make it a cinch to travel from place to place, while a variety of mid-range and luxury hotels provide easy access to all the hottest attractions.
The Royal Plaza on Scotts, a three minute walk from the Orchard MRT, puts travellers right in the heart of the city. Guests can enjoy a complimentary mini-bar, complete with Oreo cookies, in their rooms or dine on a buffet meal in Carousel, the hotel's highly rated dining facility.
The Royal Plaza offers an hourly-fee based late check out option for travellers who need just a little extra time to get out on their last day. Room rates start at about S$260, depending on the season.
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One of the highly rated hotels in Orchard Road, the Pan Pacific Orchard provides tranquil accommodations in the middle of Singapore's most upscale shopping district.
The guest rooms combine hip Italian style with the more relaxing elements of the Orient to create a warm, inviting place to rest your weary body after a day of toting around heavy shopping bags. Maintain that sense of tranquility by dining in the soothing 10 at Claymore, the hotel's signature restaurant.
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One of the historic hotels in Orchard Road, Goodwood Park Hotel began as an exclusive club for the German community in Singapore in 1900. By 1930, the hotel had undergone several transformations, opened to the public, and became one of the best-known hotels. Over the years, high-profile guests from ballerina Anna Pavlova to the Duke of Windsor have been spotted within the grand walls of the establishment.
Former guests call the hotel "elegant" and "charming," with all the comforts of home, right down to the provided bathrobe and slippers. Goodwood Park hotel is located on Scotts Road on large grounds with semi-tropical gardens.
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Enjoy gorgeous views of the city through floor-to-ceiling windows at the Hilton Hotel, located right in the heart of Orchard Road. A short walk out the front doors puts you in some of the most prestigious shopping centres in Singapore.
Even if you're just stopping over in the city for one night, you can still get some major shopping done without leaving the hotel in their two-floor shopping center. For dinner, head up to il Cielo on the roof and dine on authentic Italian stone-baked pizza while looking out over the city.
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One of the modern and trendy hotels in Orchard Road, the Quincy Hotel, situated near Orchard Road on Mt. Elizabeth, features 108 custom-designed studio rooms with king-sized beds outfitted in luxurious linens.
Parking, wi-fi internet access, laundry service, and three meals per day are all including in the room prices, which start at about S$268. The Quincy Hotel's most notable feature is the 12th story glass pool jutting out from the main building. The hotel also provides free alcoholic beverages from 6-8pm.
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The Regent Hotel in Singapore is part of the Four Seasons group, so it offers the same high-class accommodations that you would expect from the chain.
It is located close to the stunning Botanic Gardens and is just a short walk to Orchard Road. The hotel features a contemporary design and six renowned dining facilities. Grab a quick bite at Something to Go or a relaxing meal amidst authentic antiques at the Garden Palace.
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The Fort Canning Lodge on Fort Canning Road provides another budget option for families travelling in Singapore.
Each room features a refrigerator, private bathroom and cable television. Tucked away in the Fort Canning park, this hotel provides a sense of seclusion with the convenience of nearby tourist attractions and cultural hubs. Rates start at S$148 per night.
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The Relc International Hotel, located just minutes away from Orchard Road, combines a relaxing ambience with high-tech conveniences.
Each room comes equipped with an LCD cable television, IDD telephone with voicemail, and high-speed internet access to keep guests connected while on vacation. Every bathroom has a relaxing rain shower to work out the kinks for a long day of carrying store-bought treasures. Rooms start at S$170.
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The Orchard Hotel in Singapore is part of the prestigious Millennium Hotels, a chain known for their ability to combine high-class elegance with the ultimate in comfort.
The state-of-the-art meeting facilities make Orchard Hotel ideal for business travellers, while the central location on Orchard Road makes it perfect for tourists. The hotel only has one restaurant on location, but it is staffed by a Master Chef and his highly trained team, and offers a delicious array of Chinese ethnic cuisine.
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Mandarin Orchard Singapore, formerly known as the Meritus Mandarin, is located in Orchard Road and close to the Somerset MRT.
The Mandarin Orchard's Chatterbox restaurant is world-renowned for its Mandarin Chicken Rice dish, making it the perfect hotel to stay in during Singapore's annual Food Festival. Rooms are designed to reflect Oriental charm while still keeping up with all the modern conveniences.
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One of the most luxurious hotels in Orchard Road, the St. Regis Hotel on Tanglin Road prides itself on providing the ultimate indulgent experience. From the stunning winding staircase in the lobby to the exclusive Remede Spa, St. Regis hotel is all about elegance.
Guests can get their heart pumping in the air-conditioned indoor tennis court or fully equipped gym, then cool off by the outdoor pool flanked with a fountain and lush, tropical landscape. A grand deluxe room with king-size bed and 42-inch plasma television starts at S$400+ per night.
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The Shangri-La Hotel on Orange Grove Road provides guests with a resort-like experience while keeping them close to the shopping action on Orchard Road. Set a midst a tropical garden, the 750-guestroom hotel provides a variety of luxurious options, including the exclusive, upscale Valley Wing, with a private entrance.
Guests in the Valley Wing suites receive complimentary champagne, wine and cocktails, personal butler service, and an LCD television in the bathroom while those staying in the Garden Wing can look out over the tropical atrium and pool from the privacy of their own balcony. Rates start at about S$325 per night.
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Located along Tanglin Road on the other side of Orchard Road, the Orchard Parade Hotel offers Mediterranean-style elegance nestled in a gorgeous botanical garden.
The hotel offers an array of dining options, from the home-cooked goodness of Grandma's to the hearty, robust steak dinners in Stuart Anderson's Black Angus. The Orchard Parade Hotel is ideal for those who want to stay close to the action while still enjoying some peace and quiet during their vacation.
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York Hotel is located right in the Orchard Road shopping district, making it a convenient location for the hardcore shopper.
This hotel prides itself on offering spacious guest rooms, with even the least expensive room providing plenty of space to sprawl out. It also offers charming split-level poolside cabanas for the ultimate relaxing vacation. The on-site jewellery store is perfect for surprising that special someone with an impromptu gift.
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The Hotel Supreme is located in the Orchard Road area and within walking distance of the Central Business District, Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and several other famous Singapore Attractions.
Their cafeteria-style dining facility makes it easy to grab a quick snack before heading out for a day of sightseeing. The rooms are simple, yet very affordable, leaving you with extra money in your pocket to fill those shopping bags or splurge on a nice dinner.
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Orchard Road's main tourist appeal is the sheer volume of shopping centres lining the street. From the massive Tangs- a retail store selling just about every item under the sun- to the smaller, independent jewellery and perfume sellers, Orchard Road literally has something that will appeal to any shopper.
Throughout the day, many stores hold promotions out on the sidewalk in front of their establishments, including free samples, makeovers, and street performances. While Orchard Road prides itself on being vibrant and exiting year round, during the Christmas Season the area lights up with twinkling strands of lights, decorations, and lavishly decorated trees.
To keep energy up while shopping, stop by Canele at Paragon Shopping Centre and grab a decadent pastry or a quick bistro-style lunch. Those who enjoy traditional Japanese soba noodles will want to pop into Shimbashi Soba instead, where authentic Japanese chefs prepare their own Soba. Mediteranean food aficionados may want to head on over to Esmirada at Orchard Hotel and enjoy heaping portions of cous cous, kebabs and paella.