Looking for the best family-friendly serviced apartments in Singapore? Here are some that you’ll love to call your home away from home. The kids won’t wanna leave!
Is it time to do a major home renovation but you’d need somewhere for your brood to stay until the dust settles? And for families who are relocating to Singapore, picking the right accommodation for yourself and your family during this time is important, even if you’re only planning on a short-term transition.
Or perhaps you’re scouting for a staycation spot that is a little more personal than the usual hotel. Even if not for yourselves, perhaps for friends’ or relatives’ families when they come from overseas to visit. It’s one of those things that could really make or break your stay, especially when you have kids in tow.
Thankfully, Singapore has a wide range of fantastic short-term accommodation options available for families. To help you find the perfect place to call home (however temporarily), we curated a list of the most family-friendly serviced apartments − sometimes called aparthotels − available in the Lion City.
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1. Treetops Executive Residences
This luxury urban eco-retreat is a hidden haven in the heart of the city that’s surrounded by beautiful lush greenery. Located right around the corner from Orchard Road and the Botanical Gardens, it has about 220 stylish apartments which are both flexible and spacious (even the two-bedroom apartment can be comfortably occupied by a family of four).
There are also plenty of family-friendly facilities available: a large swimming pool, playground, on-roof tennis court, jogging track and a café which serves all kinds of Singaporean hawker fare. Book a place here, and you’ll likely never want to leave.
How much from $267 per night for a 1-bedroom apartment
Where 7 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258355
2. Orchard Scotts Residences
If you couldn’t get a suite at Treetops, the Orchard Scotts Residences are your next best bet. Slightly newer and more modern in design, it’s conveniently set within easy walking distance of Orchard Road, Newton Food Centre and the Newton MRT station.
There are lots of amenities and facilities for kids and adults alike: four swimming pools, indoor and outdoor play areas, basketball courts, tennis courts and gardens. Perfect for both long stays and staycations, these cosy apartments are great options for families with kids from five to 15.
How much from $285 per night for a 1-bedroom apartment (minimum 7 nights)
Where 5 Anthony Road, Singapore 229954
3. The Club Residences by Capella Singapore
Uber-stylish, yet surprisingly kid- and pet-friendly, these luxurious sea-facing apartments on Sentosa are huge and decked out with top-of-the-line facilities. If money is no object, definitely consider Club at Capella Singapore. Quiet and peaceful, it’s only a few minutes’ drive from most of Sentosa’s attractions and a five-minute shuttle ride from the shops and restaurants at VivoCity.
For little ones, there’s a playground, swimming pool, Xbox Kinect and fun monthly resident events. The staff are super-friendly, and there are even babysitting services available for when Mum and Dad need a night off.
How much from $753 per night for a 1-bedroom suite
Where 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
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4. Fraser Place Robertson Walk
Perfect for families with young kids, Fraser Place Robertson Walk is set up like an exotic Mediterranean-style village. Its 164 apartments all come with fully equipped kitchens, generous living spaces and balconies that overlook the river or courtyard. Children will adore the Disney-themed bed linens and other extras.
Both parents and kids will be pleased to know that there’s a soft play centre, Polliwogs, right next door. Food-wise, there’s a café and grocery delivery service, as well as the trendy dining and shopping scene of Robertson Quay just a quick walk away.
How much from $385 per night for a 1-bedroom apartment (minimum 7 nights)
Where 11 Unity Street, Singapore 237995
5. 8 On Claymore Serviced Residences
When it comes to location, this modern aparthotel really can’t be beat. Only a stone’s throw away from the heart of Orchard Road, it’s perfect for families who can’t live without their shopping fix. Chic and spacious, the apartments come with full amenities and sweet modern conveniences, such as Nespresso machines in every kitchen.
Facilities include a complimentary buffet breakfast, two restaurants, a pool, outdoor play equipment, a gym, yoga classes and free scheduled shuttle service.
How much from $420 per night for a 2-bedroom apartment (minimum 7 nights)
Where 8 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229572
6. Great World Serviced Apartments
These serviced residences allow both kids and pets, and are ideal for families who enjoy mingling and making new friends. Stylish and relaxed, they’re located right above Great World City shopping mall and are only a short walk away from Robertson Quay and Orchard Road.
There’s no shortage of fun activities here for the entire family − think Friday movie nights, weekly arts and crafts activities and a residents’ activity programme. Kids can also hang out in the Kidz Lounge that offers both indoor and outdoor playgrounds. You’ll also want to take advantage of the near-Olympic-size swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna.
How much from $405 per night for a 2-bedroom apartment (minimum 7 nights)
Where 2 Kim Seng Walk, Singapore 239404
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7. The Forest by WANGZ
This five-star aparthotel is modern and comfortable, located in the quiet area of Novena. Kids will love the quirky design elements that feature colourful animal silhouettes. Apartments here are spacious and well-laid out, with kitchen facilities for those who wish to cook their own meals. There’s also an infinity pool, a rooftop deck and fitness centre.
Or if you prefer, take the family out to spend time at the United Square and Novena Square shopping malls nearby. Its central location makes it easy for people to get around, being only a few minutes’ away from popular attractions and services like Orchard Road, Sentosa Island, Novena MRT station, and several local eateries.
How much from $256 per night for a 1-bedroom apartment (minimum 7 nights)
Where 145A Moulmein Road, Singapore 308108
8. Winsland Serviced Suites by Lanson Place
Ideal for fun and relaxation, these welcoming, family-friendly residences couldn’t be closer to Orchard Road than if you set up a tent outside 313 @ Somerset! Newly renovated, its spacious suites with designs inspired by scenes in nature are bound to provide a relaxing stay.
There’s a swanky rooftop swimming pool with barbecue facilities, as well as an outdoor Jacuzzi, a computer room, residents’ lounge and daily newspaper delivery. Whenever you’re ready to step outside, you’ll find some supermarkets, restaurants and other eating places nearby − or you can walk over to the Somerset MRT station and head out to the CBD.
How much from $318 per night for a 1-bedroom suite (minimum 7 nights)
Where 167 Penang Road, Singapore 238462
9. Orchard Point Serviced Apartments
Yet another place that’s conveniently located on Singapore’s bustling Orchard Road, Orchard Point is perfect for families with kids and has a very home-like feel. The apartments are spacious yet cosy, with fully equipped kitchens and other amenities.
Nearby, there are plenty of shopping malls, eating places, bars and other entertainment offerings. It is Orchard Road after all. If you prefer staying in, there’s a pool, gym, sauna, children’s playground, residents’ lounge and of course, free Wi-Fi!
How much from $224 per night for a 1-bedroom apartment (minimum 6 nights)
Where 160 Orchard Road, #06-01 OG Orchard Point, Singapore 238842
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10. Heritage View
Looking for something on a longer-term basis? The serviced apartments at Heritage View come at reasonable prices and with pretty much all you need. Less than a 10-minute walk from two MRT stations (one-north and Buona Vista), it’s conveniently surrounded by amenities such as a supermarket, clinics, shopping malls, food courts and several restaurants.
Tthe two- and three-bedroom condo apartments are all fully equipped and comfortably furnished, with a resort-like vibe − and yes, a view! For the kids, there are multiple playgrounds, splash pools, tennis courts and extra TV channels to enjoy. You can even enjoy a DIY barbecue by the swimming pool. It’s pet-friendly too!
How much from $5,290 per month for a 2-bedroom apartment
Where 6, 8, 10 Dover Rise, Singapore 138678
Whether you’re planning a holiday with the kids, or just need some comfortable accommodation for a short-term stay, you’ll definitely want to do your research well ahead of time. There are plenty of family-friendly living options in Singapore. You just have to pick the place that best suits your taste and matches your family’s needs.
Above-mentioned room rates (inclusive of taxes where applicable) are only meant as a general guide and are subject to changes
Header image: Winsland Serviced Suites by Lanson Place
Feature image: Fraser Place Robertson Quay