According to Singapore’s current travel restrictions, anybody entering from a high-risk country needs to complete a mandatory quarantine at an SHN dedicated facility. Although quarantine hotels were initially allocated on a random basis, you can now choose your quarantine hotel if you book a suite. Below, we look at the best hotels with suites in Singapore to complete your quarantine.
Although Singapore has now fully vaccinated 70% of its population, entry into the country is still very limited. Permanent residents and Singaporean citizens are allowed to enter, as well as travellers from selected countries who are visiting on short-term visits.
Travellers from Brunei, Mainland China, New Zealand, Taiwan and Vietnam are all permitted to enter Singapore if they take a PCR test on arrival and obtain an Air Travel pass in advance. Also allowed to enter but subject to strict restrictions, are business travellers from all of the above countries plus Japan and India.
For travellers from high-risk countries, the mandatory quarantine period previously spanned 21 days, however, since this update from the Ministry of Health, most travellers will now have to quarantine for just 14 days (although in reality, this is 15 days as the day you arrive is day zero).
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SHN Dedicated Facilities (SDF)
Standard SDF (Randomly Allocated)
If you are required to serve a Stay Home Notice (SHN) on arrival in Singapore, you will be randomly assigned a place at a SHN Dedicated Facility (SDF), also known as a quarantine hotel. If you have specific requests for your SDF stay, these can be applied for but are not always honoured. If you have specific needs, please see this page.
Most of the standard rooms provided accommodate a maximum of two adults and two children. On average, they are 25sqm but this varies depending on the hotel allocated. Families can request connecting rooms, however, this is subject to additional charges and availability.
The cost of the SDF stay as standard is S$2,000 ($1,468USD) per person (including accommodation and food). For two adults, the price is S$1,3000 ($955USD) per person and the cost varies for children depending on their age. Only family members are permitted to share a room.
If you have opted for the standard SDF stay and wish to upgrade your room to a suite upon arrival, this can be arranged dependent on availability and for an additional fee.
Suite SDF (Choose Your Hotel)
The only way to guarantee your choice of quarantine hotel is to book a suite, at a higher cost. This option will suit travellers who require specific facilities such as a balcony or bathtub, or those who would like more space in which to complete their SHN. Whilst the suite option is expensive, two weeks is a long time to spend in a tiny room with no fresh air!
Be aware that suites are not offered at all of the official SDF hotels and do get booked up in advance.
If you would like to book a suite, you should contact the SDF directly to enquire. Once the suite is booked, you will need to inform the government agencies of the booking at least 48 hours prior to your arrival in Singapore. You can do this here. Failure to notify the government agencies with enough notice will result in you being randomly assigned a standard room at any SDF. This will incur a transfer cost too.
The additional cost for selecting your own hotel will be based on the size of the suite. Not all hotels offer suites of all sizes so make sure you check the packages on offer when you book. For the purposes of the SHN, the suites are divided into the following categories based on size:
- Junior suite: <80sqm – S$5,000 ($3,670USD)
- Standard suite: 80-100sqm – S$7,500 ($5,505USD)
- Large suite: 100-200sqm – S$13,000 ($9,542USD)
- Extra large suite: >200sqm – S$20,000 ($14,681USD)
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All prices are for one person. There is an additional S$600 for extra people sharing a suite (age four and above). Children aged three and under who require food from the SDF will be charged S$600. The cost of PCR tests is not included in the hotel quarantine packages.
1. Swissotel the Stamford
- Price for 1 person – S$5,000/S$7,500/S$13,000
Offering junior, standard and large suites, the Swissotel has been a favourite among travellers who are completing their SHN. Located in the shopping, entertainment and business district, the views from the windows are amazing. Guests report that the staff are friendly and welcoming. They try to accommodate requests when possible.
Laundry is not included in the cost of the SHN and is charged at S$12 for five pieces. The food provided is mostly Asian in style with a lot of rice dishes. If you are craving something more western, there is always the option to order in Grab, Deliveroo or FoodPanda.
Complimentary WiFi and entertainment systems are included in all of the suites. Swissotel offers balcony suites and large desks, ideal for those who are travelling for business.
2. Fairmont Singapore
- Price for 1 person – S$5,000/S$7,500
The Fairmont is situated in the heart of Singapore, overlooking famous attractions such as Marina Bay Sands. They offer junior and standard suites which have WiFi, balconies, in-room entertainment, water dispenser units and even Nespresso machines! Ideal if you need to crack on with work while you are away!
When it comes to guest wellbeing, the team at the Fairmont exceeds expectations. They check in on guests every two days to see whether they need extra amenities or toiletries. Visitors have reported that these courtesy calls are beneficial to their wellbeing and help to alleviate the cabin fever feeling of quarantine!
The food gets varied reactions but there is the option to order Grab and FoodPanda if you don’t fancy the hotel meals. The Fairmont even gives you a certificate at the end of your stay for completing your hotel quarantine in Singapore!
3. The Regent
Suites: Standard/ Large/Extra Large
- Price for 1 person – S$7,500/S$13,000/S$20,000
The Regent is located just shy of 23km from Changi Airport and offers three sizes of suites. Suites come with fully furnished balconies, meaning you can get some much-needed fresh air while you quarantine! Guests rate the hotel food as very good, however, if you get bored of the same kind of dishes, you can always order from other restaurants online.
Working professionals love this hotel for its high-speed WiFi and comfortable workstations. There is also plenty of space in the suites, which is ideal for those practising yoga or other exercises while they complete their SHN.
The most expensive suite that The Regent offers is the Presidential Suite which costs S$20,000 for one person. Whilst this seems like a lot, the same suite would cost S$65,000 for a two-week stay for a regular guest (not completing their SHN). Maybe it’s not too bad after all!
4. Conrad Centennial
- Price for 1 person – S$5,000/S$13,000
This offering from the Hilton hotel chain is well located in the centre of the city and is just a 20-minute drive from the airport. They offer both junior and large suites which come with fantastic city views. The suites are clean and modern and guests report that the staff are very friendly.
Conrad Centennial is a good choice for those prioritising comfort for their Singapore quarantine. Relaxation is the name of the game here and suites come with luxuries like bathrobes and slippers, as well as a complimentary pillow menu.
The provided meals generally receive positive reviews, with parents rating the kids’ options highly. If you have a specific request when it comes to food, it is worth asking here as they are very accommodating.
5. Grand Hyatt
- Price for 1 person – S$7,500
The upscale Grand Hyatt is located around a 30 minute drive from Changi International Airport. Offering standard suites, it has become a popular place for travellers to fulfil their SHN. Rooms come with garden, city or swimming pool views and there are large work desks for those who have to clock up some hours at their virtual office.
The suites available for SHN aren’t the largest on our list but provide adequate space for most activities. Previous guests who completed their quarantine at the Grand Hyatt rented exercise equipment from Happy SHN. They report that the suites offer adequate space for working out during their stay.
The hotel delivers three meals to your door daily however, some guests are unimpressed with the number of vegetables offered alongside the main meals. Main dishes include Lamb Wellington, Butter Chicken and Rendang. It is worth noting that these meals are likely to be repeated throughout your stay so if you crave variety, you may want to order in occasionally using a service like Grab.
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6. Sheraton Towers Singapore
- Price for 1 person – S$5,000/$S7,500/$S13,000
Sheraton Towers is one of the more recent hotels to participate in the pre-bookable SHN suite scheme. There are three sizes of suites offered at the hotel and all are artfully decorated to an individual theme.
The high-speed internet does what it says on the tin, making Sheraton Towers a good choice for those who have work commitments during their quarantine. Meals are served regularly at predetermined times and the catering staff are able to cater for a number of dietary requirements and preferences.
Air conditioning allows you to set the perfect temperature for your suite, keeping you cool. The beds come with plush bedding which guests say is very comfortable. At Sheraton Towers, the staff are praised for their flexibility and will do what they can to make your SHN as pleasant as possible.
7. InterContinental Robertson Quay
- Price for 1 person – S$5,000
The first of two InterContinental hotels in Singapore currently housing those completing their SHN, the Robertson Quay hotel has received good reviews from travellers. Located along the Singapore River, this central location is just 11 miles from Changi airport.
Robertson Quay is ideal if you are completing your quarantine solo and have family or friends in Singapore. Guests report that whenever something is dropped off for a visitor, it is delivered to the room or suite very promptly.
Unfortunately for some guests, the hotel does not have a western menu option inclusive of the SHN package. However, the two on-site restaurants offer room service at a discounted rate. Guests report that the food from both restaurants is of a high-quality and delivered quickly, meaning that it is always hot.
8. The Westin Singapore
Suites: Junior/Large/Extra Large
- Price for 1 person – S$5,000/S$13,000/S$20,000
The suites at The Westin Singapore are modern, light and open. Whether you are looking to relax for the duration of your SHN or you’d prefer to get productive, there are suite facilities to help you get the most out of your stay.
The suites come with a work area that has an ergonomic office chair, a decent-sized desk and complimentary fast internet access. This will make it easy to tick those tasks off of your to-do list! There is also a Nespresso machine to keep yourself caffeinated and attentive.
For visitors wanting to unwind, the king-size bed will more than suffice and there is also the option to control the lighting of the room to suit your mood. The marble bathroom is ideal for soaking up the tranquillity and there is even a 15-inch TV embedded in the mirror for catching up on telly while you lounge in the bath.
9. JW Marriott South Beach
- Price for 1 person – S$5,000/S$7,500
If you are completing your SHN with children, JW Marriott South Beach is a good option. They are highly attentive when it comes to keeping the kids entertained and are happy to provide colouring crayons and special treats to help you all get the most out of your quarantine time.
There are two size suites on offer: junior and standard. Even the smallest of these offers more than adequate floor space in which to work out (much needed when you’re eating three meals a day but can’t leave the hotel to stretch your legs)!
According to previous quarantining guests, the food provided was hot, nutritious and freshly prepared. The staff are very accommodating to dietary requests so do not be shy to ask if you have specific needs. If you do get bored of the food, it is easy to order in.
10. Royal Plaza on Scotts
- Price for 1 person – S$5,000/S$7,500/S$13,000
This smoke-free hotel is centrally located and rated highly by guests who have served the SHN there. Royal Plaza markets itself as a business hotel and offers everything that you need to get your work done, including reliable high-speed internet.
The food provided is very popular with guests with some visitors saying they actually missed it after they completed their SHN! Dietary requirements can be catered for and there is a varied menu. Unlike some of the other SDFs, all the food is cooked by chefs on site.
Three sizes of suite are available and all offer plush rooms with thoughtful amenities which will make your quarantine more bearable. Nespresso machines, deep soaking bathtubs and vitamin-infused toiletries are just a few of the perks of staying here.
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