This funky, design, boutique hotel in Little India was just the right call. The wonderful hotels off Orchard Road are great, but there is no uniqueness to them and you could be (almost) anywhere in the world. Whereas Wanderlust is a one of a kind, youthful, fun hotel.
Don't be put off by the surrounding, take advantage of them! It is more like a village than a metropolis. Entering the old, historic school building, you immediately know that this is a different type of hotel. There are a variety of room choices all well air conditioned and no two seem the same. From small, pod-like room to larger loft style rooms. I stayed in a medium sized room that was very well equipped including free minibar (soft drinks only), Nespresso machine, free internet, great Kiehl's toiletries, and top quality towels and linens. My only complaint was lack of closet space making a trip of more than a couple of days somewhat cramped since you have to live out of your suitcase.
The breakfast was EXCELLENT. It was totally Western (bummer if you were expecting Asian food) and comes from their top notch kitchen Cocotte. This includes a choice fresh made eggs, omelets, pancakes and daily specials. There is an awesome muesli bar -- the best -- and fresh orange juice, good coffee and tea, yogurt, and freshly baked croissant and pain au chocolat. It is easy to linger but warning, the dining room was not well air conditioned in the morning so come down casually dressed (not business attire) or you may be uncomfortable.
The staff is excellent and can make great recommendations for restaurants and hawker centers. The restaurant itself (Cocotte) looked very nice, but who wants French food when you are in Singapore? Another suggestion -- why pay S$10 for a beer at the bar when you can go across the street and have a pint bottle of Tiger lager for S$5.40 at the outdoor food center.
I really liked this hotel but it is not for all tastes. If you are daring, young at heart, and enjoy a different boutique type experience stay here -- plus you can't beat the price! If you want the high-end, high-priced, impersonal luxury hotels then go to Orchard Road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wanderlust in Little India draws madcap, curious voyagers to the old ethnic enclave. Made for guests with a sense of adventure, we invite you to walk the unconventional path where a radical hotel experience awaits.Its history began in the 1920s as the Hong Wen School, where the building at No 2 Dickson Road still retains its old-world charm with an unchanged façade. Situated 10 minutes from the cosmopolitan stretches of Orchard Road and the Central Business District; Wanderlust also offers door step access to a bustling, colourful street life. The four storey boutique hotel has 29 rooms. Just as no 2 rooms are identical, the same can be said for each floor in the hotel. It features the groundbreaking works of award-winning Singapore design agencies. Each agency was given full creative freedom to design an entire level in the hotel, resulting in four, different ‘in-your-face’ themes – ‘Industrial Glam’, ‘Eccentricity’, ‘Is It Just Black and White?‘ and ’Creature Comforts.’ ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wanderlust Hotel Singapore
- Wanderlust Singapore