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We were looking for a boutique hotel, not located in modern Singapore, but in an area that is nostalgic and charming. We came across Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong [ad]. There is a total of a hundred Hotel Indigos in the world, but each one is different and designed according to its environment. No two are the same. Each hotel is designed to reflect the local culture, character and history of the location, including design, food and drink.
The Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong pays homage to the culturally rich Joo Chiat district and its residents. The Peranakan culture, which is known for its colorful charm, served as inspiration for the design. The Peranakans were Chinese settlers who settled in the Malacca Strait to do trade.
Baba Chews restaurant belonging and adjacent to Hotel Indigo is located in an old police station from 1928, of which original elements can still be seen today.
You can see: Here you can immerse yourself in the old culture of Singapore and learn more about the city. Most Singapore visitors do know the height of Marina Bay Sands or how many lights feature the skyline, but the old culture of the city remains unknown to them.
So, visit this wonderful district and enjoy the excellent hotel in an exciting environment.
Hotel Indigo is located in the charming district of Katong, known for its food scene and ethnic potpourri. Katong used to be right on the coast. After land reclamation activities in the 1960s, it is now a few hundred meters inland.
There are no skyscrapers, but old villas and commercial buildings. The district exudes an incredible amount of charm and is very quiet.
With Grab you can easily get to Marina Bay, Chinatown or other sights of Singapore in a few minutes for a few dollars.
The Hotel Indigo is located east of the city center, so you can easily get to the hotel from the airport in ten minutes by Grab for 13 Singapore dollars or by taxi for 15 Singapore dollars.
You can also take the bus. Depending on the line, you may have to change lines and need at least half an hour and have to walk a few meters.
Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong was integrated into a former police station. Modern design with a homage to the culture of the neighborhood runs through all areas of the hotel. Everywhere, you will find scenic pictures of the district's daily life on the walls. Get an idea of what life in a house of a Peranakan family could look like before and still today.
In the rooms you will find a comfortable king-size bed, a separate toilet and spacious bathroom.
The bathroom is open and has a wall that can be locked to the bedroom. The shower has a huge glass front on the outside, which offers a unique view of the city.
Great cosmetics for the care of body and feet are available.
In the closet you will find a large safe, an ironing board with iron, bathrobes and slippers.
The whole design of the room is very thoughtful and unique. You don't feel like you're in the middle of a megacity.
The top floor of the Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong has an infinity-style rooftoop pool. Sufficient sun loungers and a great view of the city of Singapore offer relaxation if you want to calm down for a day.
In the open lobby, you will find plenty of comfortable seating and some hidden computer corners.
A big plus of the hotel is the very friendly staff, who always have time for a nice chat with the guests. Always a nice word and a smile. Thank you for helping to activate our SIM card.
Breakfast is included in every booking at Hotel Indigo Katong. You´ll have breakfast in the Baba Chews Bar and Eatery. This is a restaurant connected to the hotel, but it is also open to the public.
Breakfast there was the best of our whole trip. Unbelievable how they do it. Here you get a rich selection of dishes from modern Singaporean cuisine (Mod-Sin), traditional local specialties and classic western dishes.
In addition, you can help yourself to the extensive cold buffet. Muesli, juices, all kinds of sweet pastries and fruits are available.
A large refrigerator is stocked with small portions of sausage, cheese and salmon.
The large selection of breads and baguettes is also great.
If you have to leave early, the dedicated kitchen team will be happy to prepare a take-away breakfast for you, so you don't have to leave the Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong hungry.
As I said, this breakfast is really outstanding. In terms of both, quality & taste of the dishes as well as variety & choice of dishes, we have rarely found a better breakfast in Asia.
You can also have dinner at Baba Chews. We haven't tested that. But the menu looks promising. At check-in you will receive a voucher, that will give you a 15 percent discount on your dinner bill.
Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong is a hotel as we love them for a city trip. A district with charm and history, somewhat away from the hustle and bustle of the center and yet well connected. In addition, an excellent breakfast and room to relax.
We would like to recommend Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, when you visit Singapore.
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