Old and New Singapore in One Affordable Spot: The Hotel 1929
On Keong Saik Road, in the end of Singapore's Chinatown district, sits the Hotel 1929.
Despite its name, the hotel hasn't been around since 1929; it's the old shophouse building itself that has the history. Instead, the Hotel 1929 only opened as recently as 2003, part of the Lion City's little blow-up of boutique hotels, and it's actually only a block over from a far more famous, sister boutique property in the Unlisted Collection: The Hotel New Republic.
Although we didn't sleep here (yet), what we love about the 32-room Hotel 1929 are its low rates for such a chic propertyfrom around 150 SGD per night ($118)and its easy walking distance to both the cultural awesomeness of Chinatown and modern Singapore, as evidenced by the photo above.
Oh yeah, and the lobby and the hotel rooms feature modern designer furniture you're more used to seeing at the Museum of Modern Art than in a place you're only spending so much for. We're such fools for fancy furniture and architecture, let's face it.