Family-friendly hotels in Singapore

Family-friendly hotels in Singapore

Singapore is renowned for being a safe, efficient and family-friendly destination, and while most hotels will offer fantastic kids facilities, there are a select few which go above and beyond your expectations. From rustic villas in the rural north-west corner of the city, to the whimsical fantasy-land of Tanglin's Shangri-La Hotel, you'll be enthralled by some of the fantastic choices of family-focused hotels which will keep you relaxed and your kids entertained.

Gallop Kranji Farm Resort

Nestled in the greenest area of the city, Gallop Kranji Farm Resort allows your kids to get close to nature while enjoying the ease of the luxury facilities the hotel offers. The area is set in a verdant space 50,000 square metres in size, in an idyllic area of north-west Singapore surrounded by more than 100 farms. Wander around onsite vegetable, fruit and herb plantations, bee farms and bird nest farms, and in the day make use of the resort's shuttle service, which will ferry you to famous farms in the surrounding area, from Bollywood Veggies (a fruit and vegetable farm) to Hay Dairies (a goat farm.) Accommodation is in rustic but cozy villas and onsite restaurants prepare local and Western dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Very few hotels could rival the ‘Ritz Kids' facilities for guests with families. From its outstanding location in Marina Bay, this hotel offers in-room camping with mini-safari tents, an inhouse playground - Playland - with games, toys, books and their very own movie theatre. Feel free to pick from the concierge's epic selection of kids DVDs - they'll also be more than happy to book you family-friendly attractions around the city. Kids between the ages of four and twelve can have an expedition around the hotel with the Ritz Kids Adventurer Passport - the lobby on level three is home to secret animal stamps - if children find them all the prize is a scoop of luxurious ice cream.

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore (photo)

Located in the safe and leafy streets of Tanglin, the Shangri-La Hotel has some of the best kids facilities around. From their ‘buds by Shangri-La' indoor and outdoor playgrounds - an epic and colourful feat of architecture stretching 1,872 metres around the hotel - to their themed family suites, which need to be seen to be believed. It's hard to pick between the safari themed suite, where your kids can set up camp with a colourful and luxurious tent inspired bed, and the tower room, where an impressively-sized kids castle houses bunk beds. Each themed family suite is also home to a tunnel which interconnects kids and parents bedrooms. For luxury with more than a hint of whimsy, the Shangri-La Hotel is an ideal place to be your home away from home.

Furama Riverfront Hotel

In the historic area of Chinatown, near the Singapore River, Furama Riverfront Hotel embraces the concept of themed suites to brilliant effect. Striking wall murals combine with fantastical furnishings - choose between their Pirates, Castles or Underwater decorations to create a magical experience your child won't forget. All rooms also come with an Xbox console, and for outdoor fun, the pool area hosts an inflatable bouncy castle. Onsite children's play areas PAWS and Waka Waka are also worth a visit, followed by the complementary international buffet with plenty of kids favourites available for dinner.

Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

If you're looking for a family-friendly hotel with easy access to the water and white sands of resort island Sentosa, the Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is an ideal choice. All rooms feature stylish balconies which overlook expertly landscaped tropical gardens and a swimming pool. If your kids are into outdoor activities, particularly water sports, there's no better option in the city. The hotel has onsite water slides, kids pools, a water sports centre with kayaks, pedalos and stand-up paddleboards, and even a flying trapeze. The hotel is right next to Siloso Beach, with its own private section of beach open to hotel guests only.