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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Intimate design hotel with a Jacuzzi in Little India, a lively local neighbourhood
  • Near bars & restaurants in Kampong Glam & a 10-minute walk from 2 MTR stations
  • The hotel’s French bistro is popular with locals, or try street food at the nearby Tekka Centre
  • Funky rooms have free bottled water & soft drinks in the mini bar


Wanderlust is a hip boutique hotel with 29 design-led rooms, surrounded by traditional shops in a quiet part of Little India. The 1920s building is a former school, updated with an industrial-style reception and a popular restaurant.

Described as “frenetic, messy and fun” by Lonely Planet, Little India gets even livelier on Sunday, when the local residents have a day off. This neighbourhood is not on the traditional tourist trail, but hotel guests get a passport notebook on check-in with recommendations for nearby shops and restaurants. The Tekka Centre has a good selection of food stalls alongside its wet market. Or head to Kampong Glam, a trendy Arab neighbourhood known for Malay restaurants, hipster bars and the Sultan Mosque. The hotel is halfway between Little India and Bugis MTR stops, and is 10 minutes’ walk from both.

Guests can laze in the Jacuzzi or soak up the sun on the terrace on the first floor. Breakfast is a continental buffet followed by a choice of yoghurt and fruit, pancakes or scrambled eggs with bacon or sausage. Cocotte, the hotel’s French bistro (closed Tuesday), does a good line in rustic dishes, such as beef bourguignon and steak frites, and doubles up as the hotel’s coffee shop, which is “immensely popular with locals”, says The Guardian.

Each of the floors was designed by a different company. Every bedroom has a Nespresso machine and a mini bar, stocked with free bottled water and soft drinks. Pantone rooms on the first floor are the cheapest option, and the smallest. They’re fine for a short stay, but have limited storage space. Each is lit in one vibrant colour, from shocking pink to electric blue. Styled in black and white, Mono rooms are the most relaxing option. The top floor is a Whimsical fantasyland, with treehouse- and spaceship-themed rooms. Beds are on a mezzanine platform, and aren’t suited to the less mobile.

Rooms & Rates

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  • Newspaper / magazines
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Renovations and Closures
This property is undergoing renovations from 10 December 2018 to 27 November 2019 (completion date subject to change). The following facilities are closed until further notice:

  • Dining venue
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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