Most of Singapore’s famous hotels are located in town and within the central business district area, but they aren’t the only places with great hotels. The Changi District is a hot spot for staycations in Singapore, so it goes without saying that there are plenty of great hotels to choose from in the eEast.
Regardless if you’re looking for a nice place to crash the night during a long transit or spend a long holiday in Singapore, here are some of our favourite hotels near Singapore Changi Airport.
Hotels Outside of Transit Area
1. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
We’re kicking this list off with the eighth-time winner of the world’s best airport hotel title — Crowne Plaza Changi Airport.
It’s conveniently located at Terminal 3 of Singapore Changi Airport, overlooking its vast runway. Not only do you get to enjoy the views of planes taking off and landing, you get to enjoy it from the comfort of your bed or even your bathtub! All guests have access to the hotel’s club lounge, business centre services, gym and outdoor pool.
And that’s still not all – depending on the seasonal offers available, you might even get additional perks such as a massage at Natureland, complimentary access to Changi Airport’s first rock climbing facility Climb@T3, pre-loaded EZ-link cards and more.
Even if you’re only here for a few hours, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport also has rooms for day use and overnight layovers. Its rooms all come replete with a spacious work desk, high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as a bathroom with a separate bath and rain shower. They also have family rooms, in case the little ones in your brood need to catch a rest.
Address: 75 Airport Blvd., #01-01, Singapore 819664
For a more affordable stay without sacrificing any of the conveniences, YotelAir is the hotel for you.
At first glance, YotelAir looks like a capsule hotel, but it’s much better than that. Think of a first-class suite on the plane, but brought to a hotel, that’s basically what it's cabins are like. Each capsule comes with a flat-screen TV, an en-suite bathroom (rain shower included), a workstation and, of course, free Wi-Fi. There’s even a fitness centre for those who’d like to get some gains in during their stay.
Perhaps the best part about YotelAir is its extremely convenient location. It’s situated right inside Jewel Changi Airport, so you have access to shops, restaurants and play attractions right at your doorstep.
The hotel is big on automation so look out for the little robots that will help you to check in or bring you your requested amenities.
Address: Jewel Changi, 78 Airport Blvd., #04-280 Singapore Changi Airport, 819666
3. Park Avenue Changi Hotel
Park Avenue Changi Hotel isn’t located within the airport district itself, but it’s positioned close enough to the airport (just 10 minutes away) while staying connected to town through two MRT lines.
Like all great full-service hotels, Park Avenue Changi Hotel includes a gym and swimming pool within its premises (both located at the rooftop!) and even offers laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services. Basically, you can sit back and be pampered without having to lift a finger at all.
Thanks to its proximity to Changi City Point shopping centre, there’s no shortage of dining and shopping options too. There are local specialities, international cuisines, popular brands’ factory outlets and so much more. You wouldn’t even feel the need to head into town anymore.
Address: 2 Changi Business Park Ave 1, Singapore 486015
4. Capri by Fraser Changi City
Another hotel nearby is Capri by Fraser Changi City, this time conveniently located within the Changi business district perfect for all savvy business travellers. It’s within walking distance of Changi City Point, Singapore Expo and Expo MRT station. Getting to the airport is just a quick 5-minute drive away via the hotel’s free shuttle bus service too.
Each of the studio apartments comes fully equipped with a remote working station, kitchenette and entertainment systems. Facilities include not just a 24-hour gym, swimming pool and a jacuzzi, but also bicycles on loan for exploring the neighbourhood.
Though Capri by Fraser Changi City is mainly targeted towards business travellers, the full suite of amenities makes it a popular choice among families looking to enjoy a staycation too. Even laundry is made fun here—there’s a laundry facility with arcade-like games to entertain the kids while the clothes go round and round.
Address: 3 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486037
5. Village Hotel Changi
For something closer to the big outdoors (the beach), there’s Village Hotel Changi. It’s situated along Changi Beach, with not just rooms, but also a rooftop infinity pool and jacuzzi that overlooks the South China Sea.
As much as we love to laugh at the whole “I feel like a tourist in my own country”, Village Hotel Changi makes you feel as though you’ve been transported elsewhere. Maybe it’s something to do with the fact that you can actually see Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong from the hotel. It’s a quick 10-minute walk to the ferry if you want to visit Pulau Ubin too.
Despite the remote location, there’s no shortage of good food (Saltwater Cafe, cafes and even a hawker centre) and things to do (gyms, massages and cycling) around the area.
For those bringing their kids along, you’d be glad to know that one child under 12 years of age gets to stay free with their parents/guardians.
Address: Village Hotel Changi 1 Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508502
Here, you get to sleep, stay, dine and drink in comfort without having to worry about passing through immigration at all. Who knew layovers could be this luxurious? There’s nothing quite like the experience of watching planes soar overhead while you’re lounging in the pool, a glass of margarita or mojito in hand. If you’d like, you could even take a soak in the jacuzzi to work those sore travel muscles.
One of the greatest things about Aerotel is that they have flexible check-in and check-out timings too, so that’s instant comfort the moment you get off the plane!
Address: Above Gate D40, Level 3, Departure/Transit Area, Terminal 1 Singapore Changi Airport, 819642
7. Ambassador Transit Hotel
Another hotel within the transit area is Ambassador Transit Hotel, the same one behind those comfortable transit lounges in Terminals 2 and 3.
No bells and whistles within the rooms, but it’s not like you’ll need them. The rooms have everything you’d need for a great stay: aromatherapy, ensuite bathrooms, flat-screen television and a little tea and coffee station. Most importantly, the rooms are really quiet, no thin walls here! For parents travelling with children, you’ll also be pleased to know that kids under the age of 6 get to enter for free.
The hotel also provides other services such as haircuts, manicures and pedicures, and massages. They also come with gyms right next to their lounges, for anyone who wants to work out some muscles while in transit.
You can also book rooms for short periods. They start at six hours and you can add on hour by hour as you wish. The rooms tend to get booked up fast, so best to make an early booking online.
Address: Changi Airport Departure, Airport Blvd., PTB2, 918155
Who says you have to head to town to find a good hotel, especially when you’ve got so many luxurious hotels to choose from within the airport district alone? There’s no shortage of things to do within the Changi Precint, after all. Or perhaps the next time you’ve got a flight that passes through Singapore, make a longer layover just to experience these hotels for yourself.
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