Wanderlust Hotel – 2 Dickson Road – Singapore
Wanderlust – “an irresistibly strong desire or an impulse to travel far away and explore different places”
Wow! What a name for a hotel and I am absolutely digging it!
Wanderlust Hotel in Singapore has to be one the loveliest and quirkiest hotels I have even stayed at. Let me give you a little background information before we get in to the full review of my stay.
Situated in Little India, Wanderlust is the third Unlisted Collection property in Singapore and is located in an old settlement where Indian immigrants once reared cattle and livestock. The four storey hotel has 29 rooms and each floor is designed by award-winning Singapore design agencies making it unique to the hotel itself. Location wise, Wanderlust is situated within 10 minutes of the bustling Orchard Road and the Central District making it super convenient and easily accessible. There are food stores aplenty as soon as you step out of the hotel and if, like me, you like a good walk, there are so many places to explore in the area to get a real feel for the culture.
What the hotel offers:
29 uniquely designed rooms
Mosaic tile hot tub
Flat screen TV
French-themed dining area
I stayed in a Whimsical Loft Room on the fourth floor and as mentioned previously, each floor and room is designed by a different design agency based in Singapore. Creature Comforts (Whimsical rooms) is the name of the fourth floor which was designed by a fFurious, Is It Just Black or White (Mono rooms) by D Architects on the third floor and Eccentricity (Pantone rooms) designed by Phunk Studio on the second floor.
As soon as I stepped in to my room, I was in awe of the design - honestly, I adored just how trendy and quirky it all was. Normally, the first thing I do as soon as I get to a hotel room is take off my bag and shoes, have a drink before looking at anything, but when I entered my whimsical loft, I couldn’t wait, I was off exploring straight away. To the right of me, a long stretch table attached to the wall housed a coffee machine, kettle and complimentary handy-phone. To the left, was the bathroom area which was all open plan, there was two sinks, a toilet and a huge bath tub. Walking back and up the stairs was the sleeping area containing a soft and comfortable double bed with a TV at the front. The whole design of the room felt so futuristic and cool and I just loved the general ambience of it.
Outdoor hot tub
Singapore’s weather tends to be quite temperamental, if you’ve been before, you will know what I mean, so sadly, I didn’t get the chance to try out the hot tub. However, from the pictures, you can see just how quirky and fun the design of it is. Being in the Little India, the colourful vibes represents clearly in this area and it’s the perfect little spot for a chill out session amongst all the hustle and bustle.
Reception lobby/Chill out area
The chill out area by the reception lobby was probably my favourite part of the hotel – just look how cool everything looks. Each unique piece of décor shapes the area nicely and is definitely one of the talking points of the hotel. The reception desk is neatly tucked away on the left of the entrance and the receptionists are super lovely. The general vibe I get is quite casual and informal which is actually quite nice in comparison to big, corporate hotels. I liked the fact that the staff were easy-going, casually dressed and came across like a friend, yet still polite and full of manners.
The restaurant area of the hotel is a French inspired bistro bar with a modern touch. Picture wooden tables, coloured chairs and low-level warm lighting, the perfect way to start or end your day with a scrumptious selection of foods on offer. The staff were all so sweet and friendly, they loved a good chat and again, like the receptionists, I always felt so welcomed when I went for breakfast in the mornings. The buffet area is small, yet cosy with the necessities on offer, I always went for hot breakfast though, which I ordered off the menu and it was always freshly cooked and tasted amazing.
What do you think of Wanderlust Hotel? Would you stay here if you visited Singapore?