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Hotel Fort Canning

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a beautiful hotel with an interesting colonial history, set amidst the peaceful gardens of Fort Canning Park in central Singapore. Beautiful large rooms & bathrooms with a wow factor, and the beds are very comfortable. Gorgeous outdoor pools, delicious breakfasts, helpful & courteous staff, and free drinks and nibbles between 6-7pm a nice touch. We recommend the BattleBox tour of the WW2 allied command bunker, just a few minutes from the front of the hotel. Fort Canning park itself is lovely, with lots of trees & walking paths. Centrally located but it felt like another world away from the bustle of the city. A short walk down to Clarke Quay and an easy taxi ride to almost anywhere. We enjoyed staying here and would love to return.

My partner and I stayed at Fort Canning for 4 nights after three weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia. We booked this hotel because we had seen it in a previous trip to Singapore and thought it looked peaceful and unique for Singapore, and it was. The staff were accommodating and polite, but we did encounter issues with the lighting in the rooms- something kept blowing in the switchboard and our lights would either not turn on, or if we were really lucky, not turn off when we wanted to go to bed. Small things like the coffee not being topped up by housekeeping, no cushions on the loungers by the pool (why???) meant that for $400 a night I was a little disappointed. The rooms are lovely and well appointed, and the garden areas are a great touch (squirrels were delightful) but a little work needs to be done on some of the basics before I would return.

Been there for two nights which just a so so experience. Walking distance from fort canning station and as well to other attractions. Room is quite small,m and noisy from the air-con I guess. Hygiene is ‘not their priority’ I think. Just a so so hotel for me.

We took a Studio Suite for a family of 4 as we were attending a wedding at HFC. It's a beautifully refurbished colonial building and is a lovely blend of old world charm with modern amenities. But please do bear in mind that it is still a very old building. The plumbing is weak (the toilet had to be flushed a couple of times after each use), there aren't enough electrical outlets and some didn't work. Do be careful with the freestanding bathtub. It's placed on a slightly raised platform which has sharp corners. The problem is that it blends with the marble flooring so it's quite easy to trip over it. There is a switch which lights up the platform at night (functions as night light too) BUT the blue light is simply too distracting and interfered with our sleep. In the end, we switched it off and told the kids - no night bathroom trips! There is only one restaurant at HFC - The Salon. the food is quite good BUT the staff are terribly inexperienced and not particularly attentive either. For example, they saw us with our kids but failed to bring over the kids menu until I had to look for it myself as they were nowhere to be found after seating us. At the breakfast buffet, they forgot to put out the ladle for the rice porridge pot. Aside from the sleeping and dining experiences, I must say that the wedding and luncheon were beautifully organised. HFC is really a lovely venue to hold a garden themed wedding. But I will not return to HFC unless their amenities and services are brought up to proper 5 star standards.

We are staying here for 9 days at the moment. It’s our honeymoon. I really wanted to be able to give this a 5/5. The location is good - quiet and feels out of the city but a 3 min walk to an MRT station and we are really enjoying the pools. There seems to be very few children about which makes the pool and the overall feel of the place very quiet and relaxing. Canapés and free drinks from 6-7pm has also been a big plus. Very few taxis or Uber’s know how to find the place so be prepared to give directions. The room also needs a mention - while it is lovely and the bathtub is glorious, the privacy frosting over the toilet makes things very awkward. We are a couple but if we were not so comfortable with each other I can imagine it would be quite distressing. You can see pretty much everything and the frosting does very little. Unfortunately, I definitely can’t give this hotel a 5/5. We are in room 111 and for the third morning in a row have been woken from 7am onwards by hotel staff constantly opening and closing the storage door opposite our room. This is meant to be a luxury hotel and the rooms are certainly at luxury prices (this room is one of the more expensive garden rooms at approx $400+ a night!!) so I personally have found this to be absolutely appalling. We paid for a good hotel, and paid for a more expensive room yet I am laying in my bed, awake again at 7:20am, listening to them slam the door for the third time already this morning and it’s so loud they may as well be in our room. It’s insane. Where’s the peace and quiet? Where’s the guest consideration expected in a hotel like this? I’m pretty unhappy we still have 6 nights ahead, including NYE at a whopping $600 for the night, knowing I won’t be able to sleep past 7am. This is a place that claims to be a 5 Star hotel, charges 5 star prices but unfortunately doesn’t consistently deliver that level of experience.

Great service, lovely rooms. We loved the free drinks and nibbles at 6pm. Loved being in a park with lots of trees and walks. Tip - it rains every day about 2pm! There is a free tour of the park you can do if you book with reception. It is very historical. Unfortunately it rained. Yes our tour was 2pm.

We chose HFC for its location and its historical significance. However, we were disappointed that the hotel's offerings did not live up to our expectations. This is not a cheap hotel. However, there is only one dining option which is limiting. The air conditioning in our room was so noisy we resorted to turning it off at night. In addition, our room was not sound proof due to an adjoining door with the next door room. As a result we could hear our neighbour's conversations loud and clear. The hotel does deserve some bouquets, however. Service was excellent and we were very grateful for the luggage storage and shower facilities afforded us in lieu of a late check out. We did, also, appreciate the nightly happy hour of free wine for hotel guests.

Stayed 2 nights. Beautiful room and excellent amenities. Excellent staff, very attentive. We did the breakfast buffet one day, and then a la carte the following, and food was great. The park is gorgeous, very nice respite from the city. Location is up on a hill in the park, and the signs up the hill to the hotel are not clear and so we had some trouble finding the hotel entrance and getting ubers to pick us up (they would cancel after looping around the grounds). This can be easily fixed I image by the hotel.

We had a problem with our booking due to our son not being able to join us. The front desk staff were amazing and so accommodating. Special mention to Kelson (what a gentleman- he really went the extra mile) and to Fawly and Linzi. Thank you for making our stay so memorable. We will definitely be back!

We had almost a week staying at the Hotel Fort Canning and it was a pleasure to return to the hotel after exploring the city of Singapore. Located near the centre of the city and nestled in a beautiful historic park the hotel offers a cool and tranquil respite from the city. The hotel was very personable and the staff very friendly and helpful. They knew it was my birthday and they made me cake and even decorated our room. The bar and restaurant prices were very reasonable.

11 Canning Walk Singapore

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to National Museum of Singapore and Peranakan Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Downtown Singapore, Hotel Fort Canning is within a 5-minute walk of National Museum of Singapore and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Peranakan Museum. This 86-room, 5-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and a restaurant. It's in central Singapore and also close to Chinatown Heritage Center and National Orchid Garden.


Dining

This hotel is home to a bistro and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

The 86 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, minibars, and coffee makers. 42-inch plasma TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are also available.


Property features

A local mainstay since 1926, Hotel Fort Canning offers a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Studio Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Garden with Patio

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1340 reviews