Wanderlust4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
the room is super tiny with no separate seating area. and lower floors are really noisy even in night time. no upgrade nor breakfast for platinum members. stay away if possible, your money is better spent else where
I have given the Wanderlust a few tries but it always manages to fall short. Rooms are quirky but design won over practicality - like the hanging rail that could only accommodate shirts of small children because a column and a weird shelf take up most of the space below the rail. The suites have bizarre arrangements that leave you clambering down a steep ladder to the bathroom. Rooms are small and several are so overlooked it is necessary to keep the curtains closed permanently. No gym, no pool, very limited public areas. On the upside the reception staff are polite. SPG Platinum recognition essentially ZERO. Even the late check out benefit that is supposed to be available at Design hotels is totally ignored.
First time we ever stayed in a ‘boutique’ hotel. I don’t know why they called that but the decoration of that Hotel is quite unique and interesting. The rooms are very colourful. So glad we got the blue colourful room, it is our favorite colour too. But the room is quite small. No desk or even a place to put on our luggage. Lucky they provided hanger so we can just hang out clothes and closed the luggage. The shower was nice and very spacious, surprisingly with that narrow room. The room was clean. A little bit noisy but it is still okay during our stayed. This hotel is a member of SPG but SPG privilledge membership does not apply in this hotel. And has to make a call to SPG to get your night stay counts.
COnsidering how funky and bohemian artsy the hotel looks, it is located in a neighborhood you would least expected it to be! But putting the chaotic location aside, the property is a very tastefully decorated establishment with everything from the props and artifacts in the Lobby to the stuff in the room oozing bohemian chic! Absolutely value for money if you snag it at the right price(I paid 160 SGD!) LOCATION: Located in the heart of Little India, stone’s throw away from Bugis and Arab quarter DINE + DRINK: Cute lobby bar and a limited restaurant that could be mistaken for a funky lounge in a fancy neighborhood in an european capital ROOM: I stayed in 201, so this review is based on that. The room itself is very nicely decorated, including the lively and colorful paint! Fittings and tiles are all fancy; VIEW: Nice view of the city from multiple windows, which makes the place look very bright and roomy!; SIZE: Very spacious room, for this part of the town; AIR-CON: Perfectly functioning cooler that helped in setting the perfect room temperature; BED: Comfortable bed that played the expected part to put me to sleep; BATHROOM: Lovely tiled bathroom with Stand in Rain shower and a separate toilet; TOILETRIES: Ecogenesis brand Cosmetics FACILITIES:Be prepared to get into a pure chill-out mode, as they dont have a gym or a pool! SERVICE: Friendly staff that took care of all my needs with a smile. HOW WIRED YOU WILL BE: Free high speed Wi-Fi that works well all over the property. Plasma TV screen dishing out dozens of channels spanning sports, news, music, movies and a wide variety of entertainment in multiple languages. a The room also comes with a HANDY device ( a limited smart phone) all for yourself during the stay that will allow you to make phone calls as well as access mobile internet while you are outside the room - Super cool!
We were upgraded to the typewriter room on arrival and whilst very cool, personally for us the very steep ladder to the mezzanine bed was a bit impractical. The hotel itself is really lovely, great bar and staff that couldn't be more helpful. The smart phone you get in the room is a great touch as well, albeit ours was a little temperamental at times! The location was a great one if you're happy to get around on the MRT, it's a little bit of walk to the main 'touristy' places if you're not but still manageable if you wear the right shoes! Overall pretty good value for an unusual boutique hotel in what is a very expensive city.
I booked the typewriter room for my partner to celebrate her birthday and I must say, the room is AWESOME! The decor is perfect and definitely instagram-worthy! Bed is comfortable and the room is very clean! Breakfast at the restaurant was also fantastic and I will definitely recommend Wanderlust for staycation and special occasions.
Stayed here for 4 nights in a Pantone room (decorated in Easyjet Orange). Room was one of the smallest my wife and I had ever stayed in. There was a bed which was across the room so the only way the person on the window side could get out is to climb over the other. Then there is a toilet cubicle, then a basin, then a shower cubicle then a wardrobe/minibar/safe/tea & coffee area all in one. There is no where to put anything (like draws/shelves) so lived out of the suitcases, there is wardrobe which has a shelf halfway up but that has the kettle/coffee maker so you have to take any clothes out to boil the kettle as they end up damp from the steam. Room we had was on the 2nd floor and over looked the side street unfortunately the other side of the side street was a cafe which had outside seating (including a table right under our window) that produced a lot of noise until abut 3 am and then start again about 6am. The hotel obviously aware of this and do provide earplugs but they were not that effective. On the positive side did like the location in Little India, place had a good buzz and was near Metro and lots of cafes/restaurants/bars. It was about 30 mins walk to Marina.
We stayed at the Wonderlust hotel from October 3 to October 5, 2017. We stayed in the black spaceship room, number 402. It was a very cool room, with an upstairs loft and a very large bathtub. At night, you could leave the “star lights” on, so when you looked up it looked like you were sleeping in outerspace. The hotel had everything we needed, And it was located in a very convenient area of little India. We happen to be there for the pre-celebration/prepping of Deepavali. The room came with breakfast every morning, which was limited, but sufficient. Overall, we were pleased with the Wonderlust hotel, and we would absolutely stay again.
Only booked this property because it was part of SPG and was thoroughly disappointed. Booked the mono room because i have read how small the pantone room is, but the mono room (advertised as 20sqm on their website) still sucked. There was barely any space. The level 2 corridor smelt of mildew and the same smell perpetuated into the room. It was so bad, it made the stay miserable. The hotel needs to invest in a dehumidifier badly. Also housekeeping starts knocking on your door early in the morning to check when the guest is checking out. Is there no coordination between front desk and house keeping? Are we still living in the medieval age? Doors are not soundproof, so expect to hear vacuum and loud chatters by housekeeping staff from 9am onwards. Considering the price point, head over to the Four Points, Hilton Garden Inn or Holiday Inn Expresses
All the staff at the Wanderlust Hotel are as friendly and helpful as can be. Upfront, there is a deposit that must be paid for each night of your visit, so be prepared to pay upfront for you stay, even if you already paid in full. Breakfast each morning included your choice of one hot item and free reign of the continental breakfast items at the bar. The rooms are TINY and the bathrooms are exposed to the room. So the place is perfect if you are traveling alone (like I did) or if you are with a significant other. Sharing a room with a friend might get awkward with an exposed shower and toilet unless one person leaves the room to give the other some privacy. They provided a handheld device that I could use each day for navigating the city. This was a GODSEND so that I could save my actual phone batter while out and about. It's not very close to any subway stops, but there are two within a 10-12 minute walk. Can get a bit loud at night as the restaurants on the street are open very late hours. A great spot to rest, and an eclectic lobby make Wanderlust a fun place to stay for a few days in Singapore.
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83% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 844 reviews