Top 5 Budget Hotels in Singapore with Awesome Outdoor Swimming Pool

Relaxing in the Pool

And the top favorite with hotel guests is Hotel No.2 – it’s the only rooftop pool with a panoramic sea view

The best way to cool off after a hot day in Singapore is with a dip in the pool. However, this does not mean you need to stay in expensive 5-star hotels to do that.

We are going to reveal a list of uncommon budget hotels with awesome pools where you can enjoy a dip without breaking the bank. These hotels also have great rooms, top notch facilities and downtown locations such as Clarke Quay and Bugis.

In fact these rooms are in such hot demand that we rather you NOT share this list with your friends!

1. Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay

Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay Singapore Rooftop Pool
The rooftop pool with turquoise water really stands out here.

It runs the length of the building and one side is made of clear glass. Located right in the middle of the city, doing lengths here will give you a fantastic view of Singapore’s skyscrapers.

Clarke Quay is one of the coolest nightlife districts, and historical Chinatown and the MRT station are also within walking distance. Modern rooms include free WiFi, cable TV, desk space and a mini-bar and coffee/tea facilities.

When it comes to amenities, there’s a great gym and a chic cafe which serves great coffee and hot snacks. What more can you ask?

-> Price from US$125 per night at or

Read full hotel review.

2. Village Hotel Changi by Far East Hospitality

Village Hotel Changi Outdoor Rooftop Infinity Pool
This 4-star hotel is rated ‘Very Good’ by past guests, and we think the awesome rooftop pool might have something to do with it.

It has a great view over the sea and a wooden sun deck with loungers and a hot tub. This hotel offers all the benefits of a tropical island, whilst being close to the city.

The hotel is close to Changi Airport, around a 15-minute drive, and there is a free shuttle that takes guests to and from the terminals. Bright and airy rooms come with satellite channels, free WiFi and bathrooms with a tub and rain shower.

-> Price starts from US$138 per night .

You can read the full hotel review here.

3. Fragrance Hotel Riverside

Fragrance Hotel Riverside Rooftop Pool
For a pool and party combination, Fragrance Hotel Riverside is a great pick.

Located near Clarke Quay, home to a great selection of restaurants, bars and clubs, it has an impressive rooftop swimming pool which runs the length of the building, with sun loungers at either end to chill out on.

Rooms here have a touch of opulence, with silk cushions and bed toppers, LCD TV with cable channels and complimentary beverages. There’s a fitness center here too, and cheery staff man the reception desk 24 hours a day.

-> Room prices are from US$89 per night .

4. Santa Grand Hotel Bugis

Santa Grand Hotel Bugis Outdoor Pool
If being within walking distance of the vibrant neighborhood of Arab Street and having a rooftop pool sounds tempting, then have a look at Santa Grand Hotel Bugis.

It’s around 7-minute walk from Bugis MRT station, so handy for getting around town. There’s not only a pool with a view here, but a Jacuzzi as well.

Rooms come with free WiFi, cable channels, newspaper, safe and complimentary beverages and toiletries. The rooms have a clean, modern look. Breakfast is served every day and the hotel staff are very attentive.

-> Price from US$83 per night.

You can read the full hotel review here.

5. Nostalgia Hotel Singapore

Nostalgia Hotel Singapore Outdoor Pool
This smart colonial hotel hides an outdoor swimming pool. Located on the 3rd floor, it’s perfect for a quick cool off, and right next to it is the hotel’s bar and restaurant, where you can enjoy alfresco cocktails.

The pool looks out over the quiet street in the Tiong Bahru neighborhood, only a 10-minute walk from the MRT station.

Rooms here retain the nostalgia that gives the hotel its name, there’s a hint of old China in the decor. Rooms include free WiFi, iPod docking stations, free coffee and tea, mini-bar and a LCD TV with cable channels.

-> Room prices are from US$119 per night.