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Boat Quay
Holiday Travel Guide

This prime waterfront location is the ideal place to order a cool cocktail and relax.

Singapore has many reasons to thank its Boat Quay; this area was once responsible for around three quarters of all of the city state's shipping industry. The 19th century locals believed Boat Quay's shape (that of a carp's belly) signified it as place of wealth and prosperity. This is why so many shophouses were crammed into such a small area. These days, Boat Quay is a vibrant area littered with bars and restaurants, rather than maritime trade. This is the place where Singapore's businesspeople come and relax in the converted shophouses after a tiring day in the city. Naturally, it's also a great spot for tourists.

Boat Quay is one of Singapore's drinking hotspots. There is no lack of local atmosphere here, particularly on Fridays and Saturdays when the city's workers let off steam. Choose your bar carefully; those nearer to the water are aimed more at tourists and expats, while slightly inland the deals are often better and the patrons more local. Going at happy hour helps make your Singapore Sling more affordable.

Seafood in the Boat Quay area is exceptional; produce is freshly caught and the prices are usually quite reasonable. Choose from one of the many restaurants and gaze across the river while feasting on some of the best seafood that Singapore has to offer.

As the sun starts to set, take a stroll along the water's edge and get some impressive pictures with the financial district as a backdrop. The iconic Marina Bay Casino looks especially striking when illuminated at night. Boat Quay is also impressive viewed from one of the boat tours that make their way down the river.

Boat Quay is located on the south bank of the Singapore River in the centre of downtown. It is close to many of Singapore's big hotels, therefore reachable on foot. You can also get there by bus and MRT. Numerous stops and stations are close to the area.

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Top 10 Hotels Near Boat Quay

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore
5 out of 5
3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore
The price is SG$235 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Financial District Singapore, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Clarke Quay Central, Chinatown Heritage Center, and Clarke Quay Mall. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)

"Excellent stay with polite and efficient staff service both in housekeeping and frontdesk. Staff was very understanding and allowed us to check in earlier for baby’s naptime. Even prepared a baby bath tub."…"

Reviewed on 24 Dec,2020

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
5 out of 5
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore
The price is SG$330 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Asian Civilisations Museum, Raffles Place, and Merlion. Merlion Park and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (985 reviews)

"Nice hotel. Friendly staffs. I picked a marina bay view room. Comfortable, cozy."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan,2021

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality
Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality
4 out of 5
390 Victoria Street, Singapore
The price is SG$145 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Kampong Glam, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Raffles City, National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Flyer. Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay ...

3.8/5Good! (990 reviews)

"location is good. friendly staff and helpful too. helpful chamber maid. food wise just ok, can improve. nasi lemak not lemak enough tho'. sambal very diluted. the 2 pieces bread given would be nice if they are toasted. kuay teow quite blant too. overall food wise just ok nothing special or sedap. ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec,2020

Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore
5 out of 5
3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore
The price is SG$235 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
5 out of 5
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore
The price is SG$330 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality
Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality
4 out of 5
390 Victoria Street, Singapore
The price is SG$145 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality
M Social Singapore
M Social Singapore
4 out of 5
90 Robertson Quay, Singapore
The price is SG$140 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
M Social Singapore
The Westin Singapore
The Westin Singapore
5 out of 5
12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore
The price is SG$294 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
The Westin Singapore
SO/ Sofitel Singapore
SO/ Sofitel Singapore
5 out of 5
35 Robinson Road, (Drop off Point - Boon Tat Link), Singapore
The price is SG$272 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
SO/ Sofitel Singapore
Hotel Bencoolen@Hong Kong Street
Hotel Bencoolen@Hong Kong Street
4 out of 5
47 Hongkong Street, Singapore
The price is SG$117 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel Bencoolen@Hong Kong Street
Amara Singapore
Amara Singapore
4.5 out of 5
165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore
Amara Singapore
Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore
Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore
4.5 out of 5
6 Shenton Way OUE Downtown 1, Singapore
The price is SG$239 per night from 17 Feb to 18 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.