Hotel Review: Indigo Singapore Katong
The Indigo Singapore Katong is a relatively new boutique hotel in the important business city. In this extensive review, I’ll explain why I thought that the hotel is really charming and worth staying at!
The Katong district of Singapore is a little further way from the city center, but is very charming in its own. There are various historic buildings, which showcase the variety that Singapore has to offer very well. Furthermore, it’s just a quick walk from the hotel to the beach. There’s also a metro station not too far away and a new line is being built just a three minutes walk away from the hotel. That said, I’d say that the location isn’t perfect for those staying in Singapore for the first time, but quite nice if you are visiting for the second, third or utmost time.
Rooms at the Indigo Singapore Katong
Thanks to my IHG Spire Elite Status I was assigned a room with views of the Katong district for my stay at the Indigo Singapore Katong. Otherwise, the room was identical to a base room at the property.
However, it still didn’t feel anything like basic, but instead really unique and special.
The whole design is inspired by the local heritage and they really played that out well here, much better than for example at the Indigo Berlin Ku’damm.
Upon entering the room, you can find the toilet in a seperate room to the right, but not the rest of the bathroom.
The room as such isn’t crazy big, but offers enough space to stretch out. In the first part, there’s a lounging area with a couch and a table in a local design.
Various little touches made this space particularly special, including a little game, which you could play.
There was also a really nice little welcome gift waiting for me upon arrival.
Opposite of this area, you can find a wardrobe of sorts, which also has the minibar, the complimentary coffee machine and even some local complimentary snacks – very cool.
There’s also a really small working desk with a just so-so comfortable chair here. That’s also my major point of criticism in the room.
In the middle of the room, there’s a comfortable bed with two nightstands, from which you can watch tv on the wall-mounted television.
The highlight though is the really unique bathroom design. The bathroom oddly is located right by the floor-to-ceiling windows, which sure is unique.
This also means that this is by far the brightest area of the room. Not only the tiles of the bathroom make it feel really unique, there’s also another chair here alongside equipment for a foot bath (complimentary, of course).
These little things made the Indigo Singapore Katong very special, in my opinion. The bathroom otherwise was quite nice and colorful as well, with a small sink with limited storage.
Around the corner, you can find a large walk-in shower, which offers a rain shower head and really good water pressure.
From here (and generally from the bathroom) you can also enjoy really nice views of the neighborhood. You can also lower the blinds for some privacy while showering.
Summing it all up, I can just say that I really loved the room at the Indigo Singapore Katong, the design is really colorful and unique. Plus, all the little (complimentary) touches are so special that I’ve never seen something alike in any other hotel before.
Dining at the Indigo Singapore Katong
As I had to go to the airport early in the morning, I didn’t have the chance to try the breakfast. Instead, I had a drink at the bar (actually the terrace) with the drink voucher I got at check-in. The cocktail was good and strong, the service was friendly, but a little slow.
I also ordered a local rice dish, which was quite good and filling and a decent value for about 9 Euro or 10 US-Dollar.
While everything was fine, I thought that the atmosphere at the bar of the InterContinental Singapore offers a little more glamour and old world charm.
Gym & Pool at the Indigo Singapore Katong
The Indigo Singapore Katong offers more facilities than many other Indigo hotels. The gym is a classic thought and I’d say it’s okay at this particularly property.
There are some cardio and a few strenght machines alongside a few free weights. Everything is modern and in a good condition, but there could be a little more equipment.
The real highlight though is the roof terrace with its really beautiful swimming pool.
Not only is this outdoor pool just really cool for swimming, but the views of the neighborhood while swimming are just particularly nice.
Swimming here is an absolute highlight of a stay at the property. You may also just lounge up here and enjoy the views, either from one of the tables with chairs or one of the loungers.
The only downside is that there’s no pool service with drinks and snacks here as it would definitely be a place I’d like to hang out at for a longer time.
Overall impressions of the Indigo Singapore Katong
I really enjoyed my stay at the Indigo Singapore Katong and I would highly recommend staying here, not only for a good value for the money, but also for a really unique and special experience. If you are in Singapore for the first time though or have business appointments in the city center, you might be better off staying at another luxury hotel like the Conrad Singapore.