Singapore is a tiny, ultramodern nation full of bright lights and worlds biggest. Although flashy and clean, if you look hard enough you will find hidden gems as I did in the Naumi Liora Hotel. Located in the preserved area of Keong Saik, the Naumi Liora Hotel stands proud in a 150-year-old heritage building. It was my home for my Singapore stay and quickly became one of my favourite hotels on my RTW trip. Here’s why:
A stay at the Naumi Liora Hotel includes some fun extras. A Self-serve candy bar, ice cream cones, and an espresso machine are yours to enjoy in the lobby. On top of that there is a free-pour happy hour in the lobby. In your room you will find a mini bar with complementary mix for your free poor alcohol as well as a Nespresso machine – something I have come to expect and love about great hotels.
Another cool feature of the Naumi Liora Hotel is the traditional Persankan wood detail found throughout as well as interesting art pieces by local artist KY Huang. These miniature sculptures are a unique touch and help elevate the Naumi Liora Hotel above your average hotel.
Rooms at the Naumi Liora Hotel are divided into three categories, the Liora Porch, Liora Heritage, and the Liora Quaint. All are decorated in the same Persankan style as found throughout the building. Also, because of the restrictions that come with renovating a heritage building, every room truly is unique. On top of that, in-room Nespresso machines and retro furnishings fit nicely in this heritage building and make for a very boutique stay.
On top of offering cool rooms in a heritage building, the Naumi Liora Hotel is located in a great slice of Singapore. Keong Saik Street is home to some of the trendiest bars and restaurants in town including the super secretive Library which is speakeasy only accessible by cracking a code posted on their Facebook page.
The Naumi Liora Hotel is also on the edge of Chinatown which, as I found on my Chinatown food adventure tour, is home to the city’s best (and cheapest) eats.
Much like the hip hotel I stayed at in Cape Town, the Naumi Liora Hotel offers a choice between two restaurants for breakfast. The Study for western fair and Tong Ah Eating House for something truly Singapore. Although I tried both (and both were great), the latter was a real treat. Known for its coffee, the breakfast of a super soft boiled egg and steam buns was awesome.
After strolling the expensive malls and modern buildings of the Marina Bay Sands area, returning to the Naumi Liora Hotel provided an escape to the Singapore of yesterday. Combined with its trendy restaurant neighbours and close proximity to Chinatown and this hotel is a big win.
Naumi Liora Hotel Good to Know
Room Rate: Check website for latest offers and best rates!
Includes: Bed, breakfast, all-you-can-eat ice cream cones.
Don’t Miss: Happy hour, art work, and decor!
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Although I was provided a complimentary night at the Naumi Liora Hotel,
the experience, opinions, and heritage stay was my own.