I stayed at Ann Siang House as a guest of Oakwood.
SINGAPORE | Ann Siang House: The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood is a boutique hotel in Singapore’s Chinatown neighbourhood.
It’s part of Oakwood’s “Unlimited Collection”, a selection of hotels that aim to provide guests with “a departure from the conventional short-stay hotel experience”. It’s a beautiful hotel, housed in a restored, heritage-listed former Chinese immigrant clan house.
Ann Siang House is located on trendy Ann Siang Street. The street is a small pocket of calm, surrounded by Chinatown’s bustling street life, restaurants, and bars.
The hotel’s central location makes it a great option when visiting Singapore. It’s a 20 minute taxi ride from Changi Airport, and a short walk from Tanjong Pagar and Chinatown MRT metro stations. Walk in any direction, and you’ll find some of Singapore’s best food and drink spots and boutiques.
The hotel is close to tourist sites like the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Sri Mariamman Temple. For those looking for a taste of Singaporean hawker food, the famous Maxwell Road Food Centre is but a two minute walk away. A short walk beyond that, and you’ll find one of my favourite hawker centres in town, the sprawling Chinatown Complex Food Centre.
The hotel features 20 fully furnished rooms, across four categories – Deluxe, Deluxe Corner, Studio Executive, and Executive Premier. Due to the heritage nature of the property, each room has a slightly different layout, but there is much consistency. A classy grey and white colour palette, with wood accents and panelling, and upholstered fabric.
The King Size bed is extremely comfortable. A Hypnos mattress, with soft down pillows and 400 thread count cotton duvets. Paired with blackout curtains, a comfortable, good night’s sleep is easy to get. Housekeeping services are offered daily.
Each room contains a small desk and chair, bar fridge, electric safe, phone for free local calls, large TV, Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities, bottled water, a safe, iron, and ironing board. About 20 per cent of the rooms come with a basic kitchenette, which is worth keeping in mind if you want to do some cooking in the room.
Bathrooms feature rain showers, organic toiletries from local brand Ashley & Co, and amenity kits. It was nice to see the toiletries dispensed from pump bottles to be more environmentally friendly.
I was working remotely during my stay, and was able to do so effectively. There’s free and fast Wi-Fi in all rooms (and throughout the hotel). It didn’t skip a beat even when I was working with, and uploading and downloading, very large files. Power adaptors are available to borrow from reception, which is open 24/7.
Ann Siang House contains a laundry room with a washing machine and a dryer on the third floor that’s free for guests to use. There’s a small communal working space on each floor. I made use of the space on my floor when I was looking for a change of scenery from my room while working.
Eat & Drink
The ground floor lobby and dining space of the hotel was being renovated when I visited, with completion expected late November 2022. Once open, there will be an airy lobby cafe, opening out onto the street.
In this part of town, you’re not short of quality options for food and drink. There’s the aforementioned Maxwell Road Food Centre and Chinatown Complex Food Centre for Hawker food for delicious affordable eats, along with many more of my favourites. Champion Bolo Bun, Tong Heng Traditional Cantonese Pastries, and award winning bars/restaurants Sago House, Native, and Tippling Club, are all a short walk from the hotel.
Ann Siang House: The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood
28 Ann Siang Road
Telephone: 8608 8190
E-mail: [email protected]