five/6 Hotel Splendour review

Zhuang Jia Wen

I wanted a hotel that was outside the main tourist zones but still accessible. five/6 Hotel in the Joo Chiat neighborhood fit the bill with its charming shophouse architecture and bright, cheery decor.

The nearby Eunos MRT would make getting around easy.

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  • Vibrant Design: The hotel is gorgeously done up in an eclectic mix of Peranakan patterns, birdcages, floral motifs and pops of turquoise. A real feast for the eyes.
  • Rooftop Lounge: The rooftop lounge offers fabulous 360 degree views of the Joo Chiat shophouses. It’s an amazing spot for taking photos day or night.
  • Helpful Staff: The receptionists were warm and welcoming. They had great tips on exploring Joo Chiat’s Peranakan culture, cafe scene and street art.
  • Quieter Location: Away from the city center hustle and bustle, Joo Chiat offers a nice local neighborhood vibe while still being quite central.


  • No Restaurant: There is no restaurant onsite besides breakfast. But Joo Chiat has many charming cafe options just steps away.
  • Staircase Access: There’s no lift so accessing the 2nd floor rooms requires using stairs. Not ideal for those with mobility issues.
  • Compact Rooms: Rooms follow a shophouse layout so can feel a bit snug. But the decor makes up for it.


For a colorful, Instagram-worthy stay in one of Singapore’s coolest up-and-coming districts, look no further than five/6 Hotel Splendour.

Beyond just visual appeal, the helpful staff and local vibe enhanced my Singapore experience. I’d happily return and recommend to design-minded travelers looking for a unique boutique hotel choice.

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