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Wanderlust

2 Dickson Road Wanderlust, Singapore 209494 Singapore
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Housed in a heritage 1920s Art Deco style building, Wanderlust merges old world charm with modern day comforts. Located on the fringe of Singaporeʼs main commercial and business districts, guests are close to everything while remaining delightfully off the beaten track, right by the hipster enclave of Jalan Besar. Conscientiously designed for the modern traveller, the propertyʼs curated spaces and flexible concept offering personable and unique experiences to cater to every jaunt and journey. Along with convenient access to Changi Airport, the central business district as well as a multitude of local attractions, the Wanderlust's 29 rooms offer travellers an oasis of calm to return to after their adventures around the city.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Gift shop
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Soundproof rooms
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Housekeeping
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Sofa
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Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
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ClaRS wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom112 contributions54 helpful votes
✅ interior decoration and fitting finishes ✅ location ✅ staff helpful, charming & friendly ✅ cleanliness ✅ comfortable bed The room is the same size as the bed. Not a real problem but there was ⛔️ ⛔️no place or space for clothes. One could live out of the suitcase if there had been place and space to leave it open somewhere ⛔️⛔️ Best go for the studio and not the “not very deluxe” rooms
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The not so “Deluxe Room” is just too cramped
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Responded 13 Jan 2024
Dear ClaRS, Greetings from all of us at Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood! Thank you for choosing our boutique hotel for your recent holiday in Singapore and for taking time to share your stay experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are heartened to learn you had a pleasant stay with us and you like the ambiance and décor of this heritage 1920s Art Deco style building. We are delighted you found our boutique hotel’s location in the colourful neighbourhood of Little India to your liking, and we sincerely hope you managed to explore this vibrant ethnic enclave during your stay with us. Please allow us this opportunity to introduce our sister boutique hotels under The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood which are KēSa House and Ann Siang House which are strategically located in vibrant Chinatown. We sincerely apologise for any disappointment and discomfort caused to you by the size of the Deluxe room you booked for your stay. Please allow us to share as we wish to cater to the different stay requirements of our guests, we have a total of 5 room types with varying sizes in our room inventory which you may wish to consider when you next stay with us as many of our guests have mentioned they truly had comfortable stays in these rooms. Despite this distraction during your stay, we are thrilled to know our team’s service compensated for the areas we lacked during your stay. We are truly humbled and appreciative of your lovely compliment for our team’s service, and we sincerely thank you for your inspiring mention. Your recognition for our team’s service has brought much cheer and motivation to everyone, and we assure you we shall thank them for their dedicated service. It has truly been our great pleasure and privilege to have been of service to you and we earnestly hope to welcome you back. If there is anything we can do to assist you with your future stays, please do not hesitate to reach out to us as we would be most glad to be of assistance to you. We are at your service, and we wish you well. Kind regards, Cynthia Lim, Social Media Manager
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kubzariel wrote a review Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom151 contributions43 helpful votes
The hotel was really nice and the room small but comfortable. The location was pretty good too, very close to Little India and Bugis shopping area. The staff could be a bit more welcoming though. At the arrival, basically we got a litany of rules, a few forms to sign, credit card taken etc which made it rather cold. Similarly, during our few nights stay there no one ever said hi to us. Felt pretty weird, so we would not go back again.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 17 Nov 2023
Dear Kubzariel, Warmest Greetings from Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a feedback on your recent stay at our boutique hotel. We trust you are well on your end. We are disheartened to learn you did not fully enjoy your stay with us, and we deeply regret any shortfall in offerings that you might have expected during your stay. Kubzariel, please accept our sincerest apologies for the lapse in service on our part from the day of your arrival and throughout your stay with us. We will investigate and ensure the necessary retraining or counselling is provided accordingly to the concerned team members so that this remains an isolated incident, as we continue to fine-tune and deliver a smooth overall guest experience. We appreciate that you highlighted this matter to us, as it is feedback like this from our guests that inspires us to further improve in providing the best service standards, facilities and amenities in the industry. Once again, we would like to thank you for your feedback and your valued support for our brand. We wish you the best for your endeavors. Kind Regards, The Management of Wanderlust
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milainespino wrote a review Oct 2023
Luzon, Philippines4 contributions5 helpful votes
Just checked out of Wanderlust yesterday and we are now back home in Manila. We enjoyed a comfortable stay at Wanderlust and hope to return soon. The location is ideal for us because it is close to the conference venue, Grab rides were easy and the hotel was surrounded by convenience stores and food vendors (open even at night). It was very convenient to buy food and eat at our clean and cool hotel room. The kitchen was very handy. We love the drinking water tap and the size of the refrigerator. The hotel management thought of everything-even the pull out dining table, dishwashing detergent and sponge, extra garbage bags, storage for luggage, lots of extra storage, wide bathroom counters, the ice machine and the coffee machine and laundry room at the 2nd floor, etc. Rizwana gave us a warm welcome and made us choose free snacks from the lobby. She was also very gracious to help us with our queries throughout our stay and no task was too small or too big for her in her efforts to serve us. Rizwana was like a friendly and helpful neighbor who welcomed us to our new neighborhood. :-) If you want a hotel that feels like home in a convenient location with a friendly and helpful neighbor, then Wanderlust is for you. :-)
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 24 Oct 2023
Dear Milainespino, Greetings from Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood! Thank you so much for taking the time to share a detailed heartwarming review about us. We are truly humbled by your kind words and generosity. It is truly heartening to learn that you had a positive experience with us - from our exclusive location to the modern amenities we offered. Being just minutes away from Little India, there are a plethora of sights to explore, including the rich culture and various food options to discover! We are also thrilled to know you loved the specially curated grab and go freebies from our Mama Store, which we endeavor to showcase the best locally made artisanal food and retail products! Our team at Wanderlust boutique hotel strives to provide a bespoke stay experience to all our guests, and it is always encouraging to receive positive feedback. Your kind compliments for Rizwana and the team are much appreciated, and we will be happy to share this with them. We look forward to hosting you for your next stay in Singapore. We invite you to check out our sister properties from The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood - Ann Siang House and KēSa House both located in the heart of Chinatown. Until we meet again! Best Regards, The Wanderlust team
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Paul D wrote a review Oct 2023
Singapore, Singapore11 contributions2 helpful votes
Good experience - from booking to customer service and hotel staff. Easy check in and out. Room was very clean. Everything worked well. Good location with many options on your doorstep and the hotel is a contrast to the outside. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 Oct 2023
Dear Paulinsing, Greetings from Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection from Oakwood! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your fabulous review on your recent stay experience at our boutique hotel. We are thrilled to hear you had a positive stay experience with us and enjoyed the room amenities and unique location. Our team strives to impress and to deliver, and it is delightful to also hear that you enjoyed the warm experience and services we rendered. As Wanderlust hotel itself is located on the fringe of Singapore's main commercial and business districts, our guests are within proximity to everything while remaining delightfully off the beaten track, right by the hipster enclave of Jalan Besar. We look forward to hosting you for your next stay experience with us. We take this time to invite you to check out our sister properties from The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood - Ann Siang House and KēSa House, both located in the heart of the ever-bustling Chinatown. Until we meet again! Best Regards, The Wanderlust team
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Emma D wrote a review Oct 2023
Newcastle, Australia7 contributions7 helpful votes
Wanderlust is a fun vibe and very clean. Staff are absolutely amazing and so helpful. Denish is a star and will make you want to be his friend Only didn’t rate higher because the room was very cramped. Bed up lots of narrow stairs. Laundry has auto detergent, dipping pool has good jets. Offers free drinks of arrival Bliss!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No street parking. Amazing staff.
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Responded 3 Oct 2023
Dear Emma D., Greetings from Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a pleasant review on your stay experience at our boutique hotel. Indeed, our Wanderlust boutique hotel is housed in a heritage 1920s Art Deco style building, merging the old-world charm with your modern-day comforts. We are glad to hear that you are having a delightful experience and enjoying the available amenities as well as services we offered in our property. On another note, our team at Wanderlust hotel strives to impress and to deliver an impeccable stay experience for all our guests, and it warms our hearts to know that they have made such a positive impression on you, especially Dinesh. We will be sharing this with him and the team in hoping that it can boost their morales and fuel their passion even more for commendable service excellence. Thank you so much for your kind words and generosity, Emma! With regards to your feedback on the room stairs in the loft guest room, we will be sharing this with our management team for future improvement plans should there comes a time for a refurbishment of our property. We deeply regret if it may have caused you any inconvenience or discomfort and we appreciate that you have highlighted this matter to us. We would like to assure you that the safety of our guests is of our utmost priority as we ensure their stay experience with us remains comfortable throughout. Once again, thank you for your patronage and valued support for The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood. We look forward to hosting you for your next stay experience in Singapore. We take this time to invite you to check out our sister properties - Ann Siang House and KēSa House, both located in the heart of Chinatown. In the meantime, we wish you well and safe travels! Best Regards, The Wanderlust team
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Freddie321 wrote a review Sept 2023
singapore1 contribution
Impeccable service, very accommodating. Friendly staffs with assisting with everything that I've requested, as I'm setting up for my fiance's birthday deco. Clean and super cozy, just like how I would feel at home. Internal decorations were on point! Even though there's only a little room, but I could guarantee the privacy is there . Overall an amazing stay, would love to come back again if I'm going on a staycation !
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 27 Sept 2023
Dear Freddie321, Greetings from Wanderlust, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood! Thank you so much for the generous review and the perfect ratings you awarded us on your recent stay experience at our centrally located boutique hotel. We are overjoyed to know that the delightful occasion went smoothly, and we hope you managed to leverage on the modern facilities and spaces we offered within our property during your staycation with us. Once again, we would like to thank you for your review and valued support of The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood. Our team at the Wanderlust hotel truly enjoyed hosting you and will be looking forward to having another great privilege in welcoming your loved ones and you back here again or at our other sister properties, Ann Siang House and KēSa House, in the near future. Stay safe and until we meet again! Best Regards, The Wanderlust team
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Sally Taher wrote a review Aug 2023
Jakarta, Indonesia17 contributions5 helpful votes
This boutique hotel has a really comfortable bed and a luxury design for the bathroom, so staying there was a very pleasant experience for me. The hotel's lobby was exceptionally well designed, and its location is in the centre of the city. The staff at the hotel provided me with an upgrade at a fee that was quite reasonable, and my room was ready in a matter of minutes.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from KESA HOUSE, Guest Services / Front Office at Wanderlust
Responded 1 Sept 2023
Dear Sally, Thank you so much for the kind & warm review. Glad to have read that it all went well. Looking forward to your next visit with us. Warmest Regards, Dinesh R. Shanmugam Team Lead - CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
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Thomas D wrote a review Aug 2023
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Lovely helpful staff and comfy room. Also nice dip pool. Staff were very quick to check me in and had good suggestions. Central location wirh nice restaurants nearby. Would definitely stay again if I return to Singapore.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from KESA HOUSE, Guest Services / Front Office at Wanderlust
Responded 15 Aug 2023
Dear M. Thomas D. Thank you so very much for the positive feedback & review. We'll be looking forward to your next visit. Warmest Regards, Dinesh R. Shanmugam Team Lead - CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
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Tina Y wrote a review Aug 2023
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom20 contributions3 helpful votes
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I was a bit skeptical about the place being small and everything. It's an old school building converted into a minimalistic hotel. From the moment you walk in, it smell clean and fresh. Cosy lobby area and friendly reception. Room and bed was nice and clean. Free flow sparkling or still water. Toiletries too. I will stay there again, but its part of a group so am likely to try other places too. Love the place
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Great busy area to walk around
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Response from Cynthia Lim, Owner at Wanderlust
Responded 14 Aug 2023
Dear Tina Y, Greetings! Thank you for taking the time away from your busy schedule to review your recent stay at our boutique hotel on Tripadvisor. All of us are thrilled to learn you had a fabulous stay with us, and that the apprehensions you had about staying in a boutique hotel dissipated the second you walked into our restored 1920s Art Deco heritage property. We are delighted you like the ambiance and décor of our rooms and facilities, and our team’s service. We would like to share that an advantage of staying in boutique hotels would be the personal interactions and dedicated service from the team, especially at our brand boutique hotels because we know that this dedicated service not only makes our guests feel at home staying with us but also have fond memories of their stays with us. We are glad this service commitment was reflected in your stay with us. All of us sincerely thank you for letting us know you will return to stay with us again and you will stay at our sister properties when you are back in our city-state. Please be assured your stay experience is important to us and we invite you to contact us if there is anything we can assist you with your stays at our boutique hotels under our brand The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood. It has truly been our great privilege and pleasure to have been of service to you and all of us earnestly look forward to welcoming you back for more wonderful stays with us. We are at your service, and we wish you well. Kind regards, Cynthia Lim, Social Media Manager
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Stephen P wrote a review Jul 2023
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The hotel looks exactly like its pictures. The room while small by American Standard is extremely nice. The bed is comfortable and had four pillows. The air conditioning works well and there’s a work area. Should you need to login to complete any last minute details, there’s a mini fridge and a safe. Upon arrival you get to select five snacks from the snack area and there is a happy hour free flo drinks from 5 to 6 PM. The bathroom is very nice and modern with a rain showerhead and nice towels. This is located within walking distance to Little India, Haji Lane, and the Burgis Market area. There is a Warung on the corner I highly recommend. The lobby is comfortable whether you are coming or going for the day and the staff that I encountered were all very helpful. This is not a budget hotel, but it is also not a bougie expensive establishment. This is a short 20 minute or less ride from the airport using Grab.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 22 Jul 2023
Dear Stephen P, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review! We are thrilled to hear that your experience with us lived up to your expectations. We are delighted that you appreciated the little extras, from the amenities in the room to the snack area and the happy hour with free-flow drinks. It's our pleasure to offer these additional touches to enhance your stay and make you feel at home. Thank you for the warm words about our lobby and staff. Our team strives to provide warm and helpful service to all our guests, and it's rewarding to know that their efforts made a positive impression on you. We appreciate your recommendation and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another wonderful stay in the future. Warm Regards, Ammelia R. Senior Customer Service Representative
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wanderlust
Which popular attractions are close to Wanderlust?
Nearby attractions include Xcape Singapore (0.5 km), Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple (0.4 km), and Little India (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wanderlust?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Wanderlust?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Wanderlust?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Wanderlust?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wanderlust?
Conveniently located restaurants include Soi Aroy, Leo Cafe & Restaurant, and Wing Seong Fatty's (Albert) Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wanderlust?
Yes, guests have access to a plunge pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wanderlust?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wanderlust?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Wanderlust?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battlebox (1.3 km), Fort Siloso (6.9 km), and Emerald Hill (2.6 km).
Does Wanderlust have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.