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Top 5 Hotels in Singapore

The excitement of arriving in Singapore is truly enhanced when you know that there's a hotel reservation with your name on it. Regardless of whether you'll opt for luxury or convenience, just having a place to lay your head after a long day (and night) of exploration and socialization offers peace of mind to you, the stranger in a strange land. One thing you can keep in mind about Singapore travel that will help you rest even easier -- it is one of the safest cities in the world. Your belongings, purchases and time spent in the tropical island nation can slide into the category of "carefree," creating a vacation atmosphere that is as close to perfect as they come.

If you're not already sold on the idea of a Singapore vacation, consider these top five hotels in Singapore to help aid you in your final decision:

Shangri-La Hotel -- Singapore

The Shangri-La Hotel offers a peaceful resort setting, while remaining near the hustle and bustle of the Orchard Road district, where you will find constant mix of business and pleasure. Classified as a five-star hotel, Shangri-La offers many amenities including beautiful gardens, a free-form pool surrounded by lush, green landscape, several restaurants offering a variety of foods and 750 rooms, ranging from impressive suites to modest dwellings.

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel -- Singapore

Located on Merchant Road and the banks of the Singapore River, the Swissotel Merchant Court is another hotel in Singapore worthy of its five-star rating. With the ability to fulfill the needs of both business traveler and vacationer, you'll not only find all modern amenities available to make your stay one that is full of relaxation, but services such as child-care/baby sitting for the adventurous parents who aren't yet able to gear up their children for a long day of exploration.

Raffles The Plaza -- Singapore

Centrally located between Singapore's business and shopping districts, Raffles The Plaza, offers you everything you need in regards to geographic location. With nearly 800 guest rooms, and a remodeling project that was completed in 2002, the five-star amenities are accompanied by a distinct decor throughout the hotel, including themed suites that offer up to two bedrooms. There are 16 different restaurants and lounges to choose from on the hotel grounds, to help you unwind after a long day of business or pleasure.

Ritz Carlton Millenia -- Singapore

Singapore's Ritz Carlton Millenia offers everything you would expect from the Ritz...and more. Rated by critics as having some of the best guest rooms and guest services in the world, this spot was chosen as one of the 50 most romantic places in the world by "Travel and Leisure Magazine." The exterior and interior of the Ritz Carlton Millenia are architectural feats worthy of admiration. The interior design is truly breathtaking, and invites you to forget all your cares as you enjoy the beauty of the pool area, or enjoy a romantic meal at the Summer Pavilion Cantonese Restaurant.

Banyan Tree Bintan -- Bintan Island, Singapore

For the lover of small, tropical islands and outdoor and sea exploration, there are few places in the world that rival the amenities of the Banyan Tree Bintan. The views that you'll witness from this resort setting will continually inspire you, and make you wish to never go home. Appropriate for families, the Banyan Tree Bintan offers a Kids Club that is full of activity for the little ones, if you happen to have any children staying with you at your Singapore hotel.

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