21 Carpenter

21 Carpenter Street, Singapore
Clarke Quay
48 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Opened in 1936 as a remittance house, the landmark structure at 21 Carpenter, near Chinatown and Clarke Quay, was where the first generation of Singaporean immigrants sent money home, often accompanied by personal messages — and some of those nostalgic words and phrases have been lifted from the historical record and laser-cut into the metal facade that adorns the hotel’s modern annex. It’s just one example of the impressive attention to detail and reverence for the past that WOHA Architects brought to the table while transforming the building into a boutique hotel.

Thanks to strict rules around historical restoration, much of the hotel’s main structure remains as it was, including the original Shanghai plaster exterior. However, the designers have smartly repurposed materials, using the original 1930s Chengal wood to line the lobby floors and incorporating antique elements into the otherwise minimalist interiors.

About half of the hotel’s rooms and suites are located in the original four-story shophouse, and the other half are housed in the contemporary extension on the top five floors. The Heritage rooms have the most character, lined in the same reclaimed wood as the lobby and featuring the building’s original geometric windows, but the upper-level rooms have their charm, too; unrestricted by restoration codes, they have floor-to-ceiling windows for optimal natural light. All are calm and cheerfully decorated with bespoke furnishings, decorative screens, floral arrangements, and Art Deco touches, and luxurious amenities like Bang & Olufsen speakers and Dyson hairdryers come standard.

A highlight is the rooftop infinity pool with views of the city skyline, a particularly appealing venue at sunset, while a shaded garden terrace is a good spot to relax during the hottest part of the day. A stylish street-level bar and restaurant is the place to plan the day before pedaling off on one of the hotel’s complimentary Linus bicycles.

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21 Carpenter
21 Carpenter Street, Singapore
Clarke Quay

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Off street parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Bikes available
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair accessible

Need to Know

  • Cribs for children up to 4 years old is available (subject to availability).
  • Rollaway beds are not available on property.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: If Plus benefits include an experience or activity, please contact to make arrangements prior to your arrival.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage

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