With alluring neon signs, vintage furnishings, and artsy décor at every corner, this Instragrammable, pastel haven is sure to make you feel like a protagonist in a Wes Anderson-esque film.
Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Little India, The Great Madras flaunts a cosy, vintage-inspired interior. From original brass cinema seats from the old Capitol Cinema, to old-school spiral staircases, this boutique hotel takes travellers down on a nostalgic trip to the past. The building which houses the hotel also contains historical significance, as a pre-war Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) housing block. The exterior was then kept largely unatlered to honour the rich history of the place.
An open-air reception lobby welcomes guests, amidst pots of greenery and tropical-themed wall décor. The Great Madras also skillfully incorporates a one-of-a-kind, classic charm to its otherwise typical hotel facilities, such as turning a common laundry room to an old-school laundromat, having a retro pool, and even providing in-house barber services.
Each room interior draws the attention of guests with an eye-catching feature wall, dressed in tropical-themed wallpapers with images of ferns and lush forests. The hotel also provides hostel-style co-living spaces, each equipped with a spacious king-sized bed. The more extravagant rooms would be the Balcony and Courtyard room, which allow guests to have exclusive access to their own balcony space.
The Great Madras
28, Madras St, Singapore 208422