Get an overview of this hotelSingapore property near Boat Quay


The 12-story hotel is by the river, across a small street from Clarke Quay train station, 500 meters (550 yards) from the financial hub, and near the central business district. The Singapore River and Chinatown are also nearby.

Property amenities

Guests can relax and rejuvenate at the hotel's Amrita Spa, dine at the on-site café or poolside restaurant/bar, and use the hotel's business services.


The 476 smoke-free guestrooms have Straits-Chinese and tropical Asian accents, city or river views, and complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access.

Renovations & Closures

The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:
  • Guestrooms
  • Spa
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Business center: Comprises two meeting rooms, and offers workstations with free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access. Other facilities for a surcharge include mobile/cellular phones, audiovisual equipment, translation services, and secretarial support.

Internet access: Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Conference/function room(s): Swissotel Merchant Court offers a column-free ballroom that can seat 600 theater style and can be divided into two rooms. The pre-function area outside the ballroom can be used as a cocktail reception area. In addition, the hotel's five function rooms can accommodate 25–72 and offers free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access. Audiovisual equipment is also available for a surcharge.

The 476-room Swissotel Merchant Court sports a modern design with Straits Malaccan influences as well as Asian tropical touches in its décor scheme. Its Amrita Spa has nine treatment rooms, an outdoor spa tub, a two-level fitness center, and a yoga studio. The hotel's café serves local favorites, including the signature Straits-Chinese cuisine, while its poolside restaurant and bar serves a western menu. The ballroom, function rooms, and related amenities are complemented by free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 476 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pool  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Slippers 

Where to Eat

Ellenborough Market Cafe - Serves à la carte options as well as lunch and dinner buffet menu which features popular Peranakan (Straits Chinese or Nonya), local, and international specialties. A delectable spread of international fare is available during High Tea on weekends. Guests can choose between dining indoors or at the alfresco area from where they can watch the world go by.

Blue Potato - Located on the second level pool deck overlooking the picturesque Clarke Quay and Singapore River. Set amidst a lush landscape with just the prefect lighting to enhance its surroundings, one will feel ultimate bliss. In the evening, Blue Potato serves a western à la carte menu with a good selection of wine and beverages.

Crossroads Bar - Ideal for a relaxing drink or a less formal get-together. A selection of fine tea, coffee, cocktails, and other alcoholic beverages is available at this cosy lounge to sit back and unwind.

Nearby Things to Do

Swissotel Merchant Court features a freeform swimming pool amid landscaped surroundings. The hotel's Amrita Spa houses a two-level fitness center, an aerobics studio, and nine treatment rooms.

A nine-hole golf course and driving range is about 2 km (1.5 miles) from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

The Amrita Spa is spread over 512 square meters (5,490 square feet) and includes nine treatment rooms, an outdoor spa tub, a two-level fitness center and an aerobics studio. It also has a manicure and pedicure station, private consultation area, and landscaped garden. Click the link(s) below for more details.

In Sanskrit, amrita refers to the magical elixir of eternal youth. Spa treatments are dedicated to the philosophy of total body wellness, based on treatments and products designed to stimulate the spiritual union of mind, body, and soul. Signature treatments include Ayurvedic therapies, water therapies, and spa ritual packages.

Purva Karma (1 hour, 20 minutes): SG$190 (US$130)

Incorporates a sequence of traditional techniques, a gentle massage treatment concentrating on specific body points using warm therapeutic oil to induce deep relaxation.

Fee may not include tax and is subject to change without notice.

Shirodhara (40 minutes): SG$80 (US$55)

Process of running a fine stream of warm oil onto the “third eye”. Calming to the mind and body. Incorporates a gentle head massage. Suited for treating sinusitis and insomnia.

Fee may not include tax and is subject to change without notice.

Cleopatra Milk Bath (55 minutes): SG$100 (US$68)

Includes body exfoliation, hydrotherapy bath, and body lotion.

Fee may not include tax and is subject to change without notice.

Ultimate Amrita Spa Sanctuary (3 hours, 15 minutes): SG$300 (US$206)

Treatment combines a mineral salt scrub and anti-stress massage with a luxurious aroma facial. Also includes an express manicure and pedicure.

Fee may not include tax and is subject to change without notice.

Jet Lag Solution (2 hours): SG$180 (US$124)

Dedicated to busy executives, this package includes a relaxing hydrotherapy bath and an anti-stress back and neck massage to recharge energy. A de-stress facial is also included.

Fee may not include tax and is subject to change without notice.

Aroma Harmony Facial (1 hour, 20 minutes): SG$130 (US$89)

A relaxing facial incorporating the use of essential oils.

Fee may not include tax and is subject to change without notice.

Deluxe Pedicure with Paraffin (1 hour, 15 minutes): SG$100 (US$68)

A soothing vitamin enriched treatment to moisturize and nourish the feet. Includes cuticle and nail trimming, exfoliation, massage, paraffin mask, and application of nail polish.

Fee may not include tax and is subject to change without notice.

Spa Manicure with Paraffin (1 hour, 15 minutes): SG$90 (US$62)

Ideal for dry, chapped, and sun damaged hands. This hydrating treatment includes cuticle and nail trimming, exfoliation, massage, paraffin mask, and application of nail polish.

Fee may not include tax and is subject to change without notice.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

This property is undergoing renovation 9 AM-6 PM from Monday to Friday. Facilities including the pool and 24-hour fitness center remain available during this time. The spa is unavailable until January 2016. Renovation of the Swiss Executive Club Lounge and Swiss Executive rooms will finish in March 2016. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child under 13 years old stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Smoking is not permitted in any guest rooms at Swissotel Merchant Court. Guests who smoke in rooms will be charged a penalty fee of S$275 per incident.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: SGD 73.50 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

One child 13 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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