Hotel Review: The Daulat @ Rochor – A Cosy Haven in the Heart of Singapore

The Daulat is a boutique hotel, which caters to both business and leisure travelers with an amalgamation of modern contemporary design with a rich architectural history. “Daulat’ is a Persian term generally associated for royalty, and is normally defined as vibrant and active.


Tucked away in a quiet street of Little India, The Daulat is a stone’s throw away from Little India, Bugis and Rochor MRT. A short five minute walk and you have the entire cultural district right at your footsteps!  Rich in architecture, culture and history, the area surrounding this lovely hotel is a feast for the senses.

One of the perks of staying in The Daulat is you get to enjoy free flow soft drinks anytime of the day! You know what comes to mind? Get a bottle of whiskey for accompaniment during your stay here and your mixers are settled.

The Daulat has a couple of room variations for you to choose from – Superior, Dulex, Loft and Loft Suite. From $150/night onwards, you and your loved ones can do an affordable staycation in this new property.

For those who enjoy staying in lofts (like myself), The Daulat is probably one of the best kept secrets in Singapore! I especially liked the loft room (23m2) here because of its wooden flooring and white-washed brick walls, making it homely and welcoming after a long day.

The Daulat also aims to encompass all the cultural elements of this district by transforming a historical and traditionally premise to be infused with modern architectural finishes, facilities and décor.

Our bed was snugly tucked on the second floor of the loft, well-furnished with thick blankets and Persian-inspired pillows. Do you know that “Daulat” means royalty in Persian? This is how we felt when we saw the 42 Inch Flat Screen Smart TV right beside our bed, allowing us to enjoy a movie in the comfort of our blankets.

For those who love to take photos “for the ‘gram”, you would be in love with the white brick walls.

Besides the bed, the loft room also has plenty of space for lounging about. Every room is also furnished with a Nespresso machine and Twinnings teapot for you to indulge in afternoon tea. There are also nespresso capsules and teabags provided. 

The Daulat also has its own rooftop swimming pool with an underwater sound system.  There are also plenty of lounges and couches beside the pool if you prefer to relax and sun bathe.

The Daulat also provides two bicycles for their guests to explore the vicinity with, but it is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so it really depends on your luck!

Guests will also be entitled to a fuss-free breakfast, where you will be served with toasts, eggs, cereals, breads, milk,fresh juices and fruits.

We also had the privilege to dine at the Santap. Meaning “to eat” in Malay, Santap is a new in-house Halal cafe situated on the first floor of The Daulat. Santap’s menu features healthy clean eats, such as rice bowls, pizzas and sandwiches.

We got to try the beef bowl ($15), which proved itself as one of the more popular dishes in Santap. The beef bowl base is made of cauliflower florets and wholegrain brown rice, topped with alfalfa, red daikon and spinach. Diners can choose from salmon, lamb, shrimp, beef or portobello mushroom. Of course, the perfectly cooked slices of beef didn’t disappoint!

We also had the privilege to try their new dessert: the apple crumble which was warm and not too sweet, just to our liking!

Having dinner at Santap was a cherry on top of our cake during our staycation. Its pleasant and heart-warming vibe allowed us to dine comfortably, making it a good round up to the day. The food served is also reasonably priced, so you can check them out even if you are not staying at The Daulat. Given its relaxing alfresco dining space, Santap is also a great choice to laze and watch the world go by.

With all the amenities provided within the hotel, you might be tempted just to stay indoors for your entire staycation.  While that is definitely an enticing option, you can consider exploring the nearby areas as well! There are murals along Kerbau Road which makes it an ‘instagrammable spot’, The hotel is also near the Little India Arts Belt and Deepavali festival lights along Serangoon Road. It is also walking distance to Indian Heritage Centre and just minutes away from Chinatown.

The Daulat is a prime spot for exploring your little homeland. Why not spend a weekend away from home soaking up some Singapore culture!

The Daulat

16 Madras St,

Singapore 208413

Nearby MRT: Rochor, Bugis

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