Chinatown Chic at the Naumi Liora: Gourmet Chick in Singapore

Why doesn’t every hotel have an unlimited lollie, snack and ice-cream bar? It’s a question I found myself asking after staying at the Naumi Liora hotel right in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown.  It was so nice to come back to this beautiful boutique hotel after sightseeing and get a snack or decent coffee.


Not that MTV and I ever had an empty stomach for long given that Naumi Liora is perfectly located for Singapore’s best eating and drinking locations with the famous Maxwell Food Centre just around the corner.

Lollies galore!

Housed in a beautifully restored pumpkin and white coloured 1920’s Pernakan style colonial building the Naumi Liora has a sense of history while being thoroughly modern. The heritage building means that rooms are small but they’ve got everything you need including a cocoon like bed, C.O. Bigelow toiletries from New York, free wifi throughout the hotel and an in room Nespresso machine for that essential morning coffee.

Compact but cosy rooms at Naumi Liora
Compact but cosy rooms at Naumi Liora

MTV and I stayed in a Liora Porch room which comes with its own outdoor terrace but the standard rooms have all the same amenities. The terrace did come in handy for sitting outside and tucking into our lollie and ice-cream stash on a typically steamy Singapore night.

Our beautiful terrace
Our beautiful terrace

Gourmet Chick was invited to stay at Naumi Liora for one night and liked it so much she paid for another night.


Details: Naumi Liora,  55 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089158 (Ph +65 6403 6000) 
Damage: Pricey. Rooms start at SGD$380.

Gourmet Travel Tips

  • We flew to Singapore from Australia with Qantas using frequent flyer points so the cost was about $400 in taxes only.  There are some good deals to Singapore though so look around.
  • Taxis are really cheap in Singapore and plentiful plus the underground trains are brilliant.  
  • We enjoyed exploring the Chinatown area, visiting the spectacular Marina Sands, shopping in Haji Lane and going on Tony Tan’s food walking tour.


  1. I was here just this weekend! I agree that it’s a charming little hotel, but be thankful you got the terrace room. The windowless cheaper rooms really are too small (and it had a bung shower head). I’d give it another go, but would definitely spend extra for the room upgrade.

    Oh and the candy bar is such a great touch!

  2. Naumi Liora is gorgeous, stayed there last year for a few nights, was very nice 🙂 You should check out the original Liora next time, it’s a little more spacious and right behind the Raffles Hotel (so perfect to run off to for some Singapore slings!)

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