A new addition to Singapore's trendy Chinatown, this monochromatic boutique hotel is a minimalist design lover’s dream. Situated inside a row of historic 1900s buildings that have been refurbished and brought back to life by design studio Spacedge, Hotel Mono offers the perfect mix of old and new.

With its clean minimalist aesthetic and modern design, Hotel Mono brings another level of style as one of the newest additions to Singapore's booming Chinatown precinct.

Located on the historic Mosque Street and taking up a row of six shophouses from the 1900s, the 46-room Hotel Mono is the work of local Singaporean studio, Spacedge Designs. Owing to the peculiarities of the original floor plans, no two rooms are the same. There is, however, a striking black and white theme throughout that’s anchored by a black metal bar that loops through each room and doubles as a light fixture and thoughtful coat hanger.

The designers, Spacedge made sure to keep some of the original details of the building where possible, like the original 1900s Rococo windows. Besides some nude wood and pink accent colours in the bathrooms, you'll see that the hotel is pretty much completely black and white.

Due to the conservation restrictions that came with rennovating the historic buildings, it means there are no facilities onsite – not even a restaurant – but this is hardly a problem given the hotel’s close proximity to the smorgasbord of street food that Singapore is famous for at nearby Maxwell Road Hawker Centre and the upmarket eateries in Ann Siang Hill.


  • 24-hour front desk 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning Air conditioning
  • Essentials Essentials
  • Heating Heating
  • Wi-Fi (free) Wi-Fi (free)
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This particular room comes with a lofted bed
Interior of one of the black and white rooms
Some rooms come with a loft bedroom
Interior of one of the black and white rooms
Interior of one of the rooms in the hotel
One of the family sized rooms in the hotel
Entrance and hotel reception
The modern and minimalist interiors
Some bathrooms come with a pop of color
The stunningly stark, white bathroom


The hotel is located right in the middle of Singapore's Chinatown. Historically an enclave for Singapore’s Chinese immigrant population, the Chinatown of today is much-loved, by locals as well as visitors, for its blend of old and new, with historic temples and traditional medicinal halls sitting alongside bold new bars and trendy lifestyle shops.

How to get there

Hotel Mono is only 240meters from the Chinatown MRT Station. From there you can connect easily to most other corners of the island nation, including Changi International Airport. This means the hotel makes the perfect spot to stop for a quick layover or even a longer stint if you want to get to know this wonderful city a bit more.

Address: 18 Mosque Street, Chinatown, 059498 Singapore, Singapore

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$99 /night