Most tourist attractions and shops are within walking distance and the famous Raffles hotel is next door. Bugis MRT is a short walk away and it only takes 20 minutes to get to Changi Airport. Some taxi drivers might have trouble finding this hotel, despite it being opened for a number of years now - but I found if you could say ‘Seah Street’ with the right accent, this usually did the trick.
I loved the fresh clean lines and contemporary design of the rooms here. The premier rooms are on the small side, but the next level up – the deluxe room – is vastly bigger with a separate sitting area. All rooms come with an iPod docking station and Nespresso coffee machine. The sixth floor is women-only, where the rooms come with a premium toiletries bag and hair straighteners.
The lobby and lounge area is a quiet sanctuary from the busy streets of Singapore. Guests can enjoy the origami garden-inspired motifs, reclining in the designer furniture, while watching the streets outside through the full-length glass windows.
Eating and drinking
The Lounge Bar doubles as a casual dining area, offering healthy Asian and Western à la carte dishes as well as a set lunch and dinner menu. But for a fraction of the price, you could pop out to any of the local eateries down the same street.
The skinny infinity pool has a wonderful view of the Singapore skyline. Though there is no dedicated bar or attendants around the pool area, tapas and beverages can be ordered via the phone. There’s a small gym area as well as a dedicated yoga room.
Guests are assigned a Naumi aide on arrival, a staff member dedicated to your every need – I found they were best utilised to bring XBox or Wii consoles to your room.
Who stays there
Hip young holiday makers and business travellers.
Free WiFi and complimentary non-alcoholic mini bar are included in the room price, which isn’t a bad deal. The premium rooms are on the small size, if your budget allows, I’d upgrade to a deluxe room for almost double the space.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Great views / scenery
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Women only floor
- Free non-alcoholic mini bar
- Wonderful city view from the infinity pool
- No dedicated staff assigned to the pool area (though drinks could be ordered by phone)