Naumi

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Address: 41 Seah Street, , SINGAPORE, 188396, Singapore

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.2

A wonderful city retreat with a surprise view from the rooftop infinity pool.

Naumi is a small design hotel situated in the heart of Singapore’s central business district. This a hidden city retreat aimed at the style conscious, without being pretentious.

Location
4.4
90%
Eating/drinking
3.9
90%
Leisure facilities
4
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

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.

Leisure facilities

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.

Service

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.

Price advice

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. 

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nightlife
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing
  • 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)
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