What is the appearance of the hotel? Check the entrance and reception
If you go from the station to the hotel, the entrance is behind the hotel building. As there is a signboard of the hotel in front of the hotel, it is easy to find it.
Hotel entrance. If you go in from the station side, you will have to walk through the restaurant to get to the front desk.
The entrance seen from the front desk. The lighting in the lobby is dark. It’s more like a business hotel than a family-friendly hotel.
There were many brochures placed beside the front desk.
Front floor elevator hall
Inside of the elevator
Elevator floor number button
Guest room floor elevator hall
Guest room floor corridor
What is the Deluxe Room like?
Guest room door
You enter the room using a card key.
As I entered the room, there was a bathroom on the left side, and next to that was a full-length mirror.
Guest room is modern and is stylish. It is narrow, but it is clean and easy to spend time in the room.
The bed mattress is thick and comfortable to sleep on. The pillow was just right.
There was a TV opposite the bed. The positioning of the TV was good even when laying on the bed.
There was a storage space under the TV.
There was a desk and a chair next to the bed and by the window.
On the desk, there was a phone and a smartphone (unlimited 3G data, 10 local/international calls unlimited).
The bathroom seen from the entrance.
Many Singapore hotels do not have a bathtub, but there was a bathtub at this hotel. It is a bathroom with a very clean feeling, but I thought that the bathtub was a little dirty. I was a little worried, but I filled the bathtub with water and soaked in the bath anyway. Hot water came out properly.
The water pressure of the shower was rather weak. There was no place to adjust the pressure.
The shower curtain is short, so when using the shower, the outside of the bathtub became flooded.
There was a weight scale on a small bench on the wall behind the toilet.
Amenities included shampoo, conditioner, body soap, body oil, toothbrush, cotton swab set, shower cap and so on. There is no razor. Stickers for shampoos and conditioners were put on to prevent the cap from opening. The toothbrush was a bit soft, so if you like a hard toothbrush, it is better to bring your own. There are no water bottles, but the tap water is clean. Singapore is hot all year round, so it would have been nice if there were water bottles to carry around.
The hair dryer was in the closet.
Closet and safe
The closet was next to the bed.
The closet is large, so there is a lot of space to put things in it.
Hangers, hair dryer and a safe were in the closet. There was no bathrobe, but if you ask for on they will bring one.
An iron and ironing board was in the closet, and it is very helpful for business travelers.
Mini bar and cafe
The cafe corner has an electric kettle, 2 cups and tea pack from Sri Lanka’s famous tea maker Dilmah. There was Earl Gray, green tea and chrysanthemum tea. There was also coffee powder, sugar and creamer. The electric kettle was clean on the inside. The mug was covered with paper so that it won’t get dusty.
Below the cafe corner is a storage space.
There was nothing inside.
There is a refrigerator hidden behind doors as well. There was nothing inside.
Restaurant in the hotel
I had a breakfast buffet at a restaurant on the first floor.
Various dishes are lined up.
You can also have a warm meal.
They will cook fried eggs in front of you.
I had croissants, sausages, baked beans and a salad.
Seating in the restaurant
There is a pool on the third floor.
There are many palm trees on the pool side, and you can feel the southern country. There are also chairs and a table around the pool. There are also a bath towels prepared next to the pool, so there is no need to bring a bath towel from the room. The pool itself was not big. Only a few people can swim in it, so when I swam with another person, we took turns. There is also a Jacuzzi next to the pool.
There is also shower room and a toilet for pool guests only. It was very clean.
Shower room door
There was also a gym.
Inside of the gym
Environment around the hotel
There is an area called “Rochester Park” near the hotel, and there are several stylish restaurants. There is a stylish Italian restaurant. There is also a large lawn near the hotel, so I recommend taking a walk there.
Staff & customer base
The service level of the hotel staff is normal. There were no bad people. When I met the staff in the hotel, the staff treated me well. In addition, I once saw her smiling and talking to a child.
There are many offices around the hotel, so I think that there are more business travelers staying than tourists. There were many people in their 30’s and 40’s. I did not see many children.
From Changi Airport, you can go to the nearest station from the hotel (Green Line Tozai Line). It takes about 45 minutes from the airport to the nearest station, Buona Vista Station. You can see the hotel from Buona Vista Station. It takes about 5 minutes walk from the station to the hotel. There is a covered walkway so even if it rains you will not get wet. Singapore is a safe country, but I think the area around the hotel is particularly good. There are few houses and there are more offices around the hotel.
There are many dining options in the nearby shopping mall. You can enjoy a wide range of dishes including Japanese food, Italian and fast food. It is about 30 minutes by MRT to the city area.
The hotel was very clean, so I was able to spend time slowly without feeling any stress. It was full, but I was not worried about the noise of the room. However, the elevator was crowded because there were a large number of guests. What I particularly liked was the breakfast. The breakfast room is fashionable as it is used as a restaurant at night. You can choose between a table in the restaurant and a table outside. If you order outside, they will cook you egg dishes.