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The Forest by Wangz
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   145A Moulmein Road, Singapore 308108, Singapore   |  
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Toronto, Canada
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“LOVE this place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Let's start with the staff. Every single one of them were attentive and courteous, professional without ever losing that personal touch. They knew our names when we walked in each day, for goodness sake. They asked us, not the other way around, what kind of help we needed the day before we checked out. They were wonderful, wonderful customer service professionals.

Then there was the room. The decor was lovely - fantastic actually. The place was spotlessly maintained during our stay every day, but the wonderful housekeeping staff.

The kitchenette was stocked with every tool a foodie needs to experience the local ingredients (I should mention, we're foodies - one of my partner's main goals in visiting the country at all was to play with S.E. Asian ingredients).

The hotel itself - the architecture was really quite fantastic. The pool was gorgeous, and the outdoor patio where we stopped for breakfast in the morning was just perfect. Also, the free breakfast was better than average, with someone ready to make eggs as ordered.

Location wise, I think if you're looking to experience real Singapore, you're in the right place. There's local food options at the next intersection, (hawker centres charging $2.80 onwards for a bowl of amazing noodles). That intersection is also an MRT (local subway) stop, two stops from downtown. There's a bank and a grocery store in the malls beside the subway.

We loved it, and will stay there again the next time we visit.

Room Tip: If you're the sort of person who packs a lot, try not to book a studio.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear droid_girl,

Thank you for loving our serviced residences. We are beaming with pride and joy knowing that another guest has left us fully satisfied with his accommodation experience.

We appreciate your support and look forward to your return soon.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We recently had the pleasure of staying seven nights in the lovely Forest by Wangz. When our taxi pulled up at the entrance we were immediately greeted by a welcoming member of staff who offered us both a bottle of cool water and quickly and professionally handled our check-in. He then took us to our room (room 305 - a lovely room at the rear of the property), and explained everything to us. Although we have stayed in many holiday apartments in Europe and Australia, this was our first in Singapore, and it was a top choice. Everything was so well laid out, the bed was comfortable in the extreme, the little kitchenette had everything you could want (except perhaps a sharp pair of scissors), the balcony was the perfect place to sit and enjoy a gin and tonic after a day seeing the sights of this fabulous city state. Location-wise, the Forest is great. This was our ninth trip to Singapore and the first time we have stayed in this area. The MRT is a short walk away, as are bus stops and a couple of good shopping centres.

Next time we are in Singapore for a stay of seven nights or more we will definitely be booking an apartment at the Wangz. Oh, and the staff? Absolutely delightful; they managed to make us feel that rare combination of valued guest and a member of family.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Geebee2,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent trip back to Singapore. We are delighted to have made an overall positive impression during your accommodation, making you feel valued and treated like family at the same time.

All of us look forward to your perfect 10th visit to our sunny island and hope to welcome you and your family back home.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Stayed for a week and enjoyed every minute of it. Lovely people, great service, good location, clean rooms and a very nice pool. Watch out for Sundays though, the staff get a day off and there's no breakfast! (Not really a problem as there are great coffee shops just up the road at Novena.)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear JohnBrann,

Thank you for your compliments on our property. As a serviced apartment, housekeeping and breakfast service are only offered from Mondays to Saturdays, excluding Sundays and local Public Holidays. We apologise for not being able to cover all your breakfast needs throughout your stay.

We appreciate your support and look forward to your return in the near future.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

All the positive reviews are true! Staff is friendly and personal, rooms are well designed, internet connection is fast enough, breakfast is good, location is convenient, etc. I stayed there for 7 nights and will definitively choose the same place another time!

Room Tip: Moulmein Road tend to have a lot of traffic in the morning. You may want to ask for a room away from...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear Kontiki2811,

We are humbled by your review and are delighted you had a memorable experience at our property. Please visit us again should your travels bring you back to Singapore.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Needless to say, so many excellent reviews cant be wrong and we can only add to the glowing comments. Luckily our stay in Singapore was for 7 nights, which allowed us to book The Forest by Wangz, since there is a 7 night minimum stay. We were very glad we did.

Our family consisted of 4 adults, so we booked an Executive 1 bedroom and a Studio. We found that the two rooms allocated to us both came off the same small foyer (rooms 406 & 406A), with an outer door to the foyer. This allowed us the ability to leave the individual room doors open at times during the day and just lock the foyer door, giving us a 2 room apartment.

Both units were very clean and well equipped. The decore is trendy modern, with a few unique touches. Be aware that the units are not large (we knew this before we booked), so you have to get used to where to put things. We found it easiest to totally unpack, rather than find spots to keep the suitcases available. Despite the size, the units are very serviceable, so no real issues.

All the staff with whom we had interaction were excellent. Keen to help if asked or just offer a pleasant smile if we seemed to know where we were going. The included breakfast was a bonus not normally provided in Singapore without charge. If you are asked at breakfast if you want pancakes or the "special" sandwich (not on the menu), say yes, as they are not available everyday, but well worth it. We were always met at breakfast with a smile and a question as to what was on our agenda for the day.

The Forest is well located just 500 metres from Novena Square (good food court and decent local shopping options). Its also an MRT stop on the N/S line, so easy to go anywhere. We also used the bus a lot, so we could actually see the scenery rather than be underground. Bus stops were no more than 100 metres from the Forest and the public transport system in Singapore is worldclass. As others have said, taxis are cheap by world standard if you dont want to use public transport (we preferred mixing with the locals on the MRT or bus rather than riding taxis), but you will need to explain where the Forest by Wangz is, as no taxi driver seems to realize its there due to its small boutique nature.

As others have said, stay here if your Singapore visit is 7days or more. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear FrozenAussie ,

Thank you for adding to the list of positive reviews for our property. We are happy you and your family enjoyed your week’s stay here and were also able to experience a taste of living in Singapore.

Despite being a boutique serviced apartment, we have considered the needs of certain guests who may require more than 1 room travelling with family. Therefore, flexibility in the design allows for configurations like yours. However, I would strongly recommend advanced reservations for this sort of requests which will be subject to apartment availability.

We truly appreciate your affirmation and recommendations, and the entire team looks forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband and I spent 8 nights at the Forest by Wangz and we were absolutely astounded by the friendly, courteous and helpful staff. The accommodation and facilities complemented the genuine warmth of the staff. All areas were fastidiously cleaned and well presented. The rooftop garden helped us relax even more in the evenings. This area is not to be missed along with the pool, gym and lounge/dining areas.There was plenty of room in the executive apartment and with Singapore's humid weather, a washing machine/dryer certainly came in handy. Even though the breakfasts stated 'continental', eggs and pancakes were cooked to order and delicious with all the other available food to eat. Even though we were there for a short stay, we got to know the staff and they helped us with hints, late checkout and information to make our stay even more enjoyable. Free wifi and free shuttles made life easier for us as well. Novena MRT station is only 2 stops from Orchard Road MRT. There is a bus even closer to the Forest that drives through to Sentosa via Orchard Road too. Novena is a large shopping centre with a supermarket, speciality shops and heaps of restaurants. We are certainly glad we stayed and would like to thank the wonderful staff for making this holiday a truly positive memorable one. We highly recommend The Forest by Wangz and will stay again.

Room Tip: I'd stay in the executive apartment again.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear Kay5000,

Thank you for taking time to write this detailed review. We are delighted you had a positive and memorable experience at our serviced apartment.

The team appreciates your business and kind compliments, and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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Kirchhellen, Germany
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I've stayed at the forest for r.a. three and a half weeks. Looking back this is the best residence I've ever stayed in.
What's making me so enthusiastic?! Everything. Hotel is well designed and modern. Pool is perfect for a cool down after a hot day. Gym is rather small but sufficient to do some exercises...rooftop lounge?! Great view and cozy furniture! Rooms are well equipped and very modern too. Breakfast was great specially the chefs egg combos are a good thing to start into the day!
But the point that makes the stay such memorable is the staff. From housekeeping to chef via front desk staff and any other person I missed...absolutely awesome. Always steady to help you with whatever you may ask and also fine with a little chat! The team makes the difference I'd say. A well trained team that knows how to make you feel home!
If I'll have the chance to come back to Singapore I'll definitely come back!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear paddi1985,

We are truly honoured by your high praise for our serviced residences and thank you for recognising our facilities and service. Reviews such as yours always make the team's hard work all the more worthwhile and meaningful.

All of us have enjoyed having you as our resident and eagerly look forward to your return in the near future.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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Address: 145A Moulmein Road, Singapore 308108, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Singapore
#1 Luxury Hotel in Singapore
#2 Business Hotel in Singapore
#3 Romantic Hotel in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Forest by Wangz 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE FOREST BY WANGZ is an exclusive 38-apartment boutique serviced residence offering flexible short term and monthly stays in the heart of Singapore. Ideal for the expatriate on project assignment or relocation, the residence is located just a short drive from the vibrant Orchard Road, the financial district and medical research hub at Novena.Offering comfortable, modern style accommodations including a separate open plan style living and dining area with a fully-equipped kitchenette, the residence also has excellent leisure facilities such as a fitness centre, an outdoor infinity-edge lap pool and a rooftop garden with spectacular cityscape views.Residents at THE FOREST BY WANGZ are pampered by a dedicated team providing attentive and discreet service as we invite all to stay inspired. ... more   less 
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