Was looking forward to the stay. Unfortunately things didn't take off on a good note because upon arriving at the hotel, we were told they didn't have a private carpark (surprising for a 5 star hotel) so our vehicle either had to be valet parked (S$40 for our stay, not reimbursable) or we had to park elsewhere. Being in the central business district, parking easily costs more than S$50 per day. Such an unnecessary cost to incur. We wished we'd known before driving there but who'd have thought a 5 star hotel wouldn't have a carpark that's free for its guests?
Reception staffs were polite, pleasant and helpful (though I didn't quite fancy the dyed & fancy hair on the bellman, call me traditional).
The room had many good things going for it (except for the size). I enjoyed tinkering with the iPad mini & iPhone for in-room appliances. Really fancied the sleek tv remote. Bathroom was small but well-appointed. Didn't like the shampoo & shower gel in glass bottles (though it's admittedly more eco friendly) simply because I'd experienced using the wrong toiletry because some punk guest before us switched the label around.
Location is good for those on business only because it's in the CBD. Lau pa sat (local food centre) is right next door so good food aplenty. Apart from Lau pa sat, it's completely deserted at night and on weekends. All shops/restaurants etc nearby are all shut so there's nothing to walk about. Leisure travelers should probably look elsewhere.
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