I am half way through a two month stay at the M Hotel and so this is a ‘work in progress’ report. My last stay was at a serviced apartment but for cost reasons the company moved me to the M Hotel. The serviced apartment was great but I have to say that the M Hotel is much better for me.
One of the problems with the serviced apartment was that it was stuck in a residential enclave and so enjoying the delights of Singapore meant planning and taxis. The M Hotel is in a great location next to the Tanjong Pagar MRT station and so the whole of Singapore is within easy reach.
I had read some of the previous reviews and was a bit concerned about some aspects of the Hotel. All I can say is that four weeks into my stay I am absolutely delighted my company insisted I move to the hotel. Of course it’s ideal for my work being just a 10 minute walk from the office. I read about how ‘isolated’ it was in other reviews and was worried about being stuck in a dead financial district outside working hours. Actually it’s only a 10 minute walk in various directions to hawker centres, the MRT, shopping and Chinatown.
I’m staying in a clubroom floor so my opinions are based on what you get for this level of accommodation. I’ve read some reviews that talk about unfriendly service but I have never experienced this. The Club floor staff are absolutely wonderful and attentive but so are all the cleaners, the concierge, the reception and the restaurant(s) staff. Most don’t know I’m ‘club’ so I can’t be getting special treatment because of that.
I don’t understand the ‘Ikea’ comments in other reviews. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and I LOVE the huge work desk with all the power points and comfortable chair. I spend a lot of time working in my room and it’s great not to feel cramped or trying to work from a cramped workspace put in as an afterthought.
The club lounge is a delight and I love the attentive service at breakfast before heading to the office or the relaxing drink and snacks as I get back from the office. I’ve also used the 2000 restaurant, J Bar and Hokeido restaurant in the hotel and they were all good too. But although I am in Singapore on business I have many local Singaporean friends and I love the fact that the hotel is so centrally located that I can get to any part of Singapore by MRT or bus so easily. The danger of staying in a quality hotel like this is that you insulate yourself from the real Singapore. But even if you don’t know any locals yourself, the hotel staff are eager to share information on how to get to local or tourist attractions.
Maybe after another month I’ll have a different view but I can’t imagine why. I thought after my previous stay at a serviced apartment that I’d go back there but now I know that my return stay will be at the M Hotel.
No down sides? Well as some previous posts have said, the showers are a bit on the small side. I’d prefer they got rid of the baths and had a large walk in shower. But having said that, I’m no beanpole and the shower isn’t an issue for me. All I know is that after a month I have no negatives to report.
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