This is the first time I've stayed in such art-inspired boutique hotel, where all the rooms have "themes" and are different to one another. It's quite an interesting concept, actually. I got the "Liquid" room, which is spacious and has a really futuristic design. I suppose it was an upgrade from the "Aqua" room I originally booked. The room faces the small pool, which I think is more for decoration than for swimming. Insulation could've been better, because I could hear clearly any sound from the pool (lucky it was not facing the street).
The official check-in time is rather stingy at 4 pm, and really my room was not ready until very close to 4 pm. I just arrived in Singapore after a long flight from Paris, so the first thing I wanted to do was to get a refreshing shower. The reception staff did not ask anything (e.g. how was your journey?), nor did they made suggestions to wait in the lounge or have lunch at the restaurant (which I probably would have done, rather than walking around in the heat). I did not feel the welcome was good enough. Furthermore, I had to fly out early the next day (even no time for breakfast), so in the end I felt that I did not get enough value for the money. That said, the evening and night/morning staff were great - helpful and all smiles.
I like the location of this hotel, away from the hectic atmosphere of shopping malls (there's a different feeling of hectic at the Chinatown nearby, but that's OK). It is close to the Outram Park MRT, which is quite handy. Also, this hotel is exactly next door to the highly acclaimed Restaurant Andre, which I did not have the opportunity to try this time, but may consider if I visit Singapore next time. When I do, I wouldn't mind staying at New Majestic again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed in a traditional conservation shop house located in the heart of Chinatown, the New Majestic Hotel features an emphasis on strong design, local culture and the Arts.From the open concept period-inspired lobby with restored vintage Compton fans to the dramatic pool with glass inserts floating above the restaurant, to the selection of period colonial furniture from Singapore in the 1920s- 1960s, New Majestic Hotel is a stunning and eclectic mix of heritage chic.Each of the New Majestic's 30 rooms is different, from the mix of vintage and designer furniture through to the customized baths. Room highlights include suites with private gardens, attic style rooms with loft beds in six-meter high ceilings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Majestic Hotel Singapore
- New Majestic Hotel Singapore
- Hotel New Majestic