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Swissotel Merchant Court / Stamford Or Carlton ?

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Swissotel Merchant Court / Stamford Or Carlton ?

Hi All,

we are going to Singapore and will have a 3 y/o and 7 y/o. Looking at the following places? Any reco's preferences?


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1. Re: Swissotel Merchant Court / Stamford Or Carlton ?

These 3 have been discussed plenty on this forum, try a search. All are good options in great locations, you won't go wrong.

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all great choices.

The Carlton hotel - depends on which room category you book, in which wing of the hotel. The original wing superior rooms are a good size, but the decor is rather ordinary. Executive rooms are in the main wing also. Premier Rooms in the new Premier Wing are very nice - large, modern, lovely decor, and huge comfortable beds.

Swissotel the Stamford - similar location to Carlton. Connected to Raffles City Shopping centre and City Hall MRT station. Also, depends on room category booked. Harbour view would be lovely.

Swissotel Merchant Court is a popular hotel with families on stopovers. Great location again. Easy access to Clarke Quay MRT station.

I am sure you have already read the reviews and seen the photos of each hotel here on Tripadvisor. So, go for the best room category you can afford at any of these hotels. Locations are brilliant for sightseeing and access to dining venues.

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3. Re: Swissotel Merchant Court / Stamford Or Carlton ?

We have just booked the swissotel the stamford for Dec...fantastic customer services; our daughters bday so they have organised a cake and window seat at the equinox for high tea.

Like the idea of double beds x 2 my children to young for own room.

Stayed also at the merchant court was lovely but prior kids...

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4. Re: Swissotel Merchant Court / Stamford Or Carlton ?

we just got back from staying at the stamford for 5 nights with our 3 and 6 yr old had a harbour view room. they arent big but for 5 nights was fine. havent stayed anywhere else in singapore so cant compare though.

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5. Re: Swissotel Merchant Court / Stamford Or Carlton ?

hello, The Stamford and the Carlton are centrally located at City Hall. They are near Raffles City mall that is above City Hall mrt station. Marina Bay area is at walking distance and you can walk to underground to avoid the heat. The area is lively day and night.

The Stamford shares the outdoor pool with the Fairmont hotel. So there is one pool for 2 large hotels and it is not bigger than other hotel's pools.

Swissotel Merchant Court is in Clarke Quay by the river in the Night life area. The hotel is next Central mall with Clarke Quay mrt station attached to the mall. The area is quiet during the day aside maybe the mall; it comes alive in the evening when bars, restaurants and clubs on the other side of the river are packed with locals and tourists.

If you are worry about the noise at night you may try to get a room not facing the river.

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6. Re: Swissotel Merchant Court / Stamford Or Carlton ?

The most popular of the 3 seems to be Stamford.

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7. Re: Swissotel Merchant Court / Stamford Or Carlton ?

I would rank them in order of merit:

1. Swissotel Stamford - best location (being just above City Hall MRT), most luxurious

2. Carlton - great location too (2 minutes walk from City Hall MRT)

3. Swissotel Merchant Court (2 minutes walk from Clarke Quay MRT)

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8. Re: Swissotel Merchant Court / Stamford Or Carlton ?

Hi there,

We just returned from our family holiday with our 7, 5 and 1 year old. We stayed at the Swissotel Merchant Court, they have a good kids room deal available where you get the 2nd room for 1/2 price. Was in a great location with Central Mall across the road which was handy for dinner in the food court and breakfast pastries from Swissbake.

Their pool area with slides was a huge hit.

Have fun planning your holiday :)

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