I was on a short holiday in Singapore with my husband, and at the last moment we decided to extend our stay. The hotel we were staying at was full for the extra nights, and so were most of the other hotels we tried (we looked at quite a few!). We stumbled upon Hotel Fort Canning by chance on the internet and decided to give it a try, despite the negative reviews we saw, as at that point we did not have any other option.
From the moment we arrived at the hotel, it became apparent that we would be getting our money’s worth. As an unexpected bonus, we were upgraded to a Premium Luxe room as the hotel was full. The room was great – the décor and design were both tasteful and luxurious; the bed was extremely comfortable and the ‘pillow menu’ was a nice touch! The hotel staff were extremely courteous and helpful throughout our stay. Breakfast at the Glass House was also quite good, and all in all we really enjoyed our time at the hotel.
The only downside would be the walk to/from Orchard road. While it is not far, the route is quite steep and cuts through a parking lot and across the road to Dhoby Ghaut station. Actually, getting to Orchard road is easy as the hotel provides shuttle transport to ION Orchard and Takashimaya SC; the difficult part is getting back (as there is no return shuttle). For shopaholics like us, climbing up the hill back to the hotel was quite hard, especially considering we were laden down with shopping bags! For more senior guests I would recommend just taking a cab.
All in all, I think that the problems mentioned in the earlier reviews have been sorted out. Given the hotel is quite new, I would say that those were probably just teething problems. The hotel is great and certainly worth a visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by the lush greenery of a historical park, the heritage Hotel Fort Canning offers a discreet sanctuary of calm in the vibrant city and an epitome of style and modern comfort in each of its 86 guestrooms and suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Fort Canning Singapore