I stayed at the Forest for 11 days on business, and my wife accompanied me for the first seven. We both thought the place was great. It is not a traditional hotel, the main difference being that it serves breakfast only (excluding Sundays) and serves no other meals. There are however various restaurants and food outlets at the Velocity Mall (Novena) about 200 metres away. The rooms have a kitchen area including a fridge, hob, oven and microwave, so no problems with self-catering. Breakfasts are western food, cold buffet with eggs and pancakes cooked to order.
The staff are probably the friendliest and most efficient that I have ever encountered in all my years travelling on business. The place is not large or busy, and the attention given by the reception and breakfast staff is immediate and efficient. The room was spotlessly clean, and all the facilities worked well. In contrast to other Singapore hotels I have used, the room was also spacious, well lit, and the air conditioning was almost silent. So no problem with it disturbing your sleep. The rooftop lounge is lovely, with comfortable sofas and pleasant views across the rooftops. The pool is unheated, but that is not too much of a problem in the Singapore heat. It is also scrupulously clean.
The location of the hotel is not in the city centre. However, Singapore taxis are cheap and the nearest MRT station (Novena) is only 200 metres away at the mall. It is better located for the Zoo, Night Safari, East Coast, Airport and the Botanical Gardens than the downtown hotels.
All in all, the experience was marvellous, and I shall certainly use the place again for future trips.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE FOREST BY WANGZ is an exclusive 38-apartment boutique serviced residence offering flexible short term and monthly stays in the heart of Singapore. Ideal for the expatriate on project assignment or relocation, the residence is located just a short drive from the vibrant Orchard Road, the financial district and medical research hub at Novena.Offering comfortable, modern style accommodations including a separate open plan style living and dining area with a fully-equipped kitchenette, the residence also has excellent leisure facilities such as a fitness centre, an outdoor infinity-edge lap pool and a rooftop garden with spectacular cityscape views.Residents at THE FOREST BY WANGZ are pampered by a dedicated team providing attentive and discreet service as we invite all to stay inspired. ... more less
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