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“Nice boutique hotel with very friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Forest by Wangz

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The Forest by Wangz
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San Francisco
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30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice boutique hotel with very friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A small but nice little "boutique hotel" with many guests with longer stays. The main characteristic is that all staff are attentive and friendly and really seem to want to make your stay pleasant. Kudos to them!

The location is pretty OK. It takes around 7 minutes to get to Novena Square with its shops and MRT station; the MRT brings you directly to Orchard Rd and downtown. Still the hotel is pretty quiet (of course, we could not open the window :-). The building itself is in great shape; everything works and seems spotlessly clean, so also the rooms. Note: to make the room lighter and "airier", the walls to the bathroom are made of glass; parts of it, but not all, frosted, but still ... Not a problem for me; but be aware.

There is a also a nice pool and a small gym (did not try the gym).

One thing that could be better is the breakfast. Very limited choice (no ham/meat, no cheese except for cream cheese, and so on). The chef makes various versions of egg and bacon upon request, but I find it strange that in a culinary high-light like Singapore, the property serves breakfast only from the world's worst cuisine.

All in all, pretty happy with my stay and would be happy to go back next time I go to Singapore.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank csaba10
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Dear csaba10,

Thank you for taking time to write this review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the service, facilities and location at our serviced apartments.

Your feedback on improving our breakfast selection has been well noted. We had previously offered a few Asian delights at breakfast but the demand for these items was low thus we have since stopped it. Nonetheless, we value your comments and can see where you are coming from. The Management will be looking into how we can enhance the spread.

All of us at THE FOREST BY WANGZ look forward to your return in the near future.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Trip advisor reviews brought us here so expectations were high but realistic. It delivered after our 10 day stay. You get used to the small but excellently appointed rooms. Anyway who lives in the room, Singapore is great to see at night. We fronted Moulmein Rd and I found the traffic a bit noisy but it never troubled my partner.
As all the reviews point out service is excellent, and that really makes your stay enjoyable.
We loved the pool and the rooftop area, with its views and lounges.
Breakfast was excellent, all you need. The free all day coffee machine was a godsend.
It really is close to shops and the MRT, we used it each day.
Take a walk around the neighbourhood, with its medical buildings, churches and amazing temple along Moulmein Rd.
Security here is also great with staff discreetly checking doors, rooftop area etc, it was good to see.
We had a wonderful stay.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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6 Thank AdelaideShell
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Dear AdelaideShell,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful stay at THE FOREST BY WANGZ with us all. I am extremely happy that the team lived up to your high expecations during your recent accommodation experience.

Your generous compliments on the property facilities and amenities, the team’s service and the overall security are also much appreciated.

Please visit us again should your travels bring you back to Singapore.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We had a fantastic 8 day stay in Singapore, made very comfortable by our stay at the forest. A great little boutique hotel.

The rooms were bright, quirky, and exceptionally clean. Also a nice quiet ambience exists, which is hard to provide in a small property, close to the road. But it is very serene.

The 1 thing that stands out the most about this hotel though is the staff. They are all so friendly and helpful, from the cleaning staff to the kitchen staff, especially Gideon, who couldnt do enough for us at breakfast times, while engaging in entertaining conversations!! And to the guys at the front desk who smiled, chatted, laughed, and were very generous to us every day. You are all a credit to the hotel, and the owners are very lucky to have you all. Well done and keep up the good work. So to Danny, Macky, Gideon, Aisha, and the other guys whos names we cant spell, but you know who you are! We will see you again next time. Thanks for everything.

We will not hesitate in coming back to the forest next time we come to Singapore, and will recommend the hotel to friends and family.

Room Tip: Our room, which was a studio, was probably a bit small, but was ok for us, maybe best to go for the...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Matt196962
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Dear Matt196962,

Thank you very much for submitting such an encouraging review. The team is extremely elated to learn of your compliments for the service provided at the property and the Management concurs that the success of our serviced apartments is largely attributed to the staff.

It has been our pleasure serving you and your wife at THE FOREST BY WANGZ and all of us look forward to your return in the very near future.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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Perigueux, France
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

By choice our normal lifestyle is very tranquil and rustic and we therefore made our recent trip to visit our kids in Singapore with some trepidation. The 16 days we spent there turned out to be the most amazing and enjoyable experience and this was in no small part down to the friendly and peaceful atmosphere of the Forest By Wangz where we could relax and unwind after a hard days rushing around in the heat and humidity trying to cram in all the world beating sights and attractions on your doorstep in Singapore. The hotel was immaculate and beautifully laid out with the pool and roof top gardens being ideal places to relax, we only booked a studio room but it was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Due to the heat the air con was a godsend; as was the ability to wash and dry laundry very quickly for just a couple of quid if you didn't want to use the more expensive laundry service. ( we need not have taken so many clothes with us!) We looked forward each morning to the extensive breakfast buffet which was served by staff who could not possibly have been more friendly and cheerful, nothing was too much trouble for them and this was reflected throughout the staff from the cleaners to reception. The location is great as the MRT station is just 10 minutes walk away and from there everywhere is easily accessible. The MRT like the taxis are very cheap to use and very efficient. The kitchen facilities in the room were great but we soon realised that with the huge choice of places to eat out at unbelievably low prices (even at the big attractions) we only catered for ourselves on odd occasions. Finally the gym, although small, was well equiped and immaculate and we used it everyday. In short, if you asked me for a single negative about our stay at this hotel I could not give you one and this pretty much applies to our whole visit to Singapore.

Room Tip: I don't think there would be much difference.There are busy roads to front and rear but then you...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank MickTranter
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Dear MickTranter,

Thank you very much for writing this excellent review. We are honoured by your generous compliments and high praise.

It is comforting to know your trip here turned out much better than anticipated resulting from the environment and facilities our serviced apartment had to offer. I am sure your children enjoyed your company and appreciated the effort in travelling so far as well.

All of us at THE FOREST BY WANGZ look forward to your return should your travels bring you back for another visit.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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Curzay-sur-Vonne, France
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100 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

My grandchild was really excited to stay at The Forest, because the hotel has colorful design and furniture, it reminds him of his kindergarten. When we spent our holiday in Singapore, this hotel made me feel like sweet home. Hotel staffs were friendly and pleasant. Our room was unique, modern, cozy and comfortable. Hotel swimming pool was small, but clean and fantastic.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank ggodoa
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, May 11, 2014
Dear ggodoa,

Thank you for choosing to stay at THE FOREST BY WANGZ during your last visit. I am delighted to read of your pleasant accommodation experience, especially the fond associations of school for your grandson.

Please visit us again should your travels bring you back to Singapore this year.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

On arrival, after sitting in a massive traffic jam from the airport and I was still in the taxi to pay the driver when the reception staff (Macky) had already collected my suitcase from the taxi boot. When I fronted at the reception Macky is all smile and welcoming to process my check-in and by the time I've finished he'd already arranged for my suitcase delivered to the room. I had soon forgotten about the stress from the journey from the airport! All other staff also deserving of credit are OJ, Aisha, Aikee and Gideon the breakfast cook. Every one of them are so welcoming, helpful and friendly without being intrusive.

Amenities in the bathroom are of Japanese standard where toothbrush, disposable shaver, cotton buds, comb plus the usual toiletry product are basic supply in guest rooms, and there are all of these and the shampoo, conditioner and body lotion from Molton Brown!

It's a little walk from the hotel to the local trains which are excellent and I discovered the buses which service the road in front of this hotel but whenever I'm well organised the hotel's scheduled shuttle service with its friendly driver is a very good option.

Can I fault this place? Not really except it'll be nice to have an arm chair in the room (studio) as their chairs are hard resin ones but this is not a complaint, just something on the wishlist, if I may refer to it as one!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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6 Thank muziek33
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear muziek33,

Thank you for taking time to write this review.

It is indeed a delight to read all the positive experiences you had at our serviced apartment from the fuss-free check-in procedure to the friendly and helpful interactions with the staff and the diverse range of bath amenities provided.

The Management has taken note of your feedback on the room chair and will consider providing a softer seat during our future renovations.

Once again, thank you for your support for THE FOREST BY WANGZ and we hope to welcome you back again very soon.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I was on a temporary work assignment that was supposed to last 6 weeks but extended to 4 months. For that length of stay, you really want to be comfortable and the Forest really became my home away from home. The rooms are very modern and I never had a bad night in the bed, very comfortable. Breakfast was available 6 days a week which is a nice mix of fruit, yogurt, breads,cereal pastries, cook to order, eggs, omelets, hashbrowns, etc. and dim sum on select days. The rooftop deck is amazing for unwinding after a long days work with great city views. The pool is great for laps and the gym while small, has everything you need for a good work out. The staff by far is the best feature of this community. They are all so welcoming and friendly.
Small things to nitpick; Bottled water is left in the gym but it is never cold/refrigerated (on an island that averages 85 degrees every day of the year, that would be a plus), the apartment would often have gnat like bugs flying around even though I didn't have food out. (I think is a byproduct of living on an island). For extended stays I would opt for the one bedroom versus the studios. The studios don't have an oven for baking, a bathtub or in suite washer/dryer.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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6 Thank Lisa E
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WANGZhotel231, Public Relations Manager at The Forest by Wangz, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Dear Lisa E,

Thank you for taking time to write this review. We are very pleased to have provided you with a home-away-from-home during your extended overseas assignment in Singapore.

Your recognition for the team’s service is much appreciated and we will look into your comments regarding chilled bottled water. Please rest assured that we carry out monthly pest control and always maintain cleanliness throughout the property as the well-being of our residents is very important to us.

Once again, all of us at THE FOREST BY WANGZ appreciate your support and friendship, and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.


Best regards,

Wang Zhiling
Marketing & Communications Manager
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Property: The Forest by Wangz
Address: 145A Moulmein Road, Singapore 308108, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 215 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Forest by Wangz 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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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