This hotel is in a great location on Clarke Quay and with the MRT station close by (great system). Chinatown is also only 2 blocks away. You can get good deals if Singapore doesn't have anything major on and I booked through an online site.
When I arrived they didn't have my booking and I don't know who's fault it was but I had the booking confirmation with me thank goodness, so it wasn't a problem. Good lesson there - always have a copy of your confirmation! I did have to take a lesser room though but I was on my own so a single bed wasn't a huge drama.
Breakfast was included and has a great variety which suit just about everyone. The hotel had both business and holiday guests and as expected in Singapore the staff were excellent.
Two issues though:
- wifi cost $15 for 24 hours which is way too much. Why isn't it free?? This is a hotel rip off. Of course Swissotel is not alone in this in Singapore. After Singapore I went to Cambodia and no issue with free wifi there.
- I also have a problem with lots of hotels (sorry to load it on Swissotel) - now favouring duvet bedding without even a separate sheet. Not everyone wants to sleep in an icebox so they don't overheat from the duvet. I understand it cuts down on housekeeping but sheets and blankets would probably cut down on air conditioning costs!
All this aside, Merchant Court is a very nice hotel, in a great area and I'd definitely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore offers the best of both worlds: a central-city location and resort-style ambience. The hotel is ideally located on the banks of the Singapore River, next to Clarke Quay Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station. Facilities including two award-winning restaurants, one contemporary bar, a resort-style swimming pool, 24-hour Fitness Centre and Purovel Spa & Sport, the region's first luxury Swiss spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Singapore
- Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore