We would normally stay around City Hall area on visits to Singapore, either for work or pleasure, having been to the Swissotel Stamford and Fairmount hotels many times. Due to the Youth Olympics kicking off this area prices skyrocketed the weekend we were planning to pass through Singapore so we opted for the Swissotel Merchant Court. We found a gem as a result.
Entering the hotel you find lobby is deceivingly colonial in style. It feels a lot older than it is which is pleasant. Check in was swift and efficient. There’s a bar in the entrance area which was never more than 2 or 3 ppeople as we can in and out.Our room was smaller than the Swissotel Stamford rooms, but well equipped with good business features like fast internet and the bed was comfortable.
Location is hard to beat. There is a MRT station within 2 minutes walk, Clarke Quay is across the river and literally seconds away, but the noise if not obtrusive. It is an easy walk to the financial district with good local food stalls en route, or you can go for the more expensive and cosmopolitan options in Clarke Quay – or Boat Quay if you go slightly further.
The bath room is small and probably dated now with a combi bath/shower. Some refurbishment is due.
This is a good hotel and certainly a good location for both business and pleasure trips. It is going to be on my list to stay here for work and pleasure in future.
- 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