Definitely a lifestyle hotel the moment you walked into the spacious lobby. All marble, white, designer tables & chairs, art pieces that reflects the young and restless and technology. What captured my attention was the cool and jazzy music emitting from the 6 TV interactive screen that the hotel called the 'e-conceirge'. The whole set up reminds me of the hip and trendy London's Metropolitan Hotel minus the interactive screens.
The technology of iPad check-in was a plus factor though I still prefer the old fashion way. Service staff was polite and attentive and check-in took approx 10mins, the old fashion way. WIFI is complimentary and accessible throughout the hotel. This is most important for travellers like myself. I logged on and it was almost an instant albeit the password that is given at check-in. Staff are dressed casually in tees and I was informed the hotel recently open its doors August 11.
My room looks exactly like the photos on their web/FB pages and I am delighted. I had a Superior room with a view of the mall and a kid's playground. Spacious is the word for the rain shower. In fact, the whole bathroom is spacious and comes with a walk-in wardrobe. Forget about using your bathroom amenities because they are using Malin & Goetz products. Another plus. Set back, I could not locate a towel hook. No mini-bar was provided but a rather large refrigerator as they encouraged guests to purchase their personal items at the shopping mall which is just a few steps away. A wall kitchenette is provided plus microwave but I did not use it. Large HD TV with 29 channels and an iPod sound system was the best part of the room for me. Next to my room was a room called Spin and Play. I thought it was part of the access to the kid's playground. Instead it is a self-service laundrette that comes with another well thought room of electronic games and machines. I found out that each level has the same room with a different 'play area'. A plus!
The bed and it's linen was very comfortable. I slept well but was perturbed by an unidentified noise. I was told it was the aluminum frame cladding expansion and contraction as it is a new building and will eventually fade away. It wasn't that loud but still it was irritating.
The hotel have limited room service menu and decided to have a meal at the cafe. Prices were reasonably and a note of caution, the serving is American size portion!!! So shared if you can! The local food is delicious and value for money.
The gym, honestly, is the best gym, I have ever seen! Not too big nor too small but have the correct equipment for my needs. They even have a hydro treadmill (underwater treadmill) but sadly, it was under maintenance and they even have a sign to say when it will be ready for operations (Sept 15). Pool is standard like others. The pool equipment is unique especially the rocker chaise loungers. There is a pool bar but it never seems to be open.
The staff I have met and encountered during my stay gave me pointers on what to do in Singapore. They are always willing to help and would go the extra miles, however, not all would as they are either too shy or just not up to it.
I had a wonderful stay and would recommend this hotel to my friends as it is next to the train station, a shopping mall and a safe and comfortable hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed to meet the lifestyle needs of the digital generation, Capri by Fraser is a hotel residence that empowers its residents with a menu of intelligent services to choose the way they want to rest, relax and recharge. Urban inspired, high-tech and intuitive, Capri by Fraser's "always on" e-efficiency includes iPad-activated check-ins, interactive e-concierge, interactive walls, a Data Box and high-speed WIFI internet access. Its spacious studios, a total of 313, complete with fully equipped kitchenettes, allow more freedom of space than that of the average room. The option to cook any time of the day and play Kinect for Xbox 360 while doing the laundry provides a refreshing alternative to that of typical hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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