This is the 2nd hotel I tried for my recent trip in Singapore.
Location is much better than Wangz Hotel because it's less than 5 min walk from Outram Park MRT station.
First impression was good, as our room was ready even it was at 10:XX which was quite early in the morning. Due to certain connection, I was glad to be upgraded to "the most expensive room in the hotel" as the front desk claimed. She then showed up to the room and introduced a bit.
The suite on L4 was quite impressive in terms of design, with lots of "Double Happiness" words in Chinese all over the room. It seems like it was for a couple I believed?
There were two bathtubs in the open bathroom (though with a bit funny face on the wall). Bed was lifted up so we had to climb up the ladder for the bed which was quite a new experience for us.
After spending a day out, we returned to the hotel in the evening. We asked for newspaper at the front desk, who informed me that it was already placed in the room. However, when we got to the room, there was none. I called and asked if they had a spare copy. Unfortunately, they told me there was only one copy left in the lobby and asked me to go down and read it.
Consider it was already 21:XX at night, I did not see anyone (or one or two like me) would ask for the newspaper. I wondered why they did not send me the last copy instead of leaving the newspaper idle for the rest of the night. It's the matter of flexibility of service. If they did send me a copy and there was another guest asking for it, would they try to look for one somewhere else? So I was a bit upset about "NO" in the first place.
Later when my partner wanted to have a shower, she found out there was no hot water. Just before I was going to ask, I found the switch for hot water. What? I have never stayed in a hotel which I have to turn on the heater before shower. It made me feel like staying in a hostel, given that I was paying for around SGD300++ for a room.
With the heater on, we would like to try the double bathtubs, however, no hot water was available after 15 min. At the end, we gave up this idea.
After shower, we would like to watch DVD since I saw there was DVD player in room. Unfortunately they did not have any for rental when I called, so I needed to use my mobile to watch the TV drama for the night.
The next morning, we tried the infamous Majestic restaurant for breakfast. Maybe it was complimentary, the selection was a bit small.
Later, we went to try the pool, though not big, we were quite pleased to swim there.
Overall, it was quite good to try this hotel since it's something special compared with other traditional hotels. If they can solve the problem of water heater, this hotel would be on my recommended list.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed in a traditional conservation shop house located in the heart of Chinatown, the New Majestic Hotel features an emphasis on strong design, local culture and the Arts.From the open concept period-inspired lobby with restored vintage Compton fans to the dramatic pool with glass inserts floating above the restaurant, to the selection of period colonial furniture from Singapore in the 1920s- 1960s, New Majestic Hotel is a stunning and eclectic mix of heritage chic.Each of the New Majestic's 30 rooms is different, from the mix of vintage and designer furniture through to the customized baths. Room highlights include suites with private gardens, attic style rooms with loft beds in six-meter high ceilings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Majestic Hotel Singapore
- New Majestic Hotel Singapore
- Hotel New Majestic