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REVIEW: One Farrer Hotel, Skyline Room

Let’s face it: when you are a local resident, a staycation in the heart of Little India is never top of mind. Why nest in the heart of a heritage site when one has plenty of choice in the Marina district, waking up to a view of the iconic Singapore skyline? While Little India is home to many backpackers hostels and smaller, independently-run budget hotels, many newer, more upscale hotels have also found their roots in the area in the last decade or so, including One Farrer Hotel. In this post:• About the hotel• Booking & check-in• Car parking• The room• Skyline Lounge• Lunch• Afternoon tea• Evening cocktails• Breakfast• The facilities• Final thoughts Truth be told, while the hotel opened to much fanfare back in 2014 as a premium medical facility in a bid to boost medical tourism, it didn’t appeal as a choice for a staycation. Room rates were sky-high then for the location: imagine a $200++ rate for a base-level room? Madness. Six years on with Covid-19 in the air, the hotel was …

Conrad Centennial to reopen from 16 Dec 2020, rooms on sale from S$239 nett

Hilton has launched the “Hilton Dream” sale; Hilton Singapore rooms are also available from $201 nett Conrad Centennial has joined the long list of hotels approved to receive leisure guests. From 16 Dec 2020, the hotel in the Marina area will reopen its doors to leisure guests once again after being shut for nearly three quarters of the year. Changes to lounge operations While the hotel will welcome guests, Executive Room guests and Hilton Honors Diamond Elite members will have to contend with some changes to operations, according to the hotel. Conrad Centennial will only operate one lounge at Level 31 when it reopens on 16 Dec. The poolside lounge at level 4 will be closed until further notice. The Level 31 lounge will be opened from 3pm to 10pm daily, serving both afternoon tea and evening cocktails at the following hours: Afternoon tea: 3pm to 5pm Evening cocktails: 6pm to 8pm According to the hotel, afternoon tea will be consist of sandwiches and cakes served to the table on a stand, with coffee, tea …

REVIEW: InterContinental Singapore, Club Deluxe Room

Excellent top-grade hotel in the heart of the city, boasting timeless interiors and five star service. I fell in love with the InterContinental brand since my first stay back in 2018, so I was always looking forward to snag another stay at this excellent property. The price for a Club room has always been a little prohibitively high, so I was pleased when they dropped their prices owing to a slowdown in international travel earlier this year due to Covid-19. In this post:• Introduction• About the hotel• Location• The booking process• InterContinental Ambassador programme• Checking in• The room• Club InterContinental Lounge• Afternoon tea• Evening cocktails• Breakfast• The facilities• Dining options• Final thoughts The hotel InterContinental is IHG’s flagship brand and marks the pinnacle of hospitality within the group. While there are some other upmarket brands that the Group has acquired over the years, it is almost certain that the best experience still came from the InterContinental brand. InterContinental Singapore opened its doors more than two decades ago, in 1995. The hotel houses 403 rooms and …