All posts tagged: Meritus Hotel & Resorts

REVIEW: Mandarin Orchard, Club Deluxe King Room

It’s been almost half a year since anyone in Singapore had a staycation, so when STB announced that staycations were allowed once again in Phase 2, many people made a beeline to make a booking at their favourite hotel, to make up for the lack of a overseas holiday. I was no exception. I made my searches, and the Mandarin Orchard deal caught my eye: A club room, breakfast and late check-out for under S$250 nett? Let’s check it out. In this post:• Introduction• The reservation• Check-in• The room• Top of the M• Afternoon tea• Evening cocktails• Breakfast• The facilities• Final thoughts Let’s face it: pre Covid-19, with the option of going overseas for a short getaway, plus the allure of many hotels in Singapore, the chances of choosing Mandarin Orchard for a staycation was hardly in order. During the times when tourists are flocking to Singapore, Mandarin Orchard typically commands a premium for its excellent location, despite its dated features. With over 1,200 rooms, this hotel was popular with Indonesian visitors, given it’s prime …

REVIEW: Langkawi Meritus Pelangi Resort

For those who love a good beach holiday, Langkawi is often not the top destination of choice. The Malaysian island resort is the lesser cousin of Southeast Asia’s myriad of beach destinations. Known as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi is a duty-free (more about that later) island, especially popular with domestic tourists and Middle East visitors. I had the chance to stay at the Meritus Pelangi Resort. Promoted as the ‘resort nearest to the airport’, the 35-acre resort is situation right at the northern tip of Pantai Cenang, or Cenang Beach.