Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hotel Review: Hilton Singapore, Orchard Road

Fly me to Singapore
Let me shop on Orchard Road
Let me eat macarons and cakes
In Antoinette and Canale
In other words, eat and shop
In other words, let's be happy

(sing to tune of Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra)
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During our visit in Singapore, we stayed in Hilton Hotel located on Orchard Road. Hotels in Singapore are terribly expensive when compared to KL, one night stay in the Hilton is about S$400 excluding tax. I did some survey and even the not-so-nice hotels are around S$200 after tax. Well, at least we were only staying for the night.

We flew in to Singapore via Tiger Airways, we booked at the very last minute and paid about RM170 each, after airport tax,service charge and convenience fees. The journey takes 50 minutes, and when you arrive at Changi Budget Airport, you can either take a taxi (20 mins), or bus or MRT (40mins). The hotel is located about 200m away from the Orchard MRT station located inside Ion Orchard building. It is also walking distance to all the main shopping centres on Orchard Road, so definitely very convenient. 


The moon was still out at 8am


Fluffy clouds


Lots of boats before we landed at Changi


We stayed in the Deluxe room with a king bed. The layout and furnishings are pretty similar to Doubletree by Hilton in KL. The bed was very comfortable, so much so that we overslept the following day! (LOL and also thanks to the very effective black-out curtains) Luckily we didn't have an early flight to catch.


Sofa (where I had my Antoinette macaron photoshoot LOL)

Desk

LCD TV

There is a bathtub/shower in the bathroom, and Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries are provided, a norm with Hilton hotel nowadays.


There is a shopping gallery at the lobby, housing some designer brands.

There is no free wifi in the room, but you can get up to 2 hours complimentary wifi at the lobby. In the evening, we sat and Instagrammed some photos while listening and enjoying the Jazz duo playing at the nearby hotel bar/lounge.

Hotel Lobby 

Some macarons at Checker's Deli (but we didn't try)


Heart-shaped chocolates


The hotel houses a few restaurants, Checkers Brasserie, Checkers Deli, Glow Juice Bar & Cafe, and il Cielo. Iggy's (voted no.1 in Singapore and Asia by The Miele Guide) is also located at Hilton Singapore, we tried to get in for lunch but they weren't open. And dinner was too expensive since they were only doing a tasting menu for S$275 each, ok maybe we will go when we have something special to celebrate next time.

Outside the hotel, we spotted quite a number of fast cars, Ferraris in particular.




Hilton Singapore is within walking distance to ION Orchard and the Orchard MRT.
Louis Vuitton Ion Orchard

Cool roof

Verdict: Comfortable enough hotel in a convenient location, if you plan to stay here, book in advance to enjoy earlybird discounts. 

Full set of photos available to view here.

Location: Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883.

Nearest MRT: Orchard

Tel: +65 6737 2233

Website: http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/SINHITW-Hilton-Singapore-hotel/index.do

*All photos taken with iPhone4S.

16 comments:

  1. Hilton! Now that's a sweet stay... on Orchard Road some more. :D

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    1. Yes, it's very convenient. Good for shopping!

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  2. The Singapore Hilton is definitely better than the PJ Hilton in KL...

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    1. LOL! Have never stayed in PJ Hilton so I have no idea.. but heard they are refurbishing all their rooms.

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  3. Love your macaron version of Fly Me To The Moon - I can already tell it will be stuck in my head and I'll be happily humming it all morning. :-)

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    1. Hehe I'm glad you liked it.. I thought of the song when I uploaded the photo of the plane wings and sky. ;)

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  4. Errr... Isn't this hotel that the groom committed suicide on his wedding day????

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  5. wow pretty clear pic from your phone ;)

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    1. Thanks! I was too lazy to bring my DSLR on holiday (too heavy to carry when I'm shopping) so the iPhone worked perfectly for me :)

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  6. i lurrrrrrve blackout curtains! at home in KL, i often end up waking up a little earlier than i need to because the sunlight is peeking through my bedroom curtains =)

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    1. I don't like having curtains in the house (doesnt go with the look I'm trying to achieve for the house) hence we always wake up when the sun comes up.

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  7. Must be expensive to stay here. Most hotels in SG are pretty expensive.

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    1. Yup, I agree, it's impossible to find a nice hotel in SG for under SGD200.

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