Great hotel with a great view..
...is none other than Swissotel The Stamford in Singapore. We stayed here back in May when we visited Singapore briefly. For such a great view plus great rooms, I was surprised to find that Swissotel The Stamford offered very competitive weekend room rates. We booked online and paid S$260++ per night for a classic room. Since I applied for the complimentary Swissotel Circle Card, we automatically got upgraded to the Swiss Advantage Room.
And wow, I was totally impressed with the view when I stepped into our hotel room. It had a great view of the Marina Bay Sands as well the Singapore Flyer. (funny how nowadays you look on other 5-star hotel's websites and they always sell their rooms with a view of MBS). The room had a small balcony as well, so of course, we went outdoors and took some shots with and of the beautiful skyline.
Swissotel The Stamford is one of the tallest buildings in Singapore, as well as one of tallest hotels in Southeast Asia
The room was spacious (34m²), very clean and nicely appointed. I found the king-size bed very comfortable (so comfortable that I had a long lie in the next morning). All Swiss Advantage Rooms comes with complimentary wifi for 24 hours too ;)
Work station with ergonomic desk chair and LCD TV
There is a coffee machine in the room, with 3 Nespresso capsules which Hubby enjoyed. I on the other hand, enjoyed the quality TWG Tea provided.
Me and the gorgeous Singapore skyline
Table lamp detail
Swimming pool. There is also a fitness centre and spa but we did not have time to visit any.
The hotel has many dining options, including Equinox Restaurant and JAAN on the 70th floor. They have this super-fast elevator which brings you up to the top in mere minutes. Since JAAN was closed due to the public holiday, we didn't get to dine there on this trip but we did on our following trip (it was amazing btw! - you can read our review of JAAN here). Anyhow since we were staying in the hotel, we went up to Level 70 to get a panaromic view of Singapore. Indeed this is where you can get one of the best views of Singapore.
Singapore National Museum on the right corner
Merlion and The Fullerton
St.Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore
Another shot of Marina Bay Sands, this time from Level 70
Swissotel The Stamford is located on Stamford Road with City Hall MRT operating right below. It is also directly next to several shopping malls such as Raffles City and City Link Mall. Orchard Road is just 2-3 stops away on the MRT.
Some artwork in Ode to Art next door
War Memorial Park
This marks the last post from our May Singapore trip. Moving on to July's trip next ;)
Verdict: I would not hesitate recommending this hotel to anyone visiting Singapore. The location is fantastic, rooms are spacious and nicely appointed and the views are great! Do book online as they have many special advantage such as early check-in, late check-in or complimentary upgrades.
Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here.
Room rate: We paid $260 for classic room, but we got a complimentary upgrade to Swiss Advantage Room.
Location: Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882.
Tel: +65 6338 8585
Nearest MRT: City Hall
*All photos taken with iPhone4S.