Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hotel Review: Oasia Hotel, Sinaran Drive, Singapore

Our last trip to Singapore was a last minute decision, hence booking an affordable hotel room was a bit of a challenge. Swissotel The Stamford, where we stayed during our last trip and liked was fully booked for both days we were there. 

Oasia Hotel met all the criteria we were looking for - cleanliness, location and price! It is Far East Hospitality's newest hotel brand, less than 2 years old if I am not mistaken. Everything in the hotel was well-maintained, so it still feels brand new. 

The hotel is conveniently located next to Novena MRT station, which is 2 stops away from Orchard Road. Taxi from here to Orchard Road will take about 15 minutes and will cost less than S$10. Though the lobby was quite small, the staff was efficient and checked us in quite quickly. We booked a superior room for S$180++. Other rooms available here are deluxe room, club room and club suites. 

The hotel is also 1-minute walk from the Square2 and Velocity shopping malls, and leading-edge medical facilities such as Novena Medical Centre, Novena Specialist Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Mount Elizabeth at Novena Hospital.



Our superior room had a nice layout and design and was more than adequate for a comfortable stay. I was very happy with the condition of the room as well as its furnishings and amenities. The hotel definitely exceeded my expectations.

The king sized bed was very comfortable, plus the rooms are quiet at night, so we had a restful evening. The blinds and window shutters are electric operated ones, keeps the room nice and dark in the morning for a long lie in.



You can definitely enjoy a nice shower here, thanks to the powerful water pressure from the rain shower. There is a glass window whereby you can see through from the shower to the bedroom, but you can roll down the blinds and have some privacy. Nice that there is a bathtub (didn't expect that for S$180), had a really nice long soak the following morning.


Modern bathroom

Bath tub

The superior room is equipped with a Nespresso coffee maker with 3 capsules, and also Twinnings tea. They are nicely hidden behind a panel next to the 40" LCD TV.

Coffee/tea making facilities



We turned on TV and guess what we saw... my buddies, the sumo wrestlers! LOL.


Working area at the side


iPod docking entertainment system

Bathrobes

Enjoying the view from our room





We also went downstairs to the 8th Floor to The Oasis to check out the swimming pool and gym facilities. Next to the swimming pool area, is a wooden deck with garden setting (almost makes you feel that you're in a park). The 30m lap pool and jacuzzi was a nice and relaxing place, plus there were lots of deck chairs laid out (some with umbrellas and cabanas). There is also another pool on the 22nd Floor which is only available to Club Guests. There are 4 restaurants in the hotel, but we did not visit any of them.

Bamboo trees along the walkway towards the swimming pool


Decking area with garden on Level 8




You almost forget that you're on the 8th floor of a hotel



Swimming pool


Cabanas and deck chair


Chilling at the pool side before our Stone Roses concert :)


Fitness centre


Lights at Level 22, The Living Room (only for Club Guests)


Coffee in AM



Verdict: We loved our stay here at Oasia Hotel. The room rates are extremely affordable and the rooms are well-designed and beautifully appointed. Would not hesitate to return here and recommend this place to friends. 

Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here.

Room rate: S$180++ for superior room. Would be nice if complimentary Wifi is provided at hotel lobby.

Location: Oasia Hotel Singapore, 8 Sinaran Drive Singapore 307470.

Tel: +65 6664 0333

Website: http://www.stayfareast.com/en/hotels/oasia-hotel-singapore.aspx

Nearest MRT: Novena

30 comments:

  1. wonder I know how to use that high tech coffee machine or not, haha lol

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    1. Haha sure can! Very easy only, press 2 buttons and voila.. a cuppa coffee!

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  2. I like the huge window panel with nice city view. Not forgetting the swimming pool too ;-)

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    1. Yeah, very nice hotel indeed! It's one of the best ones we've stayed at in SG.

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  3. The hotel looks good, maybe next time when company send me to Spore for training, I can ask to stay here. Hehehe.

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    1. Hahaha if company pay, go stay near Orchard Rd. :P But this hotel is nicer than one of the 5 star ones we stayed, so really quite good lo.

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  4. I notice a lot of Sg hotels has the nice coffeemakers... :)

    Love the pic of yr Hubby on the bed watching the view.... and the Pool looked fabulous...

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    1. Hehehehe I like it in sepia... nice mood for the photo ;P

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  5. Oooo...very nice hotel. I've a hotel post coming up too in two days' time - 180nett...but ringgit! Hehehehehehe!!!!

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  6. Wow.. I used to stay at mirramar hotel in haverlock road for $195 but this hotel $180 definitely provide more amenities than mirramar hotel and worth the money! I luv the pool as well as the coffee maker !

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    1. Yea, for me this hotel was really good value for money. Most importantly the rooms are clean and comfortable.

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    2. too bad my company only allowed me to stay at Mirramar...but the japanese food (IKOI) in Mirramar hotel is really good SGD35++ ala-carte buffet!

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  7. oasia ... what an interesting name. at first i thought it might be a misspelling of oasis. and it sounded like it might almost be a backpackers' place, but the room and facilities look really nice. i'd happily stay here! :D

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    1. I think their motto something like "oasis away from home" that's why they have the bamboo and decking with garden on Level 8. An oasis.

      Yeah the room is really nice, better than another 5 star one we stayed at in SG.

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  8. I love hotel reviews as I love hotels! And yes really good blinds to help sleep are always appreciated! :D

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    1. Hi Lorraine, love reading your hotel reviews. We very rarely stay in hotels nowadays, it's definitely a nice treat.

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  9. As a business owner of hotel and resort i really like photos of your hotels and i would like to publish my hotel photo also, we serve our business all over the world as name of United 21 kanha jungle resort.
    Thanks

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  10. Looks like your hubby was in deep-though when you took the photo of him! I didn't realise that Novena is so close to Orchard Road & Velocity Shopping Malls. I've booked into Royal Plaza on Scotts for 8 days, very "sakit hati!" but hoh, I think it's still worth it. This hotel looks very clean indeed.

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    1. Haha, I told him to look cool for the shot! :P

      Oh I also considered Royal Plaza on Scotts, cos they have some weekend promo - special rate for Malaysians and Singaporeans. You should check if u r eligible.

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  11. the hotel looks very comfortable and nice. great review on it =)

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    1. Thanks! Am happy to share good finds with my readers ;)

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  12. I did not even know this is Singapore till I saw the title of the post! Did not know that there's such a reasonably priced hotel in Singapore. Looks like time for a staycation.

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    1. Yeah good price and very very nice rooms indeed! Love that it's quite peaceful here too.

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  14. i think you got a free upgrade to their "club room" which cost about sgd300. only club rooms are equipped with nespresso machine and bathtub :)

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    1. Ah OK, they didn't mention we got a free upgrade. Thanks for the info.

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