Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore

24 Sep 2017

I’ve stayed at several Shangri-La hotels throughout the world and under the brand’s umbrella is Hotel Jen. Hotel Jen is a fresh and modern brand than caters to a younger audience. Singapore has two Hotel Jens and I stayed at the Tanglin branch. For this property, they really went out of their way to incorporate lots of artwork throughout the premises produced by a variety of international artists. They wanted to add a unique flavor to this property, and I think they’ve succeeded.

 

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Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

For my stay, I had a club room located on the 17th floor which is also where you can find the club lounge. When I opened the door, I felt a sense of calm and comfort. At first, it look like the bed was levitating, but silly me, this was just an impressive design. There was a built in sofa next to the window which turned out to be a good place to relax. The bed was comfortable, and I liked the simplicity of the headboard and bedding.

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Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Moving into the bathroom, you’ll find a shower with great components but no bathtub.

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Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Something about being on the same floor as the club lounge got me excited. The club lounge offers a full breakfast, afternoon snacks and tea as well as evening hors d’oeuvres and alcoholic beverages. Along the entire length of the lounge, there are large windows to take in the Singapore city view.

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Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

The club lounge had a great variety of food and the service was quite good. A unique feature to this lounge is that they offer more than just afternoon tea items in the afternoon they had a few salads to tide you over until dinner.

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Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

During my stay at the property, I had a chance to indulge at their dinner buffet at the J65 restaurant. I’m really happy that it happened to be lobster themed the night that I went! Apparently, they change the menu often so if you’re looking for something in particular, you should check their dining schedule. I tried to sample a little of everything, and I can honestly say they were very consistent with great tastes. One of my favorite items of the evening was their made to order Laksa! It was quite busy and I can completely understand why. Pierre recommended.

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Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

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On the fourth floor of the property, you will find a very large outdoor pool as well as gym and spa. The gym was massive and all of the equipment was of great quality. While you work out, you can overlook the large outdoor pool.

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Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Hotel Jen Tanglin + J65 Dinner Buffet Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

As well as enjoying the steam room and sauna in the changing room, I also went for a full signature therapy spa treatment! The name of my treatment was called Ready Set Gold and included a full body massage with argon oil, Lucas face care and a scalp massage. The whole treatment lasted 105 minutes! I only got to take advantage of half of the facial because I forgot to shave that day, sad I know.  The treatment rooms were lovely and the masseuse was a true professional. She did a great job and even though my muscles were incredibly tight, when I walked out, I felt like a relaxed new man!

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To summarize, this hotel was lovely it offers practically all of the high-end features that the top Shangri-La properties offer, but in a much more trendy and modern design. The hotel isn’t so near any metro station but there are plenty of buses and of course there are always ride share services. Hotel Jen’s lounge put me in such a great mood, I’d insist you to get access as well. Overall, I definitely can recommend to you the Hotel Jen Tanglin in Singapore!

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I've stayed at several Shangri-La hotels throughout the world and under the brand's umbrella is Hotel Jen. Hotel Jen is a fresh and modern brand than caters to a younger audience. Singapore has two Hotel Jens and I stayed at the Tanglin branch. For this property, they really went out…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.5
Value - 9
Feng Shui - 8.3
Convenience - 7
Service - 7.2

8

Modern quality!

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Hotel Jen Tanglin

Hotel

277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858

Phone: +65 6708 8888

 


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So Sofitel Hotel Review Singapore

21 Sep 2017

The So Sofitel brand always has in-your-face designs. They definitely kept this theme at So Sofitel Singapore. The hotel is on the smaller side but packs a very strong punch in the interior and exterior design. After checking in, I was escorted by the staff up to my second floor suite.

 

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So Sofitel Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

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My large suite had very high ceilings which gave the feeling of luxury and elegance. There were so many things going on in the room, it took me a while to take it all in. There was an iPad which controls everything in the room, making Pierre’s life easier. I like the fact that they have a complimentary minibar of nonalcoholic beverages and snacks! Often refilled, these snacks helped me stay satisfied. Bravo for snacks!

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My suite had a nice balcony that was a great place to people watch from!

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In the bathroom you’ll find a very large bathtub. You could fit a whole family in there. This actually goes applies to the shower as well, because both are giant! When you turn on the rain shower, a blue light comes on which is very soothing.

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Also on the second floor of the So Sofitel Singapore is the So Fit Gym. It’s a boutique hotel so the gym is on the smaller side but still offered a great place to work out. I liked that they offered orange juice as well as water in the refrigerator.

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Another great feature of this property would be the rooftop pool and bar. The pool looks great at all times of day. The property is located near the Downtown MRT station. Right across the street from the property is a Hawker Center called Lau Pa Sit. This is where you can find tons of regional tasty food for very reasonable prices. You must try it!

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The breakfast takes place in the lobby restaurant. There you can find a nice buffet and also a smaller à la carte menu.

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The So Sofitel in Singapore has a few great features going for which include the design, the location and little extras like great service and complimentary minibar. If the design suits you, I would recommend a stay at the So Sofitel Singapore!

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The So Sofitel brand always has in-your-face designs. They definitely kept this theme at So Sofitel Singapore. The hotel is on the smaller side but packs a very strong punch in the interior and exterior design. After checking in, I was escorted by the staff up to my second floor…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7.3
Value - 7.5
Feng Shui - 7.8
Convenience - 9
Service - 7.8

7.9

Boutique time!

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So Sofitel Singapore

Hotel

35 Robinson Road, (Drop off Point – Boon Tat Link), Singapore 068876

Phone: +65 6701 6800

 


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Oscar Restaurant Review: High-End Buffet in Singapore

19 Sep 2017

During my stay at the Conrad Centennial Singapore, I got to have a buffet dinner at their Oscar restaurant on the ground floor. Obviously, I was very excited to experience the hotel’s large buffet spread.

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Oscar Restaurant Review: High-End Buffet in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

Oscar Restaurant Review: High-End Buffet in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

I was very pleased to see the design and the amount of food present and exploding with excitement!

Oscar Restaurant Review: High-End Buffet in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

Oscar Restaurant Review: High-End Buffet in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

Oscar Restaurant Review: High-End Buffet in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

The wide selection of food originated from many places around the world. Something to take note of would be the giant cheese wheels which you can scrape-out to your heart’s desire. Another notable point at the buffet would be the noodle station which features several types of noodles from around Asia including laksa which is one of my favorites!

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Oscar Restaurant Review: High-End Buffet in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

Oscar Restaurant Review: High-End Buffet in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

They had a lovely seafood selection as well featuring oysters from New Zealand. I was also really a fan of the beef!

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Everything I ate during my dinner at Oscar was very enjoyable. The staff was always around to make sure I was helped when necessary. When push came to shove, I really had a fantastic night at Oscar, inside the Conrad Centennial hotel in Singapore.

During my stay at the Conrad Centennial Singapore, I got to have a buffet dinner at their Oscar restaurant on the ground floor. Obviously, I was very excited to experience the hotel's large buffet spread. I was very pleased to see the design and the amount of food present and…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.6
Value - 8
Feng Shui - 8.2
Convenience - 9
Service - 8.5

8.5

Tasty!

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Oscar Restaurant

Restaurant

2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982

Phone: +65 6432 7481

 


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Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore

19 Sep 2017

Singapore is a city that is really starting to grow on me! On my last trip, I stayed at the Conrad Centennial hotel. The hotel is located very near the Promenade MRT station. The property is not too far away from the waterfront and I must recommend you go there during the evening hours because it is gorgeous! I was very happy to arrive at the property and observe the luxurious lobby with very high ceilings. On the same floor as the lobby, you can find their Oscar restaurant, which I’ve written about in a separate article.

 

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After speaking with the receptionist, I was whisked up to the executive lounge on the 31st floor for a VIP check-in. After a lovely chat with the staff, I was escorted to the eighth floor to visit my new home.

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Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

The room had recently been renovated. I loved the modern design and how fresh it felt. Some of my favorite features of the room were the automatic curtains, the bed, the lovely bathroom with two sinks and of course the large TV recessed into the wall. The room features a power bank near the TV so the table can be used as a desk.

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Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

I haven’t received such an extravagant welcome gift in a while and I was super excited to see their lovely chocolate tree with strawberries and macarons. Clearly a lot of hard work was put into this and I really would like to thank the Conrad staff for making such a warm welcome for me!

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Also I’d like to thank them for their lovely gin and tonic kit that appeared later in the evening. It was basically a make your own gin and tonic set with lots of high-quality ingredients which tasted fantastic. Very well done Conrad, great service!

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Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

As I mentioned before, I had a check in at the executive lounge on the 31st floor and after getting settled into the room, I returned to experience the afternoon tea. The afternoon tea in the executive lounge was quite impressive. Along with the typical scones, cakes and sandwiches there were also some more hefty items such as meat dishes. This was all great to enjoy along with the gorgeous view from so high up in Singapore!

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Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Something unique the lounge does at the Conrad Centennial hotel is that they offer wine and beer all day long. Most executive lounges limit alcoholic beverages to the evening only, the Conrad has crushed the competition with this feature. The evening cocktail hour in the lounge was impressive. The extensive selection of food and beverages just really put me in the greatest of moods. The large capers really knocked my socks off!

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Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

A little more exploration of the property brought me to the gym and pool. The area was under renovation and I was told there would be a sauna and steam room soon. The gym staff were on their toes and always right there when I ran out of water. Another example of great service!

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Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

The lounge offers a fantastic breakfast. I enjoyed the selection and practically all of my time at this lovely location. Just a peaceful and amazing place to be!

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As you can tell, the service at the Conrad Centennial hotel is out of this world. The Conrad offers a truly high-end product. I really enjoyed the newly renovated room. The lounge is definitely one of my favorites in Singapore, and with that all said, I can highly recommend you to stay at the Conrad Centennial in Singapore! Seriously.

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Singapore is a city that is really starting to grow on me! On my last trip, I stayed at the Conrad Centennial hotel. The hotel is located very near the Promenade MRT station. The property is not too far away from the waterfront and I must recommend you go there…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.2
Value - 9.3
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 8
Service - 9.6

9

Impressive!

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Conrad Centennial

Hotel

2 Temasek Blvd, 038982
Singapore

Phone: +65 6334 8888

 


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Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Conrad Hotel Review: Top-Notch Service in Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

The Bird Restaurant Review Singapore

17 Sep 2017

I have to say that since I’m coming from America, I consider myself quite a southern comfort food expert. This is why I was very excited to try The Bird in Singapore. They have locations in Miami Beach, Las Vegas, Singapore and soon in Beverly Hills.

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The location offers a lovely atmosphere, on the water’s edge at the Marina Bay Sands.

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I started the meal off with an Old Fashioned cocktail which really tasted great. The perfect amount of all ingredients made Pierre a very happy camper.

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The Bird had few items that were bestsellers that I had to try, the first was the fried green tomato BLT. I must admit that this was one of my favorite items of the evening. The fried green tomato is on the bottom, next comes the sauce then comes the house smoked pork belly and greens on the top. This is a truly special item and a flavor explosion that was great way to get that meal started.

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The Bird Restaurant Review Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

The Bird Restaurant Review Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

The next items that they were known for would be the chicken and waffles. Along with these I went for an order of short ribs. Out of the two would have to say the chicken waffles was my first choice. Both were accompanied with a side of macaroni and cheese which had the proper amount of cheesiness to satisfy me.

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The Bird Restaurant Review Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

To finish off the meal I went with the peach cobbler which came with a very unique presentation. Good but nothing that blew me away.

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Overall, the meal at The Bird restaurant in Singapore was good. The service, the décor and overall quality of the food was quite nice. At the end the day I enjoyed my evening at The Bird in Singapore.

I have to say that since I'm coming from America, I consider myself quite a southern comfort food expert. This is why I was very excited to try The Bird in Singapore. They have locations in Miami Beach, Las Vegas, Singapore and soon in Beverly Hills. The location offers a…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7.3
Value - 7.2
Feng Shui - 8.9
Convenience - 7.5
Service - 9.3

8

Solid.

8


 

The Bird Southern Table and Bar

Restaurant

B1-07, Galleria Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Singapore

Phone: +65 6688 9959

 


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The Bird Restaurant Review Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

Intercontinental Saigon Hotel Review: Center of Ho Chi Minh

17 Sep 2017

I was getting a bit stir crazy in China, so I decided to take a trip back to my neck of the woods, Southeast Asia. First stop was Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. I had an incredibly delayed flight but arrived at the Intercontinental Saigon around midnight. It was actually quite easy to grab an Uber at the airport and get to the hotel for about $4 USD!

 

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Intercontinental Saigon Hotel Review: Center of Ho Chi Minh Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

Intercontinental Saigon Hotel Review: Center of Ho Chi Minh Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

I quickly discovered that the hotel was right in the center of the action! It’s within walking distance to many popular attractions which makes it very convenient. After checking in, it was up to explore my room for the night. The room was large with lots of seating and relaxed lighting. The hotel definitely had the classic Intercontinental feel.

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As you can imagine, I was tired so it was quickly off to sleep and then wake up and hit the gym. The gym overlooks the pool which was a great view for my run. Overall, a great gym and phenomenal pool with a window on the side, I really enjoyed them. Afterwards, I hit their changing room to discover a lovely steam room and sauna. The staff had put some herbs in with the steam which really helped to open me up! I love a good steam.

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Intercontinental Saigon Hotel Review: Center of Ho Chi Minh Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

Intercontinental Saigon Hotel Review: Center of Ho Chi Minh Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

Intercontinental Saigon Hotel Review: Center of Ho Chi Minh Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

Intercontinental Saigon Hotel Review: Center of Ho Chi Minh Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

I had club access at the Intercontinental Saigon so I enjoyed my breakfast on the 19th floor. The selection of food was great and included Asian and Western dishes. I actually got to have my first bowl of Pho while in Vietnam while at the lounge. Everything I ate for breakfast was quite tasty. I definitely enjoyed it with a Vietnamese coffee!

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Intercontinental Saigon Hotel Review: Center of Ho Chi Minh Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

Intercontinental Saigon Hotel Review: Center of Ho Chi Minh Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

I did have a chance to enjoy a lunch at their Yuchu Cantonese restaurant on the second floor. Since I wasn’t super hungry I just ordered a few dim sum plates to try and all were lovely. The item that really blew me away was the mango soup dessert with fruit. This is pretty standard Asian dessert but the taste was exquisite! I would highly recommend the mango soup.

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My stay at the Intercontinental Saigon was short but sweet. The room was comfortable, the gym lovely and what I really want to point out were the lovely staff. Every single person I encountered at the hotel was incredibly friendly and welcoming. If you’re looking for great accommodation while in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, I would highly recommend the Intercontinental Saigon!

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I was getting a bit stir crazy in China, so I decided to take a trip back to my neck of the woods, Southeast Asia. First stop was Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. I had an incredibly delayed flight but arrived at the Intercontinental Saigon around midnight. It was actually quite…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.5
Value - 9
Feng Shui - 8
Convenience - 9.6
Service - 9.2

8.9

Fantastic!

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Intercontinental Saigon

Hotel

Corner Nguyen Du St. & Hai Ba Trung St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City,, Tân Bình, Hồ Chí Minh

Phone: +84 08 3520 8888

 


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Prego Restaurant Review: Great Italian Food in Singapore

16 Sep 2017

While staying at the Fairmont hotel in Singapore, which you can read about in a separate article, I had the pleasure of eating at their Prego restaurant for a dinner. The Prego restaurant is located on the first floor of the Fairmont Singapore. It’s quite easy to find because it’s connected to the main lobby. I was very excited to have some Italian food after a long time without!

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Prego Restaurant Review: Great Italian Food in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

Prego Restaurant Review: Great Italian Food in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

Prego Restaurant Review: Great Italian Food in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

Prego Restaurant Review: Great Italian Food in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

I was able to meet the Italian chef who is from the north of Italy, and he prepared a tasting menu paired with some lovely wine. From the first few bites of food, I knew I was in for a treat! We started off with a sample platter that included octopus, ham and mozzarella. I must say, these got me so excited! The octopus was cooked just perfectly, very soft and tender. This was paired with a lovely 2015 Sartori Soave Classico.

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Prego Restaurant Review: Great Italian Food in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

Prego Restaurant Review: Great Italian Food in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

Prego Restaurant Review: Great Italian Food in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

Little did I know that the meal would just get better and better. The next course included a spicy signature pasta, squid ink spaghetti and a pumpkin tortellini. I must say that the spicy pasta was my favorite. I could it it all day!

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Prego Restaurant Review: Great Italian Food in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

I was already stuffed at that point, but I managed to eat a plate of fish and then it was time for the tiramisu. Luckily, the staff were kind enough to offer up some lemoncello with my dessert. Incredible! I had no idea what to expect when I entered this restaurant, but I am so happy I did! If you’re looking for amazing Italian food in the center of Singapore, then look no further than the Fairmont hotel’s Prego restaurant!

While staying at the Fairmont hotel in Singapore, which you can read about in a separate article, I had the pleasure of eating at their Prego restaurant for a dinner. The Prego restaurant is located on the first floor of the Fairmont Singapore. It's quite easy to find because it's…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 8.1
Feng Shui - 7
Convenience - 9.2
Service - 9.3

8.5

Heavenly!

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Prego

Restaurant

80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560

Phone: +65 6431 6156

 


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Prego Restaurant Review: Great Italian Food in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

Prego Restaurant Review: Great Italian Food in Singapore Asia Blog Food Singapore

Fairmont Singapore Hotel Review

15 Sep 2017

This year I’ve been able to stay at three Fairmont hotels. The first was in Toronto, the second in Barcelona and now the third in Singapore. The Fairmont Singapore is located at the City Hall MRT station. If you know Singapore, you know that this is in the center of the action. There’s a lot going on in this area and it’s a great starting point to stay to explore the city.

 

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Fairmont Singapore Hotel Review Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Fairmont Singapore Hotel Review Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Fairmont Singapore Hotel Review Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

After meeting the staff at check-in, I headed up to the 20th floor to see my large room. The Fairmont Singapore sticks to a fairly business-oriented design. There was lots of gray scale with accents of purple for the interior. My room was large, and with two balconies offered great views of the Marina Bay and the hotel’s pool. I really enjoyed how spacious the room was. Also, thanks for the bottle of wine Fairmont!

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Fairmont Singapore Hotel Review Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Fairmont Singapore Hotel Review Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Moving into the bathroom, you’ll find marble from the floor to the ceiling, which Pierre is a fan of. A large bathtub and a large shower stall. It may sound kind of funny, but I really appreciate it when hotels use slow closing toilet seats, good choice Fairmont.

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Going down to the six floor, you’ll find the hotel’s shared gym and spa with the Swissotel. They have lots of equipment to go around. I only found myself having to share a machine one time. Inside the changing rooms, all guests have access to a large relaxation facility, including a steam room, sauna and multiple hot tubs for your convenience. They do not provide bathrobes, nor slippers to take back to your room. Putting back on dirty workout clothes after a shower is never fun.

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Fairmont Singapore Hotel Review Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Fairmont Singapore Hotel Review Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Fairmont Singapore Hotel Review Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Fairmont Singapore Hotel Review Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Fairmont Singapore Hotel Review Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

The first morning’s breakfast I ate in their Prego restaurant on the lobby level. I was fortunate enough to enjoy a dinner at the restaurant the night before, which you can read about in a separate article. The breakfast was quite extensive and jammed full of guests. There was so much selection, I ended up eating things I didn’t normally get to try, like Indian food for breakfast, which I was obviously very excited about! Tons of things to keep everyone happy. Also, the Fairmont has another option for breakfast next to their pool.

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Overall, I must say that considering all of the Fairmont’s features, I enjoyed my stay. The service, the quality of food and the location make this a fantastic hotel to stay at and therefore I can recommend you to stay at the Fairmont hotel in Singapore.

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This year I've been able to stay at three Fairmont hotels. The first was in Toronto, the second in Barcelona and now the third in Singapore. The Fairmont Singapore is located at the City Hall MRT station. If you know Singapore, you know that this is in the center of…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 7.5
Feng Shui - 7.1
Convenience - 9.5
Service - 8

8.2

Lovely!

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Fairmont Singapore

Hotel

80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560

Phone: +65 6339 7777

 


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PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore’s Hotel in a Jungle

11 Sep 2017

While exploring Singapore, I noticed an incredibly gorgeous building and soon came to find out that it was the PARKROYAL hotel on Pickering which I would soon be staying at. The exterior has a forest attached to it, which is obviously quite unique. I love fantastic architecture!

 

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PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

I walked into the lobby for a fairly straightforward check in process. I had to wait a little for my room so I headed up to the executive club lounge on the 16th floor for a coffee. All areas I found in the hotel were gorgeous, just like the exterior. This definitely included the beautiful club lounge. It was very bright, with light colors. The lounge offered breakfast, afternoon tea and evening alcoholic beverages and hors d’oeuvres. They definitely hit the nail on the head when it came to the food! The quality of everything I ate was amazing. I love hotels that focus on great tasting food and was very thankful for this at the PARKROYAL.

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Shortly after my visit to the lounge, I was told my room was ready. The room was gorgeous. It incorporated a very green feeling throughout. Not only in color, but in the feeling of nature. To look out the window, you have to look through trees which really put me in a great mood. The headboard on the bed also resembled tree trunks.

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

I absolutely adored the bathtub with a very comfortable design and unique colorway. Little things like a complementary minibar and great coffee machine made me extra-excited. And a quick note, the maid staff really did a great job with the cleaning services. They even took the time to wrap up my cords and organize my things which I only expect at the highest level of hotels. My hat is off to you PARKROYAL on Pickering!

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

The design and great facilities of this property did not end there. On the fifth floor of the property is the very impressive pool, gym and spa area. Along the pool, there are these gorgeously designed cabanas. The gym overlooks the pool and has all the equipment I could ever want. Once again, the design was impeccable! There was a steam room located in the changing room. The design here was also lovely, with a small pond outside of the window.

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

I went back to the lounge in the evening to enjoy the food and cocktails. The next morning the breakfast continued the theme of quality. The breakfast had champagne if you would like to indulge. I went for an omelette and enjoyed a few other items from the buffet. I also want to point out the quality of coffee in the lounge and in the rooms was great. Very smooth and strong, just the way I like it.

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

The PARKROYAL Hotel on Pickering has made it to one of my top hotels in the world. It’s conveniently located, has a very incredible design, the service was fantastic and offers very tasty food. They really go above and beyond and I’m not just saying that. Why settle for something ordinary when you could have something extraordinary at the PARKROYAL hotel on Pickering in Singapore!

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While exploring Singapore, I noticed an incredibly gorgeous building and soon came to find out that it was the PARKROYAL hotel on Pickering which I would soon be staying at. The exterior has a forest attached to it, which is obviously quite unique. I love fantastic architecture!   Click HERE…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.7
Value - 9.8
Feng Shui - 10
Convenience - 10
Service - 9.9

9.9

The best!

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PARKROYAL Pickering

Hotel

3 Upper Pickering Street
Singapore 058289

Phone: +65 6809 8888

 


PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel Review: Singapore's Hotel in a Jungle Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore

11 Sep 2017

I returned to Singapore this year for my third visit. The first stop was at the Swissotel Merchant Court hotel. From the airport, it took me about 45 minutes to arrive at the Clark Quay MRT station which is right next to the hotel. The property feels like a resort with very large pool in the center and it is situated next to a small canal. This area is very lively at all times of day but a very relaxing place to be.

 

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Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

I was happy to learn that I secured a club room on the 11th floor of the property. The room had a strong sense of quality. I really loved the headboard, which made a strong statement. The room was very spacious and had a lovely coffee station. They also offer a Handy phone, which has internet, that you can take outside the hotel.

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Moving into the bathroom continued the sense of quality. Great tile work!

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Lucky for me I had a view of the pool below which looked great at all hours.

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Every day I made sure to head down to the third floor to use the gym and spa facilities. Their gym was very extensive and included three rooms, all filled with equipment. Moving into the changing rooms I found a very nice sauna and steam room. Pierre approved.

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

After cleaning myself up, I took a chance to visit the club lounge on the 11th floor. The lounge was very comfortable. There, guests are served breakfast, soft drinks all day and evening cocktails and canapes. I was very satisfied with the offering in the lounge even though they didn’t offer food for afternoon tea time. The food selection in the evening was definitely extensive. A variety of dishes which filled me right up including fried shrimp, chicken wings and even a night with Greek food. The food changed daily. Well done Swissotel!

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What really impressed me with at the property was the quality of service. I’d leave my room to go grab a snack at the lounge in the evening, and I’d return fairly quickly to find that my room had already been turned-down and chocolate placed on my bed. Very impressed indeed!

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel Review Singapore Asia Blog Hotels Singapore

While at the property, I ate a buffet dinner at their Ellenborough Market Cafe. Don’t let the name fool you, this was a large restaurant serving of lots of local and international dishes. My favorites of the evening were the freshly prepared noodles, dumplings as well as the bread pudding.

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This Swissotel property really left nothing bad to report! The stay was so smooth and comfortable. This is the way it should be, smooth sailing without hiccups. Occasionally, I have to take small issues in stride, but I can honestly say there were none here. The Swissotel Merchant Court hotel is definitely a great high-end hotel that I would be able to highly recommend!

Reserve YOUR room at the Swissotel now!
I returned to Singapore this year for my third visit. The first stop was at the Swissotel Merchant Court hotel. From the airport, it took me about 45 minutes to arrive at the Clark Quay MRT station which is right next to the hotel. The property feels like a resort…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 9.2
Feng Shui - 8.5
Convenience - 10
Service - 9.4

9.2

Flawless!

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Swissotel Merchant Court

Hotel

20 Merchant Rd, 058281
Singapore

Phone: +65 6337 2288