“Stylish and humorous design hotel with stunning rooftop pool-bar overlooking Raffles Hotel”
They may be compact, but the bedrooms have been thoughtfully designed to cosset and satisfy at every turn. There's 7-layer bedding and superb mattresses, electric blackout blinds, a well-stocked minibar (mostly complimentary), tea and Nespresso coffee, and hidden shelves containing things like wine glasses and remote controls. igeeks will be in their element, with Apple TV and "Airplay Mirroring" which lets you view your Macbook on the big screen. Don't be misled by pre-2013 reviews citing kitchenettes - these no longer exist.
Standard rooms come in creams and whites, with good views from the higher floors (worth requesting). Of the 3 categories, Habitat is the smallest at 26 sq.m.; Patio is similar but with a (rather boxy) patio; and Oasis the largest, with a bathtub.
If any of the 4 suites are available and within budget, go for it. Two are inspired by Coco Chanel, with a sophisticated cream and black palette, while the others boast Warhol-esque pop furnishings, like a red-striped armchair in the shape of a (very ample) female figure. All have a big circular bathtub tucked inside a latticed pod.
The breakfast buffet throws some curveballs - Yakult drinks, aloe vera shots, champagne - into the usual mix of juices, eggs, cereals and hot fare. For dinner, book a table at Table, Rang Mahal's Indian restaurant on the ground floor. It's the affordable version of the same-named restaurant on Raffles boulevard, and we've heard that the sea bass curry and garlic naan are particular highlights.
Otherwise, head out into the food-obsessed city. The neighbouring blocks have plenty of hawker stalls and gourmet eateries, from the nostalgic Empire Café to the iconic Raffles for a top-dollar afternoon tea or a Singapore Sling.
This hotel is aimed more at adults. There are no facilities for children, although babysitting is available on request. The rooftop pool could be dangerous for small children and the rooms have furniture with sharp edges that may not be compatible with little ones.
Babysitting available by arrangement