When Raffles screwed-up my reservation royally, I went searching tripadvisor for an option. My main criteria were 'NOT an American chain', and 'Fresh air essential'. In the event, it was between Shangri-La and the Goodwood Park, and I settled for the latter...largely because the reservation staff were so pleasant.
I had a poolside suite, with a door opening from the bedroom to the smaller and more intimate of the pools. This covered the fresh air bit, and I was able to have breakfast outside every day. The suite was light and, while not an interior designer's dream, seemed calming and modern without 'trying too hard'. I certainly didn't feel that it needed a makeover, although I was told that one is imminent!
The two things that REALLY impressed me were the two that we all take for granted; Room Service and Room Cleaning. Food and drink arrived piping hot and exactly as ordered, and was served without fuss by excellent waiters...the system even catered for my request for 'strong coffee' by serving a pot of multiple espressos...what more can you ask? The ladies who cleaned the room had to do so by working around me, as I was always at the desk, but were constantly cheerful and helpful; not once did I have to call for more towels or other amenities.
There were few downsides; the reception area is noisy, as is the adjoining afternoon tea area. The bar is deeply uninspiring. Taxis are remarkably hard to get.
But for value-for-money and staff attitude this is a four star rating.
- Also Known As:
- Goodwood Park Singapore
- Hotel Goodwood Park
- Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Goodwood Park Hotel is set amidst on a luxurious 6-hectare landscaped garden within Singapore’s famed shopping belt in Orchard Road. A quiet retreat for guests with the hustle and bustle of the city at its doorstep. It is conveniently located 5-10 mins walk to Orchard MRT Station and upmarket shopping malls such as DFS Galleria, Paragon, Ngee Ann City and ION Orchard; 15 mins drive to Central Business District. A 10-15 minutes drive to the Central Business District and numerous nightlife options at Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, making it an ideal choice for both leisure and business travellers visiting Singapore. Guestrooms and suites at Goodwood Park Hotel feature contemporary amenities with pool or garden views, with some providing direct pool access to one of its two outdoor swimming pools and complimentary internet access for all in-house guests. The hotel’s facilities consist of two outdoor swimming pools, a well-quipped fitness centre, beauty and spa services, five renowned restaurants, a bar, a deli and a range of banqueting and meeting venues to cater to every need and occasion. ... more less
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