This is genuinely something different but needs some work yet.
Getting here by taxi is difficult, particularly at night, the access road to the main entrance is closed every evening so expect to carry your bags in through the bar entrance. Taxi drivers have not heard of it yet, one even told us that there are no hotels on Robinson Road, then drove off!
Check-in. Excellent, no problems, drink vouchers issued for my platinum le club status etc.
room upgrade? not sure about that.
The room, on the small side but ok and very well equipped.
Not convinced about having a ipad for controlling everything in the room, although there are switches for "normal" control most of these did not work.
Excellent bed, as usual in Accor hotels.
Room niggles. No bathrobes, TV fixed to wall at 90deg to the bed. Lack of places to hang towels in the bathroom. Basin tap turns off when moved to cold. Lack of hot water. Paper floor mats placed by the side of the bed are a slip hazard.
The bar and restaurant.
Asked for a Singapore beer, they don't keep any! offered an Australian beer, come on!
Loved the bar furniture and decor, great place for a drink.
Sound/noise. The sound system in the bar/reception/restaurant is terrible, thin tinny sound and a poor selection of tunes, they would do better to use the JBL speakers fitted that I guess are used when they have a DJ using the house decks.
Note to manager. Sound, lighting and video is my business, so I can recommend a music company to help if you are interested.
The noise of extractor fans etc. when sitting having breakfast near the kitchen is way too loud.
The service we found excellent, we had a late night flight and they provided us with a room at 7pm to have a shower and freshen up before our flight. Pity there was no hot water at all!
Okay, so I've picked holes in a few things but I know how difficult it can be getting a new venue up to speed. Keen staff and funky surroundings.
Would we stay here again? Yes but only if I could pick the room first, a good size and with the toilet in a separate room (as 232), rather than virtually in the bedroom (400)!
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