I stayed at the Sofitel So Singapore for two nights in a So Comfy room. All the Le Club Accorhotels Gold extras were there: room upgrade, welcome amenities and a welcome drink - perfect!
I liked the stylish interior of the common areas and the room. The free mini bar was cool, as were the coffee and tea making facilities. Service throughout my stay was excellent, with friendly and beautiful staff members. The location is good too - a few blocks from the Raffles Place subway station and a major bus stop at the UIC building. The hawker center across the street also has lots of exciting food options. Many reviewers complain about the size of the rooms. While they are indeed small, the size is clearly indicated when booking, so I can't complain about that.
There are a few points to improve. First is to stop the dripping noise from the toilet in room 415 (it seems other guests have also had this issue). Second is to make sure water from the shower cabin doesn't leak onto the bathroom floor. Third is to ensure all the channels on the huge wall-mounted TV are digital HD. And last, the wifi connection should be faster and more stable. I'm sure all of these details will be fixed once the hotel has stayed open for a while.
One thing struck me as terribly confusing. There's an iPhone and an iPad in the room. But amazingly, the former is only used as a phone, and the latter only for controlling the lights and curtains, etc. This is a complete waste of these gadgets. For example, the Hotel Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen had an Android phone with free 3G, that you could take with you during your stay. That was way more useful. So my suggestion is to do the same for the Apple devices here.
Overall, if you are willing to live with a few teething problems and are looking for a stylish boutique Accor property in the downtown core, I would happily recommend the Sofitel So Singapore.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Ctrip TA, Odigeo, ACCOR, Prestigia, Ebookers, Agoda, Travel Republic (UK), Priceline, 5viajes2012 S.L., Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your SO Sofitel Singapore reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- SO Sofitel Singapore