We were pleasantly surprised by the attentive yet unobtrusive service at the Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
I booked a Quay Room with a view of the Marina Bay Sands . It was located at the far end of the building so instead of the full length window /door with a balcony, mine had two smaller square windows with no balcony outside.It was also a split level room , with the bathroom and dressing room just next to the entrance and the bedroom down a small flight of steps. The lack of a balcony was slightly disappointing, but was compensated by the fact that the room was extremely quiet despite facing a busy road ,thanks to the thick age old stone walls and sealed windows. Nonetheless , if you wish for a Quay Room with a balcony , do specifically request for one with your booking. Photos can be viewed on Oyster.com.The rooms was cosy and had the usual amenities. There was also a pillow menu and a request for hypoallergenic pillows was followed through without trouble. The mattress was firm yet comfortable and the airconditioning a welcome respite from the humid and oppressive Singapore weather.
Breakfast at the Town restaurant started at 630am. We woke up early on the first morning and were surprised to find that there were quite a handful of early risers in the breakfast area. Although it was a Sunday, at no time did the breakfast area become unpleasantly overcrowded and the breakfast team worked together seamlessly making it a relaxing place to start the day. There is internal and eternal seating. The latter affords a nice view of the pedestrian and vehicular bridges and also allows one to gaze at the greenery fronting the Asian Civilisations Museum on the opposite bank.However , we chose to enjoy the airconditioning indoors:).The breakfast buffet spread was international and had Japanese,western,local delights etc on the menu. My favourite was the poached egg on a bed of creamed spinach serve with a crisp croissant(just nice to mop the runny yolk with). The local dishes like Chinese dim sun lacked finesse as the paper thin skins were not kept moist enough for consumption. The service was attentive- there was somebody to greet you at the door of the restaurant,someone to walk you to your table and tea and drinks were served fairly promptly. The cost was SGD 40 per person before tax and service charges(About SGD 55 pp after all in).
There are two different complimentary tours that can be booked with the concierge. As an effort to promote the history of the are, there is a heritage tour with brings your through the history of the Fullerton Hotel building and allows you a glimpse of the Straits Club Room and the Lighthouse on the top of the building. More recently, a maritime tour has been added. The guide is Florence ,a local, and she provides a delightful and vivacious introduction into the area. More details of the tours can be viewed on the hotel's website.
The location of the hotel is fantastic. A short walk underground brings one to the opposite side of the road where the current owners have purchased and developed the area into One Fullerton- a building that houses a row of restaurants that front Marina bay and allows one to enjoys the sparkling lights reflected off the waters in the evening. Or for a quick cuppa at Starbucks to start the day.Nearby is the Merlion and the Asian Civilisations museum.
Foodwise, we tried Lau Pa Sat but were sorely disappointed at the terrible(!) food there, an ill reflection of the local cuisine(which unfortunately is fast disappearing). A better and tastier selection is offered at the foodcourt called Galleria at Marina Square.The rojak store and Lam's noodles there are quite good!
Checkout was efficient and the duty manager kindly walked me to the door when he saw me struggling with my luggage.
Ah- it is a place I would consider staying again....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Transformed from the Fullerton Building which was built in 1928, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has been gazetted as Singapore's 71st National Monument. This luxury hotel features 400 elegant rooms and suites with views of the sunlit atrium, city, Singapore River or Marina Bay. Just 25 minutes from the airport, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is located in the financial and arts districts, minutes from the city's main shopping belt. The hotel features award-winning restaurants, the stylish Post Bar, an outdoor infinity pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and a luxury spa. We are honoured to be recognised as one of the Top 1 Percent of Hotels in Singapore by TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Awards 2017. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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