I had a one night transit stay in Singapore and wanted to stay somewhere closed to the airport. The Conrad’s location is ideal since it is directly next to the highway to the airport and is a mere 20 mins drive away.
I arrived by taxi. Luggage collected by bell boy. Check-in was speedy. I only booked a standard room and was delighted to hear that I have been upgraded to a suite due to my Hilton Honors status. The check-in lady escorted me personally to my suite.
The room I got was on the 8th floor directly overlooking the Suntec City water fountain. The hotel called it a Centennial suite which presumably is their one-bedroom suite. There’s a separate sitting area but no guest bathroom and no walk-in closet. In fact, it feels rather cramp, and not helped by the hotel’s choice of bulky furniture. The bedroom is just as cramp, with the large king size bed occupying most of the space. The bed is very comfortable with fine linens and there’s also a pillow menu. I wonder if the normal room might actually be better since I can do without the living room and all the extra furniture that takes up lots of space in the suite.
The bathroom on the contrary was quite spacious with dual vanity sinks, a shower cubicle and a large bathtub. Unfortunately, the hotel was showing it’s age as per the rather old bathroom fittings. The shower cubicle in particular was annoying with only a small shower head and low water pressure. And a pet peeve of mine, no shower stick! The toiletries are Acca Kappa, quite nice. Also, the bathroom had mold and some wear and tear, though not obviously unsightly.
There is a large 46” LCD TV in the living room and a sound system (Sony). Unfortunately, the TV isn’t positioned correctly, so you have to watch it by “lifting your head up”. The is a smaller TV tucked away in the bedroom. Internet connection is not free, S$30 a day. Strangely, there is no wireless internet in the hotel. The Conrad offers very generous welcome amenity for the price paid, including a full basket of fresh fruits ( 6 varieties ) and a box of fine chocolates. There’s also a free Conrad toy bear.
The suite is a corner room and the hotel appears to have good sound insulation. I have no problems with noise whatsoever except for the slight traffic noise from the streets.
In contrast to the room, the common areas are sweeping, spacious and grand conveying good sense of luxury. A eye-catching chandelier anchors the main lobby. The buffet restaurant Oscars appears to be quite popular. Food quality is quite good, though not really outstanding. The gym is next to the pool and has modern gym equipment. The pool doesn’t look very big.
The hotel is right next to the Millenia Walk shopping mall and also walking distance to the Suntec city that have more shopping malls and eating outlets.
Service is quite good and all staff are very polite and helpful. I can’t comment more since I have a very short stay at the hotel ( checked late afternoon and left early morning ) so didn’t really make use of more of their service.
Overall, this is a nice mid-range 5-star hotel. What I really do not like is the bathroom. It’s in need of a full scale renovation. I’m not sure if other rooms have better bathroom but if a suite bathroom is as such, can’t expect more from the standard rooms. The Conrad is not top-notch luxury and is also priced accordingly. If you are not fussy with bathroom, this is quite a nice hotel to stay in and certainly good value and very decent. I award it a 4/5.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the award-winning Conrad Centennial Singapore, we redefine sense and style. Rest in brand new guest rooms exuding contemporary luxury with Asian accents, accommodating the needs of the modern traveler. Stay in the heart of Marina Bay, where business, fashion, art and entertainment blend into a dynamic playground. Just a short distance from six shopping malls with over 1,000 shops and 400 restaurants; world-class attractions such as Gardens by the Bay, the Singapore Flyer, The National Gallery Singapore and museums, we offer you discreet luxury at one of the world's top destinations. Never just stay. Stay inspired. Our hotel is a 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice and Top 25 Hotels Singapore awards recipient. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel Singapore
- Conrad Singapore
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