Regent Singapore - A Four Seasons Hotel
Located within walking distance to Botanic Gardens and Orchard Road, Regent Singapore is an oasis of calm, offering guests supreme comfort and anticipatory service. With contemporary decor and museum quality Asian art pieces, the hotel is a private and exclusive haven for business and leisure travelers.
I spent Christmas night at the Regent Singapore after making a booking through Rocketmiles at a slightly cheaper price as compared to other third party sites.Apart from being cheaper, the Rocketmiles booking also included breakfast, and 4,000 Krisflyer miles, something the other sites did not include.
The booking was a superior room, but the room I received was a deluxe. It would have been nice if I was informed of an upgrade so that I was aware. I found myself in a tiny foyer after opening the room doors. The room was quite spacious and boasted a sofa with a coffee table.Though the room is dated, I did not notice much wear on the furniture, ceilings or walls. The level of maintenance is further enhanced by the twice-daily turn down service.
The toilet can be accessed through the foyer of the room. Fully clad in marble and wood, it was also equipped with a bathrub and L’occitane amenities.
Located on the 2nd floor, Basilico is the breakfast venue for the Regent Singapore.I was pleasantly surprised with the sheer variety of food at the breakfast buffet. This is definitely one of the better breakfast buffets that I’ve had.
Apart from the jumbo hot dogs and perfectly brewed cappuccino, I was extremely happy with the breakfast at the Regent Singapore. Overall, I think that this old dog still has a good amount of spunk left and definitely a considerable hotel to stay in. Looking forward to the suite rooms and club lounge at a later date.
In the evening, we went to the fitness centre to check out the gym, sauna, steam room and whirlpool. My husband did not bring his swimming trunks but fret not as they provide shorts on loan. We had an invigorating time in the whirlpool which can accommodate 3-4 adults comfortably. Note that the use of sauna, steam room and whirlpool facilities is open to both men and women. We had a Italian buffet at the famous Basilico restaurant at level 2 which boasts a good selection of desserts and antipasti and spent close to $100 per person.
As the hotel is located at a more remote and quiet side of Orchard, there was little noise coming from the street level and also offers a good opportunity to explore this quiet side of Orchard road. Dan Ryans restaurant is just next door (I loved their steaks for its rather huge portions!) and the botanical gardens is just a stone throw away if you want to enjoy a morning walk. Overall, it was a wonderful retreat from the busyness of life and the staff at Regent will definitely take good care of you.
The suite is not that large but not that exorbitantly priced, so I guess there’s a tradeoff. It was a really comfortable stay for me, though! If you are looking for a reasonably priced hotel in Orchard area, Regent is definitely one of the best choices.
Besides quality food from award winning restaurants in Regent Hotel, you will also be guaranteed quality service from all the staff. Almost all our requests were catered to when we stayed over in their suite for 2 nights. The bed is really comfortable and everything is clean and cosy. But don’t expect a good view from the hotel here due to the location. Moreover it is quite a distance from the nearest MRT (Orchard Station). It is recommended that you take a bus down from Orchard Station if you are not taking a taxi to this Hotel.