Studio M Hotel

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Satisfactory
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Cleanliness 
 
4.0
Sleep Quality 
 
4.0
Room Quality 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
Room was nicely presented. However the corridor smell, though sweet smelling, was over-doused with perfume. Overall a satisfactory experience.
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Uniquely boutique, boutiquely unique
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
It's so tiny and quaint!

I love the loft design - it's creative, original, and certainly unlike anything I've ever seen in Singapore. Brings back memories of childhood dreams of staying in the attic or loft, with cosy nooks and crannies. Although this loft certainly isn't that cosy - it boasts a much more modern design. The chairs are sleek and ergonomic, and it is pretty sparsely furnished, without cute throws and rugs everywhere.

I really don't mind the size of the apartment and the amenities, although my friends complained up a storm. I suppose the size just adds to the overall vibe, but I suppose if you're used to luxury, this may not be the place for you.

I have to note that the maintenance of facilities seems haphazardly done, though. While our room was really new and clean (and I suppose that's what matters), the walls along the hallway seemed dirty and covered with shoeprints.
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Nope. Not worth the price.
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Location 
 
3.5
Service 
 
4.0
Cleanliness 
 
4.0
Sleep Quality 
 
4.0
Room Quality 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Experience 
 
3.5
Singapore's boutique hotels have always been a hit-or-miss for me; I've been to so-called 'boutique hotels' in Singapore and the rooms were a little more than just a budget hotel room with a few tacky decor. As such, for one of my recent staycations, I opted to stay at Studio M hotel, having seen many good reviews on it and pictures of the rooms. Their main selling point, for me, was the unique design of the room- the loft apartment idea. As such, I decided to try Studio M hotel.

Cons:
Right from the start, there were hiccups. As the hotel check in desk/counter/area is shaped irregularly, guests were at a loss as to where to stand to queue. The check in counter personnel tried to help, but the whole idea of an irregular shaped check in counter meant that guests could not queue properly while waiting for the receptionists to check them in. A couple even managed to cut my queue during check in!

Room-wise, I was prepared for a shoebox sized room, and boy, was I correct. The bathroom was really extremely small. There's no other words for it. It's impossible to dry yourself in the bathroom. You'd have to step out to dry yourself, thus wetting the floor outside. And for a so-called 'boutique hotel', the shower cubicle's design is just... like a normal swimming pool's shower toilets/gym's showering cubicles at best.

The swimming pool was a joke; it's more of a wading pool-cum-kids playing pool. So, if you are aiming for a swim, please do not keep your hopes up. At all.

The Good:
The bed was very comfortable; I slept really good at night. The buffet breakfast was okay-ish, typical western food like scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, the works. Wifi was ok, didn't get disconnected while I was in the room.


Conclusion:
I wouldn't go so far as to term Studio M as a boutique hotel, even with its decor in the rooms and the exterior areas of the hotel. The location, off Clarke Quay, is convenient for exploring that area. Only book it if there's a special promotion/offer that is going on. otherwise, it's not worth the normal rates.

Optional Information:

Avg Spent Per Person:
130
Tips for new visitors:
look out for promotions/offers.
NW
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Love the loft style
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Cleanliness 
 
4.0
Sleep Quality 
 
5.0
Room Quality 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
My first visit here found me squealing when I stepped into the room. I think I will be content if I had an apartment like this, ideally with a bigger bathroom, a kitchen and a walk-in wardrobe. But I digress.

As everyone knows, the unique design is totally Instagram worthy. If you get the room with the bed upstairs, you can have fun dancing and camwhoring on the wooden platform and staircase. If you get the room with the bed downstairs, you will have all manners of Tumblr-esque poses to choose from - ranging from top down view of your lovely sleeping self, roses scattered around the bed, etc etc. For bigger groups who are intent of having a gathering/small party, it will be better to request for the room with the bed upstairs. At least the odds of someone spilling food all over the bed is much reduced, and there will be (slightly) more space to move around.

Moving on..

Picture worthiness aside, I really do enjoy my staycations in this hotel. The bed is awesomely soft, whenever I nap, I fear I might not have the strength or will power to get up again. I like the novelty of the staircase, although navigating it while slightly (or very) intoxicated can be a pain. Not a good idea after a night of intense drinking and/or clubbing.

The location is great, being able to walk out to Robertson Quay for dinner makes me feel like I am in some foreign country, sipping wine by the river with not a care in the world. (Or maybe that is just my overactive imagination speaking)

The only downside is that the bathroom is tiny and there is no bathtub, which is usually a nice thing to have in a hotel. Aside from that, I only have positive feelings and I can't wait for my next staycation at Studio M. :)

Optional Information:

Best part of stay:
The bed
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
SC
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I love the space!
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Location 
 
3.5
Service 
 
2.0
Cleanliness 
 
3.5
Sleep Quality 
 
3.0
Room Quality 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Experience 
 
3.5
I started seeing a lot of my friends post photos of Studio M on Instagram and I love how the rooms have two levels with the bed at one cozy corner on the second level, and I thought this has got to be one of the more special boutique hotels in SIngapore.

I booked the studio loft for a staycation over a weekend and boy, the hotel was packed! Checking in took me a good 15 minutes or more and there was a long queue behind me. The staff were quite inefficient with only about two people serving. Nonetheless, my friends and I were still really excited to see our room. I'm glad to say we were pleased that we got a great view of the pool downstairs and the comfortable soft bed. (Oh, they also have a sofa bed so maybe two of your friends can stay over too!)

Breakfast for the next morning was soooooo good! They have a wide variety and (i love buffets) so I pretty stayed there for a long long time stuffing myself silly.

Overall, it's a great experience and we had a lot of fun climbing up and down the stairs even though going to the washroom in the middle of the night can be such a chore. Oh, don't be surprised to see a least 10 lovey-dovey young couples there too!
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Novelty
(Updated: February 01, 2013)
Overall Experience 
 
3.5
The idea of a loft is much desired and often seen in foreign countries, so it was an ingenious stroke to introduce the concept in Singapore. The downside of the contemporary loft inspired room has definitely got to be the lack of ample space at the bottom level, which houses a bed (to think about it, 4 of us could squeeze on it!), a tiny bathroom and closet. The sink and fridge area is similarly pitiful. The second level, however, is relatively spacious and houses a work desk. Studio M is good for novelty but to feel comfortable in this confined space proves to be a slightly difficult task for me.
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New hotel, great locstion
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
5.0
Service 
 
4.5
Cleanliness 
 
4.5
Sleep Quality 
 
4.5
Room Quality 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
Hotel lobby was small maybe because the whole hotel is small to begin with. We had to wait for quite a while as there was only one counter service staff present and we were next in line. The lobby has a lack of seats as i remebering stsnding for long and was looking around for available seats but there was none. When i was checking in, the counter service staff was somewhat unfriendly and slow in processing.

When we got to our hotel room, it was a whole new different concept. The hotel room felt like a condo studio apartment just without the kitchen. It was a modern well designed clean cut loft. It was very pleasing to the eyes. The toilet was not exactly huge but neither was it too small.

Room service was pretty fast when we requested for a bucket of ice.

The location is fantastic. Just 15minutes walk away from Clarke Quay and 5minutes away from Robertson Quay. In the evening, it is therapeutic to take a stroll along the Singapore river without the crowds often found in Clarke Quay. The night breeze and serenity left a very different view of Singapore. Here, the pace is slower and more relaxed. Just walk down towards Robertson Quay and there are many nice places to eat at.

The hotel gym was disappointing as it was small with limited number of machines. It was comparable to the gym at my condominium back home. Nothing to boast about. The swimming pool was also small.

Hotel breakfast was good with a wide range of food available. Service staffs were attentive and cheerful.

Optional Information:

Avg Spent Per Person:
200
Best part of stay:
Loft
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
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