Studio M Hotel

A April 22, 2012
 
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Overall rating 
 
4.5
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4.0
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4.5
Cleanliness 
 
4.5
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4.5
Room Quality 
 
4.5
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4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.5
One of the holiday plans I had with my group of friends was having a staycation. A staycation gets us the best of both worlds – the availability of a place to sleep and mess around, and the feeling of going on a holiday we yearn, all of these without the inconveniences of planning an overseas vacation. We decided on Studio M Hotel, a hotel situated along Singapore River, when one of us saw an advertisement featuring an offer that gets us a room for 2 days 1 night at $188. In retrospect, there are better deals and we shouldn’t have jumped on that one. The good thing is, Studio M Hotel is awesome!

I normally wouldn’t write reviews on hotels and my keenness to change that is a testament to how much I enjoyed my stay. The services and amenities do not depart much from other hotels, except for the fact that the amenities are smaller. The pool and gym merely meet their minimal sizes. It is a good thing that they are almost never fully or even half occupied. Actually, the thing that makes the lounge area (inclusive of tables, poolside chairs, the pool and the gym) a comfortable place is how it is perpetually almost empty. There’s never more than 10 people in this vast open area (on weekdays at least) and it makes this place a really nice spot to “lepak”. It is a place that I don’t mind spending the entire day at because I can swim, sunbathe, go to the gym, write, read and have a drink at.

The room is also very cosy and feels like home. It is that kind of hotel room that makes you think you wouldn’t mind staying in a small apartment like this for the rest of your life. I’m not just saying that because I live in a messy house but because that’s how awesome our slightly claustrophobic two-storey apartment was!

The service is also impressive. At the lobby, my friends and I were talking about The Book Café, a café directly opposite our hotel and a service crew overheard our conversation and told us that they were closed for renovation. When we requested for more pillows and blanket, the assistant who attended to our request very nicely told us to feel free to ask if we require any more assistance. After checking out, I found out that I lost a few cards from my wallet and called the hotel and asked them about it. They responded promptly and told me I could come down anytime to retrieve them.

I really recommend this hotel as everything is near flawless. I don’t think the inadequacies of the amenities are deal-breakers, because who even comes to a hotel just to swim or hit the gym in the first place? Honestly, I didn’t expect a small hotel like this to provide such a good experience and I’m pleasantly surprised by Studio M.

Optional Information:

Best part of stay:
The Lounge Area
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
Lounge
Reception Counter
Lounge Again
OJ
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Studio M may be the best for a weekend staycation!
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Location 
 
3.5
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4.0
Cleanliness 
 
5.0
Sleep Quality 
 
4.0
Room Quality 
 
4.5
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.5
The location of the hotel was not exactly the best compared to the hotels in town. It is not so friendly to those who prefer to travel by public transport (bus and trains). Without much difficulty nevertheless, my girlfriend and I made our way to the hotel via taxi.

We were greeted by friendly staff but the registration process at reception desk was not that fantastic. The desk was designed in a circular manner. In other words, guests are welcome to approach the desk in any direction. We found it interesting but it was a little frustrating when we were unaware where the queue started from. It took us a while to register for our rooms. The staff at the reception desk were eager to help but we still felt that they managed the guests a little too slow as compared to other hotels.

All of these frustrations vaporised when we stepped into the room. We were so happy with the unique shoebox design of the room. This got to be the loveliest room we ever stayed both locally and overseas. The room was not considered spacious but just enough room for two of us. Both the shower room and toilet cubicle were segregated and they looked very chic despite being small as compared to the other hotels. The high ceiling of the room made the room look much cosier too. We did not feel cramped up in the room and we enjoyed the overnight stay.

Breakfast was served in buffet style near the pool. We were both delighted with the spread and the ambience was just right for a lazy morning. We managed to take a dip in the miniature pool as well. Not many guests were at the pool and we felt like it was like a personal pool!

Checking out was done very smoothly and we were very glad to make Studio M our weekend staycation. We will definitely consider this hotel again when we are making plans for a local weekend getaway. The money spent is worth the unique design of the hotel!

Optional Information:

Best part of stay:
Shoebox design of the hotel
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
JH
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