Metropole Hotel

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41 Seah St - Singapore - 188396 - Singapore Hotel Website | 6336-3611
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If Only Naumi Fit In My Suitcase

from lois-zee
Naumi is a perfect small hotel. Beautiful modern junior suites: The large plasma TV acts as a room divider...dvd player with free rental library...free internet...large bathroom...kitchen with real refrigerator...espreesso machine...toaster...microwave. All in room food and drinks are free...organic bath amenities, king beds.

The rooftop is irrsistable for lounging, swimming, taking photos of the city.

The service is amazing. The staff caring. Simply enough cannot be said.

The location is wonderful. Basically across the street from the Raffles ice cream stand. A street of restaurants bordered by shopping with easy access to city attractions!

I repeat, if only Naumi fit in my suitcase.

Lovely luxury hotel

from MPTree
I'm just back from one week at the Naumi Hotel in Singapore.
I picked this hotel for two main reasons, the high score in the review and the number of room. Just 40, very strange in downtown where there are 200-400 rooms hotel.
The room rate was not too expensive compared to same category hotel in same area.
It is 8 month old so it's still a young boy, the service was great, the staff was incredible so friendly and professional at the same time.
The room was on the 8th floor, good furniture, large LCD TV and nice kitchnette with an espresso machine.
Small but with fantastic view the pool on the rooftop.
The breakfast was suitable, need something else?
Just ask and you will have served with a smile.
The plumbing (I think was the shower of the other room) was a litle bit noisy but nothing really disturbing.
Good position, you can go walking everywhere, just one block to the Raffles and some more to the many shopping malls. Riverside also reachable in walking distance.

Overall I would say this is probably one of the best hotel I ever stayed and I am really enthusiastic. I really hope to be there again soon, for sure will be my hotel in singapore.

Lovely Little Hotel

from BoraBuzz
This is one fine hotel. It made me real happy during my stay. No problems whatsoever. The service was one of the best I've experienced ever. The people at Naumi aren't even interested in getting tips. Fantastic! I do not think they have a bellman, so the ladies checking you in are also the ones helping you out with your bags.

Upon entry, you will really feel welcomed. And do not even get me started about the rooms. The rooms are fantastic and one of the best I've stayed in.

I booked through their official website and got a very good rate. You might also want to check out the Tablet hotels website since I saw them giving even better rates lately.

Overall, a very good hotel and deserving its high Tripadvisor ranking.

Great Staff, Great Location, Great Decor

from Princess-Sea-Temple
Firstly a BIG thank you to all the beautiful staff! Being a boutique hotel, the staff got to know us on first name basis and like wise, we got to know them. We stayed there with our 2 year old boy and we couldn't have asked for more friendly staff.

Due to unforeseen circumstances our room was not ready for check in but this was handled very professionally and in fact we were allocated another suite which was FANTASTIC! So thank you again to our Reservation Manager!

Our Corporate suite was perfect for family of 3 with kitchenette upon entry. Full size fridge very convenient, coffee machine makes a great espresso, eat in table area very useful. Lounge area huge with massive plasma and in house DVDs avail. Lovely big bedroom with huge oversized king size bed. iPOD dock! Big marble bathroom with Aesop products - very Luxe! Deco very stylish with a funky feel!

We used their in-house babysitting service and wished we could have bottled Shom and taken her home with us! She was gorgeous with our little boy.

Roof top pool has a sensational view but very difficult getting in and out of pool, lacks proper steps. Lounges very mod and glam!

Free internet computer access avail in lobby which was very convenient.

Brilliant location just behind Raffles Hotel, close to food, great shopping, easy cab to Orchard (always important)! and MRT.

We would be only too happy to stay here again. Keep up the great service and thank you.

our new favourite

from Panda_229
We usually stay at the Fullerton, but having seen the great reviews for Naumi on Tripadvisor, and getting a good rate via the SLH website, we decided to take a chance and try somewhere new.

We are so glad we did!

Having arrived early in the morning, after a long flight, we expected to just leave our bags and go explore. However, we were told they hadn't been fully-booked the night before, so a room was ready for us to check straight into. Not only that, but because it was our honeymoon, we'd been upgraded from the deluxe suite we'd booked, to a corporate suite (room 202). Lucky us.

First impressions of the room were great. The kitchenette was well equipped - full size fridge, stocked with complimentary water, sodas and beer; a toaster, microwave and one-ring hob (not that we used them, but nice to have); and a Nespresso coffee machine. There was even a wine fridge. There was also a good range of cups and glasswear. Oh and a snack of cookies and dried corn kernals.

There was a desk/dining table with two chairs; the sitting area had a long sofa, facing the most enormous TV!

The bedroom was cosy, with another TV. The wall betweeen the bedroom and sitting room was actually a screen which opened like vertical blinds. It was nice to have it closed, as although it meant no natural light in the bedroom, it meant we could sleep off jetlag without daylight intrusion.

The ensuite bathroom was large, with a huge shower stall (easily big enough for two) and a freestanding bathtub. The toiletries were great quality, the Aesop brand. The host who showed us to our room said she'd send up extra, like make-up remover and so on, but they didn't arrive. There was also a proper hairdryer, and jars full of cotton wool, and cotton buds.

The room had gadgets galore. An ipod docking station in the bedroom, one of the room phones was portable, and could be carried to any part of the hotel if you were expecting a call but didn't want to be confined to your room. There was a myriad of lighting options, which took me a while to figure out! There were also little touches like orchids in the sitting room, and birds of paradise in the bathroom.
A design feature I liked, which is throughout the hotel, is the feature etched glass wall.

The bed, which was absolutely enormous, was one of the comfiest I've ever slept on. The mattress had a topper which made me feel as if I was coccooned. Just glorious,

We felt right at home, straight away.

We had breakfast included in our rate. It's a buffet, served in the hotel foyer, which doubles as the bar and breakfast room. There were lots of choices - fruit, cereal, juices, cheeses, breads pastries, smoked salmon and three hot dishes to accompany the eggs, which are cooked to order. It's more than adequate, and good quality, but not the (overly) vast range of choice offered at some deluxe hotels. There's also free-flow complimentary pink champagne with breakfast. We had a glass, but it wasn't to our taste so didn't have more.

I didn't look in on the yoga room or gym, but the rooftop pool was heavenly. Small, but the pool area has been well designed, and the views are tremendous. Looks over Raffles and is very pretty. Beautiful at night.

There were a few not so good points:
Our room was on the 2nd floor, directly above the foyer, and we could hear the music which plays all day - and late into the evening. However, it didn't disturb us hugely. If you're sensitive to noise, ask for a room higher up.
I feel churlish even mentioning these things, as we didn't mention it to housekeeping at the time, so didn't give them the opportunity to correct them; but little things didn't work, such as the sink plug wouldn't stay in. One of the bedside table lamps not only wasn't plugged in, there was nowhere that we could see to plug it in, so it was just an ornament!

The staff were wonderful, very accommodating and friendly. As well as the room upgrade, we were also sent a bottle of wine as a gift to congratulate us on our honeymoon.

All in all, we loved the hotel so much, that for our return leg to Singapore, we've cancelled the other hotel we'd booked and have rebooked back into the Naumi instead.

Best boutique hotel in Spore

from FERU06
The Naumi hotel is a great place to stay in Spore. Location is great, being right behind the Rafffles hotel and a short walk to the City Hall MRT.
Being on Seah street, there are eateries all around which is really convenient.
Service is pretty good though not of the same standard depending on who your aide will be.

The overall design is really nice and unlike most boutique hotels manage to be both nice aesthetically and yet practical. What is great about the rooms is that it makes you feel like home rather than yet another standard hotel room. The colors, the lay out, everything is done to give a warm feeling to the room while being cool and up to the latest trends.

We only experienced a few technical glitches during our stay, which was certainly due to the fact the hotel is still rather new: we had a ceiling spotlight crashing on the floor all of a sudden and a shower door getting stuck with no reason at well. But well this was quickly forgotten.
Last, it is true that rooms are not very sound proof so depending on the location of your room, it could get pretty noisy at times. But that is the only real downfall of the rooms.

Breakfast is served in the lobby which is kind of weird but anyway being in Seah street, there is no real reason to have breakfast at the hotel anyway.

Overall this is certainly one of the best places to stay in Spore. Great location, great rooms, good service and reasonable rates.
We ll certainly stay there again during our next stay in Spore and just hope that it will not be fully booked due to its increasing popularity.

Chic, modern and sleek hotel in a good location

from MJ8
Stayed there for two nights dyring the week of the Air Show (since there aren't other hotel rooms around!) On the whole, it was quite a good stay, although having stayed mostly at other 5-star flagship hotels, it takes a while to get used to this type of hotel outfit. The staff is excellent, the rooms well to do and the location good for both business travellers and the tourists. Just next to the legendary Raffles hotel and closeby MRT. Convenient, sleek and gets the job done.

MJ

Feels like home......cosy and comfortable

from MeiJ
Have stayed with friends over the weekend at Naumi twice.
First of all, the hotel is extremely beautiful in design....only about 50 or 60 rooms but each room is modern, warm and cosy. Big TV screen, the complimentary drinks, wireless access....comfortable sofa and bed, ipod dock.radio at the bedside, cool arm chair, lighting...and BIG spacious bath room!
will easily make any one feel relaxed.
What i like is the small kichen, the Nespresso machine was really cool, and there are microwave , toaster just in case u wanna make your own snacks.
everything in daily live is thought of. and its all in the room price, no worries on wheather u incur unexpected charges when you check out later.

To add to the memorable experience, we also managed to borrow the Wii and xbox game set! it was so fun!!!
the 2 set came with some game titles too.
and not to mention the gorgeous infinity pool on the roof! the view of city hall , esplanade is fantastic.
personally i would think the Naumi offers more value than a normal standard typical 5 star town hotel. the breakfast is simple and there are no restaurants etc but doesnt matter as there are tons of nice food around seah street, purvis street and liang seah st. The staff were polite and nice.
i really didnt feel like leaving.......hope to be back again.

definition of luxe for singapore

from Ecuatoriana
So, we wanted a few leisurely days in Singapore on the way to Bali, to do the shops, food etc, but I was keen on a real luxe hotel, rather than one of the big chain numbers which we have stayed in a few times. I found good rates on a local website (compared to the rates on the SLH website) and decided to book Naumi. The foyer is a funky, cool oasis on a quiet street opposite the Raffles complex. The staff were very welcoming and efficient. We booked a bigger suite with a bath/patio. The only point we marked down the hotel was the stale smell of smoke in our suite. Despite the hotel's no-smoking policy, obviously previous occupants had used the patio room to smoke in. That was disappointing for the level of the hotel, though the aircon soon moved the stale air around. The finishes in the room were great, the bathroom huge and rain shower very enjoyable. Breakfast was not in the rate and a little exy... though service was great and a tasty range. (eggs cooked to order).
A note about the front office staff - they are really great. Nothing was too much trouble -they chased down a few problems for us without a second question.
The location was very central - an easy walk to MRT. rooftop pool is the best in Singapore.
The only thing that annoyed us was that, staying for 4 days, seems to mean that the floral displays are not refreshed during the stay - just thrown out after a couple of nights (and you get the empty vase!) - the welcome tray of biscuits and nuts not renewed after day 3... and had to chase down the complimentary Fiji bottled water before bed on the final night. Its little things, but you pay a rate for each night and expect the same standard.
Anyhow, we will stay again. It was a true luxe hotel.

Definite must for hipsters

from WeiSiu_LIM
My wife and I are frequent travellers on the prowl for hip and chic hotels. We have been to most in the region and I really must say that the people at Naumi have the right formula.

THE EXTERIOR of the building is easily recognisable by the steel mesh facade. Most cab drivers are still unfamiliar with the place as its quite new. Luckily Seah Street is quite short, but if you mention the old Metropole Hotel, most people will respond with an aaahhhh... In terms of MRT connectivity, its a short 10 mins walk to either City Hall or Bugis Stations.

THE INTERIOR and especially its lobby is very open and spacious. A combination of granite, steel and glass is very chic,.. Cool but not Cold. I cannot help but notice that it is a head turner for most passersby walking along the street, gazing in curiosity through the glass wall along the entire lobby lounge.

THE FACILITIES are aplenty with yoga, weight and cardio rooms. However it is the pool deck that takes the cake. Its views are spectacular, looking through to the Esplanade in the short distance. However, the setting seems to yearn for a hot jacuzzi tub to complete this sexy atmosphere.

ROOM 405 is 54sqm large (which is similar to most small apartments). We had a free upgrade as occupancy rates were quite high during New Years eve. It felt like home to us during our 3-night stay, as it has all the domestic amenities like; a small kitchenette with a cool nespresso machine, fridge stocked to the brim with drinks, a study desk with FREE wifi access and FREE VOIP calls within Singapore. The large sofa could easily sit 8 guests while staring at the 42 inch plasma screen. The separate bedroom (also with an LCD TV) has a cordless phone (usable throughout the entire hotel) and a docking station for ipods.. way cool! The bath is huge, with italian Volakas marble cladded wall to wall and not to mention the provision of Aesop toiletries.... class! Did I also mention that the drinks in the fridge are re-plenished daily... FOC? Call me a FREE loader but I think small gestures like these makes guests feel welcomed and at ease. As opposed to the traditional hotels and their high charges for mini bar consumptions.

THE BAD#1...... Our NEW YEARS eve was slightly dampened as we had expected to view the esplanade fireworks from the rooftop pool deck. The staff had not informed guests that there was a private function held there, so we had to make alternative plans at the last minute.

THE BAD#2..... Sound insulation on the room walls and windows are also noticeably bad. Even with doors closed, we could hear the guests from the room across the corridor, although I must admit they were quite loud in their game of cards. Noise from the room above also penetrated into ours easily, as did the street noise from passing motorists and pedestrians talking. I had much trouble sleeping over the noise but soon learned that the free Heineken in the fridge was provided for a reason. The noise problem was quickly rectified after downing 2 bottles in a hurry.

THE VERDICT was not hard to reach. Despite the baddies, The Naumi Hotel is still a hip and chic hotel which I would highly recommend. I would put it on the top 10 list of boutique hotels in SE Asia. A definite must for the hipsters but a quiet room would be my first request upon booking.

Top Local Tips for Singapore

Dine at Equinox You have to dine at Equinox a restaurant on the 77th floor of the swissotel. The views are amazing as is the food. Not cheap though!

food stalls Go to the food junction on the 3rd floor in the raffles hotel complex mall. Unbelievable amount of local and regional delicacies. All are clean. The the dark carrot cake (actually made with radishes). Very clean, crowded and lunch for 2 is hard to break $20 Sing.

Nagae has Yuzu Ice Cream Nagae is NOT near the Naumi however Singapore is hot, the Nagae is cool...their Japanese food is excellent and the Yuzu ice cream is definitely the best cold edible in town.

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  • naumi hotel singapore
  • metropole hotel singapore
  • Address: 41 Seah St - Singapore - 188396 - Singapore
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