The Regent Singapore Hotel
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Fantastic Stayfrom TYHJ
Tolietries were from L'Occitane which were superb and tea bags were in abundance!! Breakfast and free parking were thrown in as well!! I really enjoyed my stay at the hotel and would recommend it to locals and foreigners alike. The only down side is that the hotel is slightly backdated in terms of facilities and its location is slightly off from the main orchard belt.
On the whole, it is a very warm and luxurious hotel. Also, the sofa in the living room can be converted to a queen size sofa bed (DIY), so don't waste extra money checking-in additional guests and pay for extra beds!
Good renovated old Regent: not so ideal locationfrom JWYeung
The Regent in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are partly the older properties that have survived. They WERE my favorite hotels but sadly they are now outshined by newer hotels.
LOCATION: The Regent is located at a quieter area a block away from Orchard Road’s less popular spot at Tanglin embassies and residential area. The Scotts/Orchard road junction is a 15 minutes walk (think hot & stuffy Singapore day). The worst problem is: it is too close to hire a taxi to Ngee Ann City and yet it’s too far to walk. The Marriott, Grand Hyatt & Mandarin undoubtedly have the best location. The Tanglin Shopping Center and Traders hotel is adjacent to the hotel.
EXTERIOR: The white stepping building seems abit dated for these days, but it was designed originally as an InterContinental by renowned US architect, John Portman who is famous in the 80s and 90s for his atrium hotels: Marriott & Hyatt Atlanta, The Oriental, Marina Mandarin Singapore, and many more.
LOBBY/PUBLIC SPACES: The Regent’s interior has a residential feel to it with plenty of wood paneling and marble. The hotel had a full scale renovation to its interior a couple of years ago, providing a much needed rejuvenation. First you enter the expansive marbled hall reception area, which leads to the 14 storey central atrium filled with natural sunlight, very bright and soothing during the day. A series of skybridges will direct you from the central lift core island to the room banks around the square atrium, which was quite a nice journey.
ROOMS: Rooms are newly renovated in white-yellow-beige-gold-red tones with a take on modern-classic Chinese décor. They are quite spacious (36m2), clean and bright. Opt for rooms facing distant Orchard Road skyline with green view in the foreground. I was told by the polite receptionist that the other side that faces the next door Tanglin Mall is less desirable. Bathroom on Superior rooms are not renovated and small albeit in good condition. It is clad with similar marble that is used throughout the lobby area and has no separate shower/WC compartments. Amenities are standard Four Seasons’ Loccitane products.
SERVICE: Front office staffs and doormen are friendly and polite. One older staff member, however, irritated me when I took photos of the hotel’s atrium. He approached me and rudely asked me (in legendary Singlish) not to take pictures of the hotel as it was not allowed. But as soon as I showed him my room card, he simply nodded and stormed off. A very rude old staff.
FOOD: Some of the newer establishment i.e IGGI’s, Ten Shin and Something To Go have yet to open at the time of my stay. Breakfast at Capers was disappointing, with limited choice but of good quality.
RECREATIONAL: The circular pool has to be seen to believe. It is so small -it looks more like a fish / duck pond. It is situated atop a small podium with landscaped area on one side with 2 levels of restaurants' patrons directly opposites the pool possibly observing your every breast stroke, not so comfortable!. I cancelled my plan to swim right after seeing it.
OVERALL, a good quality hotel with impressive atrium and luxurious rooms. Nonetheless, the deserted location and few recreation options would simply put this on the bottom list for my next visit. If budget is permitting, try the newly renovated Grand Hyatt with better location. Its deluxe rooms with a unique sun room/alcove are currently being renovated in similar fashion to the Grand Rooms.
Good Locationfrom transientm
Charming old lady with class ...from _de_last_one
All the public areas are clean and the floral arrangements are gorgeous. Staff are courteous (though most of the cleaning crew are now from China so their English arent very good) and always eager to help. The moment you walked out of the elevators, you will find a little shelf with a phone and a plate of fruits (yours for the taking) that is changed daily. Food at Capers wasnt as good as it used to be but the bar is still excellent for a drink or two. The little cakeshop (aka Something To Go) has excellent cakes (esp. the chocolate ones) if you wish to chill and have some sweets (they have a couple of outdoor tables with chairs).
Now, the rooms. I had two rooms (due to a visit elsewhere before returning to SIN), both were suites (had the suite deal for S$375++ which includes breakfasts). I had taken some photos which shows you a twin bedded room. This is room #653 which isnt bad. The second suite I had was room#756 which I like better (layout is different, instead of a door leading to the other room, it has a huge sliding door so it makes the room looks much bigger when the doors are opened as opposed to the little doorway in room #653). This room is king bedded and I had added an extra bed and a crib. Still have enough room to walk around so it is a pretty decent size room. If you like silk wall coverings, Regent has it in their rooms and the decor is a blend of Asian wooden furniture/armoir and vase/lamps (real orchid plants and other greenery are strategically placed around the room) with simple classic sofas and ottomans. The rooms are bathed in a golden and earth hue with dark wood. Phones may need a little updating but system work just fine. Bathrooms are all in marble with small washbasins. The room itself is pretty small but sufficient. They use L'occitane products which I use at home so that is a bonus. Beds are really comfortable with down blankets and pillows (foam are available for those allergic to feathers - like my kids).
A good size balcony overlooks the Cuscaden Road which is mainly residential. Not much use for this space as it is hot outside, traffic noise as well and the bougainvilla keep losing its pretty flowers and leaves on a daily basis. As soon as the doors are closed to the balcony, you wont hear much noise. Both rooms have two TVs (not a bad idea to update those), one in each room.
As for location, it is right next to Shangri-la's Traders Hotel which has a F&B (food and beverage) outlet outside the hotel that will produce mists at intervals to cool you down while you are wining or dining. It is more if a drinking place. Another drinking place right next to it serving spagetti etc. As you walk down this path from Traders hotel, you will pass the Oaks (restaurant, happy hour from 12 to 7 pm with Tiger jug promotion at S$18 which is pretty cheap for alcohol in SIN) is right along this path which in turn takes you to the Regent. If you want another 20 steps, you will find yourself in Dan Ryan's Chicago Bar and Grill (american fare of clam chowder, T-bone, buffalo wings etc).
All these are located next to the Tanglin mall which houses a great grocery store (Market Place) and some other shops (Royal Sporting House, kids toy stores, cigar shop, oharmacy, etc). There is also a food court there in the basement and a cafe/deli. It is only 5 mins walk to Botanic Gardens and about 7 mins the other way to Orchard and Scotts Road junction (closest MRT). There is also a bus stop right in front of the hotel if you wish to take the bus down to the further end of Orchard. There is always one cab waiting to take you wherever you want to go.
All in all, this is a good hotel for the price you pay. Will stay here again and recommend this hotel. For those who like swanky new or high quality luxury hotels, the Four Seasons will be a better choice. St. Regis will open its doors in 2007 which is right across the Regent so this is another choice for luxury hotel. For those of us who doesnt mind simple classic styles, Regent is perfect !
Wonderful service - greeted by name at the gym and restaurant (great buffet breakfast). Rooms were of a good size. Gym well equipped but could do with some updating of weightlifting equipment. Location great - away from the crowds of Orchard Road (only 5 min walk though) - you could take a taxi for less than US$2 down to Orchard Road.
One tip : there's a shopping mall right behind the hotel, with a big supermarket, high quality imported clothing/shoes, and a good food court with authentic Singaporean dishes at very low prices! It gets filled with locals during lunch hour, so it must be quite good.
I'd stay there again any day. Will be back in three months for another holiday.
Fantastic Stopoverfrom newkiwi
One word of warning, nothing to do with the hotel but regarding Singapore Airlines Stopover Holidays. When you book through them you receive a package of vouchers entitling you to free access to various attractions. You are then contacted by their local operators the day you arrive to help arrange your "itinerary". Don't do it unless you are a solo traveller. We ended up paying nearly S$500 for four supposedly free excursions, this covered coach transport and admission to a couple of minor attractions at Sentosa and the Bird Park. We later found out that taxis are very, very cheap and plentiful and nowhere is more than a S$15 taxi ride away from the centre, so by using taxis we would probably have spent less than half the amount. If there is more than one person in your party use cabs and your free vouchers, it will probably work out cheaper than the tours and you will not be tied to the tour company's itinerary. The one exception is the City Tour (which is free anyway as part of the package) which is a good orientation if you are a first time visitor.
Other than that Singapore is a geat place and the Regent cannot be recommended highly enough.
Goodfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Wonderfull hotelfrom jhdejong
My only compaint would be I don't like atrium-style hotels. If your room is just off the area overlooking the lobby, it can get very noisy. As well, the restaurant is insanely EXPENSIVE. Although all restaurants in Singapore are insanely expensive. Although with the availability of local-ish cuisine (Indian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, etc), why would you want to eat in a restaurant?
A first rate hotel. It has spoiled me for all other hotels. Not just because of the rooms but for the staff. We spent two weeks there and by the end, we knew the names of the doormen and they knew us. Just excellent.
Top Local Tips for Singapore
shop shop shop til you drop drop drop Before you travel to Singapore, look at your suitcase, take half out of what you have already packed as you will definitely want to shop here in one of the seemingly hundred of fabulous shopping centres! Even if you don't like shopping. And guys ............ whilst your ladies are happily girlie shopping take a taxi to the 7 story Simling Centre which is entirely devoted to technical gizmos - a perfect trade off!!!
Transport Use the Singapore Stopover facilities if you travel with Singapore Airways - otherwise the taxis are cheap.
Great (and safe) place Very close to Orchard Rd - the main throughfare in Singapore ! Go for it !
Other names for The Regent Singapore Hotel
- singapore regent
- regent singapore
- regent hotel singapore
- Address: 1 Cuscaden Road - Singapore - 249715 - Singapore
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