Keywords: Hotel - Room review - Accor - Location - Luxury
Month of visit: July 2021
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Situated directly above City Hall MRT station, Fairmont Singapore offers 778 guest rooms and suites as well as 13 in-house dining establishments housed in two towers. Since it is just above Raffles City shopping centre, the hotel is connected to many shopping malls and MRT stations by underground linkway. Thus, guests will be spoilt for choices when it comes to dining and shopping.
In this review, we will be looking at their Fairmont Signature Suite, which was about 56 sqm and was publicised to have a Peranakan theme. Check-in was smooth for us as we had arrived early, before the standard check-in time. However, as the lobby was small, there were only two seats provided for guests to rest or lounge. During our stay, the south tower of the hotel was closed for stay-home-notice (SHN) guests and so many room categories and club lounge were unavailable.
Lobby of the hotel.
Fairmont Signature Suite
Do check out this Fairmont Signature suite in our immersive 360-degree room tour below.
360-degree room tour of the room.
The entrance of the suite was a narrow corridor that was rather winding. Immediately to the left was a minibar area and on the right, a marble countertop.
Entrance to our suite.
The minibar came with a Nespresso coffee machine with three accompanying capsules as well as cotton teabags by TWG. Teacups, coffee mugs and wine glasses were available too.
Minibar area with complimentary coffee and tea.
Below, and concealed in a wooden cupboard was a mini-fridge. This fridge was emptied during our stay to minimise touch points during this pandemic period.
An empty mini-fridge during our stay.
Directly opposite this area was a marble-top counter with two levels of glass shelves. Complimentary bottled water and an ice bucket were found here.
A marble counter top with complimentary bottled water.
Continuing further into the entranceway corridor was the entrance to the bathroom. The bathroom was tiled with white marble and had bright white illuminations. Although we found it aesthetically pleasing, the bathroom was disappointingly small.
A small marble tiled bathroom.
A single vanity area was fixed to one half of the bathroom. The other half had a two-in-one standing shower and bathtub. We found the bathtub to be slightly stained probably due to the high frequency of use of this multi-purpose area.
Single vanity and a bathtub.
Standard bathroom amenities by Le Labo were provided and were excellent. They included vanity kits, dental kits, soap bar and gels.
Bathroom amenities by Le Labo.
The long corridor continued towards the main part of the bedroom. A small closet was tucked in by the side before the bedroom area.
Corridor leading towards the main bedroom.
Albeit small, the closet had bedroom amenities that you may expect such as a built-in safe, bathrobes, bedroom slippers laundary bags and clothes hangers. One drawback about the closet was that it was rather dark.
A neat wooden wardrobe.
The main bedroom area was carpeted with a Peranakan inspired design. It had an open concept and so felt relatively spacious. The first thing that greeted us was a decently sized work desk area with a movable chair. On the table was a telephone, a lamp and a care pack.
A work desk.
At the side was a wooden shelf where guests can store their belongings and a control panel for the lights to the room. Beneath a wooden board were power sockets as well as connection ports that were linked to the television in the living space.
Shelves and power sockets with easy reach.
The living space comes with a large L shaped three-seater sofa together with a glass-top wooden coffee table. A medium sized flat screen television was also found here and served the entire room.
Living space of the suite.
The room came with a king bed that was tucked in the corner. Directly in front was a cushioned bench. Above the bed was a painting of houses back in the days. From the bed, the television was not very visible as it was a little far.
A king sized bed tucked in the corner.
Conveniently, both bedside tables came with a powerpoint. Also, both sides had a control panel for the light switches and air-conditioning as well as a retractable reading light.
The suite had two balconies which were relatively large and had decent views as it was situated on a high floor. We were assigned the city view although some rooms have views of the Marina Bay Sands which may be nicer.
Two good sized balconies.
Our room package came with dining credits which we chose to utilise for dinner. The in-room dining was Halal certified with the exception of pasta and pizza. For breakfast, we opted for in-room dining (also Halal) as opposed to dining-in at Prego restaurant where breakfast was confined to a short one-hour period.
We had ordered a seafood pizza and grilled seabass accompanied with chips and mashed potatoes. Two glasses of water and dips were also brought to our room on an in-room dining trolley. The portion was good although the food was salty and not very tasty.
We had placed our breakfast order on the same day and as with our dinner, the service was fast. Having breakfast in-room was a relaxing, slow-paced affair with decent panoramic city views.
A sumptuous breakfast set served to our room.
Each guest was entitled to one hot beverage and a cold beverage which included a selection of freshly squeezed juice. A seasonal fruit platter was also provided per guest. We opted for the traditional American breakfast set with a plain omelette which came with hash brown, chicken sausages and grilled tomatoes on the side. We also ordered Eggs Benedict with the poached eggs cooked to perfection. Finally, we sampled their local breakfast set which was a Nasi Lemak set and was quite good. Overall, we liked the breakfast.
Breakfast items served to our room.
Concluding remarks: Our staycation here was overall unspectacular. The room was evidently dated and reeked of cigarette smell although it was a non-smoking room. We failed to get any pool or gym slot and they were very rigid about their facility booking system. Also, they were not able to grant us a later check out. Honestly, we will unlikely return especially with many attractive staycation deals in Singapore at present.