Keywords: Hotel - Room review - Loft room - Contemporary
Month of visit: January 2022
Youtube video review:Loft Gallery Room (M Social Singapore) | Hotel Review
M Social Singapore is a modern and trendy hotel that is situated in Robertson Quay area and right beside the Singapore river. There are many cafes and restaurants within the vicinity of the hotel but there are no nearby MRT stations. By public transport, the hotel is accessible by bus from Chinatown and City Hall MRT.
We had booked a room package which came with breakfast and a DIY cocktail making kit. This hotel is largely popular among the younger crowd because of its reasonable price point. As such, the check-in experience was one to forget, with extremely long lines and an estimated check in time of 1.5 hour. We were informed by our peers and readers that this check-in experience was not a one-off, as they had experienced it too.
Long queues to check-in.
The ground floor consisted of only the check-in area which was rather small. The walkway to our guest rooms were rather narrow and somewhat dated.
Walkway leading to guest rooms.
Loft Gallery Room
Do check out this well-appointed room in our immersive 360-degree room tour below.
360-degree room tour of the room.
The Loft Gallery room had a small floor size of 22 sqm spanning across two floors. This room had a configuration with the bed on the main level and a living space on the mezzanine floor. Immediately upon entering the room, an open-concept wardrobe with standard bedroom amenities could be found.
Entrance of the Loft Gallery room.
Adjacent to this wardrobe space was a washing basin and a small minibar area. Standard house brand toiletries were provided as well as a Nespresso coffee machine and tea bags for our in-room consumption. A chiller was also available for our usage. This area was tucked directly beneath the staircase and was a good use of space.
A basin and minibar area tucked under the stairs.
As space was a premium in such a small room, storage spaces were concealed in drawers below. This was also where the built-in safe and a hairdryer could be found.
Storage spaces, built-in safe and a hairdryer.
Opposite the open-concept wardrobe was a very small bathroom with little space to manoeuvre. House brand toiletries were provided. Guests will need to use the sink outside the room as the bathroom had no vanity area. Privacy blinds could be drawn as well.
A small bathroom.
Beside the bathroom, a small angular table with writing materials, a phone and some information regarding our stay was placed.
A table tucked in a corner.
Heading past this area was the main part of the bedroom with a king sized bed positioned directly in the middle. This was also the area where the room felt extremely spacious because of the high floor to ceiling height.
Overview of the main bedroom area.
We had an excellent sleep quality during our stay. While there were no bedside tables, light switches and power sockets were placed strategically at the side. Light panels on either side served as reading lights.
A comfortable king sized bed.
Our room had an obstructed view of a neighbouring condominium compound and so natural light did not illuminate our room to our liking. It's worth noting that most rooms will not face this problem.
A less than ideal view from our room.
A nice wooden staircase lined with mirror panels separated the main floor from the mezzanine floor. As the stairs were quite steep, care should be exercised when navigating through it.
A wooden stairway that led to the mezzanine floor.
A cosy living space and a work desk were found on the mezzanine floor. This was also where the television was placed and so watching shows from the bed would not be possible.
Living space on the mezzanine floor.
Our room package came with a DIY cocktail making kit. At your desired time, one set will be delivered to your room. This set included recipes of suggested cocktails, various alcohol (mini)bottles, mixers, fresh fruits, an ice bowl and a shaker. Guests have an option to purchase more of these items if they wish to. In truth, this was a fairly fun activity and you can head over to our YouTube video to check it out!
Cocktail making kit.
This property has a rectangular pool with one end overlooking the Singapore River. Although it was rather long, a significant area was shallow and so doing laps might not be ideal. Along the pool was a pool deck with cushioned sundecks littered. Together with the gym, booking a slot was required but as there were no staff on duty, this was not regulated and so anyone without a slot could utilise the facilities. This led to overcrowding during our visit where there were visibly more people present than the maximum capacity set.
A rectangular pool and a pool deck.
The fitness centre was located on the same floor as the pool and was fairly spacious. Many different equipment and free weights were provided so guests can squeeze in a good workout while staying at this property.
A large fitness centre.
This hotel has one in-house restaurant, Beast and Butterflies and this was where daily breakfast was held.
Beast and Butterflies at M Social Singapore.
Breakfast at Beast and Butterflies
During our stay, breakfast was served in sets and was no longer all-you-can-eat. A limited selection was available and guests can choose either an American breakfast set, a Nasi Lemak set or a continental set. Beverages were fortunately free flow.
Breakfast spread and selections.
Upon being seated, we were presented with a pastry plate (one mini-croissant and a danish danish pastry) and a fruit bowl. Our beverage orders were also taken and they had fruit juices from the carton as well as coffee and tea. We opted for one local set and one American set and they turned out to be quite disappointing. The food quality was rather average although the portion size was commendable.
An average breakfast.
Concluding remarks: Having paid very little for a night here, we did not expect too much. The contemporary design and unique loft-style rooms pretty much balanced out the worst check-in experience we have ever had and the average breakfast. We would certainly recommend this property if a good deal emerges but do avoid the peak periods such as weekends and holidays.
M Social Singapore