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Hotel Review: Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore (Club Room)

Keywords: Hotel - Room review - Modern - Nature - Exclusive club floor - Trendy

Month of visit: October 2020

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Strategically located in the Tanjong Pagar district in central Singapore, this 27-storey 314 rooms property by Far East Hospitality is a stone's throw away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station. This hotel's almost unmissable facade features a nature inspired concept with vines and greenery draping down from its steel exterior.

For all club and suite room guests, there is a dedicated floor for check-in. Upon entering the main lobby on level one, we were directed to the 21st floor which is also known as the club floor. On this level, apart from the check in counter, there were lounge seats, a sheltered infinity pool and the club lounge. The check-in process was very smooth and the staff who attended to us were extremely courteous. We completed our check in formalities seated at one of the sofas on the level and were offered drinks while waiting.

Dedicated check-in counter for club floor and suite guests.

The entire floor had a nature inspired design, with an open concept, extremely high ceilings and lush greenery to maximise natural sunlight entering the area. These, coupled with calming music that was played throughout the day gave an extremely soothing ambiance. There were many sofas and chairs for guests to enjoy the natural elements. The pool was relatively long, with sun deck chairs positioned around the pool. One thing of note was that there was little privacy as many of the club floor rooms have a direct view of the pool. At the side, there were a couple of small cabanas nestled within an area full of plants.

Club floor at the Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore.

After checking in, we proceeded up to our room. In order to reach our room, we will need to take a different elevator we took to get to the 21st floor. Once we got to our assigned floor, the corridor that greeted us had a neat wooden finish and was well lit.

Corridor to the rooms.

Club Room

Immediately upon entering the room, a mirror panel greeted us on our right side. This mirror panel could be moved to reveal a hidden closet area consisting of various amenities like bathrobes, bedroom slippers, ironing set and laundry bag. There was also a safe and a yoga mat in case guests would like to exercise in-room. As the room is relatively small, the space to place our luggage was relatively narrow.

Main entrance of the club room and closet area with a sliding mirror panel.

Directly adjacent to the closet is a mini bar hidden behind an artistic wooden door with shapes carved in a zigzag pattern. The minibar for club rooms is complimentary. There is a fine selection of TWG tea sachets, instant coffee and a Nespresso machine with three different coffee capsules. In the small refrigerator below, two bottles of sparkling water and two packets of coconut water were given. Of course, for other beverages like soft drinks, milk and juices, guests can proceed to the club lounge to help themselves to these drinks.

Minibar area with coffee and tea provided.

Between the minibar area and the window was a stretch of tables, the first a work desk with a movable chair, the second, a low table to place your belongings and the third, a mounted circular coffee table. Beside the coffee table was a one-seater arm chair that was positioned at an awkward angle, but can be moved around the room. The flat-screen television was mounted against the wall that was of a decent size when viewed from the bed.

The room when viewed from the bed.

The king sized bed was positioned on a comfortable carpet against a built-in wooden backdrop. The carpentry was akin to that of the wooden door to the minibar. The warm glow from built-in lightings made this area elegant. Also, our sleep quality was fantastic.

Sleeping area of the club room at Oasia Downtown Hotel, Singapore.

On the side of the bed was a small desk and on this desk was a telephone, writing materials, remote control for the television and a directory. The control panel which controls the lighting and air-conditioning allows guests to make these adjustments from the bedside making it extremely convenient. On either side of the bed was a reading light which automatically lights up when it was raised. There was also a powerpoint for added comfort of charging your phones close to you while sleeping.

Bed side table and control panel for lights and air-conditioning.

The bathroom had two entrances, one by the entrance and the other by the bedside. Two sliding mirror panels acted as privacy panels and can be closed if someone is using the bathroom. Conversely, if guests would prefer an intimate moment, they may choose to open it completely. The bathroom had a simplistic yet modern design and was complete with a rain shower, hand-held shower and a bathtub. Having the option to open the sliding mirror panels made having a bath more interesting as compared to being stuck in the confined space of the bathroom. Connected to the bath and shower area is the sink and toilet bowl. There was a single sink beneath an oversized mirror with lighting panels along its perimeter. Below the sink was a rack where towels, an anti-slip mat and toilet paper could be found.

Cosy, simplistic and modernly designed bathroom.

Standard bathroom amenities were provided and these included shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and hand gel. Additionally, a dental kit and shaving kit could also be found for your daily needs.

Bathroom amenities provided.

The views from different rooms vary greatly and unfortunately, the view during our stay was well short of beautiful. Our view was obstructed by the steel facade of the hotel. In our previous stay, we had a much better view of the infinity pool so perhaps you may want to consider requesting for that view or take your chances like us.

Our obstructed view from the room.

Dining Highlights

All club and suite room guests, were entitled to the club lounge access located on the club floor. The club lounge itself is relatively small and its capacity was reduced during our stay due to social distancing measures. While the indoor seating area was limited, guests may opt to sit anywhere outside. The interior of the club lounge had a similar wooden concept to the club rooms and had abundance of natural sunlight. Breakfast was also served at the same venue.

Evening Cocktails and Canapés at Club Lounge

Throughout the day, guests may enter and help themselves to coffee, tea, soft drinks and juices. If a selection becomes unavailable, a service crew would be around to assist you.

The club lounge at the Oasia Downtown Hotel, Singapore.

The evening cocktail and canapés hour was divided into two time slots so as to minimise intermingling of the crowd. As such, we were only allowed to come at a designated time and were asked to leave when our time was up. There was a fair selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. However, not the same could be said for the canapés as a fixed and limited set menu was provided and no refill was allowed. There was a small glass of soba, two chicken satays per person, a sharing cheese and biscuit platter and one small slice of chocolate cake to wrap up the dining experience. Truthfully, we were still hungry at the end of the hour and we headed elsewhere for a more hearty dinner.

Evening cocktails and canapés at the Club Lounge.

Breakfast at Club Lounge

Breakfast was also served at the club lounge and guests would need to select from two time slots; 7-8.30AM or 9-10.30AM. We had selected the unearthly earlier timing to avoid the crowd. Upon being seated, we were presented with a menu with five options to choose from. They were the salmon bagel breakfast, poached eggs with avocado bagelwich, big breakfast, waffles breakfast and asian delight. We had selected the big breakfast and poached eggs bagelwich. For both, the presentation was good and the food items were tasty. The beverage menu was the same throughout the day, with options ranging from coffee, tea, soft drinks and juices. While we were informed that we could order more upon finishing our breakfast, we were too full to get more food.

Breakfast at the Club Lounge.

Concluding remarks: The Oasia Hotel Downtown is an extremely popular destination for staycations due to its trendy and nature inspired concept coupled with reasonable pricing. The club room was relatively small at 22 squared metres but the decor and finishing was commendable. The private club floor was rejuvenating but the evening cocktail and canapés hour was rather subdued in terms of food selection and quantity. However for the price we paid, this was certainly a value for money, relaxing stay.

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