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Month of visit: April 2021
Youtube video review: Prestige Suite (Sofitel Singapore City Centre) | Hotel Review
Situated directly above Tanjong pager MRT, Sofitel Singapore City Centre offers luxurious and modern guest rooms with botanical decors and premium amenities. This hotel is one of the three Sofitel properties in Singapore, the other two being Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa and SO Sofitel Singapore. We had booked the prestige suite which is one of the two suites available and measures about 76 sqm of total floor size. Booking the prestige suite entitled us access to Club Millesime access and breakfast at Racines.
Exterior of Sofitel Singapore City Centre.
The common areas of the hotel were vibrant and modern. There was a small welcome area on the first floor with lifts that led to the hotel lobby on the seventh floor. The lobby was relatively spacious with ample seating areas. We were pleased to learn that our room was ready before 2PM and as there were only a small number of suites available, an early check-in wasn't a given.
Welcome area on the first floor.
The lift landing and corridor leading to our suite on the 17th floor were once again aesthetically pleasing with contemporary furnishings.
Lift landing and corridor leading to guest rooms.
Check out our immersive 360-degree room tour of this suite below.
360-degree room tour of the Prestige suite.
Our suite was generously sized at 76 sqm and immediately upon entering, we were greeted by the powder room and a full length mirror leaned precariously against the wall.
Welcome area of the Prestige suite.
The powder room was simply elegant with squeaky clean white marble titles and built-in light panels. Hand towels and hand soap were provided here.
Powder room with white marble tiles.
Moving further into the room, a dining table for four could be found. This area was nicely carpeted. Adjacent to this table was the minibar area.
Dining area with a fully equipped minibar.
Coffee and tea making equipment were provided. There were six unique tea blends by TWG, each contained in premium cotton teabags. We enjoyed the Paris-Singapore tea blend, which was also available at the Club Millesime. A large Nespresso machine with coffee capsules were also available together with cups.
A lovely tea set with cotton TWG teabags and a Nespresso machine.
Suite guests can enjoy complimentary minibar per stay. Although the snacks and drinks provided were not particularly expensive, it was nonetheless convenient and a nice touch.
Fully stocked up minibar.
Further into the room was the main living room, equipped with a long sofa and a coffee table. Overall, the living room was a cosy space, ideal for a small gathering.
A beautiful living space to host your guests.
Mounted onto a wall and directly opposite the sofa was a flat screen television connected to a Bose sound bar. A wide variety of television channels were made available and guests can find information regarding their stay by navigating the menu.
A flat screen television and Bose sound bar.
Next to the window was a wooden work table and a chair. Stationery were provided in a neat leather box and a care pack with face masks and hand sanitisers were found beside it. A general waste bin and recycling bin were located below this desk.
Work desk area.
The bedroom was located in a separate room, connected to the living space by a sliding wooden door. In the centre was a large king sized bed. The elegant finishing was similar to that of the living room. A cosy one-seater sofa was placed near the window together with a coffee table. A colouring book and pencils were provided for children.
The bedroom area of the Prestige suite.
The bed-side table had a digital clock, a bottle of drinking water and a remote control for the television.
On either side of the bed were control switches for the lights, curtains and air conditioning. Conveniently also, some Power points and USB ports were found here.
Power points, lighting and air-con controls by the bed.
The day and night curtains in the living and bedroom revealed floor to ceiling glass windows with views overlooking rows of shophouses in the vicinity.
Views of the shophouses in the area.
Heading back towards the other end of the bedroom was a walk-in wardrobe leading to the bathroom. The wardrobe area had all the bedroom amenities such as extra pillows, ironing equipment, laundry bags and a built-in safe. Exercise amenities such as a yoga mat by Virgin Active could also be found. Normally, hotel guests will be able to visit the Virgin Active gym close to the hotel but due to the pandemic, this arrangement has been suspended. A full length mirror could also be found here.
A nice walk-in wardrobe area connecting the bedroom to the bathroom.
The bathroom at the end of the wardrobe area was white marble tiled, similar to the powder room. This spacious bathroom had double vanity and toiletries were housed in a leather box. Hand towels and moisturiser could be found in a tray next to the sink.
White marble bathroom with a double vanity and bathtub.
A separate free standing shower area with hand-held and rain showers could be found in one of the two cubicles in the bathroom. The toilet seat was in the other. Premium bathroom amenities by Hermes were provided in all suite rooms.
A separate shower area and toilet, together with a bathtub.
Guests with club lounge access are granted admission to Club Millesime on the sixth floor. This floor also accommodates other facilities such as the pool and fitness centre. Meanwhile, breakfast was held on the lobby level at their in-house restaurant, Racines.
While the lounge is open all-day for beverages, the "Apero Chic" evening cocktail hours are between 5-6PM daily with an additional slot between 6.15-7.15PM when occupancy is high. As such, guests will only have one hour to savour the beverages and food. The club lounge itself was very vibrant, with indoor and outdoor seating options both available.
Club Millesime was open throughout the day.
When seated, we were given a beverage menu with both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks on offer. Shortly after, the food which were placed in small bowls were brought to each table. The food items were limited and only a small portion was served. However, guests may order more within the one hour. Overall, the selections were not great and we felt that the time restriction made the club lounge experience rushed.
Evening cocktails and pre-dinner at the club lounge.
There were no time allocations for breakfast and so the queue during the last hour of the breakfast timing was really long. We waited approximately 30 mins to be seated. When we were eventually brought to our table, we were asked to order digitally using our phones. While the ordering platform was user friendly, our orders were often mixed up and forgotten. Also, the food and drinks took a while to be served after we placed our orders.
The long queue and breakfast situation at Racines.
The breakfast spread was rather good though, and the food was tasty. They were flexible with the breakfast timing and extended it by an hour due to the large crowd volume.
A good breakfast spread at Racines.
Concluding remarks: Overall, our stay was quite enjoyable with most of it due to the well-appointed suite and hospitality provided by the staff. Nonetheless, the evening cocktail hour at the club lounge was very rushed and breakfast was very crowded. We recommend a weekday stay here where the occupancy is lower and hopefully the experience will be better.
Sofitel Singapore City Centre