Keywords: Hotel - Room review - Marriott Bonvoy - Luxury - Orchard
Month of visit: June 2021
Youtube video review: The St. Regis Singapore Staycation during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) | Hotel Review
Often publicised as "The Best Address", The St. Regis Singapore is a five-star luxury hotel situated along Tanglin Road, on the quieter side of Orchard. The hotel prides itself with their signature butler service, which provides guests with round the clock personalised service ranging from serving complimentary beverages, ironing of clothes, packing or unpacking luggages, polishing shoes and even preparing your bath. On top of that, the hotel has an extensive art collection which guests can have a tour of. Guests who book any room category will be entitled to these benefits, regardless if it's the entry level room or one of their extravagant specialty suites.
In this review, we will be looking at their entry level room, the Executive Deluxe Room, which is often mistaken as a suite due to its generous size of 52 sqm and luxurious interiors. We had previously stayed in their Caroline Astor Suite and you may access the review here. We had purchased a staycation package on Klook which we found to be of great value. For just $340 nett a night, the package included an overnight stay in an Executive Deluxe room, breakfast for two and $75 dining credits. Booking direct would set you back the same price but without the breakfast and dining credits inclusion. Importantly, this package was Singapore Rediscover Voucher (SRV) eligible and we had offset a further $100 from the said price.
Room rate inclusions by Klook.
The lobby of the hotel was rather spacious and grand, and check-in counters were pleasant with chairs provided. We were invited to check in at 8am to avoid the crowd and guests may request for an earlier check in one day before their stay to express their interest. Most of the administrative matters were already done before we arrived and we were soon heading for our room.
Checking-in during our stay.
Executive Deluxe Room
Do check out this luxurious Executive Deluxe Room in our immersive 360-degree room tour below.
360-degree room tour of the room.
The entrance to our room was fairly impressive. The welcome area had a wooden theme, with a full length mirror and a small counter to place your belongings. Walking further into the room was a narrow corridor with marble tiles. Lamps on the walls and ceiling illuminated this corridor which also housed the minibar area.
Entrance of the Executive Deluxe Room.
The minibar area was emptied to minimise touch points during the pandemic but guests may contact the butlers to order a specific item. However, it is more economical to purchase your snacks and beverages at the nearby Tanglin Mall. A French press coffee maker was provided together with TWG teabags. It is worth noting that only the Caroline Astor Suite category and above have Nespresso machines. Bottled water and a variety of glasses were available for in-room usage. The mini fridge below was empty as well. A menu was provided for the 24-hour complimentary beverages courtesy of the butler service.
As we proceeded into the main bedroom area, the marble tiles were replaced by carpeted floorings. This area was rectangular and very spacious. The attention to detail in the design of this space was commendable especially given that this was their most basic room.
Overview of the bedroom.
The room had a good sized flat screen television that was mounted onto the wall. Directly beneath it was a wooden cabinet which housed the DVD player and controls for a Geneva sound system. A neat coat hanger could be found near the television.
A good sized television in the guest room.
Adjacent to the television was an oval wooden work desk with leather top. On the desk was a care pack which included a bottle of hand sanitiser and two surgical masks. Behind this table was another rectangular table with a telephone, writing materials and power sockets.
Work desk by the window.
A long sofa with cushions of varying sizes was situated by the window. Lounging on this sofa gave us views of the residential district of Tanglin, a much quieter alternative to the busy Tanglin Road on the other side. A day blind and night curtains were available for guests who would like extra privacy.
A beautiful seating area by a window overlooking the residential district of Tanglin.
The room we booked came with a king sized bed which was directly behind another seating area and a marble-top coffee table. The bed and two-seater sofa faced the television.
A king sized bed with a seating area in front.
On either side of the bed were wooden bedside tables with a control panel for the lights in the room. On one of the table, a Geneva speaker, a telephone and writing materials could be found.
Bedside table with a control panel for the lights.
At the corner of the bathroom was a small walk-in wardrobe with standard amenities like bathrobes, shoe horn, extra pillows, bedroom slippers, clothes hangers, laundry bags and a built-in safe were provided.
A small walk-in wardrobe.
Arguably the highlight of the room was the bathroom. The fully marble bathroom had an intricate and over the top finishing. This bathroom was spacious and comes with a double vanity.
An overview of the beautiful marble bathroom.
Two vanity areas could be found on either side of a free standing bathtub.
A double vanity on opposite sides of the bathtub.
The marble-top basin was large enough to place your toiletries. Standard bathroom amenities like hand soap and dental kit were provided here. Hand towels and mouth wash were placed on a glass platform beside the basin area.
Basin area with bathroom amenities.
In the middle of the bathroom was a large free standing bathtub wrapped with copper. If you would like, the butlers can prepare your bath for you.
A free standing bathtub.
At the side of the bathroom were two areas separated from the main bathroom. One area was the toilet while the other was a standing shower. Both a hand held shower and rain shower were available and conveniently, massage jets for those inaccessible parts of your body were found.
Toilet and standing shower areas.
Our room package came with dining credits and we opted to spend it to purchase extra food for our breakfast.
Breakfast in room
As it was during Phase 2 (heightened alert), breakfast was served directly to our room. Instead of the unlimited servings at the Brasserie Les Saveurs, each guest was only entitled to one breakfast set. Using our dining credits, we purchased additional items. For clarification, the photos below were taken in a Caroline Astor Suite.
An extravagant breakfast spread served to the room.
A choice of either Continental breakfast or American breakfast sets were available for guests who wish to choose from the Western menu. They included eggs done your way together with a bread basket and fruits platter. From the local menu, we opted for laksa and for the sweets, we chose waffles, French toast as well as a chocolate brownie. Each breakfast sets came with a fruit juice and a hot beverage.
Breakfast included a good selection of sweets and savouries.
Concluding remarks: The low pricing for a staycation package at The St. Regis Singapore was unheard of before the pandemic. The Klook staycation deal at $340 nett is strongly recommended for those who wish to indulge in luxury on a budget.
The St. Regis Singapore