Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sofitel So Singapore Staycation



This is a no surprise "surprise" by SO to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. I was actually informed weeks before the actual day (in anticipation of disruptions to our schedule due to other personal commitments,) Yes! We are boring this way.

Sofitel is located in the heart of CBD and easy access to great food in the area. We decided on having dinner at OTTO restaurant. The restaurant is easily accessible by foot.

Days before our due arrival, we receive an email asking us about our time of arrival. We replied that we are locals and will need parking space for the night. There is no free parking for provided for guests, but we are recommended a few cost efficient places to park for the night.



Check in is a breeze and when we reach our room, there is already complimentary nonya desserts on the desk.


The ondeh-ondeh is the best i ever tasted. The gula melaka burst in one pop and tasted heavenly.



The room is well decorated but size is much smaller than the sofitel macau on Ponte 16.



The one feature i love about the room is the artifical ceiling skylight. Another unique installation is that all the lighting and switches can be remotely controlled by the ipod next to bedside table.
Remote control via ipod
As we informed the hotel its an anniversary celebration, the room is also specially decorated and littered with rose petals.=D
We also got a complimentary cake to celebrate our big day. While the cake itself is definitely delicious. Unfortunately, the baker left a chunk of plastic buried within the cake. So it kinda of turn me off instead of getting bonus points. 
 
The turndown service is very intimate. Besides, turning down the duvet, they also set the bedroom slippers by the side of the bed.
Turndown service by the hotel for the night. There is his and hers side of bed.

Rooftop swim area - this place converted to a rooftop bar that is open to public with and entrance fee.
 As during this period is the haze period, not much people swim at the pool.

 I love the clash of colours at the lounge/ lobby area. Very loud!


For those who want to keep fit even during a short trip, the hotel has a very well-equipped gym. I was extremely tickled by the chinese idiom -龙马精神 (full of vigour) right on the top of the mirrors.
 

I was expecting more out of the decor as i believed this hotel was decorated by Karl Ladgerfield. It is only at the point of writing i discovered it was decorated by another designer. Karl only designed the lion seal emblem!!! Oh dear! Though i discovered this a little too late but it is nevertheless quite a pleasant stay. I love the signature fragrance used for toiletries and the delicious scent is also the first thing you smell when you enter the hotel. Take a whiff the next time you pass by the hotel. Guaranteed to make you feel better than you actually are.