Thetraveljunkie.org – Singapore’s one of those places we keep going back to, but we decided it was time to see a different side of this city. We headed to Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy situated in the heart of the Katong district. Katong is a fine example of Peranakan culture – a superb mix of both Chinese and Malay influences.
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We hopped on the free shuttle from Changi Terminal 3 and were there in no time at all. After an efficient and friendly checkin we headed to our suite where we were greeted with an assortment of local snacks prepared by the hotel’s head chef, Lester Wang, including nyonya kueh, pineapple tarts and other delicious pastries.
Our bed overlooked the Katong skyline and the very inviting pool and outdoor area. We loved the clean modern interior of the suite and the lighting detail was fantastic. A simple division between the study and bed made the room feel spacious and inviting to work in.
And, our bathroom was fantastic. Fantastique. Magnifique. It was white and had everything we needed.
The attention to detail in the room was all around including tea and coffee making facilities and fast internet and a comfortable lounge. Another touch was the Travel Buddy, a free and ready to use smart phone charged and ready to use while we explored while still being in contact when we needed.
Equipped with a range of dining choices from the Lobby Wave Cafe, the Cantonese Jia Wei, where we felt like we were being served a home cooked meal, the Breez Bistro with its Eurasian choices and finally the Feast@East Buffet restaurant which was running a spectacular peranakan festival while we were there.
We also enjoyed a late night drink at the executive lounge and loved the view so much we went back for breakfast the next morning. The early morning views over the harbour were just as gorgeous as the night lights.
The hotel is close to everything that leisure and business travellers demand for an authentic and totally immersive Singapore travel experience.
If ever you find yourself in Singapore and wanting a place to stay, you should definitely check out Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy website for room availabilities!
Happy Sustainable Travels!