9 Wallich Street
T: +65 6428 5000
Room Type: Luxury Club Room, 1 King Size Bed
Room Size: 38sqm
Stayed: March & April 2022
Booking: Accor Plus Member
Sofitel Singapore City Centre is nestled in the integrated mixed-use development, Tanjong Pagar Centre. This 223-room luxury hotel is surrounded by heritage shophouses and skyscrapers.
At Sofitel Singapore City Centre, you can expect a design that blends Singapore’s rich heritage culture with undeniable French flair. It is vibrant and luxurious yet subtle at the same time.
Situated above Tanjong Pagar MRT station, Exit A, the hotel is at a strategic and convenient location to move around. It is 1 MRT stop away from Raffles Place and within walking distance to Shenton Way. It will take about 20 minutes car ride to and from Changi Airport.
While the Guoco Tower mixed development offers a great spread of culinary delights, plus you will also be within walking distance to restaurants at Peck Seah Street, Tras Street, Tanjong Pagar Road and Duxton. If you prefer the famous Singapore Hawker food, Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre, Maxwell Market or even Amoy Street Food Centre are within your reach.
With a quick stroll along the Tanjong Pagar area, you will be treated to heritage shophouses, temples and daily happenings of Singapore’s heartland as Tanjong Pagar residents going about their days. You can also expand your cultural treat by visiting the Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple or Chinatown Heritage Centre and the surrounding precinct.
Cleanliness (10/10). Space (9/10). Room Amenities (9/10). Ambience (9/10), Bed & Pillow (9/10), WiFi (9/10).
The room is modern and spacious. The first thing that I notice when I enter the bedroom is the bathtub. Though it is not in your direct line of sight, you just can’t miss it from the corner of your eyes.
The layout of the room is more of a business hotel. There is King size bed, bedroom bench, desk, huge flatscreen TV, mini bar / beverage station and armchair with ottoman. Though the layout is very standard, it comes down to the small details where Sofitel touch just stands out. This includes the leather business chair, leather finishing on the mini bar and also bedside drawers and the floral artwork behind the armchair.
|Luxury Club Room - King Size Bed
|Luxury Club Room - King Size Bed
|Armchair & Ottoman with The Sofitel Touch
The room is filled with natural lights due to floor to ceiling windows. In the evening, the LED lights lit up the room.
I later found out that the beds use Sofitel’s luxurious MyBed, which was firm yet soft at the same time. The pillow is a bit on the softer side, yet it still provides sufficient support for our heads. LD and I have a great sleep during our stay here.
The bathroom is very spacious. You have a bathtub and basin area is in one section, while the shower and toilet have a separate cubicle, although they share the same glass door. We both totally love the bathtub.
Due to the Covid situation, the mini bar is empty. The hot beverage station is stocked up with instant coffee, TWG Tea and also Nespresso Coffee. Near the working table, you will also find a tea set, to cater to your drinking tea experience.
Room entertainment consists of 55” flat-screen TV, Bose sound system and a good WiFi connection. We were able to stream things on our mobile without any connection error.
Other amenities provided bottled drinking water, bathrobes, bedroom slippers, an extra pillow, an iron & ironing board, a foldable luggage stand, in-room safe and hairdryer. Not forgetting Sophie, your personal digital 24/7 concierge.
High Tea at 1864 (8.5/10)
Having heard so much about the High Tea at Sofitel Singapore City Centre, we decided to give it a try. It is priced at $128++ for 2 pax. Served in a customise 2-layer box, it comes with selections of 7 sweets and 4 savouries for each person. Each diner has 2 choices beverages of coffee and tea. We find the high tea is very good, especially the scones and their sweet and savoury macarons.
Club Millésime (8/10)
All day refreshment 7.30am to 9.30pm, Apéro Chic 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Our Club room booking entitled us to Club Millésime, located in the 6th floor of the hotel. The Apéro Chic cocktail hour comes with a selection of canapes, cold cuts, cheeses and hot food together with cocktails, alcoholic beverages, and non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages.
Breakfast is served at Racine, in a semi-buffet format. The set menu is limited to 1 set per person, while the beverages and side dishes are free flow. The food is pretty good, especially the egg selections and hash browns. The service can be improved, as it can be very difficult to get the service staff’s attention.
|Breakfast Order Menu (March 2022)
|Omelette Set Menu with Viennoiserie Basket, Fruits & Coffee
|Vegetarian Set, Waffle, Dim Sum Basket, Fruits, Toast & OJ (April 2022 Menu)
You can click here for the full review of Racines dinner (*will be available soon)
Hotel Facilities (9/10)
The reception is located on the 5th floor, however, the main lobby on the ground floor is not to be missed. You will be welcome by the Singapour Je T’aime, a stunning nine-metre chandelier designed by Lasvit. This stunning art installation of glass leaves that whirl through the lobby, comprises 700 hand-blown glass crystals. Though the crystals are nice, the bears located in the lobby and 1864 are the ones that catch my attention.
The swimming pool and SoFit gym are located on the 6th floor. There is also a complimentary In-Room Fitness Kit and special access to Virgin Active Fitness Club at Guoco tower.
For those who drive, you can park your car at Guoco Tower Carpark B. There is no complimentary parking for hotel guests. However, parking after 5 PM on a weekday, the whole day for Saturday, Sunday and PH are very affordable, capped at $2.50. Updated parking rate, available here.
The overall service is warm, friendly and at times going above and beyond. Everyone always makes you feel welcomed. We notice that the hotel is short-handed as we see Guest Services Ambassadors and Food & Beverage Ambassadors deployed at different facilities in the hotel and at different times.
We have a great time staying at Sofitel Singapore City Centre. We find the accommodation to our liking and we also enjoy the benefits under Accor Plus member. We look forward to our future staycation here. Cheers!!