Tuesday 5 August 2014

Orchard Hotel – Wedding Anniversary Staycation

Orchard Hotel
WOW!!! This is the inaugural Hotel / Staycation Review for Chubby Botak Koala!!

A Wedding Anniversary is a special day for a married couple. It is a significant date to remember, count your blessings and to renew your commitments to each other. I was fortunate enough to win One Night Weekend Stay at Premier / Signature Club Room (With Club Benefits) from Orchard Hotel for my participations in their Facebook photo 'Snap, Eat, Win' contest. So we decided to use it for our Wedding Anniversary celebrations.

Gift Certificate

Orchard Hotel is part of the Millennium Hotels Group, located at the shopping and entertainment belt of Orchard Road. We checked in on a Saturday afternoon and was allotted the unique Oriental theme Regal Red Signature Club Room. The Regal Red and black colour is very prominent in the decoration of the 17th Floor, starting when you step out the lift on the floor, Signature club lounge and the rooms. Give you nostalgic sense of the old Chinese Dynasty.

Decoration on the Premier Floor Lift Lobby

Decoration on the Premier Floor Lift Lobby

The room size for Signature club room is about 301 square feet in size (info base on their website, as I have no sense of measurement). Basically it is bigger than the master bedroom of the latest HDB. To maintain the oriental look they have to design a full stand alone cupboard, which take up a lot of space at the entrance.

Walkway in the bedroom
The walking space is quite limited, remind of typical hotel rooms in Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong or the recently developed hotels in Bangkok. Of course we are talking about business room, not suite.

Once in the room, we received a personal welcome message by the hotel on the TV. Under it a spacious writing table, with our welcome fruits bowl and other hotel information.

TV and Working Table

The bed is very neat and tidy, but I find it very small in size. Furthermore, it is only a queen size bed. Hmmm, it is going to be a ‘squeezy’ night, considering our not so small size bodies. We were hoping for a King Size bed at least, a bit of disappointment for LD :)

The Queen Size Bed

The bathroom is quite spacious, almost the size of the bedroom. Complete with rain shower head, hydro-massage jets and portable shower head. A luxurious toilet indeed. Complete amenities are provided.

Bathroom - 1

Bathroom - 2

From our room, we have a good view of the swimming pool and Orchard road. As there were work in progress, we decided not to go for a dip there.

The Swimming Pool (part under construction)

The best thing about the Signature Club Room is the access to Premier Club Lounge (located in Orchard Wing). Although there is a signature club on the Claymore Wings, no food and drinks are provided there during the weekend. So after a quick afternoon nap, we decided to drop by there for Evening Cocktail Session.
Signature Club on Claymore Wing

Signature Club on Claymore Wing

The Premier Lounge is very spacious, with a very modern setting. For Evening Cocktail session, they provided good spread of finger food / small bites to complement your choice of drink, whether it is wines, coffee, tea or soft drinks. The nibble is just delicious. For Breakfast, the lounge is filled with natural lights and the food standard is excellent.

Premier Club Lounge

 Some Food served for Evening Cocktail

Fruits and Coffee

As we are celebrating our Wedding Anniversary, it is a tradition that we go for steak, so we skipped the restaurants in the hotel, as there is no decent western restaurants in the hotel. However, I did a food tasting Orchard Cafe. Check out the review here.

The service here is very friendly and professional. Check in and Check out time is fast, less than 10 minutes. For other amenities, the speed of the Wifi here is pretty fast. I watched one of the WC2014 games on my tablet without any problem. There is a Daily Digital Newspapers with more than 2,000 publications available to see in your tablet, however as it is a staycation, we decided to relax and switch off.

Overall, we have a good experience celebrating our wedding anniversary. It will be excellent if we can have the King Size Bed. Thank you very much Orchard Hotel for your hospitality.

Orchard Hotel Singapore
442 Orchard Road
Singapore 238879

T: +65 6734 7766
Full contact details: http://bit.ly/cbk-orchardhotel-sg

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