Our recent staycation is at Sofitel Singapore City Centre, directly linked to Guoco Tower and Tanjong Pagar MRT in Singapore’s Central Business District. Albeit a little too physically close to my office tower, the cosy room and facilities offered a great mental respite and escape!
My favourite part about the hotel is its attention to the little details -think luggage-themed furniture and gigantic bears seated around the lobby lounge and restaurant. Perfect for a stuffed-toy lover like me!
Breakfast is no longer buffet-style, but we get to pick anything we want through a digital menu. We love that it is completely hassle-free, dishes get nicely plated and served pretty quickly to our tables.
Our favourite was the 3-course dinner at their in-house restaurant, Racines. Helmed by award-winning chef Jean-Charles Dubois, Racines’ edge lies in the fact that they serve both traditional French classics and timeless Chinese dishes. Apparently, they only use seasonal local produce and organically grown ingredients. The herbs used at the restaurant is harvested from the hotel’s very own herb garden. Needless to say, each dish was delish!
Our 3-course dinner was yums!
The hotel also offers an infinity pool – albeit with not much of a view. But you get to marvel at the architecture wonder that is Pinnacle @ Duxton – so that’s not too bad! They also have plenty of daybeds and a gym.
We also got a complimentary cheesecake for my birthday!
Overall it was a pleasant stay, though my only gripe is I am not sure why we were given one of the lowest floors despite it being an off-peak Monday and there were ostensibly not many occupants in the hotel. We also noticed from some platforms some got higher floors on special occasions their complimentary cake served on a nicely decorated plate but ours was just in a takeaway box… Of course as guests we are not automatically guaranteed such privileges, but it does make me curious as to the differential treatment.