Singapore is often called the ‘The Garden City’ for its constant pristine, manicured tree lined streets, tropical plants and beautiful flowers. The Citadines Mount Sophia sits just at the edge of the business centre with a lovely park Mount Emily close by. It is perfectly located to explore Singapore’s cultural heart “The Bugis” on foot and also the shopping street Orchard Road is only a 15 minute walk away. It’s for this reason I stayed at Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore, which was located centrally overlooking some of the skyscrapers. The architecture around the area is a fusion of combining the latest designs, along with regal looking heritage buildings that date as far back as the early 1900s, reminding me of the colonial associations with the British. It is such a brilliantly organised city, and from this location it is so easy to travel to any destination within Singapore.

Reception

This is really an apart hotel with serviced apartment sizes from 36sqm studios to 74sqm two bedroom executive apartments. The reception area is small modern and quirky, with a message that says we are open for all types of clients, from businesses clients, to families with small children. It’s a nice meeting area for outside guests to be welcomed in.

The use of wooden furniture within this area with a provencal style decor added a dynamic interplay of colour and texture which made it a place like no other. I liked how there were rocking horses for the children to play on. The reception area had a mixture of colours that didn’t always match, but with its interior design of mixing and matching gave this area a nice warm welcome.

Two Bedroom Executive Apartment

This modern contemporary apartment is perfect for the global business traveller or a family of three or four. The two bedroom executive apartment is spacious and with ample of mirror sliding doors it feel larger than 74 sqm suggests. The instant wow factor here is that the apartment is fitted with wall to wall windows, giving me an unforgettable view of this dynamic city. These views could be enjoyed at almost each level of this hotel including the corridors.

View over Singapore by night

The apartment was also decorated with modern comfortable furniture, and the clever usage of space is why I felt right at home. Each apartment is also fitted with a queen size bed in the master bedroom, a single bed in the second bedroom and a twin sofa bed in the living room. So it gave me an option to have four guests and on this occasion extra room for unexpected fluffy guests who were seeking a view of Singapore. I liked how there was ample of bench space along the windows for extra playing space for my two children.

Queen size double bed room

I loved the assortment of cushions which worked well when placed on the plain sofa, and added a colourful layer while bringing in the flavour of Singapore culture. I also liked the use of natural fibre fabrics where possible, to give it an overall modern but cosy ambiance.

Plenty of bench space near the windows.

The Wi-Fi connectivity was fast and easy to access as this is important for anyone here on business. I liked how there was a dedicated working desk in which I could work.

Kitchen/ Bathroom

The kitchen had the basic essentials, equipped with modern appliances, enough for a short term stay here. It was nicely tucked away from the rest of the apartment near the entrance. The two bathrooms, although small were modern, and the finishing lines added a cosy touch to this space. There was excellent usage of storage space for my clothes and shoes including and the storage included a steam iron and ironing board.

The apartment does not come with a washing machine. The Citadines Mount Sophia has a dedicated laundry area with washing machine and dryers, both requiring tokens. Its simple easy to access and very easy to use.

The individually controlled air-conditioning in each room was a clever idea and I liked how there was a dedicated slot on the wall where I could put the remote back easy to find. The complimentary housekeeping comes three times a week to keep the apartment in pristine order.

Breakfast – Residents Lounge

The Citadines Mount Sophia has a residents lounge where breakfast is served on weekdays. As I stayed over the weekend I did not experience the breakfast.

Part of the residents lounge

Conclusion

Citadines Mount Sophia is a no frills apart hotel in the centre of Singapore. Its location makes the cultural heart of Bugis and the Orchard Road shopping area easily accessible on foot. The apartments have all the mod cons to make your stay in Singapore comfortable. Across the apart hotel less than a 30 second walk is a small shopping centre with plenty of food options available. If you are looking for a comfortable stay in your own apartment without the frills of a Spa or Swimming pool this is a great option in an excellent location.

In house gym

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