It’s great to be back in Singapore after so many years, and one of my favourite locations in Singapore is the Singapore River. The Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay hotel is situated right on the waterfront in central Singapore. This waterfront Quay has so many restaurants and attractions to explore along the way. The walking area is fantastic and its a lovely location to capture how much Singapore has advanced over the years.
Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay opened in October 2017, and this newly refurbished hotel offers the latest in interior design. It’s unusual in shape as this hotel is long and narrow. Throughout the hotel, there is a strong use of copper colour which gives it an earthy, rustic edge to the interior but still modern. Historically when the traders were working on the Singapore river, copper coins were used.
My room was located on the 10th floor and the views over the city were brilliant, and it felt more like urban living than a hotel as it’s situated amongst the local residential complexes which I like. The hotel captures this urban style of living by adopting the comforts of home away from home. Each of the 225 studios and suites featured a host of thoughtful amenities that combine modernity with elegance, whilst maintaining functional practicality.
I had access to the Club Intercontinental lounge where I could check-in as well. The decor and soft furnishing here was lovely and the colour trending here was bottle green with velvet touches. I found this lounge warm and welcoming. Again showcasing an earthy feel throughout this lounge. The Club Intercontinental is open 24 hours, I think this is fabulous especially for those experiencing jet-lag or having to work in different time zones. I enjoyed working at 5 am overlooking this fabulous city.
The Club Intercontinental offers breakfast from 6:30 am, afternoon tea from 2-4 pm and canapes & cocktails from 6 – 8 pm. In between these times, there are plenty of drinks and nibbles to indulge in. The food and service here overall is excellent and of high quality. The tea selection is plentiful and offers a new way of blending two tea bags into one teapot.
On the ground floor is the restaurant area called Publico, it consists of a Deli and a restaurant. The Deli which looks very much like an American inspired diner is where breakfast is served and where during the day you come for coffee, cakes and a la carte dishes. The breakfast is a mix of buffet with some lovely a la carte options. The presentation and quality of the food were excellent. This Deli has some clever sliding walls and late afternoon a section becomes a dedicated cocktail bar, which is popular with the locals.
There is also a vibrant Italian restaurant which is very popular with the local residents, so make sure you book in advance. I had to wait till 9 PM before being able to be seated without reservation, luckily I have been in Spain too often to get used to late eating. The food here was fresh and delicious. The pasta is handmade in the restaurant and the pizzas out of the wood-fired ovens are wonderful. There is so much to choose by it is a great place to chill, eat and take in a new way of experiencing Singapore eating right on the waterfront.
I stayed at two classic rooms which had lots of natural light coming in from the floor to the ceiling windows which overlooked the city. It was wonderful to observe how the locals lived and explore how much Singapore has changed regarding its lifestyle. The classic rooms were chic and spacious the furnishing was dominated with many dark brown leather features throughout the rooms, which gave a cosy feel to it. The leather accessories gave it a very expensive, classy touch.
The massive TV combined with bose soundbar and the endless Nespresso coffee and tea made it feel like my home. I loved staying in these rooms and just soaking up the atmosphere. The metal sliding mirror doors were used throughout the rooms and I loved this as I could close off parts of the room and not have access to the bathroom, a very clever idea as day turned into night. I could snug up on my huge cosy bed, with the gorgeous bed linen. Throughout the hotel, they used beautiful linen on the tables, restaurants as well as in the bathroom. It gives a classy look as well as enhancing the luxury lifestyle way of living. The endless amount of large pillows is why I slept so well and loved staying in bed.
The Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay offers the latest in hotel experiences and this is reflected in how the staff seemed very happy to work here. They were always ready to serve and go the extra mile to make my stay was a pleasant one. The staff passionate approach to taking the time to interact with the guests was warm and refreshing. Taking the time to get to know their guests and their personal needs is a credit to the hotel.
The food standard here was excellent, compromising nothing when it comes to serving the finest in beverages and food. The hotel has a very relaxed feel and during my stay even though there was a high occupancy, I felt I could always ask for anything and not felt rushed at all.
The design of the room is extremely modern and classy, I thoroughly enjoyed staying in my room. For those that want to exercise the is a long lap pool on the reception area level and a modern gym is on the ground floor level. The furnishing throughout the hotel is modern, contemporary and very comfortable
- Room reviewed: Classic Room
- Website: www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/us/en/singapore/sinic/hoteldetail
- Address: 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238909
- Phone: 6826 5000