Review: Intercontinental Hotel – Singapore

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I processed through Customs and Immigrations in less than 15 minutes. After a quick stop at the Duty Free shop, I hopped into a taxi for the 25 minute ride to the hotel.

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Booking

I searched many different Marriott properties in Singapore and Malaysia. I could not bring myself to pay over $300 USD/night for a room. The properties did look phenomenal.

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I settled on the Intercontinental Singapore for less than $200 USD/night. I was booked into a Heritage Room. Speaking of rooms, the hotel has approximately 400, recently renovated, guest rooms.

Arrival

I arrived at the hotel at 8am, normal check in time is 3pm. I e-mailed the hotel’s Concierge some days prior to my arrival to request an early check in.

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Check In

The lobby was spacious. To the right was the Ambassador check in desk, to the right was seating, and the front desk was straight ahead.

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After a few minutes of waiting, I was helped. I began to tell the gentleman working the counter about the e-mail, flight, etc. He politely interrupted me and stated, ‘Mr. Short, your room is ready for you’. I did not expect to have a room seven hours prior to normal check in, but I was appreciative. After a few minutes, I was on my way.

Room

I turned right from the front desk and made another right towards the elevators. I took a short ride up to the third floor.

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After I exited the elevator, I turned right then made a left, walked to the end of the hall and made a right.

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I then walked down some stairs then made a right through some double doors.

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Now outside, but still inside the hotel, I walked straight ahead and then made a right. My room was the third from last room on the left.

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There was a standalone closet straight as I entered the room.

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To the left was the bathroom.

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Past the closet was the bedroom. I loved the old decoration, accented with new technology.

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One of the most impressive things about the room was the complimentary cell phone, amazing.

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Wi-fi was complimentary throughout the hotel. Pro tip: if you have Boingo or Phone Guardian applications installed, you will not be able to connect to the wi-fi.

Dining

There was not shortage of dining options in the hotel. There are three restaurants, a lobby lounge, and bar. The lobby lounge, located just past the elevators, is a wide open space with plenty of seating. At the back of the lounge is the exit into the shopping center that is connect to the hotel.

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Past the lobby lounge, on the right, is the Victoria Bar. It was a cozy place that felt like a wood cabin, the only thing missing was a fireplace.

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I did not visit the other restaurants because I wanted to eat as much food in the city as possible, but here is a pic of Chikuyotei, the Japanese restaurant on property.

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Lounge

I did not have access to the lounge as a standard, so I did not get pictures. Le sigh.

Fitness

Shortly after checking in, I made my way to the 24 hour Fitness Center. The space is huge and I had the place to myself. The floor looks like carpet, but is actually rubber, smart.

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There is also an outdoor pool located on the fourth floor. I stumbled upon while looking for a quicker exit from the hotel.

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Final Word

My stay at this hotel was phenomenal. I do not have anything to negative to say about my experience. The customer service, from the front desk staff, to concierge, to the bartender at Victoria’s, to the hosted at the lobby lounge, was top notch. If you are ever in Singapore, do not hesitate to visit the Intercontinental, you will not regret it.

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