Touch down was just a few minutes before schedule. Forty minutes later we were on the train (MRT) heading for the city- and we had dilly dallied! We had collected our luggage, gone through passport control, found the MRT, bought our tickets and found the right platform and train. Half an hour later we were checking in to the hotel!!! Singapore is code for ‘incredible efficiency’.
Advice from friends So not that one. Just how many hotels are there in Singapore? And not that one. Ummm Shame I booked non negotiable. We’ll just have to see.
Stop- Bencoolen. Take exit B to Bras Basha. We travelled up so many escalators I lost count. Turn right… Seriously that’s the hotel? Our Rendezvous? OK…Location is good!!
First impression – Brown? When was the last time brown was trendy? About the same time as shoulder pads? Check-in very welcoming, informative and easy. We had booked a Club room which was inclusive of full breakfast, a ‘Handy’ mobile, free mini-bar, a little bit of complementary laundry, various tours and discounts. The room – the TV was enormous, the bed King-size- even the armchair was king-size. Masses of mirrors gave the impression it was a good size. Aspect from the window was urban. Details were surprising bathroom scales, robes, tea and coffee-making and even a pull out clothes line in the bathroom. The toilet is ridiculous, although it is quite nice to have a posterior pampering.
Dropped into the special club room for a glass of wine and some canapes before heading out. Checked with the concierge who told us of the Food Republic across the road where we could get a quick bite and then Spectra- a light and water show. The bus 106 would leave from the front of the hotel and the show was free, and would be hourly from 8 till 10. So that was our first seven hours in Singapore…Easy!!!!