• Staying In A Luxurious Suite In Singapore | Sofitel Singapore City Centre

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    Our few days in Singapore didn’t really go to plan to start with as our accommodation really let us down, until we found this luxurious suite in Singapore. Our first accommodation was booked via AirBnB, and as soon as we got in the taxi is was bad news. Our driver told us the accommodation was in Johor Bahru which is part of Malaysia. It is near the border of Singapore, connected via a causeway which takes 2 hours to get through (on a good day). This would mean going through immigration to get in and out of the city everytime.


    We struggled to find a space in any cheap hotel or hostel in the city until we came across one which we just booked for a night to tie us over as we had been travelling for over 13 hours but it was quite away from the city centre. We spent ages scrolling through hotels but most of them were far too expensive until I came across what looked like a really nice apartment with a king size bed and a futon bed for me so it said it was perfect for 3 adults.

    As soon as we get there, we knew it wasn’t right. Firstly we struggled to find someone to help us check in and after about 45 minutes of reading and re-reading the instructions given to us and still no luck my mum found a guy eating his lunch in plain casual clothes who just so happened to have the key to the room. As soon as the door opens, we knew instantly that it was not suitable for 3 adults and no space for the futon to go as the futon was not already in the room.

    We stared at the room wondering where it was. After asking the guy, he came back with a mat which was definitely not the “futon” that he expected us to put inbetween the bathroom and the little kitchen with no walking space between them.  We spent ages trying to delegate with the guy that this is not suitable for 3 adults nor was it what we booked through Booking.com. We refused to stay there and my Dad left the apartment to search for somewhere else we could stay whilst me and mum stayed scrolling online trying to find any other places to book.

    My Dad came back from searching for hotels, after searching high and low and experiencing the same answer ‘fully booked’ from every hotel he tried. We left the horrendous apartment and getting in a taxi and definitely not looking back. Once my Dad showed us where we were staying the heart eye emojis appeared. The lovely reception staff and manager offered us a suite and they kindly charged it the same as a regular room for all the trouble we had been through. My god our suite was beautiful! He said they asked him if he wanted a tour of the suite which he said ‘I think it will be much better than where we’ve been’ but he took the tour anyway and he just couldn’t say no. We had one night there and Dad asked if we wanted to move on elsewhere and now you know what the answer was.

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    The hotel amenities include a gorgeous dining area but both breakfast and dinner with a full continental spread for breakfast. A lobby Nespresso bar complete with cakes and a full range of coffee. There are also home brewed alcoholic drinks in the lobby. They have personal droid butlers called Sophie and Alexandre who offer free chocolates or brochures. They also deliver your room service to your door. On the outside of the hotel, they have the infinity pool and jacuzzi which have gorgeous views. There is also a gym and yoga studio as well exclusive to residents and so much more.

    Other hotel amentinies include…
    • Access to Club Millésime
    • Access to 24-hour SoFIT
    • Exclusive Sofitel MyBed™ – king size
    • Access to Virgin Active Fitness Club
    • 55inch Smart TV with IPTV system
    • Nespresso coffee machine and TWG tea
    • Bose® entertainment system
    • Virgin Active fitness kit
    • Complimentary selection of minibar
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    Marble bathroom with bathtub and rain shower
    • Balmain bath amenities
    • Individually controlled air-conditioning
    • Iron and ironing board



    In our luxurious Prestige suite in Singapore, we had a full desk complete with a selection of books, stationary and Bose speakers. A 55″ wide screen TV in which we could watch lots of international channels, Netflix and the latest movies (I watched a bit of Netflix one night). A Nespresso coffee machine and snack bar with a sofa and lounge chair. A small bathroom and a larger bathroom including a rain shower room and bath. There was Hermes toiletries on the vanity and a TV in the mirrors in the main bathroom. You can even order bath bombs and salts to your room to enjoy in the lovely marble bath tub.

    There are also yoga mats and dressing gowns with full access to the club lounge. The exclusive club lounge includes happy hour drinks and plenty of free snacks and soft drinks (we used this pretty much every night). The suite also includes an amazing smartphone by a company called Handy in which you can use for FREE when you explore the city. I have written all about this amazing smartphone in my latest blog post here. I used it to help us navigate our way around the city as we didn’t want to get charged for roaming and we visited Raffles Hotel and Long Bar on that day.

    Singapore Accommodation: Be wary of booking AirBnBs – I would really check the address of an AirBnB if it says it’s in Singapore as they could be in a part of Malaysia. The AirBnB we nearly booked said it was in the centre of Singapore but it actually wasn’t, we didn’t know that until we landed. Ask the owner before booking for the address to make sure. If you are looking for a nice AirBnB actually in Singapore, check out this article

    We definitely paid for the quality but I really think you need to in Singapore. There it’s either cheap hostels or expensive luxury hotels. It is very hard to find good in between accommodation that is good quality. Another hotel to definitely check out is Marina Bay Sands!

    Be sure to book this gorgeous hotel and suite when you visit Singapore. Book here.

    Morning and Night time views from our suite window.


    The Sofitel Singapore City Centre hotel is located on Wallich St in Tajong Pagar, it’s a 4-minute walk from Tanjong Pagar metro station and a 12-minute walk from Chinatown. Don’t get this hotel confused with Sofitel Sentosa Island which is another hotel, ideal if you are visiting Disneyland.


    Would you like to stay in this luxurious suite in Singapore? I’m dying to go back!