Where luxury hotels are concerned, the Shangri-La name needs little introduction. But do you know that Shangri-La Hotel Singapore was THE first Shangri-La hotel?
As we entered the grand lobby of Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, we felt like we were entering a part of history. This was where THE Shangri-La story all began!
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore boasts acres of wonderfully landscaped gardens to allow guests to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. I took special notice of the fresh orchids all around the hotel. Orchid is the national flower of Singapore. While we felt like we were on vacation from the moment we stepped into the hotel, the orchids around gave us a sense of home.
The hotel had three wings: Tower Wing, Garden Wing and Valley Wing. We were invited to a stay under their ‘Family Stays for Free‘ promotion (limited time only) which included a stay at the Tower Wing’s Horizon Grand Premier Rooms. Being guests of the Horizon Grand Premier Rooms, we were given a room on a high floor of the Tower Wing with access to the Horizon Club Lounge.
Horizon Grand Premier Room
The Horizon Grand Premier Room was a whopping 72 square metres. When I told my friend that, she was like, “That’s the size of a 3-room flat!!” No kidding.
The moment we stepped in, we couldn’t help noticing the fresh orchids decorating the room.
And keeping up with their promise to provide the best hospitality, there was a personalised note with a box of pralines waiting for us in the room.
We also found a fresh fruit platter and a tea set that reminded me of my late grandmother. Seriously, that tea set was so nostalgic! The fruit knife was razor sharp though, so make sure you get to it before the kids.
Thankfully the little one did not notice the knife and went straight for the banana. LIKE A BOSS.
There were also two welcome kits waiting for the children.
The kids love receiving these goodie bags from hotels and couldn’t wait to see what was inside!
The bear was so CUTE! It even had a little backpack and the boys went to put their toy cars inside.. lol!
Okay, back to the room. The room had a big king-sized bed and we were provided one more complimentary roll-away bed under the ‘Family Stays Free’ package.
The toilet was bigger than my room at home.
There was a huge bathtub which the kids LOVE. Bath tubs are their favourite part of hotel stays. And there was a separate shower – which was great because I could shower after coming back from our swim while the boys took their time to soak in the bath tub.
There were two spaces in the room next to the full-length windows which offered unobstructed views. One was a work space with a desk and the other was a relaxing space with sofa and magazines.
The kids had fun standing by the windows and checking out the scenery.
And they also had fun checking out the electronic curtains. -_-
There was more than enough space for the four of us. We had a lot of fun lounging around the various parts of the room, watching TV and reading the papers that were hanging on the door first thing in the morning.
Horizon Club Lounge
Throughout our stay, when we were not in the room, we were usually at the Horizon Club Lounge.
The lounge was located at the top floor of the Tower Wing.
Again, I couldn’t help noticing the fresh orchids around the lounge.
Magazines and newspapers were provided.
Throughout the day, coffee, tea, soft drinks and bottled water was available at the lounge.
From 2pm to 4.30pm daily, high tea was served at the lounge.
The ‘Family Stays Free’ package included late check-out at 6pm, so we went for the high tea on both days we were there and noticed there were changes to the food selection between the two days.
Before we had enough time to digest our high tea, canapes were served from 5pm to 8pm.
Not only were we treated to a buffet of exquisite canape, we had free flow of alcoholic drinks! Wine, beer or cocktail.. take your pick!
I haven’t had much opportunity to enjoy a cocktail since I had kids. This was a real treat for me!
The beers and wines were left at the counters for us to help ourselves to freely.
Cocktails had to be ordered from the service staff and there was a list for us to choose from.
Although the cocktails and canapes were served till 8pm, children were only allowed to access the Horizon Club Lounge up to 6pm. So slightly after 6pm, the staff came over to tell us politely that the children’s access time was up and asked if we wanted to pack some food back to the room to eat! So yeah… There was no need to gobble down all the canape within 1 hour. You can pack the food back to your room to enjoy!
Complimentary breakfast at The Line was included in our ‘Family Stays Free’ package. The Line is one of the most popular buffet restaurants in Singapore, well known for both quantity and quality of food served.
We barely scrapped the surface in terms of the sheer variety of food available. There were several live cooking sections available.
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A visit to the hotel pool is mandatory during a staycation.
While the pool at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore did not have super kids-friendly features like water slides, they did have a fountain which the kids enjoyed.
There was also a jacuzzi which was heated!
Lush greenery and landscape gardens were a key feature of Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. And really what differentiates them from other hotels in the city. The curious kids checked out the orchids, the waterfall, the koi etc.
How we spent our staycation
Standard check-in time for our booking was 2pm. As guests of the Horizon Club rooms, we were allowed to check-in at the exclusive check-in desk inside the Horizon Club Lounge. So while we were checking in, the kids started helping themselves to the high tea.
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After high tea, we went back to the room for the kids to soak in the bath tub before heading back to the lounge for cocktails and canape.
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It was raining that day so we couldn’t go swimming in the evening. So we just bummed in the room and had a good night’s sleep. The next morning, we started with breakfast at The Line!
Initially, we had planned to make use of the complimentary shuttle service to visit Orchard Road after breakfast. However, since we did not get to swim the previous day and the kids wanted to swim so badly, we decided to go for a swim after breakfast.
The kids had a splashing good time till past noon.
We went back to the room, bathed and watched some TV. At 2pm, we went up to the Horizon Club Lounge for high tea (or more like a late lunch).
After we had our fill, we went for a stroll around the hotel to, you know, digest all the food we have been eating.
After the stroll, we went back to the room where the kids had their naps. At 5pm, we went to the lounge again for one last round of canape and drinks.
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At 6pm, very reluctantly, we checked out and that marked the end of our very memorable staycation! Thank you Shangri-La Hotel Singapore for the wonderful stay and great memories.
While SGD505++ (price for the ‘Family Stay Free’ package) seems like a premium to pay for a one-night staycation, this is Shangri-La Hotel Singapore we are talking about. We got the chance to stay in the huge Horizon Club Grand Premiere Room with essentially all our meals thrown in. And I truly felt that the stay at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore was very different from our usual staycations in the city because of its environment. The unobstructed view from the room and lush greenery around the hotel grounds allowed us to escape from the noise and crowd and feel very rejuvenated.
The major draw of the promotion imo was the late check-out at 6pm. I usually find staycations of 1 night a bit short, but with the late check-out, it felt like we were there for 2 days. Not forgetting we had two rounds of high tea and evening cocktails & canapes!
If you are looking for a unique staycation in Singapore where you will be pampered from check-in till check-out, check out Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. And don’t forget to see what promotions they are having!
Information on Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Getting There: The hotel is a 15 min walk (1.2 km) from Orchard MRT.
Tel: 6737 3644
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