Room No: 1406
Check in: Monday 19th December, 4pm
Check out: 20th December, 1pm (late check out)
I enjoy staycation. It helps me to relax and get away from things for a while. It's also an excuse for me to not focus on my work for a while. This time, I decided that I'm going to book a staycation, not within Sentosa. What more better way then to have your staycation within Orchard Road. It's Christmas week, the road will be light up and the Christmas mood is there. Out of all the hotels, I decided to book a room at Royal Plaza on Scotts. I've read the review about this hotel and mostly turn out positive. So I set the date, booked the hotel and ready to go. I've booked the Royal Club Premiere with access to the Royal Club Lounge.
Upon arrival, I was escorted up to the Club Lounge situated on Level 14. While I was getting the registration done, my mom and sister were served drinks. As it was Tea time, we arrived just in time for some light refreshment. I must say that the selection of food is not wide. But if you are looking at light food for the afternoon tea, maybe what they serve will somehow please you. After getting the keycard to our room, I spend a bit more time at the Club Lounge. The interior of the hotel is old. It's not shabby but you can feel a bit nostalgic. Maybe I am more into the modern interior when it comes to hotel. Everything was so brown in the Club Lounge. It does have that luxury feeling.
We then check into the room. Honestly, I've always booked a big spacious room. I must say, this room is small, I think it's small to my preference. With no balcony, the only thing I see out the window is a wall. Yes, there is no view from the room that I have. The bathroom comes with a tub, the standing shower is spacious and have a concrete seat in it. The bathtub has a glass window that overlooks the room and tv. So I guess you can soak yourself in the bath and watched tv at the same time.
The hotel has a 24 hours gym and swimming pool. The gym and pool were empty when I went there. Nothing much to do around the hotel.
- Check in/ Check out at the Club Lounge at Level 15
- Complimentary Breakfast - 7 am to 10 am
- Complimentary Afternoon Tea - 3 to 5 pm
- Complimentary Evening Cocktail - 5:30 to 8 pm
Overall experience: I would prefer to have my staycation in Sentosa or MBS. Plenty of things to do there. I would recommend for you to pay a bit more to enjoy a newer hotel with a view. I might come back to Royal Plaza on Scotts if I booked a bigger room. Cause I don't really mind a hotel without a view but I mind if the hotel is small.