Everybody loves a luxury stay! Be it a vacation or a business trip, you want to be able to come back to the room and relax after a tough day of work or sightseeing and our expectations are even higher in a 5 Star property. Being a Luxury Travel Agency in Singapore, we decided to do some reviewing of local 5 Star Hotels in Singapore. We start off with Sheraton Towers in Scotts Road – Our consultant brings to you his personal review of Sheraton Towers! Go ahead and give it a read!
I always thought Sheraton Towers hotel was 4* property in Singapore but while doing this review realized it is actually a 5* and considered a luxury hotel. It is one of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts property in Singapore and is conveniently located off Orchard Road on Scotts Roads between The Hamilton Residences (yes, the condo where you can park your supercar in your living room) and Newton MRT.
Upon entering the lobby you will find the reception/check in area located on the right side and will quickly come to realize that the $20 million refurbishment program was to upgrade the guest rooms and the swimming pool area.As i waited in the reception area for check, I felt like i was transported back to the 1980s. Everything looked quite dated, including the way the files behind the desk were maintained. I was a little apprehensive of the rooms, as some of the pictures I had seen online didn’t look very promising, but I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms looked nice and cozy!
I was staying in the deluxe room category, these rooms are around 30-32sqm each but the layout and lighting in the room made them feel bigger than they are. The fixtures and fittings in the room were of good quality, as you would expect in a 5* hotel. There was a nice work desk and an arm chair by the windows overlooking Scotts road. I really liked the overall look and feel of the rooms. The bed was a decent king size with a standard 4 pillow layout, the carpeting was a plus and I really liked the print on it as well. I was a bit disappointed with the lack of decorative pieces on the walls. As you can see below, the left hand picture is from the hotel’s website whereas the right hand picture was taken by me during the stay.
Other than that, the room was generally comfortable and clean enough for a 5* property. One of the things I would like to mention was the bedside controls. The hotel has a complete control switch located on the bedside table which gives you controls to the master lighting, air conditioning, alarm clocks and the privacy button. Most people stay in hotels for a few nights, when they do, t’s just nice to not have to roam around the room to locate the thermostat in the middle of the night or look for the light switch. It’s the small things that make your life easier and your stay pleasant.
The place that gives away the real age of the hotel is the washroom. It’s is a small washroom walled with mirrors and marble to make it appear larger but somehow gives you an ‘old’ vibe. Perhaps it’s the fact that the shower and bathtub were not separate as per the industry standard for most 5* hotels nowadays. It did however have a rain-shower which kind of made up for the lack of a separate shower stall. The towels and robes were nice and water absorbent. One of the best things were the in room slippers, the were nice and plush with a lot of padding on the soul which made you feel like you were walking on clouds.
One of the highlights of the stay was the dining options, from the room service to the restaurant service the breakfast, both of them served up quality. The view of the waterfalls from The Dining Room certainly perk up your morning. All in all, there is definitely some room for improvements but in its current state, the Sheraton Towers provides a comfortable stay for leisure and business travelers alike. At over SGD 300 dollars a night during a non-peak period, I feel it’s a bit over priced for the region, but fits in perfectly with Singapore’s entry level 5* hotel rates.
The stay was not sponsored by the hotel and the writers views are his own.