Review: Fairmont Singapore

Centerpiece artwork mounted behind the check-in desk – Diversity by Claudia Caviezel

Ever since the resumption of activities in Phase 2, staycations has been growing in popularity among Singaporeans. Most hotels in Singapore are offering family-friendly staycation packages with up to 50% discounts. For instance, Fairmont Singapore, a luxury business hotel has pivoted its offerings toward families. The Upsized Staycation deal allows up to two kids to stay for free, inclusive of breakfast, S$100 nett in dining credits, a S$50 nett return stay voucher and complimentary parking at Raffles City Shopping Centre from S$305++ per night. Fairmont Singapore is conveniently located on top of Raffles City Shopping Centre and connected to City Hall MRT station; makes it an ideal staycation property to rediscover Singapore’s hidden gems.

Contactless Check-In and Check-Out

As we adapt to a new normal, Fairmont Singapore introduced an easy, safe and touchless solution to check-in and out of the hotel with minimal physical contact and interaction.

Stepping into Fairmont Singapore, the entrance is flanked by a contactless temperature taking device. The front desk is fitted with plastic panels between staff and guests to reduce exposure to the virus. The entire check-in process is seamless. Prior my stay, I received an email to complete the pre-arrival registration. All I need to do is to fill in my particulars, upload my identification card and make payment (pre-authorisation). Once done, I received the QR code which I need to scan on arrival to collect my room key. At the end of my stay, I can do a self check-out by confirming the final bill via email and drop the key at the lobby.

North and South Tower

The I.M. Pei designed hotel offers 778 rooms in total, across two towers. If you are thinking of booking the refreshed rooms, the South Tower has been temporarily converted to serve as a Stay Home Designated Facility (SDF). Currently, only the (older rooms) North Tower is open for staycation.

Fairmont King Signature Room

The 39sqm Fairmont King Room (#2013) comes with 2 private balcony; view of Bras Basah Bugis Precinct and City Hall. The room is tastefully designed with Peranakan touches such as bespoke carpeting, curtains mimicking traditional kebayas and canvas art hang above the headboard. With generous living space , it is perfect for small gathering of 5.

View of Bras Basah Bugis Precinct and City Hall

The marble bathroom is well maintained but I am not a fan of shower/tub combos. Fairmont partnered with Le Labo for its bath amenities featuring Rose 31, a hallmark scent of the boutique fragrance maker.

Like most hotels, Fairmont’s welcome care pack consist of a pack of masks, hand sanitiser and antiseptic wet wipes.

Fairmont King Room

Fairmont King room (#1802) is the entry level room.

Spacious work desk and comfy lounge sofa.

Complimentary Coffee/Tea amenity and large wardrobe with personal safe, iron and ironing board.

There is no bathtub but a standing rain-shower with a marble slab bench.

The North Tower rooms has the view of either city or pool view. Some of the rooms facing the pool overlooks the Marina Bay Sands. Request for a room ending with “02” if you like the view of the bay.

In-Room Dining

Dining credits can be used for in-room dining or at operating restaurants (excluding SKAI and JAAN). Simply scan the QR code for the digital menu and placed the order.

Halal In-Room Breakfast

Stay in the comfort of your room, order in and enjoy every bite of your breakfast in bed! This service is included as part of the deal. In addition, breakfast for in-room dining is halal-certified!

Breakfast at Prego

Alternatively, breakfast is served at Prego but advance reservation and preorder breakfast is recommended.

The landscaped pool area with 2 freeform outdoor pools is on level 8. You need to book your preferred slot (2-hour use) to adhere with the safety distancing guidelines.

In a Nutshell

The Upsized Staycation package for S$305++ per night is a good deal (including S$150 worth of dining credits and voucher). If you are planing a staycation with your extended family, the deal allows you to book a second room at 50% off the rate!

Pros

  • Close to City Hall MRT Station
  • Surrounded with shopping malls and eateries
  • Each room has a balcony with view of the city
  • Contact less check-in and check-out
  • Family-friendly hotel

Cons

  • Tired room for lead-in room category (North Tower)
  • Air conditioning just don’t seem to cool the room

Fairmont Singapore
80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore, 189560
+65 6339 7777
Email: singapore@fairmont.com
Check In: 3:00 PM | Check Out: 12:00 PM

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This property is eligible for redemption of SingapoRediscovers vouchers!

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