When we are not staying with family in Singapore, we choose The Sheraton Towers on Scotts Road. We have been staying there since our honeymoon in 2008 and we always enjoy coming back. It is an older property in town and has lots of competition but the hotel is very well kept, the beds are comfy, the service is spot on and very efficient.
Arrival at the hotel
We landed early at Changi Airport and arrived at the hotel around 8:30am – we were lucky to have our rooms available. I always let the hotels know if I have a specially early or late arrival. Early check-in is available upon request and in my experience in this type of property they will give it to you if they can. Sheraton Towers in a business hotel and check-in was seamless and very fast we were on the way to our rooms.
The Sheraton Towers is located at the top on Scotts Road, just before Newton Circus. The access to the hotel is super easy as the MRT station is just a 5 min walk. Newton is on the Downtown and the North/South line so very convenient: these 2 lines bring you mostly to any tourist location in Singapore!
With 420 rooms in several categories the hotel offers a lot of possibilities: deluxe, business, pool view, cabana rooms, club rooms or suites – you will sure find something that suits! We have tried quite a few over the years – this time we were on the 18th floor with amazing views over the pool, gardens and the west of the city.
The rooms are very well appointed and functional. Large and comfy king size bed with a small sitting area by the window, as well as a desk with all the usual business hotel link ups. Wifi in the rooms come with a fee (and an expensive one – Free for SPG members), it is free in the lobby though. Lovely amenities with fruits, chocolates and wine to enjoy!
Restaurants at Sheraton Towers Singapore
There are several drinks and dinning option at the hotel. We had breakfast included in our room rate, and it catered very well for our needs. It is served in The Dinning Room : though we did miss a few morning because of the infamous jet-lag! The breakfast buffet has an egg station, fresh fruit juices, dim sum or baked beans – I don’t think there was anything missing and all the family was happy. Special mention to the chocolate cupcakes that the kiddos had quite a few of every morning. They also serve lunch and dinner.
The lobby bar is perfect for meetings, refreshing drink when coming back from town or a late night cap when needed. They also serve afternoon tea, daily. There is also a small refreshment area at the pool, that offers an al fresco option, for the air con shy (like me) – I find it’s freezing everywhere in Singapore!
Besides the Dinning Room, the hotel has two fine dinning restaurants: DOMVS by Gabriel Fratini is an Italian restaurant – we have never tried it (we usually eat Asian food in Singapore) – but it has a great reputation and has been around since 1985! Li Bai is the Chinese Cantonese Restaurant – it is also a great restaurant, their business lunches and Sunday Yum Cha are famous around town, while their dinner is a true gourmet experience – we didn’t eat this time, but I remember the food being excellent. My sister in law has been for dim sum and says it is very good indeed.
I seem to have gone very shy on my picture taking this time! I guess it’s because I have been so many times I didn’t really realise. So I have borrowed most of my shots from the hotel’s website – any way their pictures are a 1000 times better than mine.
On the 5th floor you can find the pool area, as well as the fitness center open 24/7 and a small spa. We (ok let’s be honest the hubby), always, use the gym – it is big and very well appointed. The pool is a favourite with the kids – the great thing about a place like Singapore is that the water temperature never changes and the kids can play for hours! I like that it is on the 5th floor, it is away from the hustle of the city. I have never had the opportunity to try the spa.
One of the only ones I know of that is adult access only (no kids under 12 here!), we didn’t have access this time – but have had in the past. It is a very exclusive lounge, maybe a bit dark, but it really is a great access to have! They serve continental breakfast and cocktails in the evening – as well as refreshments the rest of the day.
The hotel is a business hotel: so a 24hours business center is available and a big conference area as well. The Sheraton Towers is also a very popular hotel for weddings.
We are big W hotel fans and I have also stayed at the W Sentosa while visiting Singapore – it is a hip & fun property and very handy if you want to spend time in that part of the city! We usually do quite a lot of shopping and I like the more historical parts of Singapore, that is why we prefer to stay at the Sheraton Towers. We have also tried out the St Regis Singapore, and that was well, very nice! – obviously another type of luxury there and probably one of the best city hotels I have stayed in. Yes, we do tend to like Marriott (Starwood!) properties.
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