The Swissotel the Stamford is very centrally located with the City Hall MRT Station at the door step.
The Raffles City Shopping Mall is just downstairs too.
You could have a great view of the city.
Ask for the sea view or the esplanade view if you stay high enough.
Else head to Equinox ($20 cover charge) for a drink and enjoy the breathtaking view.
Thanks to Dave & Wendy for allowing me to take a pic of their room. The view from their room at Level 39 was excellent. I had a great time chatting with them.
Stayed here a few times for convention.
I like the fact the MRT is just at the basement and the hotel adjoins the Raffles City shopping center. So it is very convenient to get a bite or shop around.
Up high in the room also the commanding view is excellent. Try the restaurant at the top. Got a special mug that resemled the tower.
This is definitely one of the great hotels in Singapore. We have stayed here twice & each time were very impressed with all levels of service & accommodation. The pool area shared by the sister hotel is spacious and lucky for us never crowded. I would recommend this hotel to anyone especially the first time visitor to Singapore as it so close to everything you need.
Unique Quality: This hotel is the tallest hotel in southeast asia and because of that you get spectacular views from your balcony. the position of the hotel in the Raffles City Shopping complex also means you don't have to go to far to find what you want. Their is even a supermarket in the shopping complex below the hotel. The Mrt is just out the front door. It is also very easy to catch a bus or grab a taxi from the roads outside. The buffet breakfast included with our room was a great start to our day.
Directions: Position in the Raffles City shopping complex get off the mrt at Raffles city.
Overall, I found my stay at the Stamford OK. The staff were professional--I especially liked the bellboy who assisted me during check out. He was very friendly and very helpful. Too bad I never got his name.
The rooms were spacious for somebody staying alone. It provided for different kinds of tea, but only enough for two cups of coffee. It had your usual business hotel amenities--internet access (which was expensive), iron and ironing boards, heating kettle, an alarm clock that doubled as a control station for the lights, A/C, TV and Radio (the tv plays the radio) and a complimentary shoe shine service.
I wasn't impressed with the bathroom--something I am critical of, especially when staying in luxury/business hotels. It didn't feel clean enough, and there were stains on the tub. I did appreciate the fact that they provided me with many towels (but which I didn't use much--I normally bring my own. I am wary of hotel towels!) They looked and smelled clean, though.
I was just disappointed that I was assigned a 12th floor room.
The breakfast was OK, I've had worse. Besides, I normally prefer a continental, anyway, when out on trips abroad--but I venture to taste local delights and specialties whenever I have the appetite for it. It could improve on variety, though. They, for example, only offer 3 kinds of juices--orange, pink guava and grapefruit. While their baked goodies were aplenty, some didn't taste appetizing at all. I also hope that they could find a more efficient and effective way of keeping the food warmer.
I was travelling with my boss, who didn't like the place at all. He does tend to be very critical about his hotels. He didn't like the smell of the carpet (it wasn't that bad, but it did smell a bit old), he didn't like the breakfast at all--the tables at the Stamford Cafe were covered with white paper! Kopitiam provided a relatively better breakfast, but it opened later. The Cafe opened at 6:30am, Kopitiam opens an hour later.
Unique Quality: I think the hotel's best quality is its location. It was raining during my stay in Singapore (2nd week of January), but I was still able to move around and get to the Suntec City and the Esplanade. The hotel is connected to the City Hall MRT, Raffles City Shopping Center, Raffles the Plaza, and the CityLink Shopping Mall, which linked the above stated to the Marina, the Esplanade and Suntec City (where the Fountain of Wealth is located).
And because it was near malls, changing money was not much of a problem. For those staying here, there's a DBS Bank at the Raffles City Shopping Complex, which is just across Chjimes. Banking hours: 8:30am-4:30pm. There's a mall concierge if you need help on anything.
The next time I'm in town, I'd probably look for another hotel--I've seen better reviews of others.
Directions: They changed the entrance and exit points of the hotel, to accomodate the one-way traffic in the surrounding roads. Some cabs know it, but some don't.
stayed at another hotel close to orchard rd last time, glad I was recommended this one. The rooms are quite comfortable. This hotel is a 5 star. The MRT is right below and Raffles is opposite. Recommend
Unique Quality: Pool facitities are great. The views are the best from your room ( harbour view ).
Directions: business district and close to harbour and singapore river
Never stayed here but you must have a singapore sling first find the long bar then sit down and enjoy.............Ingredients are Gin,cointreau,Cherry Brandy,Dom Benedictine,Pinneapple Juice, grenadine, and a touch of Angoustira Bitters
I stayed here over a month in 2004, paying a little extra for the Executive Package, (which gets you a very nice free breakfast in the Executive Club, drinks/food in the evening and access to an outstanding fitness spa, just ask at check-in). I stayed on the 59th floor and enjoyed spending time on the balcony with a great view of the city and the ocean. Every little concern was handled so quickly it amazed me, usually within minutes.
Unique Quality: Beautiful pool and spa, with a great fitness center. Easy access to CityLink mall and Suntec City mall. There is too much to say here about those, so I'll add additional reviews later.
Directions: Everyone knows where it is, just ask! It is easy to spot, as it is such a tll building, (70 stories for the tall tower), so when waking around town, it is usually easy to spot!
My grandmother and a companion met me and my husband in Singapore. We stayed at the Westin Stamford in Raffles City. As of 2002, this hotel is now called the Swisshotel Stamford. The world' tallest hotel, this 1263-room Hotel provides guests with spectacular views
Unique Quality: 20 years later, I don't remember a lot of details but this is what the hotel website says
A Deluxe room offers consistently excellent accommodation. Local phone calls are free. Small touches make the stay, like an iron and ironinging board in every room. And it's very easy indeed to appreciate the convenience of a one-touch call for every service in the hotel.
A Harbour View room offers everything a Deluxe Room offers, with the added bonus of a guaranteed view of the harbour, the Padang and the drametic skyline of the Shenton Way business district. Stamford Crest furnishings are tastefully selected to reflect the decor of an elite private home. These palaces in the sky represent a vastly elevated way of living. A living room. A television in the bathroom, so you can watch movies while you soak. A top-of-the-line Bose Hi-fi System, with a collection of jazz, pop and classical music. Online staff.
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE POOL AREA THIS TIME THE BAR AREA
Unique Quality: BESIDES THE POOL THE HOTEL ALSO HAS TENNIS COURTS , A GYM & A DAY SPA
Ok overall. Breakfast is not as good as the other hotels I've stayed in before. The staff, at least those in the restaurant, aren't very generous with smiles... There's no complimentary bottled water... But the rooms are ok, the view is spectacular.
Unique Quality: The Swissotel in Stamford is located very close to the MRT station. You only need to go underground and have a means of going to virtually everywhere in Singapore. There's a mall beside the hotel, grocery and food court downstairs. The Esplanade and Suntec City are also within walking distance via underground walkways.
The view from the higher floors is also very nice. :)
Directions: Very accessible from Singapore's Changi Airport. Take the SRT, or taxi, or shuttle from the airport. I did the last one. It's only SGD7 per person, ride-sharing with 6 other passengers, flat rate from the airport to most major hotels in the city.
The place is really very much what you'd expect from a five star hotel. Check-in was swift, and the room was tidy. Beds were really comfy and air conditioning was sufficient.
Bathroom was somewhat of a letdown, as the bathtub had an attached shower, no separate shower booth.
We stayed on the 24th floor, and the view was quite nice. Obviously, if you've got the cash to splash, try to get a harbourview room up top.
Unique Quality: The best place in this hotel must be the Equinox centre right at the very top, at the 90th floor. The place boasts a nightclub, a number of bars and a restaurant. Great panoramic views over the city and harbour. Really quite an impressive sight.
The breakfast was luxurious! A large range of both Pan-Asian as well as Western dishes. I especially enjoyed the fresh fruit on offer.
The City Hall MRT station is right downstairs, so it's super easy to access and to see the city.
My wife and I stayed in this hotel(Swissotel the Stamford) in Jan.2005 for a one night stop-over in Singapore. I think we got a good deal via Singapore Airlines' special rate for transit passengers. We arrived in Singapore at around 9:00 p.m., therefore we were able to check in to this hotel at around 11:00 p.m. The check in was quick, and the bellman who accompanied us to our room was very helpful and friendly. The room we got was spacious and clean, the electronic appliances are new, and the bathroom is very modern. We had a fantastic view of the city-state and if I correctly recall it, our room was above the 40th. floor. The following morning revealed an even more spectacular view of Singapore. We wanted to experience the culture of Singapore in the short time we were going to be there, so instead of eating breakfast in the hotel we decided to take a cab and have breakfast at an outside cafe on Orchard Road. Luckily, this hotel is not too far from Orchard Road and the cab fare was very reasonable. When we got back to the hotel we discovered that there is a good sized shopping mall right next to the hotel's lobby and is accessible via a short hallway, how cool is that? Before our flight back to San Francisco, we sat in the hotel's restaurant lobby to wait for our airport shuttle bus. We ordered two glasses of different flavored fancy iced tea and they were delish!!! The ice tea alone is worth going back to that hotel, OK I'm exagerating but you get the point. I only wished we had more time in Singapore.
Unique Quality: Friendly staff. Clean modern rooms. Latest appliances. Good location. Fantastic bathroom.
The Westin Stamford - could afford it only because of the package from Singapore Airlines. Even so, had to pay $56 extra for each night, but it was worth it. We got an upgrade to a room on a privae floor, service was good and there's a great food court right next door in Raffles City.
The only problem was that we were kept waiting at check-in, perhaps because they were overloaded by the SAL offer. The service was generally good other than the girls at the front desk.
Unique Quality: The view! It was the first time in my life that I had been as high as the 63rd floor, let alone spend a night up there, and I could have spent half a day just taking in the view!
Very nice pool and a decent gym, too, so if I ever go to Singapore on business (and my company picks up the tab!) I'll stay there again.
Directions: Not too far from Clarke Quay - never had to know the address because the cabbies knew.
simply perfect - clean good view service fast 24/h
Unique Quality: it has everything- it also has the biggest SPA of south east Asia :Amrita SPA resort.
obviously pool great view . shops
A great place to stay. Rooms are spacious and clean.
Centrally located with easy covered access to City Hall MRT.
Close to tourist sites such as the Raffles Hotel, The Esplanade, Raffles Landing Site, Merlion Park and Clarke Quay.
Situated next to the Raffles City Shopping Centre (which has a large food court on the 3rd floor and a large supermarket in the basement).
Directions: City Hall MRT - Exit A, through into the mall and it is on the righthand side.
Main entrance on Bras Basah Road, opposite the Raffles Hotel.
view from the top, swissotel stamford (ex-westin)
Hi Everyone - Thinking of spending a 10 day holiday at the Swissotel Stamford next year. Anyone stayed there recently - and what is your opinion. Is this a good choice or could I do better. Thanks
Depending how much budget do you have. If you are not on budget trip,.. try Fullerton hotel. Thats a very nice hotel.
I stayed in this hotel a couple of months ago. I was visiting Singapore on business, and the hotel was booked and paid for by my company.
Upon arriving at the hotel I was given a free upgrade to a deluxe room on the 58th floor, the room was very large, comfortable, and well equipped, and the view was fantastic.
The staff where friendly and corteous, and the service excellent. The breakfast buffet was well stocked and enjoyable.
The location was not the best, it is positioned a little out of the main shopping district, next to the Raffles hotel. but there is a shopping centre inside the Stamford building, and the surrounding buildings. Its about a 25 minute walk to Orchard Road, or a quick cab ride.
All in all I was very pleased with the hotel. You could do better, you could stay at the Raffles, but the price is a bit different!
Hope you enjoy your visit,
I have been to Singapore 5 times till now. I visited a lot of hotels during my last stays to find the right one. Well, 10 days in Singapore are quite a lot, but like you, I did the same this year in September. For me, not only the rooms or location are important, also the pool area is a main point for my relaxation. And this is a disappointing fact of the Swissotel Stamford. The pool is small and you have to share it with the guests of the Plaza Hotel as well. Location is ok, cause the metro station is in front of the hotel. Boat Quay, Suntec City, the Financial district are near to the hotel, you can reach this parts by feed within 15 min.
I can recommend you these hotels:
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia: great rooms and breakfast, wonderful pool in a green garden,
The Mandarin Oriental: more reasonable than Ritz-Carlton, huge pool too.
One tip at least: contact the hotels directly, maybe you will get a special rate or an upgrade cause of the 10 days.
Greetings from Germany!
Singapore hotels can range in price from $30/- or thereabouts to $900/- or thereabouts!
However if you want to make like the locals and an experience that is uniquely Singapore, I can offer you homestay at my home.
swissotel is excellent value if you're looking for business/leisure with full facilities - prob can get for S$175++. for more upmarket ritz carlton, maybe S$250/night but huge rooms. for great boutiques, try 1929 www.hotel1929.com, or sleepy sams www.sleepysams.com
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