To celebrate the Husband’s birthday, I booked a staycation for us and since Zara has never tried swimming yet, I thought this would be a good chance to let her try floating and kicking inside a bathtub. This was a super last minute decision and I only started searching for an ideal hotel 2 nights before the planned check-in. After a night of surfing through Agoda, and some quick messages via selected hotels’ page on Facebook, I proceeded to book a Club room at the newly renovated Rendezvous Hotel Singapore.
The hotel lobby looks very nice and welcoming. And I was looking forward to a modern and chic room, like those from our staycation at The Quincy.
Center piece at their newly refreshed lobby
Nice lounging area at the hotel lobby
The well equipped gym
This the closest Zara gets to a pool so far
The room we were given was on the 10th floor and we had to walk all the way back into the corner of the hotel from the lift lobby. And when we reached the room, it wasn’t as how I had imagined. The Club Room, which we booked through Agoda, was a little small and it didn’t come with a bathtub!
Club Room at Level 10
Entrance at Club Room
Club Room toilet (no bathtub)
Located on the top three floors of the hotel, the Club Rooms provide a variety of Club Rendezvous benefits, such as personalised check-in at the Club Rendezvous (which we didn’t receive), a welcome fruit basket (didn’t get this too) and upgraded bathroom amenities. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the Club Rendezvous (Breakfast at Straits Cafe has more varieties) to start the day, and unwind in the evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres (we missed this as we had another dinner reservation made) amid panoramic city views. Also receive a 20% discount on laundry/dry-cleaning services and broadband and wireless internet access (this was useful) throughout the hotel.[/box]
Since the main reason for this staycation was for Zara to have a dip in the bathtub, I immediately called the reception to check if we can be moved to a room with one. I was told the only rooms were the Junior Suite. Lucky us, we got an upgrade at no extra charge since we were only staying for one night. The suite was on the 4th floor.
The spacious living space for relaxing
The King size bed that wasn’t very comfortable (a little too hard for us)
Bath amenities in the washroom
Bathtub and shower room
From the website, looks like their recent renovation focused on the club experience, so we took a trip to the Club Level on 11th to check it out.
Cosy Club Lounge on Level 11
The food corner where breakfast and evening cocktail is served
Nice bench sofa seats
Club Lounge is baby friendly, according to the Hotel Manager
Throughout the stay, the most relaxed person must be Zara. Instead of the baby cot which we requested, she got to sleep on the bed with us as the cot provided was a little dirty and too low for us to put her down while she’s asleep.
Zara enjoyed the spacious bed
Zara enjoyed her time in the bathtub filled with warm water
Woke up afresh from a good night sleep (leaving just a little space for Mummy)
Chillaxing on the sofa while we packed up for check-out
Overall the staycation we had at Rendezvous Hotel Singapore was a decent one. Nothing much to wow about except the close proximity to town for those who wants to shop and party. Oh! And if you’re staying in their Club Rooms, you get either guaranteed early check-in or late check-out.
If you’re wondering, this stay was paid for from my own pocket.
Aside: While staying there, I saw another couple going around taking photos of the hotel and after some searching (and matching with the couple I caught in one of the photos), I confirmed that its blogger mama-to-be Miss Chewy. Her husband got many nice photos of the hotel, go over and check it out.[/box]