[Hotel Review] Sofitel Singapore City Centre – Luxury Club Room

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And of course, I was able to find an excuse to staycay here despite having tried the property back in 2017 when they first opened. This time, it was the combination of the Accor Flash Sale stacked with my Platinum status benefits – why not?

Address – 9 Wallich Street Singapore 078885. Website.

Contact – Tel: +65 64285000. Email: HA152@sofitel.com.

Location – Right smack in the Tanjong Pagar happenings, the property enjoys direct sheltered access to Tanjong Pagar Station (EW15) and plenty of F&B in the area especially during weekdays.

Price – $196++ = $230nett for an entry-level Deluxe Room which is as cheap as booking direct gets you I believe. Stacked with my ALL Platinum benefits which include breakfast and Club Millésime access, there is great value in timing this stay!

Pre-arrival – I received the pre-arrival email about 6 days prior which was earlier than expected – it contained the usual spill about the hotel info attaching a welcome letter with facility booking info etc.

Check In – I arrived to an empty lobby at 1pm on a weekday and was attended to quickly and check in necessities processed in under 10min, including being informed that I’ve been upgraded to a Luxury Club as an Accor Platinum (no Suite upgrade as the staff explained that they have limited Suites and they receive quite a lot of Platinums / Diamonds members.

It was nice that they didn’t forget my elite welcome drinks which I can redeem at the lobby bar. No late check out was offered though.

A welcome letter for Club guests was also passed to me explaining club benefits.

Room – My Luxury Club, Room 1807, was super spacious at 38SqM and was really nice! I forgot how nice the rooms were, especially with the carpeted floors and bright colors. Despite its age of almost 5 years old, the whole space feels quite well maintained.

The unique part about the room is the full length dressing mirror right at the entrance, beside a luggage space for your barangs + closet which contains the usual bathrobes and ironing board (so nice to have a Sofitel branded one!).

Opposite this space is the bathroom which is quite classy with a bathtub equipped with Balmain bath salts, a single sink, and separate shower and toilet space. Toiletries are Lanvin branded which were divine, and I love love the fancy amenity box.

The main bedroom space is decked in cheery bright colors and fully carpeted (yays!), with a king bed (soft-ish) laid out in the middle with a chaise lounger at the end, 2x bedside tables with sufficient countertop space, equipped with power points and lighting controls.

Beside the bed is a super cool comfy lounge chair + coffee table which was great for TV-chilling – it even comes with its own reading light!

The WFHotel spot here is an L-shaped corner made up of a desk + an adjacent ledge space, with powerpoints + ports. While there are 2x powerpoints for 3-pin plugs, they are impractical as they are positioned too close to each other and will not fit both my laptop and my phone’s chargers.

The desk also comes with a very cool stationery box – I’d like to steal it if I can (kidddinggggggg).

The mini bar is located between the bathroom and bedroom and is adequately equipped with a Nespresso machine, TWG teas, the usual glassware, and an empty fridge. Coffee cups and a teapot is laid out on a tray and placed near the WFHotel side instead of here which was a a little odd.

The cool thing here is that all rooms get a Virgin Active Fitness Kit which comprise a duffel bag, a foam roller, a yoga mat, and resistance bands. I wonder again if I can take these home…..

They even have a pillow menu and I had to stop myself from ordering all of them haha!

To prepare for your stay, booking for facilities and F&B can be done via the same QR code on the welcome letter which leads you to a booking page.

Lastly, a box of macarons were delivered to my room later that day – it was appreciated but they were knocking on my door when my D&D button was switched on. Sigh.

Club Millesime (website) – Located on level 6, this pretty space is opened from 12pm – 9pm, serving evening cocktails from 5:30pm-7:30pm, which they term Apero Chic (bookings required). Outside of Apero Chic, non alcoholic drinks and nuts are available,

I was their first guest walking in at 5:30pm, and the space quickly filled up thereafter. A platter of canapes is served to your table, limited to 1 set per pax – I saw cold cuts, cheeses, meatloaf, and sweets all of which were not bad. There are also other tasty hot options at the counter, assisted buffet style – there were fried rice, braised sea bass, and assorted sushi which made for more than a full meal. For drinks, there were prosecco, wines, 4 types of beers, and housepour spirits – plenty enough! Service was great and staff try their best to make your stay comfortable – though a little understaffed at times.

Breakfast – served from 7:30am to 10:30am, bookings are required though I suspect they don’t enforce it when its not peak periods. The space was pretty busy at 7:30am and the team of staff were trying their best to keep up.

Breakfast is still served as a set which you can put together by ticking your choices on a menu chit. It is not clear if its limited to one set per pax but they didnt reject me when I asked for the bircher muesli (which was great!). My mains were Nasi Lemak kosong, Dim Sum basket, and fruits – quite decent quality!

Facilities – The Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre are both located on Level 6, alongside Club Millesime. I struggle to get decent pics for both as they were occupied when I visited and I didn’t want to be intrusive. The pool also looked quite sad as it was massively rained on just before. For more workout options, Guests in Premium + Club Rooms and Suites also get access to the nearby Virgin Active Fitness Club which offers a variety of classes etc.

Service – generally okay though I was quite amused that they tried to send me an extra bed when I didn’t ask for it. What I did ask for is additional Lanvin toiletries – but they sent me Citron Fresh and Balmain ones instead. Then they came around again to deliver a second set – they said they got a repeat request but I didn’t. I took the chance to ask about the Lanvin ones and the staff actually went around looking for them before coming back to say he only found limited sets and apologized for it – such great service is very rare!

If you are feeling anti-social, you can take advantage of its digital concierge by scanning a QR code placed in the room which leads you to this page.

Check Out – I did an express check out so it was fuss free.

In Summary,

Excellent value given the nice rate stacked with Platinum benefits – this Sofitel is still very much your classic luxury property I liked alot. I absolutely did not regret my choice to stay here at all!

If you do not have any status with Accor, you may want to consider booking via OTAs like Klook who may sometimes offer great deals too! {please note that this is an affiliated link}


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