I had such a fantastic stay in this property in Nov 2021 and had been stalking good rates to use my return voucher worth $100. Since I had all those bells and whistles during my last stay, I figured trying out a basic stay in a basic room type will be interesting enough.
Address – 23 Beach View, Palawan Ridge, #01-01, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098679. Website.
Contact – Tel: +65 6818 3388. Email: email@example.com.
Price – $275nett for a Premier Room booked under Far East Hospitality’s CNY promotion which saw a relatively good rate of $375nett before I used my return voucher of $100 to offset. This rate includes breakfast for 2pax which was great as there are no other convenient breakfast spots nearby.
Location – nothing has changed obviously – this used to be the old Le Meridien Sentosa and has teasy access to Imbiah monorail station (free access to and from Vivocity station).
Pre-arrival – I received a pre-arrival email about 1 week prior inviting to complete details online prior to arrival, alongside some selling about the Oasia Spa – though the hyperlink to find out more about the services offered is broken.
Check In – my partner checked in on behalf and the room was surprisingly ready at 11am. Yays. I had also no issues getting an extra key when I arrived later that evening. Some cursory pics of the pretty lobby and pool shots:
Room – My Premier Room (30SqM), 323, was okay-ish and pretty much a functional room (perhaps an unfair comparison as the Junior Suite I had last stay was awesome). The light beige tones helped in brightening up the whole space, although it feels like the space was very minimally refurbished from it’s Movenpick days.
The closet space is the first thing you see as you enter – this has the usual bathrobes, slippers, laundry bag, and the safe.
The main bedroom space is not bad, with a luggage rack alongside a whole length of countertop space containing a TV, the WFHotel spot + a leisure chair, and plenty enough powerpoints.
Facing this length is the firm cushy king bed with 2 bedside tables equipped with selected lighting controls and powerpoints. Unfortunately, a cursory wipe of the space revealed some neglected dusty spots and a hair (eeeew) which kind of contradicts the Far More Assured tag placed on the bed.
There is also mini bar space at a corner – no coffee machines here so you get freeze dried Nescafe and tea bags by The Tea Tailor which I’ve not seen before. There is also a fridge with 2 glass bottles of still water which can be replenished – sparkling water was not included in my room type I was told.
The bathroom was surprisingly spacious! There’s a huge bathtub, separate shower and toilet areas, and a single sink with generous countertop space. Toiletries are Biology branded which were okay and I loved loved loved the body lotion – super lemongrass! While water pressure and temperature were fine, the bathtub was a little shaky which I later knew was already an issue in its past life. Well, at least it didn’t leak.
In terms of view, my room faces the loading bay of the adjourning hotel so please remember to draw at least the day blinds for privacy.
Breakfast – Served at Bedrock Origin from 7:00am – 10:30am, bookings of time slots (available at every 30mins-mark with 1-hour of dining time) is required, even for a non-peak weekday. We completely missed our booking though and the team was flexible enough to accommodate us at a later timing.
Breakfast here is still served as a set, with a choice of western, continental, or local.
I just had to order my Nasi Lemak kosong again and it was as tasty as I remembered, while the Hearty Breakfast with sunny side up also rocked. A fruit bowl and a choice of juice was also served, alongside coffee which was still a tad acidic for my taste.
Service – staff seemed generally a happy bunch with smiley efficiency, from front desk to Bedrock Origins. Housekeeping was also super prompt with requests which were very much appreciated.
Check Out – Painlessly done at 1pm on a weekday as my stay was already prepaid.
Happy to try out a different room type at this property – albeit this ended up to be a really baseline stay. For a truly different experience, I’d recommend getting the Junior Suite with value-added perks which can make all the difference to a chillax staycay.
And since Far East do not have their own loyalty programme that accrues points, you may want to check out Klook to see if they have deals for this property!
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