Located just a stone’s throw away from Singapore’s iconic shopping belt Orchard Road, the newly opened Hotel Mercure Singapore on Stevens is perfect for those who wish to be near the hustle and bustle of all the commercial activity in the heart of Singapore.

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As a LeAccor Platinum guest, check-in was supposed to be swift. However, due to a slight hold up, my room was not ready for occupancy. The counter staff were kind to issue a couple of welcome drink vouchers for immediate redemption at the lobby cafe and bar.

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Just as I was settling down for my drink, the counter staff approached me with my room keys. Although the wait was unnecessary, the staff were quick to resolve the issue and the welcome drinks were a nice gesture.

Heading up to my room, I was impressed by the thoughtful design of the interior. The furnishings were contemporary, and the colours complemented each other very well.

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There was a nice deck chair to lounge in for an afternoon read by the window.

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At the front of the room, the flat screen television sat recessed against the wall panelling, and to its right were storage cubicles, an open wardrobe and a safe.

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The bathroom, while not exactly large, was also beautifully tiled and organised. Unfortunately there was no bathtub in this bathroom.

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I took the opportunity to explore the hotel grounds. The common areas were large and open, with a good mix of wood and greenery. Somehow the architecture allowed for a decent amount of airflow, which kept the entire area very cool.

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I found the two outdoor pools very impressive. Its size was disproportionately large for the property in my opinion.

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Located right next to one of the pools was Inbalance, the hotel’s fully equipped gym, with a wide range of machines and free weights.

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There’s a tennis court for use as well, for all you tennis lovers out there.

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Located on the top floor of the partner hotel Novotel just next door is the Executive Club, to which I was granted access as a LeAccor Platinum member.

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The lounge had nice views of the surrounding area, and lots of natural lighting.

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Food wise, there were light snacks and a selection of beverages which I found very decent.

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There was also ample seating area for all guests in the lounge.

For those who require the use of a computer and printer, the business corner provided adequate amenities such purpose.

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Breakfast was another highlight for my stay at the Mercure on Stevens. Be sure to turn up either early or late to avoid the morning crowd.

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The selection was on par with most other hotels, and the hot food selection was for than adequate for me.

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Overall, I found the Mercure on Stevens to be excellent, with the staff making sure that my stay was as comfortable as possible. As usual, LeAccor properties do a great job in looking after its guests, and I always look forward to staying with them.

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