As more hotels in Singapore have started to open their doors to guests, I decided to pay The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore a visit. This was actually a much delayed stay, given that the original reservation was meant for sometime in March 2020. However, the reservations team gladly offered to keep the reservation open dated until such time I was ready to stay with them.
As a GHA Black member, I was informed beforehand that I could arrive at 9am for my early check-in benefit.
Upon arrival, we were actually brought straight to our room to complete the check-in process. Our Lady in Red, Stella, kept mum about our upgrade until we arrived at the doorstep. Apparently they had arranged a multi-tier upgrade to the beautiful Stamford Suite! At 61 square metres big, we were pleased with the spaciousness of the suite. After a brief introductory tour of the suite, Stella left us to settle in.
Being housed in the historic Stamford House wing that was built in 1904 and masterfully restored, the high ceilings gave the suite an extra luxurious charm.
The main entryway was lined on both sides by lovely wood-patterned walls, which could actually slide forward to enclose the bathroom and WC on either side. A clever use of space-saving design indeed!
The corridor walkway opens up into the living room, which was large enough to accommodate a sofa that could seat three persons, marble-top coffee and dining tables, and a wall-mounted flat screen television.
The console beneath the television housed the entire minibar fridge, glassware, and coffee and tea sachets.
The non-alcoholic beverages were complimentary as part of the room rate, and they were replenished at least once during our stay.
We were also pleased to see a fruit bowl prepared for us, together with a welcome note from the management team. Also, we were offered a complimentary S$20 voucher to be used at any of the participating F&B outlets in the hotel during our stay.
Beyond the living room was the bedroom. Here, large windows allow much natural lighting in, and the double glazed windows promised to block out external noise, and they did indeed live up to expectations.
The bed was ever so inviting with the clean and pressed sheets, and fluffy pillows, that are sure to take you to slumberland in no time.
At the front of the bedroom, you’ll find another wall-mounted television, framed by vertical display shelves featuring some ornamental decorative items and books.
A large workdesk was positioned facing the window, with a built in vanity mirror, charging ports, and a lovely reading lamp.
Located at the corner of the suite is a small console where you can leave your suitcase and other personal items.
At the other corner you’ll find the wardrobe, which was actually one of the most fully stocked that I’ve ever seen, from a shoe brush and polisher, to a lint roller. Of course there were the usual bathrobes and laundry bags.
Next, the bathroom. The bathtub and shower are actually located on one side of the suite, while the WC and double vanity are on the other side. When not in use, the large sliding doors can seal off the bathroom and WC.
The bathtub was full-sized and should be able to accommodate two people nicely. A small television screen built into the wall was also available for use.
The walk-in shower was very spacious, and even had a bench as well. As expected, the water pressure was fantastic!
On the other side of the suite, you’ll find the double vanity and a tray of toiletries including amenities like shower gel, shampoo, hand sanitizer, shower cap and other personal use items.
The WC was fitted with a smart toilet seat with all the built-in features of toilets you usually find in Japan!
Facilities wise, a makeshift gym located on the second floor was put together as the original one was not accessible during our stay. That being said, you should find the equipment sufficient for a simple workout.
The pool was also not accessible, so guests could book a slot to use a pool at the Eden Residences. Don’t worry, you’ll not have to walk over as the concierge will have a buggy to take you there and back.
The pool was a little on the small side, so don’t expect one where you can clock laps in. We only found the pool suitable for wading in, while enjoying the view of the marina bay area.
For dinner, we decided to visit 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung again, after some drinks at NOOK by Platinum.
For those who love fusion Asian cuisine, the menu is sure to impress. While the portions were a little on the small side, they were packed with flavour and looked pretty!
Breakfast was also served within the same premises, and as expected, given that the usual buffet arrangement wasn’t possible, guests can order a la carte dishes from an electronic menu, which will be served to your table directly.
Expect local favourite like nasi lemak and chwee kueh, which come in smaller portions so that you can try more items from the menu.
On the day of our check-out, we were offered a late check-out at 6pm as part of our GHA Black member benefit. Overall, our stay was flawless, not only because of the suite offerings and GHA Black benefits, but also because of the dedicated staff that made sure all our needs were well taken care of. Let’s not forget that the property is also located well within walking distance of large malls like Raffles City and Suntec City, and the marina bay area too. The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is sure to impress anyone!