Andaz Singapore, which is a luxury property managed by Hyatt, is nestled in the vibrant neighbourhoods of Kampong Glam, Bugis and Little India. Recognised by its iconic honeycomb facade, the property is only a 3-minute walk from the nearest subway station.
The main lobby is located right by the drop off, and unlike most other hotels, you won’t find a row of proper check-in desks. Instead, check-in stands are located around the lobby where an associate will be right by you to assist with your check-in. This creates a more personalised experience for guests.
Instead of a lift that will take you right up to your floor, guests will have to exchange lifts on a floor landing midway. This is to facilitate the movement of non-hotel guests to the F&B outlets on the 25th floor. Here, you’ll find most of the restaurants and bars, such as Alley on 25, Bar Square, Auntie’s Wok and Steam, and Teppan Chef’s Table. Note that the latter two establishments are currently closed until further notice.
All of the restaurants have their own unique look that reflects the type of cuisine that is being served.
After a short tour of the premises on the 25th floor, we headed up to our Large Suite. Yes, that’s what Andaz has decided to call it’s second highest suite category, just one below the Presidential Suite.
At a whopping 114 square metres (1,227 square feet), the Large Suite is, well you guessed it, large!
The main door opens into a huge living room, with two sets of sofas framing the entire space. As you can see, this suite is great for hosting guests given the space available. However, in our opinion, one of the sofa sets could’ve been swapped out for a dining table set, which would’ve made the suite a little more complete.
But of course, one could argue that the L-shaped sofa around the round wooden table can serve the purpose of a dining table.
We were pleased to find some cake and champagne ready for us in our suite.
On one side of the living room you’ll find a little chamber with a day bed and the television, which could swivel outwards so that it can be viewed from the main living room area.
Also in the living room was the minibar, fully stocked with drinks and snacks that were complimentary for our stay.
This was also where we found two stork plushies stashed away in a cabinet, which were also complimentary for guests.
Through a pair of yellow wooden doors you’ll find a huge walk-in wardrobe, perfect for those who don’t travel light. The space was more than sufficient to fully unpack your suitcases, with additional storage above and below the rack.
From here, you can access the bedroom. From the way the furniture was arranged, guests in the Large Suite can always wake up to an amazing view!
The light switches and power sockets are all well within reach from the bed.
Additional charging ports can be found by the armchair and coffee table in the bedroom as well.
Heading back out to the walk-in wardrobe, you can then access the bathroom, which is pretty much as large as a normal-sized room.
Here, you’ll find a double vanity, a standalone tub, two showers, with lots of free space to spare!
The WC is enclosed for your privacy.
Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that you can enjoy the view of the surroundings while using the bathroom.
The guest WC is actually located right by the living room, so guests won’t have to intrude your private quarters to use the bathroom.
Back on level 25, guests can always pop by the Sunroom for a drink, such as their signature Andaz iced tea, or perhaps some lemonade, or even some coffee and tea.
Guests can find a nice quiet spot to chat over their drinks, while admiring the views all around.
The swimming pool is also located on level 25, which offers sweeping views of the Marina Bay area.
The fitness centre, on the other hand, is located up on level 38. There you’ll find a wide range of cardio equipment and free weights. Everything was very well maintained and there were no issues with cleanliness whatsoever.
For those who are into steak, it might be worthwhile to drop by 665F, also located on level 38. There you’ll find prime cuts and sustainable seafood, and a fine selection of wines to pair with your food.
For those who love sunsets, be sure to make a reservation for Mr Stork located right at the top of the hotel. The roof bar offers unparalleled views of the CBD and bay area, which you can enjoy over some drinks and snacks.
The roof also has the feel of a garden, where guests can take a leisurely stroll while taking in the sights.
For those who prefer to remain indoors, you can similarly enjoy the sunset over drinks at the bar on level 25, where you can also take advantage of their happy hour offers.
Perhaps the highlight of our stay was the breakfast. We had the option of dining in our Large Suite during our stay, and we had placed our orders for breakfast the night before. Everything arrived right on time the next morning, and when we laid everything out on the table, it was quite hard to believe that all this was meant for 2!
We were impressed by the Western (eggs, avocado toast, cold cuts, waffles) and Asian (Laksa, fried rice, dim sum, kaya toast) selection available, and everything tasted great! Let’s not forget the juices and teas that came along with the food.
Having experienced the Large Suite at Andaz Singapore, we’re only left to wonder how much better can our experience get with the Presidential Suite, which is the next highest (and the highest) suite category left to try. Overall, we were impressed by the hospitality at the Andaz Singapore. Complimentary parking would’ve been nice (the parking garage isn’t managed by the hotel), but this was a minor inconvenience compared to the awesome time we had at the property!