I had a 3D2N staycation at Carlton Hotel Singapore back in July 2017!
Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road, 189558
Book via AGODA!
Carlton Hotel Singapore is a 5 star business hotel in a prime location opposite Raffles City Shopping Centre and walking distance to Bugis and Suntec – a great place to base yourself to explore on a short staycation.
The lobby is huge and looks pretty impressive and grand.
The check in and check out reception counter is located at the side. Service is brisk and efficient but very impersonal.
Received our keys and headed up to the 15th floor to check out our room! Our room was 1532!
Carlton Hotel Room Tour
Here’s a quick room tour below! First up, the first look at the room – relatively spacious and looks quite comfy/plushy.
The comfy mattress and king sized bed where we had a good sleep for the 2 nights we were there. 2 bottles of complimentary bottled water were provided on a daily basis at the side of the bed.
By the way, the blinds for the bathroom that can be rolled down for privacy can only be controlled from the room and not in the bathroom itself.
The workdesk/station/vanity table at the side overlooking the window and a small sofa at the side.
Lift up the lid to convert to a mini vanity desk with a mirror!
The view from our window was nothing impressive as you can tell. At least better than no view hahahha. The morning sun comes in from this side by the way, so draw your blinds at night.
The flat screen TV and other amenities all within the drawers. Just to mention that the TV couldn’t load when we tried using it once and we just couldn’t be bothered with it after that lol 😑
Standard safety deposit box is available as well as a hot water kettle and complimentary coffee/tea sachets.
Fridge is also at the side and are all chargable. The price list is in the next photo!
There is no proper wardrobe where you can store your clothes but a combined space with a wardrobe/luggage area instead.
You can hang your clothes above and the ironing board is at the side. Luggage can be placed below it as you can see below.
Very huge full length mirror in the room as you can tell. Using landscape mode to snap this photo and you can’t see the ends of the mirror 😂
Hairdryer, bedroom slippers and bathrobes are located in the drawers below.
And onto the bathroom! Here’s a first look at the bathroom as below – quite luxurious with plenty of marble finishings. There is a large sink area with all the necessary towels and placemats underneath.
Toilet area behind the door.
The complimentary toiletries available include the usual shower gel/shampoo/body lotion. Unbranded so I was a little dubious to use it (but I did). Surprised that 5 star hotels like this aren’t providing guests with branded toiletries. Thats what I notice for alot of 5 star hotels..ironically boutique hotels are abit better in this sense?
Anyway, 2 toothbrushes, shaver and a few other amenities are also provided including tissue paper (need to mention this as some hotels don’t provide even a box of it!!).
The relatively large bathtub as seen below. Blinds can only be controlled from the room and not inside as mentioned.
Had a good soak on the first night but the bathtub stopper gave us some difficulties and we didn’t use it again the 2nd night.
Luckily we also had a standing shower with a wand/rainshower option. Water pressure is definitely not the best for the rainshower – stick with the wand instead.
Oh and showing off my packed luggage for this 3D2N staycation! Loving my new Targus luggage bag hehe (:
Taking a quick look at the other facilities available at Carlton Hotel. I didn’t really explore much of their facilities to be honest. We explored the other areas instead (Bugis/Suntec)!
For your reference, we drove to the hotel and parked at their carpark for the 2 nights stay here.
Complimentary parking is fortunately included during the stay so we didn’t have to pay that $64.50 parking charges incurred. Remember to request for your ticket upon checking out and remove your cashcard!
Carlton Hotel’s pool as below – pity we didn’t bring our swimsuits.
Tuxedo Cafe is Carlton Hotel’s dessert cafe. Hotel guests get 50% off if I’m not wrong!
Cafe Mosaic Breakfast
Cafe Mosaic is Carlton Hotel’s buffet restaurant. Our room rate included breakfast for the 2 nights but we only enjoyed the breakfast on the day of checkout. Sleeping in on weekends is my preferred option! 😂😂
Plenty of the seating space spread through the restaurant.
The buffet breakfast options are relatively varied. An egg / noodle station at the side.
Coffee/tea/hot drinks corner.
Congee and sweet potato porridge with plenty of condiments.
Oats and cereal.
A mix of chinese and western hot food – sausages, scrambled eggs, fried rice, pork bacon and more.
Juices and such at 1 corner.
Dimsum including liu sha baos, siew mai and other baos.
Grilled tomatoes, hard boiled eggs and hashbrowns for that all american breakfast.
Pastries, bread and a toaster.
Plenty of condiments including butter, peanut butter and nutella!
Salads and other greens for the health conscious.
Ham, cheese (hidden at the corner) and fruits!
Some of our breakfast choices as below. Average taste but good enough to fuel your energy to start off the day right.
Overall, the room had a few hits and misses while the rest of the facilities were pretty average. It wasn’t an impressive staycation that made me go WOW (nothing measures up to W Hotel!) but it was good enough for the 3 days 2 nights stay at Carlton Hotel and we had fun nevertheless. However, the best part of the hotel is honestly the prime location(:
I might be back again next time but for now..there are plenty of other hotels out there in Singapore to try out a staycation! Hopefully I’ll eventually find one that will measure up on my standards and blow me away to want to keep coming back! 😂😂
Thanks for reading 🙂