REVIEW: The Four Seasons Singapore

The Four Seasons in Singapore is not the newest hotel, nor is it in the famed “Raffles” district of the tiny city-state, but after a quick stay at this property, I realized that none of that matters.

For a property that is over 10 years old, the Four Seasons in Singapore is in impeccably great condition.  There is a great attention to detail in keeping everything clean and well-maintained, from furniture that looks like it was just installed this last year, to bathrooms that have been re-grouted to keep up their appearance, I was very surprised that this property looked and felt like it was just built.

Furthermore, with staff that were incredibly attentive and polished, I can’t help but recommend the Four Seasons to anyone looking to spend a little time in Singapore.

Oh, and the issue of location?  Well the city is so small, that honestly it doesn’t matter where you stay, because you’ll  be only a few minutes ride away from where you’re trying to go.

The hotel itself has one exceptionally nice feature, which is the rooftop pool.  I personally didn’t get to spend much time here, but watching the sun set over the city from this vantage point was a highlight of being at this property.

The views from up here are pretty spectacular

The rooms themselves are large and luxuriously appointed, and as per usual, the bed was incredibly comfortable.  The colors and decor are nothing that will blow your socks away, but what the rooms lack in singleness they make up for in luxuriousness.

The Rooms – It’s not the most modern of designs, but it sure is luxurious
The lobby bar was a cozy and swanky affair

I would recommend spending some time in the lobby bar, because that is probably my second favorite space in this property next to the rooftop pool.  It is a well put together space, and in a city like Singapore where business is being done everywhere, this is one of those bars you would want to spend some time in while either 1.dealmaking or 2.relaxing.

 

 

RATING:

Hard Product:

-Location (How close is this to top attractions in the surrounding area?) 

It’s not next to some of the major hawker markets or raffles, or the gardens, but Singapore is small so it’s not out of the way either

7/10

-Cleanliness (Is the grout in the bathroom clean?  How good is maid service here?)

Not a single thing out of place here.

9/10

-Upkeep (Is the hotel in need of a remodel, or is it being constantly kept up?)

For being a property over a decade old, this Four Seasons has been kept in tip top shape

9/10

-Public Spaces (How unique/inventive/useful are the public spaces?)

Not a lot of them, but the few that are there are great places to spend time in

8/10

 

Soft Product:

-Service (How good is the service here?)

From in-room check in to personalized greetings for every guest, along with very well trained local staff, I couldn’t have asked for more

9/10

-Restaurants On-Site (Are the restaurants on site somewhere even the locals would go to?)

The food was incredible, but Singapore has such great food everywhere that it’s hard to just recommend someone eat at the hotel

7/10

-Concierge (Specifically, how effective is the Concierge at helping you with a new locale?)

The concierge service was impeccable

10/10

TOTAL: 55/70

(35/70 is average)

 

PROS:

  • Great rooftop pool
  • Well maintained
  • Service was impeccable

CONS:

  • The hotel needs some updating, not that it looks worn in because it doesn’t, but because it’s getting a little long in the tooth

SECRETS:

  • This hotel has a light breakfast service in the pool area that is free for guests.  Be sure to take advantage of it!

THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA:

Check out the Singapore in 24 hours guide!

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