We were recently invited to review Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy. This unique hotel is situated in the heart of Katong, right smack in the middle of where all the bustling activities are. Near to the beach, near to major shopping centres and near to conservation suburb in the east which has strong Peranakan roots. These literally add to the attractiveness of Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy.
We are so motivated to share our experiences. There are 5 reasons why we are so impressed and enjoyed staying at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy that much and you should be here too:
REASON 1: A BRAND NEW LOOK
The hotel is operating in full swing following the completion of renovation programme in 2013. The moment we stepped into Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, we were greeted by a tastefully renovated, contemporary and classy lobby. This brand new look is indeed a total transformation. To top it all, the hotel is up and ready to usher in the Year of the Monkey. Here we are, spreading abundant prosperity and great joy to all readers!
Due to its close proximity to Changi Airport (15 min drive), do you know that Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy is one of the highly preferred hotels for airline crew to stay?
The revamped lobby provides guests with much needed space and sitting area. Warm neutral colors chosen in the lobby create a calm and tranquil atmosphere.
The hotel understands the importance of staying connected. iMac desktop stations are placed at the lobby for guests to use.
REASON 2: ROOMS ARE SPACIOUS AND NEW
We were given a Studio Suite and we were completely impressed! This room is 52 sqm. Speaking of land-scarce Singapore, staying in a 52 sqm Studio Suite is simply amazing. It was spacious, well-designed and very cozy.
The Suite has plenty of space for us to roam and explore. It is well equipped with easy broadband access to the complimentary Internet and WiFi, telephone with IDD service for international business calls, a LCD flat screen TV with cable channels and radio channels, self-controllable air-conditioning, iron and ironing board, safe deposit box, mini-bar, complimentary coffee and tea making facilities, voicemail, hairdryer, over-mattress and bathroom amenities with bathrobe and slippers.
Newspapers are provided for hotel guests.
Complimentary coffee and tea making facilities. Caffeine addicts will love this 🙂
We love the fact that the room slippers were really thick, comfortable and soft to wear on.
The Bathroom was spacious as well. Basic toiletries such as toothbrush/toothpaste, shampoo/soap, shaver, shower cap were sufficiently provided.
They were cute and imprinted with the hotel’s brand.
Whenever there is bathtub, it is always a favorite spot for Big & Small M. While we prefer to use standing shower, both of them will always insist to relax and soak in it.
The water flow and pressure in the shower were strong and gave us really good and warm bath!
A staycation will not be completed without having cartoon channels in the room. They were totally glued to the TV screen watching their favorite cartoon shows. Hey, how about us? There are up to 45 channels to choose from.
REASON 3: EXECUTIVE LOUNGE
Guests staying in Executive rooms and all suites are entitled access to the Executive Lounge on Level 17. Guests may request for late checkout until 4.00pm (subject to hotel availability). Oh yes, check-out service is available in the lounge from 7am to 11pm for guests’ convenience.
The highlight of this staycation was the Executive Lounge. All day refreshments, complimentary breakfast and evening drinks with hors d’oeuvres are available. In addition, you can also experience a breath-taking view of the sea!
Would you like to dine here and experience the wonders of the sea? Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy is the only hotel in Katong that guests can catch such a panoramic view of the East Coast beach.
Complimentary two-hour use of the Executive Lounge Boardroom is available for guests.
Complimentary Wireless broadband Internet facility and printing services are for guests’ usage.
REASON 4: FACILITIES AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
- Great Dining Options
There are 4 high quality restaurants and bar to dine. Read my earlier blog on these 4 dining spots located within the hotel.
Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant.
Breez Bistro. Bar.
Feast@East Buffet Restaurant.
2. Swimming Pool
Every kids will love to swim. What’s more when you’re staying in a hotel. Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy has pools of different depth to cater for its guests. So, when you want to sunbathe, swim, or simply relax with your refreshing drink, hop to the swimming pool.
Big and Small M really love to swim. So much that they visited the swimming pool for two consecutive days!
3. Fitness Centre (24 Hours)
Are you a fitness freak? The hotel Fitness Centre on level 4 is fully equipped with treadmills, stationary bikes, a stair climber, free weights and strength training equipment. Best of all, it is opened 24 hours.
4. Launderette (24 Hours)
The hotel’s coin operated launderette facility is located on level 4. Laundry baskets, iron and ironing board are available. Launderette cost includes washing detergent.
5. Free Shuttle Bus Services
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy has meticulously planned complimentary shuttle services to bring its guests to various destinations. Click here to find out more on the schedule. I blogged previously on 1o Kids Friendly Activities at Big Splash. Click here to read about it.
- Complimentary Shuttle Service To and From Singapore Changi Airport.
- Complimentary 1 Way Shuttle Service to City Centre.
- Complimentary 1 Way Shuttle Service to Paya Lebar MRT Station.
- Complimentary two-way shuttle bus service to Changi Business Park and Changi South from Monday to Friday except Singapore Public Holidays. Please check with the Concierge for the drop-off and pick-up locations
- Complimentary Shuttle Service to Big Splash
REASON 5: CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SHOPPING CENTRES
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy is strategically located close to some of the major shopping centres in Singapore such as Parkway Parade, I12 Katong Mall, Katong Shopping Centre and more. Marine Parade is certainly flourishing as more shopping malls are under construction. I blogged previously on 12 Shopping Centres that Shape Katong. Click here to read about it.
It was a nice family staycation and we thoroughly enjoyed every single moment. We would like to extend our special thanks to Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy and the genuine hospitality of Marketing Manager, Ms. Genevieve Yap, Marketing Executive, Mr. Lim Eng Sheng, and the team for making our stay so sweet and memorable.
Address: 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, Singapore 428769
Tel: (65) 6344 8000
Fax: (65) 6344 8010
Disclosure: Katong Kids Inc was provided with a complimentary 2D1N stay at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy for review purposes. All photographs and opinions expressed in this post are ours, copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without prior permission.
Thanks to Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, we are giving away one complimentary 2D1N stay in a Deluxe Room with breakfast + Sgd50 F&B voucher to ONE LUCKY READER! To participate, simply:
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Congratulation to our lucky winner:
Ruth Ong 🙂
Terms & Conditions:
1.The prize is a 2D1N stay in a Deluxe Room with breakfast + Sgd50 F&B voucher at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy.
2. The validity period of the stay is for period of 6 months from 1st Feb 2016.
3. Subject to availability at time of booking.
4. Prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
5. The contest ends on 9th Feb 2016, 11:59pm.
6. The participant has to complete at least the 3 steps mentioned above in order to be qualified.
7. Katong Kids Inc’s decision is final, and reserves the right to disqualify any one who does not deem to have fulfilled the terms stated.
8. We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions of the giveaway without prior notice.
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