A homely welcome at the lush Garden wing
Need a “Time Out” this weekend? Shangri-La Singapore offers a weekend staycation for two at the newly renovated Garden Wing, as urban oasis set against more than 15 acres of tropical flora.
A balcony with a picturesque view
A weekend escape with a friend or a loved one over a staycation, the Shangri-La Singapore experience is one for all. We were surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, with the property smack between a high-class residential area that lined Orange Grove Road.
With a recently renovated rattan and wood-decked Garden Wing, the room gave a warm, cosy feel. And with the absolutely necessary complimentary WIFI, a Nespresso coffee machine, with an extensive range of amenities – you are quite set to just relax in the confines of the room. The Garden Wing of Shangri-La Singapore has its own reception at its lobby, speeding the check-in process extensively – how’s that for service? And in case you can’t meet the usual check-in hours, there is a main reception area that’s open 24 hours.
Unwind the night with Bellini Hour
Upon check-in, we were totally in awe of the picturesque view from the balcony. You would truly understand why the hotel says itself, “When the city disappears, the sanctuary arises.”
With in-room movie marathon menu, we could have watch all the latest movies at one go. As part of the Time Out staycation package, we had an in-room mixologist to make some cool cocktails with a bottle of Prosecco and fruit puree as mixers. Yes, cocktail magic with a bartender all in our room. It was superbly fun to watch him in action and to top it off, the cocktails were delicious.
Posh, impeccable service standards
While we strolled around the hotel, we observed that their associates were always ready to greet or help guests. For me, the warmest welcome was a pot of hot traditional jasmine tea delivered to our room.
We were welcomed by the hotel staff at the Lobby Court. In a rather English setting, with our three-tier afternoon tea spread, we spent our afternoon sipping away our tea . The scones, cakes and tarts came freshly baked from their kitchens and were simply the sweets that we were looking forward to for tea.
We chose to unwind at the free-form pool with a choice of a whimsical white or gold swan float to lounge in. The pools were spacious and are totally family-friendly. This was like the favourite gathering spot for everyone, as guests were either sunbathing or taking a leisurely swim in the pool.
If you’re looking for other things to do, you could make full use of the complimentary hourly scheduled shuttle bus service to explore the buzzing side of Orchard Road. The property is also a short 15-minute walk to places like Forum Shopping Mall and Tanglin Shopping Mall.
Buffet breakfast by the pool
After a restful night, we had such a grand buffet breakfast at The Line,. This was also part of their Time Out Weekend staycation package. You could choose to have your breakfast at The Waterfall by the outdoor pool.
There were plenty of food stations and a myriad of choices to choose from the buffet breakfast. Noteworthy options include an egg station, Japanese cuisine and lip-smacking bakes and cakes. The confectioneries are not to be missed – so what if it’s breakfast? Like our first champagne brunch experience at The Line, the associates were notable friendly and attentive towards diners’ needs. A dining experience that is simply enjoyable.
Time Out Weekend Staycation at Shangri-La Singapore is a package that’s really great value for money. Between the confines of a luxurious 5-star hotel chain, and impressive food options, get ready for all the pampering you deserve. And, the sanctuary experience that Shangri-La Singapore promises is unrivaled. This is perhaps one of my best staycations ever.
Time Out Weekend Staycation from Shangri-La Singapore includes:
- One-night accommodation in Garden Wing Deluxe Room
- Daily buffet breakfast for two adults
- Movie marathon menu
- Bellini Hour with a bottle of Prosecco and mixers
- Three-tier English afternoon tea experience at Lobby Court for two
- Usage of gold or white inflatable swan floats at the pool
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
- Complimentary scheduled shuttle bus service to Orchard Road
- Complimentary parking
- Complimentary use of the swimming pool and Health Club facilities
The room rate is S$465++, subject to service charge and prevailing GST. Prior reservation is required and booking is subject to availability. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer and promotion.
Hotel rating: 8/10
22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Tel: 6235 1666
Hours: Mon to Fri: Lunch 12noon to 2.30pm, Dinner 6pm to 10.30pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: Lunch 10.30am to 3pm, Dinner 6pm to 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard MRT
Reservations: Via phone, email, website