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After arriving to our hotel room at approximately 11.30, Our first day in Singapore started early we woke at 8.00 am, so got ready and headed down for buffet breakfast! We then headed out to explore....... our hotel is in Orchard boulevard, which is the main shopping strip in Singapore, and ladies it is a shopping haven if you are rich! High rise …
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While in Singapore we visited the orchid-filled Botanical Gardens, the Sri Mariammam Hindu Temple, and imposing Mt. Farber with its panoramic views of the city.
Flight from Christchurch with Singapore Airlines went like a dream with absolutely no hassle at either end.
On the sixteenth floor of the Mandarin Orchard in no time at all.
Flight was less tham 11 hours
. The wife has been nagging me to write down something about Singapore, but I just haven't had the urge. Sure, it is nice to have something to look back on a year or two later and refresh our memories about the trip, and I know that we have some family and friends that like to keep track of our trips as well. But Singapore has proven to be …
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The hotel is excellent, positioned in the heart of the city with access to everything
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We stayed at the Meritus Mandarin in early September 2005, as a one night stopover to wait for a connecting flight through to Europe. The hotel was recommended to us by our travel agent.
I stayed here withmy family for 3 nights at the end of August. First things first. The location is excellent-right in the middle of Orchard Road very close to the underground station and surrounded by shopping malls.
Just returned from 10 nights in Singapore. We were slightly apprehensive after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor but were pleasantly surprised when we got there.
The hotel seemed quite nice at first. I stayed on the executive floor and the room was comfortable and clean. I didn't like their room service breakfast. It was very poor with just one bread roll and one croissant. The turndown service in the evening was a joke: the bins were not emptied and the ashtrays not cleaned. At the ckeck out, on the executive floor, they were not very nice...sort of indifferent. I would not go back and would not recommend it. I had a massage in my room as I was very tired from flying. The masseuse arrived 20 minutes late, no apologies and she did not even have her own massage oil so she used the body lotion from my bathroom! Very poor service from a hotel who wants to pass for a 5 star!
Some good /some bad
Very large well appointed room & bathroom but disppointingly ,not cleaned properly
As a jaded traveller the options in the 24 hour Cafe left alot to be desired although the service was OK
Check in & out not great
I had a blast staying at the Meritus Mandarine during my trip to Singapore on 23 to 28 of April. The hotel is situated on Orchard Road, which is full of shopping malls waiting for the locals as well as the tourists to have their ... shopping therapy. I have only excellent comments to make: I was given a single room (South tower, 11th floor) which was recently refurnished. The staff was very helpful, ready to respond to every need & question. The food at the Chatterbox, as well as the Mezzanine was simply EXCELLENT. I haven't tasted Chinese cuisine to such an extent but I really enjoyed it. Also the Observation Lounge is a must see. The view is breathtaking, the service is exceptional, drinks and cocktails are superb, while prices are surprising low (compared to prices back in Athens, I thought I was in heaven...). A sure choise, from my point of view.
We stayed here at the end of a luxury world trip for our honeymoon and were sorely disappointed. We have been to Singapore many times and always stayed at the Pan Pacific but decided to try something new - big mistake! We were given a room on a smoking floor which absolutely stank of a mix of cigarettes and air freshner - it made us both feel sick. The room was very small with very worn furnishings. The carpet was a bizarre green and yellow and had stains on it. The window was also very small. What really annoyed me was that it in no way resembled the photos on their website. We asked for another room and were told we would have to pay for an upgrade to the Grand Tower - which we did. The room was better (looked like the photos) but had an interconnecting door which meant we could hear everything going on in the room including the residents sneezing! Their talking kept us awake until the early hours. I was also aware if we could hear them they could hear us so I felt my privacy was invaded. I think the hotel should have given us an option about an interconnecting room because these rooms always lack privacy. The bed was very hard and the sheets were slightly stained. The bathroom sink had so much mould growing on it that there were fleas or something else hopping around in it. Housekeeping came and cleaned as best they could but I still was greeted by fleas at 3am! There was also mould in the shower. The swimming pool closes at 7pm so we couldn't have a swim when we arrived. We couldn't get through to room service for breakfast. We had to wait ages for the check out and then the staff were rude. The list goes on! We did speak to the manager and gave her our feedback so maybe things will change. The transfer driver asked us what we thought of the hotel and when we said it was terrible he said he had heard that from a lot of people. He did however recommend the revolving restaurant on the 36th floor which is supposed to be very good. He agreed with us that the Pan Pacific always gets rave reviews so please feel free to give that a go - we hope you enjoy!
I was staying here as part of a package from Singapore airlines. I had read great reviews of the hotel before staying and figured with a 4 star rating it should be fairly nice.
Love it !! looking forward to stay there again !
Was there August 29 2004, stayed for a week. Staffs are friendly, nice location [right on Orchard road] , room are nice .. all I can say is that I had a pleasant stay at the Meritus Mandarin Hotel and will definitely stay there again !!