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Mercure Singapore Bugis Hotel Review

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Conveniently located in the centre of Singapore’s Bugis tourist precinct, the heritage-inspired Mercure Singapore Bugis is only a stone’s throw away to a heaven of shopping bliss and food pleasures.

Soak in some of the local art and culture scene at nearby destinations include Singapore Art Museum, National Museum and Malay Heritage Centre or hang out at the Haji Lane neighbourhood to check out some hole-in-the-wall boutiques, hipster cafes, bars and restaurants.

Not only well positioned for shopping and dining, Mercure Singapore Bugis also offers easy access to religious sites such as Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple and Sri Krishnan Temple.

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The 395-room hotel features a perfect mix of productivity and relaxation for both the business and leisure travellers.

There are three meeting rooms that caters for up to 50 pax with an adjoining outdoor terrace that doubles as a great outdoor venue for evening cocktails.

The rooftop Sky Deck boasts sensational panoramic vistas of the city-state’s sights and sounds, while the hotel’s infinity pool on the seventh floor is inviting enough to dip in for a relaxing lap.

The Sky Deck on 15th Floor

The Infinity Pool on 7th Floor

The Mercure Singapore Bugis hotel is thoughtfully set up to celebrate the best of Bugis eclectic heritage neighbourhood.

The 15-storey four-star hotel features many vivid pieces of art and design starting from the check-in area to the hotel lobby bar, outdoor patios, hotel corridors as well as guest rooms.

Expect warm friendly service upon check-in, the hotel front-desk staff will assist with registration and then assign the guest room keys within the shortest possible time.

The Lobby and Check-In Area

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The Lobby and Study Room

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The Rooms – Standard / Superior / Loft / Executive Loft

P1330237Mercure Singapore Bugis is a participating hotel of LeClub AccorHotels – where members can enjoy dining benefits, preferential bookings and privilege room upgrades.

Room rates start from SGD 168 for a Standard Room (161 ft2) with Queen Bed.

The Executive Loft Room

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The Executive Loft room (269 ft2) features a queen bed, sofa and complimentary amenities such as Nespresso machine and access to the Privilege Lounge with breakfast and evening cocktails.

All rooms comes with free WIFI, LED Smart TV, free online newspapers and complimentary use of smartphones with free international calls to 10 countries. Hotel guests also get to use the Handy smartphone to better discover and experience what the city has to offer.

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The Privilege Lounge

As an added benefit for the hotel members and guests who booked the Executive Loft rooms, they can check in directly at the Privilege Lounge located on level three, and also can enjoy breakfast and cocktails in the lounge area.

On the food front, guests can choose from three dining concepts – a modern Cantonese Restaurant, Song Garden Chinese Restaurant on level two; an all-day dining concept Royale Restaurant on level three and an inviting bar BARtistry@ONE22 located in the picturesque lobby of the hotel.

Song Garden Chinese Restaurant

Daily Opening Hours: 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm

For diners who have a penchant for dim sum, Song Garden Chinese Restaurant presents a menu of more than 30 kinds of scrumptious dim sum and delightful Cantonese cuisine.

Read more about Song Garden Chinese Restaurant here.

Royale Restaurant

Daily Opening Hours: Breakfast 6am to 10:30am, Set Lunch 12pm to 2:30pm, A la Carte 11am to 11pm, Dinner 6pm to 10pm

The 136-seater all-day dining Royale Restaurant showcases both western and local favourites in a modern and intimate setting.

From now till 26th of August 2017, Royale Restaurant is running a Peranakan Dinner Buffet Promotion at $48++ per adult, $24++ per child under 12 years, available only on Fridays and Saturdays.

The buffet spreads over a showcase of twenty Straits Chinese offerings such as Babi Pongteh, Itek Sio, Nyonya Chap Chye, Beef Rendang, Assam Prawns, Chicken Curry with Potatoes, Dry Mee Siam, Laksa, Mee Rebus, Satay, Popiah and more.

If you are a sweet-toothed diner, Royale Restaurant got you covered with their colourful array of kueh-kuehs, a selection of cakes and four durian delights include a light and pillowy Durian Crepe, a Durian Swiss Roll, a luscious Durian Mousse Cake and not-to-be-missed Durian Puffs.

Not a fan of buffet meals? There’s always something delectable on the A la Carte menu for your different cravings include Escargot Cheese Gratin ($14.50++); Oven-baked Alaska Cod Fillet ($29.90++); Pan-seared Char Siew Rack of Lamb ($29.90++); Black Pepper Beef Tenderloin ($38++); Wok-Charred Salmon ($24.00++); Cheesy Burger ($17.90++) and a selection of pastas and pizzas.

Royale Restaurant also offers a variety of the local cuisine of Singapore such as Hokkien Prawn Noodles ($14.90++); Singapore Laksa ($14.90++); Wok Fried Kway Teow ($14.90++); Nasi Lemak ($14.90++); and Roti Prata with Dhal ($14.90++).

*In-house guests get to enjoy 25% off lunch and dinner a la carte.

BARtistry@ONE22

Daily Opening Hours: 7am to 12am, Happy Hour 5pm to 8pm

If you’re thirsty for a cocktail? Check out the three must-order drinks here include ONE22 ($18++) a coffee-lover’s cocktail with Vodka, Kahlua and a shot of Espresso, HEARTistry ($18++) a cocktail with Frangelico, Baileys, Vodka and Grendadine and the  refreshing STEEPLE ($20++) concocted with St. Germain, Vodka, lime juice and Japanese cucumber—these cocktails are done well and sure to please—order them like there was no tomorrow.

Hospitality At The Best

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Bottom Line: The Executive Loft has plenty of room to hang out, except for the bedroom area at the top floor which was a little cramped—just big enough to accommodate the Queen bed. We spent most of our time at the lower floor—chilling on the sofa watching Tv or gazing at the clear blue sky for pleasure.

The bathroom was a decent size and separated with the toilet seat next door. We’ve got the standard set of amenities that you’ll find at most hotels—including a digital weighing scale.

The water’s safe to drink in Singapore, but there were free water bottles available in our room, as well as a Nespresso machine and instant coffee and tea bags.

The bed and pillows weren’t the most comfortable, but it got the job done—we slept through the entire night and woke up in time for breakfast.

Food wise, there was in-room dining service, but we didn’t ordered as we’ll probably be getting the same food after having dined at the Royale Restaurant. The buffet breakfast was decent with a handful of hot and cold stations, and having the lounge access was a great perk—I don’t have to battle with other guests for the food.

Overall Impression: Mercure Singapore Bugis hotel is impeccably charming and situated in a very convenient location. Getting here is easy-breezy—on foot was just 5 minutes from Bugis MRT and also a leisure walk to many tourist spots, shopping and food places. The hotel is a good choice for those who wants a weekend staycation, but stay close enough to the city.

Have you had a chance to experience the Mercure Singapore Bugis? Tell me about it, below in the comments.

*All photos were taken by Alainlicious and the post was published in partnership with Mercure Singapore Bugis. 


MERCURE SINGAPORE BUGIS

Address: 122 Middle Road Singapore 188973

Tel: +65 6521 6088

Website: http://www.mercure.com/A0D7

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