Hotel Fort Canning Review
On our third day in Singapore, we transferred from Wanderlust Hotel in Little India to the new Hotel Fort Canning (hotel info) as part of our Transformed Singapore FAM tour itinerary. In less than 15 minutes, we finally reached the hotel after an uphill drive Orchard Road. It was totally impressive after seeing
the facade and the location was somehow secluded but not totally far from Shopping Malls and MRT stations.
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Hotel Fort Canning Heritage Boutique Hotel Review
Upon arrival, Rachael Mok – the charming Hotel Fort Canning PR / Marketing & Communications Manager toured us around the hotel showing us the room types and other amenities. I chose to stay in a Deluxe Garden room on the first floor after seeing its own private garden and sun deck facing the Pool and The Glass House.
Just like Wanderlust Hotel, the property is also a converted old colonial architecture turned into a luxury hotel complete with modern amenities and other things that you can find a five-star hotel property.
HFC Premium Rooms (courtesy of HFC)
More than just the quiet location, I also consider this hotel as innovative and futuristic being one of the first hotels I’ve stayed providing Internet via widescreen flat TV, touch screen light switch, motorized curtains and rooms with unconventional interior design.
Function Rooms @ Hotel Fort Canning
When the Hotel Fort Canning recently opened, there were plenty of people who wanted to be the first to stay in this innovative boutique hotel. Not just because of its a great location near Orchard Road, the Clarke Quay area and the Central Business District, but also because the Fort Canning Hotel is designed to cater to the whims of luxury and those who stay there find themselves pampered and spoiled in the best possible way. Aside from being a beautiful spot where families can relax, cultural activities abound and annual festivals such as WOMAD are held, the park is also becoming quite a destination for upscale luxury.
Hotel inside a Park
With eighty-six rooms and suites, each stylized and unique, it’s already becoming a favorite place for tourists and locals to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city without leaving the city-state. The British Far East command used it as a base during the Pacific operations of World War II and while you might expect that you would have to stay inside a rustic barracks as a result, the truth is that with the help of the award-winning DP Architects, the hotel has been converted into a place of stylish luxury and simple elegance.
Mineral Water Pool
Offering around the clock concierge services that use iPads to make sure the staff is always available via phone, SMS, or email, guests can be sure of being taken well care of. They can also be sure they will be comfortable in the sumptuously furnished rooms from Deluxe Room, Poltrona Frau furniture and eco-friendly washrooms and showers designed by THANN Sanctuary. No expense or thought was spared in making this a destination par excellence. THANN Sanctuary also offers spa services for those who want to be pampered a little bit more. Of course, you might prefer to simply go to the gym, swim in the chlorine-free pools, or just relax in one of the wonderful dining facilities.
Internet powered Samsung Flat TV
The Glass House, a modern Asian bistro offers the best of Southeast Asian Cuisine and just in case you are interested you can watch as the food is prepared in the glass-walled kitchen. Or, maybe you prefer to look out over the treetops…it’s up to you. If you want to order to your room, you can do that as well. Gattopardo Italian Grill & Pizza Bar is another on-site dining option with great cuisine inspired by Italy and the Mediterranean. If you want wood-fired pizza, this is where to go. If you prefer just to have some Italian cocktails though you can head to Tisettanta Lounge for cocktails that will help you detox with healthy herbs and remedies.
Rooms at Hotel Fort Canning
A five-minute walk takes you to Orchard Road and a ten-minute walk gets you to Clarke Quay and the many museums and restaurants to be found there. How much does all of this cost? You might be surprised to find that rates start at just $300 Singapore Dollars and that includes breakfast. Not bad, in fact, its a perfect deal!