April 19, 2013

Mandarin Orchard Singapore

For our Singapore trip this year, we decided to stay at Mandarin Orchard Singapore again. It's conveniently located at Orchard road and just walking distance to MRT stations. I actually wanted to book at Marina Bay Sands but I thought we could just use the rate difference to go shopping.

I booked a premier room with breakfast. They gave us a room on the 30th floor on the main tower. I was expecting a better room but the room we had was just so-so. I think the deluxe room we had last time was better. But I could be mistaken. This room is big though.

I always take a picture of the hotel room we stay in but this time our camera was in our big luggage and it wasn't brought to our room yet.

When it arrived, most of our things were already everywhere and I was too tired to get up from the bed. LOL! Hubby took some pictures instead.

Our room had the view of Takashimaya, the mall just beside the hotel.

Too tired to get up but wasn't too tired to dial in-room dining! LOL!

EJ said he wants to stay in Mandarin Orchard again next time we are in Singapore. He said he likes the buffet breakfast, which I also like. The service was great but I don't think we'll stay here again. The premier room, although big, wasn't what I expected. There were no bathrobes in the room (I could have asked from housekeeping, I guess); the hairdryer was very old (the one attached to the wall that looks like a vacuum, lol); and there was no turn down service.

Here's one good thing we found out though, they have the best blueberry cheesecake!

After a huge dinner with hubby's Mapua barkada on our first night, I was craving for a coffee and a cheesecake. I wanted to buy at Starbucks but since we had to walk to the nearby mall, I suggested we just buy at the hotel's cafe, Coffee & Crust.

I ordered blueberry cheesecake for hubby and I to share and macarons for EJ. I decided to just use the complimentary coffee in the room.

The blueberry cheesecake was the best I've ever tasted. I am a cheesecake person and I've eaten quite a lot of cheesecake already from different places. This one was best ever!

I asked EJ if he liked the macarons. He said it was delicious. I guess it was because in no time at all, he finished the two macarons I bought for him.

If there's one thing that would make me stay in Mandarin Orchard Singapore again, I think it would be the cheesecake. A cheesecake for every turn down service...hmm..that would be heavenly!