The Hotel After closing for months due to being a full-fledged SHN hotel, Conrad Centennial Singapore reopened last December to much relief of many Hilton Honours members as it is the most luxurious Hilton property in Singapore. I had a stay last March right before circuit breaker hits the nation, and am happy to check in again for a weekend staycation recently.
The Room I checked into a corner Premium King room which is nicely refurbished. At 40sqm (439 sq ft), it is fairly spacious and I get a good city view as well.
Other than the king bed, this room type comes with a long sofa by the window where you can choose to work from, along with the movable table which comes with built-in universal power sockets and USB ports. The smart blinds and curtains system mean you can control the brightness of the room easily as well.
In terms of sleep comfort, there are 15 types of pillows from the pillow menu to choose from.
Complimentary mini-bar is also part of the room perks.
The bathroom is equally spacious. It is decked in marble style and includes a double vanity sink, large bathtub and separate shower stall with rain shower.
The Facilities The fitness centre and outdoor pool are located on level 4, where pre-booking is required. The pool is great for suntanning and you get a view of the Singapore Flyer as well.
The gym is great for fitness junkies as it is very well-equipped. Partitions between the treadmills are also present, and every machine is also clearly demarcated within the zone. I do enjoy my workout sessions here.
For Hilton Diamond members and Executive room guests, there is the Executive Lounge located on level 31. Daily breakfast, afternoon tea and evening drinks with hors d’oeuvres are served at the lounge, and I did visit the lounge during my stay last March.
While the lounge afternoon tea is not the best I have experienced as compared to other properties, it is a decent spread of scones, sandwiches and cakes.
Have your breakfast at the lounge if you value privacy, and the breakfast spread probably doesn’t differ that much from Oscar’s.
The Restaurants The all-day dining concept where breakfast is served is Oscar’s. Guests are required to book their breakfast slot in advance, where dining time is an hour. It is sufficient for breakfast in my opinion, as the service is very prompt and the food which I ordered was served within minutes.
The breakfast is a one page selection of western and local fares. While the main course is limited to one order, the rest of the selections are unlimited. I recommend the local Kaya Toast, Nasi Lemak, and the Smashed Avocado Toast with Poached Eggs. There are also a fair play of Asian flavours like Siew Mai, Chee Cheong Fun, and more sinful options like Waffles and Pancakes.
For fine Cantonese cuisine, there’s Golden Peony in the property. There’s also the Lobby Lounge for drinks and The Terrace for light bites and coffee.
Rants Part of the property is still part of SHN, hence only 3 elevators serve the rest of guests and it may take awhile to wait for the elevator.
Overall Experience Conrad Centennial Singapore is the most prestigious Hilton property in Singapore at the moment and while it is very much a business hotel in the city, the refurbished rooms and decent pool size are good aspects from a staycation perspective.
Conrad Centennial Singapore
2 Temasek Boulevard
For more information, do check out Conrad Centennial Singapore website.
Ranted by The Ranter