The Hotel Located in Robertson Quay, Studio M Hotel is one of the pioneer hotels in Singapore to introduce loft rooms. Unlike its sister hotel M Social Singapore, all the rooms in Studio M Hotel are loft rooms and I managed to check in to the property recently after it reopened from December 2021.
The hotel lobby is basic with not much of a holding area, though my check in was relatively quick and I was glad to proceed to my room in 5 minutes.
The Room I checked into the Executive Loft rooms, which are the corner rooms of each level. The best part of this room category is that you get a L-shaped floor to ceiling glass panes, which makes the room brighter in the day than the regular loft rooms. As it is a corner room, it is also more private where you won’t have guests walking past your room.
At 22 Sqm / 237 Sq Ft, the living and study area is on the lower level while the sleeping area is on the higher level. I appreciate that the work table is quite huge, and I did manage to get work done during my stay. The ample natural light is quite conducive to work in.
Room amenities are basic, with the standard water flask, tea packets and coffee and an open concept wardrobe. The bathroom is not huge given the room size, split into the shower room and the toilet area.
It is a short flight of stairs up to the sleeping area, which fits a queen size bed, small side table and a TV. Note that the pillow and mattress are relatively soft.
The Experience The hotel is currently running a Chocolate Temptation Package where you will get to go for an in-house 1-hour workshop “Make your own bean to bar chocolate session”. This is a collaboration between Studio M and Chef Janice Wong. You get to customise the type of chocolate flavour you want in the workshop and also bring home your own chocolate bar.
The Facilities I checked out the Gym which requires a separate gym card from the reception, and you need to pre-book your slots with the reception as well. The gym is airy as there is not air-conditioning, though I quite like the natural ventilation from the high ceiling. The equipment is also sufficient with a good mix of free weights and various machines.
The pool is not huge, with a separate jacuzzi area and is definitely more of a dipping pool than serious lap rounds.
The Restaurants The only restaurant in the hotel is Memo, a causal cafe style concept on level one where breakfast is served. The breakfast options are quite limited to just local or western. Local option is the Nasi Lemak, while you get your typical big breakfast for the western choice.
Rants Some signs of aging in the property are inevitable.
Overall Experience Studio M Hotel will interest you if you are a fan of loft living, and it does provide a good base to explore Robertson Quay.
Studio M Hotel
3 Nanson Road
For more information, do check out Studio M Hotel website.
Ranted by The Ranter