Writer: Eileen Kang
Chinatown is one of Singapore’s icons – and little wonder why. Essentially a melting pot of the old and new, Chinatown is one of the few places where you can find traditional markets and eateries alongside hip cafes and stores.
Besides shophouses galore, one would also be surprised to find Indian and Chinese temples, as well as Muslim mosques alongside one another. Seacare Hotel, is one of the hotels situated in Chinatown.
Location & Getting There
Seacare Hotel is a mere 9 minutes walk away from Chinatown MRT Station. What this means is that one has easy access to a large array of food selections and sights in Chinatown.
Alternatively, you can opt to take a short train ride to Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay to soak in Singapore’s nightlife, hop on a bus to the Central Business District if you have a formal meeting there, or head on over to Orchard Road to do some shopping.
Spacious, Plush Rooms
Seacare Hotel comes with four room types – the Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Deluxe Executive and the Ocean Suite. We had the fortune of reviewing the Deluxe Executive.
When we first stepped into the Deluxe Executive Room, we were pleasantly surprised by how spacious and roomy it was. The size of the room was further enhanced by large, full-length windows that offered us a great view of the familiar Chinatown neighbourhood.
The room came equipped with top-notch essentials – an LED television with free cable channels, a writing desk with an iPhone / iPod docking station, and complimentary coffee, tea and bottled water.
Service was also incredibly efficient – we rang Housekeeping requesting for two additional pillows and within 3 minutes, two fluffy pillows were sent to our room by a friendly staff.
We quite adore see-through bathrooms, so the fact that the Executive Deluxe Room had one came as a bonus. The bathroom came well-stocked with a hair-dryer, essential amenities such as shower caps, vanity kits and toothbrush sets, as well as Seacare-branded toiletries.
Facilities & Services
While the hotel gym was of a comfortable size, it came well-equipped with state-of-the-art fitness machines. Guests looking to clock in an intense workout would have no issues doing so here.
Besides couches for one to rest on, the gym came with an attached bathroom for guests to freshen up, as well as complimentary bottled water for one to quench one’s thirst.
Breakfast is on the house, and is served at Vista Restaurant & Grill, Seacare’s in-house restaurant located on the first floor.
Breakfast is buffet-style, and we had the option of selecting from traditional foods such as porridge and fried noodles, going Western with scrambled eggs, sausages and ham, or dining light with a salad.
While the Sky Lounge opens only for private functions, it remains accessible to all guests. We came up here to get a quick suntan after our gym session, and it didn’t hurt that the view (and breeze) from the Lounge is pretty amazing. You’ll be able to soak in the sights of Singapore’s city skyline from this 16th-floor facility. There is another relaxation spot on the 10th floor of Seacare Hotel – the Sky Terrace.
Complimentary Shuttle Services
Exploring the city is made simple with Seacare Hotel’s complimentary shuttle services. The hotel generously provides a one-way shuttle bus service that takes in-house guests to convenient locations such as Outram MRT, Cecil Street, Great World City and DFS Galleria. Check in with the front desk for the shuttle schedule as well as seating information.
Seacare Hotel, with its more-than-ideal location, works well for couples and business travellers looking to explore Singapore from a city-centre point.
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