Hi, everyone! Mrs. Minion here!
Today, I will be doing a review on our staycation experience at Studio M Hotel Singapore.
However, before I start off with my post, I would like to thank all of you readers out there for visiting and reading our blog posts.
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Back to the review- I believe that going on a staycation is getting increasingly popular amongst Singaporeans – especially with the younger crowd. While I wouldn’t necessarily say that going on a staycation is a good substitute for traveling, it is definitely a good way for all of us to take a short break from life. This is especially so if we are stressed from work.
Personally, I love going on staycations with my husband. Not only do I get to take a break, the staycation brings us closer to one another.
Over the Hari-Raya weekend, my husband and I went on a staycation at Studio M Hotel Singapore: https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/singapore/studio-m-hotel/
Please see the review below. Do note that we have allocated different weights to different categories.
- Service: 25%
- Concept: 10%
- Comfort: 30%
- Accessibility: 20%
- Amenities: 15%
You might notice that we did not allocate a weight to the price of the stay. We thought that allocating a weight to the price would be quite irrelevant as we all have different financial situations. A $200 room may be a 2/10 for someone who is not so well-to-do but 10/10 for a well-off person.
This idea of this review is to rate our overall experience and you can judge if this experience is “value-for-money” in your context.
The hotel lobby looked great and smelled great. The staffs were really friendly and approachable.
We were given a room at level 7 (it’s not the highest floor) We were also given a free room upgrade as it was our anniversary. Kudos to Studio M Hotel for going the extra mile.
Upon request, we were also given a late check out at 2 pm with no extra charges.
Conclusion: 20/25 for this category
The room had a funky and unique concept and we loved it. You can see the pictures below.
Mini Bar is complimentary! This is including the cup noodles AND the beer.
A really small bathroom.
Conclusion: 8/10 for this category
The bed was really comfortable and soft. The rooms were clean. The bathroom was on the small side but that didn’t pose much of a problem for us.
While functioning, the air-conditioner isn’t that great. It takes some time to cool down the room. This can be really irritating on a hot day.
Additionally, if you take a closer look at the photos posted above, you can see that this room is a little tired. There are defects and graffiti in many areas. Here are some close up shots for you to take a closer look. While not being a deal breaker for us, these defects definitely did influence our grading for this category.
Conclusion: 19.5/30 for this category (Serious points were deducted for the graffiti and defects)
The hotel is located in the vicinity of Clark Quay but is not near to the MRT station. It takes you more than 20 minutes should you choose to walk from Clark Quay MRT station.
The nearest mall (Liang Court), might take you about 10 -15 mins to reach if you go on foot.
If you are a person who loves to walk, this is the place for you.
Conclusion: 6/20 for this category
The hotel has a Gym and Swimming Pool (infinity pool) – we did not really visit the gym but the swimming pool looks great. It is right next to the breakfast area.
Their breakfast is served in an open air restaurant, where you can enjoy the natural breeze while having breakfast.
There were a total of 8 hot dishes which includes Sausages, Cauliflower, Baked Beans, Hard Boiled Eggs, Bacon, Hash brown and a few other dishes.
They also had an omelet station and a salad station. They also serve the usual breakfast items – cornflakes, coco crunch, bread, and fruits.
Drinks served during breakfast include – Fresh Milk, Fruit Juices (two types), and Coffee/Tea.
I would say that their breakfast was quite disappointing and was not what we expected. That being said, it was not that bad – unless you are a picky eater.
Conclusion: 10.5/15 for this category (Mainly a review of their breakfast – we didn’t really use their gym or pool)
In conclusion, we enjoyed the staycation with Studio M Hotel Singapore, despite the room defects, graffiti and the less than stellar breakfast.
We paid about $210 for the “second class” room but was upgraded to the “first class room”. You can check out the price of the room on Agoda.
Have you ever stayed with Studio M Hotel Singapore before? Tell us about your experience by commenting down below.
Have a great day! Till next time then!