The MSocial Hotel Singapore
The MSocial Hotel Singapore wasn’t one of the hotels I’d chosen to stay in our visit to Singapore. Our Singapore trip was split into two sections. 2 days in Singapore three days on Batam, which is an Indonesian island 40 minutes from Singapore and then three days back in Singapore.
After the first hotel we stayed in Singapore, Tam my long-suffering other half decided she wanted a slightly nicer hotel than I choose. Usually, when picking hotels I tend to go somewhere cheap. This is because most of the time spent in the hotel is usually with my eyes closed asleep. So as long as the beds are clean I treat it as just somewhere to bang my ear.
However, Tam does like to be spoilt occasionally. So while we were in Indonesia she had found the MSocial Hotel Singapore. It is situated on Robertson’s Quay, a nice district by Singapore’s river. Back in the day, of course, this area was all wharves and docks for boats. But after regeneration now features lots of bars and restaurants on the river.
I will link to the reviews on TripAdvisor so you can see what other people think of this amazing hotel.
The hotel was only about seven minutes walk to the nearest MRT stop, Clarke Quay. Also, the walk to the MRT was alongside the river, which made it extra pleasant!
The MSocial Hotel Singapore was clean, modern and if I may be so bold as to use the word, funky! The rooms were a good size and rooftop infinity pool was amazing.
For me, the highlight was the technology at the MSocial Hotel Singapore. We wanted some more water for the room, so we found reception and asked for more. About five minutes later there was a ring on the phone telling me the water was outside the room. I open the door and found a robot outside with water! He had bought it all the way up in the lift and directly to our door.
Of course, we knew this was the case and videoed it all, because it was just amazing. After questioning the hotel staff they told us the robot had a very accurate global positioning system and could find its way about quite accurately in the hotel. The geek in me really loved this. This is the sort of thing I like to see technology used for!
Another great use of technology was at breakfast. There was a robot who made my omelette! He also did fried eggs too! I went for an omelette whereas Tam had fried eggs and we videoed both processes as you can see below.
When it was cooking fried eggs, I especially love the way the robot broke the eggs. Yes, I think it is slightly gimmicky but it is a great representation of what technology can do with human beings in a peaceful setting.
Certainly, the robot drew a fair crowd while it was making egg-based breakfast delights. The hotel claimed it was the only one of its kind. Don’t worry, SkyNet is not taking over!
The hotel itself with its great location was a winner for us and I thoroughly recommend staying there. The interior of the hotel was designed by Philippe Starck. Tam is a design and technology guru and really loved this. Much to my shame, I’ve never heard of the guy, but I realise I was familiar with his work, the Perspex chair for instance. When I find myself knowing nothing I realise you can’t know everything!
One thing to note is that the bed was amazingly comfortable, I mean really comfortable, I did struggle to get out of it most days! The rooms are a fair size compared to rooms in Singapore. I guess this is because space really is at a premium. Our room had a high ceiling really gave help to the impression of space. As well as a good breakfast the hotel also has a nice gym.
The decor is clean and modern in both the rooms and the shared space. Also, the staff are incredibly service minded.
MSocial Hotel Singapore – Conclusions
It is not a luxury hotel think no-frills luxury, but it is very memorable and if in Singapore again I would make a beeline for it. It is kind of a boutique hotel you take your own bags to the room and has a sleek and efficient feel to its modern design which holds the interest. I found it had a very relaxed and chilled vibe. The Wi-Fi I found to be great with no annoying login page.
Being about £130 per night, If you need somewhere to stay in Singapore, try the MSocial Hotel Singapore, it’s worth the extra!
90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259
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