Fullerton Hotel Singapore

The Fullerton Hotel

5 stars - review by

Second only to Raffles Hotel for its historical significance, Fullerton Hotel is a dramatic neo-classical landmark dominated by Doric columns in arguably Singapore’s most strategic location. Aside from its classical architecture, this former Post Office Building has had an eventful history and blends nostalgia seamlessly with modern creature comforts.

Location

Fullerton Hotel affords a prime waterfront spot at the mouth of the Singapore River, where from every vantage point you get views of numerous iconic landmarks, including the dramatic Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion Statue, the Singapore Flyer and the innovative Theatres on the Bay. The hotel is the ideal base whether it is shopping or bar-hopping; the retail hub of Suntec City Mall and Marina Square are just minutes away and the vibrant waterfront bar scene of Boat Quay and Clarke Quay are well within walking distance. Raffles Place MRT subway station is also easily reachable on foot.

Rooms

It is the little extra touches that make all the difference in the 400 rooms and suites at the Fullerton Hotel. There is a distinctive art deco influence throughout, yet each is independently styled making full use of available space. From eye-catching two-storey duplex suites to bright and airy riverfront rooms, one-of-a-kind fabrics and furnishings are used. It has a definite boutique hotel feel despite its size. Not all rooms have a balcony but all boast captivating views, be it the city skyline, the river promenade or ocean.

Bars and Restaurants

Reflecting the city’s culinary heritage, you get a wide array of cuisines to try at the Fullerton. The hot ticket is the Lighthouse Restaurant, serving contemporary Italian with unbeatable views overlooking the bay. Town Restaurant offers international buffets and there are separate outlets showcasing both Indian and Japanese casual buffet menus as well as afternoon tea. The stylish set head to the historic Post Bar after dark for cool cocktails, canapes and designer beers.

Facilities

The old world luxury of the hotel simply invites relaxation. Artisan Spa is one of Singapore’s best luxury wellness centres and there is an impressive infinity pool overlooking the river and fully featured fitness centre to keep in trim. You can also go on a shopping spree without leaving this historic setting; the hotel has its very own boutiques alongside a number of upscale stores displaying fine jewellery and modern art. The Fullerton Heritage Gallery offers residents a glimpse of its history through photographs and artefacts and the hotel also conducts free heritage guided tours behind the scenes and within the immediate area.

In review

The Fullerton has a broad range of business amenities and function space but is especially suited to a weekend of luxury leisure and sightseeing. The elegant décor and atmosphere exudes a timeless appeal and there is much to interest history buffs without the feeling of residing in a tourist attraction. The dining and leisure facilities should satisfy the needs of both families and couples and guests looking to mix business with pleasure.

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