The Hilton brand name is well known internationally – and it’s not just because of the two blonde Hilton sisters. The Hilton chain of hotels is one of the largest in the world, with over 540 hotels and resorts spread across 78 countries, including Singapore. It appears that aside from its reputable brand name, guests at the Hilton Singapore often praise the quality of the service they receive at the hotel, which is not a surprise considering the affable nature of most of their international service staff.
Hilton Singapore is located on the start of the Orchard Road strip, making it convenient for guests to shop and dine in the town area. However, getting to the nearest train station, which would be Orchard MRT, would require a bit of a walk – approximately 5 to 7 minutes.
The hotel is also nearby to 24-hours coffee houses, such as Coffee Bean and Tea Leaves and The Connoisseur Concerto. The slight downside (or upside for some) is that the Hilton Singapore is also located opposite the infamous Orchard Towers, which is known for its raunchy nightclubs and streetwalkers. However, you need not worry about streetwalkers being a nuisance to the guests within the hotel’s premises, as they are pretty much self-contained to the opposite side of the road.
Rooms & Amenities
It’s always pleasant to enter a brightly lit hotel room, and at the Hilton Singapore, that’s exactly what you get. All the rooms, which start at 32 square meters in size for their deluxe category, are fitted with large ceiling to floor windows, giving guests a steady stream of sunlight in the afternoon or a view of the twinkling lights from the bustling town area in the evening.
If you prefer a bigger size room, you can opt for either the executive rooms or suites – which also comes with the additional perks of the executive lounge access and complimentary breakfast. An additional benefit of staying at Hilton Singapore is the in-room massage service that is offered, meaning after all that shopping and walking, you can enjoy a relaxing massage in the comforts of your own room.
Hilton Singapore offers support facilities for both business and leisure guests. If you are staying at the hotel on a business trip, you’d be glad to know that the hotel caters for all your business needs, including video conferencing and secretarial services. For those with families, you need not worry about your young ones meals as Hilton Singapore has meals designed specifically for them in mind. You can even spend a night out as a couple leaving your little ones in the care of a babysitter at the hotel.
Bars & Restaurants
If you are a health junkie, you’d be glad to know that Hilton Singapore has a juice bar and café, specializing in natural organic food and fresh juices. And if that’s not enough for the health conscious guests, there is always Il Ceilo, an Italian restaurant that uses natural and organic products. You can also enjoy dining at Iggy’s, one of the top 50 restaurants in the world, serving up a fusion of European and Asian dishes. There is also a bar and a deli for those who want to knock back a few or give in to that sweet tooth!
Hilton Singapore is one of those hotels that you’d just fall in love with and might just remain your hotel of choice while travelling to this island. The hotel strikes the right balance at providing guests with what they need and would want out of their hotel stay but not taking it pompously over the top. While the location may not be that amazing for some (due to the nearby clubs), the hotel and its staff make up for it with its stellar service.