After a long day of shopping and walking around town, it’s usually a dread for any tourist to have to travel a significant distance to return to the comfort of their hotel bed. Most of us just want drop our shopping bags, kick off our shoes and crawl into bed for a well-deserved rest. Booking a room at Royal Plaza on Scotts will give you just that, as it is perfectly located in the heart of Orchard Road – Singapore’s famous shopping district.
Cozily tucked along Scotts Road, the sea blue and white reflective tiled building stands conveniently next to the Duty Free Shopping (DFS) Galleria – just think of all the additional last minute shopping that can be conveniently done! This contemporarily designed hotel is also well liked amongst non-smokers, as it is one of the few hotels in Singapore with a 100% no-smoking policy. That means if you are not a fan of the lingering tobacco smell in your hotel room or corridors, then Royal Plaza on Scotts will be an ideal choice for you.
As mentioned earlier, this five-star hotel is located in the iconic Orchard Road, where brands from Louis Vuitton to Coach line the sidewalks, beckoning your wallets towards it. However, if those brands are a tad out of your budget, then head to Lucky Plaza, a three to five minutes stroll, where you’ll be able to get designer perfumes (think Dior, Gucci, Ferragamo, etc.) at half the retail cost!
Staying in the town area means you need not worry about travelling so far, and spending on transportation, to fulfill all your shopping needs. But if you do need to get out of the town area to explore other parts of Singapore, then the Orchard MRT station is practically at your hotel’s doorstep, requiring you to walk about two minutes in Singapore’s rain or shine weather.
Rooms & Amenities
Though the exterior of the hotel may not suggest a large number of rooms, Royal Plaza on Scotts houses 511 rooms, all of which is hooked up with free wifi and an unlimited Internet access. While the rooms are not significantly large in sizes (32 square meters for a superior room to a club deluxe room), it does offer the basic necessities one needs for a good night’s rest, including a snuggly 320-count duvet.
The largest room that the hotel has to offer is the corporate suite, measuring 93 square meters. Seemingly designed with business clients in mind, the suite comes equipped with a meeting table for ten in the comforts of the room.
Royal Plaza on Scotts also offers a selection of free beverages in its minibars and is even equipped with a Nespresso machine for your fancy coffee kicks. This hotel even caters to the fitness junkies amongst you, with a 24-hours gym access.
Despite being tucked amidst the hustle and bustle of the vibrant shopping district, the hotel has made an effort to provide its guest with a tranquil swimming area on its rooftop terrace. The swimming area is lined with neatly trimmed palm trees, lending an almost resort-style ambience to its otherwise city-hotel infrastructure. The hotel also offers 10 banquet rooms for meetings and conventions, which can be transformed to a reception hall.
Bars & Restaurants
Royal Plaza on Scotts offers only one restaurant and one bar within its premises but as the saying goes, it’s all about quality not quantity. The well-known Asian and Mediterranean buffet restaurant, Carousel, offers a wide range of dishes from fresh sushi to pita wraps to piping hot curries. Noteworthy at this restaurant, which is also fully Halal for the Muslim community, is the sumptuous dessert selection, such as the famous bread and butter pudding.
If you would like to unwind in the evening, head to the modern and sophisticated yet sensually designed lounge, Heat Ultralounge, and enjoy the in-house music and an array of alcoholic beverages.
Royal Plaza on Scotts is pretty much a no-frills hotel but offers you what you will need for a comfortable stay. Bearing in mind the hotel’s concepts and offerings, it is safe to say that this hotel is ideal for individuals on business trips or for travelers who seek a comfortable stay in a modern designed hotel in the heart of town.