On our recent trip to Singapore, we were residing in Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel @ East Coast, Singapore for two nights. Instead of the usual shopping activities around Orchard and Bugis, we got to experience the East Coast of Singapore – 20 km of white sandy beaches in East Coast Park, traces of Peranakan culture in Katong and beautiful historic shop houses at Koon Seng Road, just to name a few.
We took the complimentary shuttle service from Changi Airport and within minutes, we arrived to Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel. Check in was done quickly and efficiently.
In terms of location, Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel is
– 15 minutes by car from Changi Airport
– directly opposite Parkway Parade Shopping Centre
– diagonally opposite a bus station with direct buses to Orchard, Bugis, etc
– walking distance to East Coast Park.
It also offers complimentary shuttle service to and from Changi Airport from 6.30am to 2.00am daily, 1 way shuttle service to Orchard on weekends and public holidays.
A warm welcome message always make my day!
Hotel Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore falls under the Accor group, so we do expect some top notch services and staying experience here.
Complimentary sweets, coffee making facilities and tea making facilities with beautiful Chinese ware.
Our deluxe room at 32 square meter, is huge for Singapore’s standard. Even with an extra bed added in (I was staying with my parents), the room does not feel cramp at all. It is well equipped with bathtub, LCD TV, free internet access, electronic safe, mini bar, overlay mattress for extra comfort, tea and coffee making facilities and a king size bed / twin beds.
I love the super single beds and the stylish decoration in our room. The bed was really comfortable, I slept like a baby and it takes such an effort to get up in the morning.
The lounge chair in our hotel room was my favorite spot to hangout and chill.
Toilet was spotlessly clean and spacious with Mercure’s in house brand of toiletries.
There is a swimming pool with parasols, sun loungers and a sun terrace. A gym is also available on site.
Those in want of some relaxation can take advantage of the lounge chairs.
The [email protected] Buffet Restaurant at Level 3 is where our daily buffet breakfast is served. Guests can also catch [email protected] Chefs in action at the ‘live’ cooking station where certain egg dishes are cooked and served on the spot. A Halal certified kitchen is located at the 4th floor. Muslim patrons can order their meal from the Halal menu at all dining outlets.
The interior is modern and clean with the concept of Peranakan culture.
Can I bring some of these tiffin carriers home? These used to be unwanted pieces are now very valuable!
I want this old school ice kacang maker too!
The breakfast buffet has an extensive spread of international cuisines to satisfy any discerning palate. How could one say no to these crispy beef bacons? The pile was being refilled from time to time, I would have take more if I am not watching my calorie intake.
My parents enjoyed the freshly baked breads and pastries so much.
What’s on my breakfast plate? It is always the usual English breakfast suspect and waffle drizzled with maple syrup and topped with crispy bacons.
We also took our own sweet time to explore the Katong area. We were at Chin Mee Chin Confectionery that has been serving up sweet-tasting treats to Singaporeans for more than 80 years. The pastries were delicious but our kopi ice was too diluted.
With a total land size of 185-hectares, and a scenic coastline that stretches over 15 km, East Coast Park is a great place for some family recreational activities. Bicycles are available for rent and we spent a rather relaxing afternoon here.
Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel Singapore offers good service, spacious room and good value (USD 130-150 per night if you book early). Singapore is the world’s most expensive city and a comfortable night stay in a good hotel can easily cost more than USD 200. If you want style at a good price, Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel Singapore is definitely one of your choice.