We did a 2D1N staycation at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and here’s our full review – including Fullerton’s Jade, high tea, the Esplanade room, and more!
I’ve always wanted a staycation at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. The stunning views, rooms, high tea, Clifford Pier, and not to mention Jade, its award-winning MICHELIN guide restaurant. With COVID-19 locking us down and unable to travel (also because of home renovations and noisy neighbours), I finally succumbed to a luxurious staycation that I’ve always wanted.
Here’s my full review of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore during my staycation and everything you can expect from this five-star hotel!
In this The Fullerton Hotel Singapore review, you’ll find:
- Arrival, Lobby & Check-In
- Esplanade Room
- Jade Restaurant
- Vespa Sidecar Tour
- Gin Parlour @ The Clifford Pier
- Breakfast Buffet
- The Courtyard Afternoon Tea
- Swimming Pool & Gym
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: Arrival, Lobby & Check-In Experience
I got off the cab feeling like royalty. The bellboy was dressed in an interpretation of the Royal British Guard outfit (correct me if I’m wrong), who greeted me with “Welcome to The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, how do I address you, sir?”
I replied “Thank you, I’m Luqman,” and he followed with “Mr Luqman, this way please.”
The bellboy politely requested for me to go through the standard COVID-19 protocol – checking in via SafeEntry and subsequent temperature taking via a heat camera, which was very seamless. The whole process took about 10 seconds at most.
I entered the hotel through a rotating door, and I was passed over to the concierge, who also addressed me by name, which I thought was strange at first. How did they know my name?
The concierge kindly took our luggage and ushered us to the front desk, where we were served by CK Boon, who was very measured and approachable.
Yet again, I was greeted by name, and then I realised all the staff – including the ones I haven’t been served by – had radio comms attached to their right ear. Communication between the staff was very tight, and the whole process was akin to a choreographed dance. Colour me impressed!
The check-in process was about 10 minutes, but it could have been made quicker if the gym and pool booking wasn’t in the picture. I felt bad because we had a really packed itinerary and very limited time to hit the gym and pool, but Boon was very understanding and handled it efficiently. A couple of taps here and there and our request for a 4pm pool and gym back-to-back slot was granted!
A couple of bellboys took our luggage, of which mine was just a backpack. I travel really light because I want my hands to be free so I can hold my phone, map or notebook.
Anyway, the point being, I could’ve easily carried it myself, but the bellboys insisted on helping me; I felt very taken care of and at ease, a great start to our staycation!
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: Esplanade Room
The Esplanade Room is the largest non-suite room in The Fullerton Hotel, and under the Loving Local package promotion, the room is priced at S$486 a night before taxes, which worked out to a total of S$572.02. The package also includes:
- Daily ala carte buffet breakfast for two
- S$50 dining credits
When we stepped into the room, it looked exactly like it did in the pictures, but being in the room itself is a whole different experience.
The silent whirring of the air conditioning, the solid thud of the door closing and the click of the door latch shutting itself, and the soft classical music emanating from the TV instantly isolated us from the busy world. And the view? Absolutely unreal.
There’s also the smell of the fresh sheets and towels, combined with the very slight but pleasant lavender perfume put us at ease; it’s easily my second favourite scent, after the smell of sanitised leather and Dettol that you get when you first step into an aircraft.
These sensorial niceties combined with the spectacular view of Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum, Esplanade, Singapore Flyer, and The Float @ Marina Bay means that the Esplanade Room was easily the best, non-suite room that we could have at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. We almost got fooled by its name though, because we weren’t expecting Marina Bay to be in full view!
We were pleased to find a fruit platter, a personalised welcome message, and a couple of envelopes for our masks. There’s no paper menu to be found, everything – the room service menu, pillow menu, housekeeping requests – was done via a tablet sitting underneath the giant TV.
The double beds had a firm base, but softly-padded. It contoured exactly to my spine, which was great, because a side-sleeper like me often awakens with a sore back.
Speaking of beds, we got to work with the pillow menu. There were some interesting pillows on the menu alongside the usual memory foam pillows – most notably the jade pillow. We were so intrigued by it, so we decided to order it together with our contour neck pillows for our side-sleeping habits.
Turned out that the jade pillow was a traditional pillow that we saw in period Chinese dramas.😂 Probably great for our grandparents if they were here, but we definitely enjoyed our contour neck pillows.
The minibar was fully-stocked as promised, with a selection of snacks, beverages, and water to mindlessly consume during our Netflix sesh, as well as an equally luxurious selection of Nespresso coffee capsules (machine included!) and TWG teas. The drawers contained glasses, cutlery, a clean electric kettle, and ice bucket for us to hang all day in the room.
We called housekeeping to check which parts of the minibar was complimentary – they replied that only the coffee and tea selection was free of charge. That’s alright for us, because it’s pretty standard in most hotels too. Plus, I’m not much of a snacker and more of a coffee fiend; I need at least two cups to get me going for the day. 😜
How’s the bathroom, you ask? The bathroom in the Esplanade Room was easily one-third of the room and definitely the highlight of the Esplanade Room, sans the view.
The toilet was divided into two sections – one section specially closed off for the heated royal throne for our nightly ceremonial ascension, while the other side had a massive tub with a gigantic, wall-length mirror that extended down the tub.
Right beside was the main vanity mirror with lights, and a small magnifier mirror for your teeth flossing sessions, or if you want to really rub your expensive serum deep into your pores. The glass shower had a rain shower, a handheld shower, and also a stool if you’re feeling super lazy to stand up. Also, when we first turned on the shower, the water launched from the handheld shower towards the stool. That’s some amazing attention to detail.
There’s no shortage of toiletries, all of which are specially curated by Atkinsons London 1799. Clad in a royally-befitting purple, its shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and body lotion were sumptuously scented with amber and mandarin orange. I’m very pleased to report that no bath bombs were needed, just use three of the shower gels provided to get your bath positively bubbly and well-scented.
The walk-in wardrobe area had sliding doors for privacy. In it, there were a pair of bath robes, lots of hangers, two pairs of hotel slippers, an iron, an ironing board, some fabric laundry bags, a fabric shoe bag, a reusable tote bag, and a safe. Very spacious with lots of room, even for two of us to place our luggages and hang our clothes with ease.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: Jade Restaurant
The Loving Local promotion package comes with S$50 dining credits, and I would highly recommend you to head over to the highly-raved Jade, Fullerton’s very own MICHELIN Guide restaurant.
It’s a quaint, yet spacious restaurant (thanks to its floor to ceiling windows), where the best of Chinese and colonial influences come together to give a contemporary Asian dining experience.
As we arrived at the entrance of the Jade Restaurant, Yvonne greeted and ushered us inside. The restaurant opens at 11:30am but we arrived early because we wanted to take in the atmosphere without other diners, and while we’re at it, some photos as well.
While we were taking photos, we noticed that every table had a different ornament. At first we thought they were commissioned by artists, until I asked Yvonne about them.
“Oh! These are actually made by the chef! Do you want me to call him out?”
We were surprised, because Jade’s chef doesn’t only cook, but also makes ornate pottery and sculptures as well…? What’s going on?
The famed Executive Chef Leong Chee Yeng stepped out of the kitchen, impeccably dressed in his pristine white chef attire, yet nothing about his demeanour was unapproachable.
He introduced himself with a kind voice and a slight bow, and he gave off this very fatherly aura. You’d instantly feel safe and welcomed, and he brought us around Jade restaurant, where he showed us many of his ceramic creations.
Much of his ceramic creations would have perfectly-shaped forms and lines, but upon closer inspection, there were a lot more detail like grains for added texture and an element of handcrafted-ness. There’s a story behind most of his creations, but two particular creations stood out to me.
The first is this beautiful bone china vase he placed as a centrepiece in one of the two private rooms of the Jade restaurant; it had his insignia and date stamped into the bottom of the vase.
“I made this for my daughter during her 10th birthday. It’s going to be her future wedding gift.”
Chef Leong showed us the beautiful blue china illustrations on the vase, and explained, “The double happiness in the foreground represents her future, prosperous marriage. The mountains behind the double happiness represent me, who will always be supporting her immensely.”
At that moment, I instantly melted. My absent father could never. And I oop… Sorry that got a little heavy!
The second was this curiously shaped humanoid sculpture with a mask and a glove. When we first saw it, we didn’t pay much attention to it than to note “how apt”.
I then asked Chef Leong about the sculpture, and he said that he made this to commemorate frontline healthcare workers who risk their lives to save others. The detailing on this sculpture is quite apt with the things that frontliners face – being a close friend of a nurse myself and listening to her many stories, much of which has to do with overloaded work and under capacity of the emergency rooms at her hospital during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore.
The sculpture itself has a matted and soiled white gown, representing the chaos that happened in the hospitals, yet its eyes and eyebrows are worn in a cheerful manner. The fist is held up to represent solidarity and strength, something which my nurse friend displayed.
Many times she told me she felt like giving up, but she couldn’t just abandon not only her patients, but also her teammates. That feeling of obligation is greater than her selfishness, and as much as it sucked during the pandemic itself, she pulled through nonetheless. Such strength of spirit and purity of character represented in the form of a sculpture is more lasting than any applause at 8pm could ever hope to be.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: Jade Restaurant Food & Set Menu
Enough about the sculptures though, let’s get on with the food!
Jade restaurant is known for its Cantonese fare and its ala carte menu is an extensive selection of exquisite dim sum. There are also set menus that come with five courses, of which we ordered the Joyous set (S$98++) after Yvonne recommended it to us. The dishes included within it looked incredibly sumptuous, and if you were to utilise your S$50 dining credits, don’t hesitate to top-up!
In true high dining restaurant fashion, each dish was served one at a time, allowing us to pace ourselves while eating. Every serving portion was also not too small nor too big, which we could enjoy at the right amount.
Roasted Duck in Secret Sauce: A perfect, light and inoffensive opening to the food that you’re about to be served. It’s sweet, juicy and tender, best eaten with cilantro, lest you have the genes that make it taste like soap – fortunately not us!
Pan-Fried Scallop with Bean Curd: I actually had the Radish Cake swapped out with the Bean Curd because it contained pork. That being said, the scallop shavings and the scallop itself had a very punchy umami flavour which actually washed away the sweetness from the duck I had earlier. The bean curd added softness to the chewiness of the scallop.
Braised Abalone in Truffle Juice: Oof. Abalone is expensive and so easily ruined, yet this one was perfect. The truffle was distinct, but not overpowering, and evenly distributed. The abalone also absorbed the truffle flavour, which masked the slight “sea” flavour that some might find off-putting. The aftertaste was slightly umami – this could convert non-seafood eaters into seafood eaters, trust me.
Double Boiled Kampong Chicken Soup with Snow Pear, Dried Scallop and Snow Lotus: This was easily one of my favourite dishes that was served. The soup was round yet light. On the first sip, there’s a very slight chicken taste to it and the sweetness from the snow pear. Its middle note was the dried scallop, while its aftertaste came back to the chicken surrounding my mouth. There were bits of snow pear, dried scallop, and snow lotus in it, but it never felt like a messy pool party; the flavours and ingredients danced together like a synchronised water gymnastics team.
Stewed Beef Brisket with Snow Pear in Red Wine: I also had this swapped from the Braised Pork Belly in Five-Spice Taro with Mantou. The beef brisket was well-done, easily disintegrated and tender when I bit into it, with a sweet and peppery sauce that compliments the density of the meat. It’s best eaten with the pear because the pear was crunchy, sweet and sour, which pear-ed perfectly with the soft beef.
Simmered Egg Noodles with Boston Lobster and XO Sauce: This dish is one I still have dreams about. The egg noodles are flown in from Hong Kong, while the lobster is flown in from… Boston, like it says on the menu. Now, I’ve never had lobster before and I feel like this would spoil my future lobster experiences. The lobster was halfway between a shrimp and crab in texture; not as firm as a cooked shrimp but not as flaky as a cooked crab. Extraction of the flesh from the skeleton was incredibly easy with a pair of chopsticks, and it came off in one piece. The lobster was very neutral in flavour, taking up the flavours of the slightly peppery and sweet XO sauce and a slightly spicy chilli by the side. There’s also the egg noodles, which were springy and absorbed the XO sauce beautifully. Then there was the pickled cabbage, which was sweet and crunchy, adding texture to the whole dish. 10/10 would recommend.
Pina Colada Ice Shaving with Champagne Jelly: No, this is not some knockoff ice kachang with Western flavours. This was more akin to an ice cream version of the tropical drink; a very light coconut cream that instantly melted and coated my mouth, best paired with the soft, champagne jelly. The chia seeds added a crunchy texture, making this a very refreshing palate cleanser for the savoury dishes we had earlier.
Eight Treasures Tea: A delicate, light, and refreshing Chinese tea made with goji berries, rose, wolfberries, red dates, jasmine, chrysanthemum, orange peels, dry longans, and chinese licorice. There’s no sugar in the tea but it’s mildly sweet from the natural sweet flavours of the ingredients. I could sip on this tea all day.
I should add that by the time we started dining, the restaurant was relatively crowded. It’s nowhere near at its maximum 120-seat capacity because of COVID-19 social distancing rules in effect, but every table was filled with guests. Despite that, Yvonne, Wei Lun, Joppy, and Kyo always made sure our tea cups were filled, explained the dishes in a very hushed and polite tone, answered all of our questions patiently and even asked how they could improve after our meal.
Not gonna lie, we thought we were only going to spend an hour at Jade restaurant, but the impeccable service brought by the staff in a rotating, choreographed dance of service made me feel like time didn’t exist and we were enjoying every dish to its fullest.
We ended up being in Jade restaurant for nearly three hours, and nearly late for our our Vespa Sidecar Tour appointment.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: Vespa Sidecar Tour
A five-star hotel doesn’t just get its rating for the basics like service, amenities, rooms, and facilities; it gets its rating by having activities too. One of The Fullerton Hotel’s signature experiences is the Vespa Sidecar Tour, which, upon our ride, we learnt that it’s completely bespoke and customisable.
We took a joyride on the cute little Vespa around the Chinatown-Tanjong Pagar area, which really looked different from the point of view of the sidecar. If you haven’t been in a sidecar before, don’t miss this experience when you’re having your staycation here.
I had a little chat with the rider, and he said that there was actually one couple who had a layover in Singapore, and wanted to see as much of Singapore as possible in one day. The result was a seven to eight hour sidecar sightseeing tour around Singapore’s sights.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: Gin Parlour @ Clifford Pier
We headed to the Gin Parlour at Clifford Pier right before sunset to enjoy a drink by the bay. They were having happy hours during sunset, where we got to enjoy affordable drinks, chill out with an amazing view, and indulge ourselves for the evening.
It was a good call, because the Gin Parlour isn’t in The Fullerton Hotel Singapore itself, it’s located on the opposite side where The Fullerton Bay Hotel sits, right on Clifford Pier. That’s where we got even closer views of Marina Bay compared to our Esplanade Room.
It’s easy to get to Gin Parlour. Upon exiting The Fullerton Hotel by its side entrance, there’s an underground tunnel where we accessed and emerged onto the other side of the road, where The Fullerton Bay Hotel was. Upon entering The Fullerton Bay Hotel and walking through The Clifford Pier restaurant, we were greeted with an amazing view of Marina Bay.
Pro tip: If you’re heading to Gin Parlour located at Clifford Pier, go right before sunset so that you can enjoy both the day and night views!
Anthony, the bartender on duty gave us a warm welcome and upon finding out that we weren’t familiar with gin, he promised to turn us into gin lovers by the end of the night. 😳
In total, Anthony spoiled us with six different types of gin and tonics, and between the nibbles, there were a few that stood out to us:
London Mandarin: A signature Gin Parlour drink, it contained gin, orange zest, lime zest, and agave, paired with carbonated tonic water. It’s fizzy, citrusy, slightly sweet, and smooth to drink. It’s easily a crowd-pleaser, and it’s not hard to see why it’s their signature drink.
Paper Lantern: I told Anthony that I’m a spice demon, and he said that he had just the drink for me. Enter the Paper Lantern, using gin from Vietnam and combining Szechuan peppers, cinnamon, and grapefruit for that punch that’s sure to warm you up on cold days. This is Singapore though, so there’s really no such thing as cold days. I just really enjoy the spice. I could dilute it with the Yuzu tonic water for more of a citrus flavour, but I preferred it as it was. Call me crazy, I know.
Whitley Neil Quince: My friend who accompanied me didn’t really enjoy my demonic taste buds, so he opted for something a little tame. This gin was garnished with cucumber, green apple, and elderflower tonic water, making the drink green in every sense of the word except its actual colour. It’s sour, refreshing, and fragrant – a perfect drink for Singapore’s hot weather.
Wagyu Sliders: Insanely addictive. I wished they came in a bigger size because this burger’s patty was medium rare. The sauces were little but punchy, which is what you’d want in a burger. Too often people get it wrong with a dry patty and too much sauce, which makes the burger soggy and stiff at the same time. Gin Parlour got these sliders right.
An interesting piece of information Anthony told me about gin is that the flavours of the drink mostly comes from the garnish and aftertaste. He says that he and his team has got the ratio down pat; 30% gin and 70% garnish with aftertaste.
It’s also important to note that the true flavours of the gin and tonic come on the second sip, because your tongue and throat need to accustom themselves to the flavours.
Safe to say that we fell into a restful slumber that night, after Anthony’s warm hospitality and patience into the wonderful world of gin and tonic. Gin lovers? Check.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: Breakfast Buffet @ Town Restaurant
The breakfast at Fullerton’s Town Restaurant has three seatings for you to choose upon your check-in: 7:30am, 8:30am, and 9:30am – and each seating is allocated for an hour.
When we first saw the breakfast menu, we weren’t sure if it was strictly ala carte, or an ala carte buffet, because the menu listed a selection of mains with a servings of bread basket, yoghurt, juices and hot beverages like coffee and teas. It was really early in the morning and we just wanted some food in our bellies first – we could figure it out later.
Amongst all the options on the menu, we opted for the western breakfast with a choice of scrambled eggs because it seemed filling enough without being overly heavy. I was also able to swap out the bacon for another chicken sausage.
It took about 15 minutes for the food to come because they’re all made-to-order, and in the meantime I just wondered about the breakfast seatings. Most of us are not early risers during staycations, so the majority would most likely opt for the 9:30am seating, and we were right! Coming in at 8:30am got us a seat by the window, where we could enjoy both the view and the air conditioning. If you prefer outdoor dining, you could also request for a table at the al fresco dining area.
After we finished our breakfast platter, we wanted to try our luck at getting another bread basket because the croissants, danish, and muffins were delicious.
“Excuse me, could we request for another bread basket?” I asked Josephine, the manager of The Courtyard, fully expecting my request to be rejected.
“One bread basket? Of course!” Josephine made her way to the kitchen promptly.
Wait, the breakfast wasn’t strictly a la carte? So it’s actually an ala carte buffet then?
Josephine came back with the bread basket happily and we asked her about the breakfast menu. Apparently, it used to be limited to a single serving during the beginning of Phase 2 of COVID-19 restrictions to avoid overcrowding during breakfast hours. The crowd remained manageable and this arrangement only lasted for a month before they changed to ala carte buffet, where diners could order as much as they wanted within the breakfast seatings.
We then asked Josephine for some recommendations on the breakfast selection and she said, “You should definitely get the Nasi Lemak and the Singapore Laksa! It’s our signature.”
“Are you sure? Isn’t that a little bit heavy in the morning?”
“I can arrange for small portions if you like. You just have to try it. The recipe’s passed down from our famed and retired halal chef.”
“Oh small portions? Great, we wanna try the dim sum and congee as well then!”
Sure enough, Josephine came back within 15 minutes with smaller portions of the dishes. I looked around at the other tables and their portions were easily twice our sizes. This way, we didn’t really have to worry about food wastage. And Josephine was absolutely right about their signature breakfast dishes…
Nasi Lemak: It’s truly the Singapore-style Nasi Lemak, with denser rice, stronger coconut flavours, and sweeter sambal. I’m practically half-Malaysian because most of my extended family lives there, and I’m accustomed to Malaysia-style Nasi Lemak. I know, the food debate between both sides never end, so I won’t start. But this? Definitely a 10/10 elevated Nasi Lemak for Singaporeans.
Singapore Laksa: Again… it’s a Singapore-style Laksa as its name literally says, which means that the gravy is mostly made out of coconut milk. There’s no chicken egg served in my portion, I got some quail eggs instead and they’re welcomed; they’re lighter than chicken eggs and they went well with the gravy. Speaking of, the gravy was quite fluid and easy to sip on, yet it’s full of coconut goodness and laksa leaf flavours. It’s a crowd-pleaser!
Chicken Congee with Dim Sum: This was my personal favourite because of its simplicity and lightness. The chicken congee didn’t curdle – and the rice had expanded well to give its fluidity. It’s appropriately salted so there’s no need for extra salt, but there’s the option to add more. All the dim sum were made with chicken and they were served piping hot to our table. When we bit into them, the dim sum were soft and delectable.
Josephine swung by after a while and asked if we enjoyed our smaller portions, and we had nothing but praises for them. It wasn’t heavy at all and on the contrary, we even felt that we could have more.
Pro tip: If you’d like to try more dishes, request for smaller portions when you’re having the breakfast at Town Restaurant during your Fullerton staycation.
We also had a chat with Josephine about The Courtyard, and she mentioned about Fullerton’s Afternoon Tea, which was happening from 3pm to 6pm. She said that the bookings for the day were full but she could slide in a table for us if we wanted – definitely an offer we couldn’t resist…
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: The Courtyard Afternoon Tea
We arrived at 2:45pm and Josephine ushered us to one of the bigger tables because she knew we wanted to take photos. It was so nice of her to take that into consideration without even us mentioning it; she saw how we took photos in the morning, and she kept it as a mental note.
The Courtyard is having a Pink Afternoon Tea from 1 to 31 October 2020 to commemorate breast cancer month; part of what you pay goes to the respective foundations that Fullerton is associated with. And because of that, almost all food items in the Afternoon Tea are in pretty shades of pink! How lovely it that?
It’s not hard to see why the The Courtyard Afternoon Tea was fully booked on that day; it’s one of the few, relatively, affordably-priced afternoon tea semi-buffets available in Singapore. Most afternoon tea are ala carte and close to the price range that The Courtyard offers, but the portions all remain the same.
It should be noted that The Courtyard Afternoon Tea is a semi-buffet; the only restriction is that the sweets aren’t refillable. Everything else – the savouries, the scones, the coffees and tea, are free flow. Less sugar is good, folks!
Josephine introduced us to Camilla who attentively served us and explained all the dishes she was about to serve. Both of them made sure our cups were filled with tea or coffee; and we didn’t have to ask if we wanted beverages, they were offered to us regularly.
Between the selection of savouries, sweets, and scones, a few stood out to us:
Scones: Most scones are incredibly dense with a strong flour texture. This makes them tiresome to consume after a while, but not these scones. They’re light, fluffy, and insanely addictive, especially with the cream cheese and blueberry jam served by the side. I’m not one to dip scones in coffee or tea, and you certainly shouldn’t with this one.
Dill Marinated Beetroot Confit with Cream Cheese and Mini Tartlet: Yes, I know. At first I was like “huh, beetroot?” until I put it in my mouth and it was interestingly good! There’s that unmistakable sweetness of the dill paired with the crunchiness of the beetroot, while the cream cheese adds some sourness and the tartlet adds a welcome and neutral base. Amazing!
Truffle Free Range Egg & Chives: I thought it was going to be those inaris you see at sushi belts but nope, I’m wrong again! It’s anything but sweet or chewy. There’s the unmistakable truffle oil flavour mixed in with the egg, and the bun itself was very light and easy to bite off. Another insanely addictive creation.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: Swimming Pool & Gym
Of course, with all that food (which I might add, was A LOT), one’s gotta burn it off somehow, right? Thankfully The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s gym and pool facilities were very well-equipped.
Both the gym and swimming pool open from 7am to 10pm every day, and the duration of each facilities’ slot differs. In line with COVID-19 social distancing regulations, the gym had a 2-hour slot, while the pool had a 1½-hour slot.
The swimming pool, against the enormous backdrop of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, overlooks Singapore River and the Central Business District area.
The gym was also well-equipped. If you prefer cardio exercises, there’ll be lots of options for you to choose from: treadmills, elliptical, spin bikes, and even a StairMaster. It’s also nice that the treadmills and other cardio equipment had an isolating barrier between them.
For those who do strength training like us, the free weights section was well-stocked, alongside a series of machines that target different muscle groups. There was also a mat area in front of the mirrors with yoga balls, mats, kettlebells, and medicine balls for all types of exercises.
The gym provided water too, and it’s a fancy alkaline water in a cute, recyclable milk carton! Towels were also provided and they smelled super fresh from the dryers. Anyone here loves fresh, warm towels too? 😍
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore Verdict: Is it Worth a Staycation?
I don’t even know where to start. The stunning room? The excellent service? The lovely staff? The delicious food? The Fullerton Hotel Singapore was nothing less than a full-fledged luxurious staycation experience, whose staff work with each other in a tightly-communicated and almost choreographic dance.
Whilst the lobby might seem like it’s bustling with people, the staff never seem to lose their composure, and always spoke to us politely and hushedly – accommodating to our every single need to make sure we were always well taken care of, no matter at which part of the hotel we were in.
The level of service left us in awe, and I’m sure if you were to finally take that leap of faith for a luxurious staycation, your expectation for service would never be the same again – we were utterly spoiled indeed. Expect 100% and Fullerton will pamper you with 110%, because after all, this is your staycation and you’re the royalty.
Of course, the most prosperous and happiest of times are made by good rulers, so it helps that you come with a relaxed mind and demeanour. That’ll just enhance your staycation experience, whilst everything else adds to that, including YouTrip.
If you’re looking for some extra perks (yes, we always spoil our YouTroopers), don’t forget about the stackable 7% discount on Agoda or 10% cashback on Booking.com when you book staycations with your YouTrip card.