Allow me to begin this post by commending the Reception staff of The Elizabeth Hotel in Singapore by the name of Bernard. That guy needs an applause, a promotion, a salary raise or perhaps, even an award for Best Hotel Service or whatever appropriate title, in my own opinion.
Picture this – We had more than 9 hours of travel via bus from Penang to Johor Bahru to Singapore, crossing borders and Immigration proceedings on foot, barely slept comfortably, took the 45 minute-MRT-ride from Kranji Station to Newton and finally, a short taxi cab ride from Newton to Mount Elizabeth Road where The Elizabeth Hotel is secluded. And did I already mention that we brought a heavy luggage and several bags with loads whose weights were illogical for a 3D2N trip? To make the scenario more dramatic and worse, it rained heavily just right after we boarded the taxi cab en route to the facade of The Elizabeth Hotel.
And then we got the warmest and friendliest reception service from Bernard. Because my request of early-check in was granted, everything else seemed icing on a cake. Bernard attended to us professionally with smile and concern with our luggages; he immediately offered to keep them safely behind the concierge as he informed us that our room’s still being prepared. Bernard upgraded our Family Room to a Suite free of charge, which we found the sweetest! And until after we checked out the next morning, he carried our luggage to the taxi cab despite there were other staff that could do that for us. In case he gets to read this, thank you for everything, Bernard! You made our stay memorable!
Over and beyond the elegant and well-thought-of-interiors, accessibility and outstanding and quality service are what I like the most about hotels of Far East Hospitality.
Just so you know, it was not my first time to check in at one of their hotels in Singapore. Together with my family a few years back, we spent a lovely accomodation in Quincy Hotel (blog post HERE!) and when I came back to Singapore exactly a year after, I enjoyed a 3D2N stay in Oasia Hotel (blog post HERE!).
And so on my 5th visit to the Lion City,
you cannot blame me if I set my expectations high with
The Elizabeth Hotel.
Now, meet my travel buddies. They’re first-time-tourists in Singapore and it was their very first time to travel abroad together. They’re sisters to each other, with no other siblings in between.
My travel companions for this Singapore trip : my maternal aunty and my one and only mom. 🙂
After waiting comfortably for about half an hour in the lobby (while the staff were preparing the room), we were finally led to our suite.
Its white and a blush of pastel color-interiors was very soothing to vision.
I immediately checked out the wifi connection with my mobile, then laptop and found out that it’s fast & free!
The only little thing I didn’t like was the airconditioning that was pre-set to a colder temperature than expected and we couldn’t modify it ourselves. You know my relatives are in their senior years, so almost everything must be regulated and in moderation.
I’m very particular with hotel toiletries. They must be hypoallergenic and olfactory nerve-friendly.
The toilet, shower and bath were all built in fine marble, almost spotless with only little hints of age.
Our accomodation was inclusive of breakfast buffet at Modesto’s, the Italian Restaurant at the lobby of The Elizabeth Hotel.
This is where we had breakfast.
I honestly like those large framed paintings; something unusual from buffet spreads, or at least, it lives up to being Italian themed restaurant. However, breakfast menu also includes a few local dishes, some continental ones and staples.
Here are what my mom and aunty had on their morning plates…
With its walking-distance-location to Orchard Road and its proximity to Mouth Elizabeth Medical Center and Paragon Mall (and other upscale shopping complexes along Orchard Road), excellent hotel service, accomodating and friendly staff, minimalist yet classic interiors and homey ambiance, do you think The Elizabeth Hotel met my great expectations?
It even exceeded. 🙂
Check out this blog’s features and reviews on other hotels by Far East Hospitality :
The Elizabeth Hotel | 24 Mount Elizabeth, S228518 Singapore | For more details and reservation, kindly visit the website of The Elizabeth Hotel by Far East Hospitality : http://www.stayfareast.com.sg/en/hotels/the-elizabeth-hotel.aspx
Thank you to Far East Hospitality & particularly to The Elizabeth Hotel for sponsoring our overnight stay at the suite. We really appreciate it! Special thanks goes out to Ms. Ericia Li, Ms. Christina Tan & Mr. Mike Cheong for generously responding to my emails and request.