While I was in Singapore, I stayed at the lovely Ann Siang House is close to the Central Business District, a 10 and 15-minute walk away to the Tanjong Pagar and Chinatown metro stops, respectively.
The heritage property keeps its public spaces lean and clean. The entrance opens into a reception desk that abuts a minimalist lobby lounge-meets-breakfast room. Outside breakfast hours, guests may help themselves to filtered water in glass bottles, tea as well as coffee from the Jura coffee machine.
Set in a row of heritage shop houses, the boutique property houses 20 rooms in various categories of Premier Room, Deluxe Room, Executive Room, Workout Studio, Junior Suite, Cooking Studio (comes with a kitchenette) and Wellness Suite (comes with a massage chair and a kitchenette). Due to the original configuration of the conservation shop houses, each room has a slightly different layout but is swathed in the same soothing grey palette of wood panels, upholstered fabric headboards and blinds. These are teamed with sleek work desks, low-slung dark wood leather seats in varying designs and upholstered benches in colorful hues. Views of the surrounding roads through the original shop house windows are less than inspiring, but the Queen Elizabeth-approved Hypnos beds, down pillows and 400-thread-count duvets more than make up for it.
All rooms come with free Wi-Fi, a Handy Phone for free locals calls and a Nespresso coffee machine.
Overall, it’s a very good, moderately priced hotel with a staff that is trained well. My nights’ sleep were restful since it wasn’t too noisy and the bed was very comfortable.[alpine-phototile-for-flickr src=”set” uid=”26389565@N00″ sid=”72157677735829217″ imgl=”flickr” shuffle=”1″ style=”gallery” row=”4″ grwidth=”1200″ grheight=”800″ size=”640″ num=”30″ shadow=”1″ border=”1″ align=”center” max=”100″]
Ann Siang House