Recently, we went for a staycation at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway. Located directly above Orchardgateway, we felt so much like a tourist in our own city. The amazing rooftop pool with breath-taking views of the Singapore skyline is what we loved most about this hotel. And I can’t wait to show you around.
If you’re not familiar with Hotel Jen, let me share with you a brief introduction. In 2014, the Shangri-la Group revamped their mid-range hotels in the best locations across Asia Pacific to Hotel Jen that aims to capture a younger and more travel-savvy market as compared to their flagship Shangri-la brand.
Hotel Jen delivers quality and comfort, convenience and value, but what makes it special is the way it makes people feel excited and happy, respected and cared for, and relaxed throughout their stay. So, I’ll be sharing with you “That Jen Feeling” really soon.
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway is the third Hotel Jen that we’ve stayed, and the special thing about it – it was the first property that was purposely built under the new branding. Opened in Sep 2014, the hotel is brand new and interconnected with three shopping malls that provides a seamless and weather-proof shopping experience, as well as direct access to Somerset MRT station.
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway’s lobby is located above ground on the 10th floor, which is quite unique. We stayed in a Club Deluxe Room located on the 13th floor. The room is very spacious with a super comfy king-sized bed, sofa with pull-out bed, 40-inch Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) system, executive writing desk, a fruit cup in the fridge, and all the usual things like steam iron, safe, coffee station, WIFI, etc.
Edison jumped with excitement at the sight of the bathroom. It’s very spacious and have a bath-tub too.
He was also thrilled to see this.
A little gesture goes a long way!
Now, let’s check out the club lounge. Another perks of staying in the Club Deluxe Room is the complimentary access to Club Lounge on the 19th floor. On top of the breath-taking panoramic city view, we get exclusive check-in and check-out, complimentary drinks and snacks all day long, evening cocktail, and other privileges.
I love the café-like setting with comfy armchairs and glorious sunshine from the large windows. Edison said he could easily snooze here because it was just too comfy.
After filling our tummies with light snacks, we went for a swim at the amazing rooftop pool with panoramic views of the Singapore skyline. I love the poolside cabana. There is also a mini bar here, so you can order your favourite drinks and some ice cold beer. Have I mentioned about the indulgent massage by the pool that you can book during the day?
What more can I say? It’s totally stunning!
Lovely green and orange cabanas, clear blue sky, green trees waving in gentle breeze, brown wooden deck, and sparkling clear pool water.
The perfect way to idle your afternoon away!
And the gym!
Seafood Buffet at Makan@Jen
At night, we enjoyed a sumptuous seafood buffet at Makan@Jen. The seafood buffet spread consists of a salad and sushi bar, fresh seafood counter, noodles station, assorted local favourites and international delicacies such as Chilli Crab and Seafood Paella, variety of desserts, ice-cream and local kuehs.
Have I told you that I love roast pork and roast meat?
Seafood lovers like us were super thrilled to enjoy a spectacular array of fresh seafood such as lobsters, whole mud crabs, snow crab claws, oysters, tiger prawns, clams, mussels and sashimi.
Buffet breakfast is served at both the Club Lounge and Makan@Jen. We prefer a wider spread, so we went to Makan@Jen. However, if I’m a business traveller, I’d prefer a quieter environment for my breakfast, and I’ll definitely choose to have it at the Club Lounge.
Weekends with 26 Hours a Day
How often do you request for late check-out? To be honest, we often do that. If you do too, you’ll be delighted with this offer – Weekends with 26 Hours a Day. This means you can check out 26 hours after the time you check in. Seize the weekend and enjoy your 26 hours now! This offer is available from 28 Oct 2015 through 31 Dec 2015.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay so much! And we’ll certainly be back to experience “that Jen feeling” again. We’d recommend Hotel Jen Orchardgateway if you’re looking for an affordable and enjoyable family staycation at the heart of Orchard Road.
Pictures taken with my Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 and 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lenses
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore
277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858.
Disclosure: We were hosted for a night’s stay at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are honest and are my own.
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