The newly-built Park Hotel Farrer Park (opened in May 2017) is located right on top of Farrer Park MRT Station. It’s SO convenient, if I were a tourist, I’ll definitely choose this hotel. It’s also an ideal staycation choice for its historical and ethnic charm. Guests can experience the colourful sights and sounds of Little India just around the hotel.
We were invited for a night at Park Hotel Farrer Park’s Premier Loft Room, and it was such a delight to stay in a spanking new hotel. The 20-storey hotel with sleek glass exteriors is the home to a mix of 300 contemporary guest rooms, Sky Loft and Premier Loft rooms. It also features two dining outlets, a swimming pool and gymnasium ideal for business travel or family holidays.
We were so thrilled to stay in a Premier Loft Room – the biggest room in this hotel! I told Edison that our room will be extraordinary (not the usual hotel room that we always stay), and he marched towards the room with excitement. When the door was opened, I saw a burst of delight on his face. And then, he was all “Wow! Wow! Wow!”
“Have fun climbing those stairs, boy!” I replied, and within seconds, he disappeared from my sight. You sure know where he has gone to lol.
I super loved this duplex storey room that embraces refined interior such as wood-finished wardrobe, modern marble bathroom, and elegant wall finishing. The room comes with a sofa bed that allows for quality family time. Everything is made to perfection!
I also like the full glass window that offers a panoramic view of the vibrant district and plenty of natural lights. There’s a 43″ Full HD LED TV near the sofa bed and another TV in front of the queen-sized bed on the upper level. No more fighting over the TV channels lol!
Every element in the room reflects thoughtful comfort and makes us feel right at home. That’s what I really need for a staycation – cosy and relaxing! Oh, have I mentioned about the quality organic bath amenities? I often tell the quality of the hotel by their bath amenities. For this one, it’s definitely a thumbs-up!
On the 5th floor rooftop terrace, there’s an outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi in it. There’s also a 24-hour gymnasium next to it. The hotel’s main restaurant, Blue Jasmine, is also located on this floor.
The exclusive Crystal Club is located on the 12th floor. Guests who book Crystal Club rooms and Sky Loft rooms will be entitled to Crystal Club Lounge benefits such as private check-in and check-out, complimentary breakfast, complimentary evening cocktails (6pm to 7.30pm) and all-day light refreshments.
The hotel has two dining options with different gastronomies. The Coffee Belt serves an irresistible spread of premium deli offerings from gourmet sandwiches to homemade pastries and pies.
Blue Jasmine is a Halal Certified Thai restaurant. If you look closely, you’ll love the restaurant’s interiors that are adorned with an eclectic mix of contemporary art décor furnishings. It also has an outdoor alfresco seating. This restaurant is also where majority of the guests enjoy their daily breakfasts.
The breakfast selection was decent – nothing too fancy with mostly predictable food items. There’s an omelette station for all you egg lovers. What impressed me most is their authentic Thai cuisines – served during lunch (ala-carte) and dinner (semi-buffet and also ala-carte).
From simple all-time favourites such as Pad Thai to delightful new creations, every dish delivers rich and robust flavours. Here are some dishes that tantalized our taste buds and which we’ll definitely recommend.
Prawn Tom Yum, $20, available in red based or clear soup. Looks fiercely red but super tasty and authentic!
Prawn Pad Thai, $16
Petai Prawns, $22
Shisamo Fish, $24 | Crab Meat Yellow Curry, $26, served with Blue Jasmine vermicelli
Crab & Pineapple, $18, Thai fried-rice with crab meat and Phuket pineapple
Mango Sticky Rice, $14, mango with Blue Jasmine sticky rice
For dinner, you can choose from the ala-carte menu or a semi-buffet. For the latter, you’ll be given a choice from the main course menu, and you can help yourselves at the buffet spread where you can find a wide selection of Thai appetizers and desserts, assorted Nyonya kueh, fruits, and a live cooking station offering various Thai noodles and skewers.
The food quality was definitely there, coupled with great service from the staffs. The restaurant was almost full-house during dinner, we truly appreciate their staffs for accommodating our request for an indoor seating.
Is it just me – or do you also have a thing for loft-style hotel rooms? Maybe it’s the unique duplex layout or the tall windows or the high ceiling, I can’t decide which one I love most. From a parent’s point of view, it’s definitely a great choice to thrill your older kids with those stairs. However, if you have very young kids, I’d suggest you opt for the Standard, Deluxe or Crystal Club Room at Park Hotel Farrer Park.
All in all, we had an enjoyable stay at Park Hotel Farrer Park. You may not believe it but Edison and I slept for 12 hours straight! Haha, imagine how ultra-comfy the bed is. V, who sneaked out for midnight shopping at the 24-hour Mustafa Centre, ended up sleeping on the sofa bed lol.
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