Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy is an Accor hotel strategically located in the historic East Coast region and within walking distance to East Coast Park, two major shopping centres, and many local eateries. It’s also near the airport, thus making it an ideal choice for business and leisure travellers.
Last weekend, we went for a staycation at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy to celebrate my 40th birthday. You may not believe it, but this was the first time I celebrated my birthday with a staycation. I figured turning 40 is a major milestone that deserves to be celebrated in a memorable way.
As we drove into the hotel carpark, we couldn’t help but thinking that the hotel’s façade and surrounding look rather unattractive, especially with the construction of the Thomson-East Coast Line in front of it. Nonetheless, the Business Suite that we were hosted in is a complete opposite. So, don’t judge a book by its cover.
This property has been around for a while but it was refurbished a few years back. It boasts some of the largest rooms within its class, even the entry level rooms are already at 32sqm in size. Our Business Suite, the largest room category in the hotel, measures a whopping 54sqm!
The moment the door sprang open, our eyes widened with amazement. The suite is unbelievably spacious! I loved the minimalist Zen furniture of dark wood and grey cushions. The thoughtfully-designed layout also allows plenty of open spaces in the room, thus ideal for families with kids.
When you enter the Business Suite, you’ll see a large work desk with a minibar next to it. It comes with a Handy smartphone with unlimited International calls to 10 countries and mobile data.
At the opposite end of the table is the King Size bed and 32-inch flat screen cable TV. Next to it is the sofa bed and two arm chairs. The hotel has also prepared an extra bed for Edison. As you can see, this suite can accommodates a family of 2 adults and 3 kids comfortably.