Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore: An Amazing Staycation You Won’t Resist

Last weekend, we checked-in to Hotel Jen Tanglin for a staycation. It is located within the quieter end of Orchard, along Cuscaden Road (very near Botanic Gardens). Formerly known as Traders Hotel, it has undergone an extensive $SGD45 million makeover in 2015, and now reflects a modern functional design concept to meet the needs of today’s modern travellers.

When the first Hotel Jen in the world opened in Singapore Orchardgateway in 2014, I was SO impressed by the quality of its rooms as well as its affordable prices. If you are looking for a budget-friendly hotel along Orchard Road that is extremely convenient with a beautiful swimming pool, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway is definitely a great choice. Check out my previous review of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway’s Club Deluxe Room.

Hotel Jen is a new brand of fresh, friendly and fuss-free mid-range hotels by Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. Some of you may be aware that there are two Hotel Jens in Singapore. Now, let’s check-out the second Hotel Jen – that’s Hotel Jen Tanglin. This 4-star hotel offers amazing staycation packages starting from just S$176++ per night! Find out more. 😀


Hotel Jen Tanglin

We stayed in a Superior Room that is cosy and chic, complete with everything we need for a relaxing stay. After the extensive transformation, the room looks like brand new (nothing like the previous room at all). Totally amazing! 😆

Featuring a warm, playful and earthly interior, the Superior Room is 25 sqm in size and it comes with a super comfortable king-size (or twin) bed, a smart en-suite bathroom (no bathtub though), a mini fridge, as well as panoramic view of the surroundings.

Hotel Jen Tanglin

I particularly like the tawny-leather headboards with brass lamps, and textured accent wallpaper with motifs such as fish or bicycles. At the opposite end, there’s a white faux-brick feature wall with a sleek TV mounted on it.

Take Me to Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Hello Kitty Themed Room

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour has launched 12 distinct Hello Kitty themed rooms in Jan 2017. The first of its kind within Southeast Asian region, these vibrant rooms are sure to give you a 360° Hello Kitty experience, together with SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN that’s located right next to it. Now, take me to Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Hello Kitty room!  😀

Aww! Can’t wait to unveil all the cuteness to you right now.   😎

If you’re keen to read about our first visit in 2015, read these:

Need transport? Check-out easy transfer from Singapore to Legoland / Hello Kitty Land from KLOOK.

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Hello Kitty Themed Room Overview

Jen’s Hello Kitty Themed Room comes in TWO room types: 1) Deluxe Room 33 sqm (10 rooms), and 2) Premier Room 53 sqm that’s perfect for big family (2 rooms).

The themed rooms come in THREE different Hello Kitty master themes: Pink, Sailor and Hello Kitty in Oz. Under each master theme, there are FOUR individual room design choices. This means ALL the 12 themed rooms in Hotel Jen are uniquely DIFFERENT!

Now, let’s take a peek at some of the themed rooms (images courtesy of Hotel Jen).

Hotel Jen Hello Kitty Room
Hello Kitty Themed Room – PINK Theme
Hotel Jen Hello Kitty Room
Hello Kitty Themed Room – SAILOR Theme
Hello Kitty Themed Room
Hello Kitty Themed Room – HELLO KITTY IN OZ Theme

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore – Experience That Jen Feeling Again!

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.

Club Deluxe Room

Edison jumped with excitement at the sight of the bathroom. It’s very spacious and have a bath-tub too.

Club Deluxe Room

He was also thrilled to see this.

Club Deluxe RoomA 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.

Club Lounge

Club Lounge

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?

Hotel Jen OrchardgatewayWhat more can I say? It’s totally stunning!

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Review: A Fantastic Weekend Getaway

Even though Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park is just a short drive from Singapore, I’d recommend that you stay at Hotel Jen. Reason is simple – after one day of fun-filled and energy-draining activities, driving back home is tiring. Secondly, topping up the theme park with a hotel stay will certainly add excitement to your kids.

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour is located right next to Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park (read our review on Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park HERE). Do you know that Hotel Jen is the newest hotel brand in the Shangri-La Group? I must preface this review by admitting that I’m biased to Shangri-La Hotel Group and the high level of service and quality that it consistently delivers worldwide.

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Review

Our stay at Hotel Jen was no different from our previous stays at other Shangri-La hotels. The hotel’s excellent service started from the very beginning – the check-in process was swift and speedy, and the hotel staffs are helpful and friendly.

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour

The hotel lobby emanates style and modernity, with spacious seating area, iMac workstations, secured handphone charging station and welcome drinks. The hotel also provides free basement parking and free scheduled shuttle to Legoland.

This is our Deluxe Harbour View Room. It’s reasonably-sized with a plush queen-sized bed and sofa bed that accommodates 3 of us comfortably, and also complete with coffee station, mini bar, steam iron, fridge, 40” LED TV, cable TV, WIFI and executive writing desk.


What I like best is the beautiful scenic view of the harbour. I like the natural light with warm and cozy colour tone of the room.

The highlight of this hotel has to be its outdoor rooftop swimming pool with sundeck. It has an infinity pool that you can see all the way to Singapore, a children’s pool and a Jacuzzi salt water pool – which is great for skin! Guests can also indulge in fully-equipped gym, steam bath and body massage. There is also a SkyBar at the pool deck.

After a relaxing swim and steam, we were all ready to enjoy our buffet dinner at Harbour Café. As a hotel guest, we were entitled to a special discounted rate of RM80 per adult and RM40 per child (nett) for the International Buffet. It’s really value-for-money for such an impressive spread.

Obviously, I couldn’t taste all the food – even though I wish I could. So, I only took pictures of those that caught my eyes, but there were plenty more that the restaurant has generously offered for its international buffet.

The seafood station is our favourite. We loved the sweet and succulent prawns, as well as flower crabs. We also indulged in fresh sashimi to our hearts’ content. On top of that, there is an Indian section serving authentic Indian cuisines, Chinese section with delicious herbal stew and soup, spicy curry me (must try!), dim sum, pasta, sushi, chocolate fountain, wide spread of cakes and desserts, salad, fruits, juices, and many more!

After a satisfying dinner, we took a stroll at the harbour. It was surrounded by alfresco restaurants and beautifully-landscaped walkways.

Just a short walk from the hotel, there are also retail outlets such as Toys R Us, and also family restaurants such as Kenny Rogers and Sushi King.

Great food, great fun, comfy bed and salt water pool certainly completes our day at Hotel Jen. Does that warrant a trip back any time soon? Certainly YES! It’s a perfect place for me to unwind. Our boy has already sealed a deal with us to come back during the December holiday. =)

Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia

Disclosure: We were hosted for a night’s stay at Hotel Jen for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are honest and are my own.


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