Factors to consider when selecting a hotel for your Singapore holiday

Planning a holiday can be a breeze for some but stressful for others and we totally understand how that feels. If you are overwhelmed with tons of suggestions but unsure of where to begin, fret not because we’ve put together a simple guide to help you decide on the most suitable hotel for your travelling needs.

1.       Location

Clarke Quay MRT
Photo of Clarke Quay MRT Station

Singapore may be a small country compared to its neighbours but do not underestimate the tiny city as there are abundant of activities and hidden spots to explore and discover! In order to maximise your time in Singapore, shortlist a hotel that is within proximity to an MRT station as the robust train network in Singapore will link you to almost every corner of the country!

Psst: If you are sourcing for a hotel within walking distance to both the MRT station and major attractions, Park Regis Singapore is your ideal choice. This hotel is a quick 3 minutes’ walk to Clarke Quay MRT station (North East line) and 6 minutes’ walk to Chinatown MRT station (interchange for North East line and Downtown line). For tourist attractions within proximity to the hotel, check out our other article ‘8 Attractions within walking distance to Park Regis Singapore’’ .

Click to download MRT map of Singapore 

Click for directions from Hotel to Clarke Quay MRT Station

Click for directions from Hotel to Chinatown MRT Station

2.       Health and Safety Accreditation

Photo of Park Regis Singapore – Swimming Pool

In this current climate where health and safety is of utmost concern for travellers, choose hotels with safety accreditation from recognised bodies as such entities would have been audited for their protocols including safe distancing, frequent disinfection, enhanced cleaning and other stringent measures in accordance with the standards set by the governing agencies. In Singapore, look out for the “SG Clean” quality mark as this accreditation is awarded by the local government, under the National Environment Agency (NEA), to businesses for their safety practices in hygiene and sanitation. Apart from the SG Clean mark, do consider hotels with additional International certifications such as the StayClean Accreditation by StaySafe Hospitality, an Internationally recognised risk assurance program for the travel and hospitality industry.

Psst: Park Regis Singapore is humbled to be awarded with both local and International safety accreditations! Click to read more about the safety measures here

3.       Hotel Concierge Service

Photo of Park Regis Singapore – Concierge Desk

We may not always have the luxury of time to complete our holiday research beforehand and instead of spending time scrolling through tons of information from your Google feed, it’s always nice to be able to speak with someone at the hotel who can offer instant advice, good tips and suggestions to value add to the overall holiday experience. With many hotels moving towards contactless check-in and -out thus reducing manpower at its Reception area, it may be favourable to go for hotels with a Concierge Desk that has a dedicated customer service officer to assist with all your needs.

Psst: The friendly Guest Service team at Park Regis Singapore is well-trained to handle the full spectrum of Concierge service and many staff within the hotel are bilingual – there’s always someone whom you can converse with in Mandarin, Bahasa, Malay, Tamil, Tagalog or even Korean!

4.       Hotel Amenities

Everyone loves a fuss free hotel stay with plenty of perks and many hotels have up their game by throwing in several free amenities that was once charged to the guests such as Wi-Fi, car parking, access to coffee machine, welcome drink or even room upgrade and late check-out, etc. To get the best deals, always run a check on the hotel branded website before you click the confirmation button on online travel agents (OTA) sites as the former usually gives a better offer!

Psst: Do you know you can get Free Breakfast, Upgraded Wi-Fi access and more when you book the Best Available Rate on www.parkregissingapore.com?  Click to find out more.

5.       Guest Reviews

The best brand advocates of a hotel are usually the guests whom loved their stay so much that they rave about it on social networks; likewise, guests who feel shortchanged may also take to the same platforms to express grievance. Regardless whether the stay is a positive one or otherwise, testimonies written on Hotel Review sites serve as a good reference of the general sentiments of the hotel experience. Go to popular travel sites such as TripAdvisor and Google Hotels to read authentic reviews of your shortlisted hotels to get an idea of what to expect.

Psst: Park Regis Singapore has been a proud recipient of the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice award for consecutive 4 years, an accolade that recognises tourism establishments for maintaining top rated reviews.

Click for Park Regis Singapore’s TripAdvisor Listing

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About Park Regis Singapore:

Strategically located in the heart of Singapore within walking distance to the bustling entertainment hub of Clarke Quay and Boat Quay as well as the cultural district of Chinatown, Park Regis Singapore offers 202 modernly designed guestrooms that promise to enchant with thoughtful design elements and innovative technology. The contemporary rooms with timber and glass accents and a warm colour palette extends beyond to the hotel’s common areas.

Most guest rooms boast either the natural park views or the hotel’s stunning 25-metre outdoor swimming pool with a cascading waterfall and expansive views of Clarke Quay. Signature Quay rooms offer direct pool access and also feature a private alcove. The hotel also offers a diverse range of facilities that include a fully equipped meeting room, well-appointed gym and a 24/7 self-service laundromat.

The hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi internet access for the comfort and ease of connectivity to all guests. Those travelling on business can also enjoy the full suite of secretarial services and complimentary usage of the iMac work station.

Remember to Book Direct at www.parkregissingapore.com to get exclusive hotel benefits during your stay!

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