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Capitol Kempinski, Singapore

An impressive hotel which lives up to its five-star rating. Employees are both friendly and attentive making for a wonderful, personalised service.

Capitol Kempinski, Singapore

An impressive hotel which lives up to its five-star rating. Employees are both friendly and attentive making for a wonderful, personalised service.

The Hotel

Situated in the buzzing cultural district of Singapore, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel is one of the 81 Kempinski properties worldwide.It was refurbished in 2018, retaining its colonial charm.Originally two individual buildings, built in 1904 and 1933, these have been cleverly united with a connecting glass walkway on the second floor. 

The Check-in

From the moment the taxi pulled up into the private covered entrance way, everything was seamless. A lovely employee called Qian Ping – “Call me QP!” she immediately said – opened the taxi door, and my luggage was whisked away from the taxi to concierge.

We entered the beautiful and calming lobby area with a fragrance from Salvatore Ferragamo wafting through the climate-controlled air. I took a seat at one of the three check-in desks. I was offered a glass of welcome champagne, but kindly declined – it was just before 10am having landed at nine. The administration process was quick, efficient, welcoming, and complete within about 10 minutes.

The Room

I was very fortunate to be allocated a Grand Deluxe Room (215), overlooking Victoria Street and the National Heritage Board Office with its clock tower. The room was huge with king-sized double bed, separate bath, wet room, toilet, and matching sinks. The curtains, blinds and lighting were all electronically controlled at a touch of a button. Connection to the complimentary Wi-Fi was brilliantly simple and functioned anywhere within the hotel without fault for the duration of my stay.

The Facilities

Take in a show at the Capitol Theatre, or buy a Dyson – there really is something for everyone! The hotel complex has everything you could need, including an arcade with a whole host of shops and eateries including German (Frieda), Italian (La Scala), American (Broadway) and Asian cuisine. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in Alvin Leung’s ’15 Stamford’, or sample the a la carte menu for lunch or dinner.

The hotel bar offers a wide selection of beverages with DJ or live music in the evenings, and the lobby lounge is ideal to enjoy bar snacks in relaxing surroundings.

The pool area was compact but perfectly formed, offering an outdoor area to soak up the atmosphere with sun loungers, umbrellas and a pool snack menu – all just a stone’s throw away from the fully-equipped gym.

There’s also direct access to public transportation services.

The Verdict

An impressive hotel which lives up to its five-star rating. Employees are both friendly and attentive making for a wonderful, personalised service.

The Details

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, 15 Stamford Road, 178906, Singapore. Tel.: +65 6368 8888. Prices in January 2023 start from £218 a night for a Deluxe room.

kempinski.com/en/the-capitol-singapore

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