Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Staycation at Yotel Singapore

There has been some changes to the flexible benefits policy at my workplace. The number of categories that we could spend on have been restricted to only a select few, with staycations being one of them. After going for my first staycation, it's now safe to say that I've caught the staycation bug! It is good to take a well-deserved break, to empty my mind, and to live in the present. Also, it is fun being a tourist in Singapore.

Recently, I spent some of my flexible benefits at Yotel Singapore. By the way, this is not a sponsored post.

Yotel Singapore is a newly-opened hotel in the heart of Orchard road. Their main draw is their futuristic theme and their guest service robots, Yoshi and Yolanda. Families with kids will definitely enjoy dialing up Mission Control (reception) for either Yoshi or Yolanda to deliver items such as towels and water bottles to your room. No, I did not spam requests, lol; I only tried it out once. Apparently, Yolanda occasionally sings to hotel guests after a delivery request, but I was not lucky enough to hear her sing. :(

Befitting its futuristic theme, you could self check-in at one of the counters in the lobby. Fill in your details, swap your credit card, and you are able to create your own room key on the spot. Kudos to the front desk staff who came to greet and welcome us.

We stayed in the Premium Queen View room which was located on the higher floors with good views of Orchard road. The room was slightly smaller compared to your typical hotel rooms. Despite its small size, the space is efficiently used. The rooms come packed with a fridge, safe, iron, ironing board, and hair dryer. The bed is adjustable and you can adjust the angle to suit your comfort level.

The bedroom area is separated from the wash area by frosted glass.

As we were located on the higher floors, we had a good view of Orchard road. Unless you want your net tangible assets to be in the public's eye, do remember to draw down the blinds while using the wash area.

At level 10, we have the Komyuniti Bar and Restaurant, the gym, and the pool area.

A pity I didn't managed to get good shots of the breakfast spread though. Only one came out "decent."

I enjoyed the KOMpliment (the Yotel signature cocktail) that consists of butterfly pea flower-infused gin, fresh lemon, violet liqueur, egg white, hibiscus perfume & orange bitters.

Until next time folks. My staycation watchlist has been firmed up and I am looking forward to my next adventure. :)


  1. Unintelligent Nerd,

    Fun right?

    I normally stay at Jen Orchard Gateway or Jen Tanglin for my annual staycation in Singapore.

    Some years I'll do it at Shangrila Sentosa ;)

    Its refreshing to walk around Orchard in the night and then walk back to my hotel instead of taking the MRT home for a change.

    Experience what's it like to stay at those condos around Orchard.

    This year, for the first time I explored the Carinhill road area and came out at Scotts Road by foot. Intersting private houses and condos there!

    Many places we never explored before as they are not accessible by public transport...

    If I ever decide to move to private condo, I'll do the same. Buy where the roads are not served by public transports ;)

    1. Hi SMOL,

      Yup. It's fun. The Christmas lights were up too.

      I'm looking at boutique hotels. They have more interesting themes/concepts. The experience will be more exotic :)