The GrandPlaza Parkroyal
10 Coleman Street, Singapore 179809
Got the Orchid Deluxe Room this time at S$170++ per night. This happens to be my company's "regular" corporate hotel, so it's a place I am very familiar with.
I have always been reserved a room at the Orchid Club Floor so check-in is done at the 10th floor. Most of the time this is very convenient because you do not have to wait in line with half the population of Singapore. However, coming in at night when there is less staff on duty, it could be a hassle. You see - the lifts are controlled by coded cards, so you can't like waltz in and go to the top floor to check yourself in. You have to be escorted up.
OK, I shouldn't complain. Being here always makes me very relaxed, cause I know things would work. No worries about power plugs, broadband always works, there would be good channels on TV etc.
Overall the room is very brightly lit, as can be seen from the photos. Study table is medium size with two power plugs at the table level (very convenient, see pics). You can control most of the light switches from your bed. The pillows are nice and soft. And there's a nice plate of fruits for snacks at night - and not forgetting the candy on the pillow ;)
The shower is also good. Water temperature can be controlled easily and there's also a bath tub if you want to soak in it.
Breakfast is on the 9th Floor. I always find the food of high quality (they serve veal sausages), but the choices limited. Then again, I am always in a hurry to go out, this serves me just fine.
Location wise, it is well within walking distance (under 5 minutes) of the MRT station and Funan IT Mall.
Overall Ratings: 8.5/10