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Fairmont Hotel Singapore, Hotel Review

Fairmont Hotel Singapore, Hotel Review

Where is the Fairmont Hotel Singapore located?

Fairmont Hotel Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Rd

The Fairmont Hotel Singapore is ideally located in a central part of town, only 15 minutes walk from the bustling Clarke Quay. Its central location means that it is situated very close to all major entertainment and shopping districts, plus, there is even a multi-storey shopping mall within the Fairmont Hotel complex.

The Fairmont Hotel Singapore offers 769 luxurious guestrooms and suites, a collection of 16 distinctive restaurants and bars.

Check-In

On check-in, we got a complimentary mango juice, which was very welcome after the 11-hour flight from London. Your bags are brought to the room 5 minutes after check-in, with the porters calling me ‘Sir Shane’ (which was nice).

The heat and humidity in Singapore can make you feel quite uncomfortable, but the Fairmont Hotel is very well air-conditioned and you feel very comfortable indeed. At no point in the hotel did we feel that the humidity or heat was getting to us.

Our Room

The guest rooms are luxurious with a comfortable bed, luxury bathroom and aromatherapy bath products. Our room came with a balcony and the views are stunning from the tower we were in. From the 22nd floor, you have a view of Singapore which looked over Singapore Bay, with stunning views of the Singapore Flyer, the amazing Marina Sands Hotel and views towards the city centre. The featured photo above shows the view by night with the lights of Singapore.

Breakfast

Breakfasts are served in three different restaurants but we found that the Asian Market Café was the best, as it had a large selection of foods from typical continental breakfast fare to Chinese / Asian steamed dumplings (which I had a good few of as they were very tasty).

The breakfasts are an experience to be savoured. You can if you wish to go for the normal breakfast, croissants, bagels, bread, cereal but the Asian breakfast is very special. It was the first time I tried steamed buns, and I have been hooked ever since.

Other Facilities at the Fairmont Singapore Hotel

In addition, guests of Fairmont Singapore have access to the Willow Stream Spa, one of the largest spa facilities in Asia, offering the best in Spa and Fitness services. The Spa Treatments at the Willow Stream are very reasonable and the facilities and therapists are excellent. I tried the massage, and as you overlook the city from 10 or 20 storeys up, you soon forget your troubles. The massage was excellent and any knots I had were soon eased.

The concierge staff at the hotel were also excellent and most friendly – they helped us book a city tour of Singapore as well as organising for our luggage to be held while we awaited our trip back to the airport. The staff were friendly and very helpful at all times.

Fairmont Hotel Singapore, Contact Information

If you intend coming to stay here during a visit to Singapore, the relevant details on contacting the hotel are provided below.

Address: Fairmont Hotel Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560
Phone: +65 6339 7777
Website: http://www.fairmont.com/singapore/

The verdict of the Fairmont Hotel Singapore

I loved my stay at the Fairmont Hotel Singapore, it was comfortable, upmarket, luxurious with great views and great staff. There was nothing about this hotel which I didn’t like. The Fairmont Hotel Singapore is an amazing hotel and would certainly return here on any return to the wonderful city of Singapore.

 

This Hotel Review is my honest opinion of the Fairmont Hotel Singapore and this post was not paid or solicited. The content within the review of this Singapore Hotel is simply my recollection and opinion of a stay at the Fairmont Hotel in Singapore during a multi-stop personal holiday.
  • Comfort 95% 95%
  • Service 100% 100%
  • Food 98% 98%
  • Spa 94% 94%
  • Pool 90% 90%
  • Would Repeat? 100% 100%
Eastenders Indian Restaurant, Waterford – Restaurant Review

Eastenders Indian Restaurant, Waterford – Restaurant Review

Eastenders Indian Restaurant – Authentic Indian Restaurant situated on the Quay in Waterford, Ireland

Eastenders Indian Restaurant situated near the bridge in Waterford (South East of Ireland) is one of my regular eateries and always provides an excellent and authentic Indian cuisine experience.

I have a few criteria whenever I quote that a restaurant is an ‘excellent restaurant’.
Firstly I’m looking for comfortable surroundings, good service, interesting menu, food displaying the skills of an excellent chef. I also look for good presentation of the food and consistency of enjoyment (i.e. over repeat visits all of the above points are always in place).

The Indian starters here in Eastenders are very good. My favourites are Onion Bhaji, chrum fry (mushrooms) or the aloo pakora (potato). They also have a great selection of main courses (all using secret chef’s recipes). Some recommended mains  are the Chicken Korma which is mild and creamy, the Lamb Tikka Masala and the Chicken Rizalla (which includes a boiled egg in the sauce!).

I have always had good food and good service here at Eastenders, for take away or dine-in. Take Away orders are usually ready in 15-20 mins and it is always piping hot. I used to live around the corner from the Eastenders Restaurant and every two or three weeks I would get a takeaway from here. We were never disappointed – there were once or twice I felt that there was a bit too much sauce but apart from that I have enjoyed the food there.

Another plus in my book, is the Indian Music playing in the background. It really annoys me when I go to a Chinese or Indian Restaurant and Boyzone or Mariah Carey are on in the background. I am looking for the cultural experience, so the music of that country should be played.

A Buffet Indian Lunch is served on Sundays from about midday.

Prices are very reasonable and mains start from about €9.

Eastenders Indian Restaurant – Location

Eastenders Indian Restaurant, The Quay, Waterford, Ireland

Eastenders Indian Restaurant, The Quay, Waterford, Ireland

  • Service 70% 70%
  • Food 90% 90%
  • Location 77% 77%
  • Value for Money 90% 90%
  • Would Return? 90% 90%

This is an old review of the Eastenders Indian Restaurant in Waterford and my review was accurate at that time (March 2012). I have not been there since but if I am I will update this review to reflect my thoughts. I have not been sponsored or paid to review this restaurant and my opinion is my own and based on service and food at the time of my visit.

Pa Pa Thai, Waterford : Thai /Asian Restaurant Review

Pa Pa Thai is an excellent Thai restaurant in Waterford

Authentic Thai decor, a fantastic menu, and great service.

If you are in Waterford and you are looking for a good Asian or Thai Restaurant, check out Pa Pa Thai, located near the Peoples Park in Waterford.

Pa Pa Thai is one of my regular restaurants in Waterford … The service is also excellent and the food is excellent.
The Lunch is €13.95 for a starter, main, sides and tea/coffee or you can simply choose a main with side dish from €8.50.
The Early Bird menu has more to offer with a varied selection of starters, dinner, rice/chips/noodles, dessert and tea/coffee at €19.95.

 

The A La Carte menu offers a wide choice but my recommendations are…

 

Starters

 

Try the Mixed Starter which is a selection of delicious starters & sauces.

 

Main Courses

 

  • Pad Neau Nam Manboi (in Oyster Sauce) : (Mild) – Chicken or beef stir-fried with oyster sauce, onions, mushrooms & seasonal vegetables
  • Gaeng Khew Wan (Thai Green Curry): A wonderfully flavoured, little spice, made with coconut milk, red curry paste, aromatic herbs & fresh vegetables with your choice of meat
  • Masaman Curry (Potato & Cashew Nut Curry): This full flavoured but mild curry is bursting with delicious flavours such as nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, cardamon, cumin & coconut milk with your choice of meat
  • Yum Neau (Beef Salad): Slices of tender beef mixed with onion, tomato, cucumber, lemon grass, coriander & mint, together with a zesty dressing & served on a bed of lettuce – I find this option very refreshing!
  • Seau Rawng Hai (Weeping Tiger Steak): Sirloin steak sliced & served on a sizzling platter with homemade sauce made from soy sauce, palm sugar, coriander & garlic – has to be tried as it is excellent!

 

It is rare for a restaurant to have so many good options on the menu, in Pa Pa Thai it is often difficult to choose from the great menu choices; Pa Pa is a consistently good restaurant.

Whatever you choose from the menu, you can be guaranteed that it will be good. Enjoy!

Address: Pa Pa Thai, 2 Canada St, Waterford, Waterford City, Ireland
Phone: 051 877 648

 

 

  • Service 100% 100%
  • Food 100% 100%
  • Value for Money 100% 100%
  • Would Return 100% 100%
Hotel Opera Cadet, Paris, France : Paris Hotel Review

Hotel Opera Cadet, Paris, France : Paris Hotel Review

Hotel Opera Cadet, 24, rue Cadet, 75009 Paris, France: Hotel Review

Hotels in Paris are usually small and basic but the Hotel Opera Cadet is one notch above that. The hotel is ideal for the traveller who is looking for a friendly hotel, with good breakfasts and nice clean rooms. The customer service was excellent and the staff do speak English (although we always try to speak French when in France).

The Opera Cadet is located about 5 mins Metro ride from the Galleries Lafayette near the Opera district and the hotel is 1 minute from Cadet Metro stop down a quiet side street. Check-in is very efficient with the English speaking staff. The rooms are a good size (not huge, but adequate), with features such as TV, Air Conditioning (which can be very useful in July and August), a nice bathroom and some rooms have a small terrace which overlooks Rue Cadet. Rue Cadet is a small street with local traders, fruit shops and some very nice bistros at the end of the street which are enjoyable and cheap to eat in.

Hotel Opera Cadet runs a buffet breakfast service and breakfast is available from 7:30am to 10:30am with a wide variety of food to cater for all tastes. Friendly waiting staff are on hand to provide teas and coffees. A courtyard area at the back of the breakfast area allows for Al-fresco breakfasts – very Parisienne.

WiFi is available but WiFi costs €5 per hour and reception is limited to the main areas of the hotel and was not available on the 2nd floor.

The Opera Cadet Hotel in Paris is one I will be returning to again, not only for the location, good breakfasts and nice staff, but also due to the fact that it is quiet, comfortable and great to come back to after a long day walking the streets of Paris.

Hotel Opera Cadet : Rated 3 star (continental rating)
Would Return: Yes
Would Recommend : Yes
Website : http://www.operacadet.com/

 

  • Service 94% 94%
  • Breakfast 85% 85%
  • Room 89% 89%
  • Would Return? 90% 90%
Hotel Location

Hotel Opera Cadet

Copthorne Hotel Commodore Christchurch Airport – Hotel Review

Copthorne Hotel Commodore Christchurch Airport – Hotel Review

Copthorne Hotel Commodore Christchurch Airport, New Zealand – Hotel Review

Copthorne Hotels in New Zealand are a part of the Copthorne and Millennium group of hotels.

Having flown in from Singapore via Sydney (a long flight), travel from Christchurch International Airport is via a free shuttle bus provided by the Commodore Hotel. This had been confirmed via Twitter and following a quick phone call on our arrival, the hotel shuttle bus arrived and we were at the hotel in under 5 minutes.

On arrival at the hotel, the Duty manager, Jaimie, sorted out our reservation very efficiently and walked us to our room. Jaimie had a chat with us and on arrival at the room showed us the facilities in the very well appointed room. I have stayed in many hotels and even in 5-star hotels, I have rarely seen such a level of professional and friendly service on check-in. I was blown away by the welcome and the level of comfort at the Copthorne Hotel. Airport hotels are normally just a place to rest your head after a long flight, but this hotel is actually comfortable and a delight to stay in. Although not actually on the airport grounds, it is a very quick drive to the airport and I would recommend this hotel if you were catching a flight.

The room was excellent, with a very comfortable bed, and I was surprised at how large, bright, clean and airy it was. Air conditioning was very good with tea coffee facilities and a very nice and there was a very large bathroom.

The breakfasts are served in Pattersons Restaurant in the hotel, very well presented with a lot to choose from. There is also a hot tub and covered pool (which we did not try on this occasion as it was winter … but it looked nice). There is also a nice garden area with a fire where you can enjoy a drink in the open air if you so wish.

The complex is very secure and safe with key cards required after a certain time to access the main accommodation building and then again at your floor.

We actually stayed twice at this hotel, once on arriving into Christchurch from Singapore and again the night before leaving en-route to Cork via Bangkok/London.

Christchurch Copthorne Airport Hotel

The Copthorne Hotel Commodore Christchurch Airport is a great hotel within 5 minutes of Christchurch International Airport. It is ideally situated for you to start or end any trip to New Zealand.

 

  • Comfort 95% 95%
  • Food 90% 90%
  • Service 98% 98%
  • Would Return? 100% 100%
Hotel Location

449 Memorial Ave, Burnside, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand