Elegant Park Hotel Farrer Park is an ideal four-star hotel in Singapore for the leisure, business and even medical traveller. The hotel has 300 rooms in a 20-storey tower situated just across the street from a hospital. Service is excellent, particularly at Reception, with staff always doing their best to ensure your stay is pleasant.
Our room is a two-story Premier Loft, with living room downstairs and bedroom upstairs. A luxurious corner-suite, it has floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides, surrounded by plants to make the 27-square-metre room feel bigger.
Upstairs, the bedroom reminds me of a cruise ship cabin — well designed to take utmost advantage of the space, including cubby holes for a book and charging a phone, and a flat-screen TV recessed into the wall. Downstairs we have another in-wall TV, as well as a couch that can pull out into a bed if needed. The living room space also has a small bar area with mini-fridge and facilities for making tea and instant coffee. The well-lit bathroom has a glass-doored shower (both rain and handheld). Luxe amenities are by Appelles Apothecary & Lab, each different with its own delicious scent. I particularly liked the hair conditioner with comfrey, planifolia, Australian sandalwood and kakadu plum.
Crystal Club rooms at Park Hotel Farrer Park are the very best, and include access to the Crystal Club lounge. The lounge has an inviting indoor space and outdoor deck where you can relax with a coffee and pastry. In the evenings the lounge offers wine, a few cocktails, and several selections of hot and cold foods, both Asian and western.
Breakfast is served on the fifth floor in the Blue Jasmine restaurant. It includes a cook-to-order egg station and an extensive buffet of western, Asian and Indian dishes. Sit beside Park Hotel Farrer Park’s lovely pool with waterfalls, inside the restaurant or on a covered deck surrounded by a garden. Also on the fifth floor is a 24-hour gym with great city views. For lunch and dinner, the Blue Jasmine is a Halal-certified Thai restaurant offering a unique dining oasis in Singapore. Downstairs in the lobby guests can also have teas, coffees, sandwiches and pastries at The Coffee Belt.
Ideally located at the entrance to the Farrer Park subway (MRT) station, it’s easy to travel from the hotel to a business meeting or to see Singapore’s spectacular gardens and architecture. Medical tourists are steps away from the hospital.