Studio M Hotel: Romantic Staycation Perfect for Couples in Singapore

Last Updated: June 6, 2016
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Brought to you by Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Studio M’s loft-inspired rooms have been a hot staycation favourite for Singaporean couples due to their stylish design and oh so instagram-worthy rooms.

Rooms are usually fully booked over the weekend by many locals looking for a romantic getaway, while overseas travelers are also drawn by the hotel’s modern design and convenient location.

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This boutique hotel was designed by contemporary Italian architect, Piero Lissoni, and features avant-garde style and modern pop-art fixtures.

Located in the precinct of Robertson Quay, a bevy of cafes, restaurants and bars are just a stone’s throw away for hotel guests to enjoy a complete experience with all their needs catered for.

After hearing many good things about Studio M, I was fortunate enough to have a staycation at one of their fully loft-fitted rooms for the weekend. Let’s pop into the room and see what’s all the fuss about, shall we?

Executive Loft

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The typical rooms you’ll see pop up on social media at Studio M are the Studio Loft category, with the queen bed on the lower floor, but this time round I stayed at the Executive loft which has its bed on the second floor instead.

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The hotel also adds in little romantic touches upon request, like rose petals on the stairs leading up to the bed and towel-folded swans in a heart shape – a fine touch to really ramp up the amorous vibes.

Caution: sweep the petals off the bed before you dive in though, I’ve learnt firsthand that rose petals do stain the sheets when squished.

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Does the girlfriend love teddy bears? Well, there’s a huge one you can snuggle with in bed while watching TV.

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The Executive duplex lofts are located at the corner of each hotel floor and offer great privacy. The 3-metre high bay windows also give a gorgeous panoramic view of Singapore’s cityscape.

A full length work desk is also integrated together with the multi-functional vanity area to utilize the space while providing maximum functionality.

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For the Premiere, Executive and Moonlight lofts, you get access to the complimentary mini-bar too (refilled daily) , while tea/coffee making facilities are available for all rooms.

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I’d also suggest ordering a bottle of bubbly prosecco or champagne to enjoy a leisurely toast in-room with your loved one if you’re here as a couple. Or to drown whatever sorrows you have staying alone in this sweet suite.

Lifestyle Areas

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Other than the nifty rooms, Studio M hotel has various chic lifestyle elements throughout its public area like the open-air tropical deck where you can chill at the deck chairs with a glass of wine or coffee while pondering the mysteries of the universe.

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Other facilities include a 25-metre long lap pool and an open-air (naturally ventilated) gym. Not that I actually used it because exercising my mouth chewing food is all the exercise I need.

Alfresco Breakfast

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On the same level as the pool (2nd floor), you can enjoy breakfast at Studio M’s bamboo-themed restaurant with simple indulgences and local-inspired delights. The intercontinental buffet breakfast is served daily from 6.30am to 10.30am.

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A live egg station is also mandatory for a good hotel breakfast. Duh.

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It’s interesting how most of the ingredients are laid out separately, and you can actually follow the little recipe boards above the buffet table to create your ideal breakfast.

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Customize your own nasi lemak or make a mega sandwich with the spread available.

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Here’s my own secret recipe made from the stuff available at the buffet table: French toast with sliced cheese, melted in the toaster. Then drizzle with maple syrup.

The breakfast buffet at Studio M is a simple affair, but simplicity done well.

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Studio M provides innovative accommodation with modern living spaces to appeal to a new generation of travelers. Combining style and functionality, its a great hotel especially for couples looking for a charming staycation weekend, whereby you can laze around in the well-designed room or pop out for a dinner date easily.

Room Rate: From S$160 per night

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Studio M: 3 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238910 | Website | Tel: 6808 8888

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