“Staycation in Clark Quay”
Just a step away from Singapore’s most iconic, bustling nightlife spot, Park Regis Hotel proves to be just the excellent spot for both tourists, businessmen and even Singaporeans alike.
With 202 spacious rooms of their own, you can definitely find a respite but yet still stay in a part of the action in our busy town, the perfect go-to location for a night in Singapore.
Located right next to Clarke Quay MRT station, Park Regis conveniently accesses to many amenities and famed tourist spots, itself being right in the heart of the CBD. Within walking distances to Chinatown, Marina Bay, Raffles City and of course Clarke Quay, your bases to explore the city would definitely be covered. Not to mention it is only a few minutes by MRT to the famed streets of Orchard Road.
Clark Quay itself is also a famed tourist nightspot to get a tipple and enjoy the river view.
This 4-star hotel presents a modern architectural touch, with glass windows, minimalistic plush furniture and clean finishings.
Presenting fine touches to a standard executive touch, the reception presents itself to its guests with a warm welcome, with comfortable seating and iMacs for internet browsing. The hotel is also fitted with free wifi throughout so you can be constantly connected wherever you might be.
We were generously presented with a one night stay of the Merchant Room for review, courtesy of Park Regis Singapore. 20 square metres in diameter, it was cleverly furnished to provide optimal spaciousness, without compromising on comfort.
We had a pleasant view of the hotel’s pool, where one can sit comfortably back on the lounge couch by the window provided to maybe, get some work done or just relax.
With a wide screen LCD Flat TV, we were able to lie back and enjoy free streaming of subscribed cable service and free digital newspapers.
Now, perhaps due to a limited space area, but the shower area was bordering on a little claustrophobic. With separate cubicles, at least yourself and your partner would be able to use the toilet at the same time, but the constricted space of it all just makes showering not a luxurious option in the merchant room.
Due to the open-concept layout of their Merchant rooms, there isn’t a complete and total separation of the cubicles from one’s room – the doors are not completely fitted to the ceiling. Granted, the steam from hot showers needs to escape and circulation needs to be prioritised, but it all permeates into the sleeping area instead.
Many hotels prioritize sleeping area over bathroom space, and Park Regis is one such example that has to deal with this space limitation.
Cocktail Bar & Dining
With their own in-house bar, Park Regis presents an exclusive collection of house spirits and alcohol. Guests can even sign up for a complimentary Cocktail Making Class, available daily.
What a great way to experience Clarke Quay in itself. Through their cocktail making class, which lasts for approximately an hour or so, guests can learn and make their own customisable classic blend of Cosmopolitans, Martinis and such. It will certainly be a fun and enriching experience for you and your partner during your stay here.
Pool & Lounge area
Providing a relaxing, laid-back lounge and 25m pool, guests can spend hours on end just chilling along their pool area, with spacious sun-beds and shady umbrellas to match.
I love how Park Regis hotel manages to make the whole pool area have a tranquil garden setting, amidst the rather whole corporate look of the hotel.
Park Regis has a decent range of breakfast food for guests, ranging from porridge to dim sum to bacon and eggs. Their quality of food is average to say the least, but enough to satiate a hungry stomach.
Featuring live chefs at egg/noodle station, guests can requests for their own rendition of any egg dish and even some famed local delights such as Prawn Noodles to start the day right.
They have their own gourmet section of premium cheese, salads and artisan breads as well, which were really fresh and pretty delectable.
Park Regis Singapore has a pretty well-equipped gym overlooking the hotel’s pool for guests to enjoy, with an extensive free weights section to cardio machines and strength equipment. There certainly would be something for everyone, for kick-starting your fitness regime or even incorporating your workout into.
Overall, I had quite a pleasant stay at Park Regis Singapore, with decent facilities and an even more stellar location. At the heart of Clarke Quay itself, we were able to get in on the action of Singapore’s bustling nightlife without any hassle of transport.
Being so close to the city, tourist and shopping districts, Park Regis’ central location proves to be an excellent location to place your stay in.
Expected Damage: $230++ per night