Orchard Hotel

Located on the quiet end of Orchard Road (Singapore’s shopping district), it is a 5-min walk from Orchard MRT station, and erm, opposite Orchard Towers (Orchard Towers is a higher-end brothel). They bill themselves as a five-star establishment, but I personally think they are probably closer to 3.5 – 4 stars.

Check-in was slow. I arrived at about 3 pm (which is after the check-in time of 2 pm), but the room was not ready. They didn’t seem too concerned that I had to hang around for another 30-40 min, so that’s a strike against their customer service. I simply dropped my keys into the express check-out box.

The room is a decent size, though the entryway created a lot of dead space. It has a comfortable king bed, a little leeway for walking, and a seating area with armchair and table. Room 804 has a view of Scotts Road, which is kinda nice, because it has some greenery to the right, and hotels like St. Regis to the left.

The bathroom is rather tight. It has a bathtub, which looked grimy, and your regular toilet and sink. There is not much room in there. Orchard Hotel bathroom

Orchard Hotel bathub

Since this hotel was paid for by work, I didn’t have a choice. But if I were to actually pay the rack rates (~250 USD per night), it’s probably not worth it. To be fair, Singapore hotels on this stretch do tend to be rather spendy.

Miles & Points

Orchard Hotel is part of the Millennium Group. They are associated with a good number of mileage programs, even though it won’t show up on CashBackMonitor. I credited this hotel stay to my United MileagePlus account for 500 points per stay.