A bicycle supporting a wooden table top, stacked old-school trunk bags for the front desk, and a recreational swing. My eyes were glued to these articles when I arrived at the full-scale and artistic lobby of Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore. Add to that the impressive woodworks on the entire lobby. Dark clouds floating above Cuscaden Road were about to retire, but I was already sitting on one of the restful couches in the lobby waiting for check-in.
The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Orchard Road but a coaster shuttles guests every hour to the famous shopping district. The area is known for high-end brands yet I just did a walking tour to check art installations during my first trip to Singapore. Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore has a total of 565 fully-equipped rooms categorized into standard, suite, and club rooms.
Our deluxe room exudes elegance and coziness providing a view of the other side of Singapore, sans the tall and eyesore skyscrapers. The usual elements of the brand embody the persona that they want to relay to their guest. A character who maintains a direct and close connection with the hotel guests. When we settled into the room, with a set of fresh and sweet fruits, Jen reminded us to be in good shape during the trip.
Feature wall painted with orchids adds a jovial mood to the comforts the room extends. The expansive 25-square meter room has two well-appointed twin beds, a window sofa, a pool view, and a full-sized working desk. List of in-room facilities continues with the cable television with radio channels, electronic safe, coffee and tea making station, small fridge, hairdryer, and steam iron and ironing board.
Smart en-suite bathroom suggests a high-pressure hot and cold shower to relax you from the tiring walks around the city. Shower essentials are complete from dental and vanity kits to the usual shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and body lotion. Add to that the fresh set of clean towels and bath robes.
Variation of wall textures is also apparent utilizing wood, white-washed bricks, and bright tiles. Funky light sources made of metals add swank to the room concept. Universal wall outlets and USB ports are convenient enough for working guests. If you have requests and need assistance on something, you can simply dial the front-desk number on their phone.
To provide an utmost service, Hotel Jen Tanglin’s latest innovation offers ‘handy’, a smart phone equipped with unlimited mobile data, unlimited local and international calls, city guides, latest travel finds, brand promotions, and a 24/7 one-touch connectivity to the front desk. You are also allowed to bring ‘handy’ on your visit to different shopping, cultural, and food districts in Singapore.
For quick shopping need, Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore is just several steps away from Tanglin Mall. The mall is strategically located on one of the corners of Tanglin and Grange roads. Food options, grocery stores, a pharmacy, and boutiques are just a stone-throw away from the comforts of Hotel Jen Tanglin.
Another thing that will excite you is the accessibility of Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore to Singapore Botanic Gardens, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site of the city-state. A visit to the garden is a perfect activity in the morning before plunging yourself into their breakfast buffet. If you’re too lazy to walk to the garden, the hotel lends swanky bikes for your morning stroll.
Club Room and Lounge
Elevate your Hotel Jen Tanglin experience and upgrade to a Club Room. This can bring you to a different height of exclusivity because guests availing this type of room have direct access to the Club Lounge. The hotel recently refurbished their club lounge and will surely deliver a stylish and comfortable lounge, perfect for either work or relaxation. The access will allow you to bypass the check-in counters on the ground level and proceed to the lounge on the 17th floor for exclusive check-in.
Lavish breakfast starts at the Club Lounge at 6:30 AM until 11 AM on weekdays, or 12NN on weekends. This is an extended option for the regular buffet breakfast that ends at 10 AM. Free flow of spirits like wine and beer, and appetizers like canapés, cold cuts, cheeses, and pastries, is available from 5 PM until 7:30 PM. You can also avail free pressing of a piece of clothing on your stay.
Dining Options @ Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore
Buffet breakfast is included in Hotel Jen Tanglin’s room rates. They won’t rush you on your quest for a good sleep as buffet spread is open until 10 in the morning. On our 2-day stay, it seems that food served were almost the same. Not an issue because you can’t have everything on a single sitting.
J65, the restaurant near the front-desk, serves wide-range meals and also tasked to provide breakfast for in-house guests. Several sections of the breakfast spread include the soup (laksa and chicken broth), English breakfast, bread and pastry, coffee and tea (of course), fresh fruits and drinks, cold cuts and salad bar, and morning essentials like cereals, milk, and yogurt. Going around the buffet for at least twice will prepare you for a fun and tiring day in Singapore.
Other dining options are the Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go and Ah Hoi’s Kitchen. Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go ensures that you are ready for your meetings and tasked for some caffeine fix. Insider tip, don’t miss the Sea Salt Caramel Latte when dropping by the cafe. On the other hand, Ah Hoi’s Kitchen defuncts the usual indoor dining with its alfresco area providing a view of the pool. From the famous chili and black pepper crabs and other Singaporean delights, Ah Hoi’s chef will complete your cravings of Singaporean cuisine.
Health Club and Swimming Pool
Hotel Jen Tanglin supports their guest in maintaining a healthy body and well-being. Several laps in the 30-meter pool or few kilometers on the treadmill, the hotel can assist you in your quest for a healthier you. The fitness center is equipped with functional state-of-the-art cardio and training equipment, machines, and compressive sets of weights. If you want to loosen some body tensions or release stress, avail spa treatments from spa services like aromatherapy to deep tissue massages.
Staying with the Hotel Jen brand is always a delight. The conveniences the hotel offers is indeed top notch and remarkable. From high-speed wireless internet connection to free shuttles, generous breakfast spreads, homey room accommodations, trendy innovations, and exceptional service to the tiniest details. You can’t ask for more during your Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore experience. So if you’re looking for a place to stay near Orchard Road, try this property and be prepared to avail their overwhelming facilities and amenities.
HOTEL JEN TANGLIN SINGAPORE
1A Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249716
Contact No.: +65-6738-2222
Disclosure: The blogger would like to thank Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore for accommodating them during their stay in Singapore. All opinions stated in this post are his own.