I have been to Singapore about 12+ times over the last 35 years and have stayed in 5 star through to a more moderate 3 star. Over this whole time I never knew about Hotel Fort Canning or that there was even a park called Fort Canning.
If you want a tranquil oasis in the middle of Singapore, then this is the place for you. It has been various things or the years, including HQ for the British before WWII. Forget the Raffles and stay here. It is. Ore like a private club than a hotel.
It was nice to be able to get up early and take a walk or jog through the park - if you like that sort of thing.
Staff were friendly and helpful. The Italian Restaurant in the hotel was absolutely fantastic. Food was great and compared to other similar restaurants , not too pricey.
On the less positive side, the breakfast, although adequate, was ordinary. Mbuffet small - but I guess with a hotel this size, it may be hard to out on a full buffet like a HUGE hotel.
Getting in and out of the "city" is not so much a challenge, but a little unusual as the closest MRT at Dhoby Gaut is a about a 10 min walk through a car park. Going is ok, but in the heat of the day coming back up the hill can be challenging if you suffer from the heat. My suggestion would be that the hotel put on a shuttle to do a round trip, say, on the hour, dropping people at Orchard Road, Marina Bay and so on.
We had a premium deluxe room, which had a separate bathroom, not stuck in the middle of the room like the others. It wasn't the biggest room we have stayed in, but it was nice to look out in to the park. Bathroom could do with two basins. Aircon tok some getting used to.
Overal, we enjoyed our stay and I would stay here again. If you want to be in the thick of it - then maybe choose something on Orchard Road.
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- Surrounded by the lush greenery of a historical park, the heritage Hotel Fort Canning offers a discreet sanctuary of calm in the vibrant city and an epitome of style and modern comfort in each of its 86 guestrooms and suites. ... more less
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