Spending a weekend in Singapore, I had selected the AMOY Singapore for it’s solid reviews and a reasonable cash rate. As you know, I’m a fan of the Hotels.com Rewards program with it’s simple rewards earning concept. I had booked the room on Hotels.com for a cash rate of $100 USD per night which Is fantastic for Downtown Singapore. Located in the Chinatown area of Downtown, the AMOY Singapore is just around the corner from the Telok Ayer MRT Station.
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Location: 4 of 5 Stars
Service: 5 of 5 Stars
Comfort: 5 of 5 Stars
Cleanliness: 4 of 5 Stars
Restaurant/Dining: 3 of 5 Stars
Arriving into Singapore in the early afternoon, my Uber dropped my off on Telok Ayer Street, the front entrance the AMOY Singapore hotel. At first glance, I wasn’t sure where the entrance was. While, there was a prominent AMOY sign out front, the entrance was an old temple and I didn’t see a lobby or front desk. I walked around the side of the block and saw another AMOY sign and entered the hotel lobby from the rear. But I learned that the temple at the front, was actually the entrance.
From the moment I stepped in the lobby the staff at the AMOY Singapore was beyond welcoming. My welcome packet was laid out in a nice padfolio at the front desk and a welcome drink was brought to me. The front desk staff went out of their way to point out the features of the hotel and the services offered. I also was surprised to learn that the hotel offered one free car service ride that was included in my booking. This was a nice surprise so I used my complimentary ride for my return trip to the airport on departure. The staff scheduled my pickup as I was finishing checking-in.
The lobby is a bit dated and there’s a bit of wear and tear in the common areas of the hotel. I was curious to see my room before making any final judgement on the proeprty. Once checked-in, the security guard took my bags to my room and one of the staff members escorted me to my room. We took the elevator to my room on the second floor. My room at the very end of a long hallway with lots of turns. Keep in mind there are lots of small sets of steps between the elevator and many of the rooms. The hallways, like the lobby, were showing a bit of wear and tear.
Since I was traveling solo, the Twin Room was plenty of room. The room overall was incredibly spacious and very clean. In the Twin Room, there was a very large desk area. Under the desk there was a safe and a stocked mini fridge. All the snacks and drinks in the mini fridge were complimentary. On the desk there was also a mobile phone that guests could carry around to make international calls, browse the internet, and use Google Maps. This is a handy feature if you don’t have international data on your phone.
There was a small storage closet with an iron and ironing board plus an umbrella to use in the unpredictable Singapore weather. I certainly put the umbrella to use on my trip as it rained quite a bit. The bed was a day bed style twin and although small, it was plenty for solo sleeping and quite comfortable. The linens were clean and fresh. The room itself was much more updated and well maintained than the common areas of the hotel.
The bathroom was split into three areas and was quite spacious. There was a sink and vanity, a large glass shower, and a water closet with toilet. The shower was spacious with wooden floors. The shower was one one of my favorite features of the room. The bathroom doesn’t offer a lot of privacy but considering the room is intend for a single guest, it’s not a big deal. But don’t worry, the toilet does have it’s own door.
Due to the heavy rain on my first day in Singapore, I did encounter an issue with the windows leaking into my hotel room. While this was a bit annoying, the staff went above and beyond to resolve the problem. The staff came by and throughly cleaned and dried my room. The water was fairly limited to the area around the windows.
On my last morning in Singapore, I had breakfast in the AMOY Singapore lobby. The breakfast area was completely empty of other guests and I was greeted by the restaurant hostess. There was a small buffet of cold breakfast items but the hostess took my order hot breakfast options, I ordered over easy eggs along with some bacon. I did sample a few of the cold breakfast items as well. The breakfast wasn’t too bad but nothing great. The eggs and bacon were both quite bland.
Checkout was at noon so I dropped off my bags with the front desk and spent a few more hours exploring Singapore. But once it was time to head to the airport, I returned to the front desk to meet with my car service driver. My driver was not only on time but even a bit early. I said goodbye to the AMOY Singapore and my driver loaded my bags into the Mercedes S-Class. My driver was incredibly friendly and we enjoyed chatting along the drive to the airport.
Overall, I really enjoyed my stay at the AMOY Singapore, even if a bit short. There were certainly a few shortcomings like the wear and tear in the hallways and bland breakfast. But the friendly service and lovely room outshines the negatives. The room was very comfortable and the window leak issue was solved quickly and the staff went out of their way to make sure the problem was solved. Everyone on staff shared a great attitude towards hospitality. Plus with a great rate and convenient location, the AMOY Singapore was a solid option for Singapore lodging.