So over the weekend, the boyfriend surprised me with a staycation for my birthday! My birthday was actually yesterday, but since he has a leg surgery due on the same day, we celebrated it a few days early – which started with tickets to Avenue Q on Friday night:)
I didn’t even know we were going on a staycation. All I knew was that I was to pack an overnight bag, and that was it, but I should have guessed. We had lunch at the nearby Epicurious and then he told me he needed to use the toilet urgently. Since he was the kind of person who NEVER goes to the toilet outside unless it’s really really urgent, I kind of believe him.
So, he said, “I really cannot tahan (take it) anymore, let’s just go to the toilet in this hotel”. Ok still acceptable. And then he turned a corner into the lift lobby and told me, “the toilet is upstairs”. Well “upstairs” turned out to be on the 6th floor by which time I figured it all out! >.<
Once we entered our room, he told me to close my eyes and I heard rustling and flicking. Opened my eyes and saw this:
Cute cake!! The frog fairy was actually inspired by an Ikea doll he gave me a few years back and the pocky idea came from a photo we came across on the web a few weeks ago and I joked that he should make me a cake like that. Bliss! He did say though that he had specified that the frog fairy be smaller (and thus cuter) but they made it big and fat, lol. It’s ok! I still love it
I swear I look easily 10 years younger than I actually am :X
I digress. Back to blogging about the hotel and room For starters, I really love the loft concept of the hotel. It makes everything look so cozy!
The first thing I saw upon entering is this cozy corner. I was like.. where is the bed? Is this it? Silly me. Of course that’s not it. The bed is upstairs!
Just like any other lazy weekend away from home, it was movie upon movie in bed. So cozy!!
Because of the “cozy” concept, space was a little constrained. You need to watch your head on the side of the bed that was nearer the wall. We both actually knocked our heads hard once each! Ouch, but to be fair, we had been warned
While this is perfect for couple staycations, I don’t think I’d bring kids here. It is too accident-prone inducing. Apart from having to watch our heads, we also needed to be careful not to be leaning against the glass partition:
Though if you do lean and the glass breaks, this is what you’ll be falling towards lol:
The shower and toilet
Believe me when I say there is a constrain for space in this loft. The shower and the toilet are actually in two separate narrow rooms:
So here are the necessities that you can find in the room:
Toothbrush, vanity kit, shower cap etc:
Shower gel (smells like lemongrass) and shampoo:
Food & Breakfast
Here’s the room service menu:
We didn’t order anything from it, it seems a little odd to order room service when you’re on staycation! So we went to the nearby Great World City and brought back random take-outs!
Next morning, we had breakfast at the open air restaurant at the second level.
The buffet spread was sort of limited variety-wise and the food was just okay. These were my selection:
Vegetarian fried rice with baked tomatoes, chicken sausage and hashbrown:
Omelette with mini side salad + strawberry yogurt:
Right outside the restaurant was the pool.. with some pretty seats!
We got locked out
After breakfast, we headed up to our room only to find we are locked out. The card-key couldn’t work. FP went downstairs to let them know and returned with a new card. Didn’t work. He went down again, got yet another card which also didn’t work. He went down a THIRD time (like hello, why cant they come up with him instead of him going up and down??). And soon, a maintenance uncle came to try to open the door.
Couldn’t work. They needed the master key. Another guy got called up. He didnt have the master key but he did try to open the door. Nope, we’re still stuck outside. Girl with master key finally came, let us inside. We were out at the corridor for a good 30 minutes.
AND THEN. They spent another 15 minutes to change the batteries of the door lock. Couldn’t this be done after we checked out (which was just 1.5 hours away)? We wanted some privacy after breakfast but there you go – our door half opened and technicians changing the batteries of our door.
The best part is: there was no apology, no acknowledgement that something had gone wrong – even when we were checking out. All we got was “ok sir, that’s all”.
It’s not like I am expecting a huge compensation, but at least a sincere apology would have been nice.
Studio M Hotel
3 Nanson Road,
Singapore, Singapore 238910
For reservations, do call: +65 6808 8890
With that, I give this hotel…