YOTEL Singapore – Hotel Review
Resident robots who talk and deliver amenities to your room? The responsive and R2D2-esque Yolanda and Yoshi, as they're known, are among the highlights of a stay at this affordable high-tech hotel., located right in the action on Orchard Road. Read on for the full review.
Smart design really maximises the impact of all 610 sleek, minimalist rooms. Featuring luxuriously comfortable adjustable beds, smart TVs that easily connect to your personal devices and blackout curtains, it's a seamless guest experience at YOTEL Singapore. This clever spot has everything a guest needs and a few things they don’t, including a couple of quirky and fun staffers.
Where is YOTEL Singapore?
Yotel Singapore occupies a prime spot on Orchard Road, the city’s retail and entertainment district. It’s a 10-minute walk to Orchard MRT station, making it easy to get to and from Changi Airport, as well as around the city. The airport is about 25 minutes away by car.
What’s near YOTEL Singapore?
YOTEL is steps from some of Singapore’s best retail therapy, including Paragon Shopping Centre, Wisma Atria, Tanglin Mall, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Scotts Square and ION Orchard. The southern entrance to the Singapore Botanic Gardens is less than 20 minutes walk from the hotel. Gardens by the Bay is a direct train ride from Somerset MRT.
The most basic room is the Premium Queen, which has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city, while the First Class Queen has a private balcony. But the most impressive views belong to the First Class King and VIP King Suite View, which also has a kitchenette. All rooms have rainfall showers, premium bath products and coffee and tea-making facilities.
Restaurants and bars
Komyuniti, YOTEL Singapore’s bar and restaurant, occupies a light-filled poolside space on level 10. The focus is on craft cocktails and modern interpretations of international dishes such as nasi goreng, a Cajun salmon rice bowl and Korean-style bibimbap. It's an ideal place to grab a quick bite. For serious snackers, venture outside: some of the city’s best restaurants and bars are within walking distance, including Michelin-starred French restaurant Les Amis, upscale Italian venue Il Cielo and speakeasy The Other Room,
Travel for work
All rooms are equipped with a compact desk and a clothes iron, making YOTEL Singapore ideal for business travellers. But with high-speed free Wi-fi available throughout the hotel, what’s stopping you from getting to inbox zero from a poolside daybed?
Pool and gym
Cool off from Singapore’s famously humid climate with a refreshing dip in the lap pool, located on the 10th floor, which feels lush thanks to a garden of tropical greenery. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness centre on the same level.
What you need to know
On the uppermost floors of the building, the First Class King rooms undoubtedly offer the most dramatic views of the city-state. They’re also nearly double the size of a Premium Queen, and come with private balconies.
Best for: Singles or couples
Ambience: Quiet, low-key
Number of rooms: 610
Rates: From $170
Wi-fi: Free and fast
Parking: Paid private parking on-site
Address: 366 Orchard Road, Singapore
Telephone: +65 6866 8000
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