Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore – Hotel Review
From an orchid-inspired chandelier that floats above twin grand staircases in the lobby to the citrus-scented toiletries by local brand Vitaminspa, this independent Singaporean business hotel offers a uniquely local stay. Read on for the full review.
The comfort and convenience factor of Royal Plaza on Scotts is there: you'll find the requisite plush beds, smart TVs, fast Wi-fi and sleek bathrooms, as well as a pool and prime location just off Orchard Road. The Halal-certified restaurant Carousel, awarded Best Buffet in Singapore seven times by popular vote, is the stuff of local folklore, while the 45-year-old recipe for the long-standing property's signature bread-and-butter pudding hints at the hotel's heritage.
Where is Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore?
Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore is located in the Orchard Road shopping and entertainment district, just 450 metres from Orchard Road. It’s about 30 minutes to Changi International Airport by car or about an hour via the MRT (subway). It’s only five minutes on foot to the Orchard Road MRT stop.
What’s near Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore?
Its location in the heart of Orchard Road means the hotel is just steps from some of the city’s best retail therapy spots, including Paragon Shopping Centre, Far East Plaza, Shaw Centre, and Forum the Shopping Mall. It’s also about 20 minutes on foot to the south entrance of the sweeping Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The smallest rooms at Royal Plaza on Scotts are 32 square metres – significantly bigger than most other hotels on Orchard Road. Deluxe Rooms are the most basic room type, while Deluxe Plus Rooms have bedding configurations to accommodate families or groups (two twin beds). Premier Rooms, meanwhile, have bigger bathrooms with large bathtubs. For even more room, splurge on an Executive Suite, which offers a generous 64 square metres of space divided into separate areas for sleeping, working, and relaxing. All simple yet playfully-decorated rooms — think bright artworks and patterned carpets — offer premium bedding and 40-inch HD TVs. Views vary, from city vantages to outlooks over neighbouring buildings.
Restaurants and bars
Carousel is the on-site restaurant at Royal Plaza on Scotts, a buffet known as one of the best Halal spots in the city. Almost any kind of cuisine you can imagine is here: Malaysian, Chinese, cold seafood, Indian, sushi, and an overwhelming array of Asian and Western desserts. A buffet breakfast is available here daily for a fee. Otherwise, step outside onto Orchard Road and you’ll be met with dozens upon dozens of restaurants, from sumptuous fresh sushi at Tatsuya @ Goodwood to Michelin-starred French restaurant Les Amis, all within a couple of minutes’ walk.
Travel for work
All room types are equipped with a desk and chair, and have access to fast and free Wi-fi, making Royal Plaza on Scotts suitable for business travellers. A light-filled co-working space and business lounge on level 15 is only accessible for those who book a Premier Room type and above. If you need even more space to work, the hotel also has a conference space and 10 meeting rooms.
Pool and gym
Staying on track with your wellness goals is easy at Royal Plaza on Scotts. There’s a fitness centre equipped with treadmills, Stairmasters, weights machines, free weights, yoga mats, and more.
The pool is the perfect place to escape Singapore’s infamous heat and humidity with a refreshing dip. Like the gym, it’s open from 6am to 10pm daily.
What you need to know
Need to work while in Singapore? A co-working space (with unlimited coffee!) on the 15th floor is available exclusively for guests who book a Premier Room type or above, so you can get to inbox zero in style.
Best for: Space seekers
Number of rooms: 511 rooms
Rates: From $309
Parking: On-site parking available, with one complimentary space per room booked.
Address: 25 Scotts Road, Singapore
Telephone: +65 6737 7966
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