While planning our travels we always prioritize on the location of the hotel we want to stay. Usually we prefer to stay in downtown or the city centre as it is convenient in commuting to most of the places around a city. During our recent visit to Singapore we chose to stay in Hotel Pan Pacific located at the Marina Square. Being one of the Top Luxury Business Hotels in the city, it is conveniently ensconced between malls like Suntec City mall, Marina Square and the Millenia Walk.
After our overnight flight from Mumbai, we reached the hotel around mid-morning and we couldn’t wait to freshen up and be up and about to explore the city. On our arrival the staffs welcomed us warmly offering the refreshing drinks and finished the check-in formalities quickly and efficiently and were ushered to our rooms in no time.
We had booked deluxe twin room for our stay and it was everything and more than what we had expected. The room was very spacious with sleek modern furnishings, good natural light from the large windows at far end of the room. The room passageway had a large sliding wardrobe and a foldable ironing board attached in the corner.
The bathroom is equally sleek as the main room with an extra bag storage space, generous amount of toilet essentials from “em-brace”, a hairdryer and a rain shower cubicle with a glass window overlooking the bedroom (preferable for couples but not so much for travelling sisters :p)
Having read a lot about the restaurants in Pan Pacific being among the best ones in the city, we decided to ditch our usual food trial and have most of our meals at the hotel.
Located in the main lobby, this bar is the first thing you will notice as you enter the Hotel. The timber seating pods over the reflection pool is the best place to relax and enjoy couple of drinks in the evening or conduct quick business meeting over some yummy tapas.
The all day dining restaurant is one of the best breakfast buffet we ever been so far. With about six live counters serving variety of cuisines that include Malay, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Singaporean and Pan Pacific. Being one of those people who cannot live without hearty breakfasts, Edge was like the answer to all prayers ;). The best of all was the live juice counter serving delicious sugarcane juice and the dessert counter that has wide array of lip smacking desserts like traditional Peranakan cakes (Ang ku kueh, kueh lapis, wa ku kueh) .
Although trying Indian food wasn’t on top of our must eat lists during our trip, we ended up visiting Rang Mahal, the Indian restaurant at Pan Pacific twice during our stay (all thanks to our parents!!). Rang Mahal is a perfect combination of classic Indian and non-traditional recipes like the Quinoa upma, artichoke pakodas and the cappuccino kulfi, all of which are just as delicious as they sound.
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One cannot skip having lunch/ dinner in this award-winning Cantonese restaurant during their stay at Pan Pacific. The à la carte menu has extensive veg options and much to our delight the Manager solved our dilemma on what to choose by offering to whip up something special for us.
We loved every minute of our stay at Pan Pacific Hotel and it is no surprise why they are considered as one of the best hotels in the city. We would definitely suggest this hotel to all the Singapore visitors if you are looking for a glitch free stay, impeccable hospitality, great food and most of all close proximity to shopping malls.
Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard,
Contact: +65 6336 8111
Price: Rooms from SGD 280/night (Deluxe King Room) to SGD 510/night (Skyline suite)
TOTS were the guests at Pan Pacific Singapore, these are our opinions based on the stay experience.