Best staycations in Singapore: Parkroyal on Pickering hotel

By Elisa Chia   — November 20, 2017
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    What a green hotel this is, literally. As we stepped into Parkroyal on Pickering for a recent staycation with our kids, it struck us that every part of the property is hugged by lush foliage – from the front desk to the lift lobby and walkways.

    Complete with water features, moss-inspired carpets and natural wood elements, it certainly lives up to its “hotel in a garden” concept.

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    We felt like we had been transported into an oasis of calm even though the hotel is situated at the junction of the busy Raffles Place and Chinatown districts.

    The building is an architectural stunner, as well – its wave-like facade seems to be inspired by the rice terraces of Bali.

    Related: Staycation review: Ritz Kids Night Safari at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

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    This was especially obvious to us when we looked down from our Orchid Club Junior suite (pictured left) on the 13th floor.

    Here, we also enjoyed a commanding view of Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, and even had a glimpse of the Marina Bay floating platform.

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    Speaking to the staff, we realised that this is a green hotel through and through.

    Eco-warriors will approve of features such as the solar-powered systems, as well as light, motion, and rain sensors for efficient use of resources.

    Related: Singapore hotel review video: M Social Singapore

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    We continued to soak in the hotel’s idyllic ambience at its infinity pool on the fifth floor. It’s 1.2m deep and we were glad we had packed along the kids’ floats.

    After swimming, we lounged in one of the bird cage-like cabanas, which are a hotspot for Insta-worthy shots.

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    Our room category gave us access to the swanky Orchid Club lounge.

    This marble-clad sanctuary offers all-day refreshments, including evening cocktails and champagne breakfast.

    Related: Staycation review: The Fullerton Hotel

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    To complete our staycay, we indulged in a sumptuous dinner at Lime.

    The hotel’s signature restaurant is known for serving some of the most interesting themed buffets, such as a Thorny Temptations one during the durian season. Not only did we savour it fresh, we also had creative dishes such as wok-fried sambal durian with prawn and petai, as well as durian ravioli.

    Click here to see its latest dining offers.

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    How much Rates start from $500++ for the Orchid Club Junior suite, which can accommodate up to two kids below 12 years old, and includes full Orchid Club benefits.

    Smaller Superior Rooms are also available from $280++ per night on weekends, including breakfast for two adults. Only one child is allowed in this room category. Kids between six and 12 years old pay half of the usual breakfast price of $38++.

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