Luxury French style stay in the heart of Singapore Lion city – Sofitel So Singapore | Travel Guides Reviews

As an Accor club member, Novotel hotel chain is the typical norm for my staycation choices. This time round, me & my family have decided to give the Sofitel So Singapore a try. Located at the heart of Central Business district of Singapore, a stay here should give all travelers a good sense of the hustle and bustle within this Lion City.

Sofitel So Singapore - Drop Off Entrance

Sofitel So Singapore - Main Entrance

Being Singapore’s first French luxury designer boutique hotel, Sofitel So prides herself with those magnificent and stylish design by renowned Singapore-based French interior designer, Miaja. French sophistication blended with Singapore’s modernity is realized in various art pieces, room amenities and custom made furniture throughout the hotel.

Sofitel So Singapore - Hall Walkway

Sofitel So Singapore - Room Walkway

The characteristic Lion’s Seal emblem is created to commemorate the mystical discovery of Singapore by the Sumatran Prince, Sang Nila Utama.

Sofitel So Singapore - Emblem

We stayed in the Urban room, one out of the 134 rooms and suites. The bespoke lightbox on the room ceiling created much exciting talking point. Created by inspirations from palatial glass domes, the lightbox is held 3 meters above the main bed to create a picturesque Parisian apartment setting.

Sofitel So Singapore - Bed

Sofitel So Singapore - Work Desk

Sofitel So Singapore - Lighted Ceilling Box

Sofitel So Singapore - bathroom

This hotel sets one of the most impressive in-room digital controls – powered by Apple Mac mini solution linked with in room entertainment system. All room controls (lighting, curtains, TV etc) can be handled via the customized So-iPad device and communication (room calls) via So-iPod device.

Sofitel So Singapore - Room Controls on iPad

Sofitel So Singapore - iPod Phone

Surprisingly, complimentary snacks and drinks are provided including Illy coffee and premium tea bags.

Sofitel So Singapore - Condiments area

Sofitel So Singapore - Drinks

Sofitel So Singapore - items in cabinet

Sofitel So Singapore - items in cabinet 2

Sofitel So Singapore - items in cabinet 3

Some of the other fine amenities within Sofitel So:

A. Hi-So : rooftop bar serving designer cocktails and gourmet bar bites

Sofitel So Singapore - Rooftop bar

B. So-Fit : 24 hour fitness centre for the active styled. Equipment are pretty new & up to date. Thread mills are available too.

Sofitel So Singapore - So Fit - entrance

Sofitel So Singapore - So Fit - inside

C. Roof top swimming pool : not too impressed with its small pool size.

Sofitel So Singapore - swimming pool

D. Experience Restaurant – adopting a relaxed yet stylish gastro-bar dining concept serving a sophisticated combination of Modern European tastes with Asian influences

Sofitel So Singapore - restaurant - main entrance

Sofitel So Singapore - restaurant - buffet line 1

Sofitel So Singapore - restaurant - buffet line 2

Sofitel So Singapore - restaurant - coffee

E. Antoinette – with a cozy setting for a stylish morning or afternoon tea with delectable cakes, macarons, chocolates, confectionary and jams.

Sofitel So Singapore - Antoinette

If you are looking for a cosy and nice French ambience with tall ceiling room with high tech setup, Sofitel So rooms should be in your list. Room rates starts from S$300+ which may not be a bad deal considering a 10 mins stroll to the nearby Raffles Place MRT train station.

Sofitel So Singapore - top view

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