It is All In The Details at Sofitel So Singapore

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Sofitel So Singapore So Lofty

Sofitel So Singapore So Lofty

In May 2015, I booked a So Cosy room at close to S$400 and checked into Sofitel So Singapore for a night. With the Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status, the room was upgraded to So Urban rooms which came with a nice bathtub to soak in and an additional 16sqm of space.

So the Parisian apartment-inspired room I eventually checked into was #331 located on level three in the So Heritage Wing. The actual space around the bed and working desk was probably the same as the So Cosy room with an additional walkway and the separate toilet and bathroom almost taking up the other half of the room.

 

A long walkway leading to the bed in my room at Sofitel So Singapore

A long walkway leading to the bed in my room at Sofitel So Singapore

The long walkway from the entrance of the room leading to the bedroom was necessary because of the toilet, bathroom and wardrobe cupboard.

Sofitel So Singapore - Enter the room and you'll pass the toilet and bath and shower area before reaching the king size bed.

Enter the room and you’ll pass the toilet and bath and shower area before reaching the king size bed.

The bath room is impressive. Separating the bath tub and the separate shower room is a wash basin. I wasn’t too sure why the curtains to the bath room are in the bedroom instead of the bathroom side.

Sofitel So Singapore - Entrance to bedroom

Walkway to Exit

I liked the wooden flooring in the room just because it is a personal preference over carpeted rooms.

Sofitel So Singapore Room

This view of the room overlooks bed, television, refreshment cabinet and a working desk with a window view of Robinson Road.

The bedroom has an impressive three-metre high ceiling. If you lie on the bed and look up at the lighted and painted ceiling, it is as if you were looking into a dome of a huge building giving an expansive feeling.

A contemporary interpretation of the Orchid, Singapore’s national flower is positioned on the head board of the bed. Always nice to have some local touches in a hotel room.

Technology in The Room

Sofitel So Singapore - IPad to control the lighting, television in the room

iPad to control the lighting, television in the room

Hotel technology helps make you stay more comfortable and it is becoming more so these days. Here at Sofitel So Singapore, iPad minis are available in the room that lets you control the lighting and mood in your room. It also controls the air conditioning and curtains. Your iPad is your master switch and you can request to make up room through it.

 

Sofitel So Singapore - iPhone to Call for Room Service

iPhone to Call for Room Service and Unlimited Local Calls

The iPhone in your room is the only smartphone you need. It offers unlimited local calls, and your device for room service. Unfortunately for me, it did not work until I brought it to the lobby to ask for help, then it worked there. After bringing it back up to my room, it did not work again. Just my luck, I guess.

Sofitel So Singapore - Television Remote

Television Remote

Now that’s a long one, that’s what she said. This television remote is so easy to use. Not cluttered with too many buttons that obfuscate most people, this television remote is every non tech geek’s magic wand.

The option to order room service was available through the television but I was told during my stay that this has not been available for a while as the hotel was upgrading the system. It would have been a fabulous system of ordering the food or drink since they were visually appealing.

Sofitel So Singapore - Ample electrical points in the room

Ample electrical points in the room

A good hotel room to me is one with many power sockets to charge the many electrical devices we carry around these days.

Sofitel So Singapore has thought this through and provided a socket that accepts devices from any part of the world. There is no need for any adapters here.

In the Bathroom

 

Sofitel So Singapore - Room 331 Bathroom Hook

Check out the the hand that holds your clothes, towel or bath rub in the bath room

Everything is very Okay in the bathroom. The bathroom is spacious with a rather inviting bathtub. Once again, design takes over this part of the room. I was tickled by the clothes hooks in the toilet. It was not ordinary. Instead hands came out from the walls as if it was a scene from a horror movie. It did take  me a while to realise they were meant to hang my towel or clothing. Cheeky…

Sofitel So Singapore - Body wash, Shampoo and Hair Conditioner

Body wash, Shampoo and Hair Conditioner in the Shower Room

Sofitel So Singapore uses their own specially created signature blend of scent called Urban Forest which is used in the toiletries as well as the scent of the hotel.

 

Sofitel So Singapore - Amenity Container

His & Hers Amenity Container in the bathrooms of Sofitel So Singapore

I am particularly impressed with the different sets of bathroom amenities for him and her. How thoughtful.

 

Sofitel So Singapore - Amenity Container

Amenity Container Cover in the bathrooms of Sofitel So Singapore

Stored in an octagonal storage, open the top compartment and you get a body lotion and small vial of perfume. Not many hotels that I have stayed in provide you with perfume.

 

Sofitel So Singapore - Thoughtful vial of parfum and tube of body lotion

Thoughtful vial of parfum and tube of body lotion

Refreshments and other So Interesting Stuff

Sofitel So Singapore - The Mini Bar and Refreshment Cabinet

The Mini Bar and Refreshment Cabinet

The Mini Bar cabinet opens up into a plethora of colourful surprises. The refreshments in the Mini Bar fridge are complimentary. You can even make your own cocktail since the recipe has been written out on the chalk board.

Enjoy complimentary Coffee and Tea in your room at Sofitel So Singapore.

Enjoy complimentary Coffee and Tea in your room at Sofitel So Singapore.

You have a choice of French (machine pressed) or local (strained) coffee. I love it how everything is always kept in nice boxes or containers.

Sofitel So Singapore - Tea and Singapore Kopi

Tea and Singapore Kopi

A selection of teas and pressed coffee are also available.

 

Sofitel So Singapore - Essentials and Souvenirs

Essentials and Souvenirs for purchase at $30 each

Open up the essentials and souvenirs drawer and a range of items are available for sale. Most of them costing from S$30 there is a wooden fan that was too beautiful to use and the Koibito Hangover Survival Kit what quickly caught our attention was the Koibito Love Kit. Woo hoo.

The Kobito Hangover Survival Kit helps you rehydrate with electrolyte salts. The cooling strip helps to calm your throbbing head while the essential oil lavender roll-on will help you relax when you roll onto your pulse points. Pop the Vit B complex for an energy boost and milk thistle for your liver.

Sofitel So Singapore - Love Kit

Love Kit

If you had S$30 to spare, get the Koibito Love Kit just because it is quite cool. It contains organic Yes lubricant, organic massage oil, bullet vibrator, luxury condoms, tickling feather and a sex tip and origami game.

I knew this not because I bought one, but from the manufacturer’s website at http://www.koibitolove.com.

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Verdict

There’s nothing not to like here. Maybe the rooms might be a tad bit too small. But the details in the room and hotel design will just keep you amused and entertained. I absolutely love the decor.

I will come back again but probably book a room during the AccorHotels Super Sale and not pay a peak premium rate for my stay here.

Hopefully the next time I stay here, the in-room dining menu in the television as well as the in room iPhone would work.

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