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.
The long walkway from the entrance of the room leading to the bedroom was necessary because of the toilet, bathroom and wardrobe cupboard.
The bathroom is impressive. Separating the bathtub and the separate shower room is a wash basin. I wasn’t too sure why the curtains to the bathroom are in the bedroom instead of the bathroom side.
I liked the wooden flooring in the room just because it is a personal preference over carpeted rooms.
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 headboard of the bed. Always nice to have some local touches in a hotel room.
Technology 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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
I am particularly impressed with the different sets of bathroom amenities for him and her. How thoughtful.
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.
Refreshments and other So Interesting Stuff
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.
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.
A selection of teas and pressed coffee are also available.
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.
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.
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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