Royal Plaza on Scotts is located in the heart of one of Singapore premier shopping districts, it is within a short walking distance of a metro station, and it hosts a popular buffet restaurant.
Royal Plaza on Scotts hosted me for two nights during a one week stay in Singapore. I had access to the executive lounge during my stay.
There is something to be said about returning to a hotel that you have stayed at before. You know where things are. You see familiar faces. Will anyone remember me?
But what if the hotel has undergone a transformation? On my first stay at Royal Plaza on Scotts three years ago, the façade was being renovated.
And ever since, I have been wondering how it turned out. Now I know!
Nearly two years after the venerable hotel’s 40th anniversary, renovations are complete. The hotel has a new face, but the same heart.
The hotel has 511 rooms and suites. Superior, Deluxe, Premiere, and Royal Premier rooms all measure 32 square metres.
Executive suites measure 64 square metres and corporate suites measure 96 square metres.
Superior and deluxe rooms have a choice of two single beds or one king size bed. Other room types only have king size beds. All bathroom have rain and hand-held showers.
Premier and Royal Club Premier rooms and suites all also have bathtubs. All rooms have unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi or wired Internet for multiple devices. Local telephone calls are complimentary.
All rooms are equipped with Nespresso gourmet coffee makers. Complimentary mini-bars are replenished daily.
I was hosted by the hotel in a Royal Club Premier Room for two nights, and I did enjoy hanging out at the Royal Club Lounge.
Food + Beverage
The hotel currently has one food and beverage outlet, the Carousel, which is one of the most popular buffet restaurants in Singapore.
The Carousel has topped the list of a local news and lifestyle portal’s Best Buffet Restaurant People’s Choice Awards category for six years running.
There are five food stations serving appetizers and salads, Asian cuisine, Indian cuisine, Japanese cuisine, and Mediterranean cuisine as well as three dessert stations.
The restaurant serves breakfast from 6.30 am to 10 am, lunch from 12 noon to 2 pm, high tea from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm, and dinner from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
There are three rotating menus for all four meals.
Hotel facilities include a swimming pool within an enclosed courtyard and a fitness centre.
There is a complimentary Internet Lounge with desktop computers. In addition, there is a hospitality room, which guests can use after they check out while they wait to leave for the airport.
Royal Club Lounge
I had access to the Royal Club Lounge, which is located on the 15th floor. The lounge serves complimentary breakfast from 7 am to 10 am, complimentary afternoon tea from 3 pm to 5 pm, and complimentary evening cocktails from 5.30 pm to 8 pm.
Hotel guests staying in Royal Club Premier rooms can have breakfast in either the Royal Club Lounge or the Carousel, a buffet restaurant next to the main entrance of the hotel on the ground floor.
I was hosted by the hotel for two nights. While I was entitled to having breakfast at the buffet restaurant on the hotel’s ground floor, I preferred the quiet atmosphere of the Royal Club Lounge despite the smaller selection of breakfast dishes.
The breakfast selections were a bit unimaginative. I preferred the buffet offerings at cocktail hour. And what about those killer Singapore slings?
If you want to know how to make one, I asked for the recipe which follows:
Unique Selling Proposition
The hotel is Muslim friendly. Its kitchens are all Halal certified.
Hotel rooms all contain Qurans and Qiblah signs. Hotel guests can also request Salaath timings and prayer mats.
There is a Surau within the hotel. A mosque is within walking distance of the hotel. Consult the hotel concierge for directions.
If you’re traveling to Singapore, get in-depth Singapore information on the website of the Singapore Tourism Board.
Royal Plaza on Scotts – 25 Scotts Road, Singapore. Telephone: (65) 6737-7966.