The Intercontinental Singapore, Bugis
Summer Premium Adventures
In this Summer Premium Adventure (Warning: Long!)
- In the Summertime when the weather is hot…
- Off to Heathrow, British Airways Galleries North Lounge
- BA762 London Heathrow to Oslo – A321neo (EuroTraveller)
- Oslo Airport, OSL Lounge
- AY914 Oslo to Helsinki, Business Class
- Helsinki Airport lounging
- QR302 Helsinki to Doha (Business Class)
- Doha Lounge Stop Part 1
- QR946 Doha to Singapore (QSuites)
- Hotel Indigo, Katong, Singapore
- Exploring Hawker Markets
- Intercontinental Bugis, Singapore
- Orchids Everywhere – The National Orchid Garden
- Off to Changi featuring the Singapore Pokemon Centre
- Scoot TR604 Singapore to Bangkok
- Dream Hotel, Bangkok
- Exploring the Wats.
- Fooding in Bangkok (Or Regrets. I have a few)
- Back to the airport
- Qatar Airways Lounge, Bangkok Airport
- QR388 Bangkok to Doha (QSuites)
- A Doha Long layover Part 2
- QR105 Doha to Oslo
- Back at Oslo Airport
- BA767 Oslo to London Heathrow (EuroTraveller)
- Always Curious
Intercontinental Singapore, Bugis
To avoid the pain of dealing with carrying stuff long distances and clogging up the bus with my backpack, I took the cheats way out and grabbed a Grab to the Intercontinental.
I arrived and loaded up. And headed to check-in.
There is something just so elegant about this hold that makes me a tiny bit embarrassed when I turn up with a couple of rucksacks on my back. But my travel style has always been my own – no one else’s.
Thankfully, the check-in staff are not one to judge, with me being welcomed. With all the paperwork handled electronically, I was assigned a high-level room facing Bugis (an upgrade to an Heratigage room). I was also given a list of my IC Ambassador benefits – including a $27 food and beverage credit – which included items from the minibar.
With that, I hauled my stuff up to the room.
And this room is large. Let’s not make any bones about it.
From the entranceway, through to the main room, it’s well lit and done a tastefully. Whereas the Indigo went for an “in your face” look, this is much more subdued and controlled. And I can handle that.
What was welcome to see was the multi-plug outlets – that allow a traveller to plug in their electronics straight into the wall – without the need for finding converters.
Considering the cost to install something like this, it puzzles the hell out of me why hotels around the world aren’t installing these (even if there are voltage differences which most electronics can handle).
Interesting the welcome fruit amenity has not been included in this hotel. It seems Ambassador is different from different hotels and how they want to implement it.
The bathroom is well equipped, with a bath, shower and the expected Intercontinental Amenities
Sadly, I didn’t have a late check-out to test- but I abused the S$27 of free credit on the minbar… on two bags of crisps and a snack.
Well, it’s S$27. Better than a kick in the teeth
The hotel room also had a Handy Mobile phone include for local calls, tour guide services and of course, GPS mapping. It’s not an essential item to have (sadly, you can’t tether off it – which would make it a lot more useful for the traveller who is becoming more and more data-dependent) – but still welcome.
Check-out was handled simply and I was on my way without any issues. With that, I was able to hail a Grab and head onto Changi.
Overall: Another great experience. There have been changes at this hotel thanks to the changes to the Ambassador Programme – but it’s still a great hotel to burn your Ambassador Free night voucher (and all I’m going to say is thank the maker it’s stored electronically these days!).
And yes. There are hotels in the world that are my stand-bys to stay in – because they have a comfort factor, a welcoming factor or a homely factor. The Intercontinental Bugis has all these factors
Next: Not quite heading Changi yet – we’ve got some Orchids to see.
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