A weekend getaway to Singapore from Bangkok is always on the cards. Flights are as cheap as you want to look (think Jetstar, Air Asia, Thai Lion Air) and have great arrival/departure times as well. This time round we got to stay at the Shangri La Hotel, but not just that, we stayed in the prestigious Valley Wing of the establishment. I have to agree with their wording that “the Valley Wing epitomises the very best of luxury accommodation”. From the moment you step out of the cab, all worries disappear as the staff have undivided attention on you. The lobby had the signature Shangri-La scent that puts you at ease immediately. Check-in was done at our own pace – with a glass of champagne in hand, mind you. The room was spacious, bed was a deep sleeper’s dream, bathroom was filled with L’Occitane products and the minibar was stocked with complimentary goodness. And my favourite bit, was there is a His and Hers sink – 🙂
Nothing compares to the impeccable service that the hotel staff provide while you are there. They address you by your name (first and last at times) and even go as far as remembering your food and drink preferences throughout the whole stay. Our choice of tea was already ingrained in the butler’s mind by the second day and appeared without us mentioning it. The freshest of fruits and tastiest of cheese were out on display on the mini breakfast spread. I have never stayed in a place with quite this attention to detail. Not once did the housekeeper manage to cross our paths or bother us in anyway, yet they managed to whisk in while we were away for 10 mins and completely make up the room. Incredible.
The gym was also out of this world and as I mentioned on my Instagram, it’s actually better than most commercial gyms here in Bangkok! Sad but true. Unfortunately I didn’t snap any pictures as I was in there around midnight (it’s open 24 hours!) and didn’t bring my trusty dSLR. Whatever you need, they’ll have it: Power rack, cable cross, Jacob’s ladder, stretching machines. I was impressed!