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Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • poolside pampering
  • outstanding breakfast at Waterfall Café
  • green gardens

    Cons

  • a short hike to Orchard Road
  • dated exterior

Fodorite Reviews

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Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore Review

For 30 years the Shangri-La has been one of Singapore's top hotels, and the service is some of the best in the city. Often referred to as "Singapore's other botanical garden," the hotel has 15 acres of flowers and plants, visible through the glass wall that encloses the lobby and dining areas. The Mediterranean-influenced Waterfall Café serves great coffee as well as dishes utilizing fresh seasonal produce; you'll find haute Cantonese cuisine in Shang Palace, fine California eats with late-night jazz at Blu, and Japanese at Nadaman. Cold towels, fresh fruit, and ice water are offered throughout the day to those sitting by the pool.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Orange Grove Rd., Orchard, Singapore, 258350 | Map It
  • Phone: 6737–3644; 020/8747–8485 for reservations in the U.K.; 800/942–5050 for reservations in Canada and the U.S.
  • Website:
  • Metro Orchard.
  • Location: Orchard

    Hotel Details

  • 747 rooms and suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-05-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    Great hotel for garden lovers!

    As noted by Fodor, the Shangri La is surroundedby its beautiful garden (although due to additions of new wings to the hotel this is smaller than it once was!). It has a huge pool, and lots of room for sunbathing. There are 3 wings - the Tower (original one) the Garden Wing and the Valley Wing. I have stayed in all of them and have been coming back to this hotel since 1972! My personal favourite is the Garden wing since this overlooks the pool and has balconies. Ask for a high floor and be careful to pay for the pool view or you might find you have a view of the carpark!
    Fodors lists The Coffee Garden as one of the restaurants...this is no longer there, and ahs been replaced by The Line, a buffet restaurant with around 15 different stations where you can sample many kinds of food (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Italian to name a few!!) It is a great place for breakfast and a good bet for dinner if you don't want to leave the hotel. You can also eat outside on the terrace, but people can smoke there so you may want to eat indoors. The Shang Palace has been serving great Chinese food since 1972 and Blu, a smaller restaurant at the top of the Tower Wing, has an international reputation. So you don't go hungry at the Shangri La!
    Above all, for me, the service counts and never disappoints. The staff are very very good and pamper you. I have stayed in other hotels in Singapore (Raffles, The Hyatt and even the Orchard Inn once) but I keep coming back to the Shangri La.

    by Hambagahle, 11/13/08

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