Thankfully, Nostalgia Hotel which is located in the heart of Tiong Bahru, not only distinguishes itself valiantly, it is also an exceptional new product among the elite of boutique hotels.
Although the property itself is not particulary massive, and is almost deceptive in looks, the hotel itself carries a warm facade and oozes an almost rustic, yet friendly charm about it.
|Located in the heart of Tiong Bahru|
Nestled between the Link Hotel and the ever popular Tiong Bahru food market, its strategic location is one of its strongest asset. Travelers staying in this hotel will have an enviable access to the great hawker food culture of Singapore, and what's more, Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay is only 5 minutes away by cab or car.
Like most newer boutique establishments, Nostalgia Hotel has a very modest front desk and lobby, and that works to its advantage. Gone are the days when you see the grand lobbies of the Hyatts and Hiltons, but now the simple yet more effective lobbies of boutique hotels serve their purpose well.
|Lobby with an Old World Charm|
Yet, the lobby still boasts of chandeliers and classic looking mirrors that could have come from the renaissance era, and this old world charm as the hotel puts it, is quietly attractive and elicits a sense of easy comfort.
Walking to the nearby bar, one is instantly drawn to the eye catching paintings that adorn the walls. Apparently, they are all original themed art and they fill the bedrooms as well. But for a bar, it is cosy and comfortable enough to unwind and chill.
The rooms here are very cleverly executed. Though constraint by size, the rooms do look and feel very lush and romantic. Not only do they look comfortable to stay in, the rooms also have a sense of a romantic getaway for the locals.
The suite itself is only slightly larger, but it does boast of a balcony with a very scenic view of the main street. Again, the furnishings really do give you a very nostalgic sense, yet there is this modern comfort that permeates throughout.
To relax, there is a poolside lounge which boasts of nicely painted rattan chairs and beautifully matching red colored cushions that looks almost too lazy to pass up. And the open air surroundings look perfect to relax or to do some minor work there without distraction.
|Glass Sided Lap Pool|
Speaking of pools, they do have a lap pool with glass sides that is the current trend these days. Pressed up against the glass side, one can imagine having a leisurely swim and enjoying the view of Tiong Bahru at the same time.
They only have one f&b outlet here, and it's called the Potion Cafe and they serve contemporary Asian cuisine. We did not have the opportunity to savor the food here, but the decor and surroundings is akin to the poolside lounge and really looks like modern rustic comfort.
In short, Nostalgia Hotel is a great place to stay for those yearning to be closer to the classic Singaporean culture, especially considering its location.
Despite the boutique pricing, there is much to enjoy and the service is of a very pleasant and high standard. With quite an extensive amenities to go along, Nostalgia Hotel should be savored for the classy and adventurous traveler.
77 Tiong Bahru Rd
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