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A beautiful property lacking in good service.


The award winning Fullerton Hotel in Singapore has been subjected to rave Singapore hotel reviews. This five-star luxury hotel located near the Singapore River in the center of the downtown core was originally known as The Fullerton Building and also as the General Post Office Building. Sitting on 41,000 square meters of expanse, this grey Aberdeen granite building of the Fullerton Hotel was tall and imposing, designed around Neo-classical architectural inspiration with fluted Doric colonnades and a lofty portico over the main entrance with trophy designs and the Royal Coat of Arms crafted by the Italian Cavaliere Rudolf Nolli. With 400 rooms, many dining options, business conference rooms and more, we were looking forward to investigating the Fullerton Hotel. Click here to see over 30 pictures of the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore.

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First Impression/Lobby: The lobby and the public spaces of the Fullerton Hotel were absolutely beautiful. The outside building facade, the design elements, the green touches seen and more, created a favorable first impression. The lobby was luxurious and very pleasing in design. With warm glowing tones used on the walls, the space exuded comfort and taste. The large central floral arrangement brought in splashes of elegant colors and sat nicely under an elaborate light fixture suspended from the ceiling.

Reception: The Fullerton Hotel made clear that they really wanted your business. We had an easy time when we called to make our reservations. They even gave us a very late complimentary check-out time (8 PM).

The Suite: We had booked the Fullerton Suite for our intended stay at the Fullerton Hotel. All the suites either overlooked the atrium courtyard, Singapore’s skyline or the Marina Bay. The Fullerton Suite located at the top level of the hotel overlooked the bay. The suite had a worn-out tired look about it. It had a large outdoor terrace with couches to be seated on and the view was quite splendid. But the suite itself gave a feel that it hadn’t been updated in a long time. The biscuit colors used in the rooms conveyed more of an out-dated feel than warmness.

The bedroom had a bed with two table-lamps and a sofa chair. The living room was decorated in the same theme and had a large couch, a writing table and a mantelpiece with amenities to make a quick cup of tea or coffee. The bathroom was fitted with a tub, a shower stand and a sink and was comfortable without being amazing. The streaming rays of sunlight flooding into the rooms from the large windows were the best part of the suite.

Room Service: The room service at the Fullerton Hotel was not very efficient and was just satisfactory; far from exemplary.

Housekeeping: The housekeeping at the Fullerton Hotel was slow and unprofessional.

Concierge: The concierge at the Fullerton Hotel was fine. Though our requests were met, it lacked that extra edge that makes a hotel great.

Restaurant: There are quite a few dining options at the Fullerton Hotel. The Town Restaurant offers all-day service and serves food of international flavors. The Jade Restaurant serves Chinese cuisine, the Post Bar offers martinis, cocktails and light eats. The Courtyard located in the sunlit atrium lobby offers buffets, light eats, exotic teas, chocolate buffet and more. The famous San Marco at The Lighthouse has been incorporated from the historical lighthouse used to guide ships into the port. The restaurant serves Italian cuisine and offers a great view of the bay.

Pool/Spa/Activities: The state-of-the-art fitness center at the Fullerton Hotel offers everything one needs for a great workout. The 25-meters outdoor infinity pool overlooks the Singapore River and is a nice place to relax in. Guests can also drop into the Asian Spa for a relaxing massage or treatment.

Overall Impression: The Fullerton Hotel has been rated highly by most Singapore hotel reviews. But our experience at the hotel left us with the impression that the services offered at all levels were unprofessional and not efficient. Though we really enjoyed the beauty of the outdoor spaces, the building and the design elements of the lobby and more, we were unimpressed with the suite and service. We rate the Fullerton Hotel Between Bombastic and Not.

Address and Telephone Number :
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square
Singapore 049178
Telephone: (65) 6733 8388
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