Perched on Pearl’s Hill is Hotel Re!, Singapore’s most striking boutique hotel of its class. You’d be surprised to know that the hotel was converted from Pearl’s Hill Primary School. This must be also the reason why it has a standalone ballroom, Re!Joice.
I must say, though, that Hotel Re!’s retro theme is not for everyone. Some, especially men, may be put off by the psychedelic colours that pay homage to the Swinging 60s & 70s but I personally loved it.
Hotel Re! has been nominated for World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015 and is in the running for Luxury Boutique Hotel, Luxury Historical Hotel and Luxury Suite Hotel in Singapore.
Neither is it suitable for those who are not physically fit as one would need to trek up and down the hill between the hotel and its nearest MRT station, Outram Park. Depending on your speed and load, this trek takes at least 10 to 20 minutes one way.
Well, the good news is that there is complimentary shuttle service for guests between the hotel and Outram Park MRT Station (or Bus Stop 6029) from 8am to 8pm at 20 minutes interval. At this point in time, there is no service on Mondays.
However, I am sure that upon the completion of the new MRT station at the foot of the hill, accessibility to Hotel Re! will improve. But for those seeking privacy and a little quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and YET be right smack in the city, this is the perfect getaway. Hotel Re! is definitely the place to Re!st and Re!lax!
The 12-storey Hotel Re!, which was opened for business in 2008, offers a total of 140 rooms. There are six room categories: Themed Suite, Family Suite, Business Room, Executive Room, Premier Room and Deluxe Room.
Offering modern retro comfort, the rooms are tastefully appointed with retro-inspired furnishings. They may not be particularly spacious, even for the Themed Suites, but space is carefully utilised, as you can see.
Hotel Re!’s top range of rooms are the Themed Suites. There are three units; each decked out in classy colour schemes of gold, silver and bronze. The photos I have enclosed in this post are of the gold-coloured suite with the James Bond theme. Many newly-wedded couples have used this as their bridal suite.
The silver suite has a futuristic theme while the bronze suite has a classy theme. All themed suites feature a waterbed, a revolving TV station / mirror console, Nespresso coffee machine, double sink plus bidet eco-washer in the washroom and Jacuzzi. Guests also get to enjoy Etro bath-line amenities, compliments of this hotel.
The hotel’s all-day dining (7am – 11pm), Re!Fill Restaurant, is currently running a promotion for its signature abalone laksa, priced at SGD28.80++ for 1 + 1. This promotion is valid until further notice. 3-Course “Mix N Match” Set is available for more choices. All F&B outlets here are pork and lard-free. In fact, this hotel is smoke-free and durian-free too.
On the second floor is the Re!Union function room (there are four in total) and the alfresco bar on the balcony, aptly named Re!Wine. It is open from 5pm to 11pm daily. The fitness gym (Re!Charge) is on Level 10.
Hotel Re! @ Pearl’s Hill
Add: 175A, Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879.
Phone: +65 6827 8288
Fax: +65 6827 8289
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