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STAY: THE GREAT MADRAS HOTEL, SINGAPORE

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This boutique hotel was everything I needed and more, it was just perfect! I came across The Great Madras on Instagram and the Wes Anderson theme gave me all the feels and I knew I had to stay here. I arrived in Singapore at 6.30am after a very uncomfortable twelve hour flight, it took me awhile to figure out how to leave the airport and get on the correct train but after an hour I was finally on my way. I must say the thought of my arrival here was the only thing getting me through the train journey… locals seemed to be headed to work and there I was looking extremely lost and wearing my extremely scary post long haul flight face.

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The hotel was just how it looked online, no horrible surprises… just good ones. Probably for the first time ever I was allowed to check in hours earlier as the room was ready, very lucky as I was in desperate need of a freshen up. Whilst waiting for my room key I had my first little look around the lobby and the dining room/restaurant, noticing all the details. ‘Ooo wow, photogenic washing machines, who’d have thought that?!’ and finding cute chairs that I just wanted to sit in.

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Now time to check out my room, obviously a look around the hallways first..

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It’s all in the details!

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And here’s the bedroom, where I slumped onto the huge bed just for a moment. It was so comfy that I was tempted to have a mid morning nap but I knew full well that I would end up sleeping for the whole day. There was a huge TV opposite the bed however I’m not a huge fan of TV’s in hotel rooms…, a little dressing table/desk with a kettle and some cute branded enamel mugs with a hot drink selection. The palm tree wallpaper and pink tiles are extremely pleasing to the eye.

You receive a little check-in kit that includes a comb, shaving kit, dental kit, vanity kit and a shower cap. All those little helpful bits! but how cute is the packaging!

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A smallish but great swimming pool, a great pool slogan and great pool rules placed on the stairs! I unfortunately didn’t have enough time for a dip!

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The hotel has an in-house barber shop! Even though this didn’t personally benefit me it’s still pretty cool to have! Something that did benefit me very well was the included breakfast buffet, I really do like to make the most of these buffets as they keep you set for the day ahead (in my case it was a flight to Bali) so not pictured is a bowl of nesquiks!

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I couldn’t recommend this hotel enough, I do wish I stopped over in Singapore a little longer than a night just for the comfy bed alone but there’s always next time! Thank you for a pleasant stay Great Madras!

BOOK HERE: http://thegreatmadras.com/