Rendezvous Hotel is located right smack in one corner of a busy city intersection so their Taxi Drop-Off and main entrance are hidden on the side street. It's quite unusual for a hotel but that is not the only quirk that this unconventional hotel has. The facade is old and rich in history but inside it is dotted with modern art, sculpture, and a burst of youthful color.
THE CLUB LOUNGE. We registered at the main lobby (Ground Floor) and then led to another registration at the Club Lounge (11th Floor) where we received our card keys.
Refreshments were served here in the afternoon. There were pastries, cookies, and salted chips. There were also coffee and tea facilities but you need to prepare and get your own. At night, club guests were served with a mini dinner buffet. Both Jane and I enjoyed their Shepherd's Pie and their fancy mocktails.
We then proceeded to the 5th floor for our hotel room. We stayed in the Junior Suite, a first for Me&MyGirls and the room did not disappoint.
THE JUNIOR SUITE. A divider panel welcomes guests when they opened the door. The room is basically divided into two areas, the Living and Bedroom, and the Toilet and Bath.
The Living and Bedroom Area has a very neutral palette with accents of metallic colors. The ceilings are high and the room is not cluttered with unnecessary design elements. The room is simple but very spacious which make it feel very luxurious.
Same is true with the Toilet and Bath which is separated into four distinct zones - the sink, the toilet, the shower, and the bathtub. It is flooded with natural light and has a panoramic view of the cityscape by the bathtub. The sink is quite small, but the laundry drawers are convenient and very accessible features.
THE STRAITS CAFE. We had our breakfast buffet at the cafe. The setting was casual and the view was the nearby street, a bus stop even. Their breakfast offering was a combination of western and local cuisine. Here, you also need to make your own coffee. I can't help but compare, as we have been to other Far East Hospitality Hotels like Quincy, Oasia Novena, and Oasia Downtown that serves you barista-quality coffees delivered right to your table.) Also, the fried noodles were cold and the omelet section was unmanned. Nevertheless, I enjoyed their Squid Balls Soup, and we had a sumptuous time before spending the rest of the day swimming and enjoying the attractions near the hotel.
THE POOL AREA. The gym is located on the third floor as well as the outdoor pool and jacuzzi area. It is open to all guests and can be viewed by the upper rooms on almost three sides. During our stay, it was a bit crowded in the afternoon, but we had the privilege to exclusively use the area around noon the next day. The building around it shades it from the harsh sunlight and provides the perfect microclimate for swimming and relaxing.
While we were in the city and in the Museum District at that, we visited the National Museum of Singapore before heading home. It was Lia's first time to be there and a first for the rest of us after so many years.
All in all, it was a very pleasant stay. The birthday girl was relaxed, for the weekend at least. Of course, as always, the little girls enjoyed the staycation more than anyone.
Happy Birthday, Jane! May God bless you even more and grant the desires of your heart. We wish you good health and a more bountiful life ahead. We love you so much!