A first look at Quincy Hotel’s brand font already reveals hints of its stylish, young concept. The hotel’s exterior stands out from the rest, with its irregularly-fitted square reflections.
Checking in to Quincy Hotel
Bright, bold colours make up the hotel’s interiors. The sofa at the reception are adorned in a striking red colour, and matched with funky cushions, like the hanging dog.
The ground level was split between the check-in reception and their in-house restaurant. Dividing the reception and the restaurant is a white cubed shelf, with displays of all sorts of quirky displays, such as old gramophones, telephones.
We were served ginger ale with frozen fruit punch as a welcome arrival drink. The entrance doors are also only accessible by tapping with your key card.
We were struck by the first signs of its innovation when we found the buttons to the lift are at the side of the lift doors, and noticed how the lift borders light up to indicate the arriving lift.
Check-in is from 2pm and check-out is by 12pm.
Quincy Hotel’s Room
Upon reaching our level, we first noticed the illuminated room numbers as we walked down the corridor in search for our room number. Instead of the numbers being indicated on the door, it shows on the side of the room doors, facing us as we walked down. We were caught by surprise at the innovative display of room numbers.
Our Studio Room design looks almost similar to other hotel rooms at first glance, with standard contemporary furniture. The ledge that overlooks the large window allows for gazing out into the skyscrapers that don Singapore’s sky.
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The bathroom is fitted with square shelves beside the full length mirror, to store towels. A rain shower is installed in a cubicle, with a bathtub that overlooks the bedroom beside it. Being cornered by all 4 sides with a little opening to get into and out of the bathtub, as a result of maximising the bathroom space, made the experience soaking in the bathtub less enticing.
Neatly arranged by the sink is a row of Santal 33 bath wash, but what caught my eye was the metal cups instead of typical transparent glass cups most hotels carry, another indication of the hotel’s innovation at play.
Upon exploring our room further, we found the ironing board well hidden behind the wall – what an ingenious way to maximise storage space!
Too often have I gone to hotels that offer iPod/ iPhone docks but with the old version of the jack that I almost give up on trying anymore, but we were pleasantly surprised that Quincy Hotel’s jack works, so that means we were able to play the kinds of music the way we like it, to wind down the evening.
The Handy device is also available at Quincy Hotel. It is a device so commonly found in almost all the hotels that I’ve visited that it needs no introduction. If you’re clueless what it is, read my 5footway.inn review which explains it.
Another noteworthy point about Quincy is how well they assimilate their branding, with various items in the room that don the brand logo. The shoe shine, sleep masks and lamp stand are some of what we’ve noticed, in their iconic orange and black.
Chips, soft drinks, Dilmah tea sachets and Nescafe 3-in-1 coffee were some of the in-room refreshments provided.
All guests get complimentary two pieces of laundry for a minimum two-night stay.
Quincy Hotel’s Amenities
The 12th floor is where the open-air infinity swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room is located.
With the evening light rays streaming in, swimming in the pool that is enclosed by glass feels like you’re swimming to the edge of the building.
While the gym space is not as impressive as Swissotel Merchant Court’s three-sectioned gym, the equipments in Quincy Hotel’s gym still amazes me. They’ve installed state-of-the-art gym machines that combine multiple gym machines into one single machine, so you can work many different types of exercises with this single machine.
Utilising TechnoGym equipment, I’ve never seen these sort of machines in my years of working in my school gym nor visiting commercial and public gyms outside. I had a fun time working with these equipment!
Between the pool and the gym, a rest area, complete with a coffee/tea machine dispenser, comfortable seats and magazines, are available for hotel guests to spend a leisurely afternoon.
Also on the same level is the steam room and sauna room situated in the public bathroom.
Quincy Hotel’s Services
If you’re planning a stay at Quincy Hotel, get your bang for the buck by staying on a Saturday!
A cookie decorating and baking session is available to all hotel guests on Saturdays at 3pm, and a movie screening by the pool starts from 9pm. We came back from dinner at Orchard in time to catch the movie.
Dining at Quincy Hotel
While not big in space (since it shares the ground floor space with the reception), the restaurant extends outdoors, opening up to a L-shaped alfresco.
Quincy Hotel’s restaurant serves all-day light refreshments, including samosa, pasta, salmon, cheese, salad, fruits, chips, ice cream, fruit, cakes and other light bites and drinks. You could easily get your fill from eating these small bites.
Evening cocktails are also available from 6pm for all guests.
The breakfast selection is not as vast as most other hotels – after all, it is a boutique hotel. It serves mainly American-style choices, with toast, croissant, two types of cheeses, salad, sausages (that were overly salty), and seven other main dish selections including eggs, wedges, bacon, chicken and spring roll.
The hotel doesn’t serve freshly brewed coffee and tea. Coffee is served from a coffee machine or you can make your own tea from the various Gryphon tea packets selection.
Quincy Hotel’s Location
Getting to Quincy Hotel requires a 5-10 minute walk from the nearest MRT Station, Orchard. It is quite a hassle if it rains while you make your way to and from the hotel, and we had to call a cab to go in when it was pouring heavily on our way back. It would have been so much more convenient if Quincy Hotel offered free shuttle services between the hotel and Orchard MRT station.
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The interior design of Quincy Hotel spells young, bold, vibrant and unique. I couldn’t help feeling surprised at the design innovation during my whole journey from the reception to my hotel room. This is a hotel that the modern millennial would love, without compromising on the basic hotel amenities and facilities.
Quincy Hotel 22 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228517 [email protected]
Special thanks to Quincy Hotel Singapore for making this stay possible! All opinions remain my own.