Hey guys! Ever since the COVID-19 virus hit town – It’s been a crazy time with so much uncertainty and fear, but I’m really glad that us here in Singapore are really much better off than many other parts of the world, thanks to the decisive actions and measures put in place as well as our top-notch medical facilities.
If being stuck in Singapore is starting to wear down your travel-loving soul, there’s no better time than now to book a staycation, support the local economy and enjoy the luxury of a vacation without actually getting yourself a “Stay At Home” notice served, that’s three birds killed with a single stone!
Checking into Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore is a 5-star luxury hotel overlooking the historic Singapore River, tucked away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life. It’s located ideally near the CBD (Central Business District) and popular waterfront spots Robertson Quay, Clarke Quay and Boat Quay.
We checked into the One Bedroom Service Apartment at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel over the weekend, and had a really fabulous stay! The One Bed Room Service Apartment is super spacious, with a separate living room and fully equipped kitchen.
I really enjoyed the space of the One Room Service Apartment, it was extremely comfortable, clean and well-kept. It’s also reassuring to know that Millennium Hotels and Resorts have established rigorous cleaning and sanitisation of the guest rooms and contact points around the hotel, such as the elevator buttons, reception counters and conference/meeting rooms.
One of the first things I did was to take a hot soak in the bathtub! A luxury that I never get to enjoy since I don’t have a bath tub at home. A hot bath alway unwinds me and gets me in the mood for relaxation and recreation.
There are ample facilities at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, from the 24-hour gymnasium to tennis courts, an outdoor fitness corner, a swimming pool & jacuzzi and even beauty and wellness services.
We had club privileges, so we stopped by the bar for a drink before dinner 🙂 Cocktails are complimentary during Happy Hour (from 6PM-8PM)!
I’m quite basic when it comes to alcohol and a G&T never goes wrong. Who’s a G&T lover like me?
Alfresco Dining at Grissini Italian Grill Restaurant
If you love the outdoors (or maybe you’re just feeling a tad paranoid about being indoors with too many people), Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore has an all new Alfresco Dining experience! There’s an array of options, from local dishes to international fare.
As the hotel observes strict food preparation standards for all its restaurants, you don’t have to be worried about taking any risks when dining at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.
Temperature checks are also done for every guest at the front desk and before entering the restaurants. Really applaud the extra effort in ensuring the safety and providing a peace-of-mind for all hotel guests!
You can either choose to enjoy Alfresco Dining by the Waterfront with a specially crafted menu that’s available daily from 5PM-11PM, or choose from Grissini Restaurant’s Italian menu.
There are some promotions going on, such as an exclusive complimentary glass of wine or brew with every main course ordered and more. More importantly, the food pleasantly surprised me by being really good!
My favourite had to be the octopus from the Grissini Josper Grill Signatures menu. This was so so tender and flavourful that it blew me away! The portions at Grissini were very generous as well. Just look at how chunky the octopus tentacle was!
We enjoyed the lobster tagliolini as well, which was fantastic with a rich umami sauce and cooked al dente. The lobster was huge and its meat was fresh and sweet.
If you’re a fan of cod fish, you’re bound to love the grilled Atlantic black cod, with a charred, smoky crust and moist succulent flesh. It was cooked to perfection and paired so well with the green pea puree!
The alfresco dining by the river-side was a delightful touch to the wonderful meal, and we loved the chill vibes and fresh air. A special shout-out to the lovely hotel/service staff, who tended to us so courteously and made our experience extra pleasant!
Thanks to the convenient location of Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, we even took a stroll after dinner to digest the meal, and headed to Robertson Quay for a late night massage. A great way to end the night!
Of course, what’s a staycation without a breakfast spread? I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast selection at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel!
All in all, we had a most memorable weekend at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, and I truly felt rested and relaxed despite not stepping a foot out of Singapore! 😀
Be a My Millenium Member, free-of-charge
There are some great deals going on with exclusive member rates for My Millennium Members, so this is a great time to sign up for a My Millenium loyalty program (it’s completely free-of-charge!) and book your staycation!
Some membership perks you can enjoy are:
- Special member rate: Enjoy up to 10% off room bookings
- Double points: Receive double My Points every 10 nights
- Celebration treats: Triple My Points and 20% off dining during your birthday month
- Complimentary multi-device WiFi.
As I’ve also mentioned previously, you can feel very rest assured that Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel has done all necessary measures to keep their guests safe.
At no one point during my stay did I feel paranoid or at risk in any way at all! I really appreciate the extra effort being dedicated to health and safety during this period. Thank you, Millennium Hotels!
We Clean. We Care. We Welcome Staycation
When you book a stay now, you are entitled to even more perks (even for non-My Millennium members)!
- 1-for-1 Buffet dinner where available. When not available, 1-for-1 Main course will apply.
- Special drinks value for M Wine and M Beer at $6++ per glass.
- Complimentary Laundry service of up to 5 pieces per room per night.
- Complimentary multi-device WiFi at High speed of up to 50 Mbps.
- Kids dine free. Applicable for children under 12 with 1 paying adult per child at the restaurants in our Singapore hotels.
- Complimentary crib or rollaway bed for 1 child per room per night, subject to availability.
- Complimentary parking per stay.
- Flexibility of cancellation of booking 3 days in advance.
Additional perks for My Millenium members
- Exclusive Member Rate for My Millennium Members.
- Free room upgrade to next category for My Millennium Members, subject to availability at check-in.
- 2000 Bonus My Millennium points per stay for My Millennium Members.
All the above promotions are exclusively available only when booked direct on millenniumhotels.com.
(Book by 30 April, 2020 for stays until 31 December, 2020.)
It’s been a trying time for everybody, but I believe that we can get through this together as a nation! Let’s stay united and strong by supporting each other.
Til the next!