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Hotel Highlights

  • 30, including nine suites.Unique rooms created exclusively by Asia’s cutting-edge artists and designers
  • Super-central location in a Chinatown shophouse
  • Innovative Cantonese-fusion cuisine in the European-styled restaurant

Overview

There’s something pleasantly unusual about glancing up to see someone swimming over your head while you’re at dinner. In fact, there’s something pleasantly unusual about most aspects of the New Majestic Hotel. Idiosyncratic in the extreme, it features rooms designed by the city’s biggest creative names, eccentric artworks in every nook, and a vast collection of vintage chairs in the gleaming terrazzo lobby.

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Facilities

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Need To Know

Rooms

30, including nine suites.

Check–out

Midday, although later check-out can be arranged if the room is available.

Rates

Double rooms from $207.65 (SG$259), excluding tax at 17.7 per cent.

More details

Rates include breakfast.

Also

If you’re laptop-less but need net access, reception will give you a Macbook for use in the lobby.

At the hotel

Gym, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, Ploh bedlinen and bathrobes, Kiehl's toiletries, massaging showerheads.

Our favourite rooms

Inspired by the film Raise the Red Lantern, Singaporean theatre director Glen Goei designed ‘Wayang’, a chinoiserie-packed boudoir with walls upholstered in rich burgundy silk and beautifully lacquered wood furniture. ‘Fluid’ is at the opposite end of the style spectrum, fashion designer Wykidd Song’s minimalist haven of sensual curves. Wide-eyed honeymooners should gravitate to the Attic Suites, which boast six-metre ceilings, sprawling loft beds and twin baths set in front of a striking contemporary mural. For a romantic retreat with lashings of LaChapelle-esque kitsch, try the fuschia crinkled linens and out-size French chandeliers of the shamelessly monikered ‘Pussy Parlour’. Every room is loaded with idiosyncratic artwork and jaw-dropping design. In ‘Flowerchild Cat’, for example, the bed is suspended from the ceiling; ‘Work’ uses shedloads of plywood to create a kooky ‘living in a box’ feel. We like.

Poolside

A sparkling oblong sliver in an open-air atrium, the New Majestic’s lap pool has three cheeky porthole windows in the floor, above the restaurant.

Packing tips

A copy of Design Week, a biography of Warhol, a suitcase full of labels and the ability to keep a straight face when discussing ‘Tracy’s latest’.

Also

Non-smoking throughout.

Children

Cots are free; extra beds for older kids cost SG$100 a night. This is more of a young couple’s hotel, however.

Food & Drink

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Hotel Restaurant

In the apple-green Majestic restaurant you can watch contemporary Cantonese cuisine expertly prepared in the glass-panelled show kitchen. Chef Yong Bin Ngen’s rack of lamb served with carrot cake has set many tastebuds a-tingle. 

Last orders

The restaurant doles out dishes until 10.30pm.

Smith Insider

Dress code

Labelled up, but pared down – you don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard.

Top table

Directly underneath the ceiling portholes for a sneaky view of whoever’s swimming by upstairs. If casual voyeurism seems a bit much at dinner time, opt for private spot in one of the cosy alcoves.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…
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Chinatown’s sleepy shophouse streets

New Majestic Hotel

31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore, 089845

The modern New Majestic Hotel is located in Singapore’s historic Chinatown.

Planes

Singapore (Changi) Airport (www.changiairport.com) is serviced by 80 different international carriers with connection to over 200 destinations worldwide. From the airport it is a 30 minute taxi ride to the hotel.

Trains

There are several stops near the New Majestic along New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street. The Changi Airport MRT station is located under Terminals 2 and 3. The first train arrives at around 0530hr and the last leaves at 2318hr. Head to the SMRT website (www.smrt.com.sg ) for services and schedules.

Automobiles

Singapore’s streets can be ruthless. Best to stick with cheap taxis or the always reliable SMRT (Singapore Mass Rapid Transit) system to get around the city state.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

by Rachel Everett , Travel addict

Perched on a vast and ornate bed, a sea of billowing crimson gauze hangs elegantly above me. Blood-red lanterns sway by my side. The scent of jasmine hangs in the air, and the soft melodies of Chinese traditional music are wafting through the open window. This is, at least temporarily, my Oriental boudoir. Mr Smith and I have just checked in to Singapore’s New Majestic Hotel and each of it…
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New Majestic Hotel

Anonymous review by Rachel Everett, Travel addict

Perched on a vast and ornate bed, a sea of billowing crimson gauze hangs elegantly above me. Blood-red lanterns sway by my side. The scent of jasmine hangs in the air, and the soft melodies of Chinese traditional music are wafting through the open window. This is, at least temporarily, my Oriental boudoir. Mr Smith and I have just checked in to Singapore’s New Majestic Hotel and each of its 30 rooms is completely individual, designed by a local creative. In fact, you could almost describe the suites as works of art themselves, with one to suit just about any mood. Perhaps not; women are complex creatures after all.

Travelling down Keong Saik Road by taxi earlier, it felt as if we’d gone back in time. There are no malls lining the streets here or workers in their grey and black business best. Instead, in this part of Chinatown, the footpaths are flanked by colourful and historic shophouses, their vivid façades striking in the midday sun. People are going about their daily chores, except for the old men sitting outside the kopitams (coffee shops) watching the world go by.

Mr Smith and I are ushered into what appears to a white gallery, but is actually the lobby of the New Majestic. Adorned with a mix of mid-century and modern furniture, statues, pop art, rustic lamps and candy-coloured baubles hanging from the ceiling, its sweeping white spiral centrepiece suggests further promise above. 

Once in our room, we took the time to admire the special touches: Kiehl’s toiletries, decadent bedding, Nespresso machine, mammoth bath and fluffy bathrobes (Mr Smith informs me I look like a big teddy when I fall asleep in one). While he sampled the boys’ toys, I read the lifestyle section of the newspaper, and studied the information on Wen Luxe Spa, located in a shophouse over the road. Soon it's time to feast.

Mr Smith and I enter the dazzling Majestic Restaurant helmed by the wonderful Yong Bing Ngen. We look up to see three oval windows in the ceiling offering a view of the swimming pool. Someone’s wearing a rather sultry bikini. Staff members are amiable, not too stuffy and even laugh at Mr Smith’s musings about why we’ve not been offered Chinese tea. I am ravenous and get stuck into the duck and wasabi prawn entrée. The whole world stands still for a moment when I try the foie gras. Why do the things that are so naughty taste so good? Mr Smith opts for crispy pork. He then suggests that we are served the Peking duck at the table. The staff is more than happy to do just that, and neatly parcel the pancakes in front of us. We leave floating on a fine-dining cloud.

 

The next day we decide to explore the neighbourhood and unearth some hidden treasures. I stumble across the annual Singapore Wine Fiesta on Duxton Hill while Mr Smith is in the hotel gym. Winemakers from across the globe are tempting punters with tastes of more than 250 fabulous wines. Later on, Mr Smith’s exercise session complete, we wander past temples and discover new cafés that have just sprung up in the area. We potter around a few markets on Temple Street, inhale the incense, and watch the boisterous dragon dance weave its way through the streets. Eventually the siren call of the New Majestic is too much and we head back.

Donning our teddy bear-style dressing gowns, we head to the pool and blast the Jacuzzi into action. Looking around the tiny area, it does feel as if we are staying at the home of friends, albeit ones with impeccable style and taste. As we pack to leave, I take in the room once more and think about my neutral apartment. My own home doesn’t seem to have the same appeal any more – it’s like downgrading from a colour TV to black and white. But that’s the New Majestic – you step inside and, just like Alice, you’re transported into a new, Technicolor world.

 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel with us, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in New Majestic Hotel's Guestbook below.

 

BlackSmith

Stayed on

We loved

The rooms are fantastically decorated: ours had a cosy mezzanine, and two baths side-by-side. Breakfast was also good quality.

Don’t expect

While the staff were really willing to help, we got the feeling that they didn't know that much about the local area. Restaurant recommendations were thin on the ground.

Rating: 8/10 stars

BlackSmith

Stayed on

We loved

I found this hotel by searching for boutique hotels in Singapore and was directed to the Mr & Mrs Smith website. The New Majestic lived up to all the positive reviews I read about it. The hotel foyer is filled with amazing furniture and the staff are always happy to help. More importantly, the room (number 212) was supremely comfortable. While smallish, it was very well laid out and because it was a Garden View room I had an outdoor area with a bath. What I loved about this hotel was that the shower was amazing, with needle-like jets of hot water that allowed me to relax. And, the towels were soft and fluffy and huge! Other small things to recommend at this hotel: all the non-alcoholic drinks in the mini-bar are complimentary, and they provide a Nespresso coffee machine with plenty of capsules. The location in China Town was so convenient - minutes from Outram Park MTR station and close to many great restaurants. I'd certainly stay here again and would recommend it to anyone who wasn't looking for a large, corporate-style hotel chain – this place has personality!

Rating: 9/10 stars