Six Senses Maxwell
What We Love
- Complimentary ice scream scoops from the property’s own cart
- The 82-foot rooftop lap pool
- Eco-friendly touches, like biodegradable toothbrushes and glass water bottles
- All-day Straits Chinese tapas at the ground-floor library
What To Know
- Suite guests are gifted vouchers to a nearby Chinese teahouse
- The hotel has a sister property on Duxton Road, about five minutes away
- Public spaces are lined with salvaged stone from medieval Italian churches
- Each of the 120 guest rooms contains Bose Bluetooth speakers
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
French design whiz Jacques Garcia brings his elegant Euro aesthetics—silk rugs, plump velvet chairs, colonial prints—to pre-war shop-houses
Unlike its relative on Duxton Road (an almost in-your-face spread of decadent chinoiserie, calligraphy wallpaper, and ceramic apothecary jars), Six Senses’ Maxwell edition is quieter: an exposed brick exterior gives way to more pared-back in-room flourishes like brocade-wrapped headboards and marble minibars, and service is both discreet and conscientious. From your welcome drink and property tour at check-in to a revolving door of complimentary cultural perks, which might include a lobby-side Chinese medicine consultation, you’ll appreciate the attentive (and multilingual) staff. Though the property sits squarely in Singapore’s foodie hub, Tanjong Pagar, its own dining options are forces to be reckoned with, ranging from Singaporean tapas at the library to French-accented dishes like lobster bisque and steak frites at the Murray Terrace Brasserie. Bookend your meal with a pre-dinner cocktail at the property’s Rose Lounge, where the drinks menu is dedicated solely to bubbly, and a nightcap at Garcha’s, a small-batch spirits bar.
In the Area
Though there’s no gym onsite, the hotel’s bi-weekly yoga lessons (held at the bijou green space behind the property) and rentable Tokyo bikes provide just the right holiday-friendly dose of physical activity. Pedal to the world-renowned Maxwell Food Center, home to the city-state’s most famous chicken and rice stalls; feast on Malaysian classics at the Coconut Club, in Ann Siang Hill; then make your way to the exquisite Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, which is said to house the sage’s left canine recovered from his funeral pyre in northern India. The boutiques of Orchard Road are also just a ten-minute taxi ride away.
How to Get There
From historical artifacts, Lefroy Brooks faucets, and Fine China, Six Senses Maxwell is a unique experience down the colonial era of Singapore.
The library double bar boasts a unique set of collection (they even have a Channel Catwalk photo catalog available!)
We have booked a Merchant Deluxe room, whilst indeed quite small, is tastefully decorated and functional despite its size. Bedding is the same as what you find in other Six Senses despite being smaller in sizes.
Service is up to the Six Senses name - the front office arranged an early check in and has walked me around the facilities available within the room. I have also received a hand written welcome note which is a big plus.
Only few quirks which would make this hotel even better if it is addressed:
- Do understand what the Six Senses brand stands for, but it would be better if the water pressure can be improved. It is obvious that an energy saving shower is installed and unfortunately pressure is at the low side.
- The hairdryer location is awkward for use as this cannot extend to standing height of the mirrors.
- Whilst I have no troubles navigating around Singapore, but having a GEM assigned would be a big plus.
- Pillow menu selection is lesser than the other Six Senses properties.
Overall a comfortable stay. Perfect for transit or 1 day visit, but would consider hotels with larger rooms for longer stays.
My Husband had a working trip in Singapore and we spent 1 week at Six Senses Maxwell. Upon entering the hotel, it looked quite beautiful – nice furnishings and just different to what I had expected a Chinatown hotel to be. The reception staff were helpful and showed us to our room. We were in a Merchant Room – I have to say I was a little surprised to see how small the room actually was. The bed was almost touching the wardrobe and everything felt like it was on top of you and with very little space. This was such a shame – as I had expected a bit more space and comfort staying here for 1 week. I also have to mention the air con – I totally understand how hot and humid Singapore is but the air con level was very cold and I actually got very sick with a cold of coming in and out of hot and cold temperatures. I know this is something to accommodate everyone but maybe turn it down a little.
Nevertheless, it was still a really nice hotel – the rooms and hallways were beautiful and the layout of the library/cocktail area was also quite nice to sit there and have a drink while my husband worked. The pool was a long lap pool and surrounding the pool were comfy day beds. I sat out here pretty much every day and relaxed and read a book and listened to the music in the background.
The staff were helpful when I asked how to get to places or if I needed any tips. Also, situated opposite the Maxwell Food Centre Hawker Centre which I thought was very convenient for lunches, dinners or a cold fruit juice drink. This place was bustling with people and great food – make sure you visit it! Six Senses was also conveniently located next to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and the main street food. You are also close to Tanjong Pagar MRT – a little 5 minute walk which I found excellent for my day trips out.
I recommend Six Senses, but perhaps a bigger room. Location is great and you are in walking distance to a lot of things.
We stayed at the Six Senses Maxwell for one night during a stop over in Singapore on our way to Cambodia. The staff were friendly and welcome and would go above and beyond for us. Impressive fittings and amazing service in the Cook & Tras Social Library. Also an easy walk to Chinatown and Maxwell Hawker Hall. Would 100% recommend and would definitely stay here again!
Whilst the location is not exactly central, it was perfect for us. Near plenty of local cafes, bars, hawker markets and restaurants. Hotel itself is modern with a oriental history theme. Room was a little small & narrow, but overall very good and would stay again.
Stayed here for a period of 5 days, for a business trip. I got an upgraded room, and was very happy With my stay. You can easily see that they pay much attention to details. Providing that prices remain compatible, this is my preferred hotel in Singapore from now on :-)