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
The architecture of the building is very nice and detailed.
I reached the hotel at around 1:30pm in the hope to leave my hand carry bag first while the room is ready for me. This is great while the receptionist passed my bag over the counter to me and didn’t offer to send the luggage to my room. This is out of my expectation for a top notch IHG property.
No turn down service offered unless I called twice for this. As I used my reward night for this stay, perhaps that’s why I didn’t recited the turndown amenities stated by others here. A bit disappointed.
Breakfast was nice. Yet, the restaurant seems to understaffing. I reached before 8am while only one staff in restaurant. We even looked for the staff around and walked all the way till the end of the long hallway. There were already 3 guests in restaurant. Menu passed to us without explaining what we are entitled for the in house guest (I did show my room keys to the hostess and told her my room no. ). Food quality was nice. When we left the restaurant, 2 more staff backed to work. Suddenly, one staff shouted at the other staff working at the POS system. She spoke in Chinese and told the other staff that we haven’t signed the bill yet. This is a bit rough thou. This could be improved for sure.
Overall, nice hotel but could improve for the services if it is targeting to be a luxury hotel.
I love the little touch of services - the singing bowl welcoming service (you need to ask for this), the foot and hand massage balls.
A perfect find of you want to have a boutique hotel near China town and the picturesque shophouses of Singapore.
Good if you want to get away from the grand business hotels and see the other side of Singapore.
Six Senses is a charming hotel just around the corner from the Central Business District. It’s a half hour walk to Marina Bay, and 5 minutes from Chinatown and the Maxwell Food Centre. The rooms are lovely, but small and a bit on the dark side. The breakfast was a la carte, with slim pickings for choices. Bar is stupendous looking. Specialty cocktails are quite tasty, but also quite pricey. Yes, some downsides, but charming boutique hotel in a great location.