Introducing Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, a hotel nestled in the heart of historical Katong – a heritage suburb in the East of the city. Rich in Peranakan influences, Katong comprises a rich cultural mix that encapsulates all of Singapore’s Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian cultures.
As one of the country’s best foodie destinations, Katong is also well-loved by many Singaporeans. Here you can find many eateries and restaurants right around the corner as you stroll along the stretch of East Coast Road. Singapore’s famous food places ranging from cheap eats such as 328 Laksa, to lavish restaurants such as Brotzeit and Zaffron Kitchen, all just a stone’s throw away from the hotel!
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy is also conveniently located just 15 minutes away from the airport via the ECP expressway and a short walk away from East Coast Park, loaded with exciting beaches and recreational facilities popular with families. Parkway Parade Shopping Centre, a one-stop destination for everyone is also located directly opposite the hotel. In there, you can find a huge Giant Hypermarket, Isetan, Marks & Spencer, Food Republic and many more F&B and shopping outlets.
We had the opportunity to stay at Grand Mercure Roxy and were already anticipating with excitement to experience this heritage hotel. Front office staff was quick and friendly with their introduction, and were knowledgeable in recommending an itinerary of activities to do for the day.
We were excited to check out the Junior Suite and yes it was definitely up to our expectations! The Junior Suite is well equipped, fitted with a bedroom, living room and study corner. With a spacious 50sqm area and homely setting, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy’s Junior Suite is perfect for a getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the city on the East Coast of Singapore.
The finer details make best homes, so enter a world of comfort and aesthetics all in one place! A cozy sanctuary, the room we stayed in was well curated and kept in a well furbished condition – visually pleasing to the eyes. We noticed good quality wall and flooring of brown and grey hues, an essential part and adds to the overall ambience of the room.
Configured like an apartment, we were especially thrilled when we stepped into the bedroom area – a giant king-sized bed took centre stage! We loved the clean look and how spacious the room was. We’re not sure of the type of bedding and mattress, but either way we definitely had a well-supported and comfortable sleep throughout the night. Raised my quality of sleep!
Each room is also complete with a set of bath amenities, iron and ironing board, mini bar fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, and a safe deposit box. They also offer Cable TV and telephone with IDD services. We explored the hotel further and found various facilities, including a main communal swimming pool (opened daily from 6am – 10pm), a 24-hour fitness center and a launderette, all located on level 4.
On top of that, guests staying in the Executive and Suite rooms can enjoy exclusive services at the Executive Lounge, located on level 17. Opened from 7am to 11pm daily, enjoy your daily breakfast spread in the morning, and come back in the evening for a round of drinks from 6 till 8pm.
During the evening time, we got to check out the Executive Lounge and I must say that we were pampered with a wide range of small bites and refreshments. Many guests were seen enjoying their evening away with a book in hand or catching up with their family or friends.
When you’re in the mood for a little nostalgia and some good old-fashioned Singapore food, pay a visit to the Feast@East Buffet at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy. The buffet offers a wide selection of classic Singaporean and delightful Peranakan cuisine to delight your nostalgic taste buds.
Highlights of the Feast@East Buffet includes the Japanese sashimi, fresh seafood, live noodle station (local delights such as Laksa and Mee Sua), and of course, the dessert station which carries the decadent Durian Paste and Nonya Kuehs!
We also had our breakfast at the Feast@East Buffet Restaurant which offers a sumptuous buffet spread with an array of Singaporean delights and International cuisine – serving up the typical Asian flair of Har Gao, Chinese buns and Roti Prata among others.
Aside from the Feast@East Buffet Restaurant, there are plenty of dining places including Wave Café, Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant, Breez Bistro Bar and a Halal-certified kitchen at Level 4. We enjoyed our welcome drinks (juices and wine), when we first arrived here at Breez Bistro.Bar.
There’s a nice and scenic view of the swimming pool where guests can also enjoy bar bites from. The bistro bar currently offers an affordable lunch and dinner set that will definitely delight your palette.
Featuring contemporary oriental design and décor amidst a fine dining ambience along with a revamped menu by new head chef Victor Lee, Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant at level 2 offers both exquisite fusion and authentic Chinese cuisine. The restaurant features a wide selection of elaborated Cantonese cuisine, traditional Hong Kong dim sum and an extensive list of wine labels to complement each meal.
Over at Wave Café, indulge in a quick bite, enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee or tea with a wide selection of delicious cakes and pastries. A simple café spot to lounge at and enjoy good breakfast food. If you’re planning to head down to East Coast Park, the café also packs take-away sandwiches suitable for picnics!
With an array of dining and entertainment spots in and around the hotel, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy is definitely an all-in-one destination to stay at. They also cater to both tourists and locals alike by providing complimentary shuttle service to and from Singapore Changi Airport, with one way complimentary shuttle service to Marina Bay, Esplanade and ION Orchard on weekends and public holidays at 10am, 11am and 12nn. Bringing convenience directly to you.
Overall, we had an enjoyable and comfortable stay experience, with so many things to do and explore – all in just one location. Definitely consider planning a stay-cay here, and discover all the food places in this historical part of Singapore.
Hotel Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
50 East Coast Road, Singapore 428769
Contact Number: +65 6344 8000
With lots of love,
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About the Author
A foodie at heart, Xue Wei’s passion for food and travel translates to her daily snippets of her affairs on her blog and Instagram. A quality that’s reflected in features like her ‘Best Matcha-places to go’ and ‘16 Must Eat Taiwan Food’ in collection, where she hunts out the best hits in all of the places she’s been to. When she isn’t chasing her love for food and adventure, she enjoys photography, travelling, volunteering and spending quality time with her family.
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