Awesome Staycation at the Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore!

Grand Mercure Roxy has recently launched its “Explore Singapore with the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel” promotion and we did not miss the opportunity to check out this awesome staycation!

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Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel & its surroundings

Grand Mercure Roxy is an hotel that is ideal for a staycation because of its proximity to shopping areas such as the 112 Katong as well as the Parkway Parade Shopping Centre! To wind things down a little, you can also choose to visit the nearby Marine Parade Road Park or take a short walk to the East Coast Park where you can enjoy a wide array of activities such as cycling, BBQ, fishing, cable-skiing or simply chill by the sea side!

Staycation at the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel Singapore

 Deluxe room of the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel
Standard room of the Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel

As we entered our room, we were pleasantly surprised by the relaxed ambience created by the pastel colours. Soon, the comfy bed was calling out to us… For couch potatoes, you’ll definitely enjoy the bed! While relaxing in bed, you’ll get to enjoy cable network as well!

 Decorations in GMR Standard Room
Decorations in GMR Standard Room

The bathroom was spacious and there was a bathtub!! Woohoo!! We also noticed a peranakan feel to the decoration with the tea setting… We were wondering why and soon we found out that GMR has been lining up peranakan food and experiences throughout the hotel as well…

 Feast @ East Restaurant with Authentic Peranakan Food!
Feast @ East Restaurant with Authentic Peranakan Food!

Besides the Peranakan storm whipped up by Mrs Jane Quek (a Peranakan herself), there are also cute and intricate Peranakan barang barang available for purchase!

 Peranakan souvenirs on sale @ Grand Mercure Roxy!
Peranakan souvenirs on sale @ Grand Mercure Roxy!

Facilities at the Grand Mercure Roxy

The pool of a hotel usually make or break a staycation for us (and of course the weather – imagine a rainy staycation…*bleaH) and the pool at GMR was just excellent for soaking up the sun!

 Awesome swimming pool at Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel - Perfect for a Staycation!
Awesome swimming pool at Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel – Perfect for a Staycation!

You can simply enjoy the sun (the dude’s really enjoying the sun isnt he?) or just chill at pool. Whichever, whenever, whatever. There’s even a bar right beside the pool for you to chillax with your mates! With the newly re-vamped GMR, there are also rooms right beside the pool. Pool at your doorstep…cool huh?

 Facilities at Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel
Facilities at Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel

For the fitness junkies, you’ll be happy to find a gym available. Well, not so much for us lah…”Eat Sleep Play Repeat”, remember? Not “Eat Sleep Play Keep Fit Repeat”…for conferences and meetings, there are also meeting rooms available.

Explore Singapore with Grand Mercure Roxy Package

With the Explore Singapore package, guests will be given able to enjoy a hop-on, hop-off ride on the Fun-Vee Singapore Explorer!

 Funvee Ride with Explore Singapore Package!
Funvee Ride with Explore Singapore Package!

We think that the package originally targets visitors to Singapore. With a stay, you’ll also be able to visit major attractions in Singapore. In fact, there are 3 routes to choose from. The Green Route – City Hopper, The Orange Route – Marina and Heritage Hopper and the Red Route – Sentosa Hopper.

However, we thought that as Singaporeans, a staycation can also be an awesome way to see what Singapore has to offer! Through the package, we were able to visit major attractions in Singapore!

 Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay and the Fullerton Hotel!
Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay and One Fullerton!

 The City and the Singapore Art Museum
The City and the Singapore Art Museum

 Clarke Quay and the Singapore River
Clarke Quay and the Singapore River

 Botanical Gardens and Orchard Road!
Botanical Gardens and Orchard Road!

For visitors, this is definitely a good deal! Covering all of Singapore’s attractions with a stay at the GMR. Not bad indeed.

Dinner Set Menu at the Breez Bistro.Bar

One of the highlights of our staycation (besides the pool and Singapore Explorer), was the dinner set menu at the Breez Bistro.Bar. One must be thinking, “How good can the food be at a Bistro/Bar?” With dinner set menu priced at $58 (not cheap hor), the visit seemed to be heading in a wrong direction…(yeah, the price usually sets the direction)

However, we were OH SO WRONG!

 Menu of set dinner at Breez Bistro.Bar
Menu of set dinner at Breez Bistro.Bar

The menu consists of a 4 course meal, an appetizer, soup, mains and dessert. You can also have a choice of house wine, beer, mocktail or fruit juice. After deciding on our orders of the Grilled Rib Eye and Pan-seared Salmon, we were promptly served our starters…

 Prawn Cocktail and Wild Mushroom Soup
Prawn Cocktail and Wild Mushroom Soup

The prawn was simply fresh and succulent! Together with the garden greens, it really worked up our appetite for the rest of the meal! The wild mushroom soup was also rich with subtle surprises with each mouth taken! The cool part about the entire meal is that each dish is served up so intricately arranged – talk about fine dining!

 Grilled Rib Eye, Pan-seared Salmon and dessert
Grilled Rib Eye, Pan-seared Salmon and dessert

First off, the portions were huge! Great for big appetites like us! But the highlight was the taste. Tender and juicy, flavours flowed with each bite of the rib eye. From our “years of experience”, this could only be achieved by using the freshest ingredients with an absolute control of temperatures and timing. Likewise for the salmon, just sweet tasting good ol’ salmon. The red wine for the rib eye and white for the salmon was a great complement to the meal as well! For an exceptional meal, we just had to meet the man behind the absolutely satisfying meal! Great job Chef Eric!

 Chef behind the latest set meals at Grand Mercure Roxy's Breez Bistro.Bar
Chef Eric behind the latest set meals at Grand Mercure Roxy’s Breez Bistro.Bar

Sometimes, we think that for the same price on a buffet, we may overeat and miss out on quality food. If you’re thinking likewise this day, do not miss the set menus at the Breez Bistro.Bar of Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore! Oh, do also check out the cool mocktails from the bar as well! The bartenders are really innovative, whipping up their own take on creative mocktails! Thanks for the mocktail demonstration Eddy!

 Cocktails at the Bar!
Mocktails at the Bar!

For your convenience, we have arranged for the best hotel deal at Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel Singapore right here!

Best Hotel Deals at Grand Mercure Roxy!
Best Hotel Deals at Grand Mercure Roxy!

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Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel Staycation Singapore

Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel Staycation Singapore

With the good food, excellent pool, great staycation package that includes a tour of Singapore, we definitely had a great staycation at Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore!

**Special thanks to the great people @ Grand Mercure Roxy for making this staycation possible!

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