Review – Ambassador Transit Hotel Changi Airport

I’m currently finalising my reviews of the flights to and from Singapore however; the photos are playing up so this will be the first of 4 posts regarding my trip to Singapore.

I flew to Singapore on British Airways 16 which fully exceeded my expectations! Anyway, the flight arrived at around 9:00 local time and my flight back to Melbourne departed at 7:45 so I had about 10 or so hours transit.

I had heard about transit hotels in Changi airport and decided to look into it. Amazingly they didn’t have a check-in age which worked in my favour. As soon as I arrived into Singapore, I quickly went from T1 to T3 to hopefully be able to secure a room for the night.

I arrived and found they had a double room available, so I took it. The Ambassador hotel charges $90 SGD per 6 hours. I only chose 6 hours as I could go to the lounge to work.

Ambassador Hotel Entry

Ambassador Hotel Entry

The Hotel is located directly next to the cinema and Ambassador lounge.

Reception

Reception

The reception area looks fresh and open. The staff were very friendly and checked me in quickly and professionally. The hotel accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Seating Area

Seating Area

Seating Area

Seating Area

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Hallway

Hallway

The beds were actually not bad, I was pleasantly surprised and got about 5 hours of sleep.

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What surprised me was that the room had a TV and even coffee and tea facilities.

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The room also had an ensuite bathroom and shower. The water pressure was quite good as well!

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Shower Amenities

Shower Amenities

Shower

Shower

Summary

I was extremely happy when I was allowed to check-in. I would definitely recommend the hotel if you have a significant layover or transit. The only complaint was the lack of wi-fi, but I used the lounge for that anyway.

Review – Park Hyatt Dubai

Summary:

A few weeks ago I was in Dubai for 3 days in transit for Singapore. I was travelling with a good friend and we decided it would be a fun idea to try 3 different hotels for 3 nights. Days before leaving for the trip I had recently being given Hyatt Platinum from a status match they were offering. So I really wanted to make use of my Platinum benefits, they are listed here:

http://www.hyatt.com/gp/en/benefits/membership_platinum.jsp

I had heard some fantastic reviews about the Park Hyatt Dubai and decided to give it a try for 2 reasons, 1. It was conveniently located near DXB which was great as we had a flight early the next morning, 2. There are so many fantastic facilities in and around the hotel such as a golf course. We had planned to have a game but It was very windy when we arrived which was a shame.

Check-in:

Arriving at the Hotel is fantastic!. Its a very modern fresh look which I love. When we pulled up to the drop off area we were greeted by some of hotels extremely friendly staff which took our bags and escorted us to the check-in counters. We were checked-in within minutes and we upgraded to a deluxe room, not a huge upgrade but better then nothing.

Park Hyatt Dubai-2large TV

Park Hyatt Dubai-4Tea and Coffee making facilities

Park Hyatt Dubai-3Assorted fresh fruit

Park Hyatt Dubai-5Desk Area

Park Hyatt Dubai-12Twin beds

Park Hyatt DubaiRoom overview

Park Hyatt Dubai-14Outdoor terrace

Park Hyatt Dubai-13Outdoor seating

Park Hyatt Dubai-10Bathroom overview

Park Hyatt Dubai-11Dual sinks

Park Hyatt Dubai-9Large shower

Park Hyatt Dubai-8Toilet and bidet

Park Hyatt Dubai-7Bathsalts, sponge, soap and shower gel

Park Hyatt Dubai-16Chocolate, wine and glasses

Park Hyatt Dubai-17Assorted alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages

Park Hyatt Dubai-15Small smacks

Overall I loved my stay at the Park Hyatt Dubai. If I had a few more days in Dubai it would be my go to hotel, room prices are quite good in off peak times and they are also very generous with upgrades from what I’ve heard.