This weekend, I indulged in a weekend get-away at a boutique hotel located in Tiong Bahru. I accidentally deleted the photo I took of our room, but the picture (above) from Link Hotels’ website is a good and pretty accurate illustration of our room. We had booked the Superior room but were upgraded to the Executive Deluxe Room which features a Queen sized bed and is a tad larger than the Superior. For the price we paid, it’s not a bad deal at all. I regret to say that they didn’t deliver our daily newspaper and did not clear the very full trash-bins before we checked in.
Facing the bed, is a dresser, an LCD tv, your usual closets, safe, and mini-fridge.
The hotel actually comprises 2 refurnished buildings on each side of the road that are connected by a ‘link’ bridge. Hence, the name ‘Link Hotel’.
The best part about the hotel is actually its location. Right smack near all that glorious art-deco buildings. There’s just something about those white washed low-level buildings that appeals to me. I could see myself living there, in that quiet neighbourhood. It’s a 2-3 minutes leisurely stroll away from Tiong Bahru market where we had those famous chwee kuehs (rice cakes). Sinfully good. It’s perfectly soft and chewy at the same time, and I love the spicy crunchyness of the radish-topping-thingy.
There’s also plenty of old school and modern convenience stores around to get snacks, and plenty of buses that will take you to Clarke Quay or Zouk, if you want/need to attend a birthday party or two. A busride and a walk away is Ann Siang. Outfit shot and random photos ensue.
Pictures by fallchildren and I. P.S, sorry for being a brat.