Ibis Styles

Ibis Styles
401 MacPherson Road
MacPherson 368215


Comfortable, Quirky Mid-Range Hotel, Inconvenient Location

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Visited: Apr-2017
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 5
Service: 6
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $970 per person.
- $970 Accomodation 12D11N
- $0 Room Service

Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Free Wi-Fi, 1 Restaurant (Chat & Chow Restaurant), Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Cable TV, Washer & Dryer, Shuttle Service, Phone Charger, Currency Exchange Service

Hotel Activities: Work Out, Internet Surfing, Swimming


Located about 40 minutes drive away from the Changi international airport in Singapore, the Ibis Styles is a comfortable, modern 3-star hotel. While it's located near the Tai Seng and Ubi industrial hubs and business parks, the Ibis Styles is far from any Singapore attractions, making it better suited as a business hotel. Despite this, leisure travellers still put up here, due to their affordable, wallet-friendly prices. However, being located in the heartlands, it does provide the opportunity for guests to experience a slice of life in the MacPherson area.

Ambience at Ibis Styles is clean, modern, colourful, and playful. The white, spotlit place is offset by splashes of geometric shapes in all manner of red, blue, yellow, green, and purple. Sleek modern furniture complete the look, and it feels boutique, exciting, with a youthful energy and vibrancy. The corridors are brightly lit and easy to navigate, in fact, I feel like I'm in a futuristic setting when walking the hallways.

Rooms at Ibis Styles are clean, modern, but small. Beds are comfortable and the bathroom has simple amenities. However, there is a small sacrifice of privacy; the sink is smack in the middle of the room, and there's no way to turn on the bathroom light without illuminating the beds, which are right next to the bathroom. This means if 1 person uses the toilet or shower, the other person may have difficulty sleeping because of the bright light and noise. While the small work desk is functional, the cable television channels are limited.

Food at Ibis Styles is provided at the in-house restaurant, Chat & Chow. Generally, I find food here to be below average in quality, and limited in variety. The breakfast has about 20 items or so, most of it carbohydrates, and the items don't change from day to day. Boring and uninspired. Execution is below average to passable, taste is not very good. Personally, I would rather walk across the street where there are many coffee shops and eateries around.

Service at Ibis Styles is slightly above average. Staff are polite, courteous, and friendly. They're quick and helpful with requests, and knowledgable about the surrounding area and attractions in Singapore. I also like that they can converse in a variety of languages. Beyond the lobby and the restaurant, there's very little other opportunity to interact with staff.

Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Ibis Styles are decent. The gymnasium is decently equipped, and the swimming pool is clean and visually appealing. The free wi-fi is fast and stable, and connection is available throughout the Ibis Styles hotel. Despite the inconvenient location, Ibis Styles offers free shuttle bus services to nearby MRT stations, or to selected locations in town, making it easy for leisure travellers to get around. In addition, there are several supermarkets and a lot of eating places nearby. Parking is also complimentary for hotel guests.


Ibis Styles 01 - Exterior Facade

Ibis Styles 02 - Bedroom

Ibis Styles 03 - Bathroom

Ibis Styles 04 - Television

Ibis Styles 05 - Study Desk

Ibis Styles 06 - Washer & Dryer

Ibis Styles 07 - Chat & Chow Restaurant

Ibis Styles 08 - Gymnasium

Ibis Styles 09 - Swimming Pool

Ibis Styles 10 - Business Centre