51 Soho Tasting Session

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51 Soho Tasting Session
51 Telok Ayer Street #01-01

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am - 11pm


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Purple Taste, msginginly, and Her Pen And Fork.

Beef Bone Marrow, Pickled Shallots, Capers, Herbs, Toast (SGD $12)

The Kins’ Specialty Coffee

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The Kins’ Specialty Coffee
2 Jalan Mat Jambol #01-08


High Tea
High Tea

Tour East Singapore

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Tour East Singapore
1 Magazine Road
#07-05 Central Mall

392 Havelock Road
Level 3, Grand Copthorne Waterfront


This was an invited sponsored media review. I did not pay for anything during the free hosted tour.

Domes Of Light
Domes Of Light


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392 Havelock Road
Level 1 Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel


Josper Grilled Octopus (SGD $42)

Grand Copthorne Waterfront

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Grand Copthorne Waterfront
392 Havelock Road


This was an invited sponsored media review. I did not pay for anything during the free hosted stay-cation.

Refined Business Hotel For The Discerning Business Traveller

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: Aug-2019
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 7
Value for Money: 7
Budget about SGD $1010 per person.
- $1010 Accomodation 3D2N
- $0 Room Service

Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Free Wi-Fi, 2 Restaurants (Food Capital, Grissini), Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, 2 Lounges (Self-Serviced Apartment Lounge, Executive Club Lounge), 1 Bar (Tempo), Cable TV, Shuttle Service, Laundry Service, Self-Service Laundromat, Convention Centre, Meeting Rooms, Complimentary Phone During Stay, Tour Arrangements Service, On-Site Parking, Currency Exchange Service

Hotel Activities: Work Out, Internet Surfing, Swimming, Tours, Tennis, Meetings, Conferences, Organised Activities


Located about 30 minutes drive away from the Changi international airport in Singapore, the Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel is a classic, 5-star business hotel. Best described as 'aging gracefully', the dated but classic look of the Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel still manages to evoke a sophisticated and elegant air. While primarily catering to business travelers, and meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) events, the place is also suitable for families, as they offer a range of activities.

Ambience at Grand Copthorne Waterfront is classic but dated, yet still retains an elegant sophistication. Marble surfaces and a high ceiling lend the lobby a premium, luxurious feel. The hotel is clean, without the usual wear-and-tear or odours in other places that are dated, a plus point for them. The whole hotel, along with the accompanying convention centre, is huge. The executive lounge on the 29th floor offers a fantastic view of the Singapore River and surrounding Robertson Quay area, and is decently comfortable.

Rooms at Grand Copthorne Waterfront are clean, spacious, and comfortable. I stayed at the Club Deluxe room, which offered a city view, and was equipped with both a shower and bathtub. There's even a comfortable lounging sofa for relaxing. The in-room wifi connectivity is fast and stable, although I felt the sturdy working desk was a little small. I also wish power points were more accessible. They have decent in-room amenities, which are restocked daily.

Food at Grand Copthorne Waterfront is mostly provided by the all-day buffet dining restaurant, Food Capital. Here, they offer a small range of American, British, Chinese, Indian, and Singaporean cuisine. Dishes are generally well executed and decently tasty, and multiple visits show they can consistently achieve this standard. Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel also boasts one of the best Italian restaurants around; Grissini. Here, you get authentic Italian cuisine which is both delicious and reasonably affordable.

Service at Grand Copthorne Waterfront is good most of the time. Staff accord you personalised attention, but this also means increased waiting times to be served. They're polite and professional, and display generally sound knowledge of the hotel, its facilities, and the surrounding area. There are a couple of hiccups, for example, my card was charged incorrectly by a juinor staff, who insisted that he was correct. I had to track down a senior staff to assist, who promptly and quickly resolved the situation, which I'm thankful for.

Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Grand Copthorne Waterfront have more variety than elsewhere. As a start, fitness enthusiasts can look forward to a well-equipped gym, which boasts more than the usual range of workout equipment for a hotel. There's even a nice-sized swimming pool, and 2 tennis courts outdoors. They're also known for their large convention centre which offers over 22 rooms that can accomodate groups of 8 - 1000 people. The Tour East (on the 3rd floor) office conducts organised tours around Singapore. Special in-house activities are held the first weekend of each month, such as baking or arts & crafts.


Grand Copthorne Waterfront 01 - Exterior Facade

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 02 - Bedroom

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 03 - Bathroom

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 04 - Living Room

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 05 - Working Desk

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 06 - Gymnasium

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 07 - Fitness Area

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 08 - Tennis Court

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 09 - Swimming Pool

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 10 - Self-Serviced Apartment Lounge

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 11 - Executive Club Lounge

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 12 - Self-Service Laundromat

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 13 - Meeting Room

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 14 - Food Capital

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 15 - Buffet Area



Hari Raya Haji 2019

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Hari Raya Haji 2019

Hari Raya Haji 2019

National Day 2019

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National Day 2019

National Day 2019

NUDE Seafood

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NUDE Seafood
12 Marina Boulevard
#01-02 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3


NUDE Meal Flat Lay
NUDE Meal Flat Lay

Baker & Cook

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Baker & Cook
77 Hillcrest Road

64 Namly Place

2 Magazine Road
Level 1, Holiday Inn Express

44 Jalan Merah Saga
#01-56 Chip Bee Gardens

41 Sunset Way
#01-23 Clementi Arcade

1 Swan Lake Avenue

80 Middle Road
Level 1, InterContinental Singapore

87 Serangoon Garden Way

21 Eng Kong Terrace


Ice Finger Fairy Bun (SGD $3.50)

Rich & Good Cake Shop

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Rich & Good Cake Shop
24 Kandahar Street

78 Airport Boulevard
#01-232 Jewel Changi Airport


Swiss Roll Coffee (SGD $9)