$161 Avg/night
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Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore

5 stars
20 Merchant Road, Singapore, 058281
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
29 reviews
very good & comfortable hotel

amazing location just near to the river. there are many resturatnts nearby including Jumboo. it's... See full review

  • hui hui
  • Sep 13, 2014
Great Hotel

Great hotel in superb location by Singapore River. Rooms looking a bit tired but well maintained.... See full review

  • John R Traveller
  • Feb 27, 2014
Luxurious, stylish hotel close to major Singapore attractions
Swissotel Merchant Court combines luxury and a prime location. The hotel is close to entertainment and dining hotspots such as Boat Quay and Chinatown. Guests take advantage of a nearby subway stop, making exploration of the city quick and easy. After a day of business meetings or sightseeing, guests can relax in the outdoor pool, Jacuzzi or sundeck. Business travelers can get work done quickly in the full-service business center.
Highlights
  • Close to popular Singapore attractions
  •  Nearby subway station
  •  Outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and sundeck
  •  Full-service business center

 

Rooms
Swissotel Merchant Court's 476 guest rooms and suites are designed to welcome guests with plush bedding and charming details. Headboards and carpets boast geometric patterns, delightfully contrasting with warm colors to give rooms a blend of whimsy and elegance. Every room features Internet access (fees apply), in-room safe, coffee/tea maker and hair dryer. Business Advantage rooms offer ergonomic chairs, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary newspapers.

Business Executive rooms grant access to the Swiss Executive Club, with free breakfast, cocktails during happy hour and snacks. The rooms feature sophisticated decor, MP3 docking station, Lavazza espresso machine and complimentary fruit basket.

 

Property features
Business travelers can get work done easily at the full-service business center in the lobby. The space features private workstations, broadband Internet access (fees apply), secretarial services and business equipment rental.

 

Dining
Swissotel Merchant Court offers two restaurants and a lobby lounge. Ellenborough Market Cafe serves buffet menus and local and international specialties. The charming dining room is decorated like an elegant Swiss country house, and overlooks Clarke Quay and the Singapore River.
Recreation
The hotel includes an idyllic pool area with water slides and an outdoor Jacuzzi. For an invigorating workout, a two-level fitness center is open 24 hours, and features the latest cardio equipment. Swissotel Merchant Court offers spa services at the hotel's Amrita Spa & Wellness. Distinctive treatments include a caviar facial, Turkish salt scrub, spirulina body wrap and a jet lag package designed to help weary travelers regain their energy.
Transportation
  • Singapore Changi Airport (11.1 mi/17.8 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Boat Quay (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • St. Andrew's Cathedral (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Chijmes (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Singapore Art Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Marina Bay (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Orchard Road (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Botanic Gardens (2.6 mi/4.2 km)

 

Business
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Secretarial services
  • Photocopying
  • Courier service
Policies and fees

From 31 March 2012 onwards, smoking is NOT permitted in all guest rooms at Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore. A penalty fee of $250++ per incident will be charged if guests smoke in the rooms.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

1.2884 103.8457
Area served
Singapore.
Nearby airports
Changi International Airport.
Area description
Swisstel Merchant Court, Singapore is a luxury hotel ideally located close to entertainment and dining hotspots such as Clarke Quay, tourist attractions like Boat Quay and Chinatown. The close proximity of the MRT to the hotel makes Orchard Road, Raffles City, all major tourist attractions and the financial hub at Raffles Place within easy reach.

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Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore Rooms

Swiss Business Executive Room
If you want a little more luxury from your designer hotel accommodation, Swisstel Merchant Court, Singapore recommends the Swiss Executive room. Exclusively designed with the business traveller in mind, a spacious executive working area, cutting-edge in-room technology and a range of business services provide utmost comfort. You'll also have access to the Swiss Executive Club lounge which offers complimentary gourmet breakfast, as well as evening cocktails, soft drinks and finger food during Happy Hour. Room Amenities: Complimentary newspapers, Complimentary bottled water, Hair dryer and slippers, High-speed Internet access, IDD telephone, In-room ironing facilities, Minibar and personal safe, Nespresso coffee machine, Tea facilities with kettle jug, Television with pay channels
Swiss Business Advantage Room
Enjoy the elegant style and comfort of the luxuriously appointed Advantage room, designed using choice materials and cutting-edge in-room technology for the perfect blend of work and play. You'll appreciate the sophisticated amenities and a spacious bathroom to make your stay refreshing. Room Amenities: Complimentary newspapers, Complimentary bottled water, Hair dryer and slippers, High-speed Internet access, IDD telephone, In-room ironing facilities, Minibar and personal safe, Nespresso coffee machine, Tea facilities with kettle jug, Television with pay channels
Classic Room
Experience luxurious Swiss service with fresh, stylish accommodation complemented by cutting-edge amenities. Swisstel Merchant Court, Singapore has included practical teak furnishings accentuated by an Asian touch, and welcoming bathroom with luxurious amenities, offering the ideal environment for living and working. Room Amenities: Coffee and tea facilities, Complimentary bottled water, Hair dryer and slippers, High-speed Internet access (chargeable), IDD telephone, In-room ironing facilities, Minibar and personal safe, Television with pay channels
Suites
The Executive Suites featuring Asian style furnishings and modern comforts offer luxurious space for those who prefer a private bedroom and a separate living area. Each 113 m Suite has an attached balcony overlooking the scenic Singapore River and Clarke Quay. You'll also have access to the Swiss Executive Club lounge which offers complimentary gourmet breakfast, as well as evening cocktails, soft drinks and finger food during Happy Hour. Room Amenities: Complimentary newspapersm Complimentary mineral water bar, Executive Club lounge access, Hair dryer and slippers, High-speed Internet access, IDD telephone, In-room ironing facilities, Minibar and personal safe, MP3 docking station, Nespresso coffee machine, Pantry with microwave, Private balcony with pool view, Tea facilities with kettle jug, Television with pay channels, Two bathrooms

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Service dogs allowed

Nearby points of interest

  • Clarke Quay Restaurant Precinct: 0.2 mi
  • Boat Quay: 0.3 mi
  • Havelock: 0.3 mi
  • Singapore Chinatown Heritage Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Raffles Place: 0.3 mi
  • The Olde Cuban: 0.4 mi
  • Arts House at the Old Parliament: 0.4 mi
  • Supreme Court: 0.4 mi
  • Statue of Raffles: 0.4 mi
  • Asian Civilisations Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Armenian Church: 0.4 mi
  • Sri Mariamman Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Robertson Quay Restaurant Precinct: 0.4 mi
  • Robertson Quay: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Canning Park: 0.5 mi
  • Clarke Quay Restaurant Precinct: 0.2 mi
  • Boat Quay: 0.3 mi
  • Havelock: 0.3 mi
  • Singapore Chinatown Heritage Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Raffles Place: 0.3 mi
  • The Olde Cuban: 0.4 mi
  • Arts House at the Old Parliament: 0.4 mi
  • Supreme Court: 0.4 mi
  • Statue of Raffles: 0.4 mi
  • Asian Civilisations Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Armenian Church: 0.4 mi
  • Sri Mariamman Temple: 0.4 mi
  • Robertson Quay Restaurant Precinct: 0.4 mi
  • Robertson Quay: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Canning Park: 0.5 mi
  • St Andrew's Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple: 0.5 mi
  • Peranakan Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Merlion Statue: 0.5 mi
  • Outram: 0.6 mi
  • Battle Box: 0.6 mi
  • City Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • National Museum of Singapore: 0.6 mi
  • Espalande Park: 0.6 mi
  • Chijmes: 0.6 mi
  • Lau Pa Sat Festival Pavilion: 0.6 mi
  • Bras Basah: 0.6 mi
  • Esplanade Theatres on the Bay: 0.7 mi
  • Esplanade Theatres: 0.7 mi
  • Singapore Art Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Zouk: 0.7 mi
  • Dhoby Ghaut: 0.8 mi
  • Raffles Hotel: 0.8 mi
  • Suntec City: 0.8 mi
  • National Library: 0.9 mi
  • Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple: 0.9 mi
  • Tanjong Pagar: 0.9 mi
  • Singapore Flyer: 1 mi
  • Suntec City Mall: 1 mi
  • Bugis Food Village: 1.1 mi
  • Bencoolen: 1.1 mi
  • Bugi's Village: 1.1 mi
  • Rochor: 1.2 mi
  • Arab Street: 1.3 mi

Dining

Ellenborough Market Cafe
Delight in local delicacies and international cuisine at the Ellenborough Market Cafe. Enjoy Straits Chinese flavours in the elegant restaurant or outdoors along the banks of the Singapore River. A delicious buffet is available daily for lunch or dinner, as is high tea on weekends. Themed food promotions are also featured throughout the year, promising to spice up your dining experience.
Blue Potato
The Blue Potato restaurant has a Western a la Carte menu with a good selection of fine wines and beverages. It features an open grill kitchen by the pool deck on the second floor. Surrounded by a lush landscape, the restaurant provides an outdoor setting with a picturesque view of Clarke Quay and the Singapore River.
Crossroads Bar
Crossroads Bar in the lobby is the perfect place to lounge and unwind with a selection of fine teas and coffees, as well as wines, mixed drinks and brand liquors. Complement your drinks with light snacks, available all day; catch a major international sports event on screen and over a drink with friends.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (29)

Ratings and reviews for Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.8

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mjgoug
Business
Salt lake city, Ut
Jul 26, 2010

Awesome hotel, great value

This hotel was clean and really represented a 5 star hotel. Staff were timely and remembered the details. Will go back for sure!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jan and Patty
USA/Mexico
Feb 28, 2013

Great place to stay!

Hotel was located in an excellant area. Across the street from a mall and with lots of resturants in the area. Several means of transportation almost at our door step, including river taxis. Within walking distance to Chinatown and more shopping areas. The hotel was lovely and the staff lived up to what one would expect from a five star hotel. Highly recommend the Swiss Merchant. You won't be disappointed!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
welldiduever
Hollywood, California
Dec 20, 2011

Great Hotel Great Location Great Value

I looked at many properties and have stayed in many 5 star properties in Singapore but this was a real deal, excellent service, fair prices and the best location on the Quay. Even when it was raining one could still walk under covered areas and enjoy all the shops and restaurants. It is also right adjacent to China town where bargins and street food abound. I only had one challenge and that was my room was above some construction. However, when I called the Manager he quickly moved me to a quite room and even upgraded me to a newly refurbished room with flat screen TV, the new decor, and the new amenities which included a brew a cup coffee machine. I have always liked Swiss Hotel properties and this is one of the best. You won't go wrong. Oh yes, forgot to mention the 24 hour fitness and the large beautiful pool. It is one of the best facilities ever and the Blue Potato restaurant by the pool is an award winning restaurant that should not be thought of as just a place to have a bite by the pool. It is one of the few places I have ever seen with a full onsight open grill kitchen with 2 chefs preparing fresh asian and American dishes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

I found a great Dim Sum restaurant in the shopping mall just 5 minutes from the hotel on the 3rd floor. Of course if you really want a fun and cheep way to eat go to China Town. There are food stalls everywhere and you can graze from stand to stand and have all you could possibly eat for a few dollars. Night life abounds on the Quay. You can literally find every thing from burgers and tacos to Italian, Seafood, French, Indian and everything inbetween. One place I found right outside the hotel offered 2 for 1 beers and set lunch and dinner prices. I had a complete 1/2 rost chicken and 2 pints of German beer for a very fair price. The owners are locals and visit every table to make sure everthing is ok. Oye yes, I forgot, for years Singapore has been know to be unfriendly to the LGBT community but that is no more. In fact, at this hotel I thought, gosh there seem to be a fair number of LGBT people here, both staying and working. Then I googled LGBT Singapore and found that this hotel was listed as one of the best LGBT friendly hotels. Oh yes, there are many LGBT places very close. Don't be afraid to ask. Singapore has opened itself to the pink dollar.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Romer
Business
San Jose, CA, USA
Oct 3, 2011

Great experience!

Room and service were excellent, and the best location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pakicouple
Karachi, Pakistan
May 20, 2011

Geat

Very nice hotel! Defintely looking forward to staying there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Flying_Bubba
Business
NE Ohio (NEO)
May 16, 2010

Nice 4 star hotel, great for the price

I have stayed here many times in the past few years. If you are looking for a reasonably priced 4-star hotel in an excellent location, this is it. The rooms are small, but big enough to hang out and work or for two to get ready for a night on the town. The location is great if you want to be close the Clark Quay for entertainment and eating, the MRT is right down stairs, Chinatown and Boat Quay are only 3 minute walks, and downtown is only a 15 minute walk or a short cab ride. All-in-all this is really great hotel. The rooms are very clean and up-to-date. The staff is friendly and very helpful. This hotel is much better than many other 4-stars in Singapore and considerably less expensive than any of the 5-stars that aren't in need of a renovation. I have tried everything from the budget hotels to the high-end 5-star hotels in SGP, but this one fits the bill for a short stay, especially if you have a moderate budget. The budget hotels are a lot cheaper, but there is a huge drop in quality and services, and the 5-stars are considerably more expensive for marginally better accommodations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Clark Qauy is a great place for a night out without being hassled, unlike Boat Quay.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JNK883
Business
Cork
Nov 28, 2012

I want to go back

From the moment I check to the moment I left I felt like I was at home. I do not know how this is not 5 star. Everyone was so friendly and the service was excellent. The room was so comfortable and great views of Singapore. I couldn't find fault with anything and I will definitely be back there next time I stay in Singapore. Every member of staff I dealt with were so friendly and anything I asked they went out of their way to help. Location was great and everything you could walk to. Thanks for a great stay and my 2 great night sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
4betty
Dutchess County NY
Feb 23, 2013

Terrific hotel in a prime location. Highly recommended.

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay at the Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore. The hotel is beautifully designed, with colonial Singapore decor in the public areas and modern decor in the rooms. The reception desk staff, bellmen and concierges were very helpful and professional. The hotel seems very well run and managed. It would be nice if the computers in the business center were free, as in many US hotels. The hotel has a perfect location, across from a mall with a MRT station, and next to Clarke Quay, which has many cafes, restaurants and the iconic bumboat rides. In the mall is a great little restaurant named Swissmade, which serves excellent breakfasts, at a reasonable cost. The beautiful, ultra modern, air conditioned MRT station allowed us to easily access a number of Singapore sights. The only negatives were a limited selection of western food on the hotel's dining room dinner menu and waiting a long time for hot water in the 9th floor bathroom sink. The shower quickly warmed up, however. We highly recommend this hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the MRT station at Clarke Quay to get around Singapore and see the major sights.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John R Traveller
Reading UK
Feb 27, 2014

Great Hotel

Great hotel in superb location by Singapore River. Rooms looking a bit tired but well maintained. Friendly staff. have stayed here many times.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
hui hui
Business
beijing china
Sep 13, 2014

very good & comfortable hotel

amazing location just near to the river. there are many resturatnts nearby including Jumboo. it's also near to the subway station and central shopping mall. very convenient for shopping, dinner and taking subway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

several mininuts

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